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Revealed: Birmingham's best and worst primary schools - is yours on the list? | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 15, 2018
The latest Key Stage 2 results have shown that 100% of pupils in the school reached the expected standard in core subjects this year
Fears that 'danger' junction at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield had been permanently reopened allayed | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 14, 2018
A road that had been gated off following a crash which killed a motorcyclist in the 90s mysteriously reopened with road signs, and road markings but has been shut again
'Extra' £18million promised to Birmingham City Council will come entirely from taxpayers | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 14, 2018
Close inspection of the data suggests, however, that all of that money will be coming from local taxpayers, and not the Treasury
Street lights won't be dimmed in crime hotspots in Birmingham | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 14, 2018
But they are set to be dimmed in other parts of the city to help save the council cash
West Midlands Tech Awards 2018 - Learn more about our winners | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 14, 2018
Read profiles of all of our 12 winners highlighting the great work they do
Intouch Games crowned Digital Business of the Year at West Midlands Tech Awards | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 14, 2018
Black Country firm started life almost 20 years ago making slot machines and jukeboxes but has grown into worldwide e-gaming brand
Tamworth Shoppers treated to free parking in town in the run up to Christmas | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 14, 2018
The car parking fees to be waived in a bid to boost town centre trade by encouraging more people to come into Tamworth.
Gorgeous Christmas gifts at Mailbox - great ideas for last minute shopping | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 14, 2018
There’s something for everyone at the Mailbox this Christmas, don’t worry if you haven’t got all your shopping yet
This is how many of Birmingham's children's homes are inadequate | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 13, 2018
Some 17 of those children’s homes failed their inspection - with one being classed as inadequate and 16 requiring improvement.
31 complaints against Birmingham councillors in a year | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 13, 2018
'Illegally' parked Lord Mayor's car among dozens of councillor complaints
Knife-wielding robbers raid One Stop convenience store in Erdington threatening staff | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 13, 2018
The late-night raid saw a robber armed with a knife steal cash and cigarettes from the Chester Road store
Jaguar Land Rover crisis: Almost 400 agency workers to lose jobs after Christmas | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 13, 2018
More than 250 workers based at Solihull will leave the UK car giant in the New Year
Wealth of expertise as business booms in city | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 13, 2018
Succession Wealth financial planners grow city base thanks to thriving finance and professional sectors in Birmingham
Serving our young people in a changing high street | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 13, 2018
Expert panel joins Tesco roundtable to look at how the retail sector can develop the next generation of workers and tackle the West Midlands skills gap
Funding increase for West Midlands Police - but Crime Commissioner says it's not enough | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 13, 2018
Council tax payers across the West Midlands set to pay an extra £24-a-year for police
Here are the issues being ignored as the nation focuses on Brexit | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 13, 2018
Families are depending on food banks to feed their children, the council can't afford to catch rats and police admit they're failing to pursue criminals
Thousands of Birmingham children are officially homeless | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 13, 2018
New Government figures show the number of children forced to live in temporary accommodation
Birmingham MP Jess Phillips reads out explicit text messages in Commons Chamber | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 13, 2018
The messages were sent by Staffordshire MP Andrew Griffiths to a female constituent
Six Ways accident: Full list of road and bus diversions in Erdington | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 13, 2018
A number of bus routes have been diverted following a serious accident in Erdington, with motorists advised to avoid the area
New demand to have 'danger' road in Sutton Coldfield labelled 'town's worst' resurfaced | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 12, 2018
A petition was submitted 10 months ago call for the road to be resurfaced but nothing was done
Family of teen Mhari O'Neill found dead on Edinburgh's Calton Hill issue heartbreaking tribute | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 12, 2018
Police are treating the death as unexplained as they try to piece together what happened in her final hours
Shock number of drivers caught speeding where six people killed on Belgrave Middleway | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 12, 2018
Police carried out a rush hour speed and drink drive check at Belgrave Middleway
West Midlands is first region to find homes for rough sleepers under flagship 'Housing First' scheme | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 12, 2018
The West Midlands, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City region are included in the flagship scheme
Brexit chaos: What happens if Theresa May loses the confidence vote? | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 12, 2018
Conservative MPs will vote tonight on whether or not they still have confidence in Theresa May
Meet the rough sleepers living on the streets of Birmingham | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 12, 2018
Birmingham MP Liam Byrne took part in the annual count of rough sleepers in Birmingham, and was shocked by what he discovered
This is how good Birmingham's public transport is - the best and worst connected places in the UK | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 12, 2018
Those key services include primary schools, secondary schools, GP surgeries, hospitals, and food shops
Planning application for traveller site in Kingsbury rejected | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 12, 2018
The plans for a site in North Warwickshire were rejected by planning officers
Drayton Manor Park welcomes 2,000 children to experience magical Christmas | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 12, 2018
Theme park set to welcome disadvantaged children and their carers to exclusively experience its award-winning Drayton’s Magical Christmas event.  
Remarkable number of women who suffer from bladder weakness - and the surprising advice which could help | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 11, 2018
Millions of women are suffering in silence but it needn't be that way
New designs unveiled for £300m regeneration project | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 11, 2018
Plans lodged with city council to start developing the first phase of New Garden Square in Edgbaston
Landlords of empty Walsall homes to see council tax treble | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 11, 2018
Walsall Council's cabinet is set to rubber-stamp proposals to hike up charges
Armed gang's chilling threat in £50k Audi theft from Sutton Coldfield home | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 11, 2018
One of the raiders made a slitting motion to his throat as the dad woke and confronted him by the front door
Tech expert hails exciting innovations which are set to make our lives easier in 2019 | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 11, 2018
We’ve seen more progress in some areas of smart technology than in previous decades combined
Series of house burglaries hit Kingsbury leaving residents frightened | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 11, 2018
North Warwickshire village hit by number of break-ins in the past week.
Revealed: This is how Sandwell's new £60m swimming pool complex will look | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 11, 2018
The £60million aquatics centre will host the Commonwealth Games event in the Black Country
Brexit chaos: When will the vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal take place? | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 11, 2018
Theresa May postponed the 'meaningful vote' on her planned Brexit deal, so when will it happen?
Violence at crisis-hit Birmingham Prison is now beginning to fall, says governor | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 11, 2018
Prison has been in chaos following 2016 riots but governor says there are 'some green shoots'
Brexit chaos: Theresa May will go back to Europe and ask for a better deal | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
The Prime Minister has cancelled the planned vote on her Brexit deal, and admitted that she was going to lose it
Plans to turn former Boldmere Adult Education Centre site in to care home and medical facility in Sutton Coldfield revealed | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 10, 2018
Plans given cautious welcome  - "There will be legitimate concerns from residents about the size of the buildings, traffic, parking and so on" says Cllr Rob Pocock
Green light for university's revamp of Municipal Bank building | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
City planning chiefs back University of Birmingham's plan to breathe new life into historic bank
The latest on plans to refurbish Wolverhampton Civic Hall | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
The future of the venue where David Bowie and the Happy Mondays played remains unclear
HS2 chairman quits post after four months | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
Sir Terry Morgan is the latest senior figure to leave the high-speed rail project
Carjackers 'threaten cemetery visitor at gunpoint in horror Sutton Coldfield attack' | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 10, 2018
Victim is said to have had gun put to head by gang who struck at Streetly Cemetery
Theresa May seems to have cancelled the Brexit vote to avoid a devastating defeat | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
According to reports, the Prime Minister has cancelled a planned vote on her EU withdrawal agreement
Theresa May calls off Brexit vote to avoid a devastating defeat | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May has cancelled a planned vote on her EU withdrawal agreement
Rent prices are rising twice as quickly as inflation in Birmingham | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
The average price of a two-bedroom property in the city stood at £695 a month as of March this year
Plea for emergency help as 45,000 new migrants settle in Birmingham | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
City demands £850k to combat impact of immigration on communities in Birmingham
£6m for first new school in a decade in Sandwell | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
Plans for the the Shireland Technology Primary were passed unanimously
JLR's sales plummet after struggles in China | Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post | December 10, 2018
Luxury car brand says market conditions remain challenging in China due to tariff changes and continued trade tensions with the US
Designs unveiled for new Dudley Interchange | Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail | December 08, 2018
Sketches show how tram, bus and sprint services will converge in new multimillion-pound transport hub