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Pershore Weir Hydro Station

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Green energy plant in Worcestershire crowned region's best while Birmingham Airport runway extension and the restoration of Waterstones also win awards

Birmingham City Council inquiry shortlisted for two awards

Investigation into child sexual exploitation in Birmingham is a finalist in the Centre for Public Scrutiny Awards in recognition of its work with organisations like Barnardos and Children's Society

Centenary Square designs displayed at Library of Birmingham

A CGI of Broadway Malyan's proposal for changing Centenary Square
Final quintet of plans chosen from almost 200 entries will be open to public scrutiny ahead of final decision by judging panel

West Midlands Police chief says 'No plan B' for force without change

West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson
Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has warned of serious consequences if a reduction in the force's budget expected to be around 40 per cent is pushed through over the next five years.

Apartments planned near Arena Central as city centre living growth continues

New proposals for city flats close to Broad Street will tap into moves by companies such as HSBC which are bringing thousands of staff to Birmingham

Birmingham City Council inquiry shortlisted for two awards

Investigation into child sexual exploitation in Birmingham is a finalist in the Centre for Public Scrutiny Awards in recognition of its work with organisations like Barnardos and Children's Society

Prime Minister David Cameron vows to create a 'seven-day' health service during a visit to Enki Medical Centre in Handsworth

David Cameron renews NHS pledges at Handsworth health centre

Seven-day working set to come in following Tory election victory as PM battles flu to deliver first major speech since re-taking power

Simon Atkins, charity partner at Clement Keys

Youth employment award for Clement Keys

The honour was announced at an awards ceremony organised by AllAboutSchoolLeavers – an independent organisation with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of apprenticeship and school-leaver programmes across all industry sectors.

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

City councillors urged to knock back Regal's plan for new development in centre of Birmingham's busiest area for bars and nightclubs over fears residents will find it too noisy

Mike Whitby and Boris Johnson at Downing Street

Why is government allowing the West Midlands to drag out the elected mayor issue?

When the subject of a directly elected mayor has reared its head in Birmingham it has traditionally been ground into the dust by opponents but the issues just refuses to go away

Edgbaston used to lead way on election night, but no more

Sir Albert Bore with Labour councillors
General election counts in Birmingham take longer and longer, but the locals were rushed through in a matter of minutes

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CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Regeneration of Longbridge has been named project of the year by RICS West Midlands

Longbridge regeneration named region's best by RICS

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Graeme Brown
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Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor