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House Purchase document for Birmingham Municipal Bank

Hidden Spaces: The story of Britain's first Municipal Savings Bank

The building was designed by Thomas Cecil Howitt, the architect of the nearby and equally grand Baskerville Hous

Stratford-upon-Avon to honour for first man to down zeppelin

Reginald "Rex" Warneford in his pilot's uniform during the great war
A commemorative stone will be placed at the entrance of King Edward VI School as a tribute to the daring deeds of Great War pilot Reginald “Rex” Warneford.

MEP Sion Simon demands 'disgraceful' Fifa boss steps down

Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter is coming under increasing pressure to resign after a string of high-ranking officials were arrested on corruption charges

New garden of memory plan for historic Warstone Lane Cemetery in Jewellery Quarter

3D impressions of new Garden of Memory at Warstone Lane Cemetery Birmingham
Plans have been submitted to transform Warstone Lane and Key Hill cemeteries

Seven JLR cleaners suspended after drink and drug tests

Land Rover at Lode Lane, Solihull.
Workers employed by Lode Lane contract operator Voith were breath-tested last week and ordered to provide urine samples as part of a crackdown

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Sepp Blatter

MEP Sion Simon demands 'disgraceful' Fifa boss steps down

Sepp Blatter is coming under increasing pressure to resign after a string of high-ranking officials were arrested on corruption charges

Britain's obesity epidemic

NHS boss: Parents making childhood obesity ‘normal’

Parents who allow their children to eat junk food and lead sedentary lifestyles are “normalising obesity”, the head of the NHS in England has warned.

A welder at work

Inequality and how to solve the UK's productivity puzzle

Experience in the West Midlands demonstrates that the loss of manufacturing reduces wealth and opportunity.

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

City councillors urged to knock back Regal's plan for new development in centre of Birmingham's busiest area for bars and nightclubs over fears residents will find it too noisy

Prime Minister David Cameron with acting Labour leader Harriet Harman at the State Opening of Parliament

'One nation' - and why the PM could have the last laugh

David Cameron has a plan to change the Conservative Party’s image - and rebrand it as the party for working people and social justice.

The forgotten rural pieces of the West Midlands

Cannock Chase
A significant rural-urban fringe surrounds “Greater Birmingham” where the wider rural development dimension has been largely forgotten and neglected in policy and decision making.

Videos & Photos

The Assay Office in Birmingham

Hidden Spaces Unlocked: Full listings for June 2015 open days and events

The front of the reconstructed sword pommel

New secrets of Staffordshire Hoard revealed

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

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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