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Birmingham, like the rest of the West Midlands, has seen a rise in foreign-born residents

West Midlands' foreign-born residents rise by two thirds

Number of people born outside the UK living in the area climbs by 180,000 as net migration nationally hits 330,00 over the past year

Altair's first-timers line up for Great Birmingham Run

Some of the Altair team taking part in the 2015 Great Birmingham Run
Warwickshire office of global engineering firm has 23-strong team ready to tackle October's half marathon and raise cash for two causes

Birmingham City Council to face public scrutiny over improvement plans

Open meeting will be held next month on progress following appointment of government panel earlier this year to examine ways authority could improve

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Birmingham, like the rest of the West Midlands, has seen a rise in foreign-born residents

West Midlands' foreign-born residents rise by two thirds

Number of people born outside the UK living in the area climbs by 180,000 as net migration nationally hits 330,00 over the past year

Some of the Altair team taking part in the 2015 Great Birmingham Run

Altair's first-timers line up for Great Birmingham Run

Warwickshire office of global engineering firm has 23-strong team ready to tackle October's half marathon and raise cash for two causes

Birmingham City Council to face public scrutiny over improvement plans

Open meeting will be held next month on progress following appointment of government panel earlier this year to examine ways authority could improve

Home Secretary Theresa May meets community groups at Custard Factory

Community group praised by Theresa May

Upstanding Neighbourhoods group told Theresa May about its work challenging extremism and meeting young Muslims in Sparkbrook

Richie Porte, seen here during the 2013 Tour de France, will open the 2015 Cycle Show

Richie Porte to open 2015 Cycle Show

Australian Team Sky rider will cut the ribbon plus ten other things to see and do at this year's event

The Library of Birmingham has been the subject of more negative headlines in recent weeks

Literacy campaigner hits out at cuts to Birmingham's library service

Quality 'under threat' after council stops buying books in favour of public donations in latest bid to mitigate against budget cuts following decision to slash opening hours and reduce staffing

Solihull School is among the West Midlands' best for AS and A-levels results

Private Birmingham schools named among West Midlands' best

Quartet of elite institutions rank high for AS and A-level results during the recent 2014/15 academic year

Tom Watson MP

Labour must address fears of UKIP voters, says MP Watson

Labour must recognise that voters who switched to UKIP "do not feel comfortable about the changes going on in this country", according to Midland MP Tom Watson

Moseley Road Baths

Balsall Heath residents to get unique say on future of suburb

Balsall Heath will break new ground when residents vote on planning regulations which they helped create themselves

2,800 new places 'created in failing schools' by city

Supporters of the Government's controversial free schools policy have accused Birmingham City Council of creating 2,800 new primary places at failing schools in the city

Nick Reed, the new chief executive of Town Hall and Symphony Hall

Nick Reed appointed to lead Birmingham's Symphony Hall

The former chief executive of Manchester’s renowned Bridgewater Hall has been appointed to lead Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall

Pupils during a GCSE exam

New GCSE shake-up 'will lead to shortage of examiners'

Tougher new GCSE exams could lead to a national shortage of examiners, a Birmingham teaching union has claimed

Phil Boote and Andy Haynes in action

Aldridge vicar carves name for himself in the world of motorcycle sidecar racing

Aldridge vicar Andy Haynes is carving a name for himself in the high-risk world of motorcycle sidecar racing

Coun Bob Sleigh will chair the new West Midlands Combined Authority

Solihull Council leader to chair new West Midlands Combined Authority

Bob Sleigh won the backing of the leaders to spearhead the proposed new combined authority

Comedian Jack Whitehall joined pupils Michaela Moclair, Xerxes Petalcurin and Nickesha Claire-Ward at Greenwood Academy in Castle Vale, to open their GCSE results

Jack Whitehall helps Birmingham pupils celebrate GCSE results

Comedian drops in on Greenwood Academy in Castle Vale which has seen a rapid rise up the rankings in recent years

Traffic on the M6 at a standstill after the lorry crash

Congestion costing West Midlands' economy £1bn

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Crashes on the M6 - including two during the pastweek - along with poor infrastructure and road works bringing region to halt

Folklore artist Jaz Dhami has criticised the BBC's decision to move the Bobby Friction show to London

Asian artists hit out at BBC after Mailbox strike

Corporation under fire over decision to move Bobby Friction show to London as Birmingham artist says move 'doesn't make sense'

CGI of Taylor Wimpey's planned houses and flats in Edgbaston

Taylor Wimpey in payments battle over Calthorpe Estate project

Housebuilder says financial contributions to Birmingham City Council must come down for project to build 43 houses and flats to be viable

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox in Birmingham

BBC Birmingham Asian Network staff 'angry and upset' as strike begins

Workers at The Mailbox have walked out today in protest at production cuts in Birmingham

Birmingham students set for new GCSE subjects

Astronomy and statistics among those new topics which will be on the agendas of pupils across the city

Videos & Photos

CGI of the proposal for the old tram depot which city planners rejected

Vow over Sparkbrook tram depot renovation despite council rejection

The cast of new BBC TV show Danny and the Human Zoo

Lenny Henry's plea for more investment in West Midlands TV production

CGI of Birmingham City University's new plans to build on its City South campus in Edgbaston

Birmingham City University unveils £41m campus expansion

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