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

 

Tim and Tom Redmond

Brother's bringing a sense of 'Adventure' to Symphony Hall

Brothers Tim and Tom Redmond let their imaginations run wild and let the music tell their stories at Symphony Hall children's concert

Birmingham Post Rich List 2017: see the 50 richest people in the Midlands

See who made the 2017 Rich List with eight new entries and an overall wealth that has increased by almost £8 billion

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone

Rich List 2017: No.8 - Lord Paul of Marylebone and family

Caparo Group founder Lord Paul remains in the Rich List top 10, despite the family's fortunes dropping from £1.2 billion to £800 million

Kevin Cash

Rich List 2017: No.13 - Kevin Cash and family

London property market millionaire Kevin Cash has seen his fortune remain constant at £500 million while dropping three places in the Rich List

Sir Paul Ruddock

Rich List 2017: No.17 - Sir Paul Ruddock

Retired financier Sir Paul Ruddock has seen his £300 million fortune remain constant while dropping two places on the Rich List

Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe

Rich List 2017: No.25 - Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe and family

His property group is redeveloping parts of Edgbaston to create new hotels, apartments and public space

City of Birmingham basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon

Rich List 2017: No.=30 - Hakeem Olajuwon

American basketball legend is a new entry on the Rich List with a wealth of £150 million

Jo Bradwell

Rich List 2017: No. 41= - Professor Jo Bradwell

Pharmaceuticals entrepreneur and former University of Birmingham graduate has seen his wealth remain constant at £105m while dropping four places on the Rich List

Tom Watson MP, Mim Hall, Principal, Sandwell Valley School; Paul Bassi.

MP's praise for Sandwell Valley School at opening

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party officially opened Sandwell Valley School

The Real Schools Guide: Search for your primary school

We've analysed all the local government data to bring you the rundown on your local primary schools. You can see how each primary school compares against other schools in your area and across the UK. Data is available for comparison on everything from pupils' attainment and the quality of the teaching to when the school was lasted inspected and teacher to pupil ratio.

West Bromwich Albion found itself under new ownership in August

Review of 2016 - August: West Brom takeover, Assay Office in India and Specsavers jobs cull

August saw another Chinese investor plough money into the West Midlands with the purchase of West Bromwich Albion while Specsavers announced plans to close its manufacturing base in Aston

Ex Cathedra's expedition to explore the New World

Ex Cathedra conductor Jeffrey Skidmore tells Christopher Morley about the Birmingham choir's journey to discover the baroque music of South America

Jayne Magee, BITC; David Darlaston, Founder and CEO, PLANit Global; Lisa Nicholson, BCC.

Innovative online careers platform for young launched

More than 60 guests from business, education and the public sector attended the launch of PLANit Global

Sir Simon's scintillating symphonies top of the pile for Christmas

As the festive season is upon us, here’s Christopher Morley's top picks for the best gifts for the classical music lovers in your lives

Talented trio of brothers back to where it all began

Three of the award-winning 12 Ensemble who appear in Birmingham next week tell Christopher Morley how they honed their craft from a young age in the city

Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice by Welsh National Opera.

Prejudice under microscope in Tchaikowsky's Bard opera

Tchaikowsky never lived to see his interpretation of The Merchant Of Venice see the light of day, but it’s now alive and kicking thanks to the WNO

Alpesh Chauhan

Birmingham conductor's 'excited' about Italian job

Still only in his mid-20s, Birmingham-born Alpesh Chauhan will soon take charge of an orchestra in Parma after impressing with the CBSO.

Some of the 132 graduates and students who have joined PwC's Birmingham practice

PwC welcomes bumper intake in Birmingham office

More than 130 graduates and students have taken up new roles in the city centre office of financial services firm

Staffordshire University threatens to axe more than 80 jobs

New academic structure will be implemented at university to create six schools which ‘reflect its most successful and relevant subjects'

The new University of Birmingham library will open on Monday

New £44m University of Birmingham library to open next week

University's new facility will feature almost 40 miles of shelving and will launch with an exhibition showcasing collections from the past 500 years

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor