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Lord Michael Heseltine

Lord Heseltine launches chamber link with colleges to close skills gap

New Skills Hub founded with local colleges to develop formal integration between employers and training providers

Andy Warhol and William Morris paintings to go on display in Birmingham

‘Love is Enough’ will bring together works from public and private collections across the UK and USA to show in Birmingham

Trio of High Sheriffs gather to unveil Balsall Heath blue plaque for John Bowen

David Bradnock (Deputy Lord Lieutenant), Tim Watts (High Sheriff for West Midlands), Philip Bowen (High Sheriff Powys), and Michael Hogan (Worcestershire's High Sheriff) help launch a Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen
Birmingham Civic Society unveiled the plaque to Alderman John Bowen at the Balsall Church Centre in Mary Street

Birmingham City Council boss warns of gridlock for city centre

Traffic as the Birmingham Queensway tunnels through the city centre are closed for more work
Developments such as Arena Central and Paradise Circus could make city appear 'closed for business' according to transport chief Victoria Quinn

'Key step' in search for leukaemia cure at University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham
The study by researchers at the University of Birmingham has been described as a “key step” in the process to understanding how the disease develops

Business In Pictures

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna

Labour Party Conference: Chuka Umunna demands inquiry into construction blacklists

The Shadow Business Secretary pledged to fight for justice for the 91 West Midland workers named as “troublemakers”

Stoford director Gerard Ludlow

Stoford wins Worcester Tech Park contract

Birmingham-based development group will lead the project to build a £120m, 70-acre business park near the M5

Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain

Peter Sharkey: Scottish sport could face funding challenge in longer term

South of the border, Englishmen are torn by the apparent desire of large numbers of Scots to break away and go it alone.

Jonathan Walker: Midlands devolution fever could end in tiers

The House of Commons in London
In the wake of the Scottish referendum there are calls to change the way England is governed.

Videos & Photos

Andy Warhol and William Morris artworks to go on display in Birmingham

Brum From Above: How well do you know Birmingham's landmarks?

Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

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