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Birmingham rents 'running hotter than London's' in parts

Expert claims the statistics are another reason for owners to take the plunge and put their properties on to the rental market

A blended image showing Birmingham Law Courts in 1900 and 2012

More blended images showing how Birmingham has changed from days gone by

A unique look at the changing face of the city with Edgbaston stadium, the Birmingham law courts and high streets of Erdington and Moseley given the blended image treatment

Sir Albert Bore with Labour councillors

Edgbaston used to lead way on election night, but no more

General election counts in Birmingham take longer and longer, but the locals were rushed through in a matter of minutes

Deliveroo driver in Birmingham Arslan Zahid

Deliveroo restaurant service launches in Birmingham

Online delivery service has signed up more than 40 outlets in Birmingham with Solihull set to come on board next month

Victorian detached home in Park Hill, Moseley.

Kitchen extension a real bonus in Victorian home

Work at the rear vastly enhances this fine three-storey period home in Moseley

Birmingham teenager bids to become UK's youngest councillor

Luke Holland, who just turned 18, is standing as an independent candidate in the Moseley and Kings Heath ward

170 Middleton Hall Road in Kings Norton.

Buyers get value for money with this six bedroom Kings Norton home

This Kings Norton house has real character at an appealing price

Tim Boyes is keen to see a radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools

Radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools

Chairman of Birmingham Education Partnership Tim Boyes says private sector could play a key role in ensuring city's pupils are less divided and polarised

Keith Marsden, landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moseley

Birmingham pubs raise glass to new law that could bring down price of a pint

Pubs Code given final approval in Parliament, giving thousands of community pubs more power to buy beer without restrictions

Damascena on Alcester Road in Moseley

Birmingham's top 10 coffee houses revealed

Damascena Coffee House in Moseley, which only opened last June, is the number one ranked coffee shop in the city on Tripadvisor

BBC in Birmingham

BBC Midlands fair share campaign backed by production industry

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Senior industry figures say the television production sector in Birmingham has been crushed with BBC investment largely focused on all regions but the Midlands

Architect John Madin in front of Central Library

A brutal end for the vision of John Madin

Demolition starts this month to tear down one of Birmingham's most recognisable landmarks. As fans of Central Library bid it a fond farewell, Tamlyn Jones takes a look at the legacy of its controversial architect

Coun Barry Bowles has left the Hall Green Distrist committee at Birmingham City Council as negative headlines continue to plague the authority

Hall Green councillor resigns over 'remote leadership'

Barry Bowles said to be angry at direction of Birmingham City Council as it grapples with brutal cuts to budgets and the Kerslake review

New £40m Birmingham Conservatoire plans set for approval

Planning officers say brick design, previously compared to an Oxo cube, is 'high standard'

Labour MP Tristram Hunt

Government told about extremists in Birmingham schools four years ago, Labour claims

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt told the Commons that ministers had put city pupils at risk

Swanshurst Park where the fish died

Hundreds of fish die at Swanshurt Park as sluice gate is left open

Local householders and fishermen joined RSPCA to mount major rescue operation over several days to save as many fish as possible at Swanshurst Park

Joe Schuppler pictured at The Custard Factory

Independent Birmingham's campaign to boost Brummie businesses

Joe Schuppler tells Mary Griffin how a city-wide loyalty card is giving the city's independent shops, restaurants and bars a boost

Sylvia Chandler

Former Zen owner Sylvia Chandler dies aged 64

Sylvia Chandler was described as a free spirit who advocated drinking her own urine for health reasons

Launch of the Land Rover Discovery Sport was a popular story in September

Review of 2014 - September: Freelander replacement, Newman Brothers nears completion and 'monstrous' house extension

Land Rover unveiled its replacement for the much-loved Freelander in September while readers were left open mouthed at an astonishing house extension in Moseley which left two properties sharing a gutter

Moor Street Station

Review of 2014 - June: Custard Factory owner on Digbeth, facelift for city tunnel and Hidden Spaces photos on display

Nostalgia lovers across the city flocked to the Hidden Spaces exhibition in June while American pop star Kelis marked the latest chapter in the revamp of Selfridges in the Bullring


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