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Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South
Tory Chris Kelly is to stand down at the 2015 General Election after becoming MP for Dudley South in 2010

Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

Birmingham City Council
But council leaders are set to reject the cuts when they meet tomorrow and tell the Independent Remuneration Panel to take another look at councillors’ workloads

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Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South

Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

Tory Chris Kelly is to stand down at the 2015 General Election after becoming MP for Dudley South in 2010

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

But council leaders are set to reject the cuts when they meet tomorrow and tell the Independent Remuneration Panel to take another look at councillors’ workloads

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

A look back as one of the region's most popular music events returns for another year

Professor Robert Winston

TV stars and business leaders to get honorary doctorates at Birmingham City University

Some of Birmingham’s high profile people will also be picking up honorary doctorates, including Dame Christine Braddock – chairman of Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Flowers were left on the Hagley Road after Rebecca McManus was killed when a car smashed into a bus stop

New traffic lights for Hagley Road after 21 hurt in five years

The traffic lights will be on Hagley Road West in Bearwood at its junction with Galton Road by Lightwoods Park and The Dog pub

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

Library of Birmingham

Birmingham Literature Festival to return with ten-day library takeover

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales will be given a modern-day update and re-told on Chaucer Night

The Jam House

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

The Georgian venue has seen more than 2,000 acts perform, including the likes of Hot Chocolate and soul singer Beverley Knight

Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands parents paying tens of thousands to be near top state schools

Families living in the postal district of Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield are forking out 79 per cent more for their property than the county average

Vanley Burke's flat. Picture: Vanley Burke

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

The renowned photographer was born in Jamaica in 1951 but has lived in Birmingham since 1965

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

Shabana Mahmood

Ed Balls backs Shabana Mahmood after protest at Sainsbury's

Labour shadow Chancellor supports shadow treasury minister despite her defying party policy by supporting boycott   

Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, one of three companies to save the city's baccalaureate

City firms step in to save Birmingham Baccalaureate

The Birmingham Baccalaureate is designed to give youngsters the skills demanded by a 21st century economy and was key part council manifesto

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

David Jamieson with supporters

New PCC David Jamieson wants to turn speed cameras back on

West Midlands police and crime commissioner makes first pledge after dismal electoral turn-out

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

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Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

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

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