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Traffic as the Birmingham Queensway tunnels through the city centre are closed for more work

Birmingham City Council boss warns of gridlock for city centre

Developments such as Arena Central and Paradise Circus could make city appear 'closed for business' according to transport chief Victoria Quinn

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Sixteen West Midlands Phones4u stores rescued by EE and Vodafone

Series of shops, including three in Birmingham city centre, will be rebranded either EE or Vodafone in rescue deal which saves 138 jobs

Shoppers in Birmingham's Bullring centre

Giant consultation on future of Birmingham retail strategy begins

A six-week consultation has been launched over a new retail strategy to cope with massive change.

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech at the conference at the ICC in 2012

Party conferences might come back to Birmingham after all

Fear of losing out on lucrative conferences allayed as rival cities also axe subsidies

The roof at New Street Station has been completed

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

The final piece of the station’s new atrium roof covering was put into place on September 16

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Organiser Becci Wright to host street art festival over two days due to visitor demand for expansion of the event in Digbeth

From left: Glyn Pitchford and Dominga Devitt, chairman and honorary secretary of the Birmingham Big Art Project, Tim Watts of Pertemps and William Wong, of Chung Ying Central restaurant attend the Chung Ying Walk to raise funds for the art project

£3,000 raised for Birmingham Big Art Project

Charity walk held to coincide with the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to bring in cash for major art commission

1920s detached home in Arthur Road, Edgbaston.

Home of the day: £1,750,000 1920s detached home in Edgbaston

There is plenty of space to work, rest and play in this well appointed property in the suburbs, writes Alison Jones

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

Fifteen-year restoration programme nears completion ahead of grand opening as museum next month

Bullring, one of the key retail destinations in Birmingham

Birmingham's new vision for city's retail

Strategy launched by city leaders today to improve retail offering and capitalise on existing scheme

Birmingham's cycling community hits back after councillor's 'discriminatory' claim

Cycle lobby joins social media backlash against councillor Deidre Alden who said the activity was the preserve of 'white, young men'

Birmingham bottlenecks set to be eased on inner ring road

City council poised to back new £14m programme of infrastructure works around key congested areas

Jewellery Quarter

Delph brings forward Jewellery Quarter project launch

Property group to market second phase of 'The Quarter' from the end of the month ahead of completion next spring

Clare Drive, Edgbaston

Home of the day: John Madin-designed Edgbaston house on market for £450,000

Townhouses share peaceful, picturesque grounds extending to about 1.5 acres off Augustus Road

From left: International footballer Fan Zhiyi, chief executive of XPro Geoff Scott, Birmingham Lord Mayor Shafique Shah and James Wong, onwer of Chung Ying restaurant

Chung Ying Central hosts Shanghai team Clever FC

Chinese party visits Birmingham ahead of charity match at Ricoh Arena during history tour of UK

Andrew Williams, from the Erdington-based Froth Blowers Brewing Company, which features in the Good Beer Guide

Good Beer Guide features West Midlands microbreweries

New research has revealed the slump at the pump is over as region's independent breweries are now setting up in record numbers

Two Snowhill, Birmingham

Two Snowhill sold to M&G Real Estate

Investment company acquires key Birmingham business address ahead of launch of new base for 1,500 HS2 staff

CGI of Concord House, in Holloway Head, which is to be turned in 19 apartments

Concord House developers Elevate reject councillor's 'irresponsible' jibe

Group behind Debenhams warehouse renovation defend £10m scheme following broadside from city councillor who branded it 'hideous'

20 is Plenty campaign hits Birmingham trail

Series of exhibitions scheduled across the city to explain proposals to reduce accidents in key blackspots

Stephen Hughes

Former city council chief executive Stephen Hughes joins Bevan Brittan

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Mr Hughes, who is recognised as one of the country's leading experts on public services finance and reform, will be working with Bevan Brittan on a number of areas

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