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Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

Birmingham 'shoppers' tax' is scrapped - for now

Michele Wilby, BID executive director of the Colmore Business District
Birmingham City Council charge for business improvement districts would hit high streets, say Tories

Election set for men-only contests in parts of Birmingham

MP Andrew Mitchell
Voters in five West Midlands constituencies will not be given the chance to elect a female candidate.

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Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

Michele Wilby, BID executive director of the Colmore Business District

Birmingham 'shoppers' tax' is scrapped - for now

Birmingham City Council charge for business improvement districts would hit high streets, say Tories

MP Andrew Mitchell

Election set for men-only contests in parts of Birmingham

Voters in five West Midlands constituencies will not be given the chance to elect a female candidate.

Former Spitfire pilot Sid Cleaver.

RAF pilot Sid Cleaver: I saw the Spitfires and thought 'wow'

As Thinktank opens its doors to a new Spitfire Gallery Justine Halifax speaks to a former pilot

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker

Deloitte fine over Rover 'should go to workers'

Government backs calls for donation as accountants appeal pay-out.

Service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Varsity.

Veterans recall huge Allied air drop to cross the Rhine

A band of brothers reunited in the Midlands to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the turning points of the Second World War.

Birmingham City Council will now hold all-out elections in 2018 - the first time in 14 years

Give backbench councillors a say, authority is told

Backbench councillors from all parties must have a say in reforms to Birmingham city council.

City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs

Patient safety concerns at Midland hospital trust

Patient safety at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station

General Election 2015: Election fraud fears over missing voters

Almost 70,000 Birmingham voters have dropped off the electoral register since a strict new system was introduced.

Lichfield Cathedral

Push to propel Lichfield to cathedral elite league

Landmark Lichfield Cathedral is at the centre of a £20 million appeal to halt its disintegration.

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham leader says HS2 rail link on track despite Shadow Chancellor's claim it should be delayed

Birmingham leader Sir Albert Bore insists Birmingham to northern cities HS2 phase 2 link going ahead after Ed Balls said build HS3 first

Serco handed control of Birmingham's leisure centres

The company will design and build four new swimming pools at Erdington, Stechford Cascades, Icknield Port Loop, in Edgbaston, and Northfield

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron: Labour's high speed rail rethink is a "slap in the face" to Midlands

Prime Minister condemns Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls for saying new east-west rail line should come before completing HS2

St Philip's Square with the Crimean War Memorial, Birmingham Cathedral and NatWest Tower in the background

Birmingham Cathedral gets £500,000 grant to carry out vital internal repairs

300-year-old building is one of 30 English cathedrals to get a share of The First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

The Spitfire Gallery, Thinktank

First look at Birmingham's new Spitfire Gallery at Thinktank

The new gallery will explore the design, manufacture and use of the Spitfire and Hurricane

Nick Clegg was among the speakers at the Federation of Small Businesses conference in Birmingham

Osborne, Miliband and Clegg at Federation conference in Birmingham

Big beasts of politics try to woo small companies at Federation of Small Businesses event

Ed Balls speaks at the Labour Party Conference

Labour wants new east-west rail line before completing HS2, says Ed Balls

Plans for a high speed line linking Birmingham with Leeds and Manchester will take a back seat to proposals for a new east-west line under Labour, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has revealed

Keith Marsden, landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moseley

Birmingham pubs raise glass to new law that could bring down price of a pint

Pubs Code given final approval in Parliament, giving thousands of community pubs more power to buy beer without restrictions

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Anger as West Midlands MPs reject calls to delay HS2 after damning Lords report

Finance committee questions if £50 billion rail line is needed

'No convincing case' for HS2 says a House of Lords committee

'No convincing case' for HS2 says Lords' report

Cheaper options than HS2 for solving overcrowding on the railways have not been reviewed according to Lords Economic Affairs Committee

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Former Spitfire pilot Sid Cleaver.

RAF pilot Sid Cleaver: I saw the Spitfires and thought 'wow'

Photography trail covering three-mile stretch of Stratford Road on display this summer

Moat Farm, Tibberton, Worcestershire

Pictures: 16th century Worcestershire farmhouse with space-age potential

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