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Firemen search through the wreckage after a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town pub in New Street.

Whoever bombed Birmingham wouldn’t stand a chance today

The detectives of the 70s were forced to investigate crimes using rudimentary methods. On the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings Andy Richards looks at that awful night and how police today would have fared

Core Cities UK meets William Hague to push devolution vision

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore (centre) meets with William Hague MP (left) and leaders from Core Cities Bristol, Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Nottingham
Sir Albert Bore joins up with other city leaders for meeting with former Tory Party leader who now heads the Cabinet Committee for Devolved Powers

Life expectancy rises - but children born in richer parts of the West Midlands live three years longer

A long life ahead: But lifespans differ significantly in different parts of the region
It matters where you live: new official figures people in wealthier areas of the West Midlands can expect to live up to three years longer

Rush to extend Selly Oak student homes before deadline

Extension behind 223 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak - projects such as these are blighting the suburb, say residents
Life becoming misery for residents of Birmingham suburb as developers strive to finish projects and extend properties before new planning restrictions come into force at the end of November

Osborne in talks to give West Midlands billions

George Osborne says Treasury officials are now in talks over major funding for the Birmingham region exclusive
Treasury officials launch discussions with Birmingham and the wider region over major funding package similar to that promised to Greater Manchester a few weeks ago
A long life ahead: But lifespans differ significantly in different parts of the region

Life expectancy rises - but children born in richer parts of the West Midlands live three years longer

It matters where you live: new official figures people in wealthier areas of the West Midlands can expect to live up to three years longer

The historic referendum is currently on a knife-edge, with the Yes campaign to keep the Union together only narrowly ahead of the No voters

English MPs rebel over Cameron and Miliband's "vow" to keep funding system which benefits Scotland

Midland MPs have backed a Commons motion calling for an end to an unfair funding system which gives more money to Scotland than England - despite pledge by party leaders to keep it

CGI of Concord House, in Holloway Head, which is to be turned in 19 apartments

Pictures: Inside Concord House as show apartments launched

Former Debenhams warehouse conversion branded 'monstrous' by city councillor shows off two new apartments to tempt city dwellers to part with upwards of £275,000

West Ham United v Aston Villa

Fair game to probe Premier League's TV deals

Bid to get more football on the box at lower cost to supporters.

Radicalisation at home is battle we all need to fight

The video footage allegedly showing Steven Sotkoff’s beheading
Midland MP Khalid Mahmood has warned that increased terrorist activity abroad makes it easier for extremists to recruit young people to their cause here.

Videos & Photos

Firemen search through the wreckage after a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town pub in New Street.

Whoever bombed Birmingham wouldn't stand a chance today

Selim Ozturk and Emine Ahmetoglu, Turkish Airlines, Nigel Waldron, Power Minerals Ltd, Stacey Barnfield, Birmingham Post, Stephen Hynes, Ultraseal International, Thomas West, Bareface Media, Craig Cooksley, Chairman, Birmingham Post Growth Fund and Kenneth Alfred, Ash UK Power Reserve Ltd.

Five Midland businesses explored new trade avenues in Istanbul

MP Steve McCabe who has branded an award for the city council a 'complete joke'

City's planning award branded 'complete joke' by Steve McCabe

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