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Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham cuts are an embarrassment, writers claim

In a letter published this week in the Birmingham Post, the Guild calls on citizens and arts and culture organisations across the region to demand funding is reinstated

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel
Vision to breathe new life into hotel and civic centrepiece in Colmore Row is slowly taking shape

Birmingham biking boost as Raleigh chosen to supply 5,000 cycles

Coun Lisa Tickett (Birmingham City Council) and Phil Woodward (Raleigh)
Raleigh has been awarded a contract to supply 5,000 bikes to Birmingham City Council – and 3,000 will be given away to those keen to cycle but unable to afford it

Birmingham hit hard as councils face a further 1.8% Government funding cut

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham is expecting to be among the worst hit by the cuts which it is claimed have a greater impact on major cities and urban areas

Planners liken new Birmingham Conservatoire to a cheese-grater and Oxo cube

Despite some criticism of the design the council’s planning committee gave their full backing to the £40 million relocation of the music school to Eastside

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Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham cuts are an embarrassment, writers claim

In a letter published this week in the Birmingham Post, the Guild calls on citizens and arts and culture organisations across the region to demand funding is reinstated

Planners liken new Birmingham Conservatoire to a cheese-grater and Oxo cube

Despite some criticism of the design the council’s planning committee gave their full backing to the £40 million relocation of the music school to Eastside

How the Great Charles Street Estate looks today

Great Charles Street Estate sells to open up regeneration opportunity

Dunedin Property Asset Management and Angelo Gordon have bought seven prominent buildings in Birmingham city centre

General business

National Planning Policy Framework School Report: 48% Could do much better

The media is alive with the sound of planning policy again as the Communities and Local Government Select Committee publishes its report looking into the operation and impact of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Fitness gizmos fuelling the technology market

Nike Fuelband
Sales of 'wearable technology' are expected to triple over the next couple of weeks, to £105 million, according to the Centre for Retail Research.

Videos & Photos

Melvyn Lees, Kate Bellingham and Philip Singleton, at the launch of the Young Innovator of the Year prize at Millennium Point, Birmingham.

Eastside's Millennium Point Trust launches Young Innovator Prize initiative

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham cuts are an embarrassment, writers claim

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

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In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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