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I am an experienced online journalist and political editor working for Trinity Mirror papers in the West Midlands and the North East, based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery at Westminster.

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Other UK business news: Call for George Osborne's budget to boost the region

George Osborne was urged to throw his weight behind plans to devolve funding from central government to local councils and enterprise partnerships, in the run-up to his Budget statement.

Birmingham civic and business leaders working closely with Tory peer Lord Heseltine have drawn up detailed proposals for the region.

It...

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More Columnists: Jonathan Walker: An age old issue that hits us all

Britain is getting older - and society is "woefully underprepared" to deal with the consequences, the House of Lords is warning.

For some reason, Staffordshire is expected to see the biggest increase in the number of older people.

Tamworth, Staffordshire, is home to 1,200 people over the age of 85,...

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West Midlands News: MP calls for restoration of Dudley's stained glass Winston Churchill memorial

A Black Country MP has launched a campaign to restore a massive stained glass memorial to Sir Winston Churchill – ready for the 50th anniversary of his death.

Ian Austin (Lab Dudley North) wants to restore the tribute to Britain’s wartime leader which once took pride of place in Dudley...

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Politics News: Authors slam 'reckless' Lords libel law reform

Midland peers have clashed with some of Britain’s leading authors over their attempt to bring in newspaper regulation by linking it to reforms of the libel law.

Writers including Stephen Fry, Tom Stoppard and Sir Salman Rushdie have condemned their actions as “reckless”.

Lord Fowler, the former MP for Sutton...

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Other UK business news: Labour wants to set up 'Bank of Birmingham'

A Labour government would set up a regional bank to ensure firms across the West Midlands and could borrow money to invest, party leader Ed Miliband is to announce.

Local authorities could have seats on the board of the bank, which would have a remit to lend locally and to...

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Politics News: Birmingham MP John Hemming defends benefits cap after attack by bishops

A Birmingham MP has hit back after senior church leaders, including the Bishops of Birmingham and Dudley, attacked plans to limit benefit increases.

The Rt Rev David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham, and the Rt Rev David Walker, Bishop of Dudley, were among 43 churchmen who signed a letter criticising government...

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West Midlands News: West Midlands Fire Authority to fight plans to outsource services

West Midlands Fire Authority has vowed to fight against government proposals to outsource fire and rescue services.

The authority, which oversees West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service, warned the proposal was “fraught with danger”.

And the national Chief Fire Officers Association, currently led by Vij Randeniya, the Chief Fire Officer...

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Politics News: Rebuilding programme for West Midlands schools blasted as a sham

Desperately-needed rebuilding work that was promised to schools across the West Midlands has been described as a ‘sham’ after it emerged virtually none of the work is currently going ahead.

More than a dozen schools across the region are still waiting for urgent refurbishments following the cancellation of a major...

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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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