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Sir Simon Rattle, taken by Rory Coonan with a Victorian plate camera in 1982

Rare plate camera picture of Sir Simon Rattle to show at National Portrait Gallery

Unpublished photograph of the former City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conductor has been acquired to mark his 60th birthday

Sacrifice of First World War miners to be marked

Coun Muriel Davis (left) with the Vicar of St Aidan's and St Chad's Rev Jane Nash
Up to 160 servicemen from Staffordshire village to be honoured a century after their deaths during the Great War

Sky Ride cancelled in Birmingham again

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park
Event organised with British Cycling is axed due to cricket fixtures at Edgbaston and ongoing developments around the city

Hundreds of fish die at Swanshurt Park as sluice gate is left open

Swanshurst Park where the fish died
Local householders and fishermen joined RSPCA to mount major rescue operation over several days to save as many fish as possible at Swanshurst Park

Quarter of West Midlands homes can't afford basic standard of living

In the week the Birmingham Post unveils its Rich List, Jonathan Walker looks at the other side of the coin and examines how one in four homes in the region have been plunged into poverty

Business In Pictures

Andrew Leaver, a Villa fan who was born in Aston, seen here in 2010 after climbing Kilimanjaro for the charity Scope

Rich List 2015: No.22 - Andrew and Linda Leaver & family

In the 12 months to June 30, 2014, profits jumped by 47 per cent. The firm reported a profit of £21.3 million compared to £14.5 million the previous year. Revenue was up three per cent to £126.6 million.

Four Dwellings Academy, Lea Forest Primary Academy and Montgomery Primary Academy swapped the books for the brawn as they competed in the UKs very first 31-legged race at the Birmingham NEC all in the name of Sport Relief

Accepting childhood inactivity comes at a great cost

Action needed as report highlights too many kids not fit for purpose.

CGI of the planned redevelopment of The Leisurebox ice rink and bowling alley

Pictures: Plans lodged for former Silver Blades ice rink

Eleven-storey vision for former ice rink and bowling alley becomes clear as plans submitted to city council to build more than 330 flats

Four Dwellings Academy, Lea Forest Primary Academy and Montgomery Primary Academy swapped the books for the brawn as they competed in the UKs very first 31-legged race at the Birmingham NEC all in the name of Sport Relief

Accepting childhood inactivity comes at a great cost

Action needed as report highlights too many kids not fit for purpose.

Taking stock of a wealth of statistics and perspectives

Bill Gates
Oxfam warns the richest one per cent of people in the world now own 48 per cent of all global wealth – up from just over 44 per cent in 2010.

Videos & Photos

Sir Simon Rattle, taken by Rory Coonan with a Victorian plate camera in 1982

Rare plate camera picture of Sir Simon Rattle to show at National Portrait Gallery

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Sky Ride cancelled in Birmingham again

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham rally to call for halt in cuts

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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