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Council leaders have come under fire for deciding not to use the name Greater Birmingham

West Midlands Combined Authority under fire over name choice

MP hits out at decision to omit Greater Birmingham from title of new super-council and more reaction following body's official launch

Birmingham families face up to £6k drop in benefits

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce a new cut in benefits
Announcement in this week's Budget could see benefit claimants in the city lose thousands under new scheme to encourage work

Trojan Horse school's governing body to be removed

Springfield Primary School in Moseley has come under fire from Ofsted
Leaders of  Springfield Primary School in Moseley under fire from government inspectors following latest visit from watchdog Ofsted

John Lewis and New Street opening dates announced

John Lewis will open on September 24 along with Grand Central and the completed New Street station
Developers confirm when new department store and Grand Central shopping centre will open in addition to completion of new-look railway station

Birmingham hospitals merger a step closer with dual role boss

Sarah Jane Marsh is to take over the running of two Birmingham hospitals
Chief executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital appointed to run Birmingham Women's Hospital too

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Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce a new cut in benefits

Birmingham families face up to £6k drop in benefits

Announcement in this week's Budget could see benefit claimants in the city lose thousands under new scheme to encourage work

Springfield Primary School in Moseley has come under fire from Ofsted

Trojan Horse school's governing body to be removed

Leaders of  Springfield Primary School in Moseley under fire from government inspectors following latest visit from watchdog Ofsted

This vacant building in Hockley could house 57 student bedrooms

More plans for Birmingham student accommodation

Two new developments have landed with the city council to build on a car park and redevelop a vacant commercial block

Birmingham City Council

Public services in Birmingham are in decline, but is improvement on the way?

The city council's annual performance report threw up the sad fact that 62 per cent of key targets were missed in 2014/15 - Neil Elkes looks at the issues

David Cameron believes British Muslims have an extremism problem

David Cameron believes ideas which can encourage violence - such as opposition to democracy - are sometimes tolerated in British Muslim communities

Videos & Photos

John Lewis will open on September 24 along with Grand Central and the completed New Street station

John Lewis and New Street opening dates announced

New Street Station re-development.

The vision that signalled the end of old New Street

Entrance view of completed hospital

CircleHealth's private hospital plan for Pebble Mill site

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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