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Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron: Labour's high speed rail rethink is a "slap in the face" to Midlands

Prime Minister condemns Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls for saying new east-west rail line should come before completing HS2

Pictures: 16th century Worcestershire farmhouse with space-age potential

Moat Farm, Tibberton, Worcestershire
Extension could be in dramatic contrast to the black and white timber-framed house, both in look and shape

Birmingham Cathedral gets £500,000 grant to carry out vital internal repairs

St Philip's Square with the Crimean War Memorial, Birmingham Cathedral and NatWest Tower in the background
300-year-old building is one of 30 English cathedrals to receive funding from The First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

Labour wants new east-west rail line before completing HS2, says Ed Balls

Ed Balls speaks at the Labour Party Conference
Plans for a high speed line linking Birmingham with Leeds and Manchester will take a back seat to proposals for a new east-west line under Labour, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has revealed

First look at Birmingham's new Spitfire Gallery at Thinktank

The Spitfire Gallery, Thinktank
The new gallery will explore the design, manufacture and use of the Spitfire and Hurricane
Alexandra Hospital

Report calls for Alexandra Hospital's directors to stand down

A report into the management of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch has called on the Board of Directors to resign as the 'crisis' into the hospital's future continues.

Selly Oak has been plagued by student house extensions in recent years

Time for Birmingham to put its houses in order over blots on the landscape

The Selly Oak Community Partnership has made very reasonable objections to the general trend which sees family homes sacrificed and converted into student digs.

CGI of Lumina, work on which could start within next 12 to 18 months

Sterling confident on Lumina and Great Charles Square

Head of property firm behind key regeneration sites is bullish over their futures but keen to pin down pre-let on Lumina

Protesters wearing Alex Salmond masks outside the ICC in Birmingham

Tax rows, scare tactics - and the SNP bogeyman

The Tories will try to capitalise on threats by the SNP's Alex Salmond to persuade Labour over policy

Time for Birmingham to put its houses in order over blots on the landscape

Selly Oak has been plagued by student house extensions in recent years
The Selly Oak Community Partnership has made very reasonable objections to the general trend which sees family homes sacrificed and converted into student digs.

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Moat Farm, Tibberton, Worcestershire

Pictures: 16th century Worcestershire farmhouse with space-age potential

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron: Labour's high speed rail rethink is a "slap in the face" to Midlands

St Philip's Square with the Crimean War Memorial, Birmingham Cathedral and NatWest Tower in the background

Birmingham Cathedral gets £500,000 grant to carry out vital internal repairs

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