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Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband and insists she still backs Israeli settlement boycott

Birmingham MP who helped close city supermarket in Gaza protest says she won't back down after leadership tells her to stop campaign

Birmingham's most polluted streets unveiled

Broad Street in Birmingham
Prominent city centre streets and Spaghetti Junction named as hotspots where air is polluted with Nitrogen Dioxide

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust to cut more than 1,400 jobs

City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs
Swingeing cuts will take place over the next six years as staff morale hits 'rock bottom' following announcement

New police unit to hunt down cyber crime gangs

Organised Crime Minister Karen Bradley
Minister vows to take the fight to criminals through a new regional organised crime unit in the Midlands

Aston Tavern owners want new-look pub to be Michelin-star quality

Owner Michelle Monaghan applies finishing touches to the refurbished Aston Tavern
Punters will get a first look at the Aston Hall Road pub when it opens its doors for the first time on Saturday to coincide with Aston Villa’s first home match of the football season

Business In Pictures

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.

CGI of new student halls at the University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham launches next phase of £300m regeneration

Hunt is on for contractor to build new student halls and sports complex next to Grange Road Gate

England's Claudia Fragapane with her four Artistic Gymnastics gold medals at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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

Every Team GB athlete benefits from a Lottery-underwritten structure which actively promotes professionalism.

Chris Upton: The latest idea for London is a garden bridge crossing the Thames

Dr Chris Upton
One of the latest ideas for London is a garden bridge, to cross the Thames somewhere near the South Bank.

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Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband and insists she still backs Israeli settlement boycott

Broad Street in Birmingham

Birmingham's most polluted streets unveiled

The Rt Revd David Urquhart, Paul Sabapathy, Cllr Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Stephen Timms MP, Steve Bavington, ChaplaincyPlus.

City's faith and business communities come together for Birmingham Prayer Breakfast

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