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City housing perks mooted to attract social workers

Subsidised housing and extra-long holidays have been put forward as possible perks from council chiefs in a bid to attract new social workers to beleaguered children's services department

King Edward's School head slams Labour plans to hit private sector

Head of King Edwards VI School John Claughton
Head of leading Birmingham independent school has lashed out at the opposition's plans to force them into support state sector more

Autumn Statement: It's time for Osborne to get down to business

George Osborne
Midland chiefs call on Chancellor to back infrastructure projects and extend incentives to small firms

David Cameron: Andrew Mitchell must move on from Plebgate

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell
The Prime Minister insisted it was "never right to be abusive or rude" to a police officer and said the judge had "made very clear his verdict"

We'll tell civil servants to move out of London, says Ed Balls

Ed Balls speaks at the Labour Party Conference
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says a Labour government would order Whitehall departments to draw up plans to shift jobs out of London
A long life ahead: But lifespans differ significantly in different parts of the region

Life expectancy rises - but children born in richer parts of the West Midlands live three years longer

It matters where you live: new official figures people in wealthier areas of the West Midlands can expect to live up to three years longer

Head of King Edwards VI School John Claughton

King Edward's School head slams Labour plans to hit private sector

Head of leading Birmingham independent school has lashed out at the opposition's plans to force them into support state sector more

Former M&B Pump House at Cape Hill

Former M&B Pump House to go under hammer

Victorian brewery pump house and part of an 18th century country residence are among the lots at an auction next month

UKIP leader Nigel Farage

UKIP will only go so far before it's turned back

Nigel Farage's party certainly gets its fair share of headlines, but will that convert into actual seats come next May?

Is it time to head back to Whitehall with the begging bowl?

Eric Pickles
Perhaps the biggest threat is the soaring cost of child protection – the priority service for the city

Videos & Photos

The Woodman, in New Canal Street, and the old Curzon Street rail terminal

Latest renovation at historic Woodman pub

Owner Simon Ranson-Tester with a £17,500 Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 Gold Medallion Jeroboam encrusted in 24 Carat Gold at new off-licence the Drinks Emporium on the Aston Road

The Drinks Emporium in Birmingham stocks £17,500 Champagne at new shop

Photo archive of inner-city Birmingham revealed 50 years on

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Graeme Brown
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Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
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Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
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