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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.

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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Government still hiding Romanian and Bulgarian migrant estimates - needs 60 days to decide whether publication is in the public interest

Eric Pickles' department has spent 40 days considering whether it is "in the public interest" to release government estimates for the number of Romanians and Bulgarians expected to enter the UK - but it still can't make up its mind.

The Government does have figures giving an estimate for the number of Romanians and Bulgarians expected to migrate to the UK when the EU transitional controls end next year. Mr Pickles confirmed this in a television interview in January, although he also suggested he didn't have much confidence in the figures.

I submitted a Freedom of Information request asking to see them, and on February 11 I received a reply confirming "The Department for Communities and Local Government holds information that you requested".

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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...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2013/03/14/mp-calls-for-restoration-of-dudley-s-stained-glass-winston-churchill-memorial-65233-32983564/

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...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2013/03/14/authors-slam-reckless-lords-libel-law-reform-65233-32983950/

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...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/birmingham-business/birmingham-business-news/other-uk-business/2013/03/14/labour-wants-to-set-up-bank-of-birmingham-65233-32989786/

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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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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