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The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.

Queues for the Library of Birmingham on last ever Sunday

The controversial decision to cut access times at the Library of Birmingham to save costs has provoked widespread outrage.

Transport Minister: We'd look at opening up the M6 Toll

M6 Toll Road
Government Transport Minister John Hayes said he'd listen to pleas to use the M6 Toll road to ease jams

West Midland job hunters wait two months for criminal records check

West Midlands Police
More than 4,000 West Midlands job hunters have been waiting for more than 60 days for police to complete criminal record checks.

Birmingham Metropolitan College axes up to 250 jobs

Birmingham Metropolitan College
Funding cuts blamed as further education college reveals major cutbacks across the region

Peopleline recruits strong team for Great Birmingham 10k

Map of the 2015 Great Birmingham 10k Run course
City centre recruitment firm's team includes former Walsall and Kidderminster Harriers player James Cronin

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Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Negligence claims cost West Midlands hospitals £45m

The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, had the biggest bill in the region – £13.9 million for 2013-14

The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.

Queues for the Library of Birmingham on last ever Sunday

The controversial decision to cut access times at the Library of Birmingham to save costs has provoked widespread outrage.

Map showing changes to city centre bus routes from May 10, 2015

'Stay away' from Paradise as transport chiefs warn of gridlock

Next phase of traffic works in £500m redevelopment to start in May with Paradise Circus island to be partially closed and several bus routes diverted

Sir Albert Bore is being challenged for the leadership by Councillor John Clancy

It's a two horse race, again, for Labour leadership

It seems that Sir Albert Bore will be challenged by John Clancy alone for the leadership of the council next month after bid to find

Tax rows, scare tactics - and the SNP bogeyman

Protesters wearing Alex Salmond masks outside the ICC in Birmingham
The Tories will try to capitalise on threats by the SNP's Alex Salmond to persuade Labour over policy

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Map showing changes to city centre bus routes from May 10, 2015

'Stay away' from Paradise as transport chiefs warn of gridlock

The Coffin Works building in the Jewellery Quarter - one of two winners of the 2014 Renaissance Award

Newman Brothers Coffin Works and School Yard win civic award

CGI of Fabrick Square in Digbeth

New future of Harrison Drape unveiled

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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