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Peter Sharkey: Ashes Test match special for city with a fortune forecasted

Edgbaston Stadium and Marketing Birmingham announced that next year's Third Ashes Test could provide a boost in excess of £26 million to the local economy.

MP John Hemming is often a beacon of truth

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley
Many have doubted Birmingham MP John Hemming's causes - until he is proved right.

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Randy Lerner
Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

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Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Peter Sharkey: Ashes Test match special for city with a fortune forecasted

Edgbaston Stadium and Marketing Birmingham announced that next year's Third Ashes Test could provide a boost in excess of £26 million to the local economy.

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley

MP John Hemming is often a beacon of truth

Many have doubted Birmingham MP John Hemming's causes - until he is proved right.

Randy Lerner

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

Shop units converted from an old factory in Fargo Village

Joe Holyoak: Ordinary architecture can be out of the ordinary

Big, expensive architecture was in the news as the Library of Birmingham lost out in the Stirling Prize.

Money

Jonathan Walker: Time to think the unthinkable on councillors' pay

Holding down a job and being a councillor leaves precious little time for the other important things in life.

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication over steps the mark with highly political content

Criticism, the £600,000 cost of publication, and tensions within the former Tory-Lib Dem coalition led to Birmingham City Council's Forward publication being axed as a regular newspaper in 2009.

Chris Froome

Peter Sharkey: Cycle stars on road to riches as big sponsors up the ante

New €1m prize pot idea just the beginning of cycling's resurgence

Chris Kiwomya the head coach / manager of Notts County celebrates at full time

Chris Game: Football clubs can't bury their heads over black managers

A year ago there were five black English professional football managers. As this season opened, there were none.

Peter Clarke, a former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

Jonathan Walker: Still no idea how to rein in another 'Trojan Horse'

Birmingham was targeted by a "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained" campaign to introduce "an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools"

Neil Elkes: Birmingham grinds to a halt after flooding in the A34 underpass in Perry Barr

Flooding on the A34 underpass in Perry Barr brought much of the north of Birmingham to a standstill earlier this week.

Energy secretary Edward Davey

Jonathan Walker: The Lib Dems are losing ground

The Lib Dems are losing ground not only to the major parties but to UKIP and the Greens.

Birmingham Council House

Neil Elkes: Birmingham City Council's bid to improve services

Huge numbers of callers to Birmingham City Council's state-of-the-art Service Birmingham contact centre have been left unhappy and without the help they requested.

Horse Racing

Peter Sharkey: Football is the market mover in a changing industry

Millions of viewers watching this week's European contests consider it an invitation to have a flutter before the second half kicks off.

An England supporter

Chris Game: It's time England asked tough questions - but who'll give the answers?

After the Scottish referendum, England must decide how it governs itself - but who will have that conversation?

Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Chris Upton: Ed Miliband's forgetfulness in his conference speech

A conversational Ed Miliband omitted to mention the economy in his conference speech, so busy was he remembering all the people he's met, he forgot his policy.

Birmingham International Airport

Jonathan Walker: Birmingham urged to sell airport as debt soars sky high

Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis suggested that Birmingham City Council consider selling its share in Birmingham Airport to help it meet its massive equal pay bill.

Neil Elkes meets 'White Dee' Deirdre Kelly at the Conservative Party Conference fringe event at the Novotel in Broad Street, Birmingham.

Neil Elkes: White Dee shakes many a pre-conception at Birmingham's Tory Party Conference

Deirdre Kelly, White Dee of Benefits Street fame, was enough to draw a large crowd - and media - to an average meeting room at Birmingham Broad Street's Novotel, for the Tory Party Conference.

Neil Elkes: Birmingham wheelie bin opponents start to grasp at straws

One is the ongoing complaints that the roads in parts of Birmingham are too hilly - even though neighbouring hilly areas have used the bins with ease for years.

Unionists gather in George Square, Glasgow, following the Scottish independence referendum.

Chris Game: Will Birmingham find a date for the Big Glam Devolution Ball?

There's no question that it's in and around the big or the eight Core Cities where the devolutionary action is. Which should be good news for Birmingham, were it not for two big buts.

Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain

Peter Sharkey: Scottish sport could face funding challenge in longer term

South of the border, Englishmen are torn by the apparent desire of large numbers of Scots to break away and go it alone.

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David Bailey, Aston Business School; John Mortimer, Angela Mortimer; Andy Argyle, KPMG; Tim Pile, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

Economy survey results revealed at business breakfast

Dina Parmar, Caroline Irvine, Jo Watkins, George Pickard, Alison Hewitt at Harrison Clark Rickerbys' garden party in Worcester.

Worcester legal firm celebrates its growth

48 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter

New gallery plans for former Jewellery Quarter factory

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