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Birmingham-born news reporter for the Birmingham Post, Mail and Sunday Mercury
Birmingham city centre
Photo archive of inner-city Birmingham revealed 50 years on
Swedish photographer visited the city as a 22-year-old student and volunteer but says he does not recognise Birmingham as the place he once knew
Library of Birmingham
MBE for Library of Birmingham chief Brian Gambles
University chancellor David Eastwood and fundraiser Stephen Sutton also honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list
Birmingham's favourite stores and staff unveiled in retail awards
The Retail Birmingham Awards 2014, backed by the Birmingham Post, recognised retailers and individuals for excellence in customer service, team work, emerging talent and leading in industry standards
Birmingham GP claims low morale forcing doctors to quit
Dr Bob Morley spoke after new research from the British Medical Association suggested work pressures had caused more than half of GPs to consider retiring early
Restaurant counts cost of false halal meal claims
Fan Zhang, aged 33, from London, the previous director of The Real China, pleaded guilty to two offences
University of Birmingham
University staff allegedly injured as students occupy campus building in protest
Police called after protesters barricade themselves into Aston Webb building at the University of Birmingham
Travellers fail with appeal to return to Meriden site
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles dismisses late bid for residency on Eaves Green Lane
West Midlands Fire Service
Retiring fire chief warns over management culture
Vij Randeniya, who was named Chief Fire Officer in March 2009, is retiring at the age of 53
Library of Birmingham
Birmingham 50 years behind its US namesake, says Jesse Jackson
Mr Jackson told a packed theatre in the new Library of Birmingham that the city needed to take action to improve its equal opportunities employment record
Rolling Stones star's artwork on sale in Birmingham for £300,000
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood’s first love was art – and one of his works is on sale in Birmingham for £300,000.
Birmingham City University
Birmingham's universities rank lowest for student safety in Midlands
Birmingham City University, Aston, the University of Birmingham and University College Birmingham have been ranked bottom of region's safety league table
Early editions of The Hobbit go on sale on ebay for almost £50,000
The book, said to have been influenced by the author’s childhood in Birmingham, has attracted a new generation of fans following last year’s release of a Hobbit film.
Vandals attack grave of Stafford Hospital campaigner's mother
A grieving daughter who took on NHS bosses at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital has claimed her mother’s grave has been desecrated by hate campaigners.
Birmingham SMEs dismiss HS2 high speed rail link as 'waste of money'
A poll of 2,000 small Birmingham businesses revealed two-thirds believe the £33 billion HS2 high-speed rail link is a waste of money.
New-look Birmingham New Street Station stands up to first rush-hour
The new-look New Street Station passed its first test as thousands of passengers arrived for rush hour.
West Midlands Police
Speed cameras switched off in West Midlands as focus changes
All West Midlands speed cameras have been turned off as police and councils swap to using mobile vans to catch drivers.
Independent Birmingham record shop Swordfish moves into new home
An independent Birmingham record shop is bucking the trend for downloads as loyal customers old and new keep returning for their vinyl fix.
JFK memorial returns to Birmingham after a decade in storage
A MEMORIAL to murdered US president John F Kennedy has finally returned – after a decade in storage.
Royal Shakespeare Company opens its costume store to the public
As the Royal Shakespeare Company opens its costume store to the public for the first time, Catherine Lillington takes a look at what historical treats are on offer.
Wait goes on at Birmingham's Moseley Road Baths after new setback
Swimmers still waiting for a dip in Birmingham’s Moseley Road Baths have been left disappointed – after the jinxed pool was hit by a new setback.
Celebrities set to stage celebration ball in honour of Harry Moseley
Showbiz stars are to stage a celebration ball to honour the memory of Birmingham schoolboy Harry Moseley and raise funds for his charity.
Birmingham Conservative Club suffers sewage stink
A Birmingham Conservative club is suffering from an overpowering smell of rotten eggs, claiming it is being caused by nearby Severn Trent sewage equipment.
Parents speak out over Academy plan as strike looms
Angry parents spoke out against turning a Birmingham primary school into an academy as its teachers prepare to strike tomorrow.
Birmingham church workers attend child protection event
Church workers in Birmingham were given training on how to keep children in their parish safe from harm.