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Ben Hurst

Ben Hurst

News Editor Ben Hurst joined the Birmingham Post from the Gloucestershire Echo. A former Midlands news reporter of the year, Ben is head of news for the Birmingham Post.

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Aston University

Five Midland universities to share £20 million research windfall

Midland universities are sharing a £20 million windfall aimed at revolutionising research opportunities

Cyclists celebrate the opening of the first canal cycling towpath route which stretches from St Vincent Street bridge near Birmingham's Brindleyplace to Winson Green.

Birmingham should use Copenhagen as role model for cycling, claims doctor

Birmingham should model itself on Copenhagen where nearly half of residents cycle to work, a health expert has claimed

Prime Minister David Cameron as he tours HMP Onley in Rugby ahead of a major speech on prison reform.

Prison is 'bad idea' for 80% of inmates, claims Birmingham criminologist

Dr James Treadwell, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University spoke out as the Prime Minister claimed the prison system had failed in a “scandalous” way

Midland schools told they must cough up for lollipop wardens

Union claims Birmingham council told staff they will lose jobs unless cash is found

Cyclists celebrate the opening of the first canal cycling towpath route from St Vincent Street bridge to Winson Green

Birmingham's cycle revolution gets rolling as work starts on routes

Work has started on creating safer cycle lanes on some of the major routes into Birmingham

Ex-SAS soldier Brummie Stokes on Everest in May 1976

Adventurer and former SAS legend dies aged 70

Mountaineer 'Brummie' Stokes, lost toes in disastrous Everest climb

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

Land Rover launched three special editions of the Defender to mark its final year of production

End of the road for Land Rover Defender

The final edition of the famous 4x4 will roll off the production line in Solihull tomorrow after 68 years of production

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

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


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