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Rivals ready to pounce if City TV misses launch deadline

Alternative bidders for long-awaited local television licence say they are interested in Birmingham project   

IMI plans Birmingham factory closure

Engineering group says a fall in nuclear orders has led to plan to shut Witton base of IMI Components

Thin Cats taking on big banks after lending £70m in three years

SME warns banks not to ignore peer-to-peer lending and new generation of access to finance for growing companies

Phil Jones Associates grows reach with new office launch

Phil Jones Associates' Reading team (from left) Mathew Franklin, Matthew Proctor and Cullan Riley
Consultancy targets more projects in the south with new base in Berkshire

First World War commemorated across the West Midlands

By the end of the First World War communities didn’t want grim reminders of how their brave soldiers had fallen
A programme of free events to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War will take place between Saturday and Monday

Partner promotion at SGH Martineau

Andrew Brennan (left), new partner in the intellectual property and technology team at SGH Martineau, with senior partner Andrew Whitehead
Andrew Brennan steps up in intellectual property and technology team in Birmingham office of law firm

IMI plans Birmingham factory closure

Engineering group says a fall in nuclear orders has led to plan to shut Witton base of IMI Components

Squire Patton Boggs law firm hosts discussion

Emma Elston, Vitalise Business Women of the Year 2012; Naomi Gilchrist, Alison Taylor, Monique Sutherland, Squire Sanders; Gisela Stuart MP, Julia Wootton, Max Appeal.
Aspire to Inspire is one in a series of events hosted by Squire Patton Boggs to promote the growth of women in the legal industry.
Emma Elston, Vitalise Business Women of the Year 2012; Naomi Gilchrist, Alison Taylor, Monique Sutherland, Squire Sanders; Gisela Stuart MP, Julia Wootton, Max Appeal.

Squire Patton Boggs law firm hosts discussion

Aspire to Inspire is one in a series of events hosted by Squire Patton Boggs to promote the growth of women in the legal industry.

Trojan Horse children 'left unprepared for modern Britain' says Theresa May

Theresa May
Home Secretary urges all to look at how controversy came about but stop short of demanding police action
Dr Philippa Semper, a University of Birmingham lecturer

How Tolkien's fantasy novel almost never got published

It's 60 years since The Lord of the Rings heralded the dawn of a new era for fantasy writing. University of Birmingham lecturer Dr Philippa Semper, tells of JJR Tolkien's battle to get it on book shelves. Graham Young reports

On course for a muddy challenge

Participants can enjoy wading through mud on the night-time obstacle course of Reaper Events.
Fancy spending six miles wading through mud, crawling through tunnels and struggling over walls - and doing all of that in the dark? Mary Griffin talks to the man behind a Midlands-based obstacle run.

Pianist puts life and soul into festival

Concert pianist Peter Donohoe at his home in Solihull.
World renowned pianist Peter Donohoe has been delighting audiences in Wales this week. Christopher Morley reports
Emma Elston, Vitalise Business Women of the Year 2012; Naomi Gilchrist, Alison Taylor, Monique Sutherland, Squire Sanders; Gisela Stuart MP, Julia Wootton, Max Appeal.

Squire Patton Boggs law firm hosts discussion

Aspire to Inspire is one in a series of events hosted by Squire Patton Boggs to promote the growth of women in the legal industry.

Stewart & Harris celebrate joining Patrick Parsons

John Dyson, John Harris, Peter Stienlet, John Stewart.
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.
Emma Elston, Vitalise Business Women of the Year 2012; Naomi Gilchrist, Alison Taylor, Monique Sutherland, Squire Sanders; Gisela Stuart MP, Julia Wootton, Max Appeal.

Squire Patton Boggs law firm hosts discussion

Aspire to Inspire is one in a series of events hosted by Squire Patton Boggs to promote the growth of women in the legal industry.

IMI plans Birmingham factory closure

Engineering group says a fall in nuclear orders has led to plan to shut Witton base of IMI Components

Thin Cats taking on big banks after lending £70m in three years

SME warns banks not to ignore peer-to-peer lending and new generation of access to finance for growing companies

Carillion holds firm in Balfour Beatty merger

Library of Birmingham which was led by support services giant Carillion
Black Country support services giant says it still believes in "powerful rationale" of combining two companies

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Letters home from the 'worst and most deadly' battle zone

Sedgeberrow Mill in Winchcombe Road, Sedgeberrow, Evesham.

Home of the day: £500k Sedgeberrow Mill in Winchcombe Road, Sedgeberrow

Emma Elston, Vitalise Business Women of the Year 2012; Naomi Gilchrist, Alison Taylor, Monique Sutherland, Squire Sanders; Gisela Stuart MP, Julia Wootton, Max Appeal.

Squire Patton Boggs law firm hosts discussion

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