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Tributes to children's home campaigner and politician who put residents first

Former councillor Reg Corns was raised in a Birmingham Middlemore Children’s Home and was a passionate advocate for vulnerable children throughout his political life.

Potholes on Highters Heath Lane

'Marriage guidance' needed in row over potholes and poor road repairs

Transport watchdog committee told that talks between Birmignham City Council and Amey to resolve disputes are ongoing

Wanted: Individual to save failing children's department

Probably the hardest job in British local government - overseeing Birmingham’s child protection services after almost a decade of failure.

Zafar Iqbal gives up his spare time to work in the community.

Labour will take no action against councillor whose Facebook shared racist film

Labour says it accepts explanation of councillor who says he doesn't know how his Facebook account shared a racist film claiming a Jewish conspiracy controls the world

Nursery schools are under threat

Birmingham's nursery schools could be forced to close in funding crisis, warn heads

Funding for Birmingham nursery schools to be cut in half - and they can't cope

Birmingham education bosses pledge to rebuild trust

City council chiefs keen to mend bridges with parents of special needs children following a series of failures

Sajid Javid MP is leading a trade mission this week

Sajid Javid leads transatlantic trade mission

Communities Secretary is in the US and Canada this week will leaders from business and academia to help boost Midlands' profile abroad

£83m bid to tackle one of Birmingham's most congested roundabouts

It is a major bottleneck in the city’s road network, handling a whopping 56,000 vehicles a day

The Floozie in the Jacuzzi fountain sits in front of Birmingham Council House in Victoria Square

More cuts ahead as Birmingham City Council reveals new £37.5m black hole

Council officials are frantically looking for fresh savings, with Labour bosses admitting it is getting tougher to find places to make cuts.

Sketch shows how the new golf course and clubhouse will look

Golf course to be redesigned - as HS2 line ploughs right through it

The future of Whittington Heath Golf Club has been preserved despite new high-speed rail line cutting a swathe through eight acres of its course

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (left) with deputy leader Tom Watson

Jeremy Corbyn can be Prime Minister but Labour must unite, insists Tom Watson

Tom Watson launches bid to end Labour's civil war and warns: "We’ve got to put the band back together"

How Moseley Railway Station looked in 1908

Hopes for Moseley to Birmingham passenger trains given major boost

Government reveals it is telling rail operator to work with local councils on bringing back the Camp Hill Line between Moseley, Kings Heath, Kings Norton and the city centre

Computer-generated visuals of a high speed train.

27,000 jobs lost if HS2 cancelled warns rail industry

Thousands of building, engineering, design and construction jobs will be created on the HS2 line during the first three years

Trains on the line currently run by London Midland will be upgraded

Every London Midland service will have new seats or a brand new train

Better trains and more services between Wolverhampton and Birmingham are promised

Liberal Democrats want to make it easier for councils to impose road pricing to cut pollution

How congestion charge for Birmingham could be back on the table

A London "toxic tax" on cars and vans could be extended to the rest of the country under Liberal Democrat plans.

Sion Labour, Labour candidate for West Midlands mayor

West Midlands mayor 'must have a role in Brexit negotiations'

The West Midlands has an economy bigger than some EU countries and must play a role in Brexit talks, says Labour Mayor candidate Sion Simon

'I'll make us Britain's economic powerhouse' says Tory mayoral hopeful

John Lewis chief Andy Street speaks for the first time about his bid to become West Midlands Mayor

Andy Street

Who is Andy Street?

John Lewis boss is expected to be named Conservative Party candidate for West Midlands Mayor. Find out more about him.

Brasshouse Language Centre inside Library of Birmingham

Watch: Brasshouse Language Centre opens for business

Language school has finished move to brand new home in the Library of Birmingham with new timelapse video showing construction of the school

Let's nationalise Bake Off says Jeremy Corbyn at Birmingham rally

Labour leader picks out jokey banner in Centenary Square to call for Great British Bake Off to be brought back to BBC

Videos & Photos

Rugby legend Martin Johnson at launch of Vélo Birmingham

Why rugby hero Martin Johnson is backing Vélo Birmingham

£83m bid to tackle one of Birmingham's most congested roundabouts

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (left) with deputy leader Tom Watson

Jeremy Corbyn can be Prime Minister but Labour must unite, insists Tom Watson

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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