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The picturesque Cannon Hill Park

Plans to charge for parking at Cannon Hill Park blocked

Proposals for £2 and £3 charges put on hold following challenge from council backbenchers

British gymnast Kristian Thomas competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games

It's Birmingham V Liverpool in battle to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

London and Manchester dropped out - so now we just have to see off Liverpool

Theresa May announces social care funding reforms to help elderly pass on inheritance to loved ones

Theresa May is launching the Conservative manifesto with plans to ensure the elderly aren't forced to spend their life savings paying for social care

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron

Liberal Democrat manifesto: A tax rise to fund the NHS and £4 million for Birmingham schools

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says Theresa May is going to win the election but he wants to be leader of the opposition.

We'll fight to end rough sleeping says mayor's new task force

Charities, councils and housing experts brought together by new mayor to end rough sleeping in the region

Why Moseley won't be getting £2 million health centre

New health centre scrapped due to lack of interest from GPs and new plans put forward

Traffic congestion near The Scott Arms in Great Barr.

Mayor could bring in toxin tax on private diesel cars to combat lethal pollution

Currently measures to combat Birmingham's dangerous pollution levels may not go far enough says Andy Street.

Boris Johnson with Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, on bikes outside London's City Hall in 2011.

Why there will be no 'Boris Bikes' scheme for Birmingham

City centre is just not big enough to make it work, says new mayor

Parking at Good Hope Hospital

Labour will axe hospital car parking charges if it wins the general election

Jeremy Corbyn's pledge to end hospital parking charges comes after one Birmingham and Solihull trust charged £4.8 million in one year

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street: I'll tackle homelessness and rough sleeping

New West Midlands Mayor says that he will  get to work on tackling the issue this week

The Midland Metropolitan Hospital will take in services from City and Sandwell hospitals.

Labour would press ahead with new £350 million Black Country hospital

Labour rejects claims it would halt the construction of the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Cure Leukaemia chief executive James McLaughlin (left) and Simon Wills, lead architect with PHD Architects

Birmingham cancer centre to undergo £3.2m expansion

Work to start imminently on new wing for pioneering centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Government bid to delay action on lethal pollution in Birmingham rejected by courts

Government bid to put off pollution busting plan until after general election rejected by High Court as it is public health emergency

Rush UK trampoline jumpers

Trampoline park rejected on health and safety grounds - but it's not why you think

City planners rule disused factory unit not suitable for trampoline centre after Health and Safety Executive intervene

Lucky to be alive: Mike Wood, Tory MP for Dudley South

MP Mike Wood who almost died from killer blood condition tells Theresa May better treatment is needed

MP says Midland doctors and nurses saved his life but tells Prime Minister Theresa May that thousands of others are not as lucky

Nurses pay has been cut, once inflation is taken into account

General election: Labour promises a pay rise for nurses

A Labour government would end the Government's 1% pay cap on nurses salaries

The university's new sports complex and pool will open next month

Opening date revealed for Birmingham's new 50m swimming pool

University of Birmingham unveils long-delayed launch date of new £55m sports complex

Why cycle investment will be increased whoever becomes West Midlands mayor

Candidates across the board pledge to increase spending on cycling to boost health and tackle traffic congestion

Fitness First closure paves way for controversial new Lidl

Budget supermarket group handed a boost after landlord serves notice on gym in Stirchley as it strives to sell building

Cycling to work cuts risk of cancer and heart disease by almost half - experts

Brum's cycle city plans are underpinned by new health stats

Videos & Photos

The route has been confirmed for the first HSBC UK City Ride through Birmingham

Conservative candidate admits she wouldn't feel safe cycling in Birmingham

General Election 2017 odds: Bookies predicting Labour to lose THREE Birmingham seats

The Airbus a380 arriving at Birmingham Airport, the Airbus is the one the worlds largest aircraft and operated by Emirates who are about to launch a regular service.

A look inside the Airbus A380 planes flying from Birmingham Airport

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor