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Deadline looms for £15,000 small business competition

Winner will be announced at a glittering awards dinner being held at The Hawthorns on Monday March 16

Birmingham Cathedral launches 300th anniversary photo competition

Birmingham Cathedral in the morning
Cathedral is called for iconic images of the building, square and the people drawn to it to mark landmark birthday

John Hemming and Andrew Mitchell among top-earning MPs outside Parliament

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley
Lib Dem and Tory Birmingham MPs earn more from business interests than they do from politics

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Deadline looms for £15,000 small business competition

Winner will be announced at a glittering awards dinner being held at The Hawthorns on Monday March 16

Birmingham Cathedral in the morning

Birmingham Cathedral launches 300th anniversary photo competition

Cathedral is called for iconic images of the building, square and the people drawn to it to mark landmark birthday

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley

John Hemming and Andrew Mitchell among top-earning MPs outside Parliament

Lib Dem and Tory Birmingham MPs earn more from business interests than they do from politics

LDV site at Washwood Heath has been freed up by HS2 to allow development there

HS2 land freed to create over 2,000 jobs in Washwood Heath

Land in east Birmingham once earmarked for train yards can now be developed under new vision called East Birmingham Growth Prospectus

Roadworks on the A452 Chester Road, in Castle Bromwich, will now be in situ until October

More misery for Birmingham motorist as roadworks overrun

Widening of Chester Road in Castle Vale will take a further three months to complete due to moving utilities

Gas Street Basin

Gas Street Basin leak threatens railway tunnel

Work under way to plug "quite significant" leak threatening to deluge a disused railway tunnel

David Bailey

Birmingham development centres too much on 'glamour projects'

Focus needs to shift away from city centre says Professor David Bailey at debate on damning Kerslake review

Royal Photographic Society remains concerned over future of archives at the Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham photo archive 'still at risk'

Royal Photographic Society says it remains concerned for the future of the nationally recognised archive and four staff following recent budget cuts at library

Hunt on for two Birmingham playing fields

Carnegie UK Trust and Fields In Trust have launched campaign to find fields to ensure they are protected from housing development

Inside the Pen Museum which has received a £20,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Pen Museum wins £20k Heritage Lottery grant

Cash will help volunteer-run attraction in the Jewellery Quarter build for a sustainable future

Architect John Madin in front of Central Library

A brutal end for the vision of John Madin

Demolition starts this month to tear down one of Birmingham's most recognisable landmarks. As fans of Central Library bid it a fond farewell, Tamlyn Jones takes a look at the legacy of its controversial architect

University College Birmingham

UCB unveils new £2m food suite to foster chefs of the future

Food Innovation Suite at University College Birmingham will train the next generation of industry professionals, featuring food testing and diagnostic technology alongside state-of-the-art kitchen facilities

Carlo Distefano MD of San Carlo Restaurants

Retirement is not on the table for San Carlo founder

Carlo Distefano is the business brains behind the flourishing San Carlo stable of upmarket Italian diners, which has mushroomed to employ more than 1,000 people across the globe

The Parkside Building sitting comfortably next to Millennium Point in Eastside

Panel to decide on £2m public artwork for Birmingham

The formation of the selection panel is the latest stage of the Birmingham Big Art Project (BBAP), which is aiming to raise £2 million to create an iconic piece of permanent public art for the city.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne

'We won't overlook Midlands in favour of North'

A £5.2 billion plan to boost the region's economy over five years has been unveiled by the Government as it defends itself from accusations of Northern bias. Post Head of Business Graeme Brown assesses the response

Glynn Purnell

Three-day Birmingham food festival will be in very best taste

The three-day Foodies Festival will bring pop-up restaurants, a street food market and demonstrations from some of the city's top chefs to Cannon Hill Park in May.

Green light for Sparkhill pool and leisure complex

City councillors welcome changes to bring out-of-use centre back to life after sitting idle since 2009

New chairman Simon Hake (back row, 3rd from right), with the Greater Birmingham and Black Country Business Board of charity NSPCC

New chairman for NSPCC's business board

Birmingham businessman Simon Hake will lead charity's board as it launches a new fundraising ball aiming to generate a six-figure sum to support its work in the city and Black Country

Cars in Harborne Road, Edgbaston

Queen Elizabeth Hospital 'must try harder' to solve parking crisis

City planners tell Selly Oak hospital to do more to address parking chaos which blights nearby residential streets

Internet is no way to train police - MPs

Commons condemns College of Policing's online methods saying officers need more face-to-face training to improve community skills

Videos & Photos

Pictures: Birmingham canals blighted by rubbish, syringes and oil slicks

Escalator inside the Library of Birmingham which is facing a cull in staff and opening hours

Tories pledge to keep Library of Birmingham open all week

Persimmon has vowed to invest £100m in the former Selly Oak Hospital site

Persimmon pledges £100m and 1,500 jobs with Selly Oak Hospital regen

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