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27 December 2014 Last updated at 16:31

Chinese festival considers entry feeDragon dancers

Organisers of the Birmingham Chinese New Year Festival say they could be forced to charge for the event following city council funding cuts.

Stacks of boxes on shevles in a warehouseMillions of wills available online

Millions of wills stored in Birmingham - including those of Sir Winston Churchill, Alan Turing and Princess Diana - are now available online.

Patrick Burns Article written by Patrick Burns Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands

West Midlands councils braced for funding cuts

As councils learn how much money they will have next year to spend on local services, Patrick Burns looks at the situation in the West Midlands.

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David Gregory-Kumar Article written by David Gregory-Kumar David Gregory-Kumar Science & Environment correspondent, BBC News

University of Birmingham water fleas in space

Water fleas from a Birmingham pond are going to the International Space Station.

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