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UKIP leader Nigel Farage

UKIP will only go so far before it's turned back

Nigel Farage's party certainly gets its fair share of headlines, but will that convert into actual seats come next May?

Is it time to head back to Whitehall with the begging bowl?

Eric Pickles
Perhaps the biggest threat is the soaring cost of child protection – the priority service for the city

Fair game to probe Premier League's TV deals

West Ham United v Aston Villa
Bid to get more football on the box at lower cost to supporters.

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage

UKIP will only go so far before it's turned back

Nigel Farage's party certainly gets its fair share of headlines, but will that convert into actual seats come next May?

Eric Pickles

Is it time to head back to Whitehall with the begging bowl?

Perhaps the biggest threat is the soaring cost of child protection – the priority service for the city

West Ham United v Aston Villa

Fair game to probe Premier League's TV deals

Bid to get more football on the box at lower cost to supporters.

The video footage allegedly showing Steven Sotkoff’s beheading

Radicalisation at home is battle we all need to fight

Midland MP Khalid Mahmood has warned that increased terrorist activity abroad makes it easier for extremists to recruit young people to their cause here.

Rows of houses to rent in Selly Oak, near the University of Birmingham

Time for Birmingham council to tell landlords to get their houses in order

A new planning policy for Selly Oak has seen an acceleration in building activity as landlords try to get their house extensions finished.

The queue for voting in Romanian President outside the Birmingham Council House.

Birmingham had never seen so many voters - but guess who they were voting for...

Romanians queue around Birmingham City Council House for their Presidential elections.

Super-rich Norway has pulled plug on Winter Olympics 2022 bid

Oslo was the prospective venue for the Winter Olympics in 2022, before the Norwegian government decided against the £2billion investment.

Greater Birmingham road sign

Time to abandon the concept of "Greater Birmingham" once and for all

It would be silly if the long-sought after goal of greater unity within the West Midlands is put at risk because of hang-ups over a name.

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Peter Sharkey: Ashes Test match special for city with a fortune forecasted

Edgbaston Stadium and Marketing Birmingham announced that next year's Third Ashes Test could provide a boost in excess of £26 million to the local economy.

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley

MP John Hemming is often a beacon of truth

Many have doubted Birmingham MP John Hemming's causes - until he is proved right.

Randy Lerner

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

Shop units converted from an old factory in Fargo Village

Joe Holyoak: Ordinary architecture can be out of the ordinary

Big, expensive architecture was in the news as the Library of Birmingham lost out in the Stirling Prize.

Money

Jonathan Walker: Time to think the unthinkable on councillors' pay

Holding down a job and being a councillor leaves precious little time for the other important things in life.

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication over steps the mark with highly political content

Criticism, the £600,000 cost of publication, and tensions within the former Tory-Lib Dem coalition led to Birmingham City Council's Forward publication being axed as a regular newspaper in 2009.

Chris Froome

Peter Sharkey: Cycle stars on road to riches as big sponsors up the ante

New €1m prize pot idea just the beginning of cycling's resurgence

Chris Kiwomya the head coach / manager of Notts County celebrates at full time

Chris Game: Football clubs can't bury their heads over black managers

A year ago there were five black English professional football managers. As this season opened, there were none.

Peter Clarke, a former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

Jonathan Walker: Still no idea how to rein in another 'Trojan Horse'

Birmingham was targeted by a "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained" campaign to introduce "an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools"

Neil Elkes: Birmingham grinds to a halt after flooding in the A34 underpass in Perry Barr

Flooding on the A34 underpass in Perry Barr brought much of the north of Birmingham to a standstill earlier this week.

Energy secretary Edward Davey

Jonathan Walker: The Lib Dems are losing ground

The Lib Dems are losing ground not only to the major parties but to UKIP and the Greens.

Birmingham Council House

Neil Elkes: Birmingham City Council's bid to improve services

Huge numbers of callers to Birmingham City Council's state-of-the-art Service Birmingham contact centre have been left unhappy and without the help they requested.

Videos & Photos

The Woodman, in New Canal Street, and the old Curzon Street rail terminal

Latest renovation at historic Woodman pub

Owner Simon Ranson-Tester with a £17,500 Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 Gold Medallion Jeroboam encrusted in 24 Carat Gold at new off-licence the Drinks Emporium on the Aston Road

The Drinks Emporium in Birmingham stocks £17,500 Champagne at new shop

Photo archive of inner-city Birmingham revealed 50 years on

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