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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

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”

Mercia Fund Management's gene specialist reaches £300,000 funding landmark

Mark Payton, managing director of Mercia Fund Management, based in henley-in-Arden
Oxford Genetics is the biotechnology company behind SnapFast - a system that simplifies the purchase of synthetic DNA molecules (plasmids)

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

Gough Bailey Wright boosts creative and PR teams

New faces at PR and and marketing agency Gough Bailey Wright (from left) Georgina Curtis-Iddiols, Jason James and David Rowberry
Trio of new faces join Worcestershire agency to support recent client wins
Artist's impression of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering in Coventry

AME wins R&D project three months before opening

Technology Strategy Board grants £750,000 to manufacturing and engineering research centre

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”
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

Severn Trent new CEO

Senior management shake-up at Severn Trent

New roles and responsibilities at utility firm as it prepares for new regulatory period

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM
Company behind Beorma and National Indoor Arena regenerations appointed to new-build care facility

Poundland chairman quits to join Morrisons

Poundland
Darren Shapland to step up after six months on the board as Black Country waves farewell to Andrew Higginson

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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