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New Street crowds at Birmingham's annual German Christmas Market.

German Market closes and 'will not go to Millennium Point'

With the German Christmas Market attracting an estimated five million visitors this year, council bosses are keen that the construction does not impact on future success

Celebrating the completion of refurbishment at the Hyatt Regency

Mario Flanagan, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Birmingham; Michael Gray, Area Director, Hyatt UK and Ireland, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.
People were treated to an evening of drinks, canapés and revelry at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.

Trainee teachers in a class of their own

Tom Surridge, 23, a former forensic scientist at West Midlands Police, is training to be a chemistry teacher at Arthur Terry School in Sutton Coldfield
Education correspondent Emma McKinney meets the trainees who will be educating the next generation of pupils

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New Street crowds at Birmingham's annual German Christmas Market.

German Market closes and 'will not go to Millennium Point'

With the German Christmas Market attracting an estimated five million visitors this year, council bosses are keen that the construction does not impact on future success

Mario Flanagan, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Birmingham; Michael Gray, Area Director, Hyatt UK and Ireland, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.

Celebrating the completion of refurbishment at the Hyatt Regency

People were treated to an evening of drinks, canapés and revelry at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.

Tom Surridge, 23, a former forensic scientist at West Midlands Police, is training to be a chemistry teacher at Arthur Terry School in Sutton Coldfield

Trainee teachers in a class of their own

Education correspondent Emma McKinney meets the trainees who will be educating the next generation of pupils

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Washwood Heath jobs breakthrough as committee calls on HS2 to adjust plans

The massive former Alstom and LDV sites in Washwood Heath are currently being held for a HS2 Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

Pledge to transform Trojan Horse schools in a year

£12m city council action plan to improve education after scandal of extremist Muslim plot

Sir Bob Kerslake, who has set up a review of Birmingham City Council

Kerslake reveals he once applied for Birmingham City Council chief exec's post

The man who wrote scathing report on local authority tells how he was asked to lead the city more than a decade ago

Mandy Rice-Davies who has died aged 70

Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70

Woman at the centre of the Profumo Affair in 1963 has died following a short battle with cancer

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham cuts are an embarrassment, writers claim

In a letter published this week in the Birmingham Post, the Guild calls on citizens and arts and culture organisations across the region to demand funding is reinstated

Melvyn Lees, Kate Bellingham and Philip Singleton, at the launch of the Young Innovator of the Year prize at Millennium Point, Birmingham.

Eastside's Millennium Point Trust launches Young Innovator Prize initiative

Eastside's Millennium Point Trust has officially launched its brand new Young Innovator Prize initiative.

Coun Lisa Tickett (Birmingham City Council) and Phil Woodward (Raleigh)

Birmingham biking boost as Raleigh chosen to supply 5,000 cycles

Raleigh has been awarded a contract to supply 5,000 bikes to Birmingham City Council – and 3,000 will be given away to those keen to cycle but unable to afford it

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

Vision to breathe new life into hotel and civic centrepiece in Colmore Row is slowly taking shape

Birmingham City Council

Major Birmingham funding cuts confirmed as urban areas hit hardest

Birmingham is expecting to be among the worst hit by the cuts which it is claimed have a greater impact on major cities and urban areas

Planners liken new Birmingham Conservatoire to a cheese-grater and Oxo cube

Despite some criticism of the design the council’s planning committee gave their full backing to the £40 million relocation of the music school to Eastside

Nick Button, Sean Bryne, Haydn Jones, Jonathon Wilby, Philip Costigan, Partners at Band Hatton Button, at the annual Band Hatton Button Commercial Property Buffet at St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry.

Property future discussed at Band Hatton buffet

The annual Band Hatton Button Commercial Property Buffet was held at St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry.

At Stechford Station, from left: Coun Neil Eustace, Coun Carol Jones, John Hemming MP and Coun Barbara Jackson

Stechford Station campaign wins battle for new lifts

Campaigners have been fighting for better access for wheelchair user and people with pushchairs who faced the '92-step marathon'

Edgbaston Stadium

Cricket World Cup, Champions Trophy and Ashes head to Edgbaston

Some major cricketing events are heading to Birmingham after the ECB's match allocation was revealed

Green waste dumped in Sheldon, Birmingham, with a council notice informing residents it will not be removed

Birmingham's Labour MPs call for scrapping of 'garden tax'

City council insists it will keep with the charged service for next year but pledges to make improvements

Sir Bob Kerslake, who has set up a review of Birmingham City Council

Sir Bob Kerslake calls for Birmingham City Council to 'get the basics right'

The author of a key report into the city also revealed that he had turned down the chance to become Birmingham City Council’s chief executive in 2002

Rebel Uncut to launch tech hub for young coders

Independent production company to lead new hub for city's next generation of software experts from its Jewellery Quarter base

Post Office walkout to hit deliveries after Perry Barr action

Walkout follows threat to 70 jobs at Birmingham base with cash deliveries facing delays across the West Midlands

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New Street crowds at Birmingham's annual German Christmas Market.

German Market closes and 'will not go to Millennium Point'

Mario Flanagan, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Birmingham; Michael Gray, Area Director, Hyatt UK and Ireland, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham following the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment.

Celebrating the completion of refurbishment at the Hyatt Regency

Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

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