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Birmingham City Council

Birmingham hit hard as councils face a further 1.8% Government funding cut

Birmingham is expecting to be among the worst hit by the cuts which it is claimed have a greater impact on major cities and urban areas

Planners liken new Birmingham Conservatoire to a cheese-grater and Oxo cube

Despite some criticism of the design the council’s planning committee gave their full backing to the £40 million relocation of the music school to Eastside

The Birmingham Post's top Flickr pictures of 2014

Images from the Birmingham Post's Flickr page
The Post's team has trawled through hundreds of images sent to our Flickr page this year to come up with our favourite 30 - let us know your favourite

Road to 'Paradise' mapped out as 11 years of building begins

CGI of Paradise development, looking across Chamberlain Square towards Town Hall Birmingham
Arguably Birmingham's biggest redevelopment project in a generation will begin in January as city braces itself for road closures and diversions and the final curtain call for Central Library

Stechford Station campaign wins battle for new lifts

At Stechford Station, from left: Coun Neil Eustace, Coun Carol Jones, John Hemming MP and Coun Barbara Jackson
Campaigners have been fighting for better access for wheelchair user and people with pushchairs who faced the '92-step marathon'

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At Stechford Station, from left: Coun Neil Eustace, Coun Carol Jones, John Hemming MP and Coun Barbara Jackson

Stechford Station campaign wins battle for new lifts

Campaigners have been fighting for better access for wheelchair user and people with pushchairs who faced the '92-step marathon'

Planners liken new Birmingham Conservatoire to a cheese-grater and Oxo cube

Despite some criticism of the design the council’s planning committee gave their full backing to the £40 million relocation of the music school to Eastside

The Kettleworks which is set to be transformed into more than 300 apartments

Seven Capital lodges Kettleworks plans to deliver new apartment complex

Property investor is aiming to build a range of flats and gym on derelict site to bring former factory back into usage

General business

National Planning Policy Framework School Report: 48% Could do much better

The media is alive with the sound of planning policy again as the Communities and Local Government Select Committee publishes its report looking into the operation and impact of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Fitness gizmos fuelling the technology market

Nike Fuelband
Sales of 'wearable technology' are expected to triple over the next couple of weeks, to £105 million, according to the Centre for Retail Research.

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Planners liken new Birmingham Conservatoire to a cheese-grater and Oxo cube

Images from the Birmingham Post's Flickr page

The Birmingham Post's top Flickr pictures of 2014

CGI of Paradise development, looking across Chamberlain Square towards Town Hall Birmingham

Road to 'Paradise' mapped out as 11 years of building begins

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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