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BBC Travel: This is why the BBC has closed its traffic and travel site

The broadcaster shut down the site this month as part of a plan to save £15 million

Mark Rogers

Replacing chief executive Mark Rogers 'won't solve Birmingham City Council's problems'

Birmingham MP responds to news that the city council's chief executive is going

Revealed: This is what Birmingham's new two-way cycle lanes will look like

Consultation launches into plans to turn 2.5 miles of busy commuter route into a more friendly place for cyclists

Mark Rogers

Birmingham City Council chief executive Mark Rogers to leave

Birmingham City Council has been plunged into chaos by the imminent departure

We asked West Midlands mayor candidates for their favourite joke - here's what happened

Amid all the questions about transport, jobs and health we asked our mayoral candidates to be funny

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair during his speech on Brexit at an Open Britain event in central London.

Tony Blair urges pro-Europeans to 'rise up' and stop Brexit

Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair's plea to fight against Brexit appears to be rejected by Labour MPs

Birmingham ready to take 79 lone child refugees despite 'scandalous' Government u-turn

Government suggested councils had reached the limit for lone child refugees after cutting Dubs scheme, but Birmingham says it has capacity for more.


Aldi Great Barr store plan rejected

The company was told that its plans for the site next to the Asda store on Queslett Road would add to the already bad traffic in the area and lead to the loss of woodland.

Shoppers at Debenhams in the Bullring

Revealed: 360 firms named and shamed for cheating workers out of minimum wage

Retail giant Debenhams was accused of failing to pay almost £135,000 to just under 12,000 workers

I'll run public services like I ran John Lewis says Tory mayor candidate

Former boss of retailer wants to bring worker as shareholder principles to the public sector in the West Midlands - with care services and youth employment initiatives top of his list

Have your say as West Midlands Mayor hustings announced

Birmingham Mail offering readers the chance to quiz candidates ahead of region's first ever metro mayor election

Government allocates £40 million to fight child abuse

Birmingham and Coventry universities help lead fight against child abuse

West Midlands academics are helping create a £7.5 million national centre for police, social workers and health staff preventing child abuse and trafficking

Anna's attacker is said to have worked at a taxi firm she helped at.

More than 500 old taxis to be forced off Birmingham streets - and drivers are not happy

Drivers demand more time and financial help to replace old diesel taxis

Barry Henley is not a fan of Birmingham's 20th century architecture like Central Library

Opinion: Don't call me a philistine

Planning committee member Coun Barry Henley defends his stance on Birmingham's mid-20th century architecture - something he's not a fan of

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

Birmingham's air is so bad the European Union has waded in

Birmingham one of 16 UK cities told to clean up its act

Pledge to create £1m fund to battle drugs and crime

Labour's mayoral candidate  Siôn Simon says it is part of his plan to tackle 'everyday crime' if he is elected in May

Protests in Victoria Square against budget cuts proposed to welfare services by Birmingham City Council

Birmingham protesters 'fed up' with cuts to services for vulnerable people

Hundreds of people gathered outside Birmingham City Council to protest against cuts to services for the vulnerable, homeless and those with mental health problems

Birmingham council 'wasteful' on services say opposition leaders

Tory and Lib Dem councillors accuse city council leaders of moving money and cuts around rather than making genuine savings

A promotional picture of Lego Factory at the Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester

Killjoy residents want Birmingham's Legoland stopped - because of sound of happy children

Apartment block's representative says noise from crowds of children going to new Lego centre at Barclaycard Arena  will upset residents

Why Stirchley protesters don't want Lidl store

Protests as residents call on budget supermarket chain to think over its plan for Stirchley store

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Official piracy experts explain whether Kodi is legal or not

BBC Travel: This is why the BBC has closed its traffic and travel site

US sprinter Allyson Felix.

Yanks very much! USA athletics stars heading to Birmingham

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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
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Local Government Correspondent
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Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
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Political Editor