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Bike giveaway: Council cabinet member for sustainability Lisa Trickett with Phil Woodward of Raleigh

Off yer bike: West Midlands among lowest numbers of UK cyclists, with Birmingham in decline

City council argues Birmingham Cycle Revolution, which is seeing £60 million invested in ‘bike-friendly’ initiatives over six years to 2018, will see decline reversed

Special planning policy to tackle crowded Birmingham suburb gets council approval

Residents and businesses demanded action to stop the spread of student houses and traffic and parking chaos

South & City College Birmingham staff to stage mass walkout

Bordesley Green is one of four campuses to stage a staff walkout tomorrow
Rising anger over plans to axe 34 jobs as cuts in region's higher education sector continue to bite

New bid to prevent another Trojan Horse

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has outlined new plans to combat extreme views among schoolchildren
Education Secretary outlines plans to combat homophobia and extreme views among schoolchildren

Birmingham academic slams William Tell rape scene

Danièle Sanderson, deputy head of the Birmingham School of Acting
Deputy head of the Birmingham School of Acting says Damiano Michieletto's interpretation of Rossini classic was 'offensive'

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David Cameron believes British Muslims have an extremism problem

David Cameron believes ideas which can encourage violence - such as opposition to democracy - are sometimes tolerated in British Muslim communities

Rebecca Broughton, 28, and Violet Thomas, 60 with their new bikes from the Big Birmingham Bike giveaway

Free ride for lucky commuters as city gives away 5,000 bikes

A total of 40 bikes were handed over to their new owners in Victoria Square - the start of a 5,000 bike giveaway under the council’s Birmingham Cycle Revolution scheme.

Bordesley Green is one of four campuses to stage a staff walkout tomorrow

South & City College Birmingham staff to stage mass walkout

Rising anger over plans to axe 34 jobs as cuts in region's higher education sector continue to bite

A move by traders from the Birmingham Wholesale Markets site is a step closer

Birmingham Wholesale Markets vision a step nearer

New plans lodged for huge out-of-town site in the north of the city to replace markets site near Bullring which is set to become leisure and residential development

David Cameron believes British Muslims have an extremism problem

David Cameron believes ideas which can encourage violence - such as opposition to democracy - are sometimes tolerated in British Muslim communities

How the new English Baccalaureate will give every child a fair chance of a job or university place

Margot James MP is defending her Stourbridge seat
MP Margot James says the introduction of the English Baccalaureate will help ensure every GCSE student takes the subjects they need to have a chance of a good job or university place

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A move by traders from the Birmingham Wholesale Markets site is a step closer

Birmingham Wholesale Markets vision a step nearer

Peter Salmon, director of BBC England

BBC chief Peter Salmon outlines expansion plans - for the North

The Battery Park site in Selly Oak where Sainsbury's has applied to build a new store

Sainsbury's plans in for Selly Oak site

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Graeme Brown
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Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
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