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The second class pool reopening at Moseley Road Baths in 2012

World Monuments Fund boost to Moseley Road Baths campaign

Century-old pool is identified as one of 50 global sites of international importance which are under threat

Green Belt plans must not vandalise Sutton Coldfield, says MP

Birmingham City Council plans to build at Langley and Peddimore have been given the green light by planning inspectors

Could Birmingham follow in Glasgow's footsteps and host the Commonwealth Games?

University would back Birmingham Commonwealth Games bid

Head of the University of Birmingham adds his voice to calls for the city to consider bid to host the 2026 Games

Archiect Alejandro Zaera-Polo says New Street's atrium is starting to age already

Grand Central 'showing its age already'

Architect who originally designed landmark atrium but later walked out on the project says it is starting to 'sag' due to compromises

Great Birmingham Run will be joined by a marathon sister event next year

Birmingham to have its own marathon

City will stage the 26.2-mile Birmingham International Marathon next year with hopes it will be used for 2018 Commonwealth Games trials

The House of Lords

Time to kick noblemen out of the House of Lords, say MPs

There are still people helping to make laws because their ancestor did a favour for the King hundreds of years ago

Civilian volunteers will get powers similar to police - while police numbers are cut

Government plans 'policing on the cheap' with volunteers replacing cops

West Midlands police boss and a senior MP condemn plans to give volunteers similar powers to trained police

Relief for businesses as Birmingham workplace parking levy is ruled out

Council leader John Clancy has rejected a workplace parking levy after it emerged it was being considered.

Residents in Serpentine Road, Selly Park, protest at plans to convert the Beechenhurst mansion into student flats

Fury in Selly Park as developer expands controversial student apartment scheme

Five extra studio apartments wanted in development of historic Beechenhurst house

John Clancy has pledged to build more council housing

Birmingham's Labour group makes election pledge to build 2,000 council homes

Ruling group at city council launches manifesto with bold vision for Birmingham's housing shortage

West Midlands Police commissioner candidates vow to scrap deputy role

The £65,000 a year job seems set to go following the May 5 election

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Watch: First tram runs on Corporation Street in more than 60 years

Footage of testing of passenger services on Midlands Metro extension to New Street, due to start running next month

West Midlands benefits from European investment more than UK average

Over a six-year period,  the West Midlands received £239.5 million in European Social Fund grants and £315.9 million in European Regional Development Fund grants

The Queen is 90 years old

Commons debate about how great the Queen is ends four hours early - as MPs stay away

No Birmingham MP took part in a debate paying tribute to the Queen

Victory for residents as Boundary Commission goes back to the drawing board

Birmingham's political map to be redrawn for a second time following thousands of complaints from residents

Government steps in over Perry Beeches rooftop playground school plan

City planners surprised by Government intervention over proposed primary school

Sketch of plans for new houses in Langley

6,000 homes to be built on Birmingham's green belt

Birmingham Development Plan receives green light from government inspector but is likely to cause controversy with plan to rip up acres of countryside

An investigation has been launched into the finances of Birmingham Women's Hospital

Watchdog to investigate 'deteriorating' finances at Birmingham Women's Hospital

Inquiry by NHS Improvement will examine hospital trust's 'worse than expected' financial position

Huge cut in Birmingham chuggers - and plans to slash more

Council rules only 12 charity fundraisers on Birmingham's streets - but it wants even fewer

British Gas

Watch: David Cameron vows to help 700 British Gas workers threatened by job losses

Prime Minister says there will be help for Black Country workers who could lose their jobs.

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The second class pool reopening at Moseley Road Baths in 2012

World Monuments Fund boost to Moseley Road Baths campaign

Could Birmingham follow in Glasgow's footsteps and host the Commonwealth Games?

University would back Birmingham Commonwealth Games bid

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