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Protesters hijack city council budget meeting

Campaigners chant 'shame on you' as authority's leaders clash over £105m cuts to services including Library of Birmingham

£30m boost to Birmingham cycling scene

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.
The city council has been awarded a £22.1 million Department for Transport grant which, topped up with £7.9 million local funding

Flights from China to Birmingham across the summer announced

Birmingham International Airport
Flights from Beijing will bring thousands of Chinese tourists to the region, as Birmingham Airport uses Shakespeare to promote itself in the Far East

West Midlands museums to share £3m funding boost

1100s line up at the Heritage Motor Centre - one of nine sites to share in £3m worth of Arts Council England funding
Nine sites including Birmingham Museums Trust to share investment which will help museums make the most of development opportunities

Labour MP suggests coalition deal - with the Conservatives

Gisela Stuart
If there's a hung Parliament after May 7's general election then Labour could form a Government in coalition with the Tories, says Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart

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The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

£30m boost to Birmingham cycling scene

The city council has been awarded a £22.1 million Department for Transport grant which, topped up with £7.9 million local funding

Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

MPs tells delegates he cannot promise the same doubling and trebling of budgets because society lives in a different world at the moment

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

Plans for V Building site set for go-ahead despite Alpha Tower concerns

Proposals for the new residential tower block at the Arena Central site have been earmarked for approval by planning officers

Gavin Wade, centre, of Eastside Projects at their Digbeth gallery.

How to curate a city like Birmingham

Gavin Wade: Eastside Projects is currently deep in the process of choosing an artist to get the most out of Birmingham.

How many politicians does it take to run Europe's largest local authority?

The council chamber inside Birmingham Council House.
The city's councillors are getting nervous as recommendations suggest their numbers should be reduced from 120 to 100

Videos & Photos

The Smethwick Engine at Thinktank

World's oldest working steam engine is Birmingham Museums Trust's Object of the Month for March

Birmingham International Airport

Flights from China to Birmingham across the summer announced

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

£30m boost to Birmingham cycling scene

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