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Shabana Mahmood

Ed Balls backs Shabana Mahmood after protest at Sainsbury's

Labour shadow Chancellor supports shadow treasury minister despite her defying party policy by supporting boycott   

City of Colours Wall by N4T4, Philth, Mila K and AsOne

Birmingham to become City of Colours

Digbeth to welcome more than 140 artists as it plays host to city's first large-scale festival of street art next weekend

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

New plans drawn up for V Building site at Arena Central

Less extravagant proposals are being mooted for the site once expected to house 51-storey mega tower

Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband and insists she still backs Israeli settlement boycott

Birmingham MP who helped close city supermarket in Gaza protest says she won't back down after leadership tells her to stop campaign

CGI of 'Hutong' viewed from Masshouse Lane which has received the green light from city planners

Nikal gets green light for next phase of Masshouse scheme

Developer to build 15 apartments and a retail unit on land next to Masshouse and Hive towers

Moseley Hall ice house

Heritage Open Days: 10 great places to visit across the Midlands

The Midlands reveals its historic secrets as part of the Heritage Open Days 2014 weekend between Thursday 11-Sunday, September 14

Broad Street in Birmingham

Birmingham's most polluted streets unveiled

Prominent city centre streets and Spaghetti Junction named as hotspots where air is polluted with nitrogen dioxide

Selfridges' famous window displays arrive in the Bullring

Selfridges' famous window displays come to Bullring

The favourite with tourists in the capital have been been launched in Birmingham as part of £20m revamp

The bar in Temple Street Social which has been placed on the market

Temple Street Social in Birmingham placed on the market

City centre business is being marketed by Christie + Co for £125,000 for leasehold interest

Bennetts Hill, in Birmingham city centre, where Prime Time Recruitment and Sugarman Group have taken new office space

Prime Time Recruitment and Sugarman take space in Bennetts Hill

Hortons' Estate secures latest letting for city centre office location following deals with People Line and SLC Rail

Gemma Stokes, Narvir Bindra, Laura Clapham, RBS.

Brindleyplace's annual Film Festival hosts VIP screening of 80s movie Top Gun

Thousands of people flocked to Brindleyplace to enjoy the annual Film Festival which took place between July 7-13.

Two Snowhill, Birmingham

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co sign-up Shepherd FM to service new offices

The deal will see the firm provide a range of facilities management services across the law firm's offices

Steve Hollis, who will speak next month at a BPS Birmingham event about the Great Birmingham & Solihull LEP

Early years of Greater Birmingham LEP under event spotlight

Deputy chairman Steve Hollis to examine first three years of the LEP and look ahead to future projects at BPS Birmingham evening

Irwin Mitchell plans further growth after income rise

Law firm pledges to invest further in the business after making five acquisition since becoming AB in 2012

Jas Sansi, Jas Sansi Photography; Neil Rami, Marketing Birmingham; Henrik Court, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce; Matt Wallace, Thistle Hotels.

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce hosts business breakfast at The Thistle Hotel

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce hosted a business breakfast at The Thistle Hotel in the city.

Computer generated images of the Staycity apart-hotel on Newhall Square

Old canal proved major challenge on Birmingham's latest 'apart-hotel' site

Work on the £18 million Staycity complex in Newhall Square is now progressing quickly after major challenges in preparing the land on the site of the old Museum of Science and Technology.

Ian Stringer, GVA; Sir Albert Bore, Birmingham City Council; Richard Butler, CBI; Martin Lakim, AJA Architects.

GVA held their annual Summer Drinks reception at BANK restaurant in Brindleyplace

More than 300 guests attended the annual GVA Summer Drinks reception, at BANK restaurant in Brindleyplace.

Alpha Tower as seen from the Library of Birmingham

Alpha Tower handed listed status

Icon of post-war city development has been given a Grade II listing by English Heritage

Kabir Rayman, Anita Champaneri and Tullah Khan at the launch of Indian restaurant East Z East in Birmingham City Centre.

Indian restaurant East Z East expands to Birmingham City Centre

Family-owned Indian restaurant East Z East has expanded into the Midlands with its sixth restaurant.

Jonathan Trott

Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott to speak at celebrity dinner in Birmingham

BBC Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen will lead a Q&A session at the event

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