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05:55, 22 JUN 2014
MPs in call for quiz into historic child abuse cases
MPs from across the West Midlands are backing calls for a national inquiry into historic cases of child sex abuse.
Cycle revolution long overdue in car-clogged Brum
This Birmingham Cycle Revolution, if it gains traction, could well change this culture to all our benefit.
The Trojan gift horse confirms suspicions on all sides of the debate
Park View Academy is taking legal action against Ofsted over the Trojan Horse affair.
Birmingham school led by Labour activist and Sikh head is NOT extremist, insists MP
Lib Dem MP John Hemming has defended Golden Hillock school following claims it fails to protect pupils from extremism - but parents are kept in the dark as London politicians fight over Birmingham schools
Tory conference is a worthwhile exception to pecuniary precaution
One of Mike Whitby's more controversial legacies as Birmingham City Council leader was the £1.48 million commitment to hosting the Tory Party party.
£500k bill for policing the Conservative Party Conference
Police and crime commissioner Bob Jones warned the bill – prompted by Home Office funding changes – would add to the organisation’s financial problems
Fears over community response to khat ban
Home Office survey of people of Somali origin in Birmingham in 2005 found that 34 per cent said they had chewed khat in month before the interview
Labour saves Cameron from Immigration Bill defeat
Midland MPs took part in a rebellion against the Government as David Cameron avoided humiliation in the Commons thanks to Labour
West Midlands Plebgate police have 'big opportunity' to set record straight
Two officers facing MPs' committee as Keith Vaz reveals cost of row has reached almost a third of a million pounds
Police's own inquiry into "plebgate" officers DID find evidence of misconduct
The initial draft of West Mercia Police's inquiry into three officers accused of stitching up Birmingham MP Andrew Mitchell did find that "there was a case to answer for misconduct", it has emerged.
Getting down to the bare essentials with regard to visas
Running in parallel has been one of the more intriguing political sideshows of the last year or so -exasperating and entertaining in broadly equal measure -Theresa May's 'Dance of the Seven Visas'.