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Revealed: Birmingham's best and worst performing primary schools - is yours on the list?
The latest Key Stage 2 results have shown that 100% of pupils in the school reached the expected standard in core subjects this year
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Toxic platform pollution at New Street Station in Birmingham targeted in £1m project
We revealed earlier this year that people were being poisoned on the platforms
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'Extra' £18million promised to Birmingham City Council will come entirely from taxpayers
Close inspection of the data suggests, however, that all of that money will be coming from local taxpayers, and not the Treasury
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Worrying problem as Walsall children suffer raft of issues
Deaths, teen pregnancies and poverty
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Street lights won't be dimmed in crime hotspots in Birmingham
But they are set to be dimmed in other parts of the city to help save the council cash
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These are the Black Country's best and worst primary schools
On average, schools in Wolverhampton performed the best
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D-day over Christmas bin strike threat: city waste chief says he 'understands union anger'
Strike ballot result due today which could see binmen walk out on December 28
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Funding increase for West Midlands Police - but Crime Commissioner says it's not enough
Council tax payers across the West Midlands set to pay an extra £24-a-year for police
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Council denies democracy meetings were secret in Sandwell
It admitted one meeting was marked as being private in error
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Birmingham MP Jess Phillips reads out explicit text messages in Commons Chamber
The messages were sent by Staffordshire MP Andrew Griffiths to a female constituent
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Thousands of Birmingham children are officially homeless
New Government figures show the number of children forced to live in temporary accommodation
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This is how many of Birmingham's children's homes are inadequate
Some 17 of those children’s homes failed their inspection - with one being classed as inadequate and 16 requiring improvement.
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