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Dr Paul Hamilton is due to leave the UK next week after being arrested exclusive

Birmingham academic arrested after student visa expires

Shakespeare expert Dr Paul Hamilton who studied for a PhD at the University of Birmingham has spent ten days at a refugee centre and must leave next week

CGI of the Universities Centre which is due to launch in September after receiving planning permission

Green light for latest Innovation Birmingham expansion

Phase two of £40 million campus revamp will see the Universities Centre built in Holt Street

University of Birmingham is researching ways to help elderly people live independently

University of Birmingham joins major study into independent living

Edgbaston institute joins group of five centres which will aim to help people over 65 with mobility issues and tackling everyday tasks

A depiction of Boudicca rallying her troops before the battle to the death with the occupying Romans

West Midlands location of Britain's bloodiest battle is source of heated debate

The spot where warrior queen Boudicca and her tribe met their Roman match may lie in the Midlands

The Large Hadron Collider

2016: Could this be the year the Universe gives up its secrets?

Simon Cotton, senior lecturer in Chemistry University of Birmingham took part in a special panel looking at the most likely breakthroughs in the next 12 months

Goldie is among several people from the West Midlands to be recognised in the New Year Honours list

Goldie and Cure Leukaemia founder receive new year honours

Musician who blazed a trail for drum and bass is made an MBE while Professor Charles Craddock is a CBE for services to medical research - see all the West Midlands honours here

The Aston Webb building at the University of Birmingham.

Hidden Spaces: The University of Birmingham’s world-class architecture

The University of Birmingham is one of the citiy's greatest institutions and their expansive campus at Edgbaston holds more than a few hidden spaces

The office of Otto Frisch and Rudolph Peierls in the Aston Webb building at the University of Birmingham.

Hidden Spaces: The barely changed room where the atom bomb was born

This is the Birmingham office where plans for the atom bomb were secretly drawn up – five years before Hiroshima

Central Library and the Paradise project dominated headlines in January and throughout 2015

Review of 2015 - January: New student flats, start of £500m Paradise scheme and lifeline for Library of Birmingham

Our Review of the Year kicks off with the first of many stories in 2015 about new accommodation developments for students, the start of Paradise Circus work and a possible shot in the arm for the library

Rare steak.

Rare steak lovers face tough choice amid superbug warning

The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria caused by massive over-use of the drugs in agriculture has become “a critical threat to public health”, a report said

Barber Institute

Review: Pascal and Ami Roge at the Barber Institute, Birmingham University

There's something very special about the piano duet as a performing medium; all that proximity, enforced intimacy, subtle telepathy.

Jaguar Land Rover's new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton - visited by the Queen last year - is part of what the Government calls the Midlands Engine

Forget the Northern Powerhouse - is Government backing the 'Midlands Engine' at last?

The Government has realised it needs to convince the Midlands it cares about more than the "Northern Powerhouse"

Protestors outside the University of Birmingham

Protest at University of Birmingham against redundancies

Students and lecturers teamed up in battle against restructuring plan at Edgbaston institute

Artist Rick Garland's interpretation of Phyllis Nicklin's picture of Bull Ring, Spiceal Street in 1959

Phyllis Nicklin photos inspire new art collection

Bassist with The Specials Horace Panter is among the artist to create the new work which will be on show in the new year in Birmingham

A rally about the living wage at the University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham criticised for not paying living wage

According to Unison, catering, cleaning and library learning support assistants earn below the living wage at the university

Conductor Michael Lloyd

Review: Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra at the Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham

Tim Stidwill's command of tone and dynamics was kaleidoscopic, his breath-control allowed supple phrasing, and his dextrous lip took him all the way through even the tongue-twisting coloratura of the finale.

Jason Wouhra, Bobby Davro and Daali Wouhra attend the East End Foods Gala Dinner.

East End Foods gala dinner in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care

East End Foods held a gala charity dinner at Vox Resorts World in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Business and academic leaders pay tribute to departing Sir Albert Bore

To bosses pay tribute to Birmingham City Council leader's legacy after it emerged he would be stepping down

The Elgar Concert Hall in Birmingham University's Bramall building.

Review: Elgar's War Symphony, English Symphony Orchestra at Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham University

Anthony Payne's realisation of the incomplete sketches the dying Elgar left for a Third Symphony is the stuff of miracles, and now comes Donald Fraser's orchestration of the Piano Quintet.

VW loses legal battle over key security hack

Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia has won a two-year legal battle to finally publish research revealing a major security flaw that could leave scores of car models at risk of being stolen

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