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High Speed Rail

HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped

Government responds to local campaign as protesters warned over impact on countryside around Lichfield

Intriguing slice of Birmingham history revealed during Metro tram extension works

The steamships sign revealed by workers on the Midland Metro extension
The sign has been the talk of amateur photographers and history enthusiasts keen to know more about it

West Midlands stamp duty costs soar as property market bounces back

Housing market
Takings from the sales of homes in the region rose 31 per cent to £230 million in 2013/14, up from £175 million the year before

MG Rover pension delay blasted as 'complete mess' by MP

Workers in the dying days of MG Rover
Decade-long wait has no sign of a solution in sight according to Birmingham MP Richard Burden who has attacked delay to resolve payout levels to 96 members of pension scheme

Historic Kenrick House to go under the hammer

Kenrick House in Sandwell which has been put up for auction
Former Black Country industrial building housed famous metalwork manufacturer until earlier this year
High Speed Rail

HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped

Government responds to local campaign as protesters warned over impact on countryside around Lichfield

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HS2 College: Skills boost welcomed with 2,000 apprentices to be trained

The college, which will train rail engineers of the future, will be spread across Birmingham Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus

High Speed Rail

HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped

Government responds to local campaign as protesters warned over impact on countryside around Lichfield

Neil Elkes: Birmingham wheelie bin opponents start to grasp at straws

One is the ongoing complaints that the roads in parts of Birmingham are too hilly - even though neighbouring hilly areas have used the bins with ease for years.

Chris Game: Will Birmingham find a date for the Big Glam Devolution Ball?

Unionists gather in George Square, Glasgow, following the Scottish independence referendum.
There's no question that it's in and around the big or the eight Core Cities where the devolutionary action is. Which should be good news for Birmingham, were it not for two big buts.

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The steamships sign revealed by workers on the Midland Metro extension

Intriguing slice of Birmingham history revealed during Metro tram extension works

Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

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Brum From Above round three: How well do you know Birmingham's landmarks?

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