Updated 6:39pm 21 May 2013
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A Birmingham school has opened a garden in memory of a pupil who drowned on her first seaside holiday.Read
Heritage watchdogs have poured scorn on the long-awaited proposals to replace the old Central Library and completely redevelop Paradise Circus.Read
Plans to knock down historic buildings in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and replace them with more than 100 new homes have been given a cool reception by heritage watchdogs.Read
Heritage watchdogs are calling for three historic Birmingham pubs which stand in the Eastside development area next to the proposed new High Speed Rail (HS2) station to be saved.Read
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.Read
The amount of money residents in the West Midlands pay for the fire service is to be frozen for the second year running after councillors voted against a plan to increase levels.Read
Birmingham City Council has defended its new showpiece £12 million swimming pool after complaints that its prices were too high.
A Conservative councillor has called for lap dancing clubs in Birmingham to be banned from using porn to promote themselves.Read
The first swimmers to use the new Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre pool have said the two-year wait for it to open was worth it.
They waited two years to make a splash – but the first swimmers to use Birmingham’s £12 million pool said it was worth the wait.Read
The former Bournville FE College in Birmingham is to be transformed into a retirement village and will be the fifth of its kind in the city.Read
The grieving mother of online bullying victim Natasha MacBryde has spoken for the first time about the devastation of her daughter’s death.Read
Solihull Hospital is re-examining mastectomies performed on more than 500 breast cancer patients by a top surgeon who was experimenting with a controversial technique.Read
The son of Birmingham City legend Trevor Francis has been charged with burglary at a house belonging to former Villa player Lee Hendrie.Read
A 92-year-old Birmingham man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp “without a scratch” has been left virtually housebound after being knocked down by speeding cyclists on the pavement.Read
A Vietnamese bar in Birmingham has been shut down over fears it was being used for “serious crime”.Read
Jane Tyler is a senior reporter for the Birmingham Mail covering news and features. She has worked for a variety of local newspapers.
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