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Lord Heseltine launches chamber link with colleges to close skills gap

Lord Michael Heseltine

New Skills Hub founded with local colleges to develop formal integration between employers and training providers

35 Phones4u stores across West Midlands to close permanently

Administrator PwC confirms locations of doomed stores, including six in Birmingham, which employs 169 staff

Birmingham City Council boss warns of gridlock for city centre

Traffic as the Birmingham Queensway tunnels through the city centre are closed for more work
Developments such as Arena Central and Paradise Circus could make city appear 'closed for business' according to transport chief Victoria Quinn

Andy Warhol and William Morris paintings to go on display in Birmingham

‘Love is Enough’ will bring together works from public and private collections across the UK and USA to show in Birmingham

Trio of High Sheriffs gather to unveil Balsall Heath blue plaque for John Bowen

David Bradnock (Deputy Lord Lieutenant), Tim Watts (High Sheriff for West Midlands), Philip Bowen (High Sheriff Powys), and Michael Hogan (Worcestershire's High Sheriff) help launch a Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen
Birmingham Civic Society unveiled the plaque to Alderman John Bowen at the Balsall Church Centre in Mary Street

Redrow ploughs on with Ravenhurst Playing Fields housing plans

Housebuilder submits application to build 121 houses on former playing fields despite continued protests from action group
Lord Michael Heseltine

Lord Heseltine launches chamber link with colleges to close skills gap

New Skills Hub founded with local colleges to develop formal integration between employers and training providers

35 Phones4u stores across West Midlands to close permanently

Administrator PwC confirms locations of doomed stores, including six in Birmingham, which employ 169 staff
Lord Michael Heseltine

Lord Heseltine launches chamber link with colleges to close skills gap

New Skills Hub founded with local colleges to develop formal integration between employers and training providers

Trio of High Sheriffs gather to unveil Balsall Heath blue plaque for John Bowen

David Bradnock (Deputy Lord Lieutenant), Tim Watts (High Sheriff for West Midlands), Philip Bowen (High Sheriff Powys), and Michael Hogan (Worcestershire's High Sheriff) help launch a Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen
Birmingham Civic Society unveiled the plaque to Alderman John Bowen at the Balsall Church Centre in Mary Street
Ben Turner as Amir and Andrei Costin as Hassan in The Kite Runner at Birmingham Rep

Birmingham Rep hosts The Kite Runner: Review

Fionnuala Bourke reviews The Kite Runner at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Cycle Show at the NEC: Five things to see and do

Sir Chris Hoy at The Cycle Show 2012 at The NEC
See a selection of what's on offer at The Cycle Show 2014 which once again returns to the National Exhibition Centre in Solihull

Chris Packham attends Birmingham's NEC for the National Pet Show

Chris Packham, with his two poodle dogs Itchy and Scratchy, the Springwatch presenter will be at the National Pet Show at the NEC on September 20 and 21.
Wildlife presenter Chris Packham will be at Birmingham's NEC this weekend to talk about animals at the National Pet Show. He tells Roz Laws why he is most at home with his adored dogs
Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

Shanghai investors and footballers were welcomed to Birmingham during an evening reception hosted by top city Chinese and dim sum restaurant, Chung Ying Central.

Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button hosted a charity ball at the Hilton Hotel

Paul Belfield, Handelsbanken; Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation; David Hall, Toastmaster; Dawn Mobbs, Band Hatton Button; Phil Costigan, Band Hatton Button.
Coventry and Warwickshire's business community attended a glittering charity ball staged by Coventry-based law firm Band Hatton Button at the Coventry Hilton Hotel in Walsgrave.

Birmingham Ormiston Academy re-launches Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre

Gisela Stuart MP, Sir Albert Bore, Gaynor Cheshire.
Students perform at Birmingham Ormiston Academy's re-launch of Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre.

35 Phones4u stores across West Midlands to close permanently

Administrator PwC confirms locations of doomed stores, including six in Birmingham, which employ 169 staff

Finance Birmingham funding for Nationwide Property Assistance

Paul Heaven (Blue Sky), Nick Haycock (NPA) and Graham Mold (Finance Birmingham)
Birmingham-based Blue Sky Corporate Finance assisted Nationwide with sourcing and securing funding for a management buyout that will enable the business to grow

Sixteen West Midlands Phones4u stores rescued by EE and Vodafone

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Series of shops, including three in Birmingham city centre, will be rebranded either EE or Vodafone in rescue deal which saves 138 jobs

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Seven bedroom home in Westfield Road, Edgbaston.

Seven bedroom Edgbaston home has potential to be extended

Andy Warhol and William Morris artworks to go on display in Birmingham

Sir Chris Hoy at The Cycle Show 2012 at The NEC

Cycle Show at the NEC: Five things to see and do

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