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Businesses in Bournville are voting on whether to form the Lifford BID

Voting begins for new Birmingham BID

Companies in Bournville, Cotteridge, Kings Norton and Stirchley will decide over next month whether to form the Lifford BID

Right to Buy sales drop in the West Midlands

New research says just under 1,200 social homes were sold in the 2014/15 fiscal year which was a decrease of over seven per cent

Selly Oak traffic congestion and student houses need to be tackled say residents

The home in Tiverton Road, Selly Oak
Residents calling for measures to stem tide of student houses and solve traffic and parking problmes as a new Selly Oak planning policy is set be adopted by Birmingham City Council

Sainsbury's plans in for Selly Oak site

The Battery Park site in Selly Oak where Sainsbury's has applied to build a new store
Long-awaited regeneration of Battery Park gathers pace as major applications lodged for supermarket, retail units and 424-room student accommodation

Kings Norton homes to bulldozed after surveyor's report

Two houses which could be bulldozed to make way for a Kings Norton supermarket
Houses would cost £137,000 to fix but could be done up by anyone on Homes Under The Hammer, says a city councillor

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City council leader Sire Albert Bore is keen to further Birmingham's links with China

Sir Albert Bore keen to build on China links

City council leader addressed EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during speech at conference in Brussels

Rebecca Broughton, 28, and Violet Thomas, 60 with their new bikes from the Big Birmingham Bike giveaway

Free ride for lucky commuters as city gives away 5,000 bikes

A total of 40 bikes were handed over to their new owners in Victoria Square - the start of a 5,000 bike giveaway under the council’s Birmingham Cycle Revolution scheme.

Margot James MP is defending her Stourbridge seat

How the new English Baccalaureate will give every child a fair chance of a job or university place

MP Margot James says the introduction of the English Baccalaureate will help ensure every GCSE student takes the subjects they need to have a chance of a good job or university place

The Battery Park site in Selly Oak where Sainsbury's has applied to build a new store

Sainsbury's plans in for Selly Oak site

Long-awaited regeneration of Battery Park gathers pace as major applications lodged for supermarket, retail units and 424-room student accommodation

Margot James MP is defending her Stourbridge seat

How the new English Baccalaureate will give every child a fair chance of a job or university place

MP Margot James says the introduction of the English Baccalaureate will help ensure every GCSE student takes the subjects they need to have a chance of a good job or university place

West Midlands Combined Authority is such a dismal title - you would expect no less from a committee

Asking seven council leaders to set aside their local interests for the good of the region, jobs and growth has proved too tall an order

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The Battery Park site in Selly Oak where Sainsbury's has applied to build a new store

Sainsbury's plans in for Selly Oak site

CGI of public realm outside Two Chamberlain Square

Pictures: New images of Paradise office buildings

Gerry Poutney outside part of Pype Hayes Hall

Hotel plan for old Pype Hayes Hall dating back to Civil War

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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