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Comment: Is this Government intervention in all but name

The impressive Stella Manzie has taken top job at Birmingham City Council but who was behind the appointment

Holloway Head has an

Comment: Head to Holloway for some interesting nods to the past

Mary Keating, from campaign group Brutiful Birmingham, takes a closer look at Holloway Head, home to a rather expensive apartment

The Queen has signed the Article 50 Bill into law on Thursday, clearing the way for Theresa May to formally start talks to leave the European Union.

Brexit is making me irritable, tired and a little bit scared

It may work out okay in the end but the truth is that nobody knows

Queen Elizabeth II

Give us a bank holiday for the Queen's jubilee

The Queen is celebrating 65 years on the throne and MPs have been debating whether or not there should be a bank holiday for her Sapphire Jubilee.

Why West Midlands mayor candidates ganged up on Sion Simon

Labour candidate took centre stage both literally and metaphorically for first West Midlands Elects debate at the Black Country Living Museum

West Midlands Mayor battle is on and we have a real contest on our hands

Recent history suggests a shoo-in for Labour, but Tories are mounting a strong challenge

Prove you're in charge, council leader Clancy

John Clancy's Birmingham City Council leadership facing it's toughest test as his close ally resigns in hijab row


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.

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How West Midlands councils are paying millions in pothole compensation

Support our Mother's Day campaign to #Help100moms who lost their babies

After four years the detailed plans for Icknield Port Loop housing are ready to be unveiled

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