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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'

The new Midland Metro 'Urbos 3' trams

New 'smoother and quieter' Midland Metro trams go into service

Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, was joined by Coun Darren Cooper, leader of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, at the ribbon-cutting event at Birmingham Snow Hill Station

Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, one of three companies to save the city's baccalaureate

City firms step in to save Birmingham Baccalaureate

The Birmingham Baccalaureate is designed to give youngsters the skills demanded by a 21st century economy and was key part council manifesto

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season

Andrew Harrison (RBS)

Regions continue recovery according to RBS

  • RBS

The bank's tracker, which looked at growth in the second quarter of 2014, says all nine English regionals have posted growth

The former Harrison Drape building in Bradford Street, Digbeth, which is to become an apartment complex

Harrison Drape redevelopment poised for go ahead

Seven Capital's vision for disused warehouse due to be approved by city planners

Natalie Bennett leader of the Green Party in England and Wales

Voters want "big changes" - and only the Greens can deliver, says party leader Natalie Bennett

The Green Party want to tax the rich, tax supermarkets and nationalise the railways. As she prepares for their annual conference in Birmingham, party leader Natalie Bennett tells the Birmingham Post why voters are going Green.

A computer-generated image of the view from Bordesley Street of the Eastside Locks student housing development

£30m Eastside Locks student housing work starts

Alumno Developments is investing £30 million to deliver a canalside scheme at Eastside Locks

Sir Albert Bore

Sir Albert Bore hails rebirth of Birmingham over 30 years but says more is to come

Sir Albert Bore says Birmingham can look forward to more years of growth

High Speed Rail

City wins deal in battle for High Speed 2 concessions

Six major concerns over high-speed rail project have been addressed by the Government including design of Curzon Street Station

George Osborne

George Osborne set to ramp up pressure to have elected mayors

More funding and powers if cities agree to new political system already rejected in referendum

Crossrail, one of many infrastructure projects taking place in the capital

West Midlands 'missing out' on infrastructure spending

Business leaders say region is the poor relation in terms of spending on infrastructure projects

Birmingham Midland Metro

Terry Grimley: It's long overdue – but does it go far enough?

After years of delays and frustration the Midland Metro is enjoying a growth spurt. But with funding still constrained, how far can it go, asks Terry Grimley

Average West Midlands salary tops £30,000 mark

New research says region's salaries are on the rise, mirroring national trends

The refurbished Five Brindleyplace, soon to be the home of Deutsche Bank which is one of the city's best foreign investment stories of recent times

More foreign investment in Greater Birmingham than any other region

The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the Greater Birmingham trumped the 37 other regions, data for the 2014 financial year shows


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