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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.

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

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

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

Labour leader Ed Miliband.
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.

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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.

The House of Commons in London

Jonathan Walker: Midlands devolution fever could end in tiers

In the wake of the Scottish referendum there are calls to change the way England is governed.

Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore

Neil Elkes: Birmingham puts party rivalry aside as it tries to fight back over wounding cuts

Birmingham Leader Sir Albert Bore told us that the total job losses at the council throughout the period of austerity would be equal to twice those lost during the 2005 Longbridge Rover collapse.

Russell Luckock: Teenagers can learn lot from young voters of Scotland

Electioneering got off to a slow start in Scotland but then, in the last month, politicians and the voters suddenly realised the seriousness of what was before them.

The launch of the new Aviva Premiership Season at Twickenham Stadium, London.

Peter Sharkey: Rugby sugar daddies and the fears for clubs 'living beyond their means'

The new, all-singing, all-dancing Aviva Premiership kicks off in Northampton tomorrow night when the Saints host Gloucester at Franklin’s Gardens.

Car servicing

Chris Upton: Perfect day without a car in the world

I always knew that having a white car would come with cleaning issues, but white was the only colour - or absence of colour - I was offered.

Karen Brady arrives on stage on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central in Manchester.

Jonathan Walker: Birmingham City Council is wrong to say we don't need major party conferences in the city

Party conferences are a chance to get the nation's top politicians, journalists, charity heads and business leaders into the city - but Birmingham is turning them away.

Birmingham City Council

Neil Elkes: Prepare to get what you pay for if Birmingham council cuts annual allowances

The problem with councils like Birmingham is that the system developed from a time when being a councillor was an amateur occupation.

Jonathan Trott of England

Jon Griffin: Why the price of fame is too much for far too many

The Jonathan Trott story is a cautionary tale of a public figure who found himself unable to carry on playing cricket for his country at a crucial moment.

Airplane taking off on the runway at Birmingham Airport

Lorely Burt: Birmingham Airport runway policy could sacrifice UK growth

Airport expansion sparks an inevitable tug 'o' war between those who see larger airports as key to economic growth, and those worried about the impact on the environment.

Scottish students currently get free university tuition

Andrew Whitehead: Scottish independence debate is an education

A major concern of the Scottish universities will be the preservation of their non-EU student fee income, which in 2011/2012 brought in £337m from non-EU course fees.

England's Claudia Fragapane with her four Artistic Gymnastics gold medals at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Peter Sharkey: Our likeable Games stars deserve TV spotlight in longer term

Every Team GB athlete benefits from a Lottery-underwritten structure which actively promotes professionalism.

Dr Chris Upton

Chris Upton: The latest idea for London is a garden bridge crossing the Thames

One of the latest ideas for London is a garden bridge, to cross the Thames somewhere near the South Bank.

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Jodie Cook, Rabia Raza, Ben Cook, Giselle Boxer, all JC Social Media.

Birmingham's JC Social Media celebrates third birthday

The steamships sign revealed by workers on the Midland Metro extension

Intriguing slice of Birmingham history revealed during Metro tram extension works

Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

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Business Reporter
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