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Birmingham City Council

Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

But council leaders are set to reject the cuts when they meet tomorrow and tell the Independent Remuneration Panel to take another look at councillors’ workloads

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off
The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

Moseley Folk Festival
A look back as one of the region's most popular music events returns for another year

2.7m visit Library of Birmingham in its first year

The Library of Birmingham, July 2013
The number of people joining the library has leapt significantly, with a 140 per cent increase recorded

New traffic lights for Hagley Road after 21 hurt in five years

Flowers were left on the Hagley Road after Rebecca McManus was killed when a car smashed into a bus stop
The traffic lights will be on Hagley Road West in Bearwood at its junction with Galton Road by Lightwoods Park and The Dog pub

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Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

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.

Professor Robert Winston

TV stars and business leaders to get honorary doctorates at Birmingham City University

Some of Birmingham’s high profile people will also be picking up honorary doctorates, including Dame Christine Braddock – chairman of Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

New plans drawn up for V Building site at Arena Central

Less extravagant proposals are being mooted for the site once expected to house 51-storey mega tower

Scottish students currently get free university tuition

Andrew Whitehead: Scottish independence debate is an education

A major concern of the Scottish universities will be the preservation of their non-EU student fee income, which in 2011/2012 brought in £337m from non-EU course fees.

Peter Sharkey: Our likeable Games stars deserve TV spotlight in longer term

England's Claudia Fragapane with her four Artistic Gymnastics gold medals at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Every Team GB athlete benefits from a Lottery-underwritten structure which actively promotes professionalism.

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Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

The Library of Birmingham, July 2013

2.7m visit Library of Birmingham in its first year

The Jam House

Birmingham's Jam House celebrates 15 years and a million music lovers

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In This Week's Paper


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