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Midland GPs struggle as 50,000 register in two years

South and central Birmingham surgeries have seen patients numbers grow by 3.4 per cent

Birmingham teenager bids to become UK's youngest councillor

Luke Holland, who just turned 18, is standing as an independent candidate in the Moseley and Kings Heath ward

Boris Johnson: Time for the Midlands to make up its mind

Mayor of London Boris Johnson
London Mayor Boris Johnson believes the West Midlands would benefit from combined authority

Naval bomber pilot who destroyed Italian cruiser against all odds

Solihull World War 2 pilot Ian Fraser, who has died
In 1942, Fraser was in 830 Naval Air Squadron, flying Albacore torpedo bombers, based on the besieged island of Malta.

Birmingham bids for 'European Capital of Running'

Birmingham
Birmingham is bidding to become the European Capital of Running with a pledge to get 5,000 couch potatoes pounding the streets to get fit.

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Birmingham teenager bids to become UK's youngest councillor

Luke Holland, who just turned 18, is standing as an independent candidate in the Moseley and Kings Heath ward

Primary school pupils

Saltley school one of best for boosting pupil success

Parkfield Community School, in Saltley, has been named one of the top in the country after helping boost the academic success of its disadvantaged pupils .

Birmingham Wholesale Market in 1978.

Nostalgic look at Birmingham Wholesale Markets ahead of £500m scheme

The markets site has a unique heritage and here we take a look back over its time as a thriving hub in the city centre

Energy on the Coalition backburner

It has to be said it's galling to see one of the Coalition parties hijack the "Great Charter of the Liberties" for political gain, when the Government's record on legal aid "reform" has seen justice disgracefully denied for many vulnerable people.

They say they're fighting for every vote - but the parties are targeting a few key seats

They don't like to talk about it but sometimes top politicians admit this general election campaign is really targeting a small number of voters

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Coun James Hutchings is one of six elected members stepping down at the 2015 Local Elections next month

Six Birmingham city councillors to step down at local elections

The Mailbox - home of the BBC in Birmingham

Backlash as BBC recruits just 1 in 50 staff in Birmingham

Birmingham Wholesale Market in 1978.

Nostalgic look at Birmingham Wholesale Markets ahead of £500m scheme

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Business Reporter
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