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Mercia Fund Management backs Aston EyeTech with new funding deal

Aston University spin-out plans to roll out software programme design to help optometrists

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

Coun Robert Alden
But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

Birmingham City Council
But council leaders are set to reject the cuts when they meet tomorrow and tell the Independent Remuneration Panel to take another look at councillors’ workloads

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off
The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South
Tory Chris Kelly is to stand down at the 2015 General Election after becoming MP for Dudley South in 2010

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Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

An artist’s impression of the new 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital

New £353m hospital will mean boost for economy

George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on vacant industrial land in Smethwick.

Boarded up shops in Lichfield Road, Mere Green, which are set to be redeveloped

Developers lining up for stalled Mere Green scheme

Progress finally being made on long-awaited retail development in upmarket city suburb

Scottish students currently get free university tuition

Andrew Whitehead: Scottish independence debate is an education

A major concern of the Scottish universities will be the preservation of their non-EU student fee income, which in 2011/2012 brought in £337m from non-EU course fees.

Peter Sharkey: Our likeable Games stars deserve TV spotlight in longer term

England's Claudia Fragapane with her four Artistic Gymnastics gold medals at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Every Team GB athlete benefits from a Lottery-underwritten structure which actively promotes professionalism.

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Carters of Moseley

Carters of Moseley named Good Food Guide’s Readers’ Restaurant of the Year

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

The Library of Birmingham, July 2013

2.7m visit Library of Birmingham in its first year

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