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Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London

West Midlands' exports rise despite UK-wide fall

Paul Noon, UKTI's regional director for the West Midlands
The region enjoyed its sixth consecutive year of export growth in 2014 on the back of success stories like Jaguar Land Rover and JCB

MP takes BBC Midlands fair share campaign to Parliament

Steve McCabe MP
Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe has called for a parliamentary debate after it emerged less than nine per cent of BBC licence fee money raised in the Midlands was spent here

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Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London

Paul Noon, UKTI's regional director for the West Midlands

West Midlands' exports rise despite UK-wide fall

The region enjoyed its sixth consecutive year of export growth in 2014 on the back of success stories like Jaguar Land Rover and JCB

Steve McCabe MP

MP takes BBC Midlands fair share campaign to Parliament

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe has called for a parliamentary debate after it emerged less than nine per cent of BBC licence fee money raised in the Midlands was spent here

General Election 2015 survey: Help us produce a Manifesto for Birmingham

The Birmingham Post is today launching a survey to find out what our readers want.

Birmingham is now starting to thrive after overcoming a deliberate policy to undermine the city following the Second World War

Birmingham finally bouncing back after 70 years says Centre for Cities

City is now finally overturning a deliberate policy to stifle economic growth lasting seven decades as influential thinktank reveals Birmingham is finally becoming a boom town again

BBC has come under fire over its spending in the region following the launch of the Post's campaign

Petition calls on Sajid Javid to oppose BBC Charter unless Midlands gets fair share

New online bid from the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands urges Culture Secretary to stand against charter unless corporation invests in the region

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore says the authority could be at the vanguard of change

City council could be 'at vanguard' of 21st century change

Leader Sir Albert Bore has argued the focus on dealing with city's shortcomings has given local authority the push to implement changes

Andrew Mitchell outside his north London home

'Plebgate' officer accepts £80,000 damages

The conclusion of PC Toby Rowland’s defamation case against the MP has been announced at the High Court

Northwood Street Car Park in the Jewellery Quarter is one of several city council-owned sites sold at auction

Birmingham City Council raises over £800k with car park sales

Successful auction for troubled authority as continues to dispose of its assets with car parks being sold way above guide price

Protesters hijack city council budget meeting

Campaigners chant 'shame on you' as authority's leaders clash over £105m cuts to services including Library of Birmingham

The Smethwick Engine at Thinktank

World's oldest working steam engine is Birmingham Museums Trust's Object of the Month for March

The engine becomes the third of a series of objects of the month the museum will be unveiling through the Post to highlight the finest civic collection in England

1100s line up at the Heritage Motor Centre - one of nine sites to share in £3m worth of Arts Council England funding

West Midlands museums to share £3m funding boost

Nine sites including Birmingham Museums Trust to share investment which will help museums make the most of development opportunities

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

£30m boost to Birmingham cycling scene

The city council has been awarded a £22.1 million Department for Transport grant which, topped up with £7.9 million local funding

Gisela Stuart

Labour MP suggests coalition deal - with the Conservatives

If there's a hung Parliament after May 7's general election then Labour could form a Government in coalition with the Tories, says Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart

Nir Erez, founder of Moovit, with VP Alex Torres

Public transport app Moovit launches in the Midlands

The launch follows a test phase which saw 40,000 people trialling the app throughout the region

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Skyride Birmingham: City council steps up search for replacement event

Last month the city council said it was unable to host a Skyride event in Cannon Hill Park

A vintage Land Rover, once owned by the Wilks family, in action on the famous Jungle Track at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull

End of the road draws near for Land Rover Defender

As the clock ticks down on the last year of production of the Land Rover Defender, Enda Mullen visits the production line in Solihull

Packington Landfill in the 80's.

End of an era for Packington Landfill

It has been announced that the Packington Landfill Site is going to close - but the new geological feature created by earth movements, will remain for ever.

Capita partnership recycling Birmingham council money unless it finds new customers

The city council's joint venture with Service Birmingham should be torn up unless more IT packages can be sold to outside agencies.

Health chiefs deny fluoridation has led to thyroid conditions

Researchers investigated GP surgeries in the West Midlands which has the highest levels of water fluoridation in the country.

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City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Former Gun Quarter factory to make way for student flats

Steve McCabe MP

MP takes BBC Midlands fair share campaign to Parliament

CGI of Dandara's apartment block which will be built next to Alpha Tower after planners gave it the green light

Green light for Dandara's vision for V Building site

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