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All three major parties back proposals for a new high speed rail line.Read
To many the longevity of Ken Smith, still working at a builders merchants at the age of 94 will be an inspiration.Read
Birmingham is an international city in every way.Read
It is a solemn site which has seen the great and the good gather to pay tribute to those who have fallen in Afghanistan.Read
Business Secretary Vince Cable has set the cat among the pigeons with his strong comments warning that the Government is not ready to hand funding over to Local Enterprise Partnerships.Read
Defence cuts will see the disbandment of 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the Warwickshire County regiment.Read
There are more of us than there used to be.Read
Cycling keeps you fit and cuts pollution.Read
Cuts in benefits matter to the people directly affected, who may well already be struggling to make ends meet.Read
Politics is at its best when there's a good debate to be had.Read
Proposals to introduce higher rail fares for peak time travel could never be popular.Read
The BBC is one of the nation's most important and beloved institutions.Read
Over the decades, Birmingham squandered much of its architectural heritage.Read
It is a feather in Birmingham's cap that we have such a thriving food scene.Read
You can’t choose whether to buy the BBC’s services. Anyone who owns a television has to contribute to its funding, whether they like it or not.
The Labour Party is a broad church. Battles between “left” and “right” were taking place long before Tony Blair and colleagues invented New Labour.Read
What appears to have forced the hospital to take drastic measures is a long-term and dramatic increase in the number of people across the region who need medical care.Read
This government has demonstrated that it is committed to "localism" - diverting power to local organisations and services.Read
A dramatic image of Winston Churchill once took pride of place in Dudley town centre.Read
Building and refurbishing schools brings obvious benefits to children, parents and teachers.Read
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