How we use Cookies
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 Game: Football clubs can't bury their heads over black managers

Chris Kiwomya the head coach / manager of Notts County celebrates at full time
A year ago there were five black English professional football managers. As this season opened, there were none.

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

Peter Clarke, a former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Birmingham was targeted by a "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained" campaign to introduce "an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools"

All stories

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 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.

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.

Videos & Photos

The bar at the former Red Lion pub in Soho Road, Handsworth

Pictures: Red Lion pub work given green light after concerns

Miss Led street art at Eye Candy 2013

Leading names in pop culture heading to Digbeth for #EyeCandy14 Festival

Film director Ken Loach dismisses Steven Knight's plan for sound stage in Birmingham

BuySell

VivaStreet header

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor