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Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Skyride Birmingham: City council steps up search for replacement event

Last month the city council said it was, unlike 16 other UK towns and cities, unable to host a Skyride event in Cannon Hill Park

Capita partnership recycling Birmingham council money unless it finds new customers

The city council's joint venture with Service Birmingham should be torn up unless more IT packages can be sold to outside agencies.

End of an era for Packington Landfill

Packington Landfill in the 80's.
It has been announced that the Packington Landfill Site is going to close - but the new geological feature created by earth movements, will remain for ever.

Birmingham University's pivotal role in the invention of nuclear weapons

A nuclear bomb
Two Edgbaston-based physicists changed the world with their calculations, writes Peter Douglas Osborn

Abortion law on sex selection splits Midland MPs

Proposed laws making it clear that it is illegal to have an abortion because of the sex of the potential child were backed by a number of MPs

Business In Pictures

Chris White MP with Barclays staff at the official opening of the new Leamington Spa branch

Barclays opens new Leamington Spa branch

The branch has a new design and sees bank staff are in the banking hall helping customers rather than sitting behind a traditional counter

Health chiefs deny fluoridation has led to thyroid conditions

Researchers investigated GP surgeries in the West Midlands which has the highest levels of water fluoridation in the country.

Abortion law on sex selection splits Midland MPs

Proposed laws making it clear that it is illegal to have an abortion because of the sex of the potential child were backed by a number of MPs

Persimmon has vowed to invest £100m in the former Selly Oak Hospital site

Persimmon pledges £100m and 1,500 jobs with Selly Oak Hospital regen

New housing estate in south Birmingham will regenerate former hospital site which closed down following QE Hospital launch in 2010

The council chamber inside Birmingham Council House.

How many politicians does it take to run Europe's largest local authority?

The city's councillors are getting nervous as recommendations suggest their numbers should be reduced from 120 to 100

George Osborne wants Manchester - not Birmingham - to be UK's second economic powerhouse

Manchester cityscape
George Osborne believes the north of England, led by Manchester, can be as successful as the south - but the West Midlands isn't part of his plans

Videos & Photos

Packington Landfill in the 80's.

End of an era for Packington Landfill

A vintage Land Rover, once owned by the Wilks family, in action on the famous Jungle Track at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull

End of the road draws near for Land Rover Defender

Pictures: Birmingham canals blighted by rubbish, syringes and oil slicks

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Graeme Brown
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Enda Mullen
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Jon Griffin
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Ben Hurst
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