Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has agreed in principle to be bought by a consortium for $4.7bn (£3bn). HOWARD ELSTON (DOA) EXPLAINS WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU AND ME So, you were a real smartypants way back when and bought yourself a Blackberry so you could be a Master of the Universe. So, you could…
Professor Roger Seifert comments on Wednesday’s upcoming strike by firefighters.
Some big names and some new faces.
Tackling knife crime throughout the region.
‘Biggest cheque’ is the fund-raising aim.
Fancy being your own boss?
Award-winning comic to top bill.
Training opportunities for local youngsters. Out-of-work young people are being encouraged to get involved with a unique programme aimed at getting them on the road to an apprenticeship. Black Country training provider BCTG has been awarded a contract to run the course, which is targeting around 100 young people aged 16 to 25 years who…
Dave Woodhall on the curious case of Villa’s season so far.
Recognition for bringing about law change.
Concept born out of Facebook hackathon set to go national.
Andy Munro on a dramatic debut at St Andrews.
RICHARD LUTZ on the film you just gotta watch on the box this week OK, lock the door, bolt the windows, turn on the flatscreen, rev up the hard drive back-up, set the DVD for the heart of the sun, put a sticker reminder on your IPAD, even hit the record button on your…
Dave Woodhall calls on Martin McGuinness to do the right thing.
Alan Clawley talks about city planning, and the lack thereof.
The Ironbridge Traders are getting set to welcome visitors to the annual Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival on Saturday, 21 September.
Accolades for Birmingham and Coventry.
Birmingham-based charity Cure Leukaemia is launching an Awareness Week this September to raise £20,000 for leukaemia patients across the Midlands.
John Chubb comments on the latest ‘it seemed a good idea at the time’.
Birmingham’s annual Black History Month heralds the achievements, contributions and struggles of African, Asian and Caribbean people within the context of their diversity and heritage.
Can you help to create a ground-breaking piece of art in Birmingham?
Itinerant American songster Jim White sets his guitar cases down at The Glee Club this evening, but Martin Longley caught him up in York last night…
Call for greater co-operation amongst West Midlands rivals.
Mum was told she would never walk again – now she’s tackling a half-marathon.
City centre venue set for size increase.
Station to provide work opportunities for students .
“Greater investment required” to recover lost ground.
After watching Blues beaten at Burnley, Andy Munro feels the end of the road is nigh.
Travel organisers honour the city at awards ceremony.
New records reached during busy summer.