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Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen

First Birmingham Civic Society blue plaque to be erected in Balsall Heath

Birmingham councillor Dierdre Alden hits back at critics over cycle storm

Coun Deirdre Alden
Edgbaston Tory Coun Deirdre Alden said the plan to create a ‘Cycle City’ was discriminatory, provoking a storm of protest

Great Birmingham Run 2014 on track to be 'biggest ever'

Take part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, or be a spectator and cheer the runners on their way. A record 20,000 people took part in 2013 and this year's event is on Sunday, October 19.
A total of 17,000 runners have already signed up for the 13.1 mile run on October 19

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Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen

First Birmingham Civic Society blue plaque to be erected in Balsall Heath

Coun Deirdre Alden

Birmingham councillor Dierdre Alden hits back at critics over cycle storm

Edgbaston Tory Coun Deirdre Alden said the plan to create a ‘Cycle City’ was discriminatory, provoking a storm of protest

Take part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, or be a spectator and cheer the runners on their way. A record 20,000 people took part in 2013 and this year's event is on Sunday, October 19.

Great Birmingham Run 2014 on track to be 'biggest ever'

A total of 17,000 runners have already signed up for the 13.1 mile run on October 19

An early impression of the new New Street Station shows the Pallasades shopping centre as part of the plans

20 artists' impressions of New Street Station reveal how £600m project has evolved

As one of the biggest redevelopment projects Birmingham has ever seen, New Street Station has found itself the subject of much design debate

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech at the conference at the ICC in 2012

Party conferences might come back to Birmingham after all

Fear of losing out on lucrative conferences allayed as rival cities also axe subsidies

Calder Green pub in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield - could this be the new centre of the UK?

Scottish 'Yes' vote could put Walmley at the centre of country

Sutton Coldfield village could be new centre of the country if Scotland decides to the leave the United Kingdom

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury

Birmingham Children's Hospital launches helpline after doctor abused boys

Myles Bradbury is facing jail after admitting molesting cancer patients, some as young as eight, at a hospital in Cambridge

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham City Council to axe 6,000 more staff amid giant Government cuts

It is likely that 3,000 jobs will go next year with more to follow after further cuts for the authority

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

Fifteen-year restoration programme nears completion ahead of grand opening as museum next month

Birmingham City TV

Ofcom issues local TV warning after City TV Birmingham collapse

There are only six local TV franchises currently broadcasting - and Birmingham's has collapsed

CBSO Youth orchestra which benefits from support programmes run by the orchestra

CBSO opens new season amid £1m fundraising plea

Symphony orchestra in battle to raise huge amount of money after facing budget cuts of 24 per cent since 2010

Bullring, one of the key retail destinations in Birmingham

Birmingham's new vision for city's retail

Strategy launched by city leaders today to improve retail offering and capitalise on existing scheme

Stechford Cascades water slides will be lost in £36m pool overhaul

Pool is one of six new council-owned sites to be built in the city which will be run by private operators

King Solomon International school finds new home at Aston University

World free school identifies site next to city university to launch business teaching from September 2015

CGI of the iCentrum building which will go before city planners this week

Birmingham Science Park's iCentrum plan poised for green light

City councillors recommended to approve £7.5m development next to Aston University which will be home to 400 roles in tech sector

Birmingham's cycling community hits back after councillor's 'discriminatory' claim

Cycle lobby joins social media backlash against councillor Deidre Alden who said the activity was the preserve of 'white, young men'

Green light for £36m shake-up of city's leisure facilities

Birmingham City Council rubber stamps project which will include five rebuilt or new swimming pools

The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.

Would West Midlands succeed or suffer under devolved Scotland?

With a matter of days to go before Scottish voters head to the polls to decide the future of the UK, Paul Forrest, director of the West Midlands Economic Forum, asks what outcome would best serve this region

West Midlands Police Chief Constable Chris Sims

Jihadi threat will not go away, West Midlands Police chief warns

An estimated 500 Britons have travelled to fight, some of whom are from the West Midlands

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech at the conference at the ICC in 2012

Birmingham prepares for Conservative Party Conference

Preparations for the event at the International Convention Centre from September 28 to October 1 are being finalised

Videos & Photos

Paul Belfield, Handelsbanken; Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation; David Hall, Toastmaster; Dawn Mobbs, Band Hatton Button; Phil Costigan, Band Hatton Button.

Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button hosted a charity ball at the Hilton Hotel

Gisela Stuart MP, Sir Albert Bore, Gaynor Cheshire.

Birmingham Ormiston Academy re-launches Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre

Steve Hollis, GBSLEP; Suzie Branch, BMET; Alex Bishop, Shoosmiths; Derrick McEvoy, Aspect Consultants.

BPS Birmingham welcomed Steve Hollis to speak at GBSLEP: A Year in Review event

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