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Barber Institute

Major coup for Birmingham as Picasso painting to on display at Barber Institute

Painted in 1927, the picture has come from Japan and is believed to be the first major painting by the controversial Cubist ever to have gone on public exhibition in the city

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50 list

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons
Despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants, and several more thought to be on the cusp, none made it onto a prestigious list

Opus chef director David Colcombe's recipes for runners tackling Great Birmingham Run

Opus chef director David Colcombe
“Eating healthily and sensibly is especially important when you’re training for something like a half marathon, so I’ve created these recipes to give runners the boost they need, before and after training”

West Midlands Police cuts back stop and search

West Midlands Police
Home Secretary Theresa May said the technique was being misused so often across the country that it was damaging relations between the public and police

University of Birmingham to host South Africa during 2015 Rugby World Cup

University of Birmingham
Sutton Coldfield RFC also chosen as a base by tournament organisers and will welcome Romania and Somoa

Business In Pictures

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls

West Midlands success 'disguises export failure', Shadow Chancellor claims

Speaking to the Post, the Shadow Chancellor said the Government was falling “way below” George Osborne’s 2012 goal of doubling exports by the end of the decade

An artist’s impression of the new 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital

New £353m hospital will mean boost for economy

George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on vacant industrial land in Smethwick.

Scottish students currently get free university tuition

Andrew Whitehead: Scottish independence debate is an education

A major concern of the Scottish universities will be the preservation of their non-EU student fee income, which in 2011/2012 brought in £337m from non-EU course fees.

The Bromford

Green light for new lease of life at The Bromford pub

Upward Care will build the properties, of which 37 have been earmarked as sheltered homes for people with learning difficulties

Scottish students currently get free university tuition

Andrew Whitehead: Scottish independence debate is an education

A major concern of the Scottish universities will be the preservation of their non-EU student fee income, which in 2011/2012 brought in £337m from non-EU course fees.

Peter Sharkey: Our likeable Games stars deserve TV spotlight in longer term

England's Claudia Fragapane with her four Artistic Gymnastics gold medals at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Every Team GB athlete benefits from a Lottery-underwritten structure which actively promotes professionalism.

Videos & Photos

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

Opus chef director David Colcombe

Opus chef director David Colcombe's recipes for runners tackling Great Birmingham Run

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