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Extension behind 223 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak - projects such as these are blighting the suburb, say residents

Rush to extend Selly Oak student homes before deadline

Life becoming misery for residents of Birmingham suburb as developers strive to finish projects and extend properties before new planning restrictions come into force at the end of November

Osborne in talks to give West Midlands billions

George Osborne says Treasury officials are now in talks over major funding for the Birmingham region exclusive
Treasury officials launch discussions with Birmingham and the wider region over major funding package similar to that promised to Greater Manchester a few weeks ago

National Audit Office confirms Sir Albert's 'jaws of dooms' narrative over council cuts

Birmingham City Council
New report into local government finance says funding cuts of 37 per cent over past four years have left more than half of councils at risk of failing to meet budget plans

Fears as first case of 'ash dieback' found in Birmingham

Rectory Park, in Erdington, where ash dieback has been discovered in recently plated trees there exclusive
Deadly tree disease which could devastate Britain's ash population has been found in the city for the first time in a number of recently planted ash trees in Erdington

Pictures: Inside Concord House as show apartments launched

CGI of Concord House, in Holloway Head, which is to be turned in 19 apartments
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
Mark Newbold HEFT Heart of England chief executive

Heart of England NHS trust chief steps down after watchdog unveils failings

Mark Newbold said language used by Monitor about the trust as “undermining” and “uncomfortable” was among his reasons for leaving

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.

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

Pictures: Inside Concord House as show apartments launched

Bishop Latimer Memorial Church in Winson Green

Hunt is on to recruit second Birmingham conservation officer

An artist’s impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

Dandara lodges new plans for V Building site

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In This Week's Paper

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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