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Green belt land in Walmley Ash Lane, near Sutton Coldfield, where Birmingham City Council is planning to build 6,000 houses

Sutton Coldfield's green belt takes centre stage in housing battle

Four-week public inquiry launches into 17-year development plan for Birmingham with campaigners arguing that any development is going too far

David Cameron pays tribute to retiring MP Sir Richard Shepherd

Black Country MP Sir Richard Shepherd
Black Country MP Richard Shepherd is to leave the Commons at the next election

Historic Red Lion pub fails to sell at auction

Owner Raj Lal remains upbeat despite lack of buyers saying viewings are still taking pace

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Green belt land in Walmley Ash Lane, near Sutton Coldfield, where Birmingham City Council is planning to build 6,000 houses

Sutton Coldfield's green belt takes centre stage in housing battle

Four-week public inquiry launches into 17-year development plan for Birmingham with campaigners arguing that any development is going too far

Black Country MP Sir Richard Shepherd

David Cameron pays tribute to retiring MP Sir Richard Shepherd

Black Country MP Richard Shepherd is to leave the Commons at the next election

Historic Red Lion pub fails to sell at auction

Owner Raj Lal remains upbeat despite lack of buyers saying viewings are still taking pace

Ten-year MG Rover pension delay finally resolved with £8m payout

Saga branded an 'impenetrable mess' by MP will see 95 former Longbridge staff receive additional money following 2005 collapse

CGI of the planned student accommodation development at 778 - 800 Bristol Road which has been recommended for approval

Selly Oak student block poised for go ahead

City planning chiefs recommended to back scheme  to build 100 bedrooms in place of derelict buildings in Bristol Road

West Midlands housebuilding on the rise

New figures from NHBC show new home registrations are on the rise in the region, in keeping with an upward trend nationally

Nearly 1,000 West Midlands Police officers have second income

New report details amount of staff with additional wage streams from sources including reflexology, cleaning and HGV driving

Professor Thomas Docherty, who has returned to teaching following a lengthy absence

University of Warwick Lecturer banned for 'sighing and negativity' returns

Professor was suspended for alleged 'inappropriate sighing and making ironic comments' but has now been cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation into three incidents         

Birmingham Box Phase 3 Smart Motorways Project - schemes such as this have been branded a safety risk by Labour MP Mary Creagh

Labour MP brands smart motorways 'not so smart'

Shadow Transport Secretary says £360m schemes designed to ease congestion on very busy sections of West Midlands motorways are a safety risk

The Roundhouse, in Sheepcote Street, is one of the buildings added to the 'at risk' register by English Heritage

English Heritage places dozens of region's historic buildings on 'at risk' list

Body has added 69 sites across Birmingham and wider region on register which identifies vulnerable historic properties

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia

Arts prioritised as Birmingham City Council weighs up major cuts

The council leader said facilities like the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and groups like the Birmingham Royal Ballet are crucial

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council which has appointed a new chief executive

Dudley Council appoints new chief executive

Sarah Norman will join Black Country authority next year and moves from community director role in Wolverhampton

Shea Stevenson, 11, takes notes while his dining companion enjoys herself at Piccolino restaurant

Would you go fine-dining with children?

Eat The Street art project asked kids to review Birmingham restaurants.

Steve McCabe MP

Ofcom branded 'hapless' as city waits on local TV licence decision

MP Stephen McCabe hits out at regulator as deadline approaches for news of who will operator new station for Birmingham

A project to regenerate the former IMI James Bridge Copper Works site could be back on track

Phoenix 10 regeneration project back on track

Walsall Council and Homes and Communities Agency begin hunt for developer to relaunch stalled 44-acre development

Protesters gather in Victoria Square as Birmingham City Council meets to vote on the budget

Walsall Council facing £86m more budget cuts

Black Country council follows in Birmingham's footsteps by predicting further austerity

Birmingham City Council which is planning to rate minicab firms in the city

City's minicab firms to be named and shamed

Council devises new rating system to inform public of Birmingham's best and worst taxi companies based in reliability and safety

Khalid Mahmood, MP, with James Attebery, EEFs Apprentice of the Year

Khalid Mahmood joins EEF apprentice graduation

In total, 40 apprentices aged between 17 and 25 received certificates and awards

Purnell's, Cornwall Street, Birmingham

Seven Midland restaurants named among nation's best

Birmingham is one of the few British cities outside London to feature more than once in this weekend’s Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants

There are rules restricting the number of takeaways in a certain location

Birmingham takeaway clampdown under fire from planners

The policy limits the number of fish and chip, kebab, pizza, burger, fried chicken, Chinese and Indian take aways in a shopping parade to ten per cent of total retail space

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Historic Red Lion pub fails to sell at auction

Dave Quinney, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Nathan Gilbert, Siobhan Gilbert G E Gilbert and Son; Mark Ellis, Head of Property, SME Banking at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Clifford Gilbert, G E Gilbert and Son, attend Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's Midlands property team event at Primitivo Bar.

Lloyds Bank hosts property team event in Birmingham

Phil Ewing, HB&O; Martin Taylor, Wyndon Motors; Mike Durkin, Santander; Mike Wakeling, Lodders, attend Harrison Beale & Owen's annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Charity golf day in Warwickshire raises over £3,000

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