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Conductor Andris Nelsons in rehearsals with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the CBSO Centre.

50 donors raise £2m for CBSO

Orchestra's stunning fundraising effort could point the way to funding arts in city

Library of Birmingham's Google inspired revival shows how partnerships can save services

Library of Birmingham
Deals with Google and Brasshouse show council can overcome cuts with partners says library chief Penny Holbrook

Culture Secretary: We'll look at BBC in regions

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale
John Whittingdale, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pledged to address regional provision in debates over the BBC's next 10-year charter.

Green idylls of Second City get the thumbs-up

Bournville Village Green as it looks today
14 parks and spaces in Birmingham win praise as part of national Green Flag awards

Doubt cast on 'oldest Koran' in world claim by University of Birmingham

An Islamic manuscript which has been identified as one of the world's oldest fragments of the Koran on show at the University of Birmingham
Middle Eastern historians have raised doubts about claims the University of Birmingham had discovered to oldest known copy of the Koran.

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Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

Culture Secretary: We'll look at BBC in regions

John Whittingdale, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pledged to address regional provision in debates over the BBC's next 10-year charter.

Ralph Minott, director of development at Calthorpe Estates (left), and Guy Thompson, director with Bilfinger GVA

Bilfinger GVA wins Pebble Mill management brief

Property consultancy will provide ongoing facilities and property management services across the Edgbaston estate and act as joint letting agency

CGI of plans to convert Beechenhurst House in SellyOak into 55 student flats

Former Selly Oak home of John Nettlefold to become student flats

Plans for high-end accommodation to be built in old home of renowned social reformer who lived there in the late 1800s

CGI of new apartments at 49-51 Holloway Head

Developer brings back Holloway Head regeneration vision

Panther Securities submits another plan to redevelop run-down site in Birmingham city centre after casino and hotel project never came to fruition four years ago

Trying times at Birmingham City Council

Summer holiday from hell for Bore and co as deadlines loom

Local government correspondent Neil Elkes assesses a busy time for the council in what would normally be a fallow summer period

A 2007 vision for library finally starting to take shape

The Amphitheatre at the Library of Birmingham
Local government correspondent Neil Elkes remembers a vision for the new library from eight years ago which is only now starting to bear fruit

Videos & Photos

BBC show Doctors being filmed in Stratford in 2012

Calls to base new BBC production hub in Birmingham

CGI of new apartments at 49-51 Holloway Head

Developer brings back Holloway Head regeneration vision

Robots in action on the Jaguar XE production line in Solihull

Jaguar Land Rover thought to be eyeing Poland or Slovakia for new factory

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