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

From left: John Latham of Coventry University, Carol Burke of Unipart and Dr Carl Perrin of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering at the groundbreaking ceremony

Works starts on new manufacturing and R&D campus

Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering hails new 'faculty on the floor' through Coventry University and Unipart tie-up

Sir Albert Bore

25 schools investigated over 'Trojan Horse' claims

The council has received more than 200 letters, emails and calls from parents, governors and teachers giving information about the alleged plot

Bournville College

Bournville College secures £7m for free training courses

Bournville College has been granted European Funding to invest into a scheme which will offer free courses to support the training of workforces in the local area

Call for apprenticeships to be pushed in secondary schools

  • EEF

A suggestion apprenticeships should be highlighted in secondary schools was one of the key messages at the launch of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation’s new Technology Training Centre.

Three Michelin-starred chef Alain Roux with BCF Chef of the Year Adam Handling

Birmingham renews culinary links with Lyon by signing Protocole d'Entente

Agreement aims to boost culinary co-operation between the cities as college hosts young chef competition.

Park View School, Alum Rock and Golden Hillock School, Sparkhill

School takeover plots, rumours and questions over new academies

According to all information coming out of Birmingham City Council the 'Trojan Horse' letter describing a plot by Islamic extremists to infiltrate inner city schools is most likely to be a hoax.

bournville college

£5m RGF award for Birmingham Post Growth Fund to boost the region

The Post, alongside partner Bournville College, has been given the money by government to distribute to companies throughout the region, and help to stimulate investment and unlock job creation

Lord Jones of Birmingham

Former city lawyer Digby Jones debuts as BBC's Troubleshooter

  • BBC

The business guru is The New Troubleshooter in a three-part BBC2 series which starts tonight

Park View School, Alum Rock and Golden Hillock School, Sparkhill

All city MPs call for full inquiry into Trojan Horse claims

The MPs from the three main parties presented a united front in a joint letter to Education Secretary Michael Gove

Sir Alex Ferguson

Lessons in management from 'The hairdryer'

Steven McCabe explores Alex Ferguson's appointment as a teacher at Harvard Business School.

University of Birmingham

Universities give £4.5bn boost to local economy

West Midland universities boost the economy by more than £4.5 billion a year, according to new figures.

Headmaster Bennet Carr (left) and archivist Richard Pearson in Shakespeare's classroom

£1m funds bid could see Bard's classroom open to the public

Shakespeare's School is applying for a £1million grant to restore and open up his original classroom - 450 years after his birth. Catherine Vonledebur reports

The historic School Yard frontage has been treated with respect

How to turn a building inside out and start all over again...

A building can take on a number of identities over the years, as a new function replaces the previous one.

Birmingham consultancy IE Design scoops three major European awards

IE beat international competition from the likes of Lloyds Bank and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau

The Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum gets £263,000 Arts Council funds for skills scheme

Museum was recently used as a filming location for hit BBC drama Peaky Blinders

Birmingham illustrator launches Monarda Creative design studio

Nicola Brissett began a tattooing apprenticeship but was faced with a lack of volunteers to train on, so after one year Nicola began considering alternative careers

The former Bierton Road School site in Yardley, BIrmingham.

New lease of life for primary school that was almost bulldozed

A planning application to fully reinstate the Bierton Road School in South Yardley and open its doors to 420 pupils will be considered by councillors on Thursday

Chinese business leaders in Birmingham in bid to boost relations

The party will also meet officials from Birmingham University to discuss the university’s collaboration with a range of organisations in Guangzhou, the third largest city in China. And they will have lunch with Prof David Eastwood, the university’s Vice Chancellor

The obesity problem

Birmingham takeaway ban 'begins to pay off'

  • NHS

Latest figures show 64 per cent of people in the city are overweight, obese or morbidly obese, above the national average

Primary School children at work in a classroom.

Midland academy sponsors banned from opening more schools

Trusts told they can’t open new free schools or academies until they prove that pupils at their existing colleges “get a good education”

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