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The new Midland Metro tram

£130m Midland Metro boost 'will help city's international standing'

Funding has been allocated towards taking the Metro through New Canal Street to Adderley Street – where a park-and-ride facility is planned

Sutton Coldfield town centre

Planners poised to back Sutton Conservative Club demolition

Gracewell Healthcare hopes to build second care home in Birmingham as Conservative club looks to downsize

Birmingham city centre renaissance boosted by new regeneration company

Launched today, the new venture will lead the redevelopment around the planned HS2 terminus in Curzon Street and is set to deliver 14,000 jobs and up to £1.3 billion to the local economy

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

1,500 HS2 jobs for Birmingham in largest-ever public sector move

The new city base will oversee the building of the £50 billion scheme with decision-making powers shifting from London

Preparations for The 100 Swimmers at Moseley Road Baths

100 swimmers from across UK descend on Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham for photography project

Reaction to the news that Birmingham City Council intends to close the historic building permanently in 2015

Birmingham Round table meeting at Marco Pierre White Birmingham at The Cube, L-R Dan Day, Waheed Nazir, Neil Rami, Graeme Brown, David Bailey, Adam Ramshaw, David Maclean.

Smarter thinking in the age of austerity

Austerity cuts have forced Birmingham to work smarter in the hunt for inward investment, the roundtable heard.

Birmingham Round table meeting at Marco Pierre White Birmingham at The Cube, talking about the future of Birmingham.

Future bright as city looks to cash in on its confidence

With London close to over-heating and greater devolution on the cards for English regions, inward investment has never been a more important issue. The Post brought together six experts at a special roundtable event to debate the issue.

Professor David Cox, CTC; Councillor James McKay, Richard Leonard, Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution tells business leaders to get on their bikes

Birmingham City Council and BPS hosted a business breakfast at The Library of Birmingham.

Gisela Stuart

End blame game over Trojan Horse says MP

Gisela Stuart calls for MPs, Government and city council to focus on solutions rather than blaming one another

Artist's impression of the New Street Station development showing the Navigation Street bridge, which is now not part of the plans

New Street developers scrap Navigation Street bridge from plans

The Navigation Street bridge has been removed from the planning application for New Street after admitting defeat over plans to clad it

City planners slammed over Selly Oak proposals

Council branded 'ridiculous' over project to covert family homes into large student flats near University of Birmingham

West Midlands police and crime commissioner Bob Jones

Fears for summer holiday police commissioner election, when polling stations will be closed and vital staff are away

Birmingham City Council is warning that the August by-election to choose a West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner could descend into chaos

The challenge of job hunting

West Midlands has more people in work than ever before

Latest data shows there are 2.52 million people employed in the region currently, which is more than any stage on record

Debra Davis

Turn on, tune in - and wait several years for 'City TV'

Despite nearly two years of promises from the folk at City TV/BLTV, there is little apparent sign of any positive developments here in Birmingham.

Steve McCabe MP

MP's questions over mystery of City TV channel

Steve McCabe to table parliamentary questions over delayed launch of local TV station for Birmingham,  Solihull and the Black Country

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham's council tax debt tops that of Wales

Arrears have risen by 15 per cent over the past year with the council owed more than £105 million

The old Sutton Coldfield Council House

Sutton Coldfield apartment comes with real royal throne room

Former council house development will feature toilet built especially for the Queen in the 1950s

Artist's impression of the new High Street in Longbridge town centre

ExtraCare plans £35 million retirement village for Longbridge

St. Modwen signs deal for five-acre development with 260 apartments

Wardens powerless across limited time parking areas

Parking wardens have been unable to ticket motorists in limited time stop areas due to malfunctioning handheld computers

Richard Atkins QC

Richard Atkins QC wins award following Tesco strawberries case

The award comes a result of a successful prosecution of Tesco by Birmingham City Council’s trading department over the pricing of strawberries


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