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Developer brings back Holloway Head regeneration vision

Panther Securities submits another plan to redevelop run-down site in Birmingham city centre after casino and hotel project never came to fruition four years ago

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

Reluctant West Midlands councils edge towards metro mayor

Sandwell Council leader Darren Cooper
Hint that authority leaders may accept super-mayor in return for devolved powers from Chancellor George Osborne

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
CGI of new apartments at 49-51 Holloway Head

Developer brings back Holloway Head regeneration vision

Panther Securities submits another plan to redevelop run-down site in Birmingham city centre after casino and hotel project never came to fruition four years ago

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

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

Reluctant West Midlands councils edge towards metro mayor

Sandwell Council leader Darren Cooper
Hint that authority leaders may accept super-mayor in return for devolved powers from Chancellor George Osborne
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 new apartments at 49-51 Holloway Head

Developer brings back Holloway Head regeneration vision

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

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