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Protesters hijack city council budget meeting

Campaigners chant 'shame on you' as authority's leaders clash over £105m cuts to services including Library of Birmingham

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation
“I cannot stand before you today and promise the same doubling and trebling of budgets because we live in a different world at the moment.”

World's oldest working steam engine is Birmingham Museums Trust's Object of the Month for March

The Smethwick Engine at Thinktank
The engine becomes the third of a series of objects of the month the museum will be unveiling through the Post to highlight the finest civic collection in England

Aston Martin launches DBX Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Warwickshire manufacturer says it is aiming to redefine the luxury GT segment with this all-electric car

Flights from China to Birmingham across the summer announced

Birmingham International Airport
Flights from Beijing will bring thousands of Chinese tourists to the region, as Birmingham Airport uses Shakespeare to promote itself in the Far East

Beorma Quarter takes shape ahead of summer opening

New image of the Beorma Quarter shows Adagio Hotel taking shape on the left and former Digbeth Cold Storage building
New images show progress on Hotel Adagio as contractor BAM wins national recognition from Considerate Constructors Scheme
Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

MPs tells delegates he cannot promise the same doubling and trebling of budgets because society lives in a different world at the moment

Beorma Quarter takes shape ahead of summer opening

New image of the Beorma Quarter shows Adagio Hotel taking shape on the left and former Digbeth Cold Storage building
New images show progress on Hotel Adagio as contractor BAM wins national recognition from Considerate Constructors Scheme

Protesters hijack city council budget meeting

Campaigners chant 'shame on you' as authority's leaders clash over £105m cuts to services including Library of Birmingham

World's oldest working steam engine is Birmingham Museums Trust's Object of the Month for March

The Smethwick Engine at Thinktank
The engine becomes the third of a series of objects of the month the museum will be unveiling through the Post to highlight the finest civic collection in England
Conductor Andris Nelsons

CBSO's Andris Nelsons bows out with final series of concerts

The CBSO has announced its final series of concerts with Andris Nelsons at the helm

Welsh National Opera brings Mozart's Magic Flute to Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Conservatoire student hopes to inspire others in her role as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute

West Midlands museums to share £3m funding boost

1100s line up at the Heritage Motor Centre - one of nine sites to share in £3m worth of Arts Council England funding
Nine sites including Birmingham Museums Trust to share investment which will help museums make the most of development opportunities
Lee Cartwright, David Preston, Mazars; Paul Turk and Gary Riley, HSBC, at Mazars' annual drinks reception in Birmingham.

International flavour to Mazars' meet-up

International connections was the theme of Mazars' annual drinks reception for intermediaries and professional contacts in the Birmingham and West Midlands office in Church Street.

Launch of Aston Business Network

Peter Shearer, Aston Business School; Leigh Purnell, Petalite; and Laurence Handley, Aston University, at the launch of Aston Business Network.
Aston Business School launched its new monthly networking event, Aston Business Network.

Monty Don guest at Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball

Peter White, Barry Leadbetter, Martyn Liberson, Monty Don, Guest Speaker and Patron; Philippa Pickavance, Kate Hartigan, Caroline Clutton-Brock and Anders Jones, Trustees, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball.
Monty Don joined Trustees and 350 of their guests to raise a staggering £18,000 at Birmingham Botanical Gardens' inaugural Trustees' Ball.
CGI of the planned new façade on Phoenix House

Office plan for prime Newhall Street building

New retail space will be created as part of a redevelopment of the building above independent café Yorks

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)
Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Aspen Pumps' shareholders on sale to 3i Group

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance
The business was previously backed by Inflexion Private Equity. Under Inflexion’s ownership Aspen has seen sustained growth, focusing on product innovation

Videos & Photos

Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

The Smethwick Engine at Thinktank

World's oldest working steam engine is Birmingham Museums Trust's Object of the Month for March

New image of the Beorma Quarter shows Adagio Hotel taking shape on the left and former Digbeth Cold Storage building

Beorma Quarter takes shape ahead of summer opening

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