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Jihadi threat will not go away, West Midlands Police chief warns

West Midlands Police Chief Constable Chris Sims

An estimated 500 Britons have travelled to fight, some of whom are from the West Midlands

Would West Midlands succeed or suffer under devolved Scotland?

The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.
With a matter of days to go before Scottish voters head to the polls to decide the future of the UK, Paul Forrest, director of the West Midlands Economic Forum, asks what outcome would best serve this region

New plans for Millennium Point with Giant Screen cinema to close

Millennium Point in Birmingham, home to the Thinktank.
A 30-day consultation has begun with 11 members of staff amid plans to close the Giant Screen Cinema at the Eastside venue

Birmingham prepares for Conservative Party Conference

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech at the conference at the ICC in 2012
Preparations for the event at the International Convention Centre from September 28 to October 1 are being finalised

Mark Rogers: Let's stop poring over Birmingham's failings

Birmingham City Council's new chief executive Mark Rogers
The council chief pointed out that the city has been the subject of a range of inquiries by the Government and official inspectors in the past year

Police abuse power under Mental Health Act, inspector claims

West Midlands Police
Officers are also forced to take people with mental health issues into custody – because the NHS refuses to take responsibility for them, a House of Commons inquiry was told
The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.

Would West Midlands succeed or suffer under devolved Scotland?

With a matter of days to go before Scottish voters head to the polls to decide the future of the UK, Paul Forrest, director of the West Midlands Economic Forum, asks what outcome would best serve this region

Jihadi threat will not go away, West Midlands Police chief warns

West Midlands Police Chief Constable Chris Sims
An estimated 500 Britons have travelled to fight, some of whom are from the West Midlands
The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.

Would West Midlands succeed or suffer under devolved Scotland?

With a matter of days to go before Scottish voters head to the polls to decide the future of the UK, Paul Forrest, director of the West Midlands Economic Forum, asks what outcome would best serve this region

Jihadi threat will not go away, West Midlands Police chief warns

West Midlands Police Chief Constable Chris Sims
An estimated 500 Britons have travelled to fight, some of whom are from the West Midlands
Tony Bennett

Review: Tony Bennett, Symphony Hall

A sea of warmth greeted Tony Bennett at Symphony Hall as he received two standing ovations during a performance which covered a broad spectrum of his back catalogue

Bupa Great Birmingham Run countdown is on

Commonwealth gold medalist Jodie Stimpson who will fire starting gun on Bupa Great Birmingham Run 2014
Less than six weeks to go until big day as attention turns from Great North Run to Birmingham

Review: Sushi Passion in Birmingham's Great Western Arcade

The teriyaki set with a long teriyaki roll, plus maki, urumaki and nigiri, all from Sushi Passion, a new Japanese restaurant in Birmingham's Great Western Arcade.
Along a quintessentially British arcade in central Birmingham Mary Griffin finds a new Japanese restaurant where a Polish sushi chef is breaking the mould
Helen Platt, Squire Patton Boggs; Martina Navratilova, Nick Green, Squire Patton Boggs; Monique Sutherland, Squire Patton Boggs.

Birmingham Law firm serves up tennis ace Martina Navratilova for hard-hitting talk

Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs recently welcomed tennis legend Martina Navratilova to a client breakfast to discuss diversity.

Exciting finish to the 2014 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall

Clayton and Tracey Blackmore.
Eddie Pepperell secured the 2014 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship title after a tense play-off with TP Tour Qualifier Jak Hamblett.

Le Monde Fish Bar and Grill restaurant opens in Brindleyplace

Simon Howard, Director, Myton Restaurants; Gemma Meah, Front of House Manager, Le Monde.
Le Monde Fish Bar and Grill has opened to the public in Brindleyplace.
Alan Hudson, AFH Financial

AFH Financial acquires Hindsight Financial Services

Worcestershire wealth management firm continues acquisition trail with latest buyout

City TV collapsed owing creditors £170,000

Former councillor Alan Rudge has been left £25,000 out of pocket by the collapse of City TV
Failed TV firm ran up debts over several years had even begun broadcasting following successful bid to win local TV licence

Jaguar XE creating 4,000 Midland jobs

The new Jaguar XE
First Jaguar to be built at Land Rover factory in Solihull will generate thousands of jobs in the region, both directly and through partners and supply chain in biggest manufacturing employment boost for decades

Videos & Photos

Wayne Tracey, one of the owners of Snobs nightclub and David Southham, the club's DJ

Giveaway: Final night at the old Snobs set to sell out - win five tickets

The steel frame of the new Assay Office in Icknield Street

That giant steel frame on Icknield Street? It's the new Assay Office building taking shape

Portrait of Sir Benjamin Stone

Sir Benjamin Stone exhibition gives snapshot of Brazil's history

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