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Experts criticise latest design changes to New Street Station

Latest furore surrounds a revised planning application to retain and extend the old Navigation Street footbridge over tracks and platforms on the northern side of the station

Questions asked as 95% of Birmingham events budget spent on Conservative Party Conference

David Cameron
The deal to bring three Conservative Party conferences to the city was agreed under the previous council regime, led by Lord Whitby, but new leader Sir Albert Bore has vowed to put an end to such events

New probe launched into Birmingham Trojan Horse leaks

Trojan Horse
Cabinet Office looking at information being passed to national newspaper, says city leader Sir Albert Bore

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Experts criticise latest design changes to New Street Station

Latest furore surrounds a revised planning application to retain and extend the old Navigation Street footbridge over tracks and platforms on the northern side of the station

David Cameron

Questions asked as 95% of Birmingham events budget spent on Conservative Party Conference

The deal to bring three Conservative Party conferences to the city was agreed under the previous council regime, led by Lord Whitby, but new leader Sir Albert Bore has vowed to put an end to such events

Trojan Horse

New probe launched into Birmingham Trojan Horse leaks

Cabinet Office looking at information being passed to national newspaper, says city leader Sir Albert Bore

House prices could surge in 2014 according to reports

Cost of moving house rises to £7,672 in West Midlands, report shows

However, the West Midlands cost is less than the UK average, at £8,248, and unsurprisingly significantly less than London, where it is £20,825, according to the research by Lloyds Bank

Former councillor Ayoub Khan in Priory Queensway

Protest against conversion of Broadway School building

The Grade II-listed Broadway School building, on Whitehead Road, has been deserted since pupils were moved to a new site in Perry Barr in 2011

West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police prepares for job cuts despite recruitment

The admission came from the force’s head of HR who told Strategic Police and Crime Board members the first influx of staff since 2010 will only stabilise officer numbers – which will then have to be cut again almost immediately

Birmingham’s 1st City Battalion, aka the Birmingham Pals, in 1915

Website paints best picture yet of Birmingham's 'Pals'

Three ‘Pals’ battalions were raised in Birmingham, as young men flocked to sign up in 1914 during the fervour to serve king and country

Glynn Purnell and Wayne Evans in the boxing ring

City chef Glynn Purnell takes to the boxing ring

Mr Purnell – who runs acclaimed city eatery Purnell’s – didn’t emerge unscathed from his titanic tussle with Evans, the chef’s trainer at the Jewellery Quarter’s BoxFit gym

Sir Albert Bore

Trojan Horse investigator 'will have to work harder because of anti-terror background'

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore reveals community tension concerns, and says the man brought in to investigate claims of extremism in schools has his work cut out to win people over

Ex-Birmingham Post and Mail columnist John Slim at his home in Lickey End

Former Birmingham Mail journalist John Slim dies aged 82

Whether he was wearing a suit or smart casual clothes, John was always immaculately dressed with not a hair out of place

Stocking the shelves at the Resource Central Foodbank

Use of foodbanks more than doubles in the West Midlands

Volunteers at Trussell Trust provided 93,461 people in the West Midlands with three days worth of emergency food in 2013/14, compared to 41,396 the previous year

Lunar Society raises £700 for Ammalife through Kings Men concert

Ammalife works to save mothers’ lives in some of the poorest countries in the world where women’s needs and rights are often overlooked

binmen

Birmingham binmen hit out as overtime is scrapped

Many refuse collectors have been limited to four-day working weeks and will now have trouble paying their mortgages and other bills, sources claim

Bournville College

Bournville College secures £7m for free training courses

Bournville College has been granted European Funding to invest into a scheme which will offer free courses to support the training of workforces in the local area

Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers: I'm the man with the plan to fix city's failing children's services

Mark Rogers, the council chief executive with the biggest job in local government, talks to Neil Elkes.

Sir Albert Bore

Bore: Government will hold us back unless we can raise taxes

Birmingham is to call for greater tax-raising powers under a motion backed by senior councillors.

Andrew Mitchell

More heads roll in 'plebgate' fallout

The chairman and the general secretary of the embattled Police Federation both announcing they will retire at the end of next month.

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Rebel MPs in motion to block HS2

Compensation also set to increase for people affected by HS2.

Birmingham man Andy Hales caught a Great White shark weighing almost two tonnes

Jaw dropping... 'largest' shark ever reeled in

Fishing trip turns into battle with 'record-breaking' two-tonne monster.

Labour leader Ed Miliband during his question and answer session and speech at the Priory Rooms in Bull Street, Birmingham

Birmingham and Black Country better together, claims Miliband

Labour leader urges more co-operation as he pledges return of regional minister.

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Bill Drummond in Birmingham: I'm flyposting the city - because I love doing it

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Bill Drummond in Birmingham: Knitting our way to a Million Stitch Blanket for the city

Birmingham man Andy Hales caught a Great White shark weighing almost two tonnes

Jaw dropping... 'largest' shark ever reeled in

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