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Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Green energy plant in Worcestershire crowned region's best while Birmingham Airport runway extension and the restoration of Waterstones also win awards

Birmingham City Council inquiry shortlisted for two awards

Investigation into child sexual exploitation in Birmingham is a finalist in the Centre for Public Scrutiny Awards in recognition of its work with organisations like Barnardos and Children's Society

Centenary Square designs displayed at Library of Birmingham

A CGI of Broadway Malyan's proposal for changing Centenary Square
Final quintet of plans chosen from almost 200 entries will be open to public scrutiny ahead of final decision by judging panel

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Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Green energy plant in Worcestershire crowned region's best while Birmingham Airport runway extension and the restoration of Waterstones also win awards

Birmingham City Council inquiry shortlisted for two awards

Investigation into child sexual exploitation in Birmingham is a finalist in the Centre for Public Scrutiny Awards in recognition of its work with organisations like Barnardos and Children's Society

A CGI of Broadway Malyan's proposal for changing Centenary Square

Centenary Square designs displayed at Library of Birmingham

Final quintet of plans chosen from almost 200 entries will be open to public scrutiny ahead of final decision by judging panel

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council leader Coun Bob Sleigh

West Midlands puts differences aside for greater good

Solihull Council's leader Bob Sleigh said he had come to the conclusion it would be better for the borough to be a part of a new combined authority

West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson

West Midlands Police chief says 'No plan B' for force without change

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has warned of serious consequences if a reduction in the force's budget expected to be around 40 per cent is pushed through over the next five years.

Solihull Council House

West Midlands nears combined authority after Solihull backing

A pledge from Solihull leader Bob Sleigh comes after Coventry City Council backed plans for the new body overseeing areas like skills and regeneration

Robert Neil, President of the RBSA

Historic RBSA launches first ever photography competition for autumn exhibition

Taking the theme of urban life the exhibition explores the diverse applications of photographic technology

Matt Kendall, founder of Birmingham-based youth foundation, loses battle with cancer

Thanks to £10,000 of donations in two weeks, trustees are now able to officially set up the foundation as a grant-giving organisation.

Coventry set to join Birmingham and Black Country in new regional authority

Business leaders have welcomed a "brave and historic" decision by Coventry City Council's ruling Labour group to support joining Birmingham and the Black Country in a combined authority

Broad Street in Birmingham

Watchdog to challenge Westside BID's £155k funding boost

City council committee 'called in' decision to give Broad Street business group extra cash after it failed to meet deadline for ballot

Prime Minister David Cameron vows to create a 'seven-day' health service during a visit to Enki Medical Centre in Handsworth

David Cameron renews NHS pledges at Handsworth health centre

Seven-day working set to come in following Tory election victory as PM battles flu to deliver first major speech since re-taking power

Coun Paulette Hamilton will draw on her experiences as a nurse to help health services across Birmingham

New Birmingham health chief to draw on nursing experience

Coun Paulette Hamilton steps up to cabinet role after championing mental health issues in Birmingham and has vowed to work with outside agencies to deliver services against a backdrop of cuts

Coun Ray Hassall

Birmingham's next Lord Mayor to get city jogging

Coun Ray Hassall reinstated the Birmingham Half Marathon in 2008 and now wants to do more to get people active during his year as Lord Mayor

Birmingham Chamber president Greg Lowson has urged West Midlands councils to grab a 'tremendous opportunity' and form a combined authority

West Midlands 'must get act together' on combined authority

Business leaders have urged local councils to join forces for new body and bring in elected mayor

A portable command centre using technology to create a 'mixed reality' such as command centre that can be set up anywhere

Virtual reality could transform command of battles or policing

An artificial reality system created by Birmingham scientists could transform the command and control of military operations or emergency responses.

Birmingham's new city council cabinet revealed by leader Sir Albert Bore

New man to take over heavily criticised housing department in a position created as part of the overhaul of local services in the wake of last year's damning Kerslake report

MP Andrew Mitchell

MP Andrew Mitchell won't rule out return

Ex-cabinet minister in ‘plebgate’ scandal still has desire for frontline role as minister.

The 2015 general election count at the ICC in Birmingham null

Birmingham election results live: Follow updates on every result, Conservatives largest party, Lib Dems wiped out, Labour struggling

Follow our updates as the votes are counted in your area. We'll be bringing you the latest from our reporting team at the counts - and the results as they come in

City council leader Sir Albert Bore says a combined authority is now weeks away

West Midlands can be strongest economic powerhouse says Sir Albert

Combined authority is now weeks away from being formed says Birmingham City Council leader as he looks to outshine other regions following devolution

Chancellor George Osborne has told Birmingham it must have a directly elected mayor

Birmingham must agree to elected mayor says George Osborne

Chancellor warns that a new combined authority for the city, Black Country and possible Solihull must have a mayor to benefit from new funding for housing and transport

Videos & Photos

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Regeneration of Longbridge has been named project of the year by RICS West Midlands

Longbridge regeneration named region's best by RICS

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