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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.

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.

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham
The Harvey Nichols opening will be followed by a number of new store launches at the shopping centre over the summer period

Revealed: How Jaguar Land Rover now supports more than 250,000 UK workers

The new Jaguar XF crossing the River Thames by Canary Wharf in London by high-wire to promote the launch of the car
New data shows Jaguar Land Rover now employs 34,000 people in the UK – up by 18,000 in the past four years

Photography trail covering three-mile stretch of Stratford Road on display this summer

It is hoped the images will paint a picture of what it is to live and work on the Stratford Road, giving an insight into the rich history of the area
The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The Harvey Nichols opening will be followed by a number of new store launches at the shopping centre over the summer period

Revealed: How Jaguar Land Rover now supports more than 250,000 UK workers

The new Jaguar XF crossing the River Thames by Canary Wharf in London by high-wire to promote the launch of the car
New data shows Jaguar Land Rover now employs 34,000 people in the UK – up by 18,000 in the past four years
Lichfield Cathedral

Push to propel Lichfield to cathedral elite league

Landmark Lichfield Cathedral is at the centre of a £20 million appeal to halt its disintegration.

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.

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.
Barrister Simon Ward with the Steiner Academy Hereford team competing in the final of the Citizenship Foundations Bar Mock Trial competition

Birmingham barrister supports students in national law competition bid

Mr Ward, who is based at St Philips Chambers, has been guiding 15 year 10 students from Steiner Academy Hereford, who will be competing in the national final of the Citizenship Foundation’s Bar Mock Trial competition

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

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

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The new Jaguar XF crossing the River Thames by Canary Wharf in London by high-wire to promote the launch of the car

Revealed: How Jaguar Land Rover now supports more than 250,000 UK workers

Photography trail covering three-mile stretch of Stratford Road on display this summer

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