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New lettings revealed for Grand Central

CGI of the new shopping and dining areas in Grand Central, overlooking the atrium of New Street Station

But developers confirm grand opening will be a year later than planned to coincide with unveiling of New Street Station

Flagship John Lewis 'will be more than just a shop'

New manager of high-end department store pledges to make John Lewis in Grand Central part of the city's community

Balfour Beatty ends merger talks with Carillion

Carillion headquarters at Birch Street, Wolverhampton
Deal which would have created £3bn support services powerhouse is off after Carillion wanted Parsons Brinckerhoff included in the merger

Ex-Lloyds banker claims 'risky derivatives sold to as many as possible'

Disturbing inside story of claims against household name revealed in High Court document

Brazilians hit back at Birmingham 'favela' claims

Favela Coroa on in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Blogger claims Birmingham would be fortunate to share in the sense of community enjoyed by favelas in Brazil

Solihull MP Lorely Burt in supermarket clash with Tory rival

Lorely Burt
Liberal Democrat Lorely Burt crossed swords with Conservative rival Julian Knight in Morrisons, after taking umbrage when he dubbed himself a “shadow MP”
Carillion headquarters at Birch Street, Wolverhampton

Balfour Beatty ends merger talks with Carillion

Deal which would have created £3bn support services powerhouse is off after Carillion wanted Parsons Brinckerhoff included in the merger

Ex-Lloyds banker claims 'risky derivatives sold to as many as possible'

Disturbing inside story of claims against household name revealed in High Court document
Steve Staunton in his Villa playing days

Birmingham Sports Awards: Worthy causes are a great double act

The Birmingham Mail and Champions (UK) plc have chosen two deserving local charities to benefit from the evening's fundraising activities.

Birmingham Sports Awards: The clock is ticking so get your award nominations in

Birmingham Sports Awards at Edgbaston County Cricket Ground
You only have until midnight tomorrow to get in touch and tell us about your local sporting favourites.
Joanna Reid, executive director of Coventry's Belgrade Theatre

Arts organisations critical to the prosperity of the city

As the Belgrade Theatre prepares to stage its latest home-produced drama, executive director Joanna Reid writes about Arts Council funding and tough times ahead

Nazis loathed jazz but they knew how to harness its power

Bradley Clarkson, Jonny Bower, Miranda Wilford, Chris Andrew Mellon and Calum Coates in Propaganda Swing, which is coming to Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
The glitz and glamour of the Berlin jazz scene in the 1930s is brought to life in a wartime drama produced by Coventry's Belgrade Theatre. Catherine Vonledebur reports.

Fascinating tales from the Home Front being told in real time over four years

Actors Claire-Louise Cordwell (Alice), Alun Raglan (Ivor) and Ben Crowe (Bill) record an episode of Home Front at the Mailbox.
A major radio drama about the First World War is being made in Birmingham. Roz Laws sat in on a recording.
John Dyson, John Harris, Peter Stienlet, John Stewart.

Stewart & Harris celebrate joining Patrick Parsons

Birmingham consulting engineers Stewart & Harris celebrate becoming part of national firm Patrick Parsons.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.
​Brooke Smith Planning celebrated 20 years in business at its annual Summer Garden Party at The Cloisters in Edgbaston.

BDO hosts dinner for housebuilders to discuss 'Homes For All' report

Steve Parkinson, Parkinson Estates Plc; Tom Finnegan, Radleigh Group Ltd; Mark Anslow, BDO; Stephen Hemming, Lambert Smith Hampton.
BDO spoke to 50 UK housebuilders across the country to canvass views on the key challenges facing the industry and how to overcome these.
Family law solicitor Sue Brookes from Mills & Reeve, who has qualified as a mediator

New mediator boosts Mills & Reeve's family law team

Ms Brookes, who has worked at the firm for six years, advises on all issues arising from relationship breakdowns, focusing on financial settlements and child arrangements

Carillion headquarters at Birch Street, Wolverhampton

Balfour Beatty ends merger talks with Carillion

Deal which would have created £3bn support services powerhouse is off after Carillion wanted Parsons Brinckerhoff included in the merger

AME wins R&D project three months before opening

Artist's impression of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering in Coventry
Technology Strategy Board grants £750,000 to manufacturing and engineering research centre

Hunters Group merges with namesake to broaden reach

West Midlands estate agency joins Hunters Property Group and targets 500 branches in five years

Videos & Photos

CGI of the new shopping and dining areas in Grand Central, overlooking the atrium of New Street Station

New lettings revealed for Grand Central

Flagship John Lewis 'will be more than just a shop'

Grade II listed house in Babelake Street, Packington.

Home of the day: £500k Grade II listed house in Babelake Street, Packington

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