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© 2017 Trinity Mirror Midlands
11:35, 30 DEC 2015
2015 was a bad year for nature
Looking back over 2015 it is easy to find the bad news for nature, finding the good news not so.
Electoral Reform Society says almost 2m votes 'wasted' in West Midlands
'Shocking indictment of a voting system in crisis' says society which is calling for a new form of voting to be introduced before 2020 General Election
Birmingham teenager bids to become UK's youngest councillor
Luke Holland, who just turned 18, is standing as an independent candidate in the Moseley and Kings Heath ward
Aston Martin urged to choose Longbridge for new factory
Business and civic leaders say the former MG Rover base would be idea with the luxury marque said to be looking for a new production plant
Election set for men-only contests in parts of Birmingham
Voters in five West Midlands constituencies will not be given the chance to elect a female candidate.
White Dee second-favourite to win General Election seat - but it doesn't pay enough
Documentary star is ahead of the Liberal Democrats, UKIP or Conservatives in her home constituency - but her agent says the job doesn't pay well enough
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?
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham's cycling community hits back after councillor's 'discriminatory' claim
Cycle lobby joins social media backlash against councillor Deidre Alden who said the activity was the preserve of 'white, young men'
Green Party about 'more than stopping climate change' says Natalie Bennett
Party leader determined to show breadth of policies during four-day conference at Aston University
Birmingham City Council
Jonathan Walker: Birmingham City Council is wrong to say we don't need major party conferences in the city
Party conferences are a chance to get the nation's top politicians, journalists, charity heads and business leaders into the city - but Birmingham is turning them away.
Aston University to host Green Party annual conference
More than 650 delegates expected to attend four-day event at Conference Aston venue
Voters want "big changes" - and only the Greens can deliver, says party leader Natalie Bennett
The Green Party want to tax the rich, tax supermarkets and nationalise the railways. As she prepares for their annual conference in Birmingham, party leader Natalie Bennett tells the Birmingham Post why voters are going Green.
Fourth Solihull Lib Dem councillor defects to Greens in protest
A Solihull Liberal Democrat has become the fourth councillor to defect to the Green Party in disapproval at the party’s performance in the Coalition Government.
Birmingham City Council’s new green commission policy 'lacks ambition'
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett was commenting on the Carbon Roadmap issued by Birmingham’s Green Commission last month which outlined measures to cut carbon emissions
Fracking protesters on alert in Midlands
The Midlands could be hit by a wave of protests over fracking as it emerged the region is at the centre of a number of applications for controversial shale gas mining.
The importance of five years
Dr Steven McCabe writes "If we cannot guarantee economic growth, we will be faced with the need to either raise taxes or reduce services; precisely the sort of debate that we will hear in the forthcoming general election campaign".
UKIP council election success just the start, says MEP Mike Nattrass
UKIP’S West Midlands Euro-MP has called on the main political parties to wake up and take notice after the anti-EU party gained its first local council seats – winning a quarter of the vote nationally.