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MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband to back Israeli settlement boycott

Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham MP who helped close city supermarket in Gaza protest says she won't back down after leadership tells her to stop campaign

Solihull marketing agency Jask takes on six new roles

New Jask recruits; Debbie Clifton, Dave Potts. Front Row (L-R): Kevin Thompson, Haider Ismail, James Davison, Kristen Voisey
Firm takes on six new staff to meet growth demands during the first half of the year after recent client wins

Nikal gets green light for next phase of Masshouse scheme

CGI of 'Hutong' viewed from Masshouse Lane which has received the green light from city planners
Developer to build 15 apartments and a retail unit on land next to Masshouse and Hive towers

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
New Jask recruits; Debbie Clifton, Dave Potts. Front Row (L-R): Kevin Thompson, Haider Ismail, James Davison, Kristen Voisey

Solihull marketing agency Jask takes on six new roles

Firm takes on six new staff to meet growth demands during the first half of the year after recent client wins

Nikal gets green light for next phase of Masshouse scheme

CGI of 'Hutong' viewed from Masshouse Lane which has received the green light from city planners
Developer to build 15 apartments and a retail unit on land next to Masshouse and Hive towers
Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband and insists she still backs Israeli settlement boycott

Birmingham MP who helped close city supermarket in Gaza protest says she won't back down after leadership tells her to stop campaign

Rikki Clarke confident Warwickshire will rise to the occasion in Twenty20 Finals Day

Warwickshire's Rikki Clarke
Rikki Clarke will be a key man as the Bears, having reached their first Finals Day since 2003, strive to complete the job and lift the trophy on their home ground.
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

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Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband and insists she still backs Israeli settlement boycott

The Almshouse at Harvington near Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

Home of the day: £1,695,000 The Almshouse at Harvington, near Kidderminster

CGI of 'Hutong' viewed from Masshouse Lane which has received the green light from city planners

Nikal gets green light for next phase of Masshouse scheme

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