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Birmingham Box Phase 3 Smart Motorways Project - schemes such as this have been branded a safety risk by Labour MP Mary Creagh

Labour MP brands smart motorways 'not so smart'

Shadow Transport Secretary says £360m schemes designed to ease congestion on very busy sections of West Midlands motorways are a safety risk

The Roundhouse, in Sheepcote Street, is one of the buildings added to the 'at risk' register by English Heritage

English Heritage places dozens of region's historic buildings on 'at risk' list

Body has added 69 sites across Birmingham and wider region on register which identifies vulnerable historic properties

Greg Lowson to take over from Tim Pile as Birmingham Chamber president

New Birmingham Chamber boss to focus on links with city's education sector

Incoming Birmingham Chamber president to focus on links with city's education sector

The site of the HS2 College in Birmingham shown from Google Maps

Giant Birmingham site for HS2 College development

A 3.3-acre site – the size of two football pitches – is being cleared at Ashted Lock on Birmingham Science Park Aston

Tram turns from Rea Street into Digbeth

How Digbeth trams used to look

Archived photo shows a time gone by as public consultation launches for Metro extension to Digbeth and Eastside

CGI of how the Metro trams would look in High Street Deritend

New Digbeth and Eastside Metro routes unveiled

Public to have say on possible extensions of Metro system through south of the city to connect with HS2 station

Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham Airport chief calls for new approach to air travel

Paul Kehoe argued that by making Birmingham Aiport, and others such as Manchester, as national airports they would begin to lever in more direct flights and more inward investment

Lord Michael Heseltine

Jerry Blackett: Birmingham isn't trusted with its own money

Birmingham City Council has now stepped up its bid to attract more powers for the region by formally joining forces with Solihull to work on projects like the HS2 high-speed rail link.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles visits Two Snowhill in Birmingham, where the new headquarters of HS2 will be based, during the 2014 Conservative Party Conference

Eric Pickles backs Birmingham City Council to stay together

Communities Secretary says he does not wish to see Europe's largest local authority broken up in the wake of a major government review

High Speed Rail

HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped

Government responds to local campaign as protesters warned over impact on countryside around Lichfield


HS2 College: Skills boost welcomed with 2,000 apprentices to be trained

The college, which will train rail engineers of the future, will be spread across Birmingham Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham and Doncaster chosen for HS2 College

Birmingham’s Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus will be the hubs for the college, which is due to open in 2017

Shoppers in Birmingham's Bullring centre

Giant consultation on future of Birmingham retail strategy begins

A six-week consultation has been launched over a new retail strategy to cope with massive change.

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

Lord Bhattacharyya: England needs to regain spirit of enterprise

The outcome of the Scottish referendum will have an effect on industrial policy as it will many other aspects of our national life.

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham City Council to axe 6,000 more staff amid giant Government cuts

It is likely that 3,000 jobs will go next year with more to follow after further cuts for the authority

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham MPs unite to demand HS2 college in the city

The MPs, eight Labour, one Conservative and one Lib Dem have all signed the letter in which they argue Birmingham is the only logical place for the college

Two Snowhill, Birmingham

Two Snowhill sold to M&G Real Estate

Investment company acquires key Birmingham business address ahead of launch of new base for 1,500 HS2 staff

Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne who thinks the eastern part of Birmingham will be "battered" by the development of HS2

Giant HS2 yard is 'battering' east of the city

Loss of Washwood Heath jobs is threat to green belt, warns city MP Liam Byrne         

General business

West and East Midlands need to link up to take on the north and Scotland

Scottish devolution and major projects like the Northern Hub are transforming the issue of city regions, and a new focus is required here.

The Bartons Arms, in Newtown

Meet Birmingham's Urban Explorers... finding the city's soul through its independent pubs

'There are still some belting old buildings if you are prepared to walk and this band of urban explorers welcome both old and new in terms of boozers and buildings'


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