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National Express signs landmark deal with Highways Agency

Coach giant on the right road to ease congestion after agreeing deal to receive early warnings of congestion to enable evasive action

Green light for £36m shake-up of city's leisure facilities

Birmingham City Council rubber stamps project which will include five rebuilt or new swimming pools

Jihadi threat will not go away, West Midlands Police chief warns

West Midlands Police Chief Constable Chris Sims
An estimated 500 Britons have travelled to fight, some of whom are from the West Midlands

Would West Midlands succeed or suffer under devolved Scotland?

The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.
With a matter of days to go before Scottish voters head to the polls to decide the future of the UK, Paul Forrest, director of the West Midlands Economic Forum, asks what outcome would best serve this region

Birmingham prepares for Conservative Party Conference

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech at the conference at the ICC in 2012
Preparations for the event at the International Convention Centre from September 28 to October 1 are being finalised

Business In Pictures

Stuart Wallace: Fiscal change on the Scottish horizon

Whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, fiscal change is coming north of the border, argues Stuart Wallace

Sarah Jane Marsh, chief executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital

Clinical jobs 'safe' if Birmingham hospitals merge

Birmingham Children's Hospital chief Sarah-Jane Marsh expects no compulsory redundancies if merger plans go through

Birmingham City Council's new chief executive Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers: Let's stop poring over Birmingham's failings

The council chief pointed out that the city has been the subject of a range of inquiries by the Government and official inspectors in the past year

CGI of the iCentrum building which will go before city planners this week

Birmingham Science Park's iCentrum plan poised for green light

City councillors recommended to approve £7.5m development next to Aston University which will be home to 400 roles in tech sector

The launch of the new Aviva Premiership Season at Twickenham Stadium, London.

Peter Sharkey: Rugby sugar daddies and the fears for clubs 'living beyond their means'

The new, all-singing, all-dancing Aviva Premiership kicks off in Northampton tomorrow night when the Saints host Gloucester at Franklin’s Gardens.

Chris Upton: Perfect day without a car in the world

Car servicing
I always knew that having a white car would come with cleaning issues, but white was the only colour - or absence of colour - I was offered.

Videos & Photos

Wayne Tracey, one of the owners of Snobs nightclub and David Southham, the club's DJ

Giveaway: Final night at the old Snobs set to sell out - win five tickets

The steel frame of the new Assay Office in Icknield Street

That giant steel frame on Icknield Street? It's the new Assay Office building taking shape

Portrait of Sir Benjamin Stone

Sir Benjamin Stone exhibition gives snapshot of Brazil's history

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Graeme Brown
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