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CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham leader says HS2 rail link on track despite Shadow Chancellor's claim it should be delayed

Birmingham leader Sir Albert Bore insists Birmingham to northern cities HS2 phase 2 link going ahead after Ed Balls said build HS3 first

Serco handed control of Birmingham's leisure centres

The company will design and build four new swimming pools at Erdington, Stechford Cascades, Icknield Port Loop, in Edgbaston, and Northfield

Photography trail covering three-mile stretch of Stratford Road on display this summer

It is hoped the images will paint a picture of what it is to live and work on the Stratford Road, giving an insight into the rich history of the area

David Cameron: Labour's high speed rail rethink is a "slap in the face" to Midlands

Prime Minister David Cameron
Prime Minister condemns Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls for saying new east-west rail line should come before completing HS2

Veterans recall huge Allied air drop to cross the Rhine

Service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Varsity.
A band of brothers reunited in the Midlands to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the turning points of the Second World War.

Business In Pictures

Former BBC Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham

Gallery: BBC shows from yesteryear produced in Birmingham

With the Midlands amid a slump in television production - leading to a Post campaign calling on the BBC to invest a fair share - we look back at shows from days gone by produced at Pebble Mill

City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs

Patient safety concerns at Midland hospital trust

Patient safety at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

Barker Brettell patent partner Jenny Atkinson

Barker Brettell secures place on patent panel for University of Oxford's Isis Innovation

The appointment follows a competitive tender process launched late last year by Isis Innovation – the research and technology commercialisation arm of the University of Oxford

CGI of Lumina, work on which could start within next 12 to 18 months

Sterling confident on Lumina and Great Charles Square

Head of property firm behind key regeneration sites is bullish over their futures but keen to pin down pre-let on Lumina

Protesters wearing Alex Salmond masks outside the ICC in Birmingham

Tax rows, scare tactics - and the SNP bogeyman

The Tories will try to capitalise on threats by the SNP's Alex Salmond to persuade Labour over policy

Time for Birmingham to put its houses in order over blots on the landscape

Selly Oak has been plagued by student house extensions in recent years
The Selly Oak Community Partnership has made very reasonable objections to the general trend which sees family homes sacrificed and converted into student digs.

Videos & Photos

Former Spitfire pilot Sid Cleaver.

RAF pilot Sid Cleaver: I saw the Spitfires and thought 'wow'

Photography trail covering three-mile stretch of Stratford Road on display this summer

Moat Farm, Tibberton, Worcestershire

Pictures: 16th century Worcestershire farmhouse with space-age potential

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Graeme Brown
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