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CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Work on HS2 could be 'stalled by two years'

Construction Products Association issues stark warning over concerns related to planning and financing alongside affected members of the public lodging appeals

Prime Minister gives go ahead for Solihull free school

New establishment called Solihull Alternative Provision Academy will cater for up to 90 children in the borough who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools

City council receives £4.4m handout to cover recruitment costs

The Government has handed Birmingham City Council a grant to cover its recruitment costs for senior roles within the authority
Government donates capital to help beleaguered authority recruit for five senior roles as it seeks to address fallout from Lord Kerslake's report

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CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Work on HS2 could be 'stalled by two years'

Construction Products Association issues stark warning over concerns related to planning and financing alongside affected members of the public lodging appeals

Prime Minister gives go ahead for Solihull free school

New establishment called Solihull Alternative Provision Academy will cater for up to 90 children in the borough who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools

The Government has handed Birmingham City Council a grant to cover its recruitment costs for senior roles within the authority

City council receives £4.4m handout to cover recruitment costs

Government donates capital to help beleaguered authority recruit for five senior roles as it seeks to address fallout from Lord Kerslake's report

Runners (and a gorilla) approach the finish line of the 2014 Great Birmingham Run

Davies Group enters bumper team in Great Birmingham Run

Claims outsourcing company has signed up 30 runners to tackle the Business Challenge at next month's half marathon

Former Liberal Democrat Solihull MP Lorely Burt gives her first interview since losing her seat.

Former Solihull MP bounces back with a peerage

Lorely Burt to become Baroness Burt of Solihull weeks after losing her seat in House of Commons

NHS bungle left trainee West Midland GPs unable to practise

Fourteen trainee GPs in the West Midlands were suspended after an 'unacceptable' admin failure by NHS England, leaving them unable to work for weeks

Councillor Lisa Trickett and waste management boss Brendan Duffy launch the Bin it for Good campaign in Birmingham city centre

Litter to be turned into cash in radical clean-up

A radical plan to combat piles of litter in Birmingham city centre will see cash donations to charity if bins are kept filled

Midlands 'should be like Scotland or Wales' for BBC

MPs have urged the BBC to make the Midlands its principal focus after ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland teamed up to negotiate the new charter

Guitarist Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi: Ozzy helped me through my darkest cancer days

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has told how Ozzy Osbourne and his bandmates helped him through his darkest days when he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago

Birmingham is the UK's fourth most prosperous city according to new research

Birmingham named fourth most prosperous city

And the number of millionaires living here is on the rise according to new research published by Barclays

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

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell addresses Project Fields campaign group in Walmley

'Summer no time' for Sutton Coldfield green belt consultation

Birmingham City Council under fire over timing of consultation launch as it moves forward with project to build 6,000 homes and a factory on rural land in Sutton

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

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CGI of the new students flats in Windsor Street

Vacant Nechells site to house new student flats

The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

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

Vow over Sparkbrook tram depot renovation despite council rejection

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