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Grand Hotel unveiling coming soon

A computer-generated image of the Grand Hotel created by Blink Image

Wraps to come off famous Birmingham hotel in Colmore Row as work on façade finishes within weeks

West Midlands Police could lose another £20m in funds

Analysis by PwC suggests a new system could see funding for the force drop by another £20m

Grand Central Birmingham appoints new marketing manager

City's newest shopping centre recruits retail specialist to lead the marketing of the complex which will open in September

Stratford-upon-Avon lawyer Julian Rawstorne retires after 50 years in the profession

Lawyer Julian Rawstorne, who is retiring after 50 years in the legal profession
What was Rawstorne Heran Solicitors is now part of West Bromwich firm Clark Brookes Turner Cary and trades as CBTC Rawstorne Solicitors

Guhring to invest £12m in Advanced Manufacturing Hub base

CGI of the Guhring plant at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston
German precision engineering firm has become the second foreign business to locate to the manufacturing base in Aston which is expected to create 50 jobs and safeguard a further 75

First plans for Great Charles Street Estate

CGI of how the revamped Civic House could look under newly submitted plans
New vision for Civic House following £20m deal with AG Dunedin which will bring seven city centre buildings back to life

Grand Central Birmingham appoints new marketing manager

City's newest shopping centre recruits retail specialist to lead the marketing of the complex which will open in September

Grand Hotel unveiling coming soon

CGI of of the Grand Hotel
Wraps to come off famous Birmingham hotel in Colmore Row as work on façade finishes within weeks

West Midlands Police could lose another £20m in funds

Analysis by PwC suggests a new system could see funding for the force drop by another £20m

Birmingham's council tax lowest in the country because of cheap housing

Householders in Birmingham are paying the lowest amount of council tax
City average of £737 per household despite the rateable values of homes being one of the highest nationally
The Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

This mixture of Mendelssohn's music for A Midsummer Night's Dream and the play itself, proved to be highly successful, giving us a sense at the fall of the curtain that Shakespeare's play had been a gratifying experience.

Review: Morning Heroes at Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral
Monday evening's Three Choirs Festival programme was firmly set in the Great War, beginning with the Fifth Symphony Sibelius completed in 1915, but whose 1919 revision is the version we invariably here today.

Review: Turangalila-Symphonie, Philharmonia Orchestra at Hereford Cathedral

The Philharmonia Orchestra
Monday's programme might have had some traditionalists of not so long ago spinning in their graves, devoted as it was to music of a decidedly erotic nature drawn from the story of Tristan and Isolde, and beginning in fact with the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner's eponymous opera.
Peter Clague, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Maynard Burton.

Business Secretary joins celebration of young music talent

Partners from law firm mfg Solicitors hosted a private reception ahead of the final of the 2015 Bromsgrove International Young Musicians' Competition.

Top temps recognised at annual awards ceremony

Temp of the Year 2015 winners Sandra Reid, Thomas Lister; Jenna Bennett, Stroke Association; Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh, Health Education West Midlands; Lauren Hiard, Synapse; Catherine Finch, Synapse.
Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh was judged to be the best candidate in the Midlands at the 11th annual Katie Bard Temp of the Year Awards.

Helidrop competition at Warwickshire golf club in aid of NSPCC

Hamilton Bland, Captain Mark Cowley, Pilot.
The NSPCC organised a Helidrop competition at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club to raise money for the charity.
CGI of of the Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel unveiling coming soon

Wraps to come off famous Birmingham hotel in Colmore Row as work on façade finishes within weeks

Entrepreneurial Spark start-ups rewarded

Spearhead collect their Entrepreneurial Spark Pitching Competition prize
The gongs are organised by the business Hatchery, Entrepreneurial Spark, powered by NatWest, and partner KPMG

Bibby Financial Services celebrates successful nine months in city

Jim Davis, head of sales for BFS West Midlands
The firm announce it has also boosted funding to Midland companies by £20 million in the first half of 2015
Premier Inn's owner Whitbread has recruited Top Banana to help with events

Top Banana secures Whitbread client win

Black Country event specialist joins a roster of clients which includes Barclaycard, Primark and Barcardi

Mitchells & Butlers' headquarters sold for £69.5m

Mitchells & Butlers HQ in Fleet Street has been sold for £69.5m
Fleet Street offices and nearby Ibis Styles Hotel sold in deal to Legal & General Property

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

The Smiler at Alton Towers
Merlin group which runs Staffordshire theme park continues to count the cost of rollercoaster crash in June

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CGI of of the Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel unveiling coming soon

CGI of how the revamped Civic House could look under newly submitted plans

First plans for Great Charles Street Estate

The new Nosh and Quaff restaurant in Colmore Row, Birmingham.

Nosh and Quaff unveiled after £1m fit-out completes

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