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13:14, 21 NOV 2018
Pass the pickled crickets please
There is though a growing interest in providing insect-based foods for people everywhere
Is homophobia a thorny issue for Birmingham Labour Party?
Activist's allegations have brought question of homophobia to the fore
Birmingham on course to accept 50 Syrian refugees
Charity Refugee Action appointed as official partner of the city as it prepares to welcome group of Syrians fleeing the war
Climate talks - The stage is set
With a sharp focus now on security concerns, the French capital will continue to dominate the headlines, as many world leaders finalise their travels plans and head for the French capital later this month for the COP 21 climate talks in Paris.
Finally we see wood for the trees in action on climate change
According to UN scientists, deforestation accounts for 10% of global GHG emissions, and is a particular issue in developing countries where land degradation for development, and so-called "slash and burn agriculture", is on the rise.
Peru Climate Change conference - limited actions but acronyms aplenty
This latest climate change get-together in Peru has been criticized for its carbon intensity; countless air miles and hotels, fleets of buses to drive everyone around and diesel generators to power the conference venue.
Malala Yousafzai receives Nobel Peace Prize
Heroic teenager becomes the youngest recipient of the internationally-recognised award
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
The state of real estate in the United States. And China. And Birmingham...
Birmingham is starting to see the benefit of Chinese investment in property - but it is very much a global phenomenon
Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband and insists she still backs Israeli settlement boycott
Birmingham MP who helped close city supermarket in Gaza protest says she won't back down after leadership tells her to stop campaign
World Cup 2014
An anthem for doomed footy players
Sadly we're manacled to our national anthems, however laboured the lyrics and pedestrian the tune, because they were forged in the fires of history.
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.
Justine Greening joins Islamic Relief anniversary celebrations
The MP met staff at the international office and discussed developments in Syria and Afghanistan, where Islamic Relief and the Department for International Development are involved in aid projects
Cracking the Fracking Debate
There are dangers in making significant and hasty policy changes without providing the necessary information and consultation processes to the public
Malala reveals Prime Minister ambitions after being overlooked for the Nobel Prize
Lofty ambitions for brave teenager after hopes she'd win major prize were dashed
The 'business' of holidays
That our holidays should occur at this time of year is hardly surprising; the weather is normally good and, of course, this is when school children have their summer holidays.
Remembering a forgotten war
Sixty years ago this month one of the most brutal conflicts of the 20th century came to an end. Ben Hurst talks to a veteran who fought in the last major battle of the Korean War
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Five great things to do in the Birmingham area: Wednesday, June 5
Tamsin brings Beethoven to the town hall, Birmingham Royal Ballet perform three works by Frederick Ashton and Sir John Holmes gives a memorial lecture
Just what is the cost of independent Scotland?
The United Kingdom as we know it may come to an end on September 18 2014 – when the people of Scotland will vote on independence.
Will insects save the world?
Although in the West there is often revulsion at the idea of eating insects, in less developed countries there is an existing base to build on.
Peter Shirley: Insects can be nutritious and delicious!
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the growing interest in eating insects, especially in developed countries like ours.
Christian Aid Week: Malawi's painful road to realising potential
Once labelled the bread basket of southern Africa, Malawi was the continent's agricultural success story.
Christopher Bucktin: Angelina challenges the old Hollywood clichés
Christopher Bucktin on Jolie, Cameron - and why Prince Harry might be a new American idol...
Co-op announces record sales of nearly £1bn
A community retailer has announced record annual gross sales of almost £1 billion, an increase of 20 per cent on the previous year.