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Emma McKinney

Emma McKinney

Covers all consumer issues, from hard-hitting news stories uncovering cowboy builders or rogue traders, to features revealing the latest shopping trends.

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Nansen Primary School will have a permanent headteacher from September

Trojan Horse school appoints permanent headteacher

Acting head of Nansen Primary School has been taken on in the role long term after difficult period in which Ofsetd placed it in special measures

Birmingham business clinches £175,000 deal for smartphone app

The app could make homes more energy efficient

Midland firm scoops award for world's first plastic trumpet

Coventry-based Warwick Music Group is behind the innovative product

Andrew Cleaves, chief executive and principal at Birmingham Metropolitan College

New institute of technology to triple city apprenticeships

Plans to shake up further education and and create new generation of apprentices

Midlands economy growing faster than UK average

New figures from Birmingham City University and the ONS show a booming economy in the region

Julian Lloyd Webber has been named president of the Birmingham and Midland Institute

Lloyd Webber named new Birmingham and Midland Institute president

Conservatoire principal cements his place in the city with one-year tenure at prestigious lecture and exhibition institution

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

Yifan Ling

Former BCU student draws in millions of fans

Since attending Birmingham university Yifan Ling has garnered worldwide success and legions of fans

Boys begin to close gap on GCSE performance in Birmingham

GCSE results suggest tide could be turning as more exams introduced

Clegg Construction wins £10m university brief

Group behind Staycity project in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter will build a new centre to boost the region's science and technology industry

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