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Midlands Connect has welcomed the news HS2 will be extended to Crewe six years earlier than planned

Midlands Connect welcomes confirmation of HS2 stations and new line

New transport lobby group says it will work with the Government to make sure Midlands' wider transport network is properly connected to new HS2 stations

John Clancy

New Birmingham council leader John Clancy to face government watchdog committee in public

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel will grill council leaders in public on December 14 before sending crunch report to the Local Government Secretary Greg Clark

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham's HS2 link to the north to open ahead of schedule in 2027

HS2 phase 2a between Birmingham and Crewe will open six years early, bringing an economic boost to the Midlands, the north and Scotland, says Chancellor George Osborne

Digital advertising hoardings are causing concern among councillors as more are approved

'Full review needed' of Birmingham's illuminated ad boards

City councillors say Birmingham is becoming a mess as another group of digital advertising boards is awarded planning permission

Support for Central Library demolition after last-ditch attempt to save it

Plea for a moratorium on John Madin building lead to rush of comments calling for it to be levelled

Liam Byrne with his father Dermot

Birmingham MP reveals misery of growing up with an alcoholic parent

Liam Byrne in call to help children of adults with drink problem as he tells of his own family history

Councillor Robert Alden

Tory leader rejects Andrew Mitchell's call to break up Birmingham City Council

Coun Robert Alden rejects a call to split the city into ten district councils - saying Birmingham’s size is an asset and not responsible for the council’s failings

HS2 compensation for families 'treated with contempt'

Company set up to build high speed rail between London and Birmingham to thousands to families in Staffordshire after two-year period of 'severe stress'

Supporters have called again for Central Library to be saved

Call for moratorium on Central Library demolition

Supporters pen letter to this week's Post pleading with council and Argent to halt development so new application for listed status can be made

City planners have backed a project to extend Oasis Church in Edgbaston

Extension for Edgbaston church which helps asylum seekers

Pastor of Oasis Church says lives of those who visit are changed as residents object to plans because of parking problems at peak times

Sir Albert Bore has issued a stark warning over taxes in Birmingham

Tax rise is nowhere near enough says Sir Albert

Two per cent council tax hike will be negligible for Birmingham as outgoing city council leader claims taxpayers will be forced to cough up more

Autumn Statement: We are ahead of surplus target, Osborne claims

The UK will move “out of the red and into the black” in 2019/20 with a slightly higher-than-expected £10.1 billion surplus

Controversial tax credits plans scrapped in Autumn Statement

During his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor said he had listened to concerns and acted.

A £6m grant will help to complete restoration of the Grand Hotel

£6m boost to complete Grand Hotel works

Historic building in Birmingham city centre will finally reopen as a hotel in 2018 following grant award

Chamber chief Paul Faulkner has urged the new council leader to engage with the business community

Chamber chief urges new council leader to work with business

Paul Faulkner 'under no illusion' that times are difficult but asks John Clancy to recognise the strength of the business community

John Clancy has been elected the new leader of Birmingham City Council

John Clancy wins race to lead Birmingham City Council

Sir Albert Bore will formally step down next week after 16 years at the head of Birmingham's Labour group and two spells in charge of the council

Steve McCabe MP is trying to introduce a new law to protect homeowners

Support for Steve McCabe's rogue landlord Bill

House of Commons will hear today about proposed new law designed to protect residents against dodgy landlords and cowboy builders

John Claughton's leadership of King Edward's School has earned him a national award

National award for King Edward's School's chief master

John Claughton named the best chief of a public school in national awards run by Tatler magazine

West Midlands Pension Fund invests £168m in alcohol and tobacco firms

Investment decisions defended on economical grounds despite region's local councils spending millions on health effects of smoking and drinking

Greg Lowson, Pinsent Masons' Birmingham head of office

Birmingham firms sign up to schools scheme to plug skills gap

Balfour Beatty, Birmingham Airport, Pinsent Masons and Royal Bank of Scotland sign up to scheme

Videos & Photos

The Escape of Lions from the Menagerie at Birmingham The Graphic, 5 October 1889

The day a lion escaped and went on the rampage in Aston

Watch: Full-size Silverstone racetrack recreated on frozen Arctic lake

CGI of plans to redevelop the former Christopher Wray lighting factory

Christopher Wray restoration given the go ahead


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