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20,000 voters vanish from Birmingham's electoral roll

New registration system prompted by 'banana republic' frauds scandal

Midland schools told they must cough up for lollipop wardens

Union claims Birmingham council told staff they will lose jobs unless cash is found

Nicky Morgan visiting the University of Birmingham School, in Selly Oak

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says hoax bomb calls 'have to be taken seriously'

Education Secretary fears impact on pupils after series of hoax bomb threats

Work can now start on the new National College for High Speed Rail

Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers

Proposed designs for a new mosque in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath.

£7.5m Balsall Heath Mosque plan approved by Birmingham council planners

Member of congregation complains that development is too large as planning committee give the Clifton Road mosque the green light 

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says he will look at the option of using the M6 Toll in the case of emergencies

Transport Secretary 'happy' to examine M6 Toll use after motorway nightmare

Patrick McLoughlin acknowledges problems caused by major smash on motorway today and will look at role of M6 Toll at times of emergencies

Martineau Galleries

MPs demand urgent action at "eyesore" Martineau Galleries

Councillors and MPs have called for the owners of Martineau Galleries to get moving and redevelop the site, which is larger than the Bullring

Boundary Commission rejects meeting over ward changes in Hall Green, Erdington and Moseley

Birmingham city council leader John Clancy wanted to push case for the many communities unhappy at the new council ward proposals

Welcome to the West Midlands. From top left, clockwise: Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham's Bull Ring, Solihull Manor House, the Black Country flag

Public ignored in decision to create Greater Birmingham mayor, inquiry warns

A House of Commons investigation calls for more devolution but warns the public has been ignored in the decision to create a regional combined authority and mayor

Lucy Hutchinson - Blonde

Art Council Collection heading to Birmingham Museums Trust thanks to £600,000 award

Birmingham awarded National Partner status for Arts Council Collection

Jon Hunt has been installed as the new leader of Birmingham's Lib Dem group

Former Birmingham Post journalist takes control of city's Lib Dems

Jon Hunt worked as a health correspondent for the paper but now succeeds long-serving leader Paul Tilsley who stepped down last month

Bournville College in the new Austin Park in Longbridge

Birmingham colleges welcome plans to see them merge in radical shake-up

The Government has revealed proposals for changes at seven colleges in Birmingham and Solihull


Open University strike action in Birmingham cancelled at last minute

Dispute rumbles on with distance learning firm after it announced the closure of its Birmingham office

CGI shows planned roof extension which The Victorian Society is objecting to

Victorian Society hits out at 'unacceptable' plans for Louisa Ryland House

Conservation group says it will object to the 'negative impact' caused by redevelopment of historic Grade II building and the planned roof extension

New magistrates are needed to sit in the Victoria Law Courts in Birmingham

Birmingham and Solihull Bench launches recruitment drive

Court Service is on the hunt for new magistrates for the first time in eight years as age profile of incumbents sees numbers dwindle over past 12 months

CGI of plans for an extended Clifton Mosque in Balsall Heath

Balsall Heath mosque project set for go ahead

New £7.5m development would create 'community focal point' as Muslim charity seeks green light to create larger mosque, flats, sports facilities and café

Photographing graves in Key Hill Cemetery has become a little more difficult

Jewellery Quarter Research Trust banned from taking cemetery photos

Trust hits out at 'impossible and unworkable' position after city council says it cannot document historic Warstone Lane and Key Hill cemeteries without permission

Cyclists celebrate the opening of the first canal cycling towpath route from St Vincent Street bridge to Winson Green

Birmingham's cycle revolution gets rolling as work starts on routes

Work has started on creating safer cycle lanes on some of the major routes into Birmingham

Schools have been urged to embrace vocational qualifications

Schools told to end 'snobbery' over vocational qualifications

Schools will be ordered to encourage pupils to apply for apprenticeships and vocational qualifications such as engineering courses

Ex-SAS soldier Brummie Stokes on Everest in May 1976

Adventurer and former SAS legend dies aged 70

Mountaineer 'Brummie' Stokes, lost toes in disastrous Everest climb

Videos & Photos

Proposed designs for a new mosque in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath.

£7.5m Balsall Heath Mosque plan approved by Birmingham council planners

Jaguar reveals its new 200mph super car built at Castle Bromwich

CGI of the Left Bank development on which work is yet to start

Left Bank development hits 'impasse' over planning conditions


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