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Boot camp for benefits claimants slammed by Birmingham MP
New city MP equates now Government policy aiming to get more youngsters into work to "some sort of Russian Gulag"
City MP slams £330m cost of 'royal tourist attraction'
Money spent on The Queen and the Royal family 'should go to struggling people'
West Midlands set to miss out on next round of George Osborne's devolution deals
The Chancellor hopes to announce more Manchester-style devolution packages in November, but the West Midlands will have to wait
Manchester powering ahead as Birmingham becomes 'laughing stock'
Former council leader Lord Whitby wades into debate on devolving powers to new West Midlands Combined Authority
The fear and anger of Labour MPs as they realise Jeremy Corbyn might win
His supporters use the slogan Jez We Can - but some Labour MPs fear their party is doomed if Jeremy Corbyn becomes their new leader
West Midlands lagging behind in economic growth
New figures show Birmingham and surrounding districts have a long way to go to catch up with couterparts elsewhere in the UK
Former council boss Lord Whitby claimed £15,300 for three speeches
Mike Whitby, who led Birmingham City Council for eight years, defends his output saying not all work is done in the public glare of the chamber
Former Solihull MP Lorely Burt takes business role with Lib Dems
Ex-MP who served for ten years will now help 'party's fightback' after it suffered devastating losses in May's General Election
West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police could lose another £20m in funds
Analysis by PwC suggests a new system could see funding for the force drop by another £20m
How Harriet Harman got it wrong and caused a crisis for Labour
Political editor Jonathan Walker picks his way through the troubles currently blighting the battle to become Labour leader
Birmingham City Council
More damning findings on Birmingham City Council
Interim progress report six months after being given a year to improve paints a bleak picture for Europe's largest local authority
West Midlands Police
Pressure to end unfair funding for West Midlands Police
System which leaves region's police poorer could be axed following pressure on the Home Office
More pressure for elected mayor to lead West Midlands Combined Authority
Ministers spell out that region needs mayor to win significant new powers but West Midlands council leaders draw up proposals for system without clear leader
Whitehall millions bypass Midlands on way north
Region's MPs angry over shocking shortfall in handouts to West Midlands compared to other regions
Budget: George Osborne hasn't really introduced a living wage
Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have introduced a compulsory living wage is not all it seems, but it helps his campaign to position the Conservatives as the workers' party
George Osborne MP
Summer Budget 2015: Chancellor offers nation 'a pay rise'
New compulsory living wage, £12bn cuts in welfare and new tax thresholds among George Osborne's Budget
Replay: George Osborne delivers his summer Budget
The first Conservative-only Budget for 20 years, as it happened.
BBC may be told to invest in Midlands as part of Charter review, says Culture Secretary John Whittingdale
Concerns that the BBC is failing to give the West Midlands a fair share of investment will be considered in the review of the BBC Charter which must be renewed next year, the Culture Secretary has told MPs
Birmingham families face up to £6k drop in benefits
Announcement in this week's Budget could see benefit claimants in the city lose thousands under new scheme to encourage work
West Midlands Combined Authority under fire over name choice
MP hits out at decision to omit Greater Birmingham from title of new super-council and more reaction following body's official launch
West Midlands Combined Authority launches official plans
Leaders of the seven councils unveil 'prospectus' detailing how the new super-council will be run
High Speed 2
Liam Byrne vows sit-in if HS2 railroads deal to use land for jobs
Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has condemned HS2 Ltd for failing to listen to the concerns of Birmingham City Council and MPs.
Region's MPs keep it in the family as claims revealed
Commons publishes allowances and interests
Business Secretary Sajid Javid vows to champion 'Midlands Engine'
Cabinet member and Bromsgrove MP says he plans to harness his power in Whitehall to push the region to greater growth