News: Birmingham's Lord Mayor John Hood has urged Brummies to "put their money where their mouth is" and donate cash to create a heritage centre in the Elan Valley.
Coun Hood set up a fund after Birmingham City Council caused uproar by rejecting an appeal for money from the Welsh valley which was flooded 100 years ago to provide fresh water to the city.
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News: Lecturers risk ending up in court as a result of the industrial action that continues to disrupt university exams, a Birmingham employment law expert warned yesterday.
Thousands of students across the region are in the grip of exam chaos due to lecturers' refusals to set, invigilate or mark papers.
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Sport: West Brom utility player Steve Watson is keeping an open mind over his future after coming to terms with his first relegation.
Watson has a get-out clause in his contract which allows him to leave the Hawthorns after Bryan Robson's side failed to preserve their Barclays Premiership status.
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Business: Birmingham City Council and telecoms giant BT have agreed plans to make the city a pioneering test-bed for new wireless communications that could revolutionise the way people live and work.
They say the 'Wireless City' concept will pave the way for a host of new services all based on an extensive network of integrated 'unplugged' wireless communications. The network will bring together the very latest technologies and applications for use by public services, businesses and people.
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Culture: Mike Davies reviews this week's film releases, including football documentary Once in a Lifetime and Ryan Reynolds comedy Waiting.
See Thursday's Birmingham Post for more on these stories, plus - your chance to win England World Cup tickets