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How pensioners can save money on bus fares 

16 Dec 17

Discount will help over 60s who work, have early hospital appointments or do the school run…


Business
Plans unveiled for 29-storey apartment complex 

15 Dec 17

New images show how regeneration of long-neglected site in Birmingham city council could look…


Business
Gathering of Birmingham’s most influential at Power 250 lunch 

15 Dec 17

The Birmingham Post, in association with Qatar Airways, launched the Power 250 supplement celebrating the most influential people in our city…


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£56 billion HS2 high speed rail project is at risk of ‘fraud and financial errors’ 

15 Dec 17

MPs warn of poor financial controls after HS2 Ltd handed over 1.76 in unauthorised redundancy payments…


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New funding to repair 90,000 West Midlands potholes 

14 Dec 17

Department for Transport announces latest round of highway maintenance cash…


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Bus operator accused of putting profit before passengers after closing 59 stops 

14 Dec 17

Transport for West Midlands move criticised in House of Commons…


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Patient ‘felt violated’ after surgeon branded his initials on her liver 

14 Dec 17

Simon Bramhall admitted two counts of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday…


Business
US hotel group chooses Birmingham to launch first European venue 

14 Dec 17

Dream Hotels has agreed a deal to open new hotel as part of regeneration of one of city’s most famous yet neglected buildings…


Business
Virgin Trains staff to strike TOMORROW – what it means for you 

14 Dec 17

Virgin said it will run the majority of its services during the strikes…


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School suspends Labour candidate after she claimed there was ‘no proof’ ISIS existed 

14 Dec 17

Safia Noor was suspended as parent governor from Yew Tree Community School in Witton…


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Moves to ban anti-abortion protesters in Birmingham backed by council 

14 Dec 17

Buffer zone could be created around Edgbaston clinic to stop vigils by pro-life group…


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Historic Moseley Road Baths SAVED after generous donations from Brummies 

13 Dec 17

Hundreds donate online to keep the Grade II* listed pool going next year…


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Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients’ livers 

13 Dec 17

Former Queen Elizabeth Hospital surgeon Simon Bramhall will be sentenced in January…


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Why Birmingham would like cricket to be in 2022 Commonwealth Games 

13 Dec 17

Despite its popularity among Commonwealth nations it has so far not been possible to put cricket in a Birmingham bid…


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These budget cuts are result of Labour council’s “financial failures” 

13 Dec 17

Council could be growing its budget if it had met savings targets for last two years say Conservatives…


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Rail passengers facing major Christmas delays 

12 Dec 17

Network Rail warns travellers to plan ahead as major routes to disrupted by engineering works over festive period…


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£286m business case agreed for major transport hub 

12 Dec 17

Council chiefs now seeking backing to move to next phase redevelopment at Birmingham International station…


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It’s a crime to waste so much food when people are hungry 

12 Dec 17

A supermarket chain has announced it will give away unsold food this Christmas…


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MP reveals shocking stories of domestic abuse as she urges Government to protect funding for refuges 

12 Dec 17

Birmingham MP Jess Phillips delivered a heart-rending plea to Ministers to ensure refuges are always available for women who need them…


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Inflation-busting Council Tax rise adds £70 to average family’s bill 

12 Dec 17

Increase is biggest allowed without a public vote…


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Walsall hospital ward OFF LIMITS due to lasting norovirus bug 

12 Dec 17

It remains closed after the stomach bug spread across THREE wards at Walsall Manor Hospital last week…


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MP Steve McCabe says the Government owes Birmingham £100 million 

12 Dec 17

Birmingham MP demands the Government repay 100 million he says it took from the city by mistake…


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Brexit Britain worse off outside the EU, says think tank 

12 Dec 17

The study implies that Theresa May’s Conservative Government is merely undertaking a damage limitation…


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West Midlands to have the fastest growing economy outside London and the South East 

12 Dec 17

Experts say the West Midlands is more successful than most other parts of the UK – but not London or the South East…


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The new way you can help rough sleepers in Birmingham 

12 Dec 17

Charities and councils join forces on the Change Into Action fund raising campaign to tackle homelessness…


Business
New mission to target Commonwealth countries 

12 Dec 17

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce launches plan to help members find new business partners in Commonwealth countries…


Business
BYPY committee unveiled for 2018 awards 

12 Dec 17

New faces join the committee to organise the 18th annual running of awards for young professionals in Birmingham…


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Here are the major road and rail schemes and more coming to Birmingham and the West Midlands 

12 Dec 17

Want to know how billions of pounds is being spent in the West Midlands? We have the details.


Business
Fast-growing Pertemps is just the job for workforce solutions 

11 Dec 17

Recruitment agency supports Birmingham Post Power 250 supplement…


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This is what you can expect from new train franchise 

11 Dec 17

Passengers should expect decent service and complain if service is not up to scratch says Japanese investor…


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Labour considers moving Bank of England to Birmingham and turning city into UK’s economic policy ‘hub’ 

11 Dec 17

The historic move would ensure the needs of the regions are considered when important economic decisions are made, says Labour…


Business
EU takes oversight to avoid another ‘dieselgate’ scandal 

11 Dec 17

Professor David Bailey examines the future for diesel cars and how another PR disaster like that which befell VW can be avoided…


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The staggering number of Birmingham children at risk in their own homes 

11 Dec 17

These are the children who were put on child protection plans last year…


Business
Big Sleuth auction a roaring success 

11 Dec 17

91 bear sculptures raised 257,300 for Birmingham Childrens Hospital Charity at The Big Sleuth Auction…


Business
Search for new housing association boss 

10 Dec 17

Birmingham social landlord Midlands Heart rents thousands of properties…


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Is going to university a waste of money? 

9 Dec 17

The average student leaves university with debts of 50,000 and people are asking whether it’s really worth the money…


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How many jobs will Commonwealth Games 2022 bring to Birmingham 

9 Dec 17

Latest hurdle to becoming host city jumped as councillors agree final bid…


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Green light for new Wolverhampton rail station 

9 Dec 17

Transport bosses agree 50 million funding towards the Wolverhampton Interchange Project linking rail and tram stops…


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10,000 Brummies signed a petition for a digital body scanner – here’s why 

9 Dec 17

Council leader pledges to consider scanner for post-mortems in Birmingham…


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Midlands Metro £10 penalty fares are set to rise – here’s by how much 

8 Dec 17

You only have to get away with fare dodging three times to make it pay says transport chief…


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Labour Balsall Heath council candidate is suing the council for racial discrimination 

8 Dec 17

Leisure centre worker Zhor Malik is taking council to tribunal next month…


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City of Culture: What venues should be built in and around Coventry? 

8 Dec 17

Hull, current holders of the title has had a new music venue built and there are suggestions that Coventry should take the opportunity to have a new city centre venue as UK City of Culture 2021…


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Search for new £210,000 a year council chief ends 

8 Dec 17

Birmingham City Council has been without a permanent chief since February…


Business
Thursfields Solicitors celebrate second anniversary 

8 Dec 17

Thursfields Solicitors Birmingham Commercial Advisory Team celebrated the second anniversary of its Two Snowhill office at Bar Opus.


Business
Revealed: ALL 260 high street brands named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage 

8 Dec 17

Primark, Sports Direct and recruitment firm among culprits…


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Parents of Kenichi Phillips and Joshua Ribera say why gang violence must end in city 

7 Dec 17

‘When you lose a child they don’t just die, you die’ – parents of teenagers murdered on streets of Birmingham speak out…


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Call for publication on ex-Trojan Horse school governors chairman ruling 

7 Dec 17

He was issued with a ban by the Department for Education (DfE…


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Chancellor Philip Hammond also claimed the Government had studied impact of Brexit on sectors of the economy 

7 Dec 17

Brexit Secretary David Davis now says there are no ‘impact assessments’ showing what Brexit could do to the economy.


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How Birmingham could be paying for the 2022 Commonwealth Games 

7 Dec 17

Radical solution to funding deadlock being considered as negotiations over the Birmingham bid enter final stages…


Business
Birmingham Post Power 250 2017: Food and drink 

7 Dec 17

With four Michelin-starred restaurants and a host of indepents cafs and bars, Birmingham’s food and drink scene has never been so lively…