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Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Sky Ride cancelled in Birmingham again

Event organised with British Cycling is axed due to cricket fixtures at Edgbaston and ongoing developments around the city

Birmingham to have fewer councillors and "all-out" elections every four years

Eric Pickles
Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has ordered major changes to the way Birmingham is governed, with the entire council elected once every four years and fewer councillors

Competition to create Birmingham's people's flag

Hunt is on to find a civic flag for Birmingham
Hunt has been launched to spread city's name far and wide and give businesses a chance to display their pride in the city

Prof Raymond Tallis to challenge Stephen Hawking claim

Professor Raymond Tallis
Birmingham Salon signs up renowned polymath for latest event which will examine whether physics has destroyed philosophy

Rare plate camera picture of Sir Simon Rattle to show at National Portrait Gallery

Sir Simon Rattle, taken by Rory Coonan with a Victorian plate camera in 1982
Unpublished photograph of the former City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conductor has been acquired to mark his 60th birthday
Andrew Leaver, a Villa fan who was born in Aston, seen here in 2010 after climbing Kilimanjaro for the charity Scope

Rich List 2015: No.22 - Andrew and Linda Leaver & family

In the 12 months to June 30, 2014, profits jumped by 47 per cent. The firm reported a profit of £21.3 million compared to £14.5 million the previous year. Revenue was up three per cent to £126.6 million.

CGI of the planned redevelopment of The Leisurebox ice rink and bowling alley

Pictures: Plans lodged for former Silver Blades ice rink

Eleven-storey vision for former ice rink and bowling alley becomes clear as plans submitted to city council to build more than 330 flats

Four Dwellings Academy, Lea Forest Primary Academy and Montgomery Primary Academy swapped the books for the brawn as they competed in the UKs very first 31-legged race at the Birmingham NEC all in the name of Sport Relief

Accepting childhood inactivity comes at a great cost

Action needed as report highlights too many kids not fit for purpose.

Taking stock of a wealth of statistics and perspectives

Bill Gates
Oxfam warns the richest one per cent of people in the world now own 48 per cent of all global wealth – up from just over 44 per cent in 2010.

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Sir Simon Rattle, taken by Rory Coonan with a Victorian plate camera in 1982

Rare plate camera picture of Sir Simon Rattle to show at National Portrait Gallery

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Sky Ride cancelled in Birmingham again

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham rally to call for halt in cuts

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In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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