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Decision day on major 270ft tower hotel for Birmingham city centre

New tower block hotel to be built opposite John Lewis, Grand Central and New Station

West Midlands gets first £36 million devo deal handout from Government

The region will elect a mayor next year who will use the cash to deliver economic growth, transport and housing across the Greater Birmingham area            

Motorists can expect heavy traffic this coming weekend

West Midlands motorists warned over bumper bank holiday traffic

RAC says it expects more than double the number of road journeys to be made this coming long weekend than during the 2015 August bank holiday

Adrian Goldberg from the BBC will chair an event discussing the work of IPSO

Press watchdog IPSO to host special Birmingham event

Chance to meet new regulator of UK's printed media as city centre debate and Q&A held to mark second anniversary of launch

£10,000 has been awarded to help with restoration of the Golden Lion

Boost to plans to bring 500-year-old Birmingham pub back to life

Consultation will be held later this month to discover what uses the public would like to see brought to historic former Golden Lion Inn

House prices

West Midlands house prices to be hit with Brexit slowdown

Growth touching eight per cent will become a thing of the past, according to experts, which is news for first-time buyers – but less so for homeowners

Ethnic minorities FOUR times more likely to be homeless in Birmingham

Data reveals startling difference in people likely to find themselves destitute in our city

Councillor Sharon Thompson pictured at Birmingham Council House

Councillor Sharon Thompson is NOT homophobic, say friends

Councillor accused of 'liking' homophobic Facebook comments has a history of supporting gay and lesbian people, say friends

Sir Tony Robinson

Blackadder star Tony Robinson defends MP Jess Phillips and condemns 'bullying'

Actor Tony Robinson, known as Baldrick in Blackadder, comes to the defence of Birmingham MP Jess Phillips

A typical Birmingham scene

Shocking figures reveal black and ethnic minority people still face massive disadvantages

But report warns life is also unfair for white people - if they are poor.

Initial design for the new Aldi which will now go back to the drawing board

Aldi withdraws controversial plans for new supermarket

Supermarket giant goes back to the drawing board after controversial designs were recommended for refusal by city council planning officers

University of Birmingham has been censured by the HSE

University of Birmingham censured over radiation dangers

Edgbaston institute issued with improvement notices related to staff working in its 'Cyclotron' vault operated in the school of physics and astronomy

Plans to cut rail services across the West Midlands must be dropped, say council leaders

West Coast Main Line services to Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Birmingham International may be cut

Unemployment in Birmingham worse than a decade ago

New analysis suggests jobless figure in the city is on the rise while latest national employment figures show a falls in the last quarter

Revealed: Dozens of West Midlands Police officers avoid disciplinary action by retiring

Accusations that included corruption, perjury and assault were levied at officers - but they retired before they came to fruition

The police database can recognise people from CCTV images, a watchdog warns

Privacy warning as police upload millions of photos into computer system which recognises faces

Theresa May is under pressure after the Home Office sat on an inquiry into a police picture gallery which uses sophisticated technology to recognise people

A level results 2016: Shock rise in stressed-out students calling Childline

One boy told experts that he felt like he would explode, waiting for his results

Steven Spielberg and his production crew will in Livery Street to shoot a new sci-fi movie

Road closures announced in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter to prepare for Steven Spielberg filming

Birmingham streets are being transformed into futuristic America - so which roads are closed and when?

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips

MP Jess Phillips fits panic room in her office after Jo Cox killing

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips doesn't feel safe following the death of fellow MP Jo Cox

Rail passengers are facing another ticket price rise

Why a huge increase in rail fares will hit you in the pocket

'Regulated' tickets to climb by 1.9 per cent as unions claims wages are rising at half the speed of train ticket prices

Videos & Photos

CGI of the new-look Centenary Square

'Unattractive' £10m Centenary Square revamp gets green light

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips

MP Jess Phillips fits panic room in her office after Jo Cox killing

Watch: Timelapse video shows historic Central Library coming down

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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
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Local Government Correspondent
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Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor