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Birmingham Cathedral has received a £500,000 boost to help it with repair work

Birmingham Cathedral secures £500k windfall

Cash will go towards vital repairs as iconic Birmingham landmark celebrates tercentenary anniversary

Library of Birmingham to open six hours at weekends

Full extent of the Library of Birmingham's reduced opening hours has been revealed
New opening times confirmed following announcement last year that £188m library would be victim of savage cuts resulting in around 100 job losses

Zip Textile Services expands thanks to Birmingham City Council funding scheme

Zip Textile Services staff at work
Tyseley-based Zip Textile Services, which provides commercial laundry service to the hospitality sector, has completed an 18,500 sq ft extension as part of an expansion programme which will also see the creation of 40 new jobs

City councillors set for 40pc pay cut

Recommendation which was thrown out six months ago is back on the table after watchdog says 'pay outstrips responsibility'

Birmingham to Shannon service returns

Aer Lingus Regional relaunches its service to Irish town from summer 2015 to meet passenger demand
Tim Boyes is keen to see a radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools

Radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools

Chairman of Birmingham Education Partnership Tim Boyes says private sector could play a key role in ensuring city's pupils are less divided and polarised

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

Patient safety concerns at Midland hospital trust

Patient safety at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

Tim Boyes is keen to see a radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools

Radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools

Chairman of Birmingham Education Partnership Tim Boyes says private sector could play a key role in ensuring city's pupils are less divided and polarised

CGI of new student development at 54 George Road looking across Islington Row Middleway

Calthorpe Estates eyes city's student market

Family property group is latest to join race to build student flats as new plans are brought forward for vacant Edgbaston site

Protesters wearing Alex Salmond masks outside the ICC in Birmingham

Tax rows, scare tactics - and the SNP bogeyman

The Tories will try to capitalise on threats by the SNP's Alex Salmond to persuade Labour over policy

Time for Birmingham to put its houses in order over blots on the landscape

Selly Oak has been plagued by student house extensions in recent years
The Selly Oak Community Partnership has made very reasonable objections to the general trend which sees family homes sacrificed and converted into student digs.

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Birmingham Cathedral has received a £500,000 boost to help it with repair work

Birmingham Cathedral secures £500k windfall

Full extent of the Library of Birmingham's reduced opening hours has been revealed

Library of Birmingham to open six hours at weekends

CGI of new student development at 54 George Road looking across Islington Row Middleway

Calthorpe Estates eyes city's student market

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