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Alex Lester will be the new BBC WM breakfast host from March 20, 2017

Who is Alex Lester, BBC WM's new breakfast presenter?

Walsall's Alex Lester spent 30 years working for Radio 2 - now he's returning home to where it all began

Channel 4's Extremely British Muslims lifts lid on life as a Birmingham Muslim

New documentary series was filmed over a year at Birmingham Central Mosque

Adrian Goldberg on July 1, 2014 - the day he announced he would be leaving his then BBC WM 9am-noon show after the summer.

Birmingham radio host quits and is replaced by former Radio 2 DJ

Adrian Goldberg announces his latest departure from BBC WM live on air

Former Birmingham Post journalist Mike Ward with his then young children Olivia and Henry

Former Birmingham Post sports writer dies aged 65

Mike Ward covered West Bromwich Albion and tennis after making the West Midlands his home following departure from native Rhodesia

Cleantech for Acceleration 2016 cohort at Innovation Birmingham

New grants for Birmingham energy companies

Investment programme which helps start-up companies in Birmingham move to the next stage has opened for applications

Segundo de Chomón

The Grand Hotel becomes a cinema for Flatpack 2017

The Grosvenor Suite returns and other highlights of the 11th Flatpack Film Festival

BBC Travel: This is why the BBC has closed its traffic and travel site

The broadcaster shut down the site this month as part of a plan to save £15 million

University of Birmingham has developed a new app to test rail journey quality

New app developed in Birmingham to measure train ride comfort

University of Birmingham scientists have designed an app which they say allows passengers to measure the quality of their rail journeys

Mike Bandar (left) and James Vardy, co-founders of Hopper

Birmingham tech firm launches Instagram scheduling app

Hopper expands its product portfolio following success of desktop device which allows Instagram users to schedule posts

Maria Balshaw is the new director of Tate Galleries

Former University of Birmingham lecturer named Tate director

Maria Balshaw will succeed Sir Nicholas Serota in June after spending over a decade with Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester

Council bosses warned over 'detrimental impact' of planned arts cuts

Stark warning to council chiefs over potential cuts to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

PR agency Snapdragon launches in Birmingham

Communications consultancy opens third UK office to tap into growing business community in the city

Ben Cook is among those named on the Forbes 30 Under 30

Birmingham entrepreneurs named in Forbes countdown

Writers of children's books and the founder of a Digbeth-based agency named among Europe's top social entrepreneurs

Rewired is promoting Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair

Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair calls on Rewired PR

Jewellery Quarter agency signed up to promote Warwickshire event hosted by TV presenter

Joanne Scott, Connect Group

Creative agency recruits new director

Connect Group hires strategic chief to spearhead teams of planners and researchers

Smart Antenna Technologies has secured investment from the University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham tech spinout secures £1m funding

Smart Antenna Technologies is developing a product which aims to prolong the battery life of mobile phones by combining separate antennas

Fun at the mac

City's most popular arts venue tackling 70 per cent funding cut

The mac in Cannon Hill Park will see its city council subsidy reduced if proposed budget cuts go ahead            

Picture posed by model (ChildLine)

The stories which would NOT have been told under controversial new press law

The controversial planned press law will mean newspapers have to pay both sides’ costs in a libel battle – even if the paper wins

Just one person in 20 supports press regulation funded by rich and powerful

Research conducted by YouGov shows just four per cent support the way new watchdog Impress is paid for

Sketch of how King Edward's School looked in New Street in the 19th century

Exhibition highlights Birmingham's role in photography's early years

Virtual reality art project Thresholds will take visitors back over 170 years to the dawn of photography

Videos & Photos

An artist's impression of the proposed Tesco store in Hazelwell Lane, Stirchley

Tesco DROPS plans for giant Stirchley store - as Lidl moves in

Range Rover confirms new Velar will be made in Solihull

NatWest Tower demolition breaks the bank

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Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor