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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

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

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site
Proposals for the new residential tower block at the Arena Central site have been earmarked for approval by planning officers

Skyride Birmingham: City council steps up search for replacement event

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park
Last month the city council said it was, unlike 16 other UK towns and cities, unable to host a Skyride event in Cannon Hill Park

Health chiefs deny fluoridation has led to thyroid conditions

Researchers investigated GP surgeries in the West Midlands which has the highest levels of water fluoridation in the country.

Capita partnership recycling Birmingham council money unless it finds new customers

The city council's joint venture with Service Birmingham should be torn up unless more IT packages can be sold to outside agencies.

Business In Pictures

Personal finance changes are more revolution than evolution

Peter Sharkey assess some of the key issues affecting the sector in 2015 ahead of the Birmingham Post's first 'Quarterly Personal Finance Report' supplement

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

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

The council chamber inside Birmingham Council House.

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

The city's councillors are getting nervous as recommendations suggest their numbers should be reduced from 120 to 100

George Osborne wants Manchester - not Birmingham - to be UK's second economic powerhouse

Manchester cityscape
George Osborne believes the north of England, led by Manchester, can be as successful as the south - but the West Midlands isn't part of his plans

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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

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

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Graeme Brown
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Business Reporter
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Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
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Ben Hurst
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