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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Classical music show hits wrong note in 'extravagance' row

Is CBSO show in Sutton Park a £100,000 vanity project?

Why you could pay to take your car to Sutton Park and Cannon Hill Park

Council hopes to raise £400,000 per year to plough into cash-strapped parks department through introduction of car parking charges

Protests in Victoria Square against budget cuts proposed to welfare services by Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council will struggle to deliver budget cuts warns expert panel

Inspectors tell Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid there is 'high risk' council will be unable to stick to its budget next year

Major Birmingham housing plan set to be thrown out

Bloor Homes' bid to redevelop a former golf club in Northfield is likely to hit the buffers next week

Mark Rogers

Five days after his departure Birmingham City Council staff told chief executive is on leave

Email from Labour leader John Clancy tells staff that chief executive Mark Rogers is on leave - even though his exit was announced at the weekend

Tory candidate Andy Street promises 'no repeat' of Sutton Coldfield green belt grab

Housing is a major policy area for the West Midlands mayor and Conservative candidate will put brownfield development first if elected

Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy

Why Birmingham City Council has gagged staff on departure of chief executive

Opposition Tories hit out at Birmingham City Council  leadership vacuum following sudden departure of chief executive

CGI of new HS2 station in Birmingham

HS2 work to start after final hurdle cleared

Hybrid bill will receive Royal Assent today to pave the way for new £50bn high-speed rail line between central London and Birmingham

West Midlands Mayor salary revealed

An independent panel has proposed the sum in a briefing to the group of council leaders.

'Living roof' exterior of Magnolia House

Birmingham Children's Hospital unveils £1m bereavement centre

New sanctuary aims to offer a home from home for families who receive bad news about their loved ones

Innovation Birmingham Campus is set to almost double by 2020

Innovation Birmingham on hunt for backers to continue expansion

Investment-for-equity bid from campus as it seeks new financial support to almost double the size of technology park

Birmingham Children's Hospital.

This is how Birmingham Children's Hospital became outstanding

Chief executive Sarah-Jane Marsh revealed the secret to turning round the fortunes of the hospital

MP Michael Fabricant takes on 'rabble rousers' Lily Allen, Bob Geldof, Madonna and Sir Patrick Stewart

Luvvies who attack Donald Trump and Brexit offer 'mindless rage or empty platitudes' according to a Midlands MP

Zaynn, one of the patients at Birmingham Children's Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital secures major boost with 'outstanding' rating

This comes eight years after it faced damning criticism for substandard care

Labour MEP Michael Cashman

West Midlands member of House of Lords Michael Cashman says he'll vote to stop 'hard Brexit'

"We are living in a very dangerous period of this country’s history" says former West Midlands MEP Lord Cashman, as Lords begins debate on Brexit legislation

BBC Travel: This is why the BBC has closed its traffic and travel site

The broadcaster shut down the site this month as part of a plan to save £15 million

US sprinter Allyson Felix.

Yanks very much! USA athletics stars heading to Birmingham

Track and field performers preparing for IAAF World Championships

Mark Rogers

Replacing chief executive Mark Rogers 'won't solve Birmingham City Council's problems'

Birmingham MP responds to news that the city council's chief executive is going

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid

Controversial business rate changes will boost Midlands economy, insists Sajid Javid

Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid insists tax changes will benefit Midlands employers as Government faces rebellion over impact on the south

National Express reduces bus fares in Black Country but not Birmingham

Operator says bus travel patterns are different in different parts of the West Midlands

Videos & Photos

Protests in Victoria Square against budget cuts proposed to welfare services by Birmingham City Council

Government is wrecking council services says city's Labour leader ahead of budget

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Classical music show hits wrong note in 'extravagance' row

MP Jess Phillips

This is how Jess Phillips spends her day as an MP

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Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor