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All the latest news and information about Birmingham, UK.

Bike giveaway: Council cabinet member for sustainability Lisa Trickett with Phil Woodward of Raleigh

Off yer bike: West Midlands among lowest numbers of UK cyclists, with Birmingham in decline

City council argues Birmingham Cycle Revolution, which is seeing £60 million invested in ‘bike-friendly’ initiatives over six years to 2018, will see decline reversed

Balti survival battle as inferior pans put Birmingham's classic cuisine at risk

Connoisseurs say balti owes much to the original cast-iron or thin pressed steel pot designs which were first supplied by Smethwick firm Pressform

Birmingham among highest rates for long-term unemployed

Pictures is improving however for the city according to new figures based on the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance

Actors Bella Hamblin and David Proud in a screen still from iWitness

Steve Rainbow's iWitness nominated for five awards at Madrid International Film Festival

Mr Rainbow’s feature film iWitness , which was shot in Birmingham and staffed by several actors and crew from the city, has been nominated in five categories at the prestigious film festival which takes place in the Spanish capital in July

Victorian property in Woodland Road, Northfield.

Chance to choose your neighbours with project

Purchase a period property and a project with this Northfield house that comes with planning permission

A blended image showing Birmingham Law Courts in 1900 and 2012

More blended images showing how Birmingham has changed from days gone by

A unique look at the changing face of the city with Edgbaston stadium, the Birmingham law courts and high streets of Erdington and Moseley given the blended image treatment

A Birmingham street in the 19th century

Grim reading from the pages of Birmingham's history

Newly published trip down Birmingham's 'Memory Lane' is enough to turn stomach

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 This Week's Paper

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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