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Capita paid £23m dividend from taxpayer-funded Service Birmingham contract

A total of £23 million was paid to the private firm last year from the controversial deal with Birmingham City Council, up from £8 million last year

One Hagley Road apartments sold out within five months of launch

One Hagley Road, Edgbaston
Investors and owner-occupiers snap up all 271 apartments in Seven Capital's project on Five Ways Island

Great Birmingham Run Co-op team determined to help children's disability charity

The Co-operative team taking part in the Great Birmingham Run. Back, left to right: Stephen Pensom, Matthew Ward, Kevin Bruerton. Front, left to right: Catherine Allen and Louise McFadzean
Five colleagues based at the Lichfield headquarters are taking part to raise money for Staffordshire-based UK children's disability charity Newlife Foundation

Manufacturing skills crisis takes shine off soaring sales

Tim Pile, president of Birmingham Chamber
Latest research from Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce says 46 per cent of firms in the region unable to bring in skilled manual and technical staff

Eric Pickles backs Birmingham City Council to stay together

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles visits Two Snowhill in Birmingham, where the new headquarters of HS2 will be based, during the 2014 Conservative Party Conference
Communities Secretary says he does not wish to see Europe's largest local authority broken up in the wake of a major government review

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Tim Pile, president of Birmingham Chamber

Manufacturing skills crisis takes shine off soaring sales

Latest research from Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce says 46 per cent of firms in the region unable to bring in skilled manual and technical staff

One Hagley Road, Edgbaston

One Hagley Road apartments sold out within five months of launch

Investors and owner-occupiers snap up all 271 apartments in Seven Capital's project on Five Ways Island

Neil Elkes: Birmingham wheelie bin opponents start to grasp at straws

One is the ongoing complaints that the roads in parts of Birmingham are too hilly - even though neighbouring hilly areas have used the bins with ease for years.

Chris Game: Will Birmingham find a date for the Big Glam Devolution Ball?

Unionists gather in George Square, Glasgow, following the Scottish independence referendum.
There's no question that it's in and around the big or the eight Core Cities where the devolutionary action is. Which should be good news for Birmingham, were it not for two big buts.

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Jodie Cook, Rabia Raza, Ben Cook, Giselle Boxer, all JC Social Media.

Birmingham's JC Social Media celebrates third birthday

The steamships sign revealed by workers on the Midland Metro extension

Intriguing slice of Birmingham history revealed during Metro tram extension works

Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

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