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Silicon Canal Awards shortlist revealed

The shortlist has been unveiled for an awards scheme celebrating Birmingham's thriving tech community. The second Silicon Canal Tech Awards will be held on November 23 and recognise companies and individuals across eight different categories. The...

today, 15:40 in Regional West

Birmingham architect named 'rising star'

Birmingham architect Steve Townsend has been named a 'rising star' of the region's property sector at an annual awards. Mr Townsend, who works for Associated Architects, won the accolade for the Midlands and East Anglia region at the NextGen Awards...

today, 15:07 in Regional West

Wates wins £31m deal to develop 31-storey tower

Construction group Wates has signed a £31.6 million deal to develop the second phase of a major residential project in Birmingham. The group will lead the construction of a 31-storey tower at The Bank, on the corner of Oozells Way and Broad Street....

today, 13:19 in Regional West

Council owned energy company will be an expensive failure say Tories

Opposition Conservatives are warning the plans to open a Birmingham City Council energy company are unlikely to save either residents or the taxpayer money. The Labour run council is currently drawing up plans to launch a company and offer cut price...

today, 11:11 in Regional West

Theresa May announces £250 million for major Midland Metro extension and more

Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce £250 million to improve transport in the West Midlands as she visits the region today - including a major extension to the Midland Metro. The cash will fund an extension of the light-rail Metro from Wednesbury...

today, 11:11 in Regional West

Revealed: How much has Birmingham's summer bin strike cost

Birmingham’s long running bin strike and clean up has cost the council taxpayer a whopping £6.6 million is has been calculated. The costs of bringing in outside contractors, diverting staff and paying overtime to cover for the striking binmen, extra...

today, 11:11 in Regional West

Government threatens legislation to force Channel 4 to move out of London

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has warned she is ready to introduce legislation forcing Channel 4 to move out of London. She told MPs: "If we cannot reach an agreement, we would need to legislate." And she welcomed an attempt by backbench...

today, 11:11 in Regional West

Fears hundreds of children at risk of sexual exploitation in Birmingham not being identified

HUNDREDS of children at risk of sexual exploitation in Birmingham may not have been identified or properly recorded, a councillor has claimed. Official figures show that 289 youngsters are currently deemed as at risk of CSE in the city, which has a...

today, 11:11 in Regional West

Birmingham MP Jess Phillips reveals how she was nearly mugged before fighting off assailant

Birmingham MP Jess Phillips has told how she bravely fended off a mugger in a tussle near the Houses of Parliament. The Labour politician was in Westminster waiting for a taxi, just yards from armed guards, when a cyclist rode up beside her and tried...

today, 11:11 in Regional West

Birmingham Council sending homeless families to budget hotels almost FIFTY miles away

Vulnerable Birmingham families forced out of their homes through arson or domestic violence are being put up in budget hotels as far away as Stoke-on-Trent - almost 50 miles away. A Castle Vale family of four, including two with disabilities, were...

today, 11:11 in Regional West

Budget: 90 MPs demand action over social care and health service funding crisis

A group of 90 MPs including six former cabinet ministers and several Conservatives have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to launch a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care. Care for the elderly is under pressure through...

today, 09:32 in Regional West

Birmingham 2030 panel offer insights into future

The Birmingham Post hosted a 'Birmingham 2030' panel event in association with design and planning consultancy Barton Willmore. The panel members were Andy Street, mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, Kathryn Ventham, partner at Barton...

today, 05:43 in Regional West

Current affairs getting you down? Don't worry - here are the reasons to be cheerful

There’s a lot of bad news around at the moment. Westminster is mired in sleaze, Brexit negotiations are making slow progress and it’s not clear whether anyone is actually running the country. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Perhaps this is the right...

Saturday, 18:21 in Regional West

Council's controversial Service Birmingham IT company to be wound up in January saving £43 million over...

Birmingham City Council has formally agreed to scrap its controversial Service Birmingham IT contract three years early and save the taxpayers an estimated £43 million. At its peak in 2011 the Service Birmingham contract with Capita was costing the...

Friday, 13:36 in Regional West

Giant traveller camp plans shelved

Proposals to build an official traveller camp under the M6 motorway have been shelved because it would not get planning permission. City Council environmental health bosses earmarked the recycling depot on the edge of the Bromford Estate as a suitable...

Friday, 10:45 in Regional West

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