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Birmingham's grammar schools performed well last year in A-levels

Birmingham's grammar schools outperform others in A-levels

New research shows city's selective schools came top of the pile for A-level results in comparison with independents, colleges and comprehensives

Cabs at the rank at the old New Street station.

Taxi drivers claim victory after New Street charges are dropped

The RMT union had been campaigning against what it claims were increased costs for taxi drivers at the newly-redeveloped station

Council cuts blamed as Library of Birmingham trust wound up

The Library of Birmingham Development Trust has been axed following a series of financial blows for the city’s top attraction

Gas Street Basin in Birmingham has undergone major regeneration in recent years

Canal & River Trust recruits 1,000th volunteer but more help still needed

Massive renaissance in city's canal network underpinned by army of volunteers who help to maintain and preserve vital piece of Birmingham's history

Birmingham MPs outside the House of Commons campaign against cuts to Birmingham City Council

No More #Brumcuts: Fury as Government hands £300m to Tory councils while Birmingham gets nothing

Ministers promised £300 million for councils struggling to cope with cuts, but cash-strapped Birmingham is excluded

Birmingham's councillors have expressed concerns over a new trade deal's potential impact on the city

Birmingham's fears over US-Europe trade deal

City councillors say proposed deal could affect their ability to award major business contracts

The Aston Expressway has been included in a new £254m budget for roadworks in Birmingham

Birmingham plans £254m worth of major road improvements

Aston Expressway and Dudley Road are among those to undergo repair work as part of five-year budget plan

The latest stage of the demolition of Birmingham's Central Library, pictured in February 2016

WATCH: Timelapse video shows Central Library demolition progress in January

High reach excavators tore off tonnes of concrete from the exterior of the divisive building, which is being knocked down to make way for the Paradise regeneration scheme

Cars in Harborne Road, Edgbaston - such scenes have caused consternation among residents

'Outdated parking policies' have left Birmingham reeling

City councillors have vowed to carry out a full-scale review of the parking situation in the city following scores of complaints

Could the M6 Toll yet be opened up in times of major emergencies?

M6 Toll deal for emergency use could be struck

West Midlands transport bosses and government ministers agree to form new working group to tackle jams following last week's horrendous tailbacks

Willmott Dixon wins £148m Birmingham housing brief

Construction group joins Keepmoat and Wates on new city council repairs roster for council-owned houses

Parking consultation underway at Moseley Hall Hospital

Parking charges could be introduced at two city hospitals

Concern over security and congestion leads to review

CGI of new custody suite in Perry Barr

Willmott Dixon fined for delays in £20m police project

Stalled opening of two new custody suites means construction group is facing £1m penalty

Aston Bridge before the collision which forced its closure 18 months ago

Aston Bridge repair work to start 18 months after closure

Infrastructure group Amey will finally begin working on the repair of vital bridge which was forced to close in 2014 after being struck twice

20,000 voters vanish from Birmingham's electoral roll

New registration system prompted by 'banana republic' frauds scandal

Midland schools told they must cough up for lollipop wardens

Union claims Birmingham council told staff they will lose jobs unless cash is found

Andrew Cleaves, chief executive and principal at Birmingham Metropolitan College

New institute of technology to triple city apprenticeships

Plans to shake up further education and and create new generation of apprentices

Nicky Morgan visiting the University of Birmingham School, in Selly Oak

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says hoax bomb calls 'have to be taken seriously'

Education Secretary fears impact on pupils after series of hoax bomb threats

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron criticised over delay in decision on third Heathrow runway

PM criticised over delay in decision on third Heathrow runway as regions left in limbo

Work can now start on the new National College for High Speed Rail

Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers

Videos & Photos

The cast of the new Dad's Army film, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy as Wilson, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Bill Paterson as Fraser, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike and Danny Mays as Walker.

A secret Birmingham base taught the real Home Guard how to kill in WWII

The Kings Norton Mop on October 7, 1963. All images taken by Phyllis Nicklin.

WATCH: New film inspired by nostalgic pictures of Birmingham

The latest stage of the demolition of Birmingham's Central Library, pictured in February 2016

WATCH: Timelapse video shows Central Library demolition progress in January


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