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The picturesque Cannon Hill Park

Plans to charge for parking at Cannon Hill Park blocked

Proposals for £2 and £3 charges put on hold following challenge from council backbenchers

Midland Metro tram being tested near New Street Station

We want West Midlands firms to work on our tram lines say Midlands Metro bosses

The Midlands Metro Alliance, working on a series of tram line extensions, wants 80 per cent of suppliers to be based in West Midlands

Jeremy Corbyn will accuse Theresa May of piling 'triple whammy of misery' on pensioners at he hosts rally in Birmingham

The Labour leader is in Birmingham for one of his trademark rallies as Tories come under fire for social care plans

Observer from Uganda - where opposition leader was under house arrest - to check Ladywood election

Long history of problems in inner-city ward

British gymnast Kristian Thomas competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games

It's Birmingham V Liverpool in battle to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

London and Manchester dropped out - so now we just have to see off Liverpool

Service Birmingham

Council IT supplier Service Birmingham to be wound up to save taxpayers' money

Controversial joint-venture company dissolved by 2018 and 200 staff moved back to the city council

Theresa May

Conservative election manifesto: Here's what we know so far

Key policies in Theresa May's election manifesto include cutting immigration and changes to pensions

Digital and creative industries will play a key role in the jobs plan

Why the West Midlands Mayor is recruiting 1,000 successful people

He wants volunteers from business and industry to help the battle against youth unemployment

Theresa May announces social care funding reforms to help elderly pass on inheritance to loved ones

Theresa May is launching the Conservative manifesto with plans to ensure the elderly aren't forced to spend their life savings paying for social care

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

Labour £6 billion schools boost most popular election policy with West Midlands readers

Survey reveals Labour policies are more popular despite Tory lead in the polls over all

Labour's vote is actually increasing under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Labour's vote is actually increasing in the key West Midlands general election battleground, suggesting that if the Tories win then it won't be Jeremy Corbyn's fault

Traineeships in construction are available at Bournville College

Victory for Birmingham colleges as Government performs u-turn over apprenticeship funding

City politicians and colleges win their battle to get funding for Birmingham colleges to provide apprenticeships

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron

Liberal Democrat manifesto: A tax rise to fund the NHS and £4 million for Birmingham schools

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says Theresa May is going to win the election but he wants to be leader of the opposition.

Theresa May talks Harry Potter books with Birmingham school children

The Prime Minister says she will listen to Birmingham schools' concerns over funding formula cuts

Jeremy Corbyn at the launch in Bradford of the Labour Party manifesto for the General Election.

Labour's policy on ending the benefits freeze is in chaos after TWO u-turns in one day

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he'd end the benefits freeze - and then said he wouldn't

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson

Deputy Leader Tom Watson urges voters to study the detail of Labour's manifesto

Manifesto explains why Labour is the party for working people, says Black Country MP Tom Watson

Labour manifesto: Jeremy Corbyn pledges to improve rail and bus services by putting Government and councils in charge

Taking bus and rail services back into public control is a key part of Labour's manifesto, which also includes £48.6bn extra spending every year

Conservative candidate for Birmingham Northfield Meg Powell-Chandler with the Minister of State for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock in Longbridge

Channel 4 'should relocate to Longbridge'

General election candidate says regenerating town in south Birmingham would provide perfect home for national broadcaster

Burglaries, robberies, child abuse and slavery are increasing problems, says Assistant Chief Constable

Top West Midlands cop warns crime is going up for the first time in 10 years

Burglaries, robberies, child abuse and slavery are increasing problems, says Assistant Chief Constable

Labour manifesto: Jeremy Corbyn offers 'hope' while Theresa May offers 'fear'

D-Day for Labour as the party's manifesto is launched and Jeremy Corbyn says he's in this election to win it

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The issues West Midlands people are Googling before the election

New Aston Science Park delayed by tiny colony of ANTS

General Election 2017: Health Service candidate says main parties have let Redditch down

In This Week's Paper


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