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Bournville College

Bournville College to open centre of excellence in India

The new centre of excellence, which is due to open at the end of the year, will train local people in ‘soft skills’, technical education and healthcare

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons
Despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants none made it on to the prestigious list

West Midlands Police cuts back stop and search

West Midlands Police
Home Secretary Theresa May said the technique was being misused so often across the country that it was damaging relations between the public and police

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Bournville College

Bournville College to open centre of excellence in India

The new centre of excellence, which is due to open at the end of the year, will train local people in ‘soft skills’, technical education and healthcare

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

Despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants none made it on to the prestigious list

West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police cuts back stop and search

Home Secretary Theresa May said the technique was being misused so often across the country that it was damaging relations between the public and police

Opus chef director David Colcombe

Opus chef director David Colcombe's recipes for runners tackling Great Birmingham Run

“Eating healthily and sensibly is especially important when you’re training for something like a half marathon, so I’ve created these recipes to give runners the boost they need, before and after training”

University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham to host South Africa during 2015 Rugby World Cup

Sutton Coldfield RFC also chosen as a base by tournament organisers and will welcome Romania and Somoa

CGI of Islamic free school planned for former IMI site, in Wellhead Lane, Perry Barr

City backs plan for Eden School on former IMI site

Go ahead for new Islamic free school despite concerns it could 'sterilise' surrounding area and impact local businesses

A45 widening works to ease Birmingham Airport congestion

New £1m, three-month programme of roadworks commissioned and funded by airport ahead of new bridge project

Professor Nick Morton, Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University launches bid to address skills shortage

University teams up with Mott MacDonald to offer work experience opportunities with engineering consultancy

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

Zero hours clampdown promised by government

Ministers said they wanted to discover if "unscrupulous" employers might try to find a way of avoiding the ban by offering just one hour of work

Planned banner ads - CGI of Hagley Road

Councillors hit out after plans for banner adverts in Birmingham are passed

The banner adverts will be draped from lampposts lining 21 main roads, including Hagley Road, Coventry Road and Belgrave Middleway

The Library of Birmingham, July 2013

One year on: How the Library of Birmingham brought the world to the city

'One million people streamed through the doors in the first 100 days, an astonishing 10,000 per day, and they keep on coming'

'United Nations' team to tackle Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

The team features 14 nationalities, including Spanish and Swedish, French and Finnish, Dutch and Danish runners, all based at the head office in Burton-upon-Trent

David Jamieson with supporters

Labour's David Jamieson elected West Midlands police and crime commissioner

Turnout for the election was 10.32 per cent of the eligible electorate which is just under two million

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season

Classroom of children

Number of 30-plus classes in West Midlands soars

Labour accused the Government of squandering money on pet projects such as free schools instead of providing more teachers and classrooms where they were needed

A chance to own your own West Midlands manor

Peacock Manor, Billesley Lane, Portway, is going under the hammer at an auction in the city

Currency

Strong pound threatens West Midlands' growth, economists warn

Capital Economics' Regional Chart Book for August suggests exchange rates are a greater concern in this region than others

Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband and insists she still backs Israeli settlement boycott

Birmingham MP who helped close city supermarket in Gaza protest says she won't back down after leadership tells her to stop campaign

Broad Street in Birmingham

Birmingham's most polluted streets unveiled

Prominent city centre streets and Spaghetti Junction named as hotspots where air is polluted with nitrogen dioxide

Organised Crime Minister Karen Bradley

New police unit to hunt down cyber crime gangs

Minister vows to take the fight to criminals through a new regional organised crime unit in the Midlands

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Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

Opus chef director David Colcombe

Opus chef director David Colcombe's recipes for runners tackling Great Birmingham Run

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