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Calls for Palestinian flag at Birmingham Council House snubbed

Coun Majid Mahmood called for the Palestinian flag to fly to show solidarity with the people in Gaza

House prices surge in West Midlands as other areas recede

A house for sale sign
Properties in the region rose by 1.9 per cent in the past month, to an average of £135,228, while only two others reported growth

Cost of renting in West Midlands falls further behind London

Houses
Average rents in the West Midlands rose by 4.3 per cent over the past year, to £625 per month – but the increase failed to keep pace with the national average

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Birmingham Council House and Victoria Square

Calls for Palestinian flag at Birmingham Council House snubbed

Coun Majid Mahmood called for the Palestinian flag to fly to show solidarity with the people in Gaza

A house for sale sign

House prices surge in West Midlands as other areas recede

Properties in the region rose by 1.9 per cent in the past month, to an average of £135,228, while only two others reported growth

Houses

Cost of renting in West Midlands falls further behind London

Average rents in the West Midlands rose by 4.3 per cent over the past year, to £625 per month – but the increase failed to keep pace with the national average

East End Foods director Jason Wouhra receives his honorary doctorate

Honorary doctorate for Institute of Directors chair Jason Wouhra

Director recognised for his contribution to regional and national business and community work

Barry Henley

Labour councillors push through controversial Conservative club scheme

Watford-based Gracewell care homes plans to demolish a building in Jockey Road for a new home

Lloyd House, West Midlands Police Headquarters

West Midlands Police deal 'must learn from mistakes'

Experts reveal concerns public organisations like West Midlands Police don’t have enough expertise to do deals with the private sector

The historic School Yard frontage has been treated with respect

Dozens of jobs created as new Boston Tea Party bar opens

Trading has begun at the new Boston Tea Party (BTP) at The School Yard in Harborne following a 10 week build

Coun Tahir Ali

Council double glazing firm stabilises after 40 job losses

Erdington-based Shelforce, which specialised in providing employment for disabled workers, has shed 40 jobs in the last 12 months

West Midlands Police

West Midlands police forces praised for cutting jobs to save millions

The four police forces in the region have faced funding cuts of £300 million between them

A polling station

By-election victory could see Labour regain Walsall Council for first time in a decade

The victory in the Birchills-Leamore seat gives the party 30 out of the 60 council seats which could be enough to depose the ruling Tory-Lib Dem administration

Steve McCabe MP

City TV licence bid to be re-run if time limit missed

Birmingham being 'short changed' says MP as Government confirms licence will be re-advertised if deadline not met

Little Aston Golf Club

Huge bill as storm floods bunkers at Little Aston Golf Club

Six-figure clean-up cost as downpour ruins sand at one of city's best clubs

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham could be first public sector hub outside London

City set to be centre of government outside of the capital as it pushes for major relocations away from South East

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Infrastructure chief to join HS2's Birmingham team

Hunts is now on for executives to lead the £50bn high-speed rail project in the city

Nikki Sinclaire updated

Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged with money laundering

Ms Sinclaire faces allegations that she made false and dishonest submissions for travelling expenses

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

Extra £147m from enterprise zone to boost Birmingham regeneration

An agreement has been struck to expand the City Centre Enterprise Zone Investment Plan from £128 million to £275 million on the back of rising demand and confidence in the city

Former Walsall doctor Peter Pollitt

Tributes paid after long-serving doctor Peter Pollitt passes away

Peter Pollitt ran his own surgery as well as working in casualty at the old Walsall General Hospital

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse inquiry uncovers campaign of 'aggressive Islamic ethos'

Pupils branded "kaffir" if they did not attend prayers and non-Muslim children excluded from school trips designed to teach languages but which were really religious pilgrimages

West Midlands Fire Service cuts £235,000 off wage bill by axing senior jobs

New 15-strong management group called the Strategic Enabling Team has been set up to make board 'lean and value for money'

Birmingham's St Chad's Tunnel on the first week day of its complete closure for summer 2014

Call to steer clear of Birmingham tunnels after jams

City chiefs say gridlock will not improve on A38 if drivers do not find alternative methods of getting about

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Scaffolding around the new Adagio Hotel in the Beorma Quarter, Digbeth

Stalled Beorma Quarter starts to take shape

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill will house new HS2 team in Birmingham

New Street's atrium as seen from the Rotunda

Video: New Street milestone reached as atrium roof takes shape

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