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10:33, 2 SEP 2015
Prime Minister gives go ahead for Solihull free school
New establishment called Solihull Alternative Provision Academy will cater for up to 90 children in the borough who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools
1,200 sign petition opposing closure of Goodyear plant in Wolverhampton
Signatories from as far afield as the US, Nigeria and Mexico have added their names to a protest against proposals which would see 330 jobs axed
Asian Network staff to strike over BBC Birmingham production cuts
Staff have been angered by shows being moved out of Birmingham, following the likes of Coast, Countryfile and Hairy Bikers, which are all no longer produced here
This energy policy is on a new course sunshine
In a politically “hot” and highly regulated sector such as energy, market certainty is what investors value more than anything else.
Muslim group welcomes PM's extremism crackdown in UK
A Birmingham community group has welcomed David Cameron's controversial crackdown on extremism - announced at a city school.
Teaching unions in Birmingham attack 'distraction' of pupil targets
Government under fire over its plans to target 'coasting' schools which some say is a quick path to academisation
Fairer BBC funding part of reform green paper
Post campaign gains traction with government as new paper from Department for Culture, Media and Sport highlights issue of 'regional delivery' from corporation
Whitehall millions bypass Midlands on way north
Region's MPs angry over shocking shortfall in handouts to West Midlands compared to other regions
Birmingham teaching unions slam tougher exam plans
Government's mission to introduce pupil performance targets and more stringent testing branded 'turbulence for schools'
Prime Minister's tax credit cut is half the job
David Cameron claims his "one nation" government backs working people so why is he cutting tax credits, asks political editor Jonathan Walker
Government makes charter renewal pledge after MPs hit out at BBC Midland spend
More than 20 MPs turned out at a special debate in Parliament over BBC spending levels in the Midlands and the East
BBC 'short-changing the Midlands' to be debated in Parliament
A special Westminster Hall debate will be held next Tuesday on BBC investment levels – which work out at £12.40 per licence-fee payer in this region
East and West Midlands unite to call for fair share from BBC
Politicians in Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Coventry and Solihull back Post campaign for fairer deal from publicly-funded broadcaster
MEP Sion Simon demands 'disgraceful' Fifa boss steps down
Sepp Blatter is coming under increasing pressure to resign after a string of high-ranking officials were arrested on corruption charges
'One nation' - and why the PM could have the last laugh
David Cameron has a plan to change the Conservative Party’s image - and rebrand it as the party for working people and social justice.
I'll cut tax for 2m in West Midlands, David Cameron pledges
The Prime Minister said announcements in the Queen's speech will make it easier to create jobs and wealth in
NHS boss: Parents making childhood obesity ‘normal’
Parents who allow their children to eat junk food and lead sedentary lifestyles are “normalising obesity”, the head of the NHS in England has warned.
Teaching Union slams plan to sack heads of failing schools
60 'inadequate' city schools could be forced to reopen as academies
Why is government allowing the West Midlands to drag out the elected mayor issue?
When the subject of a directly elected mayor has reared its head in Birmingham it has traditionally been ground into the dust by opponents but the issues just refuses to go away
David Cameron renews NHS pledges at Handsworth health centre
Seven-day working set to come in following Tory election victory as PM battles flu to deliver first major speech since re-taking power
MP Andrew Mitchell won't rule out return
Ex-cabinet minister in ‘plebgate’ scandal still has desire for frontline role as minister.
Midland MPs put at heart of business and finance in Westminster
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has has been appointed Business Secretary while Ladywood's Shabana Mahmood will be Labour's Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
John Whittingdale appointed Culture Secretary ahead of BBC charter debates
New Culture Secretary appointed as pressure rises on state broadcaster to invest as much in the Midlands as other UK regions
General Election 2015: A disunited kingdom?
What last week's general election did expose was that the UK seems to be a more fragmented place than ever.