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Winner and runners-up from UK heat of the ClimateLaunchpad competition, together with the three judges

Innovation Birmingham hosts UK final of European green tech competition

Worcestershire company Littewood comes runner-up in event which showcases the latest developments in making technology better for the environment

Birmingham hospitals merger a step closer with dual role boss

Sarah Jane Marsh is to take over the running of two Birmingham hospitals
Chief executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital appointed to run Birmingham Women's Hospital too

The vision that signalled the end of old New Street

New Street Station re-development.
Half a century ago work started to demolish Birmingham's famous old New Street station as planners envisioned a sleek, modern city of the future

Energy boss: We won’t give up on gas fracking plant

Protesters against fracking gather outside Preston County Hall
Midland shale gas fracking company Cuadrilla, could appeal after council reject wells.

Region's MPs keep it in the family as claims revealed

Jess Phillips, the newly elected MP for Yardley
Commons publishes allowances and interests

Business In Pictures

MP Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne vows sit-in if HS2 railroads deal to use land for jobs

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has condemned HS2 Ltd for failing to listen to the concerns of Birmingham City Council and MPs.

This vacant building in Hockley could house 57 student bedrooms

More plans for Birmingham student accommodation

Two new developments have landed with the city council to build on a car park and redevelop a vacant commercial block

Birmingham City Council

Public services in Birmingham are in decline, but is improvement on the way?

The city council's annual performance report threw up the sad fact that 62 per cent of key targets were missed in 2014/15 - Neil Elkes looks at the issues

David Cameron believes British Muslims have an extremism problem

David Cameron believes ideas which can encourage violence - such as opposition to democracy - are sometimes tolerated in British Muslim communities

Videos & Photos

New Street Station re-development.

The vision that signalled the end of old New Street

Entrance view of completed hospital

CircleHealth's private hospital plan for Pebble Mill site

A move by traders from the Birmingham Wholesale Markets site is a step closer

Birmingham Wholesale Markets vision a step nearer

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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