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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

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

Ofcom issues local TV warning after City TV Birmingham collapse

Birmingham City TV
There are only six local TV franchises currently broadcasting - and Birmingham's has collapsed

Business In Pictures

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

Sarah Jane Marsh, chief executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital

Clinical jobs 'safe' if Birmingham hospitals merge

Birmingham Children's Hospital chief Sarah-Jane Marsh expects no compulsory redundancies if merger plans go through

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

The launch of the new Aviva Premiership Season at Twickenham Stadium, London.

Peter Sharkey: Rugby sugar daddies and the fears for clubs 'living beyond their means'

The new, all-singing, all-dancing Aviva Premiership kicks off in Northampton tomorrow night when the Saints host Gloucester at Franklin’s Gardens.

Chris Upton: Perfect day without a car in the world

Car servicing
I always knew that having a white car would come with cleaning issues, but white was the only colour - or absence of colour - I was offered.

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