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Birmingham binmen hit out as overtime is scrapped

Many refuse collectors have been limited to four-day working weeks and will now have trouble paying their mortgages and other bills, sources claim

Concept Sign & Display doubles turnover to repay loan early

Concept Sign & Display
Concept Sign & Display received a £200,000 loan via Finance Birmingham. The loan was to be paid back over five years but the company was able to repay the funding in full ahead of schedule.

Birmingham and Black Country better together, claims Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband during his question and answer session and speech at the Priory Rooms in Bull Street, Birmingham
Labour leader urges more co-operation as he pledges return of regional minister.

Jaw dropping... 'largest' shark ever reeled in

Birmingham man Andy Hales caught a Great White shark weighing almost two tonnes
Fishing trip turns into battle with 'record-breaking' two-tonne monster.

Rebel MPs in motion to block HS2

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line
Compensation also set to increase for people affected by HS2.

Business In Pictures

Russian threats over gas put the wind up EU

The Ukraine crisis has made the challenge of weaning itself off Russian gas, and to diversify sources of supply, a major priority for the EU.

Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope Hospital campaigners demand closure answers

Campaigners from the Save Local Services at Good Hope met with councillors and concerned residents over alleged plans to close trauma services and move it to Heartlands

Robert Bloxham from ORB Creative at the Birmingham Post Investors' Fortress event.

Politicians and businesses welcome £5m Birmingham Post Growth Fund return

Cabinet ministers and businesspeople alike herald new fund as a boost to small and medium-sized firms

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill triumphs at BCO property awards

City centre office building to compete at national finals after being crowned region's top commercial workspace

The Texas University Longhorns football team

Broadcast giants face challenge to get kids fit for purpose

What will it take to encourage our youngsters to get involved in sport, or simply play in parks, or even just walk to school?

Time to recognise female pioneers of our civic life

The cast of the play The Sistren, which was dedicated to highlighting the achievements of 'women of character, courage and commitment'
Today's theatre is seriously diverse. The Birmingham Rep's current programme, for instance, lists forthcoming plays about a granny pirate, an Eritrean refugee, aspirational binmen, and the No 11 bus.

Videos & Photos

Tim Burgess, singer from The Charlatans, knitting for the Million Stitch Blanket project in Digbeth

Bill Drummond in Birmingham: Knitting our way to a Million Stitch Blanket for the city

Birmingham man Andy Hales caught a Great White shark weighing almost two tonnes

Jaw dropping... 'largest' shark ever reeled in

University of Birmingham student accused of assault has case against him dismissed

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In This Week's Paper


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