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Grand Central and New Street 'will be ready' vows Network Rail chief

Look inside the vast new railway station and shopping centre just over two months ahead of launch reveals a busy building site

BBC may be told to invest in Midlands as part of Charter review, says Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

The Post's campaign calling for a fair deal from the BBC
Concerns that the BBC is failing to give the West Midlands a fair share of investment will be considered in the review of the BBC Charter which must be renewed next year, the Culture Secretary has told MPs

Birmingham families face up to £6k drop in benefits

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce a new cut in benefits
Announcement in this week's Budget could see benefit claimants in the city lose thousands under new scheme to encourage work

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Grand Central and New Street 'will be ready' vows Network Rail chief

Look inside the vast new railway station and shopping centre just over two months ahead of launch reveals a busy building site

The Post's campaign calling for a fair deal from the BBC

BBC may be told to invest in Midlands as part of Charter review, says Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

Concerns that the BBC is failing to give the West Midlands a fair share of investment will be considered in the review of the BBC Charter which must be renewed next year, the Culture Secretary has told MPs

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce a new cut in benefits

Birmingham families face up to £6k drop in benefits

Announcement in this week's Budget could see benefit claimants in the city lose thousands under new scheme to encourage work

Council leaders have come under fire for deciding not to use the name Greater Birmingham

West Midlands Combined Authority under fire over name choice

MP hits out at decision to omit Greater Birmingham from title of new super-council and more reaction following body's official launch

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore

Sir Albert Bore says no dissent over 'Greater Birmingham' authority name

Leader of Birmingham City Council insists everyone was on board when coming to the decision to name new body West Midlands Combined Authority

The West Midlands is set to have a new combined authority next year

West Midlands Combined Authority launches official plans

Leaders of the seven councils unveil 'prospectus' detailing how the new super-council will be run

Springfield Primary School in Moseley has come under fire from Ofsted

Trojan Horse school's governing body to be removed

Leaders of  Springfield Primary School in Moseley under fire from government inspectors following latest visit from watchdog Ofsted

John Lewis will open on September 24 along with Grand Central and the completed New Street station

John Lewis and New Street opening dates announced

Developers confirm when new department store and Grand Central shopping centre will open in addition to completion of new-look railway station

Winner and runners-up from UK heat of the ClimateLaunchpad competition, together with the three judges

Innovation Birmingham hosts UK final of European green tech competition

Worcestershire company Littewood comes runner-up in event which showcases the latest developments in making technology better for the environment

Sarah Jane Marsh is to take over the running of two Birmingham hospitals

Birmingham hospitals merger a step closer with dual role boss

Chief executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital appointed to run Birmingham Women's Hospital too

New Street Station re-development.

The vision that signalled the end of old New Street

Half a century ago work started to demolish Birmingham's famous old New Street station as planners envisioned a sleek, modern city of the future

Protesters against fracking gather outside Preston County Hall

Energy boss: We won’t give up on gas fracking plant

Midland shale gas fracking company Cuadrilla, could appeal after council reject wells.

MP Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne vows sit-in if HS2 railroads deal to use land for jobs

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has condemned HS2 Ltd for failing to listen to the concerns of Birmingham City Council and MPs.

Jess Phillips, the newly elected MP for Yardley

Region's MPs keep it in the family as claims revealed

Commons publishes allowances and interests

Historic Warwick is the third most expensive area in Britain outside London and the South East

Midland towns most expensive to live outside the South East

Solihull, Warwick and Leamington Spa are among the dearest places to buy in Britain.

Friends of the Earth in Birmingham wants to see everything, including garden waste, recycled

Friends of the Earth launches bid for Birmingham zero waste strategy

Campaign group is lobbying the city council to adopt a more hard-line approach to waste recycling

Bike giveaway: Council cabinet member for sustainability Lisa Trickett with Phil Woodward of Raleigh

Off yer bike: West Midlands among lowest numbers of UK cyclists, with Birmingham in decline

City council argues Birmingham Cycle Revolution, which is seeing £60 million invested in ‘bike-friendly’ initiatives over six years to 2018, will see decline reversed

Special planning policy to tackle crowded Birmingham suburb gets council approval

Residents and businesses demanded action to stop the spread of student houses and traffic and parking chaos

Bordesley Green is one of four campuses to stage a staff walkout tomorrow

South & City College Birmingham staff to stage mass walkout

Rising anger over plans to axe 34 jobs as cuts in region's higher education sector continue to bite

Chris Keates, general secretary of NASUWT, says it was inevitable pupil premium funding would have little impact

'Inevitable' cash for poorer pupils would fail says NASUWT

New report from National Audit Office on pupil premium funding finds the cash has yet to make an impact

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Grand Central and New Street 'will be ready' vows Network Rail chief

The Post's campaign calling for a fair deal from the BBC

BBC may be told to invest in Midlands as part of Charter review, says Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

John Lewis will open on September 24 along with Grand Central and the completed New Street station

John Lewis and New Street opening dates announced

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