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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

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

Steve Dourass with South and City College Birmingham students and MG Motor UK staff
The Longbridge-based firm’s forthcoming social media campaigns will largely be the work of students at South and City College Birmingham

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

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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Cycling

Only one Midland cyclist a year charged with jumping red lights

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

Housing market

Go-ahead for giant housing scheme on old golf course

Green light for proposals for new homes on the 60-hectare former Tamworth golf course could help with a housing shortage in the region

Car park in Legge Lane which could house 78 apartments under new plans

Far East investors back Jewellery Quarter regeneration project

City developer Court Collaboration secures third set of Chinese investment to support property project which will see nearly 80 apartments built on car park site

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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The tourist information office at the Library of Birmingham has closed

Library of Birmingham tourist information office closes

Car park in Legge Lane which could house 78 apartments under new plans

Far East investors back Jewellery Quarter regeneration project

Galliford Try has won the £66m contract to build 2 Arena Central for HSBC

Galliford Try wins £66m contract to build new HSBC base

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Graeme Brown
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Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor