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An Airbus A380 arriving at Birmingham Airport

Massive expansion of Birmingham Airport could double passenger capacity to 55 million

After the Government backs a third runway at Heathrow, West Midlands politicians want to expand Birmingham Airport - and that's likely to mean a new runway

An aircraft takes of over Heathrow's Terminal 5

Heathrow third runway approved at last

Government approves Heathrow expansion but critics call for expansion at Birmingham.

Andy Burnham, candidate for Mayor of Manchester

Manchester mayor candidate Andy Burnham complains the Midlands is replacing the Northern Powerhouse

The Government used to focus its attention on the Northern Powerhouse - but now it cares more about the Midlands, according to one of the North's most senior politicians

UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge

West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge pulls out of UKIP leadership contest

Bill Etheridge is quitting the UKIP leadership race and will support candidate Paul Nuttall instead.

An Airbus A380 arriving at Birmingham Airport

Head of government's Airports Commission suggests second runway for Birmingham Airport

Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the Airports Commission, says the HS2 high speed rail line boosts the case for a second runway at Birmingham Airport

Children enjoying themselves at a nursery

Heads take fight to save Birmingham nursery schools to Westminster

Birmingham nursery school heads are to meet Government Ministers this week to discuss funding fears

A 'March for Europe' rally in London

Party promising to overturn Brexit would beat Labour and UKIP in a general election

A party dedicated to keeping Britain IN the European Union would beat Labour and UKIP in a general election, new poll finds

Boris bikes in London

Free bikes scheme for Sutton Park - but there's a catch

Cycle loan scheme among series of ambitious plans outlined by Sutton Coldfield's new Town Council.

White Swan pub, part of Connaught Square development

Brummies demand family homes at giant scheme near Bullring

Apartments planned as part of a major Birmingham city centre development should be large and within the price range of Brummie families say readers


New powers to stop more pubs opening in Digbeth and Erdington

New powers to control and limit pubs and off-licences in Erdington town centre and Digbeth adopted following complaints from residents, police and public health officials.

Inside Birmingham Oratory in Edgbaston which is now on the 'At Risk' register

JRR Tolkien's childhood church added to 'At Risk' register

Historic England lists Birmingham Oratory in Edgbaston among those sites deemed to be in danger

Birmingham Children's Hospital DOUBLES patient parking charges

Patients charged an average of £2 per hour to visit city centre hospital, up from £1 last year

Maxine Hambleton died aged 18 when a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town

Why the Birmingham Pub Bombing families need legal funding now

With new inquests set to begin, Mail Political Editor Jonathan Walker says the Government must act to ensure families of the Birmingham Pub Bombing victims get help with legal fees

Sir Philip Green

MPs want to take ex-BHS boss Sir Philip Green's knighthood away

Billionaire former boss of BHS should lose his knighthood, say MPs

An artist's impression of proposals for the HS2 Interchange Station near Birmingham Airport

HS2 welcomes back former director as interim CEO

Roy Hill will step into the top job as the hunt continues to find a permanent replacement for departing chief executive

A smaller proportion of the population is in work in the West Midlands

Biggest challenge for West Midlands mayor is getting people into work

Cutting the West Midlands' low rate of employment is the biggest challenge for the region's first directly-elected mayor.

The Midlands has been promised a huge package of road upgrades

What's happened to the West Midlands' missing road schemes?

The Government promised to spend £1.4 billion improving the region's roads, but it hasn't happened so far

Council refusing £65m payment for 'wasteful' pension fund

City council Labour leader John Clancy is refusing to pay next year’s top up and use £65 million instead to protect services from further Government funding cuts.

The M6 is notorious for lengthy delays

The M6 stretch Midland commuters are stuck on for 17 hours a year

New research says one section of notorious motorway is causing drivers to lose more than half a day in jams

Council could move OUT of Birmingham's famous Council House

Change could bring decision-making closer to voters, say bosses

Videos & Photos

White Swan pub, part of Connaught Square development

Brummies demand family homes at giant scheme near Bullring

Enormous housing scheme unveiled a stone's throw from Bullring

Early morning site visit to large traveller encampment set up over night in Selly Oak Park.

Powers to evict travellers within 24 hours set to be adopted in Birmingham

In This Week's Paper


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