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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street: I'll tackle homelessness and rough sleeping

New West Midlands Mayor says that he will  get to work on tackling the issue this week

Our new Metro Mayor, Andy Street.

This is how much Andy Street will earn as West Midlands mayor

An independent panel has proposed the sum in a briefing to the group of council leaders.

Prime Minster Theresa May delivers a speech at Netherton Conservative Club in Dudley.

Labour suffer massive losses in West Midlands local elections

Labour suffered losses while Tories did well in local elections across the West Midlands and the country as a whole

Everything you need to know about the West Midlands Mayor

With days to go before the West Midlands elects its first mayor - here's a run down of all you need to know about the contest

Turnout at West Midlands Mayor elections revealed

People from Birmingham and Solihull are more likely to have voted than in the rest of the region

West Midlands Mayor must 'cajole and bully' to get the job done

New mayor has little power so must use other tactics to get what he or she wants says expert

Communist West Midlands Mayor candidate Graham Stevenson: All you need to know about him

Graham Stevenson is Communist Party candidate for West Midlands Mayor

West Midlands Mayor election blunder as wrong posters put up

Poster saying vote once put up at Birmingham polling station when there are two votes in mayoral election

Cyclists in Birmingham City Centre

West Midlands 'bicycle licence' plan to stop cyclists being a menace on the roads

Asking voters what a West Midlands mayor should do led to some surprising answers.

We asked West Midlands mayor candidates for their favourite joke - here's what happened

Amid all the questions about transport, jobs and health we asked our mayoral candidates to be funny

The Lapworth Museum of Geology

Birmingham's Lapworth Museum takes on Tate Modern for national award

Attraction which contains a collection of fossils and dinosaur bones will vie for title

The Midland Metropolitan Hospital will take in services from City and Sandwell hospitals.

Labour would press ahead with new £350 million Black Country hospital

Labour rejects claims it would halt the construction of the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Who is West Midlands Mayor candidate James Burn? Everything you need to know about Green Party nominee

James Burn will be the Green Party candidate for West Midlands mayor in 2017 election

Every candidate on why they should be West Midlands Mayor

For those who haven't made up their minds and plan to vote the six candidates explain why they are the best person for the job of West Midlands Mayor

New future revealed for Curzon Street landmark

Famous entrance to old station will be visitor centre and education hub under new plans unveiled by HS2

Why there are fewer charity collectors Birmingham city centre streets

The collectors, known as 'chuggers' are considered a nuisance by most shoppers and visitors

West Midlands mayoral candidates are backing Coventry's City of Culture bid

Mayoral backing for City of Culture bid

Candidates say their full support will be behind Coventry's bid to land prestigious accolade

The race to be West Midlands Mayor.

West Midlands Mayor race still too close to call

A survey of 1,500 readers finds Labour just a nose ahead of Conservative in battle to become the first West Midlands Mayor

What will mayor candidates do to solve West Midlands housing crisis?

All candidates agree shocking rise in rough sleeping shames the region

Diane Abbott, Labour's Shadow Home Secretary

Labour plans hundreds more police for West Midlands in general election pledge

Labour promises to increase police numbers but Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott gets the funding confused in disastrous interview

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