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David Jamieson with supporters

Labour's David Jamieson elected West Midlands police and crime commissioner

Turnout for the election was just 10.32 per cent of the eligible electorate, which is just under two million

A chance to own your own West Midlands manor

Peacock Manor, Billesley Lane, Portway, is going under the hammer at an auction in the city

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

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

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

Strong pound threatens West Midlands' growth, economists warn

Currency
Capital Economics' Regional Chart Book for August suggests exchange rates are a greater concern in this region than others

Business In Pictures

David Jamieson with supporters

Labour's David Jamieson elected West Midlands police and crime commissioner

Turnout for the election was 10.32 per cent of the eligible electorate which is just under two million

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.

Classroom of children

Number of 30-plus classes in West Midlands soars

Labour accused the Government of squandering money on pet projects such as free schools instead of providing more teachers and classrooms where they were needed

CGI of 'Hutong' viewed from Masshouse Lane which has received the green light from city planners

Nikal gets green light for next phase of Masshouse scheme

Developer to build 15 apartments and a retail unit on land next to Masshouse and Hive towers

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.

Videos & Photos

Riccardo Bragoli hands over a cheque from the charity bike ride to Hayley Miller from Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Cundall open new offices on Colmore Row​ in Birmingham

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

Alastair Dolman, Higgs and Sons; Charlotte Jackson, Higgs and Sons; Adam Thompson, Higgs and Sons; Daniel Wilson, Edward Cumming, XXIV Old Buildings.

Higgs & Sons host champagne and canapes night at Birmingham's Bun & Bowl

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Graeme Brown
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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