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MIPIM 2017: How the Midlands sent a powerful message to global investors about its exciting future

Nearly 3,000 international delegates visited the Midlands UK pavilion during global real estate show MIPIM 2017

Donald Trump

Latest Trump Tweets leave automakers scratching heads again

The new president-elect's tweets show something of a lack of understanding of the modern auto industry

House sparrow.

Worrying report is a stark warning to the state of our wildlife

The nation's nature conservation organisations have published a worrying report on the overall health of our wildlife.

The British Union Flag and the European Flag

Dog Days could be near for British wildlife

There is an opportunity now to reform and improve the ways we reward those who manage land for helping wildlife; equally there is a huge risk that the imperfections of the present system will be used as an excuse to dismantle the whole process.

Jodie Cook, founder of JC Social Media

Birmingham Post Power 250: Social Media

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of social media

Jeremy Peace, West Bromwich Albion chairman

Birmingham Post Power 250: Sport

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of sport

Digital Cities 2016 graphic

BBC Birmingham kicks of Digital Cities 2016 amid calls for investment

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Birmingham will launch Digital Cities 2016, with a week of techie activities from March 14 to 20

Not a threat to your person: Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips

Jess Phillips obviously didn't threaten Jeremy Corbyn so stop being silly

People who pretend to be offended on Twitter are like a footballer throwing themselves to the ground and rolling around in mock pain

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Moderates must find an answer to Jeremy Corbyn, says Byrne

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne launched a battle for the soul of the Labour Party as he warned that “moderates” needed to explain how they would cut inequality

Birmingham city centre as seen from the press box at Warwickshire Cricket Club.

Birmingham named City of the Year in prestigious property awards

Estates Gazette and MIPIM UK Awards also hand City Leader of the Year gong to Sir Albert Bore - a week after he was forced to stand down

A screen grab from a Seven Capital video about Birmingham

Seven Capital creates video on why Birmingham is the place to invest

Seven Capital, which is building a host of new apartments across the city centre, drafted in the likes of Lord Digby Jones and Stacey Barnfield for the film

Fabian Jarrett, pictured with his wife Catherine, playing Woof Blaster

Former soldier launches new career as computer game developer

Fabian Jarrett, from Erdington, took the brave step to go it alone in the digital world after developing a succession of games

Labour deputy leadership candidate Tom Watson, left, and leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn, right

Tom Watson's challenge is to heal Labour

Black Country MP Tom Watson, the favourite to become Labour's deputy leader, is trying to heal a party divided by a brutal leadership contest

Labour party member Ian Cruise

Councillor quits Labour group in row over 'underhand deals'

Party's 'pettiness and indiscipline' too much for back bench member as he resigns

Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn began the Labour leadership campaign as an outsider but could end up winning

The fear and anger of Labour MPs as they realise Jeremy Corbyn might win

His supporters use the slogan Jez We Can - but some Labour MPs fear their party is doomed if Jeremy Corbyn becomes their new leader

Hillary Clinton has been flagging up the issues associated with the 'gig economy'

Maybe gig plus grey could gear up our productivity poser

Michael Loftus assesses the potential impact of the so-called 'gig economy'

Deal to keep Library of Birmingham open until 9pm gets cautious welcome

Commentators welcome extended opening hours, after major cutbacks, but others fear the library service is being diluted after shake-up

Alex Chudnovsky and Dixon Jones of Majestic

Software firm Majestic launches Twitter app

Developer based at Innovation Birmingham Campus creates app to test the influence of a Twitter handle

L-R Peter Crookes, Prit Sagoo and Barry Doherty.

Primitivo set to close doors for six months as part of Grand Hotel restoration

Primitivo, one of the most popular bars in the Colmore business district, has vowed to return “bigger and better than ever”

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