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Shugborough Hall in Stafford

200-year-old mystery of Shugborough Code 'solved'

Linguistic expert believes he has solved mysterious sequence of letters on a stately home's monument in Staffordshire

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victorian Masonic Hall shines out of Mailbox's shadow

The Masonic hall on Severn Street in Birmingham city centre
The building, constructed in the early 1800s, sits in the shadow of its high-end neighbour but offers its own charm and glint at the past

Kerslake reveals he once applied for Birmingham City Council chief exec's post

Sir Bob Kerslake, who has set up a review of Birmingham City Council
The man who wrote scathing report on local authority tells how he was asked to lead the city more than a decade ago

'Sheer luck' no more women died as scale of domestic abuse in Birmingham revealed

Natasha Trevis was stabbed to death in a taxi in Northfield
New stats show more than 25,000 are estimated to have suffered in the home according to the National Crime Survey

Pledge to transform Trojan Horse schools in a year

£12m city council action plan to improve education after scandal of extremist Muslim plot

Business In Pictures

How the Great Charles Street Estate looks today

Great Charles Street Estate sells to open up regeneration opportunity

Dunedin Property Asset Management and Angelo Gordon have bought seven prominent buildings in Birmingham city centre

General business

National Planning Policy Framework School Report: 48% Could do much better

The media is alive with the sound of planning policy again as the Communities and Local Government Select Committee publishes its report looking into the operation and impact of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Fitness gizmos fuelling the technology market

Nike Fuelband
Sales of 'wearable technology' are expected to triple over the next couple of weeks, to £105 million, according to the Centre for Retail Research.

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Shugborough Hall in Stafford

200-year-old mystery of Shugborough Code 'solved'

The Masonic hall on Severn Street in Birmingham city centre

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victorian Masonic Hall shines out of Mailbox's shadow

Screen, in the old Odeon cinema

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Photos reveal former Odeon cinema lost to time

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