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Geoff Land who has taken legal action against Khoie Properties real estate development company based in the United Arab Emirates after investing in a development in La Hoya Bay.

Birmingham couple paid £100,000 for flat that was never built

Birmingham IT consultant Geoff Land and his family forked out more than £100,000 a luxury seaview apartment in the Gulf that was never built.

Spitfire exhibition to open at Birmingham's Thinktank

The Spitfire hanging at Thinktank in Birmingham
A new Spitfire exhibition is to open at Thinktank in Birmingham in April 2015 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Whoever bombed Birmingham wouldn’t stand a chance today

Firemen search through the wreckage after a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town pub in New Street.
The detectives of the 70s were forced to investigate crimes using rudimentary methods. On the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings Andy Richards looks at that awful night and how police today would have fared

Core Cities UK meets William Hague to push devolution vision

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore (centre) meets with William Hague MP (left) and leaders from Core Cities Bristol, Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Nottingham
Sir Albert Bore joins up with other city leaders for meeting with former Tory Party leader who now heads the Cabinet Committee for Devolved Powers

City's planning award branded 'complete joke' by Steve McCabe

MP Steve McCabe who has branded an award for the city council a 'complete joke'
Birmingham City Council wins Smarter Planning Champion award for swift and efficient handling of applications

Business In Pictures

A long life ahead: But lifespans differ significantly in different parts of the region

Life expectancy rises - but children born in richer parts of the West Midlands live three years longer

It matters where you live: new official figures people in wealthier areas of the West Midlands can expect to live up to three years longer

The historic referendum is currently on a knife-edge, with the Yes campaign to keep the Union together only narrowly ahead of the No voters

English MPs rebel over Cameron and Miliband's "vow" to keep funding system which benefits Scotland

Midland MPs have backed a Commons motion calling for an end to an unfair funding system which gives more money to Scotland than England - despite pledge by party leaders to keep it

CGI of Concord House, in Holloway Head, which is to be turned in 19 apartments

Pictures: Inside Concord House as show apartments launched

Former Debenhams warehouse conversion branded 'monstrous' by city councillor shows off two new apartments to tempt city dwellers to part with upwards of £275,000

West Ham United v Aston Villa

Fair game to probe Premier League's TV deals

Bid to get more football on the box at lower cost to supporters.

Radicalisation at home is battle we all need to fight

The video footage allegedly showing Steven Sotkoff’s beheading
Midland MP Khalid Mahmood has warned that increased terrorist activity abroad makes it easier for extremists to recruit young people to their cause here.

Videos & Photos

Firemen search through the wreckage after a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town pub in New Street.

Whoever bombed Birmingham wouldn't stand a chance today

Selim Ozturk and Emine Ahmetoglu, Turkish Airlines, Nigel Waldron, Power Minerals Ltd, Stacey Barnfield, Birmingham Post, Stephen Hynes, Ultraseal International, Thomas West, Bareface Media, Craig Cooksley, Chairman, Birmingham Post Growth Fund and Kenneth Alfred, Ash UK Power Reserve Ltd.

Five Midland businesses explored new trade avenues in Istanbul

MP Steve McCabe who has branded an award for the city council a 'complete joke'

City's planning award branded 'complete joke' by Steve McCabe

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