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Former councillor Ayoub Khan in Priory Queensway

Protest against conversion of Broadway School building

The Grade II-listed Broadway School building, on Whitehead Road, has been deserted since pupils were moved to a new site in Perry Barr in 2011

West Midlands Police prepares for job cuts despite recruitment

West Midlands Police
The admission came from the force’s head of HR who told Strategic Police and Crime Board members the first influx of staff since 2010 will only stabilise officer numbers – which will then have to be cut again almost immediately

Solihull stands in the way of West Midlands combined authority

Mell Square, Solihull
Talks are taking place over the region’s authorities uniting under one banner, which could unlock a £20 billion pot were Labour to take power next year

Website paints best picture yet of Birmingham's 'Pals'

Birmingham’s 1st City Battalion, aka the Birmingham Pals, in 1915
Three ‘Pals’ battalions were raised in Birmingham, as young men flocked to sign up in 1914 during the fervour to serve king and country

Birmingham binmen hit out as overtime is scrapped

binmen
Many refuse collectors have been limited to four-day working weeks and will now have trouble paying their mortgages and other bills, sources claim

Business In Pictures

Former councillor Ayoub Khan in Priory Queensway

Protest against conversion of Broadway School building

The Grade II-listed Broadway School building, on Whitehead Road, has been deserted since pupils were moved to a new site in Perry Barr in 2011

Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope Hospital campaigners demand closure answers

Campaigners from the Save Local Services at Good Hope met with councillors and concerned residents over alleged plans to close trauma services and move it to Heartlands

Former councillor Ayoub Khan in Priory Queensway

Protest against conversion of Broadway School building

The Grade II-listed Broadway School building, on Whitehead Road, has been deserted since pupils were moved to a new site in Perry Barr in 2011

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill triumphs at BCO property awards

City centre office building to compete at national finals after being crowned region's top commercial workspace

The Etihad Stadium

Get rid of Champions League and financial fair play has chance

Irrespective of how protracted the appeal process might prove, however, it looks as though UEFA is finally addressing a burgeoning problem first highlighted in this column in May 2008.

Birmingham thanks its lucky stars as Barlow pops in for a quick bite

Gary Barlow at Lasan restaurant with chef/director Akhtar Islam
Lasan, the jewel in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter - its exceptional reputation attracted the patronage of Gary, after he performed to fans at the LG Arena.

Videos & Photos

Bill knits at Eastside Projects

Bill Drummond in Birmingham: Knitting our way to a Million Stitch Blanket for the city

Birmingham man Andy Hales caught a Great White shark weighing almost two tonnes

Jaw dropping... 'largest' shark ever reeled in

University of Birmingham student accused of assault has case against him dismissed

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In This Week's Paper

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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
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor