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Trojan Horse children 'left unprepared for modern Britain' says Theresa May

Home Secretary urges all to look at how controversy came about but stop short of demanding police action

First World War commemorated across the West Midlands

By the end of the First World War communities didn’t want grim reminders of how their brave soldiers had fallen
A programme of free events to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War will take place between Saturday and Monday

Terry Grimley: It's long overdue – but does it go far enough?

Birmingham Midland Metro
After years of delays and frustration the Midland Metro is enjoying a growth spurt. But with funding still constrained, how far can it go, asks Terry Grimley

Pictures: Campaign promotes summer events in Birmingham

Summer in Southside free outdoor arts festival on August 9, 16, 23-24. The Southpaw Dance Company: Faust pictured from last year's event
Visit Birmingham has this month launched a campaign celebrating major events taking place in the city this summer

Brazilians hit back at Birmingham 'favela' claims

Favela Coroa on in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Blogger claims Birmingham would be fortunate to share in the sense of community enjoyed by favelas in Brazil

Business In Pictures

Rivals ready to pounce if City TV misses launch deadline

Alternative bidders for long-awaited local television licence say they are interested in Birmingham project   

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.

The private thoughts of a teenage girl as war erupts

Dorothy Annie Curzon Priest was a pupil at King Edward VI High School for Girls from 1910-1914.

Library of Birmingham which was led by support services giant Carillion

Carillion holds firm in Balfour Beatty merger

Black Country support services giant says it still believes in "powerful rationale" of combining two companies

Ladbrokes on Green Lane in Small Heath.

Big bad bookies and Premier League prove easy targets for vote-chasers

Election fever turns grassroot sport funding into a political football.

Time for city to bite the bullet and save millions on its Capita contract

Uruguay's Luis Suarez.
Barcelona paid Liverpool's early termination fee for Suarez - should the council do the same for Capita?

Videos & Photos

Emma Elston, Vitalise Business Women of the Year 2012; Naomi Gilchrist, Alison Taylor, Monique Sutherland, Squire Sanders; Gisela Stuart MP, Julia Wootton, Max Appeal.

Squire Patton Boggs law firm hosts discussion

Summer in Southside free outdoor arts festival on August 9, 16, 23-24. The Southpaw Dance Company: Faust pictured from last year's event

Pictures: Campaign promotes summer events in Birmingham

CGI of the new shopping and dining areas in Grand Central, overlooking the atrium of New Street Station

New lettings revealed for Grand Central

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Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor