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Solihull Hospital where urology and gynaecology services are under threat of closure

MP's fears over planned service closures at Solihull Hospital

Lorely Burt has met with NHS boss Mark Newbold to discuss threatened services at West Midlands hospital

Extraenergy to create 1,000 city jobs to take on 'big six'

Geoff Childs, managing director of Extraenergy which is now looking to hire 1,000 staff for a new base in Birmingham
Company which has signed up two million German customers since 2010 now eyeing UK market and a new large base in Birmingham

Birmingham to become City of Colours

City of Colours Wall by N4T4, Philth, Mila K and AsOne
Digbeth to welcome more than 140 artists as it plays host to city's first large-scale festival of street art next weekend

New plans drawn up for V Building site at Arena Central

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site
Less extravagant proposals are being mooted for the site once expected to house 51-storey mega tower

Major coup for Birmingham as Picasso painting to on display at Barber Institute

Picasso's Woman Sleeping in a Chair
Painted in 1927, the picture has come from Japan and is believed to be the first major painting by the controversial Cubist ever to have gone on public exhibition in the city

Business In Pictures

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.

Scottish students currently get free university tuition

Andrew Whitehead: Scottish independence debate is an education

A major concern of the Scottish universities will be the preservation of their non-EU student fee income, which in 2011/2012 brought in £337m from non-EU course fees.

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

New plans drawn up for V Building site at Arena Central

Less extravagant proposals are being mooted for the site once expected to house 51-storey mega tower

Scottish students currently get free university tuition

Andrew Whitehead: Scottish independence debate is an education

A major concern of the Scottish universities will be the preservation of their non-EU student fee income, which in 2011/2012 brought in £337m from non-EU course fees.

Peter Sharkey: Our likeable Games stars deserve TV spotlight in longer term

England's Claudia Fragapane with her four Artistic Gymnastics gold medals at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Every Team GB athlete benefits from a Lottery-underwritten structure which actively promotes professionalism.

Videos & Photos

City of Colours Wall by N4T4, Philth, Mila K and AsOne

Birmingham to become City of Colours

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

New plans drawn up for V Building site at Arena Central

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

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Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
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Political Editor