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Midlands 'should be like Scotland or Wales' for BBC

MPs have urged the BBC to make the Midlands its principal focus after ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland teamed up to negotiate the new charter

Tony Iommi: Ozzy helped me through my darkest cancer days

Guitarist Tony Iommi
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has told how Ozzy Osbourne and his bandmates helped him through his darkest days when he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week
City planners back relocation vision by IM Properties which would see city centre markets move to new home in Witton

FBC Manby Bowdler staff swap legal briefs for fruit baskets

The FBC Manby Bowdler team with some of the fruit they harvested to donate to good causes
Solicitors, paralegals and administrative staff collected more than 150 lbs of fruit and vegetables that were donated to charity

Aston Villa team up with charity for accounting apprenticeship scheme

Aaron Banks and Kiemara Fields, two of the first to join an accounting apprenticeship in partnership with Aston Villa FC, with Villa in the Community head Ravinder Masih
Apprentices will study for an accounting qualification at college whilst also developing leadership skills through football coaching

Cressida Cowell to open children's department at Foyles' Grand Central store

CGI of the new Foyles store which will open in Grand Central next month
London-based bookstore chain will open its sixth venture next month and has also released a new CGI of how it will look

Midlands 'should be like Scotland or Wales' for BBC

MPs have urged the BBC to make the Midlands its principal focus after ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland teamed up to negotiate the new charter

FBC Manby Bowdler staff swap legal briefs for fruit baskets

The FBC Manby Bowdler team with some of the fruit they harvested to donate to good causes
Solicitors, paralegals and administrative staff collected more than 150 lbs of fruit and vegetables that were donated to charity
Guitarist Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi: Ozzy helped me through my darkest cancer days

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has told how Ozzy Osbourne and his bandmates helped him through his darkest days when he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week
City planners back relocation vision by IM Properties which would see city centre markets move to new home in Witton
CGI of the new Foyles store which will open in Grand Central next month

Cressida Cowell to open children's department at Foyles' Grand Central store

London-based bookstore chain will open its sixth venture next month and has also released a new CGI of how it will look

Resorts World ready to set sail

The new Resorts World complex
We take a tour of the new casino, hotel and leisure complex next to the NEC ahead of its opening later this year

Lenny Henry's plea for more investment in West Midlands TV production

The cast of new BBC TV show Danny and the Human Zoo
Actor and comedian says more is needed in the region and hopes to bring more work to the Midlands
Lisa Barge (Head of Litigation), Kirsty White (Fundraiser from NSPCC), David Beswick (Senior Office Partner), Elli Sandbach and Frances O'Neill at Eversheds LLP's Treasure Hunt, held to raise money for the NSPCC.

Law firm unearths some treasure for children's charity

The Birmingham office of Eversheds LLP hosted a treasure hunt to support and raise money for the NSPCC

Hortons' quiz raises £5,700 for cancer ward at city hospital

Back Row: Paul Guest, Lauren Powell, Neale Powell, Tony Green, Steve Wiliams. Front Row: Rachel Carpenter, Sophie Samuda, Melissa Spence, Debbie Haywood, Megan Green, Jane Phillips.
Hortons' Estate Limited raised £5,700 for Ward 19 at Heartlands Hospital, at its eighth annual quiz for the local commercial property community.

Birmingham's newest recruitment firm hosts big party

Damian Navas and Roger Birchall at the official launch evening for Haig&Co, held at Hotel Du Vin.
The official launch evening for Haig&Co was held at Hotel Du Vin and organised by Lotty Harper Events.
Lisa Barge (Head of Litigation), Kirsty White (Fundraiser from NSPCC), David Beswick (Senior Office Partner), Elli Sandbach and Frances O'Neill at Eversheds LLP's Treasure Hunt, held to raise money for the NSPCC.

Law firm unearths some treasure for children's charity

The Birmingham office of Eversheds LLP hosted a treasure hunt to support and raise money for the NSPCC

Shakespeare Martineau reappointed to National Grid panel

Andrew Whitehead, Shakespeare Martineau
Following competitive tender process, a 20-strong team of lawyers based in firm's Birmingham, Stratford and London offices will support the utility company on specialist gas and electricity legal work

Wesleyan acquires dental plan provider DPAS

Birmingham-based financial services group takes over South West company to bolster its presence in the dental sector
Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield is among the top earners at listed companies in the West Midlands

West Midlands chief executives earn 50 times more than staff

Research by the Birmingham Post shows the gap between the top and bottom of the corporate tree is very wide but the regional figure here is dwarfed by the national average

Petalite bids to raise £300k to launch rapid smartphone charger

Leigh Purnell, founder and inventor of Petalite
Birmingham tech company has developed product which can re-charge devices in 15 minutes and is seeking new funding to start mass production

Wesleyan acquires dental plan provider DPAS

Birmingham-based financial services group takes over South West company to bolster its presence in the dental sector

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Apartment at Grafton Court at Temple Grafton, Warwickshire.

Stately living in Warwickshire at a nice price

The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

CGI of the new Foyles store which will open in Grand Central next month

Cressida Cowell to open children's department at Foyles' Grand Central store

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