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Ones to watch 2015 - Birmingham's political movers and shakers

News about Birmingham is, for better and worse, never far from the political pages and 2015 will no doubt continue that trend with this sextet leading the way

Review of 2014 - May: Cineworld at Resorts World, Arena Central lodges plans and £20m Selfridges revamp

An artists' impression of Resorts World Birmingham at night
As the weather turned nice, property and leisure took centre stage as Selfridges announced a major overhaul and the first plans were submitted for the £400m Arena Central development

Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg: stop the rage and violence

Moazzam Begg
In a blog post on Facebook, Mr Begg said that it was now time to bring the cycle of violence to an end

Ones to watch 2015: Birmingham's educational leaders

Councillor Brigid Jones
Schools will always be a hot topic and 2015 will be no different so who will be making the key decisions and policies across the city next year

Review of 2014 - April: Trouble at Library of Birmingham, Tory Conference under fire and New Street views

Project director Brian Gambles surveys the Shakespeare Memorial Room
April saw the Library of Birmingham under the media glare just eight months after opening while the city council was forced to defend spending almost all of its event budget on the Conservative Conference

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Ones to watch 2015 - Birmingham's political movers and shakers

News about Birmingham is, for better and worse, never far from the political pages and 2015 will no doubt continue that trend with this sextet leading the way

Dr David Rosser from Queen Elizabeth Hospital

NHS funding plan may cause deaths, Birmingham consultant's report claims

Proposals which would see only half of the funding for extra cases treated at specialist hospitals covered are "destructive" according to hundreds of health professionals

Councillor Brigid Jones

Ones to watch 2015: Birmingham's educational leaders

Schools will always be a hot topic and 2015 will be no different so who will be making the key decisions and policies across the city next year

CGI of the Left Bank development looking down Broad Street towards the Library of Birmingham with Big Bite in the centre

New towers plan for Broad Street replaces vision for city's tallest building

Regal Property Group stays on track to redevelop run-down car park site as scaled-down version of Regal Tower mission lands with planners

Follow the leader: Sir Albert Bore (left) and Lord Whitby take the 'Man of the People' and 'Freudian Slip' awards

Take a bow after a year of ups and downs in Birmingham

A year of ups and downs for the city's political leader as Neil Elkes takes a sideways look at those deserving an award

The enduring appeal of pantomime at Christmas

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk on stage at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
One tradition that many families indulge in during the festive season is a trip to the theatre to see a pantomime.

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Ones to watch 2015 - Birmingham's political movers and shakers

Moazzam Begg

Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg: stop the rage and violence

Councillor Brigid Jones

Ones to watch 2015: Birmingham's educational leaders

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