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16:16, 26 NOV 2015
Birmingham City Council
How many politicians does it take to run Europe's largest local authority?
The city's councillors are getting nervous as recommendations suggest their numbers should be reduced from 120 to 100
Birmingham Symphony Hall
CBSO and Birmingham Conservatoire deliver range of Russian themed concerts
A Russian theme will invade classical music in Birmingham this week. Christopher Morley looks at the concerts on offer.
Birmingham Town Hall
Ex Cathedra to premiere James MacMillan's Seven Angels at Town Hall concert
The new work will be performed at Birmingham Town Hall as part of New Jerusalem Concert
Mitchells and Butlers
Mitchells & Butlers fined £1.5m after diner death
Chef and pub manager jailed for perverting the course of justice after 46-year-old mum dies and dozens of customers left with food poisoning
Mixed fortunes for retailers says Begbies Traynor report
Between October and December last year there was a five per cent drop (244 to 233) in the number of general retailers in Birmingham classed as suffering from significant financial distress
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Magical Journey owes almost £900k to creditors
Troubled attraction at The Belfry which closed down before Christmas after it was deluged with complaints has been left with huge bill
Colmore Business District
Food events you don't want to miss in Birmingham in 2015
From Whisky Birmingham to Good Food Show there is plenty for food lovers to enjoy in the city this year
Panto star at Birmingham Press Club festive lunch
Birmingham Hippodrome pantomime star ventriloquist Paul Zerdin was celebrity guest at Birmingham Press Club's annual Christmas lunch, held at the theatre's Patrick Centre.
Mills & Reeve advises Life on sale to Communisis
Mills & Reeve’s corporate team in Birmingham, led by partner Peter McLintock and supported by senior associate Ryan Hawley, advised the principal vendors, David Poole and Ian Humphris, co-founders and managing directors of Life, on the sale
Final 300 City Link workers 'to be sacked today'
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union has called for a full investigation into the collapse as hundreds more workers lost their jobs
Six-year-old recovering after parents killed in plane crash
Jewellery Quarter businessman Lewis Tonkinson and wife Sally died following a plane crash in Hampshire
Choir showcases singing talents at FBC Manby Bowdler
Staff have been swapping their legal briefs for song sheets in a move echoing the workplace ensembles created by Gareth Malone in the BAFTA-award-winning BBC TV series The Choir
City Link: Nearly 500 West Midlands jobs axed on New Year's Eve
A total of 491 job lossses have been confirmed in the region, many of whom learnt of the company’s collapse on Christmas Day
Chris Upton's best local history books of 2014
Chris Upton digs out a few of the best local history books for your delectation.
RSC fledgling actress ready to show what she's maid of
Warwickshire actress Laura Cubitt is juggling the roles of a psychologist and a flatulent maid in two RSC plays this season. She chats to Catherine Vonledebur
Ernst and Young
Venture capitalist Jon Moulton apologises for festive City Link job losses
The Staffordshire-born investor, who was once close to buying Rover, claimed taxpayers would not foot “much of a bill” for redundancy payments for the firm’s staff
Sainsbury's Christmas truce advert is no way to sell groceries, says war professor
Academic hits out at festive marketing campaign by supermarket giant despite it being backed by the Royal British Legion
German Market closes and 'will not go to Millennium Point'
With the German Christmas Market attracting an estimated five million visitors this year, council bosses are keen that the construction does not impact on future success
The enduring appeal of pantomime at Christmas
One tradition that many families indulge in during the festive season is a trip to the theatre to see a pantomime.
Peter Shirley: Evergreen plants for the festive period
Peter Shirley takes us through the evergreen plants that have played a part in winter celebrations for thousands of years.
Top wines for Christmas from national retailers
Richard Saxton's selection of the top wines to go for this Christmas from national retailers.
Review: Aladdin at Malvern Festival Theatres
Malvern's feel-good panto has energy galore and guaranteed to raise your Christmas spirits.
Post Office walkout to hit deliveries after Perry Barr action
Walkout follows threat to 70 jobs at Birmingham base with cash deliveries facing delays across the West Midlands
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Top festive classical concerts taking place at Symphony Hall
Hugh Dennis and Brian Blessed are among celebrities taking part in classical concerts