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The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.

Yes or no, Scotland is about to lose its biggest bargaining chip

Quebec suggests the threat to hold and win a referendum could be Scotland's most powerful bargaining chip - after that, all bets are off.

From left: Neil Rawlinson, of the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Stefan Scherer and Brian Kyte, of Alicona, and Peter Corby, of the Manufacturing Technology Centre

Alicona joins Manufacturing Technology Centre

Specialist measurement and metrology company to tap into engineering expertise at MTC

Preparations for The 100 Swimmers at Moseley Road Baths

100 swimmers from across UK descend on Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham for photography project

Reaction to the news that Birmingham City Council intends to close the historic building permanently in 2015

An image of how the Lapworth Museum is expected to look. Real Studios have been appointed to the redesign project

University of Birmingham awarded geology grant

Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology has been awarded a £1.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help fund its redevelopment

Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea

Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea installed as Chancellor of University of Birmingham

India-born founder of Cobra Beer was installed during an official ceremony held at the university

City planners slammed over Selly Oak proposals

Council branded 'ridiculous' over project to covert family homes into large student flats near University of Birmingham

Saxophone

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

MTC, at Ansty Business Park, Coventry

GVA wins Ansty Park management brief

Birmingham-based consultancy will provide service charge management, budgeting and accounting

Joseph Chamberlain

Birmingham needs a new Joseph Chamberlain - university conference speakers

More than 100 people attended the two-day event, split between Newman University’s Bartley Green campus and the Library of Birmingham Studio Theatre

Fog lifting over the University of Birmingham, by Tim Cornbill

Birmingham University's Chinese partnership to create new research centre

The Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO), based at the university's Edgbaston campus, will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity

Prime Minister David Cameron

Whitehall 'no longer knows best' says Prime Minister

David Cameron vows to back regions in creating their own futures during visit to Birmingham

Prime Minister David Cameron

Growth Deal investment programme worth £350 million unveiled

Governments Local Growth Fund to support host of projects in Birmingham and West Midlands including new tram lines and advanced technology centre among many others

Eiffel Tower in Paris

Local politicians glance across the Channel for the next 'grande idée'

Compared to a hotel bed tax, TBIDs sounded more enterprising, in both senses, and, as is being demonstrated, far more likely to happen.

Fiona Walker, the woman in the famous Athena poster

Poster girl for an age of subtlety lost on a shameless generation

Photographer Martin Elliot's picture of his girlfriend Fiona in tennis gear has effortlessly transcended time and fashion.

Bob the robot at the University of Birmingham

Birmingham-designed security robots 'could be patrolling offices this decade'

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A computerised new recruit called Bob, designed at the University of Birmingham, has already been deployed by security firm G4S in a trial

Citizen Khan

Citizen Khan on hand as Birmingham Day returns

The latest “Birmingham Day” event, on June 25, will showcase the region’s creative sector

A still from Facendon Avenue

Filmmaker wins grant from Kevin Spacey Foundation

Body set up to support emerging artists backs Birmingham director's bid to secure screenings at film festivals

Barber Institute

Review: The Marriage of Figaro, Summer Festival Opera at the Barber Institute, University of Birmingham

Christopher Morley reviews The Marriage of Figaro by the Summer Festival Opera at the Barber Institute in the University of Birmingham.

Chris Addison who is delivering this year's Baggs Memorial Lecture

Mock the Week star Addison to deliver Baggs Memorial Lecture

Annual 'happiness lecture' welcomes stand-up comedian and actor to University of Birmingham

Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger and University of Birmingham professor Chris Buckley (second left) at the opening of the new £2.5m Arthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence

University of Birmingham opens new research centre

Olympic rower Katherine Grainger launches R&D hub which will investigate the underlying causes of arthritis

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