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Favela Coroa on in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilians hit back at Birmingham 'favela' claims

Blogger claims Birmingham would be fortunate to share in the sense of community enjoyed by favelas in Brazil

Solihull MP Lorely Burt in supermarket clash with Tory rival

Lorely Burt
Liberal Democrat Lorely Burt crossed swords with Conservative rival Julian Knight in Morrisons, after taking umbrage when he dubbed himself a “shadow MP”

Flagship John Lewis 'will be more than just a shop'

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham
New manager of high-end department store pledges to make John Lewis in Grand Central part of the city's community

New lettings revealed for Grand Central

CGI of the new shopping and dining areas in Grand Central, overlooking the atrium of New Street Station
But developers confirm grand opening will be a year later than planned to coincide with unveiling of New Street Station

Plans to expand Edgbaston for two India matches mooted

Indian players celebrate their win at the ICC Champions Trophy Final match against England at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire CCC is investigating the potential of erecting a further 800 seats in a temporary structure behind the Stanley Barnes Stand after strong demand

Business In Pictures

Rivals ready to pounce if City TV misses launch deadline

Alternative bidders for long-awaited local television licence say they are interested in Birmingham project   

An artist’s impression of the new 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital

New £353m hospital will mean boost for economy

George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on vacant industrial land in Smethwick.

Theresa May

Trojan Horse children 'left unprepared for modern Britain' says Theresa May

Home Secretary urges all to look at how controversy came about but stop short of demanding police action

Library of Birmingham which was led by support services giant Carillion

Carillion holds firm in Balfour Beatty merger

Black Country support services giant says it still believes in "powerful rationale" of combining two companies

Ladbrokes on Green Lane in Small Heath.

Big bad bookies and Premier League prove easy targets for vote-chasers

Election fever turns grassroot sport funding into a political football.

Time for city to bite the bullet and save millions on its Capita contract

Uruguay's Luis Suarez.
Barcelona paid Liverpool's early termination fee for Suarez - should the council do the same for Capita?

Videos & Photos

Summer in Southside free outdoor arts festival on August 9, 16, 23-24. The Southpaw Dance Company: Faust pictured from last year's event

Pictures: Campaign promotes summer events in Birmingham

CGI of the new shopping and dining areas in Grand Central, overlooking the atrium of New Street Station

New lettings revealed for Grand Central

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham

Flagship John Lewis 'will be more than just a shop'

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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