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Boris Johnson with Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, on bikes outside London's City Hall in 2011.

Why there will be no 'Boris Bikes' scheme for Birmingham

City centre is just not big enough to make it work, says new mayor

Prime Minister Theresa May

May's misfiring media strategy is nothing new

Prime Minister's decision to shut out local reporters during factory visit brings a sense of déjà vu for local government correspondent Neil Elkes

West Midlands Mayor: I'll get tram lines built on time

Andy Street says promises no more delays like the ones which hit the Birmingham City Centre extension

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

The Conservatives are not unbeatable - they've just been lucky

Despite appearances, the Tories haven't smashed Labour. They've benefited from the collapse in support for smaller parties such as the Lib Dems and UKIP.

National Express plans more bus fare cuts

Further West Midlands routes to benefit from reduced fares following uptake in passenger numbers after price cuts in Black Country

Mike Wood, Tory candidate for Dudley South

Conservatives will NOT face charges over election spending allegations

Conservative politician Mike Wood says he's pleased an investigation has cleared his name

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

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A Ukip candidate's rosette

Senior Labour MP is under increased threat following UKIP withdrawal

UKIP not contesting seats in north Birmingham and urge voters to back the Tories

We're not competing with Manchester - Barcelona and Berlin are the real rivals says West Midlands Mayor Andy Street

New Conservative mayor says Birmingham and West Midlands have to think globally not waste time on the unofficial second city rivalry with Manchester

Theresa May promises free vote in bid to overturn fox hunting ban

The Prime Minister said she was in favour of the outlawed activity but MPs would be given the final say

David Winnick in the House of Commons

Labour MP admits he may lose the seat he's held for 38 years

Walsall MP David Winnick says he'll fight on despite polls which suggest he could lose his seat in a devastating result for Labour

Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour campaign with pledge to make Brexit a success for everyone, not just the rich

Jeremy Corbyn says there will be "a reckoning" for greedy bosses and if Labour wins the June 8 general election

What to expect from West Midlands Mayor’s first 100 days

Action on traffic congestion, support for young people and business development promised by August 16

How Jeremy Corbyn feud lost Labour the West Midlands mayoral election

Dysfunctional in-party fighting and lack lustre Labour campaign allowed Conservatives to snatch election victory

University of Birmingham

University professor becomes Royal Society fellow

Roy Harrison has been an environmental health lecturer at University of Birmingham since 1991

Andy Street is West Midlands Mayor: This is all you need to know about him

The former John Lewis boss completed a massive sweep from Labour to Conservative to secure the role

The BBC is giving UKIP leader Paul Nuttall his own TV election debate special

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will take questions from a studio audience but won't go head-to-head

Parking at Good Hope Hospital

Labour will axe hospital car parking charges if it wins the general election

Jeremy Corbyn's pledge to end hospital parking charges comes after one Birmingham and Solihull trust charged £4.8 million in one year

Bank of England governor Mark Carney poses with a new polymer fiver.

Why the new plastic £20 notes could be made using palm oil

Palm oil is controversial because production has resulted in deforestation of several key areas of the globe

Alabama Rot dog disease - symptoms and all you need to know

The case is the 11th spotted across the country in the past few weeks

Videos & Photos

The route has been confirmed for the first HSBC UK City Ride through Birmingham

Conservative candidate admits she wouldn't feel safe cycling in Birmingham

General Election 2017 odds: Bookies predicting Labour to lose THREE Birmingham seats

The Airbus a380 arriving at Birmingham Airport, the Airbus is the one the worlds largest aircraft and operated by Emirates who are about to launch a regular service.

A look inside the Airbus A380 planes flying from Birmingham Airport

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