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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

Kate Moss

Fears social media may aggravate eating disorders

  • NHS

Teens vulnerable to online pressure of 'sucked-in' bodies

University of Birmingham

Hard lesson as top academics feel full force of austerity

The West Midlands may be leading the way in job creation but the world of academia is suffering, says Jon Griffin

Scores of jobs have been placed under threat at the University of Birmingham

Threat to 100 University of Birmingham jobs

City academics and staff in neuroscience and engineering departments face axe as institution looks to refocus on key growth areas

Barber Institute

Review: Albert Herring, Summer Festival Opera at the Barber Institute, University of Birmingham

There was a freshness surrounding this student-led production which only bright-eyed youngsters can bring.

CGI of the new dental hospital at Pebble Mill

Birmingham Dental Hospital expansion prompts more parking warnings

City planners concerned over increase dearth of parking spaces as extension of former Pebble Mill facility could cause further chaos

Five-bedroom home in Harborne Park Road, Harborne.

You’ll be bowled over by the brutalist style design of this Harborne home

Cricket fans will find this futuristic Harborne house has fine views of the sporting action

Major gains in trauma care ‘must not be lost’

Huge steps forward at a Birmingham hospital have led to much better survival rates for soldiers who have suffered terrible injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Andrew Thornton in Birmingham.

Birmingham historian leading the fight to bury Waterloo hero after 200 years

A Birmingham historian is campaigning to place the remains of a Battle of Waterloo trooper back where they belong – in the ground.

Northfield Manor House after major demolition work following a fire updated

Anger at demolition of one of Birmingham's oldest buildings after fire

The future of Northfield Manor House, formerly home to the Cadbury family, is causing concern to Birmingham conservationists

‘Prejudice by teachers holds back obese pupils’

Low expectations of fat pupils ‘could harm academic performance’, claims researcher

Coventry University’s £60 million investment in health and life sciences.

City firms Overbury and Broadway Malyan secure university deals

Birmingham-based pair working on Coventry University’s £60 million health and life sciences scheme

Sealed-off section of railway tunnel beneath Old Square

Hidden Spaces: Subterranean Birmingham - exploring the world beneath our feet

We've carved beneath the city an invisible network of service tunnels, subways, crypts, catacombs, bomb shelters, cellars, mine shafts, railway lines and roads, writes Ben Waddington

Karen Thomas, centre, and the Back Up team

University of Birmingham student to spend a week in wheelchair

Ms Thomas, a volunteer on Back Up’s Skills for Independence course, is doing her wheelchair challenge in the first week of June

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