The West Midlands is among the country’s best performing regions for rail services, according to new research.
The research, by the Campaign for Better Transport, places the West Midlands and the North West at second place in the country across three ‘benchmarking’ measures.
At the CIJ Summer Conference 2022, investigative journalists Luuk Sengers and Mark Lee Hunters shared top tips on how to structure an investigation.
Sharing his experiences of working on an investigation on plastic water pipes leaking harmful chemicals into drinking water, Sengers talks about planning for the essential elements of a story.
If you’ve been scanning job sites for a media job in Birmingham, have you seen your options shrink in the last few months?
Latest data from ONS shows a fall in the number of jobs advertised online in the Arts, Culture and Media sectors in Birmingham.
The number of cases of domestic abuse continue to rise for the seventh year in a row in England and Wales, new figures show.
Official figures show more than 900,000 cases of abuse were reported to the police between April 2021 and March 2022.
Hanna Duggal’s journey from Techno music to Iranian nationalism, via the Old Bailey!
Mourners remember 26-years-old Neda Agha-Soltan who died at an election protest in Tehran.
For a 19-year-old Hanna who had been in and out of the Old Bailey as a court reporter, the Iranian election protests of 2009 left a lasting impression.
She dreams to interview Donald Trump one day, says Afroza, talking about how her life might change over the next one year.
She has worked across various national newspapers and magazines in Bangladesh over the last six years, including her very memorable stint at the Business Standard.
Afroza talks very passionately of her time spent there with her colleagues.
Circle Health Group’s turnover dropped more than one fourth of its previous year, according to its latest accounts report.
After acquiring BMI Healthcare in December 2019, Circle Health Group became the biggest private hospital provider in the UK.
Wolverhampton is among the top 10 cities in England with the highest rates of homelessness in the last year, according to new data.
Official figures show 639 people in Wolverhampton were homeless between January to March in 2021.
While Ipswich tops the list, in Wolverhampton, 24 out of every 10,000 people were homeless last year.
With the digital boom in the publishing industry, content curation and user generated content has redefined journalism in many ways.
An important element here is the need for verification before journalists race to link to viral content to hit their web pages and social media traffic targets, as very aptly demonstrated by Craig Silverman with Emergent.info — a realtime rumour tracker.
Natalie Jones has lived in Tetbury all of her life but says the cost of renting on an average wage can be hard.
The married mother-of-two has responded to new analysis by BBC Points West which shows some people in the Cotswolds are spending more than 46% of their earnings on rent.
People in the Cotswolds are now paying almost half their wages on rent.
New analysis by BBC Points West compared average rents with average earnings.
The cost of renting in the West has risen by more than 40% in some places, according to figures analysed by BBC Points West.
It's particularly tough in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, where the town's popularity with people moving from London has driven rents up to record levels.
Yesterday we reported how people in the Cotswolds are now spending nearly half of their wages on rent.
But for some that simply isn't an option so one way of tackling the problem is to redevelop disused properties.