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Elected mayor for city ‘needs 5 key powers (Birmingham Mail) An elected mayor of Birmingham should have the power to set business taxes to help boost the local economy and create jobs a leading Labour politician (Liam Byrne) has claimed.
Seven charged over bank robbery
Seven men are charged in connection with an armed robbery at a West Midlands bank.
Gypsy protest appeal to be heard
Campaigners opposed to an illegal Gypsy site ask Solihull Council for permission to keep their protest camp for another year.
Hunt resists Labour’s quit calls
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt rejects Labour calls for him to resign over claims about his role in News Corp’s bid for BSkyB, as Rupert Murdoch prepares to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.
Figures to show recession status
Figures out on Wednesday will show whether the UK economy grew in the first three months of the year or has returned to recession.