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All the latest news and information about Birmingham, UK.

Birmingham city skyline

Vision of Birmingham in 2030 is an eye-opener

A new Business in the Community’s (BITC) “Future Insights” project launched in Birmingham aims to give the clearest vision yet of the future landscape that firms will operate in.

Vines at Halfpenny Green Vineyard, Stourbridge, one of many vineyards in the Midlands

Festival of English wine coming to Birmingham

English Wine Takeover is the first dedicated domestic wine event to take place in the Midlands and aims to increase awareness of a fast-growing industry

Birmingham local election results 2015: Who was elected in your area?

The results are in for the 2015 Birmingham local elections. Find out who was elected in your area.

super prix

Legislation could pave the way for Super Prix return

In what has been hailed as a huge boost to British motor sport, the Deregulation Bill - which enables motor racing events to take place in towns and cities on mainland Britain - has achieved Royal Assent

Louise Brooke-Smith

RICS president Louise Brooke-Smith named Outstanding Woman in Construction

Ms Brooke-Smith is currently the global president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – the first person from the West Midlands to hold the post in its 147-year history

Soho House, home of industrialist and enterpreneur Matthew Boulton

Quiz time: What do you know about the great and good of Birmingham's manufacturing heritage?

Answer the ten questions and share your results with friends

The Maximum Mini book cover

New book is first to tell the story of many Mini spin-offs

Surprisingly little fuss has been made of a whole generation of cars the Longbridge-built Mini directly spawned

Rafal Zar, 'Wisdom' from a series called 'Allegories', size 127x101cm, 2014, Oil on canvas

New Art WM: Annuale exhibition aiming to make it easier to buy from region's contemporary artists

All exhibited artwork will be on sale, with price-tags ranging from £93 to £3,500

Stephen Hartland, chairman of the Birmingham branch of the Victorian Society

Victorian Society launches new award for conservation projects

Society wishes to recognise projects across Birmingham and the West Midlands which have restored Edwardian and Victorian property

Birmingham hotel rooms perform poorly in trivago ranking

The hotel comparison site trivago’s Reputation Ranking 2015 survey, which ranks 100 global destinations according to the reputation of their hotels, was based on over 140 million online reviews

Pop group Duran Duran at the NEC, Birmingham in 1981.

Birmingham needs a little more faith in itself

Not being self-assured, it was suggested by some, is a reason why Birmingham has not attracted the level of investment and willingness by businesses to locate that would be typical in countries on the continent.

Birmingham City Centre

Don't look now but the world is watching Birmingham

With Birmingham recently named as the Start-up hotspot for the second year in a row, and the UK's most investable city, there's no shortage of positive messages to give.

Edgar Wallace in 1914

King Kong author Edgar Wallace's links to the Birmingham Post

But the story of author – and former Birmingham Post writer – Edgar Wallace has been lost to history with most of his novels now out of print

In figures: The State of the NHS in Birmingham and the Black Country

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David Cameron admits the NHS is "under pressure" this winter - and Labour claims it's "facing a crisis". So what's happening in West Midland health services?

Birmingham Post logo quiz 1: No.5

How many of these 12 Birmingham business logos do you recognise?

A couple of the logos will be pretty familiar to Birmingham residents, even with the company names taken out

Birmingham schools are pretty good - so why the flak?

Birmingham has a lower proportion of residents with level 4 or above qualifications (23 per cent) than England and most comparator areas.

The Birmingham Post's Ones To Watch 2015

A round up of faces to look out for in the year to come from the worlds of business, sport, politics, education and culture

Primary school pupils

Harper Bell Seventh Day Adventist School

Find out how Harper Bell Seventh Day Adventist School rates compared to other primary schools in Birmingham with our school ratings

Primary school pupils

Banners Gate Primary School

Find out how Banners Gate Primary School rates compared to other primary schools in Birmingham with our school ratings

Primary school pupils

The Deanery Church of England Primary School

Find out how The Deanery Church of England Primary School rates compared to other primary schools in Birmingham with our school ratings

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor