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CGI of new student halls at the University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham launches next phase of £300m regeneration

Hunt is on for contractor to build new student halls and sports complex next to Grange Road Gate

Jean Wilks CBE, former headmistress of King Edward VI High School for Girls who has died aged 97

Former headmistress of King Edward's VI High for Girls dies aged 97

Jean Wilks considered 'saw the best in people' and was known for broadening curriculum and battling for state-funded placements

Sir Albert Bore

Sir Albert Bore hails rebirth of Birmingham over 30 years but says more is to come

Sir Albert Bore says Birmingham can look forward to more years of growth

Dr James Wilkie, University of Birmingham; Andrew Moss, David Martin, both GVA.

Regional launch of GVA Knowledge Economy Research

GVA, launched its latest research report to the Midlands at Innovation Birmingham.

Dr Philippa Semper, a University of Birmingham lecturer

How Tolkien's fantasy novel almost never got published

It's 60 years since The Lord of the Rings heralded the dawn of a new era for fantasy writing. University of Birmingham lecturer Dr Philippa Semper, tells of JJR Tolkien's battle to get it on book shelves. Graham Young reports

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

City planners slammed over Selly Oak proposals

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


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'

  • G4S

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


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