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Alan Rudge

Birmingham Conservative councillor calls party 'undemocratic' as he stands down

Commercial lawyer Alan Rudge, who was first elected to the Birmingham City Council chamber in 1976, was replaced as candidate last summer following a furious bust-up with regional officials over new selection processes

First ever Birmingham wine festival

Ian Harvey and Amy Seton
Event brings together wine producers, merchants, experts and commentators with hundreds of wines at Birmingham’s Hyatt Hotel on June 13 and 14

Conservatives in Birmingham vow to scrap 'garden tax'

Cllr Robert Alden
A manifesto for the May 22 local election also pledges free parking in suburban high street car parks and to turn 40 pieces of derelict land into public squares

Tributes after Stechford mosque founder Haji Fazal Ellahi dies

Haji Fazal Ellahi started campaigning in 1990 for a place of worship in the community and held a number of meetings with then Yardley MP Estelle Morris

Protest against conversion of Broadway School building

Former councillor Ayoub Khan in Priory Queensway
The Grade II-listed Broadway School building, on Whitehead Road, has been deserted since pupils were moved to a new site in Perry Barr in 2011

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Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope Hospital campaigners demand closure answers

Campaigners from the Save Local Services at Good Hope met with councillors and concerned residents over alleged plans to close trauma services and move it to Heartlands

Locke director Steven Knight shares his vision for a more creative Birmingham

Tom Hardy – “the best young actor Britain has got” – is the star of his new film, Locke, about a man undergoing a personal and professional crisis while driving from Birmingham to London

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill triumphs at BCO property awards

City centre office building to compete at national finals after being crowned region's top commercial workspace

The Etihad Stadium

Get rid of Champions League and financial fair play has chance

Irrespective of how protracted the appeal process might prove, however, it looks as though UEFA is finally addressing a burgeoning problem first highlighted in this column in May 2008.

Birmingham thanks its lucky stars as Barlow pops in for a quick bite

Gary Barlow at Lasan restaurant with chef/director Akhtar Islam
Lasan, the jewel in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter - its exceptional reputation attracted the patronage of Gary, after he performed to fans at the LG Arena.

Videos & Photos

Bill Drummond in Birmingham: I'm flyposting the city - because I love doing it

Bill knits at Eastside Projects

Bill Drummond in Birmingham: Knitting our way to a Million Stitch Blanket for the city

Birmingham man Andy Hales caught a Great White shark weighing almost two tonnes

Jaw dropping... 'largest' shark ever reeled in

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