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The tourist information office at the Library of Birmingham has closed

Library of Birmingham tourist information office closes

Latest blow to library as online services and social media have become the preferred service for people visiting the city

Only one Midland cyclist a year charged with jumping red lights

Cycling
The maximum fine for jumping a light is £1,000 – the same as for motorists – but figures suggest it is not a major problem despite common myths

Library of Birmingham's Google inspired revival shows how partnerships can save services

Library of Birmingham
Deals with Google and Brasshouse show council can overcome cuts with partners says library chief Penny Holbrook

Christopher Wray developer urged to scale back 15-storey plan

Fears have been aired the Christopher Wray building could be overshadowed by a proposed 15-storey tour
Conservation and heritage panel says the size of the proposed tower on mixed-use development would over shadow historic factory

Former Solihull MP Lorely Burt takes business role with Lib Dems

Lorely Burt looks on as Julian Knight wins the Solihull seat for the Tories in May's General Election
Ex-MP who served for ten years will now help 'party's fightback' after it suffered devastating losses in May's General Election

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Apps created by Birmingham clinicians and young people to tackle mental health problems

New mental health app offers young people help

Young people and medical experts in Birmingham have created mobile apps which they claim could be a key tool in helping people with mental health problems

Steve Dourass with South and City College Birmingham students and MG Motor UK staff

MG teams-up with South and City College students for social networking campaigns

The Longbridge-based firm’s forthcoming social media campaigns will largely be the work of students at South and City College Birmingham

CGI of new apartments at 49-51 Holloway Head

Developer brings back Holloway Head regeneration vision

Panther Securities submits another plan to redevelop run-down site in Birmingham city centre after casino and hotel project never came to fruition four years ago

Trying times at Birmingham City Council

Summer holiday from hell for Bore and co as deadlines loom

Local government correspondent Neil Elkes assesses a busy time for the council in what would normally be a fallow summer period

A 2007 vision for library finally starting to take shape

The Amphitheatre at the Library of Birmingham
Local government correspondent Neil Elkes remembers a vision for the new library from eight years ago which is only now starting to bear fruit

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Jake Hollier and his new venture Jake's Coffee Box in Eden Place

New coffee 'pod' opens in old BT phone box

Fears have been aired the Christopher Wray building could be overshadowed by a proposed 15-storey tour

Christopher Wray developer urged to scale back 15-storey plan

BBC show Doctors being filmed in Stratford in 2012

Calls to base new BBC production hub in Birmingham

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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