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Public asked to vote in Birmingham City Council's 2014 Chamberlain Awards

Annual event celebrates achievements of city council employees and teams

Funding boost to improve child literacy in Birmingham

Amaan, Aaliyah and Asad Hussain in one of the reading pods at the Library of Birmingham
Birmingham City Council secured the cash from independent charity the Wolfson Foundation and will use it to attract more youngsters in libraries

1,500 HS2 jobs for Birmingham in largest-ever public sector move

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line
The new city base will oversee the building of the £50 billion scheme with decision-making powers shifting from London

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Public asked to vote in Birmingham City Council's 2014 Chamberlain Awards

Annual event celebrates achievements of city council employees and teams

Amaan, Aaliyah and Asad Hussain in one of the reading pods at the Library of Birmingham

Funding boost to improve child literacy in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council secured the cash from independent charity the Wolfson Foundation and will use it to attract more youngsters in libraries

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

1,500 HS2 jobs for Birmingham in largest-ever public sector move

The new city base will oversee the building of the £50 billion scheme with decision-making powers shifting from London

Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull

Solihull in top 5 destinations for shopping in UK

Solihull will be one of the five healthiest retail destinations in five years' time alongside the West End of London, Surrey, west and north west London, and Oxfordshire.

Waheed Saleem, chairman of Lunar Society

Call for 'citizens charter' after city school scandals

A Citizens' Charter for the city with a clear set of values would help it compete globally and encourage economic growth.

The new golf course at Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Pictures: New £500,000 mini golf course at Cannon Hill Park is in full swing

Latest leisure addition to popular Birmingham park is ready in time for The Open

Dr Harish Chandra

Priest on just £2 an hour wins £62k temple payout

Dr Harish Chandra, was awarded £62,000 from the Arya Samaj Vedic Mission, in Nechells, Birmingham.

Coun David Jamieson

Surprise hat in ring for elected police boss

Former transport minister David Jamieson is aiming to succeed the late Mr Jones who died suddenly this month.

An image of how the Lapworth Museum is expected to look. Real Studios have been appointed to the redesign project

University of Birmingham awarded geology grant

Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology has been awarded a £1.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help fund its redevelopment

Gisela Stuart

End blame game over Trojan Horse says MP

Gisela Stuart calls for MPs, Government and city council to focus on solutions rather than blaming one another

Colmore Business District sculpture trail celebrates RBSA's 200 years in Birmingham

Followers of the trail can explore the diversity of some of the RBSA’s leading artists and buy their artworks

B-Side Brum - what was on the long list of 150 tracks?

Judges on the Visit Birmingham music project chose 21 tracks from a pool of 150 nominations. Find out what they were here.

The top West Midlands artists in the running for the B-side playlist

Pictures: The artists named in the B-Side Brum playlist

UB40 and The Spencer Davis Group feature on the 21-track playlist which came from B-side, a nationwide campaign by Visit Birmingham

The Moody Blues: John Lodge, Justin Hayward, Graham Edge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas

The Moody Blues, Duran Duran and Led Zeppelin snubbed from B-Side Brum playlist

Slade and Roy Wood were also missing from the final 20-strong B-side album, created to highlight the region’s musical strength

David Jamieson

Ex-MP David Jamieson secures Labour nomination for police commissioner post

Jamieson put forward to become the new regional police chief following the death of Bob Jones earlier this month

George Osborne

Plans approved for new £353 million hospital

Chancellor George Osborne announces approval for the new hospital in Smethwick during a visit to the Black Country

Staff at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant celebrate the 500,000th Range Rover Sport

Jaguar Land Rover raises £150,000 at charity auction

Manufacturer celebrates 500,000th Range Rover Sport rolling off production line

A plot to bomb the Foreign Office in London in 1947 was foiled by a pilot from Birmingham and has now been chronicled in a new book

Plot to bomb London was thwarted by heroic pilot

New book tells story of ex-Spitfire pilot from Birmingham and how he foiled bomb mission

Local activist Maxie Hayles and Governor Camille Ade-John with friends of Kajans Hospitality & Catering Studio College, in Aston, protest over its threatened closure

Protesters in legal bid to halt food college closure

Birmingham catering college facing closure pledges to take legal action against the Department for Education

Tyseley Incinerator

Chance to make brass from muck, city is told

Council urged not to repeat past mistakes when Veolia waste disposal contract ends in 2019

Videos & Photos

Scaffolding around the new Adagio Hotel in the Beorma Quarter, Digbeth

Stalled Beorma Quarter starts to take shape

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill will house new HS2 team in Birmingham

New Street's atrium as seen from the Rotunda

Video: New Street milestone reached as atrium roof takes shape

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