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CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Work on HS2 could be 'stalled by two years'

Construction Products Association issues stark warning over concerns related to planning and financing alongside affected members of the public lodging appeals

Prime Minister gives go ahead for Solihull free school

New establishment called Solihull Alternative Provision Academy will cater for up to 90 children in the borough who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools

City council receives £4.4m handout to cover recruitment costs

The Government has handed Birmingham City Council a grant to cover its recruitment costs for senior roles within the authority
Government donates capital to help beleaguered authority recruit for five senior roles as it seeks to address fallout from Lord Kerslake's report

Former Solihull MP bounces back with a peerage

Former Liberal Democrat Solihull MP Lorely Burt gives her first interview since losing her seat.
Lorely Burt to become Baroness Burt of Solihull weeks after losing her seat in House of Commons

Legal & General plans major renovation for old Lewis's building

CGI of Temple Court which is being renovated by Legal & General after it acquired the building last year
Property arm of finance group acquired landmark site in Bull Street last year and will add a seventh floor alongside massive internal refurbishment

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CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Work on HS2 could be 'stalled by two years'

Construction Products Association issues stark warning over concerns related to planning and financing alongside affected members of the public lodging appeals

NHS bungle left trainee West Midland GPs unable to practise

Fourteen trainee GPs in the West Midlands were suspended after an 'unacceptable' admin failure by NHS England, leaving them unable to work for weeks

CGI of the new students flats in Windsor Street

Vacant Nechells site to house new student flats

Industrial area near Aston University could house the second student accommodation development in Birmingham to be run by operator Amare following project in Selly Oak

The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

City planners back relocation vision by IM Properties which would see city centre markets move to new home in Witton

Home Secretary Theresa May meets anti-extremism campaigners in Birmingham

Home Secretary is talking to the right people as she draws up new anti-extremism strategy

Efforts to tackle extremism recognised, the ongoing green belt saga and what will national politicians will make of our combined authority chief.

Why the Labour left is blind to what public really wants

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn
Political editor Jonathan Walker examines the continuing debate over Jeremy Corbyn and his apparently unstopable march to victory in the Labour leadership contest

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The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

CGI of the proposal for the old tram depot which city planners rejected

Vow over Sparkbrook tram depot renovation despite council rejection

The cast of new BBC TV show Danny and the Human Zoo

Lenny Henry's plea for more investment in West Midlands TV production

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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