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Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

A computer-generated image of the interior to the new Birmingham Conservatoire

After a raft of criticism for new plans, the dean overseeing the new Birmingham Conservatoire spells out why it is a step forward

BMS Engineering acquires factory with funding from Lloyds Bank

Andrew Smith, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Dave Westlake, laser cutting manager and Phil Boffin, director of BMS Engineering
BMS Engineering, established in 2006, specialises in the manufacturing of safety critical roll cages and steel alloys for clients in the motorsport, automotive and aerospace industries

Sydney Mitchell's fundraising efforts reach £5,500

Eileen Rock (Birmingham Women's Hospital), Karen Moores (Sydney Mitchell), Diane Watt (Maria Watt Foundation)
Sydney Mitchell handed over cheques for £2,750 to Diane Watt of the Maria Watt Foundation and Eileen Rock of the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity

Washwood Heath jobs breakthrough as committee calls on HS2 to adjust plans

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan
The massive former Alstom and LDV sites in Washwood Heath are currently being held for a HS2 Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Modern Mailbox hides underground secret

The old Royal Mail tunnel from The Mailbox to New Street station
Original tunnel used for moving mail quickly across Birmingham still sits under former sorting office

Trainee teachers in a class of their own

Tom Surridge, 23, a former forensic scientist at West Midlands Police, is training to be a chemistry teacher at Arthur Terry School in Sutton Coldfield
Education correspondent Emma McKinney meets the trainees who will be educating the next generation of pupils
Andrew Smith, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Dave Westlake, laser cutting manager and Phil Boffin, director of BMS Engineering

BMS Engineering acquires factory with funding from Lloyds Bank

BMS Engineering, established in 2006, specialises in the manufacturing of safety critical roll cages and steel alloys for clients in the motorsport, automotive and aerospace industries

Sydney Mitchell's fundraising efforts reach £5,500

Eileen Rock (Birmingham Women's Hospital), Karen Moores (Sydney Mitchell), Diane Watt (Maria Watt Foundation)
Sydney Mitchell handed over cheques for £2,750 to Diane Watt of the Maria Watt Foundation and Eileen Rock of the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity

Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

After a raft of criticism for new plans, the dean overseeing the new Birmingham Conservatoire spells out why it is a step forward

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Modern Mailbox hides underground secret

The old Royal Mail tunnel from The Mailbox to New Street station
Original tunnel used for moving mail quickly across Birmingham still sits under former sorting office
Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

Vision to breathe new life into hotel and civic centrepiece in Colmore Row is slowly taking shape

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victoria Law Courts became jewel in 'terracotta city'

The court building's Great Hall, stained glass windows run the course of the room and show iconic figures from city's past
City was described as 'a city of terracotta' and the attractive material enabled the creation of elaborate and decorative façades - especially at Birmingham Magistrates' Court

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces back for 2014

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel
Architecture project has grown and now returns for a second trip around the insides of Birmingham's most interesting buildings
Melvyn Lees, Kate Bellingham and Philip Singleton, at the launch of the Young Innovator of the Year prize at Millennium Point, Birmingham.

Eastside's Millennium Point Trust launches Young Innovator Prize initiative

Eastside's Millennium Point Trust has officially launched its brand new Young Innovator Prize initiative.

Property future discussed at Band Hatton buffet

Nick Button, Sean Bryne, Haydn Jones, Jonathon Wilby, Philip Costigan, Partners at Band Hatton Button, at the annual Band Hatton Button Commercial Property Buffet at St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry.
The annual Band Hatton Button Commercial Property Buffet was held at St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry.

The Opus family dishes up Birmingham bar with a difference

Irene Allen, Opus Director: Glynn Purnell, Ann Tonks, Opus Director, attended Bar Opus' pre opening event at One Snowhill.
Bar Opus at the foot of Colmore Row's iconic One Snowhill building, opened its doors to the public.
LDC chief investment officer Martin Draper

LDC sells majority stake in Angel Springs to Castik Capital

The transaction provides a healthy return for LDC, which has tripled its original investment in three years

Pre-Christmas exit as IMI winds down Witton base

Historic manufacturing group brings to a close more than 150 years of industrial heritage at Birmingham base

Orbis advises on sale of TMAT to Blachford Incorporated

Chris Gregory, partner at Orbis
TMAT, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, designs, engineers and manufactures acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles

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Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

The old Royal Mail tunnel from The Mailbox to New Street station

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Modern Mailbox hides underground secret

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Washwood Heath jobs breakthrough as committee calls on HS2 to adjust plans

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