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Harjinder Millington is now a Hippodrome trustee

Trio of trustees join Hippodrome Theatre Trust

New faces will bring experience of law, business, politics and the creative sector to trust which runs popular Birmingham theatre

Conservative Party Conference: Give us a better devolution deal Mrs May and we will deliver says West Midlands

West Midlands Combined Authority  chairman Bob Sleigh makes the plea in an open letter to the Prime Minister ahead of the Tory party conference in Birmingham.

Sion Simon, Labour mayoral candidate for the West Midlands

Expanding Birmingham Airport will be Labour mayor candidate Sion Simon's priority

Labour mayor candidate Sion Simon sets out his vision for Birmingham and the West Midlands

The comparison between the M6 Toll and the M6

Let's take over the M6 Toll and make it free says mayoral front-runner

Labour mayoral candidate Sion Simon will nationalise M6 Toll road and open it up to ease congestion on the West Midlands road network

How the Conservatives can’t stop banging on about Europe

The 12,000 Conservative Party Conference goers arriving in Birmingham this weekend can attend scores of debates, speeches and presentations on Brexit and the referendum fall out

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips interviewed by Channel 4 News

Jess Phillips: I'll never leave the Labour Party

Birmingham MP who said she'd find it difficult to continue if Jeremy Corbyn wins says Labour is her home

Longbridge exit down to 'Brexit vote and flawed business model'

Aston University professor David Bailey on the reasons behind SAIC's decision to end car production in Longbridge

A Midland Metro tram stop has been given a new name

Complaints from confused tram passengers prompts transport bosses to consider name change

Petition launched to save Birmingham city centre's oldest tree

The 140-year-old tree is earmarked for the chop when work begins on the Metro extension

Tributes to children's home campaigner and politician who put residents first

Former councillor Reg Corns was raised in a Birmingham Middlemore Children’s Home and was a passionate advocate for vulnerable children throughout his political life.

Rugby legend Martin Johnson at launch of Vélo Birmingham

Why rugby hero Martin Johnson is backing Vélo Birmingham

World Cup victory captain Martin Johnson is an ambassador for Birmingham's inaugural 100 mile closed road sportive

Potholes on Highters Heath Lane

'Marriage guidance' needed in row over potholes and poor road repairs

Transport watchdog committee told that talks between Birmignham City Council and Amey to resolve disputes are ongoing

Wanted: Individual to save failing children's department

Probably the hardest job in British local government - overseeing Birmingham’s child protection services after almost a decade of failure.

Zafar Iqbal gives up his spare time to work in the community.

Labour will take no action against councillor whose Facebook shared racist film

Labour says it accepts explanation of councillor who says he doesn't know how his Facebook account shared a racist film claiming a Jewish conspiracy controls the world

Nursery schools are under threat

Birmingham's nursery schools could be forced to close in funding crisis, warn heads

Funding for Birmingham nursery schools to be cut in half - and they can't cope

Birmingham education bosses pledge to rebuild trust

City council chiefs keen to mend bridges with parents of special needs children following a series of failures

Vélo Birmingham: Businesses urged to join city's exciting new cycling event

Check out full details of Vélo Birmingham officially launching at the Cycle Show at the NEC today (Thursday, 22 September)

Sajid Javid MP is leading a trade mission this week

Sajid Javid leads transatlantic trade mission

Communities Secretary is in the US and Canada this week will leaders from business and academia to help boost Midlands' profile abroad

£83m bid to tackle one of Birmingham's most congested roundabouts

It is a major bottleneck in the city’s road network, handling a whopping 56,000 vehicles a day

The Floozie in the Jacuzzi fountain sits in front of Birmingham Council House in Victoria Square

More cuts ahead as Birmingham City Council reveals new £37.5m black hole

Council officials are frantically looking for fresh savings, with Labour bosses admitting it is getting tougher to find places to make cuts.

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A Midland Metro tram stop has been given a new name

Rugby legend Martin Johnson at launch of Vélo Birmingham

Why rugby hero Martin Johnson is backing Vélo Birmingham

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Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor