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

 

Hebe the godess of youth statue in Corporation Street

Time for our great women to break the bronze ceiling

University of Birmingham lecturer Chris Game says the city needs to up its recognition of female icons in its public artwork

CBSO musical director Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the orchestra

New CBSO season sees Mirga busy with Debussy

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has unveiled an exciting programme for 2017/18. Its music director talks to Christopher Morley

The university's new sports complex and pool will open next month

Opening date revealed for Birmingham's new 50m swimming pool

University of Birmingham unveils long-delayed launch date of new £55m sports complex

Prof Philip Plowden has been named as the new vice-chancellor of BCU

Birmingham City University appoints new vice-chancellor

Prof Philip Plowden from the University of Derby will take up the role in September

Benjamin Frith

Saints march in with a few surprises up their sleeve...

Christopher Morley previews a busy few weeks ahead on the classical scene, including an enterprising mix of the known and not-so-known from the Orchestra of St John

Antony Greaves, BIMM Birmingham college principal

New Digbeth music school appoints first principal

Industry veteran who has worked with artists such as Coldplay and Amy Winehouse will lead new £4m school when it opens later this year

Bouygues UK will lead the revamp of Centenary Square

Bouygues UK to lead £10m Centenary Square revamp

Construction group appointed to trio of projects in the city including revamp of public square outside library

Reprieve for Birmingham colleges after apprenticeship snub

Trio of institutions can continue providing apprenticeship training after government performs u-turn over its controversial new register

Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Steven Spielberg and 9 other reasons Birmingham is the secret weapon of the British Film Industry

Birmingham is the leading UK film location outside London. Andy Parker, from the Custard Factory in the city's Creative Quarter explains why

Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer (left) and Solihull Council head Nick Page launch the WMCA's Productivity and Skills Commission

Aston Martin chief to lead new skills push

Andy Palmer will head commission to advise the West Midlands Combined Authority on how to increase the region's skills and productivity

The HCA is to build new housing on this Perry Barr campus

University campus to become new housing

Birmingham institute agrees £6m land sale to transform part of its outgoing campus into new housing

Professor Catherine Cassell will join the University of Birmingham in September

University of Birmingham appoints first female business dean

Prof Catherine Cassell will lead Birmingham Business School from September

BIMM Birmingham is due to open in Digbeth in October

Designs unveiled for new £4m Digbeth music school

CGIs give a glimpse into new education institute which counts James Bay and George Ezra among its alumni

Who will join 2016 champion Abby Corfan on the list of BYPY winners?

BYPY 2017 finalists unveiled

Shortlist announced for annual celebration of young talent in Birmingham's professional services community

Duncan Honeybourne

Celebrating Birmingham composer's 90th birthday

Pianist Duncan Honeybourne tells Christopher Morley about his admiration for Mosley-based John Joubert, both as a great composer and as a great friend

Jackie Grubb, principal of the National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham

New HS2 college appoints first principal

Jackie Grubb takes the hot seat at new college in Birmingham which will educate the next generation of rail engineers

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

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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