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The Aston Expressway has been included in a new £254m budget for roadworks in Birmingham

Birmingham plans £254m worth of major road improvements

Aston Expressway and Dudley Road are among those to undergo repair work as part of five-year budget plan

The latest stage of the demolition of Birmingham's Central Library, pictured in February 2016

WATCH: Timelapse video shows Central Library demolition progress in January

High reach excavators tore off tonnes of concrete from the exterior of the divisive building, which is being knocked down to make way for the Paradise regeneration scheme

Cars in Harborne Road, Edgbaston - such scenes have caused consternation among residents

'Outdated parking policies' have left Birmingham reeling

City councillors have vowed to carry out a full-scale review of the parking situation in the city following scores of complaints

Could the M6 Toll yet be opened up in times of major emergencies?

M6 Toll deal for emergency use could be struck

West Midlands transport bosses and government ministers agree to form new working group to tackle jams following last week's horrendous tailbacks

Willmott Dixon wins £148m Birmingham housing brief

Construction group joins Keepmoat and Wates on new city council repairs roster for council-owned houses

CGI of new custody suite in Perry Barr

Willmott Dixon fined for delays in £20m police project

Stalled opening of two new custody suites means construction group is facing £1m penalty

Aston Bridge before the collision which forced its closure 18 months ago

Aston Bridge repair work to start 18 months after closure

Infrastructure group Amey will finally begin working on the repair of vital bridge which was forced to close in 2014 after being struck twice

20,000 voters vanish from Birmingham's electoral roll

New registration system prompted by 'banana republic' frauds scandal

Midland schools told they must cough up for lollipop wardens

Union claims Birmingham council told staff they will lose jobs unless cash is found

Andrew Cleaves, chief executive and principal at Birmingham Metropolitan College

New institute of technology to triple city apprenticeships

Plans to shake up further education and and create new generation of apprentices

Nicky Morgan visiting the University of Birmingham School, in Selly Oak

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says hoax bomb calls 'have to be taken seriously'

Education Secretary fears impact on pupils after series of hoax bomb threats

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron criticised over delay in decision on third Heathrow runway

PM criticised over delay in decision on third Heathrow runway as regions left in limbo

Work can now start on the new National College for High Speed Rail

Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers

Proposed designs for a new mosque in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath.

£7.5m Balsall Heath Mosque plan approved by Birmingham council planners

Member of congregation complains that development is too large as planning committee give the Clifton Road mosque the green light 

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says he will look at the option of using the M6 Toll in the case of emergencies

Transport Secretary 'happy' to examine M6 Toll use after motorway nightmare

Patrick McLoughlin acknowledges problems caused by major smash on motorway today and will look at role of M6 Toll at times of emergencies

Martineau Galleries

MPs demand urgent action at "eyesore" Martineau Galleries

Councillors and MPs have called for the owners of Martineau Galleries to get moving and redevelop the site, which is larger than the Bullring

Boundary Commission rejects meeting over ward changes in Hall Green, Erdington and Moseley

Birmingham city council leader John Clancy wanted to push case for the many communities unhappy at the new council ward proposals

Welcome to the West Midlands. From top left, clockwise: Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham's Bull Ring, Solihull Manor House, the Black Country flag

Public ignored in decision to create Greater Birmingham mayor, inquiry warns

A House of Commons investigation calls for more devolution but warns the public has been ignored in the decision to create a regional combined authority and mayor

Lucy Hutchinson - Blonde

Art Council Collection heading to Birmingham Museums Trust thanks to £600,000 award

Birmingham awarded National Partner status for Arts Council Collection

Jon Hunt has been installed as the new leader of Birmingham's Lib Dem group

Former Birmingham Post journalist takes control of city's Lib Dems

Jon Hunt worked as a health correspondent for the paper but now succeeds long-serving leader Paul Tilsley who stepped down last month

Videos & Photos

The latest stage of the demolition of Birmingham's Central Library, pictured in February 2016

WATCH: Timelapse video shows Central Library demolition progress in January

Proposed designs for a new mosque in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath.

£7.5m Balsall Heath Mosque plan approved by Birmingham council planners

Jaguar reveals its new 200mph super car built at Castle Bromwich

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