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Pictures: Progress on Arena Central and Paradise

Diggers take down former Central TV studios and hoardings surround Central Library as key regen schemes progress

Call for driverless cars backing with Jaguar Land Rover 'years from production'

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.
A Commons inquiry said the vehicles had the potential to dramatically cut road deaths, or reduce them to nothing, while JLR said they could have the vehicles ready within 10 years

Former factory in Gun Quarter to make way for student flats

City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms
Go ahead for London firm Knightsbridge to demolish old oil plant and build more than 500 bedrooms to accommodate Birmingham's growing student population

West Midlands' export surplus to China nears £3bn

Region sees another rise in the amount of good heading east compared with what is coming back as brands like JLR and JCB lead the way

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show
Andy Palmer outlined the firm’s plans at the Geneva motor show, and said growth would come from a crossover vehicle, wider availability of its Lagonda Taraf luxury saloon and a new generation of sportscars

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible
David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London
Crowne Plaza hotels provides a backdrop as the diggers take down the former Central TV studios in Broad Street

Pictures: Progress on Arena Central and Paradise

Diggers take down former Central TV studios and hoardings surround Central Library as key regen schemes progress

Call for driverless cars backing with Jaguar Land Rover 'years from production'

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.
A Commons inquiry said the vehicles had the potential to dramatically cut road deaths, or reduce them to nothing, while JLR said they could have the vehicles ready within 10 years
Sir Albert Bore, born in Ayrshire, is Birmingham City Council’s current leader.

Labour group circles the wagons in defence of under fire leader

The great thing about politics is everyone can have an opinion and there are several sides to every story and this week’s heated budget meeting, widely regarded as the nastiest council meeting in recent memory, was no exception.

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible
David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London

Review: Chorus by Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome

Lesley Garrett flew aboard a giant pair of lips in this evening of choruses by Welsh National Opera

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

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

Conductor Andris Nelsons
The CBSO has announced its final series of concerts with Andris Nelsons at the helm
Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

The League of Friends For The John Taylor Hospice held a reception to recruit over 400 entrants for a local fun run.

West Midlands SMEs urged to change mindset

Professor Adrian Furnham, Juliette Summerfield, Kirsty Davies-Chinnock and Jamil Qureshi at the Aston Business School Transformation For Growth Positive Psychology in SME's event at Birmingham's Botanical Gardens.
Aston Business School's free "Positive Psychology in SMEs" event was hosted at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

International flavour to Mazars' meet-up

Lee Cartwright, David Preston, Mazars; Paul Turk and Gary Riley, HSBC, at Mazars' annual drinks reception in Birmingham.
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.
Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

The League of Friends For The John Taylor Hospice held a reception to recruit over 400 entrants for a local fun run.

Andy Street

BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

The website has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau
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

Videos & Photos

Crowne Plaza hotels provides a backdrop as the diggers take down the former Central TV studios in Broad Street

Pictures: Progress on Arena Central and Paradise

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

Call for driverless cars backing with Jaguar Land Rover 'years from production'

City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Former Gun Quarter factory to make way for student flats

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