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City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs

Patient safety concerns at Midland hospital trust

Patient safety at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

General Election 2015: Election fraud fears over missing voters

A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station
Almost 70,000 Birmingham voters have dropped off the electoral register since a strict new system was introduced.

RAF pilot Sid Cleaver: I saw the Spitfires and thought 'wow'

Former Spitfire pilot Sid Cleaver.
As Thinktank opens its doors to a new Spitfire Gallery Justine Halifax speaks to a former pilot

Serco handed control of Birmingham's leisure centres

The company will design and build four new swimming pools at Erdington, Stechford Cascades, Icknield Port Loop, in Edgbaston, and Northfield

David Cameron: Labour's high speed rail rethink is a "slap in the face" to Midlands

Prime Minister David Cameron
Prime Minister condemns Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls for saying new east-west rail line should come before completing HS2

Business In Pictures

City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs

Patient safety concerns at Midland hospital trust

Patient safety at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station

General Election 2015: Election fraud fears over missing voters

Almost 70,000 Birmingham voters have dropped off the electoral register since a strict new system was introduced.

CGI of Lumina, work on which could start within next 12 to 18 months

Sterling confident on Lumina and Great Charles Square

Head of property firm behind key regeneration sites is bullish over their futures but keen to pin down pre-let on Lumina

Protesters wearing Alex Salmond masks outside the ICC in Birmingham

Tax rows, scare tactics - and the SNP bogeyman

The Tories will try to capitalise on threats by the SNP's Alex Salmond to persuade Labour over policy

Time for Birmingham to put its houses in order over blots on the landscape

Selly Oak has been plagued by student house extensions in recent years
The Selly Oak Community Partnership has made very reasonable objections to the general trend which sees family homes sacrificed and converted into student digs.

Videos & Photos

Former Spitfire pilot Sid Cleaver.

RAF pilot Sid Cleaver: I saw the Spitfires and thought 'wow'

Photography trail covering three-mile stretch of Stratford Road on display this summer

Moat Farm, Tibberton, Worcestershire

Pictures: 16th century Worcestershire farmhouse with space-age potential

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In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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