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Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

How Birmingham Sprint may look

The Midlands’ first bus-based rapid transit system could be running in two years

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

London buses in GKN F1 fuel use

Supply chain giant GKN Driveline.
Industrial giant is using the technology to help drive fuel savings on buses in the capital

Oxygen Accelerator set to re-ignite SPARK scheme

Oxygen Accelerator has won a contract to help rejuvenate Wolverhampton-based start-up scheme SPARK. Pictured are Nigel Babb, Ian Oakes, Simon Jenner, Paul Cherry and Luke Hill
Funded by and located at University of Wolverhampton Science Park, SPARK gives the equivalent of £10,000 worth of support for each aspiring start-up in certain sectors - providing desk space, access to the university’s facilities, on-site experts and other business mentors

Planners do U-turn on Selly Oak 'favela student eyesore'

Turnaround comes days after officers rejected application but approved similar project in neighbouring property

New lightweight Jaguar XE set to deliver 75mpg economy

The latest picture released by Jaguar of its forthcoming XE saloon, showing the aluminium structure that underpins it
The latest announcement is part of a drip-feed of detail on the compact saloon in the run-up to its official unveiling in London on September 8
How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

The Midlands’ first bus-based rapid transit system could be running in two years

Serene Furnishings expands on Hill Top Estate

Serene Furnishings' owners Tasleem Tasab (left) and Nadirah Habib
London & Cambridge properties signs up existing tenant to even more space ahead of product launch next year
How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

The Midlands’ first bus-based rapid transit system could be running in two years

London buses in GKN F1 fuel use

Supply chain giant GKN Driveline.
Industrial giant is using the technology to help drive fuel savings on buses in the capital
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 Mills & Reeve for six years, advises on all issues that arise from relationship breakdowns, focusing on financial settlements and child arrangements

Poundland

Poundland chairman quits to join Morrisons

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

Orbis Partners advise TT Electronics on Roxspur acquisition

Chris Gregory, partner at Orbis Partners
The acquisition of Roxspur, which has annual sales of around £8 million, will form part of TT’s sensing and control division

AFH Financial enters Scottish market with latest buyout

Alan Hudson, AFH Financial
Bromsgrove firm acquires Finlay Gow & Company and adds £40 million to portfolio of funds under management

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How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

Period property in Chantry Road, Moseley.

Home of the day: £625k period property in Chantry Road, Moseley

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