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Is anyone actually running Birmingham City Council?

Serious questions are now being asked over who is running Birmingham City Council following the shock departure of chief executive Mark Rogers.

Canadian Geese on the move in Swanshurst Park, Billesley

Geese are spoiling our parks - we need some action

MPs want to tackle seagull menace, but they should be looking at the wild geese too

Elect the right mayor of the West Midlands - or we'll become a basket case

You may not be aware, but there is a big election coming this spring - and the Birmingham Mail is here to help you make an informed decision

President Donald Trump could address a rally in Birmingham.

You're welcome in Birmingham, President Trump, but listen and learn from our city

You're welcome to come to Birmingham, Mr Trump...

Labour mayor candidate Sion Simon launches his election campaign

Labour is stealing UKIP's thunder and members are nervous

Labour mayoral candidate has been throwing around Leave campaign's Take Back Control slogan – to show how he plans to defend the West Midlands from London interference and meddling.

These council cuts are a step too far

After six years of cuts valued services really do seem to be on the brink

Manchester - is it the Second City after all?

They love London and they've discovered the North, but politicians forget the Midlands exists

Conservatives and Labour have big plans for the North, but less to say about the Midlands

Now is the time to test a Universal Basic Income for all

Green Party West Midlands mayor candidate backs pilot of revolutionary policy to tackle low pay, automation, job insecurity and the complex benefits system

The West Midlands must be involved in Brexit negotiations

From Warwick to Walmley, we must be heard on Brexit deal

While Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as devolved nations within the UK,  are being directly consulted on our Brexit deal, the large English regions are not.

Archway of Tears at City Hospital

Find a developer who can save this piece of Brum's social history

Demolition of the historic The Archway of Tears has been approved but the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS does not have to do it

Cannon Hill Park

The lungs of the city

Peter Shirley assesses the potential fallout from council budgets cuts and their possible impact on Birmingham's green and open spaces

Why are we here? The awards no Brummie politician wants to win

Back by 'popular' demand are the annual 'awards' which the members of Birmingham City Council would rather not win

Begging for answers on homelessness

Watchdog committee enquired what services would be withdrawn and what impact it would have. Meanwhile we seem to have some very capable candidates for mayor.

Passengers wait for a train

Investment in rail and metro, not the M6 Toll, will make the real difference

Conservative candidate for West Midlands Mayor Andy Street pledges to make opening the Black Country Metro extension and Camp Hill rail line a priority for his first term

Why homelessness threatens to split Birmingham's Labour group

There was a Labour group rebellion over a proposed £10 million cut to the supporting people fund

A New Town will emerge anyway, so why not start planning for it now

Birmingham development plan targets Sutton Coldfield green belt - but something more radical is needed to meet demand

Deborah Cane, Collections Care officer, gives Lucifer a clean after his move to the round room at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

A new Museum for Birmingham

Birmingham Museum Trust chairman Ian Grosvenor and director Ellen McAdam outline their vision for the future of the city's historic Museum and Art Gallery

The Chanceller blew his chance to deal with housing crisis

Progress on devolution, poor on housing and social care. Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy responds to Autumn Statement

City budget crisis suggests very dark days ahead

Cabinet members and managers have held a series of strained meetings to discuss where the axe might fall and so far very little detail has emerged.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage

If anyone deserves a peerage it's Nigel Farage

Brexit remainers shouldn't be bitter - nobody's achieved more than Nigel.

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

Birmingham City Council will struggle to deliver budget cuts warns expert panel

Major Birmingham housing plan set to be thrown out

Tory candidate Andy Street promises 'no repeat' of Sutton Coldfield green belt grab

In This Week's Paper


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