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Aston Villa appoints Tom Fox as chief executive

New Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox

Villa swoop on Arsenal for new chief following departure of Paul Faulkner

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust to cut more than 1,400 jobs

City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs
Swingeing cuts will take place over the next six years as staff morale hits 'rock bottom' following announcement

Heritage Open Days: 10 great places to visit across the Midlands

Moseley Hall ice house
The Midlands reveals its historic secrets as part of the Heritage Open Days 2014 weekend between Thursday 11-Sunday, September 14

Birmingham's most polluted streets unveiled

Broad Street in Birmingham
Prominent city centre streets and Spaghetti Junction named as hotspots where air is polluted with Nitrogen Dioxide

HydraForce's expansion means hundreds of new jobs

CGI of the new HydraForce factory at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub
Hydraulic firm announces work will start on new manufacturing hub in Aston next month

New police unit to hunt down cyber crime gangs

Organised Crime Minister Karen Bradley
Minister vows to take the fight to criminals through a new regional organised crime unit in the Midlands
General business

Trevor Law: Keeping pace with host of changes to pensions

The industry still awaits further detail in respect of the tax charge applied to lump sum death benefits from crystallised funds.

Steve Allen: Expansion of Birmingham law firm could be first of many more to come

Steve Allen
Hogan is not the first City law firm to adopt the practice of disaggregation in the quest for greater efficiency.
The headstones of British and Commonwealth soldiers side by side with German headstones in Mons, France

Gisela Stuart: The First World War compared with today's war in Afghanistan

The commemorations of the First World War are also a chance to understand each other as the nations we have become.

Chris Upton: The latest idea for London is a garden bridge crossing the Thames

Dr Chris Upton
One of the latest ideas for London is a garden bridge, to cross the Thames somewhere near the South Bank.
Welsh actor Tom Crook as The Gruffalo and Susanna Jennings as The Mouse.

Review: The Gruffalo Live! at Birmingham Town Hall

Adrian Caffery reviews The Gruffalo Live! at Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre raises the curtain on a fantastic line-up

Jersey Boys
As a new theatre season begins next month, Roz Laws picks out the highlights and meets the man behind a city success story

The extraordinary rise and fall of Birmingham's Olympic champion ice skater

Birmingham ice Skater John Curry during his gold medal-winning performance at the 1976 Winter Olympics.
A new book lifts the lid on the extraordinary rise and fall of Birmingham's Olympic champion ice skater. Graham Young reports.
The Rt Revd David Urquhart, Paul Sabapathy, Cllr Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Stephen Timms MP, Steve Bavington, ChaplaincyPlus.

City's faith and business communities come together for Birmingham Prayer Breakfast

Chaplaincy Plus and Birmingham Cathedral once again hosted the annual Birmingham Prayer Breakfast.

Brindleyplace's annual Film Festival hosts VIP screening of 80s movie Top Gun

Gemma Stokes, Narvir Bindra, Laura Clapham, RBS.
Thousands of people flocked to Brindleyplace to enjoy the annual Film Festival which took place between July 7-13.

Recognition Awards and Charity Ball raises £80,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance

Sam Taylor, Tinker Taylor; Mike Tindall, Former English Rugby Player.
Guests that attended the Recognition Awards and Charity Ball helped to raise £80,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Santander backs Natural Childcare Company nursery launch

New base and a relocation signal childcare company's intention to expand

Balfour Beatty rejects latest merger bid by Carillion

The new Library of Birmingham was developed by Carillion which has seen its latest merger bid rejected by Balfour Beatty updated
Support services group dealt latest, and possibly, final blow in its bid to secure a deal to create construction giant

University of Birmingham launches next phase of £300m regeneration

CGI of new student halls at the University of Birmingham
Hunt is on for contractor to build new student halls and sports complex next to Grange Road Gate

Videos & Photos

Broad Street in Birmingham

Birmingham's most polluted streets unveiled

The Rt Revd David Urquhart, Paul Sabapathy, Cllr Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Stephen Timms MP, Steve Bavington, ChaplaincyPlus.

City's faith and business communities come together for Birmingham Prayer Breakfast

Selfridges' famous window displays arrive in the Bullring

Selfridges' famous window displays come to Bullring

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