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Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, one of three companies to save the city's baccalaureate

City firms step in to save Birmingham Baccalaureate

The Birmingham Baccalaureate is designed to give youngsters the skills demanded by a 21st century economy and was key part council manifesto

Pictures: Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham unpacks a Picasso

Robert Wenley (deputy director) and John van Boolen (curatorial technician) manoeuvre the Picasso painting
Going on display on Friday, August 29, Woman Sleeping in a Chair will be at the gallery until March 2015

Ed Balls backs Shabana Mahmood after protest at Sainsbury's

Shabana Mahmood
Labour shadow Chancellor supports shadow treasury minister despite her defying party policy by supporting boycott   

New PCC David Jamieson wants to turn speed cameras back on

David Jamieson with supporters
West Midlands police and crime commissioner makes first pledge after dismal electoral turn-out

Jonathan Trott has 'no regrets' about Test Match exit

Jonathan Trott
Warwickshire star now using his experience to help fellow cricketing pros deal with personal problems

Business In Pictures

An artist’s impression of the new 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital

New £353m hospital will mean boost for economy

George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on vacant industrial land in Smethwick.

Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, one of three companies to save the city's baccalaureate

City firms step in to save Birmingham Baccalaureate

The Birmingham Baccalaureate is designed to give youngsters the skills demanded by a 21st century economy and was key part council manifesto

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

New plans drawn up for V Building site at Arena Central

Less extravagant proposals are being mooted for the site once expected to house 51-storey mega tower

Scottish students currently get free university tuition

Andrew Whitehead: Scottish independence debate is an education

A major concern of the Scottish universities will be the preservation of their non-EU student fee income, which in 2011/2012 brought in £337m from non-EU course fees.

Peter Sharkey: Our likeable Games stars deserve TV spotlight in longer term

England's Claudia Fragapane with her four Artistic Gymnastics gold medals at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Every Team GB athlete benefits from a Lottery-underwritten structure which actively promotes professionalism.

Videos & Photos

Robert Wenley (deputy director) and John van Boolen (curatorial technician) manoeuvre the Picasso painting

Pictures: Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham unpacks a Picasso

Shabana Mahmood

Ed Balls backs Shabana Mahmood after protest at Sainsbury's

Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott has 'no regrets' about Test Match exit

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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