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David Pack, 93-year-old second world war veteran from Shirley

RAF veteran who escaped the Japanese by days during the war returns to Singapore

93-year-old veteran David Pack who served in Singapore during the Second World War has spoken of his "emotional" return to the city state for the first time in 73 years.

Doctor Raj Mattu's £14m claim for sacking 'is greedy'

Dr Raj Mattu
Heart specialist Dr Raj Mattu fights for payout after he blew whistle on hospital.

Saltley school one of best for boosting pupil success

Primary school pupils
Parkfield Community School, in Saltley, has been named one of the top in the country after helping boost the academic success of its disadvantaged pupils .

Game of Thrones actor to start Great Birmingham 10k

Fundraiser Ann Fowler and actor Jerome Flynn are doing the 2015 Great Birmingham 10k in aid of the Global White Lion Protection Trust
Jerome Flynn will also run the city race after after being recruited by fundraiser to support animal charity

Harriet Harman's Pink Bus tour hits the West Midlands

Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls along with Parliamentary candidate for North Warwickshire Mike O'Brien visit the Sertec manufacturing plant in Coleshill
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls joined Labour's deputy leader on campaign trail in target North Warwickshire constituency

Business In Pictures

An 3d aerial view of the areas designated for regeneration immediately surrounding Curzon Street HS2 Station, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan updated

Conservatives vow to extend Birmingham enterprise zone to Curzon Street

George Osborne has announced an expansion of the city centre enterprise zone to take in the regeneration area around Curzon HS2 Station

Primary school pupils

Saltley school one of best for boosting pupil success

Parkfield Community School, in Saltley, has been named one of the top in the country after helping boost the academic success of its disadvantaged pupils .

Birmingham Wholesale Market in 1978.

Nostalgic look at Birmingham Wholesale Markets ahead of £500m scheme

The markets site has a unique heritage and here we take a look back over its time as a thriving hub in the city centre

Energy on the Coalition backburner

It has to be said it's galling to see one of the Coalition parties hijack the "Great Charter of the Liberties" for political gain, when the Government's record on legal aid "reform" has seen justice disgracefully denied for many vulnerable people.

They say they're fighting for every vote - but the parties are targeting a few key seats

They don't like to talk about it but sometimes top politicians admit this general election campaign is really targeting a small number of voters

Videos & Photos

Coun James Hutchings is one of six elected members stepping down at the 2015 Local Elections next month

Six Birmingham city councillors to step down at local elections

The Mailbox - home of the BBC in Birmingham

Backlash as BBC recruits just 1 in 50 staff in Birmingham

Birmingham Wholesale Market in 1978.

Nostalgic look at Birmingham Wholesale Markets ahead of £500m scheme

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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