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The Library of Birmingham, July 2013

2.7m visit Library of Birmingham in its first year

The number of people joining the library has leapt significantly, with a 140 per cent increase recorded

Birmingham Sports Awards - five of this year's categories and why the sponsors backed them

Spotlight on the Lifetime Achievement Award, plus the Amateur Sportswoman, Amateur Sportsman, Professional Sportsman and Professional Young Sportsperson awards

I'll switch Birmingham's speed cameras back on, new police boss pledges

A speed camera
New police and crime commissioner David Jamieson said he would be looking at the speed camera issue as a priority

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The Library of Birmingham, July 2013

2.7m visit Library of Birmingham in its first year

The number of people joining the library has leapt significantly, with a 140 per cent increase recorded

Birmingham Sports Awards - five of this year's categories and why the sponsors backed them

Spotlight on the Lifetime Achievement Award, plus the Amateur Sportswoman, Amateur Sportsman, Professional Sportsman and Professional Young Sportsperson awards

A speed camera

I'll switch Birmingham's speed cameras back on, new police boss pledges

New police and crime commissioner David Jamieson said he would be looking at the speed camera issue as a priority

Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott has 'no regrets' about Test Match exit

Warwickshire star now using his experience to help fellow cricketing pros deal with personal problems

Solihull Hospital where urology and gynaecology services are under threat of closure

MP's fears over planned service closures at Solihull Hospital

Lorely Burt has met with NHS boss Mark Newbold to discuss threatened services at West Midlands hospital

City of Colours Wall by N4T4, Philth, Mila K and AsOne

Birmingham to become City of Colours

Digbeth to welcome more than 140 artists as it plays host to city's first large-scale festival of street art next weekend

Geoff Childs, managing director of Extraenergy which is now looking to hire 1,000 staff for a new base in Birmingham

Extraenergy to create 1,000 city jobs to take on 'big six'

Company which has signed up two million German customers since 2010 now eyeing UK market and a new large base in Birmingham

Picasso's Woman Sleeping in a Chair updated

Major coup for Birmingham as Picasso painting to go 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

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

Bournville College

Bournville College to open centre of excellence in India

The new centre of excellence, which is due to open at the end of the year, will train local people in ‘soft skills’, technical education and healthcare

Felicity Rackstraw., who has ridden to the aid of the Department of Transport to help drive up awareness of its summer safety Think Bike, Think Biker campaign

Birmingham paralegal helps Department of Transport promote its 'Think Bike, Think Biker' campaign

Ms Rackstraw, a paralegal at the national law firm Clarke Willmott, is a motorcycle fanatic

West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police cuts back stop and search

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

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

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

CGI of Islamic free school planned for former IMI site, in Wellhead Lane, Perry Barr

City backs plan for Eden School on former IMI site

Go ahead for new Islamic free school despite concerns it could 'sterilise' surrounding area and impact local businesses

A45 widening works to ease Birmingham Airport congestion

New £1m, three-month programme of roadworks commissioned and funded by airport ahead of new bridge project

Professor Nick Morton, Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University launches bid to address skills shortage

University teams up with Mott MacDonald to offer work experience opportunities with engineering consultancy

The Filthy Luker paintbrush on the top of the Selfridges building

Giant paintbrush added to Birmingham skyline ahead of City of Colours Festival

The artwork forms part of the 2014 City Of Colours Festival taking place in the city on September 6

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

Zero hours clampdown promised by government

Ministers said they wanted to discover if "unscrupulous" employers might try to find a way of avoiding the ban by offering just one hour of work

Planned banner ads - CGI of Hagley Road

Councillors hit out after plans for banner adverts in Birmingham are passed

The banner adverts will be draped from lampposts lining 21 main roads, including Hagley Road, Coventry Road and Belgrave Middleway

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

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The Library of Birmingham, July 2013

2.7m visit Library of Birmingham in its first year

The Jam House

Birmingham's Jam House celebrates 15 years and a million music lovers

Vanley Burke's flat. Picture: Vanley Burke

£17,000 appeal to move Birmingham photographer Vanley Burke's flat to Ikon Gallery

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