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Meriden MP Dame Caroline Spelman being 'hounded and pilloried' by people who 'infiltrated' her party

Conservative MPs including Meriden's Dame Caroline Spelman are being "hounded and pilloried" by extremists who have "infiltrated" the Tory party, according to Anna Soubry. Ms Soubry is one of three former Conservatives who resigned...

today, 12:44 in Regional West
 

Birmingham Post publishes supplement on family law

The complex world of family and divorce law comes into sharp focus in this week's Birmingham Post. A special supplement, published in association with Birmingham Law Society, looks at some of the issues facing the sector such as the blame game, the...

today, 11:01 in Regional West
 

A Labour and Conservative MP explain why they are working together to ensure there must be a Brexit deal

We are of different political traditions, but on Brexit, we agree that leaving without a deal would be incredibly painful for our region and for the country. We both represent West Midlands’ constituencies that, like much of the country, voted to...

yesterday, 18:42 in Regional West
 

Midland MPs Jack Dromey and Caroline Spelman back laws that could delay Brexit if there is no deal

Birmingham MP Jack Dromey and Merdien MP Dame Caroline Spelman have joined an attempt to force Prime Minister Theresa May to delay Brexit - if there is no deal. They are working with Labour backbencher Yvette Cooper and Tory former minister Sir Oliver...

yesterday, 18:42 in Regional West
 

As Honda cuts 3,500 jobs, Business Secretary Greg Clark says Brexit IS damaging the UK car industry

Carmaker Honda’s announcement that it is to close its Swindon factory with the loss of 3,500 jobs has sparked a debate about whether Brexit is partly responsible. Honda itself said no. But Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, gave the impression that...

yesterday, 13:44 in Regional West
 

'Mutiny' - Birmingham City Council leaders face backbench revolt and national probe amid bin strike chaos

Birmingham's political leaders are facing a mutiny from their own backbenchers over the "deeply concerning" way the city is being run. A damning letter, signed by 23 Labour councillors, condemns the way Coun Ian Ward and his Cabinet are...

yesterday, 13:44 in Regional West
 

Revealed - £280k spending spree on doomed mission to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham

The doomed attempt to attract Channel 4 to the West Midlands cost more than DOUBLE those of the region's rivals - and the spending continued even after the bid was lost. A collective, led by mayor Andy Street, spent £282,000 trying to bring the...

yesterday, 13:44 in Regional West
 

The heartbreaking toll alcohol is having on Brummies' health revealed

New figures have revealed the heartbreaking toll of alcohol on people's health - with dozens of people in Birmingham admitted to hospital over and over again because of drink-related disease. Exclusive figures show around 195 people were admitted to...

yesterday, 12:48 in Regional West
 

The Alchemist to open second Birmingham bar

Cocktail bar and restaurant group The Alchemist is opening a second venue in Birmingham. The company has announced it will launch a new bar this summer after a £1.4 million revamp of the building previously occupied by fish restaurant Le Monde, in...

Tuesday, 17:58 in Regional West
 

Bin collections every fortnight from TODAY - but strike starts TOMORROW

Bins in Birmingham will be collected fortnightly from today - and the first one-day walkout by striking bin men is tomorrow. It all adds up to a rubbish heap of misery for residents who have been caught up in the crossfire as unions and Birmingham...

Tuesday, 13:17 in Regional West
 

Islamic centre rises from ashes of arson-hit mosque

The chairman of an arson-hit mosque says it can now move forward after councillors approved plans to build an Islamic centre for worshippers. Mohammed Asif, Chairman of Cradley Heath Central Mosque and Islamic Centre, said he was delighted after...

Tuesday, 10:10 in Regional West
 

Pub bombings inquests may be boycotted by campaign group

JUSTICE4the21 families and their lawyers are on the verge of boycotting the next week’s new inquests into the Birmingham pub bombings. When a decision to re-open the inquests was made in 2016 following a campaign by the families, backed by the...

Tuesday, 10:10 in Regional West
 

Century-old allotments in Perry Barr under threat from bulldozers

Allotments which have provided joy to generations of gardeners could be lost under bulldozers as part of the post-Commonwealth Games masterplan for Perry Barr. Campaigners are gearing up for a fight after learning the much loved 121-plot site, which...

Tuesday, 09:49 in Regional West
 

HSBC's new home and JQ factory make RICS shortslist

Ten regeneration and development projects across Birmingham have been shortlisted in the annual RICS West Midlands Awards. 1 Centenary Square, the new home of HSBC UK which opened last year, is among the finalists along with Savills' new office space...

Tuesday, 06:02 in Regional West
 

City property deal to create new apartments

A London-based property group has made its second investment in Birmingham. London Development Group has acquired the historic Borough Building, in John Bright Street, for an undisclosed sum to create a new residential complex. It follows the firm's...

Monday, 15:12 in Regional West
 
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