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Gordon Wadington, who has been appointed chief executive of the Energy Research Accelerator

Former Rolls Royce executive to head Midland-based Energy Research Accelerator

Gordon Waddington’s appointment follows the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of an initial £60 million funding for the Midland-based energy research and development hub

Some of Victoria Hall's student flats in Selly Oak - the developer is now eyeing another site in the district

Selly Oak student block planned for Goose pub car park

Victoria Hall brings forward proposals for 63 bedrooms at rear of popular pub as it continues expansion in Birmingham suburb

University of Birmingham has offered some applicants guaranteed places

Universities bid to woo students to Birmingham

Cash bursaries, scholarships and unconditional offers are being dangled in front of students as city's institutions aim to lure in the 2015 intake

The five bedroom house at The Emerson, Lordswood Gardens in Bernard Road, Birmingham.

New development offers homes of substance in Edgbaston

This new development offers homes of substance in Birmingham's most popular suburbs

An Islamic manuscript which has been identified as one of the world's oldest fragments of the Koran on show at the University of Birmingham

Doubt cast on 'oldest Koran' in world claim by University of Birmingham

Middle Eastern historians have raised doubts about claims the University of Birmingham had discovered to oldest known copy of the Koran.

Bournville Village Green as it looks today

Green idylls of Second City get the thumbs-up

14 parks and spaces in Birmingham win praise as part of national Green Flag awards

CGI of plans to convert Beechenhurst House in SellyOak into 55 student flats

Former Selly Oak home of John Nettlefold to become student flats

Plans for high-end accommodation to be built in old home of renowned social reformer who lived there in the late 1800s

Michael Bates pictured with his team from Birmingham Community Law Centre in Sparkbrook, Naomi Lesser, Abu Uddin, Habib Ullah and Tahsin Chowdhury

Birmingham Community Law Centre lands major legal award

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Birmingham Community Law Centre staff say they are “over the moon” after winning the Best Not-for-Profit/Law Firm award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards

The Stuart Carlier collection of almost 100 drawers of beetles

Beetle mania... Birmingham's amazing insect collection is latest Museums Trust 'object of the month'

Collection is latest of series of objects of the month the Museums Trust is unveiling through the Birmingham Post

Trade union members have voted in favour of strike action in an indicative ballot over possible job losses at the University of Birmingham

Lecturers at University of Birmingham vote 'yes' in strike ballot

Members of University and College Union return positive results in indicative ballot over potential loss of dozens of jobs

Photo exhibition captures life in Balsall Heath in 1968

Ghost Streets Of Balsall Heath pictures by Janet Mendelsohn go on display at Old Print Works

The Davids in Northfield, Birmingham.

Executive home is the star of The Davids in Northfield

Busy professionals can relax at the end of a long day in this well-situated and attractive family home.

Sarah Jane Marsh is to take over the running of two Birmingham hospitals

Birmingham hospitals merger a step closer with dual role boss

Chief executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital appointed to run Birmingham Women's Hospital too

Mark Payton, chief executive of Mercia Technologies

Mercia backs Impression Technologies with £1.5m

Henley technology investor takes part in £4m funding round to help aluminium forming company buy a new press facility

The home in Tiverton Road, Selly Oak

Selly Oak traffic congestion and student houses need to be tackled say residents

Residents calling for measures to stem tide of student houses and solve traffic and parking problmes as a new Selly Oak planning policy is set be adopted by Birmingham City Council

Mr Samuel Galton, The Younger (1753-1823).

How Birmingham cashed in on the Napoleonic Wars

A new book has revealed the controversial story behind the Birmingham family which provided the pistols, cannons and muskets so necessary in defeating Napoleon at Waterloo.

A ballot is being held over possible strike action at the University of Birmingham

Union could call strike over University of Birmingham cull

University and College Union says it rejects any compulsory job losses at Edgbaston institute and launches indicative strike ballot

Northfield Manor House, once home to George Cadbury, before it was ravaged by fire

University of Birmingham vows to rebuild Northfield Manor

Historic building gutted by fire last year will be develop 'to mirror original manor house' says vice-principal

From left: David Hardman, chief executive of Innovation Birmingham, Karle Burford, director of AHR Architects and Ian Hirst, bid manager with Thomas Vale Construction

Innovation Birmingham launches new business centre plan

City campus to house dedicated hub aimed at helping SMEs and growing companies interact better with city's universities

A row of houses to rent in Selly Oak - a typical scene for the suburb

Selly Oak MP calls for review of city's student housing market

Steve McCabe says his constituency is already swamped with student bedrooms as applications for even more are waved through

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