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More than 65,000 fans watched Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool's clash in Miami earlier this month

Peter Sharkey: The economic benefits of a permanent NFL franchise based in London

The NFL returns to London next month for the first of three regular season autumn duels when Miami face Oakland on September 28.

Neil Elkes: UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge used Hitler as an example of a great orator

Studio portraits taken by Heinrich Hoffman of Hitler rehearsing his hand gestures for public speeches
There are plenty of examples of great political speakers to draw on without needing to pull the abhorrent Nazi leader from the proverbial hat.

Russell Luckock: Parliament embark on long election campaign to woo the electorate

Employees have the opportunity to impress employers of their abilities and talents, which, if they have any sense, will be recognised
Parliament reassembles on September 1, and from then on it will be a long election campaign to woo the electorate, who for some time have been increasingly disillusioned with politics.

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More than 65,000 fans watched Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool's clash in Miami earlier this month

Peter Sharkey: The economic benefits of a permanent NFL franchise based in London

The NFL returns to London next month for the first of three regular season autumn duels when Miami face Oakland on September 28.

Studio portraits taken by Heinrich Hoffman of Hitler rehearsing his hand gestures for public speeches

Neil Elkes: UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge used Hitler as an example of a great orator

There are plenty of examples of great political speakers to draw on without needing to pull the abhorrent Nazi leader from the proverbial hat.

Employees have the opportunity to impress employers of their abilities and talents, which, if they have any sense, will be recognised

Russell Luckock: Parliament embark on long election campaign to woo the electorate

Parliament reassembles on September 1, and from then on it will be a long election campaign to woo the electorate, who for some time have been increasingly disillusioned with politics.

Scotland's Commonwealth Games poster girl Eilidh Child

Peter Sharkey: 'Yes' vote would give Scotland's games stars a dilemma

Should the people vote 'yes', in March 2016 it will become an independent nation, an outcome that might cause some serious soul-searching amongst Scottish athletes.

Dr Chris Upton

Chris Upton: Great War commemoration was a week to remember

Great War commemoration and the Commonwealth Games have kept all regal hands to the pump.

Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester could join up to form a mega-city

Jonathan Walker: Could the West Midlands be squeezed in a north-south vice?

Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester could join up to form a mega-city, but what would this mean for Birmingham?

Rotting green waste

Neil Elkes: Election fears over Birmingham's green waste shambles

Rotting green waste is still being dumped across the city after the council imposed its 'garden tax' charge

Birmingham's New Street closed off the day after the horrific pub bombings in November 1974

Jon Griffin: From bombings and darkness Birmingham is now a city to be proud of

Birmingham will never be London, and is not as brash as Liverpool or Glasgow.

Ladbrokes on Green Lane in Small Heath.

Big bad bookies and Premier League prove easy targets for vote-chasers

Election fever turns grassroot sport funding into a political football.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez.

Time for city to bite the bullet and save millions on its Capita contract

Barcelona paid Liverpool's early termination fee for Suarez - should the council do the same for Capita?

Classroom of children

Other countries do without governors - so why can't we?

Lots of other countries manage without governors. If we want to continue this historic custom, it needs a modern re-think.

Dr Chris Upton

On yer bike! And take your lycra with you

The Tour De France is down there at the foot of my list of sporting highlights, to sit alongside the Boat Race, the London Marathon, and anything involving a horse.

Harborne's Moor Pool

A new chance to create a modern garden suburb

Birmingham is getting bigger because it is a successful and popular city where people want to live

The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.

Yes or no, Scotland is about to lose its biggest bargaining chip

Quebec suggests the threat to hold and win a referendum could be Scotland's most powerful bargaining chip - after that, all bets are off.

Arthur Lowe as Captain George Mainwaring.

Capt Mainwaring - and a vanished world of principle

The latest scandal to engulf the UK banking industry emerged in the shape of the £218 million fine dished out to Lloyds over the rate-rigging scandal.

Tour de France

Firms ride on upward cycle of demand for nutrition

The rising popularity of competitive and leisure cycling has seen doors open for the sports nutrition market.

The Library of Birmingham

Architecture prize misses the point...

The new Library of Birmingham has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Unpopular he may be - but he is likely to be PM

Labour leader Ed Miliband has faced criticism from within his own ranks yet looks set to lead polls next year.

Police & Crime Commissioner Elections

Are we about to see the most underwhelming election in history?

Ballot boxes could be decidedly empty come police and crime commissioner election day next month.

Formula One championship title rivals, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Karting beginning to build up speed in the race to hit on its own winning formula

Small-engine racing where it all began for Hamilton and Rosberg.

Videos & Photos

Owner Michelle Monaghan applies finishing touches to the refurbished Aston Tavern

Aston Tavern owners want new-look pub to be Michelin-star quality

Gemma Stokes, Narvir Bindra, Laura Clapham, RBS.

Brindleyplace's annual Film Festival hosts VIP screening of 80s movie Top Gun

CGI of new student halls at the University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham launches next phase of £300m regeneration

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