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The topping out of the new Chamberlain halls of residence at the University of Birmingham, performed by Vice Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood

Milestone in University of Birmingham halls of residence scheme

Chamberlain Hall, a 21-storey tower, offers students studying at the university spectacular views

Hundreds of cabbies at Birmingham Airport forced to share one toilet

Birmingham Airport where taxi drivers are complaining about having to share one toilet between hundreds of cabbies
Taxi drivers say they are threatened with having £1,100-a-year contracts withdrawn if they complain about lack of facilities

Robert Peston to appear at Journalists' Charity fundraiser

Robert Peston
The BBC’s economics editor will talk about his career and answer questions at the event at Warwickshire Country Cricket Club in Edgbaston on October 16

University of Warwick uses Twitter to predict election

New data model by academics scours the social media site to gauge opinion and aggregates various features about every party

Green space plea as Selly Oak Hospital plans passed

City planners have granted approval for 96 houses on the former Selly Oak Hospital site
Call for more of former hospital site to be given over to public realm as city council backs first phase of £100m development

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David Bailey

Austerity hasn't worked

If the polls are to be believed, the General Election is heading for pretty much a dead heat, with days if not weeks of wrangling ahead before a workable coalition – or even minority – government is in place.

The topping out of the new Chamberlain halls of residence at the University of Birmingham, performed by Vice Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood

Milestone in University of Birmingham halls of residence scheme

Chamberlain Hall, a 21-storey tower, offers students studying at the university spectacular views

The topping out of the new Chamberlain halls of residence at the University of Birmingham, performed by Vice Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood

Milestone in University of Birmingham halls of residence scheme

Chamberlain Hall, a 21-storey tower, offers students studying at the university spectacular views

Energy on the Coalition backburner

It has to be said it's galling to see one of the Coalition parties hijack the "Great Charter of the Liberties" for political gain, when the Government's record on legal aid "reform" has seen justice disgracefully denied for many vulnerable people.

They say they're fighting for every vote - but the parties are targeting a few key seats

They don't like to talk about it but sometimes top politicians admit this general election campaign is really targeting a small number of voters

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The topping out of the new Chamberlain halls of residence at the University of Birmingham, performed by Vice Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood

Milestone in University of Birmingham halls of residence scheme

Simon Brown, Iain Morrison, Jane Brown, Gary Priest, Alexandra Phillips.

Landowners given updates on rural law at seminar

Shops in Lichfield Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, which are set to be redeveloped

Major Mere Green work months away after £6.4m sale

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