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Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore

Neil Elkes: Birmingham puts party rivalry aside as it tries to fight back over wounding cuts

Birmingham Leader Sir Albert Bore told us that the total job losses at the council throughout the period of austerity would be equal to twice those lost during the 2005 Longbridge Rover collapse.

Broad Street in Birmingham which will be the focal point of the 2014 Tory Party Conference

Tory Party Conference road restrictions announced

Security operation ahead of and during the Conservation Conference at the ICC revealed

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders exhibition at Library of Birmingham ahead of second series

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Costumes from the first series, photos from the set of series two and props from the epic Birmingham-set gangster drama will be on show in the reception area

Birmingham Glee Club owner Mark Tughan

Birmingham's first comedy club The Glee Club celebrates 20 years of jokes

Birmingham's first comedy club is celebrating 20 years of jokes. Owner Mark Tughan tells Roz Laws the secrets of his success

The former Birmingham Municipal Savings Bank, in Broad Street, which could be the home of a new museum

Museum plans for Municipal Bank and Great Barr Hall

New vision to transform 'at risk' empty buildings into major tourist attractions

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

Planned banner ads - CGI of Hagley Road

Councillors hit out after plans for banner adverts in Birmingham are passed

The banner adverts will be draped from lampposts lining 21 main roads, including Hagley Road, Coventry Road and Belgrave Middleway

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

Artist's impression of 1 Arena Central

One Arena Central becomes Birmingham's first speculative office scheme since recession

Key property project on site of former ATV studios in Broad Street is set to the first spec build since before the financial crash in 2008

CGI of 1 Arena Central and the public realm

Arena Central work 'imminent' after planners give green light

Designs for an office block and 'mini-park' on the former ATV studios site on Broad Street were approved unanimously by the council's planning committee

Gatecrasher in Broad Street, Birmingham

Home of Gatescrasher and Cineworld sold for £35m

European real estate investor snaps up prime Broad Street leisure complex

Artist's impression of 1 Arena Central

Arena Central's first phase poised to get green light

City council planning chiefs recommended to approve 1 Arena Central to kick start work on the long-awaited mixed-use development

How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

The Midlands' first bus-based rapid transit system could be running in two years

Birmingham Council House and Victoria Square

Calls for Palestinian flag at Birmingham Council House snubbed

Coun Majid Mahmood called for the Palestinian flag to fly to show solidarity with the people in Gaza

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Firm is second architecture practice to win a design brief for £450m mixed-use scheme and will create building to replace Central Library

Apache Indian appearing at the Simmer Down Festival in Handsworth Park July 2014.

Music and arts festival, with reggae at its core and a message of peace

Excitement is bubbling over for the Simmer Down Festival, featuring the best of Birmingham reggae talent. Roz Laws meets the headliners

A billboard ad for a Rover 800 car features in the 1987 video clip

Long-forgotten Super 8 film about Birmingham gets a new lease of life after being restored

Music promoter Dave Travis shot the Super 8 footage in 1987 while the whole area was being transformed

Prime Minister David Cameron

Growth Deal investment programme worth £350 million unveiled

Governments Local Growth Fund to support host of projects in Birmingham and West Midlands including new tram lines and advanced technology centre among many others

Professor Kathryn Moore

Reconnecting with countryside must be at root of Big City Plan

Birmingham City University professor Kathryn Moore has said there needs to be a more holistic proposal than the Big City Plan to make use of terrain like the Tame Valley and Spaghetti Junction.

Eiffel Tower in Paris

Local politicians glance across the Channel for the next 'grande idée'

Compared to a hotel bed tax, TBIDs sounded more enterprising, in both senses, and, as is being demonstrated, far more likely to happen.


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