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Massive step forward for huge housing estate on 30-acre site

Plans to build 420 brand new homes across a 30-acre stretch of land at Bilston's Urban Village were this week given a unanimous green light by Wolverhampton City Council's planning bosses. The scheme will be carried out by award-winning construction...

1 min. ago in Regional West
 

Birmingham Cathedral Market - what you can find from food, drink and craft stalls

Birmingham's St Philip's Cathedral has launched its first ever Christmas market today - with craft stalls, English foods and plenty of potential Christmas presents to buy. We popped down as the market opened at 4pm - clearly with some work still to be...

yesterday, 23:01 in Regional West
 

North Midlands RFU stalwart Peter Grace to step down from RFU Council role

The oldest member of the RFU Council and a stalwart of North Midlands rugby Peter Grace, has announced he will not be seeking re-election as the council’s ‘Father of the House’. Seventy-three-year-old Grace is also among the longest-serving...

yesterday, 14:28 in Regional West
 

Walter Mitty figure's "impossible" medals haul stuns old soldiers

A man who turned up at a Warwickshire Armistice Day parade wearing an SAS beret and an “impossible” array of military medals found himself denounced as a “fraud and imposter” by members of the armed forces and veterans groups. Described as a Walter...

yesterday, 12:27 in Regional West
 

I'm a remainer but I fear a People's Vote on Brexit would only make things worse

I voted to remain in the European Union, and I still believe we'd be better off staying in. But I’m not convinced by the arguments for holding a second referendum. In fact, I fear that if the campaign for another vote on Brexit succeeds, we could end...

Wednesday, 09:45 in Regional West
 

EU and UK agree Brexit deal at last, but now Theresa May faces huge battle in Parliament

The United Kingdom and European Union have at last agreed on a draft Brexit deal. Prime Minister Theresa May was tonight, Tuesday November 13, meeting members of her Cabinet one at a time to explain the proposals. And at 2pm tomorrow, Wednesday, she...

Tuesday, 19:58 in Regional West
 

Roads closed as BBC1 crews film new drama in Sutton Coldfield

BBC film trucks have rolled in to Sutton Coldfield as the broadcaster confirmed it is filming a 'thought-provoking' new child abuse drama in the town. Filming has been taking place at a house in Ladywood Road on the exclusive Four Oaks estate, with a...

Friday, 18:24 in Regional West
 

Why the Spice Girls won't be invited to perform at Labour's pop concerts

Labour came in for some flack when it organised a one-day pop festival in June. Critics rejoiced when tickets for the Labour Live event, in White Hart Lane Park, North London, were slow to sell. But thousands of people turned up on the day. And they...

8 November 2018 in Regional West
 

Solihull flood victims tell their dramatic stories

Scrap merchants circling “like vultures”, asbestos discovered in houses and a carbon monoxide leak are among the issues Solihull’s flood victims had to cope with following a deluge earlier this year. Residents of Nethercote Gardens, among the borough...

8 November 2018 in Regional West
 

Call to boycott Wolverhampton taxi drivers in Birmingham

A call has been made to boycott Wolverhampton private hire drivers who operate in Birmingham. The long-running issue of cross-border drivers came up again in the Birmingham City Council chamber this week (Tuesday, November 6) during question time....

8 November 2018 in Regional West
 

Birmingham's historic Highbury Hall now 'at risk'

A historic hall built in Birmingham for Joseph Chamberlain in the 1870s has been added to a list of at-risk buildings. The grade II*-listed Highbury Hall was developed for Mr Chamberlain after he came to the city in 1854 to join his father's...

8 November 2018 in Regional West
 

Comment: Airport's £500m masterplan reinforces region's dynamism

These are exciting times for the West Midlands. Our region's economy is growing faster than anywhere outside of London, with record numbers of jobs created and investment secured. We have worked hard to put foundations in place to grow the industries...

8 November 2018 in Regional West
 

Birmingham Council backs second vote on Brexit

Birmingham City Council has voted to lobby the Government for a second vote on Brexit - and possibly a General Election. The Liberal Democrats prompted a major debate in the council chamber yesterday (Tuesday, November 6) as group leader Cllr Jon Hunt...

7 November 2018 in Regional West
 

Conservative councillor suspended for sharing Islamophobic messages may be re-admitted to the party

Labour is demanding assurances that a Conservative councillor suspended over claims he shared Islamophobic comments on social media will not be welcomed back into the party. Jeff Potts, councillor for Knowle in Solihull, was suspended after sharing...

7 November 2018 in Regional West
 

Flyover demolition could cause two years traffic misery in Perry Barr

The controversial proposal to demolish the Birchfield flyover in Perry Barr would cause two years worth of traffic disruption, it has emerged. Ward representative Cllr Jon Hunt (Lib Dem) feared the temporary road diversions put in place would be...

7 November 2018 in Regional West
 
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