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13:00, 6 MAR 2017
Tribute to race relations fighter and 'bon viveur' Ted Ratnaraja
Edward Ratnaraja, who was also a prominent figure in the Midland Liberal Party, died at the age of 74
Andrew Whitehead: Manufacturing an argument for the Scottish independence debate
Would a 'Yes' vote in Scotland enhance or reduce the manufacturing sector in the country and the UK as a whole?
Kings Heath Second World War vet reveals how he lied about his age to see action at just 16
Austen Austin, aged 91, spoke out on the 75th anniversary of the event which saw him pitched headlong into the greatest conflict ever
The private thoughts of a teenage girl as war erupts
Dorothy Annie Curzon Priest was a pupil at King Edward VI High School for Girls from 1910-1914.
First World War commemorated across the West Midlands
A programme of free events to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War will take place between Saturday and Monday
Plot to bomb London was thwarted by heroic pilot
New book tells story of ex-Spitfire pilot from Birmingham and how he foiled bomb mission
Malboro owner Philip Morris buys Nicocigs
Birmingham-based company behind the Nicolites brand acquired by global tobacco giant
Torpedo flyer's tales of war - and Britain's 'kamikaze mission'
A Midland pilot who narrowly avoided a ‘one way’ mission to sink the famous German battleship Tirpitz has written a book about his amazing wartime exploits.
Former Spitfire test pilot and Battle of France survivor dies
Wing Commander Peter Ayerst, believed to be the last remaining survivor of the Battle of France has died at the age of 93.
Lawyer who prosecuted soldiers gets death threats
Phil Shiner, from Birmingham-based Public Interest Lawyers, said that every day someone calls the firm to dish out vitriol
Afghan support must go on long after our troops leave - MP
The United Kingdom will have to continue supporting Afghanistan for many years to come.
Website paints best picture yet of Birmingham's 'Pals'
Three ‘Pals’ battalions were raised in Birmingham, as young men flocked to sign up in 1914 during the fervour to serve king and country
How war brought out the best in Birmingham
Adolph Scott did indeed possess a whole filing-cabinet full of papers concerning British Army regiments. Could there be an innocent explanation?
From bankruptcy to e-cigarette baron for E-Lites' Adrian Everett
Adrian Everett’s rags to riches story has seen the E-Lites executive at the helm of a revolution in smoking habits, with 1.2 million Brits now turning to electronic cigarettes
Public Interest Lawyers defend £22m inquiry into Iraq deaths
City-based Public Interest Lawyers were behind the huge legal challenge which was based around witness claims the men were taken prisoner by British soldiers, and later mistreated and murdered.
Flying school fears over homes threat to Wellesbourne Airfield
Wellesbourne Airfield faces an uncertain future after its owners, the Littler family, put it forward for consideration as part of Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s latest core strategy consultation, in a move which could see 1,600 homes built on the site
High Speed 2
HS2 petitions 'dreamt up to delay process', MP claims
It was vital that when considering the HS2 Bill that Parliament distinguished between these "vexatious" petitions and the genuine ones, added Transport Minister Robert Goodwill
Grenade investment sees family business valued at £35m
Solihull couple Alan and Juliet Barratt have sold a majority stake in Grenade, which sells a variety of weight management products around the world, to investment firm Grovepoint Capital
Birmingham 'homes for heroes' axe defended
Labour cabinet member for development Coun Tahir Ali was grilled by the Edgbaston District Committee over his decision not to go ahead with the veteran’s homes planned for Loftus Close, in Bartley Green
Tributes paid after photographer Willoughby Gullachsen dies
Willoughby Gullachsen, who has died aged 92, spent more than 70 years as a renowned photographer – in the process capturing 189 productions for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre
University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham researchers lead bid to solve mystery of submarine's final tragic mission
One of Britain’s first ever submarines ended up in a watery grave while taking part in training operations off the coast of Cornwall in January 1914 – just months before the outbreak of the First World War
A war of words and the rest is history
The First World War might be a hundred years young, but it’s still eminently capable of provoking controversy.
Military redundancies 'could solve knowledge gap in finance sector'
Lighthouse Group says discipline, determination and attention to detail are essential to be a good financial adviser
Photojournalist Alison Baskerville captures first ever Birmingham Poppy Day
Alison, whose career started in the RAF where she served for 12 years seeing active service in Bosnia and Iraq, became inspired to capture her surroundings on an old Nikon film camera during her time in Iraq