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BUSINESS NEWS 4-10 Pay vote anger Angry members of West Bromwich Building Society voted in their thousands against the pay and perks of the mutual's directors. Page 4 Fewer buses Rising unemployment in the West Midlands is resulting in fewer people using the region's buses, National Express, the beleaguered national travel group, said yesterday . Page 6 head NEC Group chief executive Paul Thandi has been named the most powerful and influential person in Greater Birmingham in this year's Power 50 - a list of the region's top movers and shakers as decided by the Birmingham Post and Birmingham Future. Page 7

NEWS 11-16 pounds 500m row A furious political row has erupted after Birmingham City Council agreed that control of a pounds 500 million fund to fight unemployment and improve workforce skills in the West Midlands should be placed in the hands of an unelected body. Page 11

Ashley: I lied Television presenter Ashley Blake has admitted to a jury that he lied 'several' times to police after being accused of attacking a teenager. Page 13

FAMILY NOTICES ARE ON PAGE 14

BUSINESS SECTORS 21-28

PERSONAL FINANCE 21-23 DNA 25 SHARES 26-27 DIRECTORY 28 Bottom of the league The savings accounts of West Midland teams Walsall, West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City and Aston Villa are at the bottom of the league in terms of interest rates, according to personal finance experts . Page 21

CULTURE 18-20 AGENDA 18 LETTERS 19 POST PEOPLE 20 PUZZLES 24 INTERVIEWS MAGAZINE BOOKS MAGAZINE MOTORING MAGAZINE TV & RADIO MAGAZINE LISTINGS MAGAZINE

SPORT 29-36 RESULTS 29 FOOTBALL 32,33 GOLF 35 CRICKET 34, 36

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