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Brummies spent 37 hours stck in traffic last year, new figures have revealed.

Diesel scrappage scheme call on National Clean Air Day

West Midlands Mayor lobbying Government to get diesel cars off the road reduce choking pollution in Birmingha

Mayors Andy Street and Sadiq Khan celebrate life of Jo Cox with rallying call to communities

London and Birmingham, Labour and Conservatives - two big city mayors put differences aside in memory of murdered MP.

Prime Minister Theresa May leaving 10 Downing Street in London for her meeting with the 1922 committee at the House of Commons on Monday June 12, 2017.

What happens to Theresa May now?

How long can Theresa May continue as Prime Minister?

London tower block fire may delay Theresa May's agreement with the DUP

Attention at Westminster focuses on horrific London tower block fire as other issues take a back seat

Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace works for the Academy of Contemporary Music

New music academy to launch in Birmingham

School which helped the careers of Newton Faulkner and Ted Dwane from Mumford & Sons to open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham City Council has won praise from Ofsted inspectors

Ofsted praises improvements at Birmingham's children's services

Government inspector says things are improving at troubled city council department which has been rated 'inadequate' since 2009

'No second night on streets' for city's rough sleepers

City council plans new policy to tackle problem of homelessness which has sky rocketed since 2011

Commonwealth election observers watched voting in polling stations

Commonwealth election observers are concerned about the conduct of last week's general election

Secrecy of the vote was 'compromised' in nearly one in ten polling stations, say observers from Commonwealth nations

DUP leader Arlene Foster at the Belfast election count.

Theresa May's DUP deal gives us a government 'more extreme than UKIP'

Theresa May is criticised for attempting to do a deal with the Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party in order to stay in power.

Nick Brown

Labour will be a 'constructive and positive' opposition, says Jeremy Corbyn's chief whip

Labour Chief Whip Nick Brown says Labour is ready for another election and will challenge Theresa May's government at Westminster for as long as she remains Prime Minister

Sutton Coldfield Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell

Birmingham's only Conservative MP says their election campaign was 'absolutely appalling'

Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell reveals he refused to distribute official party leaflets because they were so bad


Cycle path 'will spoil' Woodgate Valley Country Park

 £728,000 cycle path through city nature reserve gets green light after challenge falters

Former council chief's £500,000 pay-off branded 'ludicrious'

Compensation and pension pot payments for former chief executive Mark Rogers after he departed Birmingham City Council in February

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson says Jeremy Corbyn could be Prime Minister by the end of the year

Tom Watson says a second election this year is 'highly likely' and Labour can take power but it needs to win back former voters


Return for Michael Gove and new deputy for Prime Minister Theresa May

Michael Gove makes a comeback while controversial ministers Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid and Liam Fox keep their jobs..

Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May.

Donald Trump state visit to UK 'shelved' due to protests

Reports the President wants the trip delayed until he is confident there won't be mass protests

Former Jeremy Corbyn critic Jess Phillips is eating humble pie after election

Yardley MP Jess Phillips admits she was wrong to doubt Corbyn's ability to win new votes

General Election 2017: This is how the night unfolded

Over the course of seven hours, some famous faces lost their jobs

Alex Salmond, SNP parliamentary candidate for the Gordon constituency, arrives at the count at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen.

General Election 2017: These were the biggest shocks of the night

We have lost some familiar faces to Parliament in the last 12 hours

Who has won the general election 2017? All the results as they come in

Will Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn be the next UK Prime Minister?

Videos & Photos

Aston Expressway will be closed over weekends this summer

Aston Expressway to close for SEVEN weekends in a row

Goscote Lodge Crescent had only just been cleaned up after an earlier fly-tipping problem.

'Fly-tipping epidemic in Birmingham MUST be stopped' - here's why

DUP leader Arlene Foster at the Belfast election count.

Conservatives agree £1 billion deal with the DUP to keep Theresa May in power

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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