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The Smiler at Alton Towers

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

Merlin group which runs Staffordshire theme park continues to count the cost of rollercoaster crash in June

An image taken in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, in 1959 gets the blended treatment
Images from Chamberlain Square, Five Ways and Sparkbrook are also among our latest batch to be blended with those taken decades apart

New opening hours for Library of Birmingham

New opening hours have been announced by the Library of Birmingham
Brasshouse Language Centre will also relocate from Sheepcote Street as battle to bring library into wider use continues

New Birmingham Hippodrome chief to join BBC's The Space

New Hippodrome chief executive Fiona Allan has been named chairman of The Space
Fiona Allan appointed chairman of Mailbox-based digital development programme run with Arts Council England

Midland manufacturers are most confident in the UK

Richard Halstead
The annual report provides a longer-term picture of the state of UK manufacturing

Business In Pictures

A new coffee 'pod' is opening today in an old phone box in Eden Place

Old BT phone box in Birmingham opens as coffee 'pod'

New lease of life starts today for one of four disused red phone booths off Colmore Row

The Smiler at Alton Towers

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

Merlin group which runs Staffordshire theme park continues to count the cost of rollercoaster crash in June

Finance Birmingham backs Contract Flooring with £490,000 capital injection

Steve Day, managing director at Contract Flooring Solutions (left) with Ian Fairclough, investment director at Finance Birmingham
Worcestershire flooring firm expected to create at least 20 new jobs and training next generation of carpet fitters

Poland or Slovakia in the frame as JLR ups ambitions

Prof David Bailey assess Jaguar Land Rover's potential move into Eastern Europe by setting up a new base there

Welcome Google... The Library of Birmingham needs a new story

The Google Digital Garage in the Library of Birmingham
Technology giant Google is opening up a new operation at the £189 million Library of Birmingham

Poland or Slovakia in the frame as JLR ups ambitions

Prof David Bailey assess Jaguar Land Rover's potential move into Eastern Europe by setting up a new base there

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

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

New Hippodrome chief executive Fiona Allan has been named chairman of The Space

New Birmingham Hippodrome chief to join BBC's The Space

Fiona Allan appointed chairman of Mailbox-based digital development programme run with Arts Council England

Videos & Photos

An image taken in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, in 1959 gets the blended treatment

Images of Birmingham in days gone by get blended treatment

The Smiler at Alton Towers

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

Deal to keep Library of Birmingham open until 9pm gets cautious welcome

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor