A quarter of childcare providers are likely to close under new funding.Read the full story ›
On Central Lobby this month reaction to the announcement that there will be a Public Inquiry in to the contaminated blood scandal, plus is there a crisis building in Early Years Funding, and we have a new MP on the sofa - find out just how nerve racking making your maiden speech in the House of Commons is.
Andrew Mitchell said reports that he claimed Prime Minister Theresa May is "dead in the water" were "overheated".Read the full story ›
How much do we really know about the safety of our high-rises? Adam Shaw investigates.Read the full story ›
UKIP West Midlands MEP, Bill Etheridge, has announced he is to stand to be the leader of UKIP.
The family of a girl from Leicester who died at Drayton Manor theme park want to get to the truth about her death, MPs have heard.Read the full story ›
On our political programme Central Lobby we debate the fall out from the General Election and ask why the result was so different to what was expected.
Plus what is the possibility of another one before the year is out?
Join our Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie and her panel of Midlands politicians for lively discussion and debate.
The Birmingham born Chief of Staff influenced Mrs May’s decision to launch her bid for the Conservative leadership in the city.Read the full story ›
A majority (59.48%) of Tory members now believe Mrs May should resign, according to a snap survey by the Conservative Home website yesterday.
It found that just 36.66% of the 1,503 respondents believe she should stay on.
The survey had not been carried out as a weighted sample as people self-selected to vote in it.
Editor Paul Goodman said the results were "astonishing" and "the most damning finding that in one of our polls that I can remember".
Labour have held their seat in Dudley North. The results had to be recounted three times. Labour MP Ian Austin retained his seat by 22 votes.