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Birmingham household income rose £1,500 over recession, research claims

Average Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) in Birmingham jumped by 14.4 per cent over the last five years from £10,987 to £12,566, according to researchers

Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers: I'm the man with the plan to fix city's failing children's services

Mark Rogers, the council chief executive with the biggest job in local government, talks to Neil Elkes.

Birmingham General Hospital in Summer Lane, another charitable medical institution, where John Darwall became a physician in 1831

Medic's pioneering study of public health

Chris Upton looks at the work of a 19th century surgeon who researched the health of Birmingham's factory workers

Greater Birmingham road sign

Miliband's push for a 'Greater Birmingham'

Labour Leader Ed Miliband was in Birmingham this week pushing for greater regional co-operation

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Birmingham named among top tourist destinations

Prominent placing for city, but lags behind the likes of Leeds, Llandudno and Torquay

David Cameron

David Cameron: A little help goes a long way for many

We pledged that we would act, to help all those who were working hard, saving up, and setting their sights on buying a home of their own.

Birmingham Bach Choir

Review: Song of the Lamb, Birmingham Bach Choir at The Oratory

Christopher Morley reviews Song of the Lamb by Birmingham Bach Choir at The Oratory.

Sir Albert Bore addresses delegates on the Greater Birmingham Stand at MIPIM

'Greater Brum' is a phrase too far for the greater good

The whole Greater Birmingham debate is a bit of a curate’s egg to those of us outside the city’s political and corporate elites.

Birmingham businesses offered chance to fly the flag for city

Idea was suggested by Lord Mayor Coun Mike Leddy as a way of expressing civic pride and for firms to show their roots

China flag

Let's move the Chinese border down the M6

The West Midlands is the only part of the UK with a positive trade balance with China.

Mughal E Azam on Stratford Road, Birmingham

Prayers answered for a divine dinner

Mughal E Azam is the perfect place for diners to expand their curry repertoire and try something new.

Birmingham-born artist Barbara Walker is fascinated by traditional Ladybird drawings

Birmingham artist is challenging stereotypes

An artist has reinterpreted the illustrations once found in Ladybird books for an exhibition of women artists at Birmingham's Waterhall Gallery. Graham Young reports

TV and electronics wholesaler Trade Electronix goes into administration

TV and electronics wholesaler Trade Electronix appoints administrators

Beverley Nielsen

Birmingham - where iconic brands are born

Birmingham and its hinterland, the Midlands, is first as a city of designers and makers.

George Frederic Muntz

Muntz family distinguished themselves in industry and politics

Chris Upton examines the history of a famous family of Birmingham

Birmingham and the wider region must not see itself as competition to London

Forget 'second city' - we should be the UK's 'first region'

Britain doesn't have a second city, according to a BBC documentary that’s captured the attention of Birmingham’s political class.

Stainless steel wire made by Webster & Horsfall/A.J Wilcock in Small Heath

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - Webster & Horsfall

The company dates its history back to 1708, when wholesale ironmonger John Webster of Birmingham together with his heiress wife founded an enterprise that has lasted for almost three hundred years

Stella Layton who is the new and the first female Chief Executive of The Assay Office in Birmingham.

Same sex marriages are golden opportunity for Assay Office

City's first female Assay Master predicts boost for traditional precious metal trade in Birmingham.

Birmingham Pride chairman Lawrence Barton, who owns the Nightingale Club, among other Southside venues

Birmingham Pride director wins legal battle over Take That founder

Entrepreneur Lawrence Barton was taken to court by Nigel Martin-Smith, whose company owned a nightspot in Manchester called “Bar Queer”, over claims a venue set up in Birmingham called “Queer Street” was an infringement of its trademark

Lou Jones

City businesswomen save young Ugandan child from prostitution

Members of a newly-formed Birmingham women’s network group are dipping into their own pockets to save a young Ugandan girl from the evils of prostitution.

In This Week's Paper


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