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Examples of Gothic brass handles similar to those used on Churchill's coffin at Newman Brothers Coffin Works

How Newman Brothers Coffin Works played a key role in Churchill's state funeral

The company made the ornate handles and other fittings for the wartime leader’s coffin as part of ‘Operation Hope Not’

Sky Ride cancelled in Birmingham again

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park
Event organised with British Cycling is axed due to cricket fixtures at Edgbaston and ongoing developments around the city

Birmingham to have fewer councillors and "all-out" elections every four years

Eric Pickles
Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has ordered major changes to the way Birmingham is governed, with the entire council elected once every four years and fewer councillors

Competition to create Birmingham's people's flag

Hunt is on to find a civic flag for Birmingham
Hunt has been launched to spread city's name far and wide and give businesses a chance to display their pride in the city

Prof Raymond Tallis to challenge Stephen Hawking claim

Professor Raymond Tallis
Birmingham Salon signs up renowned polymath for latest event which will examine whether physics has destroyed philosophy
Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, gather during a rally outside Athens University Headquarters following its victory in the Greek election

The Greek election - what are the repercussions?

The victory by anti-austerity party Syriza will see Alexis Tsipras lead Syriza on the promise it will renegotiate the terms of the bailout Greece has received

Andrew Leaver, a Villa fan who was born in Aston, seen here in 2010 after climbing Kilimanjaro for the charity Scope

Rich List 2015: No.22 - Andrew and Linda Leaver & family

In the 12 months to June 30, 2014, profits jumped by 47 per cent. The firm reported a profit of £21.3 million compared to £14.5 million the previous year. Revenue was up three per cent to £126.6 million.

CGI of the planned redevelopment of The Leisurebox ice rink and bowling alley

Pictures: Plans lodged for former Silver Blades ice rink

Eleven-storey vision for former ice rink and bowling alley becomes clear as plans submitted to city council to build more than 330 flats

Four Dwellings Academy, Lea Forest Primary Academy and Montgomery Primary Academy swapped the books for the brawn as they competed in the UKs very first 31-legged race at the Birmingham NEC all in the name of Sport Relief

Accepting childhood inactivity comes at a great cost

Action needed as report highlights too many kids not fit for purpose.

Taking stock of a wealth of statistics and perspectives

Bill Gates
Oxfam warns the richest one per cent of people in the world now own 48 per cent of all global wealth – up from just over 44 per cent in 2010.

Videos & Photos

Examples of Gothic brass handles similar to those used on Churchill's coffin at Newman Brothers Coffin Works

How Newman Brothers Coffin Works played a key role in Churchill's state funeral

Sir Simon Rattle, taken by Rory Coonan with a Victorian plate camera in 1982

Rare plate camera picture of Sir Simon Rattle to show at National Portrait Gallery

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Sky Ride cancelled in Birmingham again

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