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Birmingham's most polluted streets unveiled

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

University of Birmingham launches next phase of £300m regeneration

CGI of new student halls at the University of Birmingham
Hunt is on for contractor to build new student halls and sports complex next to Grange Road Gate

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

Dr Chris Upton

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

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

Chris Game: George Dixon and Birmingham's first School Board elections in 1870

19th century education reformer and politician George Dixon
School boards were empowered to make attendance compulsory for five to 13-year olds, but not until 1880 were they required to.

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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

Owner Michelle Monaghan applies finishing touches to the refurbished Aston Tavern

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

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