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Chris Keates, general secretary of NASUWT, says it was inevitable pupil premium funding would have little impact

'Inevitable' cash for poorer pupils would fail says NASUWT

New report from National Audit Office on pupil premium funding finds the cash has yet to make an impact

New bid to prevent another Trojan Horse

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has outlined new plans to combat extreme views among schoolchildren
Education Secretary outlines plans to combat homophobia and extreme views among schoolchildren

Birmingham academic slams William Tell rape scene

Danièle Sanderson, deputy head of the Birmingham School of Acting
Deputy head of the Birmingham School of Acting says Damiano Michieletto's interpretation of Rossini classic was 'offensive'

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Chris Keates, general secretary of NASUWT, says it was inevitable pupil premium funding would have little impact

'Inevitable' cash for poorer pupils would fail says NASUWT

New report from National Audit Office on pupil premium funding finds the cash has yet to make an impact

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has outlined new plans to combat extreme views among schoolchildren

New bid to prevent another Trojan Horse

Education Secretary outlines plans to combat homophobia and extreme views among schoolchildren

Danièle Sanderson, deputy head of the Birmingham School of Acting

Birmingham academic slams William Tell rape scene

Deputy head of the Birmingham School of Acting says Damiano Michieletto's interpretation of Rossini classic was 'offensive'

Birmingham teaching unions slam tougher exam plans

Government's mission to introduce pupil performance targets and more stringent testing branded 'turbulence for schools'

Right to Buy sales drop in the West Midlands

New research says just under 1,200 social homes were sold in the 2014/15 fiscal year which was a decrease of over seven per cent

Peter Salmon, director of BBC England

BBC chief Peter Salmon outlines expansion plans - for the North

Vision portrayed by head of BBC England contrasts sharply with his thoughts on the West Midlands made a few weeks ago in the Post

Businesses in Bournville are voting on whether to form the Lifford BID

Voting begins for new Birmingham BID

Companies in Bournville, Cotteridge, Kings Norton and Stirchley will decide over next month whether to form the Lifford BID

City council leader Sire Albert Bore is keen to further Birmingham's links with China

Sir Albert Bore keen to build on China links

City council leader addressed EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during speech at conference in Brussels

UKIP council candidate Steve Latham, standing in Sandwell. Taken from his website

UKIP candidate Steve Latham in Facebook rant about mixed-race marriage

Would-be councillor said: “We face Europe’s fusion with the Third World. The interracial marriage produces each year thousands of young people of mixed race.”

The home in Tiverton Road, Selly Oak

Selly Oak traffic congestion and student houses need to be tackled say residents

Residents calling for measures to stem tide of student houses and solve traffic and parking problmes as a new Selly Oak planning policy is set be adopted by Birmingham City Council

Anne Underwood

'More powers down the line' if council is created

Residents set for ballot on creation of Sutton Coldfield town authority.

Mr Samuel Galton, The Younger (1753-1823).

How Birmingham cashed in on the Napoleonic Wars

A new book has revealed the controversial story behind the Birmingham family which provided the pistols, cannons and muskets so necessary in defeating Napoleon at Waterloo.

Two houses which could be bulldozed to make way for a Kings Norton supermarket

Kings Norton homes to bulldozed after surveyor's report

Houses would cost £137,000 to fix but could be done up by anyone on Homes Under The Hammer, says a city councillor

RTC between a cyclist and a number 67 bus on Lancaster Circus in Birmingham

Deadliest cycle routes in the West Midlands revealed

Four cyclists injured a day as figures highlight West Midlands' most dangerous roads

Birmingham Central Exchange in Newhall Street in 1922

How a city answered the call when the time came

  • BT

Birmingham's BT Tower looms large over the city - but its roots run even deeper. Enda Mullen speaks to the telecom firm's head of archives, David Hay, about why it is so connected to the city.

Inside Gas Retort House

Hallelujah! Church plans at historic gasworks get green light

Work can start on a new church off Broad Street after Birmingham City Council planning committee grants permission

West Midlands Police

'Street triage' cuts detentions under Mental Health Act

The initiative aims to give people suffering from mental health issues much better initial support on the city’s streets

Parents have complaints about traffic outside schools

Call for end to Birmingham schools' traffic carnage

Parent tells councillors it is dangerous taking her children to school owing to mass of traffic outside

The BBC's Broadcasting House in London

Government makes charter renewal pledge after MPs hit out at BBC Midland spend

More than 20 MPs turned out at a special debate in Parliament over BBC spending levels in the Midlands and the East

Sir Mike Tomlinson says recruitment is the biggest issue facing schools

Bid to lure new teachers in wake of Trojan Horse

Schools in Birmingham are facing recruitment crisis which has prompted a new campaign to find more teachers

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A move by traders from the Birmingham Wholesale Markets site is a step closer

Birmingham Wholesale Markets vision a step nearer

Peter Salmon, director of BBC England

BBC chief Peter Salmon outlines expansion plans - for the North

The Battery Park site in Selly Oak where Sainsbury's has applied to build a new store

Sainsbury's plans in for Selly Oak site

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