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Regional Affairs

Nearly 1,000 West Midlands Police officers have second income

New report details amount of staff with additional wage streams from sources including reflexology, cleaning and HGV driving

University of Warwick Lecturer banned for 'sighing and negativity' returns

Professor Thomas Docherty, who has returned to teaching following a lengthy absence
Professor was suspended for alleged 'inappropriate sighing and making ironic comments' but has now been cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation into three incidents         

Owls fly into city for Big Hoot

At the launch of the Big Hoot (from left) Elinor Eustace, corporate partnerships manager at Birmingham Children's Hospital, Andy Lyndon from private LDC equity firm, Coun Karen McCarthy from Birmingham City Council and Dr Chris Chiswell, of Birmingham Children's Hospital
Art event next year will showcase Birmingham's culture as more than 100 5ft 4ins owls will appear throughout the city

Labour MP brands smart motorways 'not so smart'

Birmingham Box Phase 3 Smart Motorways Project - schemes such as this have been branded a safety risk by Labour MP Mary Creagh
Shadow Transport Secretary says £360m schemes designed to ease congestion on very busy sections of West Midlands motorways are a safety risk

Arts prioritised as Birmingham City Council weighs up major cuts

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia
The council leader said facilities like the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and groups like the Birmingham Royal Ballet are crucial

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Professor Thomas Docherty, who has returned to teaching following a lengthy absence

University of Warwick Lecturer banned for 'sighing and negativity' returns

Professor was suspended for alleged 'inappropriate sighing and making ironic comments' but has now been cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation into three incidents         

The Roundhouse, in Sheepcote Street, is one of the buildings added to the 'at risk' register by English Heritage

English Heritage places dozens of region's historic buildings on 'at risk' list

Body has added 69 sites across Birmingham and wider region on register which identifies vulnerable historic properties

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Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

Joe Holyoak: Ordinary architecture can be out of the ordinary

Shop units converted from an old factory in Fargo Village
Big, expensive architecture was in the news as the Library of Birmingham lost out in the Stirling Prize.

Videos & Photos

Dave Quinney, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Nathan Gilbert, Siobhan Gilbert G E Gilbert and Son; Mark Ellis, Head of Property, SME Banking at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Clifford Gilbert, G E Gilbert and Son, attend Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's Midlands property team event at Primitivo Bar.

Lloyds Bank hosts property team event in Birmingham

Phil Ewing, HB&O; Martin Taylor, Wyndon Motors; Mike Durkin, Santander; Mike Wakeling, Lodders, attend Harrison Beale & Owen's annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Charity golf day in Warwickshire raises over £3,000

The bar at the former Red Lion pub in Soho Road, Handsworth

Pictures: Red Lion pub work given green light after concerns

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