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Brummies spent 37 hours stck in traffic last year, new figures have revealed.

Diesel scrappage scheme call on National Clean Air Day

West Midlands Mayor lobbying Government to get diesel cars off the road reduce choking pollution in Birmingha

'No second night on streets' for city's rough sleepers

City council plans new policy to tackle problem of homelessness which has sky rocketed since 2011

200 Degrees Coffee, Colmore Row

Health clinic for men set up in Birmingham city centre cafe

Brummies can pop in for a free health MOT at 200 Degrees on Colmore Row during Men's Health Week


Cycle path 'will spoil' Woodgate Valley Country Park

 £728,000 cycle path through city nature reserve gets green light after challenge falters

CGI of the new MACC Care home in Erdington

Eighty jobs to be created at new £8m care home

MACC Care is planning to build home on the site of the old Hare and Hounds pub in Erdington

University of Birmingham spinout Linear Diagnostics has secured £300,000 funding

University of Birmingham spinout secures new funding

Linear Diagnostics will use capital injection to develop a product that can rapidly detect infections and resistance to antibiotics

General Election 2017: Health Service candidate says main parties have let Redditch down

Neal Stote aims to cause a ballot box shock

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

Comments made as Tory transport secretary Chris Grayling commits to further investment in cycling in Birmingham

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

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Cars parked during the school run on Wheelers Lane, Kings Heath

£100k war chest to tackle school run bust-ups

20mph speed limit

This is where the next 20mph roads are coming in Birmingham

The August 2011 riots

Police 'would struggle to cope with new riots' after budgets slashed to the bone, says top cop

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Editor (Agenda and Business)
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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
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Local Government Correspondent
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
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Political Editor