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All the latest news and information about Birmingham, UK.

Jayne Hulbert and Jayne Cresswell, who founded SWEET, which provides support for more than 450 families in south Birmingham

Birmingham project helping desperate families is threatened with closure

The SWEET project, which provides free support for more than 450 families and individuals, faces closure because of Department of Health funding cuts.

Jeremy Cope, of Smith Cooper, which has helped Turbosmart UK launches a new base in Birmingham

Turbosmart opens new base in Birmingham

Manufacturing group launches dedicated base in city to support UK target European and Middle East markets

19th century education reformer and politician George Dixon

Chris Game: George Dixon and Birmingham's first School Board elections in 1870

School boards were empowered to make attendance compulsory for five to 13-year olds, but not until 1880 were they required to.

City planners are expected to approve an application to turn former pub The Bromford into supported housing

The Bromford pub site set for new lease of life

City planners poised to back redevelopment to create supported housing and community hub

The former Harrison Drape building in Bradford Street, Digbeth, which is to become an apartment complex

Harrison Drape redevelopment poised for go ahead

Seven Capital's vision for disused warehouse due to be approved by city planners

Trees lining Millward Street in Small Heath.

Peter Shirley looks into urban trees in Birmingham and the Black Country

Birmingham and the Black Country are famous for their street trees.

City of Birmingham

Record visitor numbers come to Birmingham

New research suggests spending also on the rise as visitor economy supports more than 2,000 new jobs in 2013

Harry Houdini

Birmingham locksmith was the only one to give Houdini a true test

Illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini always insisted that it was a Birmingham locksmith who gave him "one of the hardest tests" he ever had.

Rachel Maclean

'Birmingham Baccalaureate' skills policy hangs in balance

The Birmingham Baccalaureate has now ended and, with the children set to return to the classroom from September, no new deal has been signed.

Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester could join up to form a mega-city

Jonathan Walker: Could the West Midlands be squeezed in a north-south vice?

Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester could join up to form a mega-city, but what would this mean for Birmingham?

More than 100 staff threatened with axe at IMI factory

Historic plant founded in 1862 is to close next year following loss of major customer in nuclear sector

Lewis Henry Salaman was a director of the famous Birmingham Jewellers, Levi & Salaman, and was also actively involved in the Birmingham Company of Jewish Lads' Brigade. He was killed in action in Gallipoli in 1915.

Born with a silver spoon that can deflect bullets in his mouth

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Birmingham born Able Seaman Lewis Henry Salaman was a director of the famous Birmingham jewellers Levi & Salaman.

IMI plans Birmingham factory closure

Engineering group says a fall in nuclear orders has led to plan to shut Witton base of IMI Components

Phil Jones Associates' Reading team (from left) Mathew Franklin, Matthew Proctor and Cullan Riley

Phil Jones Associates grows reach with new office launch

Consultancy targets more projects in the south with new base in Berkshire

Harborne's Moor Pool

A new chance to create a modern garden suburb

Birmingham is getting bigger because it is a successful and popular city where people want to live

Ex-Lloyds banker claims 'risky derivatives sold to as many as possible'

Disturbing inside story of claims against household name revealed in High Court document

Matt Taylor, director of Headline Communications, shows off his Bolton Ironman UK medal

Headline director proves he is a real Ironman

Matt Taylor completes gruelling triathlon and raises thousands for charity Scope

Westgate House, Warwick, which has been acquired by Real Estate Investors

Bassi's Real Estate Investors spends £7m on Warwick town centre property

Birmingham property group shows no signs of slowing down in deals market after completing latest acquisition

Boys from Man Made Youth, a new contemporary dance company in Birmingham just for young men founded by Johnny Autin

Inspiring young men to step out in the world of dance

Two new dance companies, including one just for boys, take to the stage this week. Roz Laws meets their founder

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Infrastructure chief to join HS2's Birmingham team

Hunts is now on for executives to lead the £50bn high-speed rail project in the city

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