How we use Cookies

All stories

John Clancy has been elected the new leader of Birmingham City Council

John Clancy wins race to lead Birmingham City Council

Sir Albert Bore will formally step down next week after 16 years at the head of Birmingham's Labour group and two spells in charge of the council

Steve McCabe MP is trying to introduce a new law to protect homeowners

Support for Steve McCabe's rogue landlord Bill

House of Commons will hear today about proposed new law designed to protect residents against dodgy landlords and cowboy builders

John Claughton's leadership of King Edward's School has earned him a national award

National award for King Edward's School's chief master

John Claughton named the best chief of a public school in national awards run by Tatler magazine

West Midlands Pension Fund invests £168m in alcohol and tobacco firms

Investment decisions defended on economical grounds despite region's local councils spending millions on health effects of smoking and drinking

Greg Lowson, Pinsent Masons' Birmingham head of office

Birmingham firms sign up to schools scheme to plug skills gap

Balfour Beatty, Birmingham Airport, Pinsent Masons and Royal Bank of Scotland sign up to scheme

Closure of Birmingham Children's Hospital car park to build cancer centre 'ridiculous'

Birmingham councillor Deirdre Alden has condemned plans by Birmingham Children's Hospital to build a new state-of-the-art cancer centre on a former 300-space car park.

Mark Isgrove, Manager of Rowheath Pavilion, with Jessica Allan, Community Development Manager at Bournville Village Trust, and staff from Bournville Village Landscapes getting ready to plant trees at the new community orchard.

Bournville orchard is culmination of Cadbury dream

100 years after the first community orchard in Bournville was created, a plot of disused land is set to be transformed.

Armed police stand at the French Embassy in London after terror attacks killed at least 129 people in Paris.

West Midland Crime commissioner says fully-armed force needs discussion after Paris terror attacks

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has said a 'serious discussion' needs to take place before drastically increasing the number of armed officers on the streets.

HS2 should be going north, not south, Jeremy Corbyn claims

The Labour leader tells the Post that HS2 should be about benefiting the regions - not London

Highbury Hall restoration to be led by former Heritage Lottery Fund chairman

The new Trust running the historic Chamberlain family home in Moseley will be chaired by former Birmingham City Council planning director Les Sparks OBE

West Midlands pension fund defends investments in arms firms

The £11.5 billion West Midlands Pension Funds says it can use its share holdings to influence ethical behaviour by global companies

Prime Minister defends West Midlands mayor

Proposals for a metro mayor covering the "Greater Birmingham" region have come in for criticism

Unlike its M6 counterpart, the M6 Toll typically enjoys congestion-free roads

'Make M6 Toll free' plea from combined authority bosses

New super council is attempting to get charges scrapped on motorway to relieve growing congestion on the M6 and around Birmingham

Nicola Gould, head teacher of Bournville School & Sixth Form Centre

Bournville School to axe sixth form college

Anger as sixth form in south Birmingham to be turned into primary school as it battles debts and dwindling pupil numbers

Open University staff to take to the picket lines

A date has been set for strike action by the University and College Union following recent ballot

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

£750m boost for Greater Birmingham with enterprise zone expanded

The devolution deal signed yesterday commits to funding the Curzon Street Enterprise Zone extension, which will be a major money-spinner for the region

SR City partners (from left): Julian Buttery, development director of Ahead Partnership Birmingham; Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Andy Street, chairman of GBS LEP; Coun Penny Holbrook, city council cabinet member for learning and Greg Lowson, partner at Pinsent Masons

Top businesses back scheme to boost pupils' career opportunities

Firms including Balfour Beatty, Birmingham Airport, Pinsent Masons and Royal Bank of Scotland hope scheme will plug city's skills shortage

Mike Leddy

Birmingham City Council leadership battle down to four

Former Lord Mayor withdraws his candidacy and immediately throws his support between one of those left in the race

Coun Robert Alden says neighbouring councils must become part of the new combined authority

West Midlands Combined Authority 'must sign up' doubting councils

Birmingham's Tory leader Robert Alden says other councils must be brought on board for region to grow successfully

John Evans is the first chief executive of the new National College for High Speed Rail

First Group director takes CEO role at National College for High Speed Rail

John Evans is the first chief executive of new college in Birmingham and Doncaster which will train next generation of rail engineers

Videos & Photos

Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

Jobs boost as Jaguar Land Rover doubles size of engine plant

Watch: Range Rover drives over bridge made entirely from PAPER

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

£750m boost for Greater Birmingham with enterprise zone expanded


VivaStreet header

In This Week's Paper


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