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Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy

Why Birmingham City Council has gagged staff on departure of chief executive

Opposition Tories hit out at Birmingham City Council  leadership vacuum following sudden departure of chief executive

CGI of new HS2 station in Birmingham

HS2 work to start after final hurdle cleared

Hybrid bill will receive Royal Assent today to pave the way for new £50bn high-speed rail line between central London and Birmingham

West Midlands Mayor salary revealed

An independent panel has proposed the sum in a briefing to the group of council leaders.

'Living roof' exterior of Magnolia House

Birmingham Children's Hospital unveils £1m bereavement centre

New sanctuary aims to offer a home from home for families who receive bad news about their loved ones

Innovation Birmingham Campus is set to almost double by 2020

Innovation Birmingham on hunt for backers to continue expansion

Investment-for-equity bid from campus as it seeks new financial support to almost double the size of technology park

Birmingham Children's Hospital.

This is how Birmingham Children's Hospital became outstanding

Chief executive Sarah-Jane Marsh revealed the secret to turning round the fortunes of the hospital

MP Michael Fabricant takes on 'rabble rousers' Lily Allen, Bob Geldof, Madonna and Sir Patrick Stewart

Luvvies who attack Donald Trump and Brexit offer 'mindless rage or empty platitudes' according to a Midlands MP

Zaynn, one of the patients at Birmingham Children's Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital secures major boost with 'outstanding' rating

This comes eight years after it faced damning criticism for substandard care

Labour MEP Michael Cashman

West Midlands member of House of Lords Michael Cashman says he'll vote to stop 'hard Brexit'

"We are living in a very dangerous period of this country’s history" says former West Midlands MEP Lord Cashman, as Lords begins debate on Brexit legislation

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

US sprinter Allyson Felix.

Yanks very much! USA athletics stars heading to Birmingham

Track and field performers preparing for IAAF World Championships

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

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid

Controversial business rate changes will boost Midlands economy, insists Sajid Javid

Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid insists tax changes will benefit Midlands employers as Government faces rebellion over impact on the south

National Express reduces bus fares in Black Country but not Birmingham

Operator says bus travel patterns are different in different parts of the West Midlands

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.

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CGI of new HS2 station in Birmingham

HS2 work to start after final hurdle cleared

West Midlands Mayor salary revealed

'Living roof' exterior of Magnolia House

Birmingham Children's Hospital unveils £1m bereavement centre

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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