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Chancellor George Osborne

General election: Chancellor George Osborne warns of risk to West Midlands economy of SNP backed Labour Government

Chancellor in Longbridge  unveils new manifesto for the West Midlands with 160,000 jobs pledge and investment in new Enterprise Zones

Harriet Harman's Pink Bus tour hits the West Midlands

Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls along with Parliamentary candidate for North Warwickshire Mike O'Brien visit the Sertec manufacturing plant in Coleshill
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls joined Labour's deputy leader on campaign trail in target North Warwickshire constituency

Six Birmingham city councillors to step down at local elections

Coun James Hutchings is one of six elected members stepping down at the 2015 Local Elections next month
A round-up of those servants to the city who have decided to call time on their political careers with the local authority

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Chancellor George Osborne

General election: Chancellor George Osborne warns of risk to West Midlands economy of SNP backed Labour Government

Chancellor in Longbridge  unveils new manifesto for the West Midlands with 160,000 jobs pledge and investment in new Enterprise Zones

Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls along with Parliamentary candidate for North Warwickshire Mike O'Brien visit the Sertec manufacturing plant in Coleshill

Harriet Harman's Pink Bus tour hits the West Midlands

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls joined Labour's deputy leader on campaign trail in target North Warwickshire constituency

Coun James Hutchings is one of six elected members stepping down at the 2015 Local Elections next month

Six Birmingham city councillors to step down at local elections

A round-up of those servants to the city who have decided to call time on their political careers with the local authority

The Mailbox - home of the BBC in Birmingham

Backlash as BBC recruits just 1 in 50 staff in Birmingham

Post investigation reveals the city is overlooked in recruitment as most roles are filled in London or Salford despite pledge to devolve spending to the regions

Trojan Horse troubleshooter to take over city's education

Colin Diamond will succeed current education director Sally Taylor in interim capacity until   permanent replacement is found

West Midlands' most prolific speed cameras rack up £3.3m in fines

Freedom of Information request shows top 30 sites in the region for clocking speeding drivers during 2014

Tributes have been paid to former Lord Mayor of Birmingham Michael Wilkes who has died aged 73

Tributes to former Lord Mayor Michael Wilkes

City councillors remember committed community champion who strived to promote Birmingham while keeping a close eye on the council

BBC at the Mailbox in Birmingham

Calls for more Midland BBC spending after SNP's £100m-a-year demands

Scottish National Party wants more of the money Scottish licence fee-payers invest in the BBC to be returned - and campaigners in the Midlands want the same

Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to back West Midlands manufacturers if the Tories win the General Election

David Cameron pledges to create jobs in Midlands and the North

Prime Minister vows to overturn trend which has seen more jobs create in London and the South East

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line updated

SNP vows to start HS2 in Scotland, not Birmingham

Scottish nationalists say they plan to use post-Election power for a radical shake-up of high-speed rail plans for the UK

David Cameron at Fujitsu in Solihull

Cameron calls for more well-paid jobs as average Midlands wage falls

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics wages in the metropolitan area decreased by 11.2 per cent between 2010 and 2014 after accounting for inflation

Tory right to buy idea condemned

Head of Bournville Village Trust joins condemning voices as Conservatives invoke Thatcher's 1980s policy by giving social housing tenants the right to buy

Ellen Eyre in 1900

From orphan to family fortunes with a little help

Birmingham author's gran climbed social ladder with the aid of Cadbury cousins

RIBA Love Architecture Festival - Hidden Spaces Exhibition hosted by Network Rail at New Street Station

A hidden trail in the busiest space

New Street showcase for architecture project which delves behind the scenes of some of the city's most important and interesting buildings

West Midlands Police

West Midland job hunters wait two months for criminal records check

More than 4,000 West Midlands job hunters have been waiting for more than 60 days for police to complete criminal record checks.

The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.

Queues for the Library of Birmingham on last ever Sunday

The controversial decision to cut access times at the Library of Birmingham to save costs has provoked widespread outrage.

M6 Toll Road

Transport Minister: We'd look at opening up the M6 Toll

Government Transport Minister John Hayes said he'd listen to pleas to use the M6 Toll road to ease jams

Sharon Plevin, Richard Chandler and James Cronin from Peopleline which is entering the Great Birmingham 10k Business Challenge

Peopleline recruits strong team for Great Birmingham 10k

City centre recruitment firm's team includes former Walsall and Kidderminster Harriers player James Cronin

Birmingham Metropolitan College

Birmingham Metropolitan College axes up to 250 jobs

Funding cuts blamed as further education college reveals major cutbacks across the region

Hundreds miss out on favoured primary places

More than 12,000 parents have received the news today whether their child as been accepted into their preferred school

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Coun James Hutchings is one of six elected members stepping down at the 2015 Local Elections next month

Six Birmingham city councillors to step down at local elections

The Mailbox - home of the BBC in Birmingham

Backlash as BBC recruits just 1 in 50 staff in Birmingham

Birmingham Wholesale Market in 1978.

Nostalgic look at Birmingham Wholesale Markets ahead of £500m scheme

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