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Whoever bombed Birmingham wouldn’t stand a chance today

Firemen search through the wreckage after a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town pub in New Street.

The detectives of the 70s were forced to investigate crimes using rudimentary methods. On the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings Andy Richards looks at that awful night and how police today would have fared

Birmingham Chamber House could be demolished over £4m pension deficit

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce House in Edgbaston
Executives at the business organisation are hopeful of resurrecting a ten-year old project to demolish Chamber of Commerce House and build a new headquarters

Core Cities UK meets William Hague to push devolution vision

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore (centre) meets with William Hague MP (left) and leaders from Core Cities Bristol, Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Nottingham
Sir Albert Bore joins up with other city leaders for meeting with former Tory Party leader who now heads the Cabinet Committee for Devolved Powers

City's planning award branded 'complete joke' by Steve McCabe

MP Steve McCabe who has branded an award for the city council a 'complete joke'
Birmingham City Council wins Smarter Planning Champion award for swift and efficient handling of applications

Life expectancy rises - but children born in richer parts of the West Midlands live three years longer

A long life ahead: But lifespans differ significantly in different parts of the region
It matters where you live: new official figures people in wealthier areas of the West Midlands can expect to live up to three years longer

Ofcom awards ex-ATV presenter Mike Prince city's local TV licence

New venture called Kaleidoscope TV has until next March to begin broadcasting following the collapse of City TV in August
Christine Patterson, partner at Shakespeares’ Birmingham office

Shakespeares staff aim to raise awareness of early intervention during Family Dispute Resolution Week

Family Dispute Resolution Week is a national initiative organised by family law organisation, Resolution

Oval Group to become part of Arthur J Gallagher brand following acquisition

Peter Matthews, Arthur J Gallagher's regional managing director for the Midlands
The combined business has created one of the UK’s top three commercial retail insurance brokers
Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore (centre) meets with William Hague MP (left) and leaders from Core Cities Bristol, Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Nottingham

Core Cities UK meets William Hague to push devolution vision

Sir Albert Bore joins up with other city leaders for meeting with former Tory Party leader who now heads the Cabinet Committee for Devolved Powers

Whoever bombed Birmingham wouldn't stand a chance today

Firemen search through the wreckage after a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town pub in New Street.
The detectives of the 70s were forced to investigate crimes using rudimentary methods. On the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings Andy Richards looks at that awful night and how police today would have fared
CBSO, at Symphony Hall

Review: Spirit of 1945 by CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Christopher Morley reviews Spirit of 1945 by CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Jazz saxophonist Steve Coleman chooses Birmingham as only UK date for tour

Steve Coleman, jazz saxophonist.
Chicago saxophonist Steve Coleman brings his Five Elements band to Birmingham for the only UK concert in their European tour. He chats to Peter Bacon.

Review: A Farewell to Arms, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Terry Grimley enjoys a superb adaption of Ernest Hemingway's novel at Birmingham Rep
Selim Ozturk and Emine Ahmetoglu, Turkish Airlines, Nigel Waldron, Power Minerals Ltd, Stacey Barnfield, Birmingham Post, Stephen Hynes, Ultraseal International, Thomas West, Bareface Media, Craig Cooksley, Chairman, Birmingham Post Growth Fund and Kenneth Alfred, Ash UK Power Reserve Ltd.

Five Midland businesses explored new trade avenues in Istanbul

The Birmingham Post linked up with Turkish Airlines to take five of the region’s businesses to Istanbul to explore new trade avenues.

Property professionals race to secure space at Birmingham's Eleven Brindleyplace

Jodi Larkin, William Sherlock, CBRE; Kelvin Craddock, Jones Lang LaSalle; Ed Purcell, Cushman & Wakefield; Dominique Roberts.
Property professionals from across the West Midlands moved into top gear when they joined the race to secure space at Birmingham's Eleven Brindleyplace.

Worcestershire-based property company highlights strategy

Ian Lanchbury, ARUP; Alex Watson, Barberry; Peter Gough, Savills; Siobhan McCrystal, Savills.
Worcestershire-based Barberry Group joined dozens of property agents and investors at a meeting of the Residential Agents Club (RAC) at Primitivo in Birmingham where the company highlighted its strategy of residential investment.
Peter Matthews, Arthur J Gallagher's regional managing director for the Midlands

Oval Group to become part of Arthur J Gallagher brand following acquisition

The combined business has created one of the UK’s top three commercial retail insurance brokers

RMP Products targets new markets with £490k funding deal

From left: Leo Arnold, office and quality at RMP Products; Ray Arnold, director at RMP Products; Mark Meakin, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Paul Dyche, director at RMP Products; Lauro Rodi, regional manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance; and Mark Edwards, director at RMP Products
Black Country manufacturer established 22 years ago now looking at new markets and job  creation after purchasing two machines for factory

Ofcom awards ex-ATV presenter Mike Prince city's local TV licence

New venture called Kaleidoscope TV has until next March to begin broadcasting following the collapse of City TV in August

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Top flight apartments on show at Concord launch

Firemen search through the wreckage after a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town pub in New Street.

Whoever bombed Birmingham wouldn't stand a chance today

Selim Ozturk and Emine Ahmetoglu, Turkish Airlines, Nigel Waldron, Power Minerals Ltd, Stacey Barnfield, Birmingham Post, Stephen Hynes, Ultraseal International, Thomas West, Bareface Media, Craig Cooksley, Chairman, Birmingham Post Growth Fund and Kenneth Alfred, Ash UK Power Reserve Ltd.

Five Midland businesses explored new trade avenues in Istanbul

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