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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

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

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

West Midlands Police cuts back stop and search

West Midlands Police
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

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Barber Institute

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

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

Jayne Hulbert and Jayne Cresswell, who founded SWEET, which provides support for more than 450 families in south Birmingham

Birmingham project helping desperate families is threatened with closure

The SWEET project, which provides free support for more than 450 families and individuals, faces closure because of Department of Health funding cuts.

Paul Fielding, Mike Mounfield, both CBD; Rafael Cuesta, Centro; Sir Albert Bore, Rob Valentine, CBD; Alan Bain, JMP.

Birmingham's business community gathered for launch of the Snow Hill Interchange Plan

Birmingham's business community gathered at Two Snowhill for the launch of the Snow Hill Interchange Plan (SHIP), organised by Colmore Business District (CBD).

The Library of Birmingham, July 2013

One year on: How the Library of Birmingham brought the world to the city

'One million people streamed through the doors in the first 100 days, an astonishing 10,000 per day, and they keep on coming'

Aston University

Aston University to offer MBA scholarship to people who have been made redundant

Aston University will provide awards of up to £10,000 for aspiring MBA students who have been made redundant or who feel their job is threatened by redundancy.

City Archaeologist Dr Mike Hodder who is retiring.

Birmingham's official archaeologist Dr Mike Hodder rewrote the city's history

As Birmingham's official archaeologist, Dr Mike Hodder made significant discoveries about the city's Stone Age and Roman past. Neil Elkes spoke to him as he left the council after 20 years in his post.

Riccardo Bragoli hands over a cheque from the charity bike ride to Hayley Miller from Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Cundall open new offices on Colmore Row​ in Birmingham

Cundall recently held a party to​ officially open its new offices on Colmore Row​.​

Green light for long-awaited Harrison Drape regeneration

Eight-year wait for transformation of run-down former factory should soon be over after councillors award planning permission to Seven Capital

'United Nations' team to tackle Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

The team features 14 nationalities, including Spanish and Swedish, French and Finnish, Dutch and Danish runners, all based at the head office in Burton-upon-Trent

David Jamieson with supporters

Labour's David Jamieson elected West Midlands police and crime commissioner

Turnout for the election was 10.32 per cent of the eligible electorate which is just under two million

Videos & Photos

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

Opus chef director David Colcombe

Opus chef director David Colcombe's recipes for runners tackling Great Birmingham Run

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