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Sixteen West Midlands Phones4u stores rescued by EE and Vodafone

Series of shops, including three in Birmingham city centre, will be rebranded either EE or Vodafone in rescue deal which saves 138 jobs

Labour to scrap police and crime commissioners, party conference hears

Police & Crime Commissioner Elections
The move was announced after West Midlands Labour candidate David Jamieson was elected on a turnout of just 10.38% in a by-election

Brum From Above: How well do you know Birmingham's landmarks?

Here's the second instalment of famous Birmingham buildings and sites

Labour Party Conference: Chuka Umunna demands inquiry into construction blacklists

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna
The Shadow Business Secretary pledged to fight for justice for the 91 West Midland workers named as “troublemakers”

Labour making case that it's not pro-business, says Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones
Ed Miliband's party is making a persuasive argument that it will stifle commerce says cross-bench lord and former CBI director general

Central Fire Station developer praise for response to 'tombstone' criticism

Plans for the redevelopment of Birmingham's former Central Fire Station
Watkins Jones is converting the 1930s former fire station at Lancaster Circus into student accommodation and initially wanted to put a 26 storey tower block in the listed building’s internal courtyard

Sixteen West Midlands Phones4u stores rescued by EE and Vodafone

Series of shops, including three in Birmingham city centre, will be rebranded either EE or Vodafone in rescue deal which saves 138 jobs

EE agrees £2.5 million Phones4u rescue deal

Network which pulled out of supplying Phones4u will acquire 58 shops and more than 350 staff from troubled Staffordshire retailer

Brum From Above: How well do you know Birmingham's landmarks?

Here's the second instalment of famous Birmingham buildings and sites

Labour Party Conference: Chuka Umunna demands inquiry into construction blacklists

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna
The Shadow Business Secretary pledged to fight for justice for the 91 West Midland workers named as “troublemakers”
Chris Packham, with his two poodle dogs Itchy and Scratchy, the Springwatch presenter will be at the National Pet Show at the NEC on September 20 and 21.

Chris Packham attends Birmingham's NEC for the National Pet Show

Wildlife presenter Chris Packham will be at Birmingham's NEC this weekend to talk about animals at the National Pet Show. He tells Roz Laws why he is most at home with his adored dogs

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on fire for Beethoven cycle

Andris Nelsons conducting the CBSO at Bonn for Beethovenfest
The CBSO will perform the complete cycle of Beethoven's nine symphonies in Birmingham this week. Christopher Morley gets a preview of what's in store on a visit to Bonn.

Birmingham jazz group Hansu-Tori to play a number of city gigs

David Austin Grey, leader of Birmingham jazz group Hansu-Tori
Birmingham jazz group Hansu-Tori take its inspiration from the power of water and the flight of birds. Its leader, David Austin Grey, speaks to Peter Bacon
Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

Shanghai investors and footballers were welcomed to Birmingham during an evening reception hosted by top city Chinese and dim sum restaurant, Chung Ying Central.

Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button hosted a charity ball at the Hilton Hotel

Paul Belfield, Handelsbanken; Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation; David Hall, Toastmaster; Dawn Mobbs, Band Hatton Button; Phil Costigan, Band Hatton Button.
Coventry and Warwickshire's business community attended a glittering charity ball staged by Coventry-based law firm Band Hatton Button at the Coventry Hilton Hotel in Walsgrave.

Birmingham Ormiston Academy re-launches Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre

Gisela Stuart MP, Sir Albert Bore, Gaynor Cheshire.
Students perform at Birmingham Ormiston Academy's re-launch of Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre.

EE agrees £2.5 million Phones4u rescue deal

Network which pulled out of supplying Phones4u will acquire 58 shops and more than 350 staff from troubled Staffordshire retailer

Hundreds of Staffordshire jobs axed after Phones 4u collapse

Administrator PwC has made 628 redundancies among head office and telesales staff at Phones 4u's Newcastle-under-Lyme offices

Birmingham firm GB Training secures £1.4m apprenticeships deal

Birmingham Pride chairman Lawrence Barton, who owns the Nightingale Club, among other Southside venues
GB Training says the one-year contract with the Skills Funding Agency is one of the largest single contracts it has secured in recent years

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Brum From Above: How well do you know Birmingham's landmarks?

Church View, School House, in Stone, Worcestershire.

Converted family homes in Worcestershire: Church hall and school given a new lease of life

Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

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