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City housing perks mooted to attract social workers

Subsidised housing and extra-long holidays have been put forward as possible perks from council chiefs in a bid to attract new social workers to beleaguered children's services department

King Edward's School head slams Labour plans to hit private sector

Head of King Edwards VI School John Claughton
Head of leading Birmingham independent school has lashed out at the opposition's plans to force them into support state sector more

Autumn Statement: It's time for Osborne to get down to business

George Osborne
Midland chiefs call on Chancellor to back infrastructure projects and extend incentives to small firms

David Cameron: Andrew Mitchell must move on from Plebgate

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell
The Prime Minister insisted it was "never right to be abusive or rude" to a police officer and said the judge had "made very clear his verdict"

We'll tell civil servants to move out of London, says Ed Balls

Ed Balls speaks at the Labour Party Conference
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says a Labour government would order Whitehall departments to draw up plans to shift jobs out of London

West Midlands workers see salaries drop by £400

The median salary for a full-time worker in the region, including overtime and any bonuses, is £24,920 – down from £25,328 in 2013
George Osborne

Autumn Statement: It's time for Osborne to get down to business

Midland chiefs call on Chancellor to back infrastructure projects and extend incentives to small firms

'If Manchester is the Mourinho of how to run things then we're in a lower league altogether'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Chris Game argues that Birmingham seems content to be a slavish follower of Manchester and Greater Manchester and the way it has led in matters such as combined authorities

City housing perks mooted to attract social workers

Subsidised housing and extra-long holidays have been put forward as possible perks from council chiefs in a bid to attract new social workers to beleaguered children's services department

King Edward's School head slams Labour plans to hit private sector

Head of King Edwards VI School John Claughton
Head of leading Birmingham independent school has lashed out at the opposition's plans to force them into support state sector more

Review: CBSO - Nelsons conducts Bruckner’s Seventh at Symphony Hall

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Christopher Morley is bowled over by Andris Nelsons at Symphony Hall

First world war exhibitions reveal the human heartache suffered by many

Trench cello made from an oil can in the Worcestershire County Museum collection
There have been plenty of exhibitions marking the centenary of the First World War. Chris Upton takes a look at a few of them

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden talks about starring in Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds

Brian McFadden is playing the role of the Journalist in Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds
Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden stars in Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds. He talks to Alison Jones about working with one of his heroes and being back in big arenas
Kimberley Wapplington, Smith Cooper; Nick Lee, Smith Cooper; Sarah Jennings, DWF, attend a drinks reception at Birmingham Metro Bar & Grill for new Smith Cooper partner Nick Lee.

Smith Cooper celebrate Birmingham expansion

Business advisory firm Smith Cooper, hosted an event at Metro Bar and Grill to celebrate their expansion in Birmingham

Big Hoot art project launches at Ikon Gallery

Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art; Sarah-Jane Marsh, Birmingham Children's Hospital; Rob Pendleton, LDC; Jerry Blackett, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, attended The Big Hoot art project launch event at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.
Project will see more than 100 individually designed owl statues appear throughout Birmingham during next summer to help showcase the wide cultural appeal of the city

Five Midland businesses explored new trade avenues in Istanbul

Selim Ozturk and Emine Ahmetoglu, Turkish Airlines, Nigel Waldron, Power Minerals Ltd, Stacey Barnfield, Birmingham Post, Stephen Hynes, Ultraseal International, Thomas West, Bareface Media, Craig Cooksley, Chairman, Birmingham Post Growth Fund and Kenneth Alfred, Ash UK Power Reserve Ltd.
The Birmingham Post linked up with Turkish Airlines to take five of the region’s businesses to Istanbul to explore new trade avenues.
Ralph Findlay, CEO of Marston's PLC

Demand for real ale bolsters Marston's

The Wolverhampton-based brewer and pub operator’s brewing division grew revenues by 4.1 per cent to £132.5 million and profits by 3 per cent to £17.4 million

Sales boom at Philpotts owner Patisserie Holdings

Philpotts owner Patisserie Holdings has reported positive annual results
Café and sandwich shop chain reports positive turnover and profit and eyes a further 20 store openings during coming year

Paragon Group chief hails 'brave new world' of buoyant lending market

Nigel Terrington, chief executive of Paragon
Chief executive Nigel Terrington says Solihull group's boom reflected a housing sector and wider economy recovering from recession

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Trench cello made from an oil can in the Worcestershire County Museum collection

First world war exhibitions reveal the human heartache suffered by many

The Woodman, in New Canal Street, and the old Curzon Street rail terminal

Latest renovation at historic Woodman pub

The beetroot soup at Two Cats Roaming Kitchen

Review: Two Cats Roaming Kitchen pop-up restaurant, at Six Eight Kafé

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