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Abortion law on sex selection splits Midland MPs

Proposed laws making it clear that it is illegal to have an abortion because of the sex of the potential child were backed by a number of MPs

Tories pledge to keep Library of Birmingham open all week

Escalator inside the Library of Birmingham which is facing a cull in staff and opening hours
Alternative budget commitments from opposition city council members also claim they would scrap controversial 'garden tax'

Consultation launched on sweeping changes to Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council will be heading out on the road next month to consult residents over its future
Roadshow events to be held next month with residents to debate future structure of authority including the number of members and parish councils

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Abortion law on sex selection splits Midland MPs

Proposed laws making it clear that it is illegal to have an abortion because of the sex of the potential child were backed by a number of MPs

Escalator inside the Library of Birmingham which is facing a cull in staff and opening hours

Tories pledge to keep Library of Birmingham open all week

Alternative budget commitments from opposition city council members also claim they would scrap controversial 'garden tax'

Birmingham City Council will be heading out on the road next month to consult residents over its future

Consultation launched on sweeping changes to Birmingham City Council

Roadshow events to be held next month with residents to debate future structure of authority including the number of members and parish councils

Birmingham Cathedral in the morning

Birmingham Cathedral launches 300th anniversary photo competition

Cathedral is called for iconic images of the building, square and the people drawn to it to mark landmark birthday

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley

John Hemming and Andrew Mitchell among top-earning MPs outside Parliament

Lib Dem and Tory Birmingham MPs earn more from business interests than they do from politics

LDV site at Washwood Heath has been freed up by HS2 to allow development there

HS2 land freed to create over 2,000 jobs in Washwood Heath

Land in east Birmingham once earmarked for train yards can now be developed under new vision called East Birmingham Growth Prospectus

Roadworks on the A452 Chester Road, in Castle Bromwich, will now be in situ until October

More misery for Birmingham motorist as roadworks overrun

Widening of Chester Road in Castle Vale will take a further three months to complete due to moving utilities

Gas Street Basin

Gas Street Basin leak threatens railway tunnel

Work under way to plug "quite significant" leak threatening to deluge a disused railway tunnel

David Bailey

Birmingham development centres too much on 'glamour projects'

Focus needs to shift away from city centre says Professor David Bailey at debate on damning Kerslake review

Royal Photographic Society remains concerned over future of archives at the Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham photo archive 'still at risk'

Royal Photographic Society says it remains concerned for the future of the nationally recognised archive and four staff following recent budget cuts at library

Hunt on for two Birmingham playing fields

Carnegie UK Trust and Fields In Trust have launched campaign to find fields to ensure they are protected from housing development

Inside the Pen Museum which has received a £20,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Pen Museum wins £20k Heritage Lottery grant

Cash will help volunteer-run attraction in the Jewellery Quarter build for a sustainable future

Architect John Madin in front of Central Library

A brutal end for the vision of John Madin

Demolition starts this month to tear down one of Birmingham's most recognisable landmarks. As fans of Central Library bid it a fond farewell, Tamlyn Jones takes a look at the legacy of its controversial architect

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne

'We won't overlook Midlands in favour of North'

A £5.2 billion plan to boost the region's economy over five years has been unveiled by the Government as it defends itself from accusations of Northern bias. Post Head of Business Graeme Brown assesses the response

Green light for Sparkhill pool and leisure complex

City councillors welcome changes to bring out-of-use centre back to life after sitting idle since 2009

Cars in Harborne Road, Edgbaston

Queen Elizabeth Hospital 'must try harder' to solve parking crisis

City planners tell Selly Oak hospital to do more to address parking chaos which blights nearby residential streets

Internet is no way to train police - MPs

Commons condemns College of Policing's online methods saying officers need more face-to-face training to improve community skills

Farquhar Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham

West Midlands house prices reach record levels

Cost of an average home in the region rose by £2,000 in December as experts foresee even more activity in the housing marking this year

Job Centre

More in work in West Midlands than ever before after unemployment fall

More than 2.6 million in work in the region for the first time ever - but despite improved fortunes Jobseeker’s Allowance claims in Greater Birmingham rise

Farquhar Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sutton Coldfield and Solihull dominate most expensive property list

A total of 34 properties in the Birmingham area sold for more than £1 million in 2014

Videos & Photos

Packington Landfill in the 80's.

End of an era for Packington Landfill

A vintage Land Rover, once owned by the Wilks family, in action on the famous Jungle Track at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull

End of the road draws near for Land Rover Defender

Pictures: Birmingham canals blighted by rubbish, syringes and oil slicks

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