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Founded in 1773, the Assay Office courted controversy last year with its decision to open a base in India

Assay Office could be stopped from using anchor mark abroad

Birmingham Assay Office could be forced to reverse decision to allow historic anchor symbol to be used by Indian sub-office after hallmarking council breaches ministerial undertaking

Fox

Fox hunting while the Earth burns

We might have hoped environmental issues would be to the fore during the next general election instead we got the Prime Minister saying she favours fox hunting and will re-open the debate.

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017 launches

Entries are now open for this year's Birmingham Post Business Awards - BPBA 2017

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

Liz Peace who is the new chair of The Curzon Urban Regeneration Company

HS2 regen chief quits to take up new role in London

Woman charged maximising development around Birmingham's new HS2 station in Eastside has been appointed to similar post in the capital

The race to be West Midlands Mayor.

West Midlands Mayor survey - what do the experts and candidates say

NHS and immigration important issues to voters even though they are not mayor's responsibility

It's neck and neck in West Midlands Mayor race

Exclusive survey reveals Labour and Tories too close to call on first preferences two weeks ahead of election - second votes will be crucial

Cannock Chase

Political support towards the environment is essential

Is there any political commitment to environmental protection and improvement, or is everything being done at grass roots level?

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Business leaders call for action after employment falls

Chamber of commerce says it is vital improving trends in the West Midlands don't stall

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

The British Union Flag and the European Flag

Brexit is a time for change

Many of our most valuable wildlife sites are only protected in a European context which will no longer apply after Brexit

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

'Quiet confidence' among Birmingham firms - report

But Greater Birmingham's business leaders call for the Government to create better economic conditions following triggering of Article 50

£2.6m for vulnerable Birmingham firms following business rate revaluation

Councils are getting a share from the £300 million business rates discretionary fund unveiled by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his budget last week

Councillor John Clancy, Lord Willetts, Alan Wenban-Smith.

Lunar Society annual dinner in its 250th anniversary year

The Lunar Society celebrated their 250th Anniversary at Warwickshire County Cricket Ground

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 Edmiston

Rich List 2017: No.9 - Lord Edmiston

Christian property and automotive entrepreneur Lord Edmiston wants to spend more time on charity work as his fortunes continue to grow

Anthony Coombs

Rich List 2017: No.=30 - Anthony and Graham Coombs and family

The family behind credit business S&U is a new entry on the Rich List with a £150 million fortune

Tom Watson MP, Mim Hall, Principal, Sandwell Valley School; Paul Bassi.

MP's praise for Sandwell Valley School at opening

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party officially opened Sandwell Valley School

More delays to the University of Birmingham's new £55m sport centre were announced in December

Review of 2016 - December: £55m sport centre delayed, overhaul for art gallery and German bierkeller in Broad Street

The University of Birmingham's new swimming pool and sport centre was beset by even more delays during December while a city art gallery was poised for a major renovation programme

November heard the news that a Legoland Discovery Centre was set to open in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - November: Legoland attraction coming to Birmingham, end of Monaco House and Monarch airport jobs

It emerged during November that family favourite Legoland was planning to open a new discovery centre at the Barclaycard Arena while city eyesore Monaco House could finally be coming down

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