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All the latest national education news plus the local issues affecting the Birmingham and West Midlands area.

CGI of plans to convert Beechenhurst House in SellyOak into 55 student flats

Former Selly Oak home of John Nettlefold to become student flats

Plans for high-end accommodation to be built in old home of renowned social reformer who lived there in the late 1800s

New opening hours have been announced by the Library of Birmingham

New opening hours for Library of Birmingham

Brasshouse Language Centre will also relocate from Sheepcote Street as battle to bring library into wider use continues

Michael Bates pictured with his team from Birmingham Community Law Centre in Sparkbrook, Naomi Lesser, Abu Uddin, Habib Ullah and Tahsin Chowdhury

Birmingham Community Law Centre lands major legal award

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Birmingham Community Law Centre staff say they are “over the moon” after winning the Best Not-for-Profit/Law Firm award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards

Birmingham school complaints after Trojan Horse

A new 'whistleblowing' system introduced in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal has seen 30 worried teachers or parents complaining about Birmingham schools in just six months.

The Google Digital Garage in the Library of Birmingham exclusive

Google offers boost to troubled Library of Birmingham

Digital training base will help soothe pain of cuts to staff and hours as council tries to mitigate against major budget cuts

NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates

Teaching unions in Birmingham attack 'distraction' of pupil targets

Government under fire over its plans to target 'coasting' schools which some say is a quick path to academisation

CGI of the new Birmingham Conservatoire looking west along Jennens Road

Galliford Try to develop Birmingham Conservatoire

Construction group which led the £32m Edgbaston Stadium extension will lead £46m project to build a new conservatoire

School teachers in Birmingham among highest paid at £55,000 a year

Teachers at a school in Birmingham are among the best paid in England.

Villa Park.

Whole new ball game for Aston Villa as it trains budding accountants

Aston Villa Football Club teams up with college to offer career opportunities to disadvantaged youths

Ozzy Osbourne

Brummies ‘better off’ saying nothing if they want to succeed in life

Even silence is considered more intelligent than Birmingham accent

Grant Thornton partner Becky Eagle, back row centre, with intern programme managers Melissa Hollis and Rob Cross and this years summer interns

Grant Thornton runs third internship programme for talented students

Ten year 12 students from Midland schools spent two weeks with the firm’s tax, audit and advisory teams

Mike Gahan, chief executive of HCB Hatch Chartered Accountants

Education team on board at HCB Solicitors and Chartered Accountants

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A specialist education law team headed up by Andrew Barrowclough has joined HCB and it follows the appointment of a corporate law team led by Paul Corren

'Inadequate' rating from Ofsted for Birmingham school

Golden Hillock was one of five city schools placed into special measures during the Trojan Horse scandal

CGI of a new teaching building at the University of Warwick

CWA wins University of Warwick building brief

City consultancy will provide civil and structural engineering services on new teaching building

Sixth form pupils at King Edward's School in Edgbaston have enjoyed great results in the International Baccalaureate diploma

King Edward's School enjoys record results after dropping A-levels

Edgbaston school controversially decided to introduce the International Baccalaureate diploma and says its students are now reaping the rewards

The Stuart Carlier collection of almost 100 drawers of beetles

Beetle mania... Birmingham's amazing insect collection is latest Museums Trust 'object of the month'

Collection is latest of series of objects of the month the Museums Trust is unveiling through the Birmingham Post

Birmingham could become a so-called 'City of Sanctuary' under a new initiative by the city council

Birmingham to be 'City of Sanctuary' for refugees

Councillors keen to distance city's policy from the national debate on immigration and stress it will apply to those who are legally granted asylum

Abbey College Birmingham principal Stephen Robinson

Abbey College expands to meet growing demand for places

Jewellery Quarter institute is undergoing major revamp to enable it to increase student places by 40 from September

Trade union members have voted in favour of strike action in an indicative ballot over possible job losses at the University of Birmingham

Lecturers at University of Birmingham vote 'yes' in strike ballot

Members of University and College Union return positive results in indicative ballot over potential loss of dozens of jobs

Jane Byford, employment partner at Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Employment partner joins Veale Wasbrough Vizards

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Jane Byford specialises in contentious matters

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