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Turbosmart opens new base in Birmingham

Jeremy Cope, of Smith Cooper, which has helped Turbosmart UK launches a new base in Birmingham

Manufacturing group launches dedicated base in city to support UK target European and Middle East markets

A chance to own your own West Midlands manor

Peacock Manor, Billesley Lane, Portway, is going under the hammer at an auction in the city

Strong pound threatens West Midlands' growth, economists warn

Currency
Capital Economics’ Regional Chart Book for August suggests exchange rates are a greater concern in this region than others

MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband to back Israeli settlement boycott

Shabana Mahmood
Birmingham MP who helped close city supermarket in Gaza protest says she won't back down after leadership tells her to stop campaign

Solihull marketing agency Jask takes on six new roles

New Jask recruits; Debbie Clifton, Dave Potts. Front Row (L-R): Kevin Thompson, Haider Ismail, James Davison, Kristen Voisey
Firm takes on six new staff to meet growth demands during the first half of the year after recent client wins

Nikal gets green light for next phase of Masshouse scheme

CGI of 'Hutong' viewed from Masshouse Lane which has received the green light from city planners
Developer to build 15 apartments and a retail unit on land next to Masshouse and Hive towers
Mark Green, Claire-Elaine Arthurs and Andrew Moodie, who have joined Davies and Partners Solicitors

Trio of hires boosts Davies and Partners Solicitors' Birmingham team

Claire-Elaine Arthurs is one of those joining the firm to head up its dedicated property litigation unit

HSBC funding package to drive growth at Complex Cold Forming

Complex Cold Forming's MD Robert Smith (left) and technical director Paul Bailey
Complex Cold Forming works with many global automotive companies, as well as companies in oil and gas, shipbuilding and rail

A chance to own your own West Midlands manor

Peacock Manor, Billesley Lane, Portway, is going under the hammer at an auction in the city

Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband and insists she still backs Israeli settlement boycott

Shabana Mahmood
Birmingham MP who helped close city supermarket in Gaza protest says she won't back down after leadership tells her to stop campaign
Welsh actor Tom Crook as The Gruffalo and Susanna Jennings as The Mouse.

Review: The Gruffalo Live! at Birmingham Town Hall

Adrian Caffery reviews The Gruffalo Live! at Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre raises the curtain on a fantastic line-up

Jersey Boys
As a new theatre season begins next month, Roz Laws picks out the highlights and meets the man behind a city success story

The extraordinary rise and fall of Birmingham's Olympic champion ice skater

Birmingham ice Skater John Curry during his gold medal-winning performance at the 1976 Winter Olympics.
A new book lifts the lid on the extraordinary rise and fall of Birmingham's Olympic champion ice skater. Graham Young reports.
The Rt Revd David Urquhart, Paul Sabapathy, Cllr Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Stephen Timms MP, Steve Bavington, ChaplaincyPlus.

City's faith and business communities come together for Birmingham Prayer Breakfast

Chaplaincy Plus and Birmingham Cathedral once again hosted the annual Birmingham Prayer Breakfast.

Brindleyplace's annual Film Festival hosts VIP screening of 80s movie Top Gun

Gemma Stokes, Narvir Bindra, Laura Clapham, RBS.
Thousands of people flocked to Brindleyplace to enjoy the annual Film Festival which took place between July 7-13.

Recognition Awards and Charity Ball raises £80,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance

Sam Taylor, Tinker Taylor; Mike Tindall, Former English Rugby Player.
Guests that attended the Recognition Awards and Charity Ball helped to raise £80,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Mark Green, Claire-Elaine Arthurs and Andrew Moodie, who have joined Davies and Partners Solicitors

Trio of hires boosts Davies and Partners Solicitors' Birmingham team

Claire-Elaine Arthurs is one of those joining the firm to head up its dedicated property litigation unit

Santander backs Natural Childcare Company nursery launch

New base and a relocation signal childcare company's intention to expand

Balfour Beatty rejects latest merger bid by Carillion

The new Library of Birmingham was developed by Carillion which has seen its latest merger bid rejected by Balfour Beatty updated
Support services group dealt latest, and possibly, final blow in its bid to secure a deal to create construction giant

University of Birmingham launches next phase of £300m regeneration

CGI of new student halls at the University of Birmingham
Hunt is on for contractor to build new student halls and sports complex next to Grange Road Gate

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A chance to own your own West Midlands manor

Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood defies Ed Miliband and insists she still backs Israeli settlement boycott

The Almshouse at Harvington near Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

Home of the day: £1,695,000 The Almshouse at Harvington, near Kidderminster

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