News The man behind the all-important shift of David Cameron’s parting from the left to the right has been awarded an MBE.

The prime minister faced fresh accusations of cronyism after it was revealed that his hairdresser appeared in the New Year Honours List last week

Lee turns out lights on Blues' departing dynasty

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The game's first lady departs after winning her Blue riband

Karren Brady will be missed when she leaves Birmingham City today. Will other women climb as high again?

Yeung inches closer to Birmingham takeover

Carson Yeung has moved closer to completing his takeover of Birmingham after his company, Grandtop International Holdings, increased their share capital in the midlands club to 81.7%.

Sullivan and Brady earn manager's praise

The Birmingham City manager, Alex McLeish, has hailed the contribution that David Sullivan and Karren Brady have made during almost 17 years at St Andrew's and believes exciting times lie ahead under the club's prospective new owners.

Karren Brady and David Sullivan set to leave Birmingham

Birmingham chief executive Karren Brady and PLC chairman David Sullivan will leave the club if Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung completes his takeover of the club.

A tale of one city and two cabinets

From the European Cup down, Aston Villa have silverware aplenty, while Birmingham once won the Leyland DAF Trophy. But tomorrow all will be equal in the Brum derby, writes Phil Shaw

Business Diary: 05/09/09

Is Peston being primed for BBC pay cut?

Diary is thoroughly bored with Robert Peston, the BBC's ubiquitous business editor, but couldn't resist this vignette from the great man's blog arguing against attempts to cap bankers' pay: "Should there be a cap on the rewards of footballers or broadcasters (especially those who don't deliver, perhaps)?" What are you trying to tell us here, Bob?

Pandora: Alan Duncan, the Tory poster boy for reform?

The Tory mischief-maker Alan Duncan was the source of considerable hand-wringing among his colleagues over the summer, following the release of a covertly filmed video in which he joked that MPs had been forced to "live on rations" since the expenses scandal and were "treated like shit". The videographer had form, having previously broken into Duncan's garden and dug a £1 coin into his lawn.

Can Burton mix it with the big boys?

Today marks Albion's debut in the Football League, and their manager Paul Peschisolido's first game in charge of a club. Paul Newman meets an ambitious man on a mission

Peschisolido joins Burton as manager

Former Canadian international striker Paul Peschisolido was appointed today as manager of Football League newcomer Burton Albion.

Birmingham back in top flight after £60m match

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Birmingham set for final day thriller

McLeish demands show of character to secure automatic promotion

Alex McLeish: 'If we go up we'll have to punch above our weight'

The Brian Viner Interview: Birmingham City's manager is the son of a Govan shipyard worker, a tough Scot who aims to follow in some illustrious footsteps

Brady rearrested in corruption inquiry

Karren Brady, managing director of Birmingham City Football Club, was rearrested last night by police investigating alleged corruption.

Outside the Box: Victoria Ground is still derelict and Stoke fans cannot stand it

What happens to a famous old football stadium once the resident club relocate to a new home? Not much, if the owners are St Modwen, "the UK's leading regeneration specialists". Tastefully (?) named after an Irish nun believed to have performed miracles at an abbey further up the River Trent in Burton, the company bought Stoke City's Victoria Ground and were involved in building the Britannia Stadium. That was in 1997; 12 years on, to the understandable disgust of Stoke supporters, Sir Stanley Matthews' atmospheric old stamping ground still stands derelict and a former soldier, Dave Barker, is living in a tent there as part of a campaign to have it turned into a park for the local community. The saintly property developers, who can evict him at any time, are now blaming the credit crunch for stalling their ever-changing plans for the site.

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