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Birmingham is the UK's fourth most prosperous city according to new research

Birmingham named fourth most prosperous city

And the number of millionaires living here is on the rise according to new research published by Barclays

West Midlands' foreign-born residents rise by two thirds

Birmingham, like the rest of the West Midlands, has seen a rise in foreign-born residents
Number of people born outside the UK living in the area climbs by 180,000 as net migration nationally hits 330,00 over the past year

'Summer no time' for Sutton Coldfield green belt consultation

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell addresses Project Fields campaign group in Walmley
Birmingham City Council under fire over timing of consultation launch as it moves forward with project to build 6,000 homes and a factory on rural land in Sutton

Birmingham City Council to face public scrutiny over improvement plans

Open meeting will be held next month on progress following appointment of government panel earlier this year to examine ways authority could improve

Altair's first-timers line up for Great Birmingham Run

Some of the Altair team taking part in the 2015 Great Birmingham Run
Warwickshire office of global engineering firm has 23-strong team ready to tackle October's half marathon and raise cash for two causes

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Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell addresses Project Fields campaign group in Walmley

'Summer no time' for Sutton Coldfield green belt consultation

Birmingham City Council under fire over timing of consultation launch as it moves forward with project to build 6,000 homes and a factory on rural land in Sutton

Cycling

Only one Midland cyclist a year charged with jumping red lights

The maximum fine for jumping a light is £1,000 – the same as for motorists – but figures suggest it is not a major problem despite common myths

Hitting the right notes in our duet with China

Mike Loftus on our attempts to understand modern China and its role in the global economy

CGI of the proposal for the old tram depot which city planners rejected

Vow over Sparkbrook tram depot renovation despite council rejection

Made Architecture plans to push ahead with major regeneration project after city planners knock it back due to issues over parking and the loss of industrial buildings

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn

Why the Labour left is blind to what public really wants

Political editor Jonathan Walker examines the continuing debate over Jeremy Corbyn and his apparently unstopable march to victory in the Labour leadership contest

Poor A-level results don't have to mean a poor future

Solihull School students and headmaster David Lloyd celebrate a record high in A-level results
Education correspondent Emma McKinney asesses the future for those teenager today which didn't get quite what they hoped for in the A-levels

Videos & Photos

CGI of the proposal for the old tram depot which city planners rejected

Vow over Sparkbrook tram depot renovation despite council rejection

The cast of new BBC TV show Danny and the Human Zoo

Lenny Henry's plea for more investment in West Midlands TV production

CGI of Birmingham City University's new plans to build on its City South campus in Edgbaston

Birmingham City University unveils £41m campus expansion

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In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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