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City launches hunt for housing developer

Houses

Major scheme in south Birmingham takes next step as cabinet agrees to start tender process for latest phase of 1,000-house development

'No privatisation' pledge from police and crime commissioner candidate

Coun David Jamieson
Ex-MP David Jamieson launched his bid for the post, vacated by the death of the party’s Bob Jones, alongside shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper in Erdington yesterday

LumeJet to present at 10 Downing Street

The LumeJet team (from left) chief innovation officer and founder Trevor Elworthy, manufacturing director David Lambert, chief executive Paul Anson and commercial director Miles Bentley
Printing technology firm will join other leading companies from sector to showcase emerging trends to the Government

Average West Midlands salary tops £30,000 mark

New research says region's salaries are on the rise, mirroring national trends

Unfair dismissal cases plummet in the Midlands

Fewer unfair dismissal cases are heading to court
The number of people taking their boss to an employment tribunal over unfair dismissal has fallen by 70 per cent across the region over the last year

House prices surge in West Midlands as other areas recede

A house for sale sign
Properties in the region rose by 1.9 per cent in the past month, to an average of £135,228, while only two others reported growth
Houses

City launches hunt for housing developer

Major scheme in south Birmingham takes next step as cabinet agrees to start tender process for latest phase of 1,000-house development

'No privatisation' pledge from police and crime commissioner candidate

Coun David Jamieson
Ex-MP David Jamieson launched his bid for the post, vacated by the death of the party’s Bob Jones, alongside shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper in Erdington yesterday
Coun David Jamieson

'No privatisation' pledge from police and crime commissioner candidate

Ex-MP David Jamieson launched his bid for the post, vacated by the death of the party’s Bob Jones, alongside shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper in Erdington yesterday

House prices surge in West Midlands as other areas recede

A house for sale sign
Properties in the region rose by 1.9 per cent in the past month, to an average of £135,228, while only two others reported growth
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.
Chris Gregory, partner at Orbis Partners

Orbis Partners advise TT Electronics on Roxspur acquisition

The acquisition of Roxspur, which has annual sales of around £8 million, will form part of TT’s sensing and control division

Alan Hudson, AFH Financial

AFH Financial enters Scottish market with latest buyout

Bromsgrove firm acquires Finlay Gow & Company and adds £40 million to portfolio of funds under management

Bassi's Real Estate Investors spends £7m on Warwick town centre property

Westgate House, Warwick, which has been acquired by Real Estate Investors
Birmingham property group shows no signs of slowing down in deals market after completing latest acquisition

Union condemns decision to call in administrators at Unipart Automotive

Unite union’s top automotive official Roger Maddison
Unite union’s top automotive official Roger Maddison said the decision by Solihull-based Unipart Automotive to call in administrators rather than seek a buyer was ‘very disappointing

Videos & Photos

The Malt House, The Granary in Besford, near Pershore, Worcestershire.

Home of the day: £895k The Malt House in Besford, Worcestershire

John Dyson, John Harris, Peter Stienlet, John Stewart.

Stewart & Harris celebrate joining Patrick Parsons

The Lodge in Frederick Road, Edgbaston.

Home of the week: £2,300,000 The Lodge in Frederick Road, Edgbaston

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