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Favela Coroa on in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilians hit back at Birmingham 'favela' claims

Blogger claims Birmingham would be fortunate to share in the sense of community enjoyed by favelas in Brazil

Solihull MP Lorely Burt in supermarket clash with Tory rival

Lorely Burt
Liberal Democrat Lorely Burt crossed swords with Conservative rival Julian Knight in Morrisons, after taking umbrage when he dubbed himself a “shadow MP”

Plans to expand Edgbaston for two India matches mooted

Indian players celebrate their win at the ICC Champions Trophy Final match against England at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire CCC is investigating the potential of erecting a further 800 seats in a temporary structure behind the Stanley Barnes Stand after strong demand

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

How Birmingham Sprint may look
The Midlands’ first bus-based rapid transit system could be running in two years

Oxygen Accelerator set to re-ignite SPARK scheme

Oxygen Accelerator has won a contract to help rejuvenate Wolverhampton-based start-up scheme SPARK. Pictured are Nigel Babb, Ian Oakes, Simon Jenner, Paul Cherry and Luke Hill
Funded by and located at University of Wolverhampton Science Park, SPARK gives the equivalent of £10,000 worth of support for each aspiring start-up in certain sectors

Business In Pictures

Lorely Burt

Solihull MP Lorely Burt in supermarket clash with Tory rival

Liberal Democrat Lorely Burt crossed swords with Conservative rival Julian Knight in Morrisons, after taking umbrage when he dubbed himself a “shadow MP”

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.

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse teacher suspensions revealed

Education minister says action taken over harassment as fallout from "Trojan Horse" continues

Houses

City launches hunt for Kings Norton housing developer

Major scheme in south Birmingham takes next step as cabinet agrees to start tender process for latest phase of 1,000-house development

Tour de France

Firms ride on upward cycle of demand for nutrition

The rising popularity of competitive and leisure cycling has seen doors open for the sports nutrition market.

Architecture prize misses the point...

The Library of Birmingham
The new Library of Birmingham has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Videos & Photos

How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

Visitors enjoy live entertainment at Colmore Business District Food Festival 2014

Record numbers attend Colmore Business District Food Festival

Scaffolding around the new Adagio Hotel in the Beorma Quarter, Digbeth

Stalled Beorma Quarter starts to take shape

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Graeme Brown
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Business Reporter
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