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Surge in value of residential land in the West Midlands

Land price rises across the region are typically around the 20 per cent mark, but the top addresses are fetching a premium significantly above mid-market addresses

Andrew Mitchell

More heads roll in 'plebgate' fallout

The chairman and the general secretary of the embattled Police Federation both announcing they will retire at the end of next month.

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

Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope Hospital campaigners demand closure answers

Campaigners from the Save Local Services at Good Hope met with councillors and concerned residents over alleged plans to close trauma services and move it to Heartlands

'Mumpreneurs' join forces to launch new craft markets

The Mummies’ Market is the result of a collective of mothers turned businesswomen from around Sutton Coldfield who decided to take things into their own hands to promote their wares.

Metropolitan Police officers questioning a man during a routine stop and search operation

Stop and search needs reform to boost police trust

Are we losing confidence in our police? We may be - according to the head of the official police watchdog.

Sutton Coldfield duo Philip Parkin and James Bird

Should we be worried as Parkin joins Bird in Council House flight?

Sutton Coldfield duo Philip Parkin and James Bird have both given up on Birmingham City Council.

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Review: Mihkel Poll, Sinfonia of Birmingham at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Richard Bratby reviews Mihkel Poll, Sinfonia of Birmingham at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.

House Of Fraser, in Corporation Street, Birmingham

House of Fraser linked with Chinese takeover

The House of Fraser group, which has 60 UK stores including the Corporation Street flagship, is being targeted by Chinese conglomerate the Sanpower Group

The new Pesto restaurant on Hollyfield Road Sutton Coldfield

New Pesto restaurant in Sutton Coldfield after £500,000 investment

Pesto, on Hollyfield Road, opens at 5pm today after the joint investment between the Italian restaurant group and Star Pubs & Bars

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

A "Brumrise" showing the Selfridges building, by Tim Cornbill

Amateur photographer shows the beautiful side of Birmingham

Architect Tim Cornbill is among a growing number of photographers on social media improving the image of the city

Andrew Cleaves

National Express exec to replace Christine Braddock at Birmingham Metropolitan College

Andrew Cleaves to replace Dame Christine Braddock who has been principal for 17 years

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne recently re-opening the Red Lion pub opposite Downing Street

Osborne delivers Budget for pensioners, working people and manufacturers

More than 250,000 working people in the West Midlands will be taken out of income tax entirely under changes announced in George Osborne's Budget statement

Paul Vokes the former Birmingham Post Picture Editor

Tributes are paid to 'maverick' behind the lens

Executives from the newspaper industry have led tributes to former Birmingham Post picture editor Paul Vokes who died after a long illness at the age of 67.

Patricia Bagshaw and her daughter Laura Bagshaw have been threatened with bailiffs letters from bus lane tickets they received in Birmingham city centre

A council whitewash over the bus lane ticket enforcement fiasco

An independent expert on traffic enforcement had decided that the bus lane enforcement locations responsible for issuing the vast majority of £60 fines since September had 'inadequate' warning signs.

Birmingham Day in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons

Birmingham Day: Civic leaders and local enterprise partnerships pledge to work together

“We can re-emerge as the nation’s second economy and, most importantly, the most significant economy outside London.”

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - Sutton Coldfield engine maker Cubewano

A West Midlands business at the cutting edge of engine design and manufacture

Much Wenlock in Shropshire

Region's rural businesses in most financial distress

Bad weather is hitting firms reliant on tourism and agriculture.


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