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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

Birmingham City Council 'should outsource bins service'

Legacy of Service Birmingham has prompted city council auditor to suggest outsourcing refuse collection
Official auditor urges authority to consider outsourcing refuse collection ahead of massive budget cuts which will see council having to save £400m over the next four years  

Last call for Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards winners. Front: Ekateriha Wild (DWF), Jane Plant (Weightmans), Hayley Simonds (Mills & Reeeve), Pam Sanghera (The Family Firm Solicitors), Victoria Garrad (Gateley). Middle: Sam Harris (Weightmans), Caroline Coates (DWF), David Ho (Christien Lee & Co), Richard Adkins (St Philips). Back : Phil Shiner (Public Interest Lawyers), Dean Parnell (Sydney Mitchell), Martin Allsopp (BLS president), Anthony Collins.
Today is the final day for award entries, with the event taking place at Birmingham’s ICC on March 19 2015

West Brom building society reverses years of loses

West Brom which had continued its turnaround with another positive set of results
The mutual reveals pre-tax profit of £6m for the half year on the back of improved savings and increased margins 
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

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

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

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
Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell

David Cameron: Andrew Mitchell must move on from Plebgate

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"

'Plebgate' police officer feels sorry for Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell outside his north London home
Ian Richardson, who recently retired after 30 years in the Metropolitan Police, said it was a "nonsense incident" and criticised Scotland Yard's handling of the row

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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