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Shocking figures show that FGM in Birmingham is the worst in England

NSPCC said statistics for the city are "very concerning"

A child living in poverty.

Pressure on social workers eases as Birmingham children's services shows signs of improvement

However, Birmingham Children’s Commissioner Andrew Christie said more social workers still needed to be hired

CGI of the University of Birmingham's new sports centre which has been hit by more delays

University of Birmingham sports centre hit by more delays

Grand opening of city's first 50-metre pool and new sports arena has been put back to Christmas

The crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers

Revealed: How many more people would be killed if Birmingham had US homicide rates

There were 11 homicides in Birmingham in 2014-15 - that number would be astonishingly higher if there was the same homicide ratio as in the US

Facebook safety fears

Parents say social media is harming their children's morality

Parents were concerned about the impact of sites like Facebook - saying their children face ignorance, anger and hostility

Shopmobility back in Bullring this autumn says council chief

Scooter hire scheme which closed in March is set for return to Birmingham City Centre following talks with Bullring owner Hammersons according to council deputy leader

Former Birchfield Harrier Katharine Merry is backing Birmingham to host the Commonwealth Games

Olympic medal winner: Birmingham could host Commonwealth Games "no problems"

Pressure is rising for the city to host the major event with major sporting stars joining politicians to back the bid

Henrietta Street Gym has opened inside an old press factory in the Jewellery Quarter

Fighting Fit finds new future at Jewellery Quarter factory

Doors have opened at the new home of the white collar boxing gym popular with Birmingham's business community

Birmingham City University signs up to Midlands Engine Partnership

University joins five other higher educational institutions to combined expertise and support aims of improving skills and innovation

Poverty in Birmingham is a priority for the city council leader

Child poverty is 'challenge to Birmingham's political class' says city leader

Labour leader John Clancy also pledges to act on child poverty commission report in full - including more free school meals and no homeless plea

Families who were helped by nurse rally round to raise cash for her dying husband

Pete Clohessey has Motor Neurone Disease and cannot walk since diagnosis

A child living in poverty.

Majority of Birmingham's poorest families expect a worse life for their children

That heartbreaking statistic is revealed in a shocking review of child poverty in the city showing how hope has drained from our city's poorest people

Birmingham homes could get fourth bin as council targets your leftovers

Proposals to collect food waste are being considered in a new wide ranging review of refuse collection

CGI of the new medical hub to be built on the Calthorpe Estate

Green light for new Edgbaston medical hub

Calthorpe Estate welcomes another clinical facility to the Edgbaston Medical Quarter

Date for Birmingham International Marathon revealed

Birmingham is to get its first marathon in 2017

Commonwealth Games medal winner Ian Stewart

Former gold medallist: Birmingham Commonwealth Games would be 'world-class'

More high-profile backing amid a rising tide of calls for the city to bid for the Games in 2026

Pure Gym is set to open another site in Birmingham

Pure Gym ties up with Gala to open another Birmingham site

Budget gym chain agrees deal with bingo hall operator to launch fifth leisure hub in the city which will create 35 jobs

Toby Porter will join Acorns later this year

New chief executive at Acorns Children's Hospice

Toby Porter will join the Birmingham charity later this year to replace David Strudley

50 West Midlands scientists warn leaving Europe will stifle innovation and jobs

The esteemed names, from Birmingham, Aston and Warwick universities among others, signed a joint statement warning of the dangers of leaving the EU

Mental health policy a 'moral and economic failure' says MP

West Midlands mental health commissioner Norman Lamb says cost of inadequate mental health services to region is huge

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Theresa May adviser wants to cut workers’ rights and wages in poorer areas, city MP warns

This is the safest family car in the UK

Sir Lenny Henry after receiving a Knighthood from the Queen

Sir Lenny Henry becomes Chancellor of Birmingham City University

In This Week's Paper

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Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor