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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

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   

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

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
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.

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
Theresa May

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

Home Secretary urges all to look at how controversy came about but stop short of demanding police action

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
Birmingham Town Hall

Review: CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy at Birmingham Town Hall

Norman Stinchcombe reviews CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy at Birmingham Town Hall

Arts organisations critical to the prosperity of the city

Joanna Reid, executive director of Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
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.
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.

Library of Birmingham which was led by support services giant Carillion

Carillion holds firm in Balfour Beatty merger

Black Country support services giant says it still believes in "powerful rationale" of combining two companies

Balfour Beatty ends merger talks with Carillion

Carillion headquarters at Birch Street, Wolverhampton
Deal which would have created £3bn support services powerhouse is off after Carillion wanted Parsons Brinckerhoff included in the merger

AME wins R&D project three months before opening

Artist's impression of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering in Coventry
Technology Strategy Board grants £750,000 to manufacturing and engineering research centre

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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

Sea View in Rhosneigr, Anglesey.

Home of the day: £750k Sea View in Rhosneigr, Isle of Anglesey

Summer in Southside free outdoor arts festival on August 9, 16, 23-24. The Southpaw Dance Company: Faust pictured from last year's event

Pictures: Campaign promotes summer events in Birmingham

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