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The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Organiser Becci Wright to host street art festival over two days due to visitor demand for expansion of the event in Digbeth

Birmingham Children's Hospital launches helpline after doctor abused boys

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury
Myles Bradbury is facing jail after admitting molesting cancer patients, some as young as eight, at a hospital in Cambridge

Birmingham firm GB Training secures £1.4m apprenticeships deal

Birmingham Pride chairman Lawrence Barton, who owns the Nightingale Club, among other Southside venues
GB Training says the one-year contract with the Skills Funding Agency is one of the largest single contracts it has secured in recent years

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti to speak at Birmingham Law Society event

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty
A qualified barrister, Ms Chakrabarti was a panel member for the Leveson Inquiry, the judicial inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the UK press, which focused on the phone hacking scandal

Birmingham City Council to axe 6,000 more staff amid giant Government cuts

Sir Albert Bore
It is likely that 3,000 jobs will go next year with more to follow after further cuts for the authority

Business In Pictures

David Walton, Harris Lamb

99p Stores appoints Harris Lamb for Midlands expansion drive

Birmingham planning consultancy will lead the hunt for new sites across the region and north of England

David Walton, Harris Lamb

99p Stores appoints Harris Lamb for Midlands expansion drive

Birmingham planning consultancy will lead the hunt for new sites across the region and north of England

Clevercherry recruited for Millbank brief

Jewellery Quarter creative agency secures latest tender to help North West recruitment agency increase profile
General business

Andrew Whitehead: Why no one is banking on Scottish independence

The UK, including Scotland, undoubtedly has a large and successful financial service industry, respected across the world.

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, Symphony Hall

Birmingham Bach Choir
Birmingham Bach Choir delivered one of the most important concerts in its history when it performed the Unfinished Remembering which was commissioned by the choir to mark the outbreak of the the First World War
The new Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE creating 4,000 Midland jobs

First Jaguar to be built at Land Rover factory in Solihull will generate thousands of jobs in the region, both directly and through partners and supply chain in biggest manufacturing employment boost for decades

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti to speak at Birmingham Law Society event

A qualified barrister, Ms Chakrabarti was a panel member for the Leveson Inquiry, the judicial inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the UK press, which focused on the phone hacking scandal

From left: Glyn Pitchford and Dominga Devitt, chairman and honorary secretary of the Birmingham Big Art Project, Tim Watts of Pertemps and William Wong, of Chung Ying Central restaurant attend the Chung Ying Walk to raise funds for the art project

£3,000 raised for Birmingham Big Art Project

Charity walk held to coincide with the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to bring in cash for major art commission

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's six new SME professionals in Solihull. Pictured, from left, are Martin Rowe, Gary Saxon, Kevin Curtis, Paul Warrington, Darren Riley and Nigel Arnold

Six specialist hires bolster Lloyds' SME offering in Solihull

Headed-up by senior manager, Gary Saxon, the team will be based at Lloyds Bank’s offices on Stratford Road in Solihull, but will also work with customers in Coventry and the wider Midlands

Videos & Photos

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

The steel frame of the new Assay Office in Icknield Street

That giant steel frame on Icknield Street? It's the new Assay Office building taking shape

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