The Birmingham Brief

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Monday 12th October 2015

Is the sex industry really fuelled by heterosexual male demand?

Description
The sex industry: predatory men taking advantage of victimised women (or so it is popularly assumed). But the reality is actually far more complex than that.
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Monday 12th October 2015

All change? Air rights and the redevelopment of New Street station

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Railway stations are special places; places of entry and exit, meeting places and places of farewells. They have acted as an important setting for many famous movies, novels and paintings. Great cities are often associated with well-designed, iconic railway stations.
Date:
Monday 12th October 2015
Thursday 3rd September 2015

Mexican poverty crisis: we must not suppress the voice of the people

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Every year, the Mexican government ploughs more money into fighting poverty. Yet every year, poverty in Mexico increases.
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Thursday 3rd September 2015
Thursday 13th August 2015

M6 Toll: problems remain, despite upturn in fortunes

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Recent traffic statistics issued by Midland Expressway Limited reveal vehicle volumes on the M6 Toll have risen by 12 per cent over the past year – and by about a quarter over the past three years.
Date:
Thursday 13th August 2015
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