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Hidden Spaces Unlocked: Full listings for June 2015 open days and events

2015 Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked’ events programme follows the feedback from hugely popular Curzon Street Station exhibition

1,600 caught using mobile phones behind the wheel in West Midlands

A driver uses her mobile phone behind the wheel
Police warn drives still flout law every day on the region’s roads – and back a driving ban for those who continue to flout the law

City dispute with Amey stepped up

Amey has come under fire from the city council for the quality of its road repairs in Birmingham
Council has £2.7bn contract with Amey but has been locked in a dispute since the autumn over the quality of road repairs meaning an independent adjudicator is being brought in

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Hidden Spaces Unlocked: Full listings for June 2015 open days and events

2015 Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked’ events programme follows the feedback from hugely popular Curzon Street Station exhibition

A driver uses her mobile phone behind the wheel

1,600 caught using mobile phones behind the wheel in West Midlands

Police warn drives still flout law every day on the region’s roads – and back a driving ban for those who continue to flout the law

Amey has come under fire from the city council for the quality of its road repairs in Birmingham

City dispute with Amey stepped up

Council has £2.7bn contract with Amey but has been locked in a dispute since the autumn over the quality of road repairs meaning an independent adjudicator is being brought in

James Holland with just one of his many Reliant Robins.

Three is magic number for unusual car collector

James Holland as a unique collection of 35 Staffordshire-made cars from Robin three-wheelers to sleek Scimitar sports cars.

A Birmingham street in the 19th century

Grim reading from the pages of Birmingham's history

Newly published trip down Birmingham's 'Memory Lane' is enough to turn stomach

Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping to capitalise on his General Election victory by introducing key elements of his education strategy quickly

Teaching Union slams plan to sack heads of failing schools

60 'inadequate' city schools could be forced to reopen as academies

Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Green energy plant in Worcestershire crowned region's best while Birmingham Airport runway extension and the restoration of Waterstones also win awards

Birmingham City Council inquiry shortlisted for two awards

Investigation into child sexual exploitation in Birmingham is a finalist in the Centre for Public Scrutiny Awards in recognition of its work with organisations like Barnardos and Children's Society

A CGI of Broadway Malyan's proposal for changing Centenary Square

Centenary Square designs displayed at Library of Birmingham

Final quintet of plans chosen from almost 200 entries will be open to public scrutiny ahead of final decision by judging panel

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council leader Coun Bob Sleigh

West Midlands puts differences aside for greater good

Solihull Council's leader Bob Sleigh said he had come to the conclusion it would be better for the borough to be a part of a new combined authority

West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson

West Midlands Police chief says 'No plan B' for force without change

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has warned of serious consequences if a reduction in the force's budget expected to be around 40 per cent is pushed through over the next five years.

Karen Thomas, centre, and the Back Up team

University of Birmingham student to spend a week in wheelchair

Ms Thomas, a volunteer on Back Up’s Skills for Independence course, is doing her wheelchair challenge in the first week of June

Solihull Council House

West Midlands nears combined authority after Solihull backing

A pledge from Solihull leader Bob Sleigh comes after Coventry City Council backed plans for the new body overseeing areas like skills and regeneration

Robert Neil, President of the RBSA

Historic RBSA launches first ever photography competition for autumn exhibition

Taking the theme of urban life the exhibition explores the diverse applications of photographic technology

Matt Kendall, founder of Birmingham-based youth foundation, loses battle with cancer

Thanks to £10,000 of donations in two weeks, trustees are now able to officially set up the foundation as a grant-giving organisation.

Coventry set to join Birmingham and Black Country in new regional authority

Business leaders have welcomed a "brave and historic" decision by Coventry City Council's ruling Labour group to support joining Birmingham and the Black Country in a combined authority

Broad Street in Birmingham

Watchdog to challenge Westside BID's £155k funding boost

City council committee 'called in' decision to give Broad Street business group extra cash after it failed to meet deadline for ballot

Prime Minister David Cameron vows to create a 'seven-day' health service during a visit to Enki Medical Centre in Handsworth

David Cameron renews NHS pledges at Handsworth health centre

Seven-day working set to come in following Tory election victory as PM battles flu to deliver first major speech since re-taking power

Coun Paulette Hamilton will draw on her experiences as a nurse to help health services across Birmingham

New Birmingham health chief to draw on nursing experience

Coun Paulette Hamilton steps up to cabinet role after championing mental health issues in Birmingham and has vowed to work with outside agencies to deliver services against a backdrop of cuts

Coun Ray Hassall

Birmingham's next Lord Mayor to get city jogging

Coun Ray Hassall reinstated the Birmingham Half Marathon in 2008 and now wants to do more to get people active during his year as Lord Mayor

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Hidden Spaces Unlocked: Full listings for June 2015 open days and events

The front of the reconstructed sword pommel

New secrets of Staffordshire Hoard revealed

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

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