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10:38, 24 MAR 2017
Virgin Media unveils 1,400 jobs boost in Birmingham
A total of 6,000 jobs are being created with the entire apprenticeship intake trained at Virgin’s Birmingham headquarters
Cameron: Birmingham is England's second city
Prime Minister rejects claims Government is obsessed with Northern Powerhouse Manchester while Birmingham and West Midlands are neglected
George Osborne wants Manchester - not Birmingham - to be UK's second economic powerhouse
George Osborne believes the north of England, led by Manchester, can be as successful as the south - but the West Midlands isn't part of his plans
Conservatives to unveil economic plan for 300,000 Midland jobs
The announcement is part of what they are calling a “long term economic plan for the Midlands”, which the pair are launching on a trip to the region
Quarter of West Midlands homes can't afford basic standard of living
In the week the Birmingham Post unveils its Rich List, Jonathan Walker looks at the other side of the coin and examines how one in four homes in the region have been plunged into poverty
High Speed 2
MPs opposing HS2 call for taxpayers referendum
The House of Commons will debate and vote on the proposal, which is backed by Staffordshire MP Michael Fabricant (Con, Lichfield)
University of Warwick
University of Warwick vice-chancellor's knighthood 'should be rescinded'
Online petition calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to take back honour handed to Sir Nigel Thrift in New Year Honours for services to higher education
Political jockeying has already started ahead of big race
There is going to be an election in 2015. And for perhaps the first time since 1992, it really is anyone's guess who's going to go be Prime Minister once it's all over.
M42 improvement work part of major Government push
It is hoped work on the M42 will feed into wider regeneration plans around Birmingham Airport, the NEC and the new HS2 stations
David Cameron: Andrew Mitchell must move on from Plebgate
The Prime Minister insisted it was "never right to be abusive or rude" to a police officer and said the judge had "made very clear his verdict"
We'll tell civil servants to move out of London, says Ed Balls
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says a Labour government would order Whitehall departments to draw up plans to shift jobs out of London
UK Independence Party
UKIP will only go so far before it's turned back
Nigel Farage's party certainly gets its fair share of headlines, but will that convert into actual seats come next May?
English MPs rebel over Cameron and Miliband's "vow" to keep funding system which benefits Scotland
Midland MPs have backed a Commons motion calling for an end to an unfair funding system which gives more money to Scotland than England - despite pledge by party leaders to keep it
Birmingham Airport is going places
The Birmingham Post Business Awards is back and bigger than ever. Sponsor Birmingham Airport explains why it is getting behind the awards
David Cameron says Birmingham and Midlands will not be forced to elect a mayor
Prime Minister insists Birmingham and Black Country will not be forced to follow in Manchester's footsteps and elect a mayor - but argues mayors make devolution "easier"
Steven McCabe: Sex, drugs and exit from the EU?
One of the reasons our GDP has increased is because of almost £10 billion extra being included to account for the sex and drugs trade estimated to be worth some £5.3 billion and £4.4 billion respectively.
David Cameron pays tribute to retiring MP Sir Richard Shepherd
Black Country MP Richard Shepherd is to leave the Commons at the next election
Birmingham City Council
Jonathan Walker: Still no idea how to rein in another 'Trojan Horse'
Birmingham was targeted by a "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained" campaign to introduce "an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools"
People are turning against Israel, Midland MP claims
A historic vote to recognise Palestine was welcomed by MPs who have campaigned for many years to support Palestine, such as Birmingham MP Richard Burden
£700k boost for military spouse business course
The Dependants Business Start-Up Programme was launched by the University of Wolverhampton in June last year after clinching a £200,000 grant from the LIBOR Fund.
David Cameron seeks to portray election as personal battle with Miliband
PM also promises to cut taxes for millions of workers if Conservatives win next election
High Speed 2
HS2 college: Skills boost welcomed with 2,000 apprentices to be trained
The college, which will train rail engineers of the future, will be spread across Birmingham Science Park Aston and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus
Benefits Street star Dee Kelly: I'm a fan of UKIP
Reality star Deirdre Kelly spoke at the Conservative Party Conference about how to fix the benefits system but revealed she was a fan of Nigel Farage
Birmingham City Council
David Cameron blames Birmingham's Labour council for 6,000 job cuts as conference kicks off
Conservative Leader David Cameron highlighted Tory hopes of winning Birmingham Northfield and Birmingham Edgbaston in interview as the Tory conference comes to the city