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I understand how government, Parliament and political parties work. I am equally at home digging out stories from data, social media or interviews as I am covering major set-piece events or explaining how things work to readers.

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Obsolete hospital reopened in beds crisis

Patients are being sent to an obsolete hospital dating to the 1930s – because the £545 million superhospital built to replace it cannot cope.

Birmingham’s state-of-the-art Queen Elizabeth Hospital, opened in June 2010, has run out of room.

And University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, has been forced to re-open part of the old hospital which was supposedly closed forever.

Read more: Obsolete hospital reopened in beds crisis

Other UK business news: The Budget 2013: George Osborne urged to provide loans to new businesses

George Osborne was urged to provide new businesses with loans of up to £20,000 to help them create jobs, as he prepared to deliver his Budget.

Midland business leaders warned that Government attempts to get the economy growing again were failing and said “more radical measures” were needed.

The Black...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/birmingham-business/birmingham-business-news/other-uk-business/2013/03/20/the-budget-2013-george-osborne-urged-to-provide-loans-to-new-businesses-65233-33021408/

West Midlands News: Birmingham and Solihull expected to be first in line for Whitehall cash

Ministers have predicted Birmingham will be first in line for a share of billions of pounds in funding for housing, transport and training.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, has announced he is backing proposals to axe a range of schemes administered by Whitehall and hand the money directly to local councils...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2013/03/18/birmingham-and-solihull-expected-to-be-first-in-line-for-whitehall-cash-65233-33014837/

Other UK business news: George Osborne backs Heseltine's plan for LEPs to spend Whitehall cash

Chancellor George Osborne is announcing radical plans to try to get Britain’s economy growing by diverting billions of pounds to local partnerships of councillors and business leaders.

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will take the lead role in promoting economic growth, using funding currently spent by Whitehall.

The proposals are likely...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/birmingham-business/birmingham-business-news/other-uk-business/2013/03/18/george-osborne-backs-heseltine-s-plan-for-leps-to-spend-whitehall-cash-65233-33009005/

Heseltine calls for bigger budgets and more power for 'Greater Birmingham'

Lord Heseltine has urged the Goverment to hand over a share of £70 billion to Birmingham and neighbouring towns and counties, as he launched the “Greater Birmingham Project” alongside business and council leaders.

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2013/03/17/heseltine-calls-for-bigger-budgets-and-more-power-for-greater-birmingham-65233-33008061/

Other UK business news: Heseltine calls for bigger budgets and more power for 'Greater Birmingham'

Lord Heseltine has urged the Goverment to hand over a share of £70 billion to Birmingham and neighbouring towns and counties, as he launched the “Greater Birmingham Project” alongside business and council leaders.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, will give his answer this week, in the run-up to the Budget statement...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/birmingham-business/birmingham-business-news/other-uk-business/2013/03/17/heseltine-calls-for-bigger-budgets-and-more-power-for-greater-birmingham-65233-33008061/

Transport News: HS2 to go ahead despite 'unlawful' consulation, say MPs

The planned 225mph HS2 rail line between London, Birmingham and the North should go ahead - despite a court ruling that a Government consultation about the new high speed route was “unlawful”, MPs have said.

The High Court has rejected nine out of ten legal challenges against the £33 billion scheme, after legal...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-transport-news/2013/03/15/hs2-to-go-ahead-despite-unlawful-consulation-say-mps-65233-32996377/

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Jonathan Walker Political Editor of the Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury, Coventry Telegraph, Newcastle Journal, Newcastle Chronicle and Sunday Sun.

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