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Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna

Labour Party Conference: Chuka Umunna demands inquiry into construction blacklists

The Shadow Business Secretary pledged to fight for justice for the 91 West Midland workers named as “troublemakers”

Labour making case that it's not pro-business, says Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones
Ed Miliband's party is making a persuasive argument that it will stifle commerce says cross-bench lord and former CBI director general

Labour to scrap police and crime commissioners, party conference hears

Police & Crime Commissioner Elections
The move was announced after West Midlands Labour candidate David Jamieson was elected on a turnout of just 10.38% in a by-election

Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen

First Birmingham Civic Society blue plaque to be erected in Balsall Heath

Central Fire Station developer praise for response to 'tombstone' criticism

Plans for the redevelopment of Birmingham's former Central Fire Station
Watkins Jones is converting the 1930s former fire station at Lancaster Circus into student accommodation and initially wanted to put a 26-storey tower block in the listed building’s internal courtyard

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Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna

Labour Party Conference: Chuka Umunna demands inquiry into construction blacklists

The Shadow Business Secretary pledged to fight for justice for the 91 West Midland workers named as “troublemakers”

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Picture: Michael Bulbenko

Apple founder Steve Wozniak: Entrepreneurs are leading the way in digital age

Man who built the first Macintosh computer in a garage alongside friend Steve Jobs, is appearing at the National Entrepreneurs Convention, at the ICC

Plans for the redevelopment of Birmingham's former Central Fire Station

Central Fire Station developer praised for response to 'tombstone' criticism

Watkins Jones is converting the 1930s former fire station at Lancaster Circus into student accommodation and initially wanted to put a 26-storey tower block in the listed building’s internal courtyard

Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain

Peter Sharkey: Scottish sport could face funding challenge in longer term

South of the border, Englishmen are torn by the apparent desire of large numbers of Scots to break away and go it alone.

Jonathan Walker: Midlands devolution fever could end in tiers

The House of Commons in London
In the wake of the Scottish referendum there are calls to change the way England is governed.

Videos & Photos

Brum From Above: How well do you know Birmingham's landmarks?

Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

Paul Belfield, Handelsbanken; Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation; David Hall, Toastmaster; Dawn Mobbs, Band Hatton Button; Phil Costigan, Band Hatton Button.

Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button hosted a charity ball at the Hilton Hotel

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Graeme Brown
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Business Reporter
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