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Poundland founder's home on market for £5.75m

Poundland founder Steve Smith has put his house up for sale.

Steve Smith's home near Kidderminster has seven bedrooms in 28 acres but the asking price has been slashed by £750,000

Birmingham artist Reuben Colley opens Colmore Row gallery

View from The Cube by Reuben Colley
City artist's paintings of Birmingham will sit next to work from the likes of Warhol and Damien Hirst

'Plebgate' officer accepts £80,000 damages

Andrew Mitchell outside his north London home
The conclusion of PC Toby Rowland’s defamation case against the MP has been announced at the High Court

Birmingham matches Rome for quality of life

Colosseum in Rome which has the same quality of life as Birmingham, suggests a new study
New research places city on a par with Italian capital and above Glasgow, Miami and Hong Kong in ranking of best places to live and work

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

Birmingham City Council raises over £800k with car park sales

Northwood Street Car Park in the Jewellery Quarter is one of several city council-owned sites sold at auction
Successful auction for troubled authority as continues to dispose of its assets with car parks being sold way above guide price

Poundland founder's home on market for £5.75m

Steve Smith's home near Kidderminster has seven bedrooms in 28 acres but the asking price has been slashed by £750,000

Birmingham artist Reuben Colley opens Colmore Row gallery

View from The Cube by Reuben Colley
City artist's paintings of Birmingham will sit next to work from the likes of Warhol and Damien Hirst
Andrew Mitchell outside his north London home

'Plebgate' officer accepts £80,000 damages

The conclusion of PC Toby Rowland’s defamation case against the MP has been announced at the High Court

Birmingham City Council raises over £800k with car park sales

Northwood Street Car Park in the Jewellery Quarter is one of several city council-owned sites sold at auction
Successful auction for troubled authority as continues to dispose of its assets with car parks being sold way above guide price
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.
View from The Cube by Reuben Colley

Birmingham artist Reuben Colley opens Colmore Row gallery

City artist's paintings of Birmingham will sit next to work from the likes of Warhol and Damien Hirst

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

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Poundland founder's home on market for £5.75m

View from The Cube by Reuben Colley

Birmingham artist Reuben Colley opens Colmore Row gallery

Colosseum in Rome which has the same quality of life as Birmingham, suggests a new study

Birmingham matches Rome for quality of life

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