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Deloitte fine over Rover 'should go to workers'

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker

Government backs calls for donation as accountants appeal pay-out.

Give backbench councillors a say in reforms, city council is told

Birmingham City Council will now hold all-out elections in 2018 - the first time in 14 years
Backbench councillors from all parties must have a say in reforms to Birmingham city council.

Veterans recall huge Allied air drop to cross the Rhine

Service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Varsity.
A band of brothers reunited in the Midlands to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the turning points of the Second World War.

Patient safety concerns at Midland hospital trust

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
Patient safety at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

General Election 2015: Election fraud fears over missing voters

A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station
Almost 70,000 Birmingham voters have dropped off the electoral register since a strict new system was introduced.

Birmingham 'shoppers' tax' is scrapped - for now

Michele Wilby, BID executive director of the Colmore Business District
Birmingham City Council charge for business improvement districts would hit high streets, say Tories
Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

Driverless cars an 'opportunity to be grasped' by Midlands automotive sector

In a report commissioned by the Society of Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) automotive experts at KPMG have predicted driverless or ‘connected’ cars will have a massive impact on UK manufacturing and society as a whole

Fort Dunlop-based communications company wins second national award in a year

Voice Mobile is based at Fort Dunlop
Voice Mobile has won best ‘B2B Dealer’ at the 2015 Mobile News Awards
Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

Election set for men-only contests in parts of Birmingham

MP Andrew Mitchell
Voters in five West Midlands constituencies will not be given the chance to elect a female candidate.

Review: The Jew of Malta, RSC's Swan Theatre

This powerful production at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre is fabulous

Review: Beethoven and Brahms, CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall

CBSO, at Symphony Hall
David Hart reviews Beethoven and Brahms by the CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Five amazing jazz gigs to see in Birmingham in April 2015

Marius Neset, Vula Viel and Tony Kofi among highlights in April 2015
International Ladies day speakers: Helen Fraser CBE, The Girls Day School Trust; Ian Allen, Cure Leukaemia; Pauline Biddle, Deloitte.

Annual Women's Day lunch raises £3,500 for charity

Deloitte held the annual Birmingham charity lunch to mark this year's International Women's Day.

Launch of B1 app for young job-seekers in Birmingham

Shilpi Akbar, Stacey Barnfield, Cllr Penny Holbrook and Andy George at the B1 Jobs App Launch at The Lighthouse in Aston.
A unique recruitment and training app was officially launched at the Lighthouse Young People’s Centre in Aston.

Halesowen firm host quiz night for Birmingham St Mary's Hospice

Simon Greenfield, Colour Cubed; Ryan Southall, Chantrey Vellacott; Hamish Shilliday, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.
Colour Cubed attracted 17 teams to a successful quiz night that the Halesowen-based firm hosted in support of Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.
Barker Brettell patent partner Jenny Atkinson

Barker Brettell secures place on patent panel for University of Oxford's Isis Innovation

The appointment follows a competitive tender process launched late last year by Isis Innovation – the research and technology commercialisation arm of the University of Oxford

Halfords recruits new chief from McDonald's

Jill McDonald, current UK chief executive of the fast food chain, will replace Matt Davies in May

Record profit for Real Estate Investors

Paul Bassi
Birmingham property group reports another positive year after string of deals boosts rental income

BYPY 2015 shortlist revealed

BYPY 2014 winner Jodie Cook will be among the judges today grilling candidates vying for the 2015 prize
Candidates vying to be crowned Birmingham Young Professional of the Year will go in front of the judges today

Videos & Photos

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

Driverless cars an 'opportunity to be grasped' by Midlands automotive sector

Former Spitfire pilot Sid Cleaver.

RAF pilot Sid Cleaver: I saw the Spitfires and thought 'wow'

The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period


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