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Calder Green pub in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield - could this be the new centre of the UK?

Scottish 'Yes' vote could put Walmley at the centre of country

Sutton Coldfield village could be new centre of the country if Scotland decides to the leave the United Kingdom

Birmingham City Council job losses down to 'disproportionate' budget cuts says GMB union

Birmingham City Council which has announced job losses of up to 6,000
GMB organiser Gillian Whittaker said the changes proposed by the city council would be felt across Birmingham

Tory Party Conference road closures announced

Broad Street in Birmingham which will be the focal point of the 2014 Tory Party Conference
Security operation ahead of and during the Conservation Conference at the ICC revealed

Sir Albert Bore backs No campaign in Scottish referendum

Sir Albert Bore
Birmingham City Council's Scottish leader says he would not back independence campaign if he had a vote

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two
Organiser Becci Wright to host street art festival over two days due to visitor demand for expansion of the event in Digbeth

Business In Pictures

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti to speak at Birmingham Law Society event

A qualified barrister, Ms Chakrabarti was a panel member for the Leveson Inquiry, the judicial inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the UK press, which focused on the phone hacking scandal

The House of Commons in London

Jonathan Walker: Midlands devolution fever could end in tiers

In the wake of the Scottish referendum there are calls to change the way England is governed.

Neil Elkes: Birmingham puts party rivalry aside as it tries to fight back over wounding cuts

Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore
Birmingham Leader Sir Albert Bore told us that the total job losses at the council throughout the period of austerity would be equal to twice those lost during the 2005 Longbridge Rover collapse.

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The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

Birmingham landmarks picture quiz 3

Picture quiz: Can you recognise these Birmingham landmarks from above?

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In This Week's Paper

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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