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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

Would you go fine-dining with children?

Shea Stevenson, 11, takes notes while his dining companion enjoys herself at Piccolino restaurant
Eat The Street art project asked kids to review Birmingham restaurants.

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

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

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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

Picture from 1905. Homes that were amongst the first to be built on the Bournville estate

Pictures: Bournville Village Trust opens archives to show town planning masterpiece

The photographs show Bournville as it was as far back as 1879, painting a picture of the estate, which was the vision of George Cadbury, in its formative years

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady

Birmingham TUC campaigners head to London in search of pay rise

Several coach loads of members from the leading trade unions will be taking part in the Trade Union Congress Britain Needs A Pay Rise march and rally

Centenary Square

Birmingham’s Centenary Square to be redesigned

A competion for the public space is now being launched through the Royal  Institute of British Architects (RIBA)  and the Landscape Institute on behalf of the city council

Bernadette McNally

Birmingham children's services director leaves before even starting role

Bernie McNally had been due to take up the post at the beginning of November after a month’s introductory period but became the latest to step down from the role

Artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard, found in 2009, are being re-presented together with new additions at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Staffordshire Hoard goldsmiths 'cheated', researchers reveal

The research has been released today as the new dedicated Staffordshire Hoard Gallery at the Birmingham Museum opens to the public for the first time

The Library of Birmingham

RIBA Stirling Prize: Library of Birmingham misses out on award

Birmingham landmark loses out to Liverpool's Everyman Theatre for prestigious RIBA accolade despite topping public vote

The Tower in Avon Dassett, former home of John Profumo

John Profumo's incredible Warwickshire home goes on the market

The Profumo Affair saw the rural town of Avon Dassett inundated with journalists and became the latest twist in the home’s fascinating history

Cecil William Boyle: an incredible life which led him to Warwickshire

Cecil William Boyle, who only lived to the age of 48, played international rugby union for England and first-class cricket before a rather more unfortunate feat

Richard Burden

People are turning against Israel, Midland MP claims

A historic vote to recognise Palestine was welcomed by MPs who have campaigned for many years to support Palestine, such as Birmingham MP Richard Burden

150-152 Great Charles Street, Birmingham

Council buildings up for auction to raise revenue

Nine local authority properties are among those up for auction in Birmingham later this month

Solihull Hospital

Solihull Hospital parking charges 'lack generosity', prospective MP claims

Julian Knight, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, also reprimanded Solihull Hospital for failing to properly advertise its cut-price parking

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The bar at the former Red Lion pub in Soho Road, Handsworth

Pictures: Red Lion pub work given green light after concerns

Miss Led street art at Eye Candy 2013

Leading names in pop culture heading to Digbeth for #EyeCandy14 Festival

Film director Ken Loach dismisses Steven Knight's plan for sound stage in Birmingham

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