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£130m Midland Metro boost 'will help city's international standing'

The new Midland Metro tram

Funding has been allocated towards taking the Metro through New Canal Street to Adderley Street – where a park-and-ride facility is planned

Planners poised to back Sutton Conservative Club demolition

Sutton Coldfield town centre
Gracewell Healthcare hopes to build second care home in Birmingham as Conservative club looks to downsize

Midven leads £300,000 funding round in image company

Mark White, investment director of Midven’s Rainbow Seed Fund
Spectral Edge will use capital to bring colour deficiency product to market

West Midlands Fire Service cuts £235,000 off wage bill by axing senior jobs

New 15-strong management group called the Strategic Enabling Team has been set up to make board 'lean and value for money'

Marco Pierre White restaurant to open in Stratford-upon-Avon, creating 30 jobs

Restaurant, which is situated on Chapel Street, is creating 30 new positions

Brandauer develops own scheme to address skills shortage

Brandauer apprentices (from left) Tom Parkes, Andrew Bullows and Tom Flight with toolroom manager Leigh Cresswell (light blue shirt)
Manufacturer launches 'Improvers' scheme to boost recruitment and aims to treble apprenticeship intake
Lisa Boylan, Paul Jones, Jenny Lai, front row (L to R) Rebecca Wooldridge, Bethany Davis and Tina Yates

Appointments reflect growth at JW Hinks

Joining the firm are tax advisors Lisa Boylan, Rebecca Wooldridge and Tina Yates, payroll administrator Jenny Lai and trainee accountant Bethany Davis

West Midlands Fire Service cuts £235,000 off wage bill by axing senior jobs

New 15-strong management group called the Strategic Enabling Team has been set up to make board 'lean and value for money'

West Midlands Fire Service cuts £235,000 off wage bill by axing senior jobs

New 15-strong management group called the Strategic Enabling Team has been set up to make board 'lean and value for money'

Call to steer clear of Birmingham tunnels after jams

Birmingham's St Chad's Tunnel on the first week day of its complete closure for summer 2014
City chiefs say gridlock will not improve on A38 if drivers do not find alternative methods of getting about
CBSO Youth orchestra

Youth comes to fore in summer concerts

Young musicians will be taking over Birmingham's most prestigious venues in the next few weeks. Christopher Morley reports

City attraction set to go full steam ahead

Award-winning sport and travel journalist Peter Smith is launching a new attraction in Birmingham called Wonderful World of Trains and Planes.
A new tourist attraction has opened in the Jewellery Quarter. Graham Young meets the man behind The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

Music and arts festival, with reggae at its core and a message of peace

Apache Indian appearing at the Simmer Down Festival in Handsworth Park July 2014.
Excitement is bubbling over for the Simmer Down Festival, featuring the best of Birmingham reggae talent. Roz Laws meets the headliners
Professor David Cox, CTC; Councillor James McKay, Richard Leonard, Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution tells business leaders to get on their bikes

Birmingham City Council and BPS hosted a business breakfast at The Library of Birmingham.

Deloitte hosts dinner for real estate sector

Jonathan Dodworth, Deloitte; Ashley Hollinshead, Deloitte; Paul Kehoe, Guest Speaker, Birmingham Airport Ltd; Edwin Bray, Deloitte.
Deloitte hosted a dinner for more than 40 key representatives from across the Midlands’ real estate sector at their offices in Brindleyplace.

Group Families in Business launches in West Midlands

Gareth Jones, Yorkshire Bank; Peter Doggett, FiB; Alan Cook, FiB; Jonathan Tyson, Else Solicitors; Jackie Hendley, Smith Cooper; Dani Saveker, FiB.
FiB provides specialist consultancy services, membership and support to family-run firms across the UK.
The 10 local students who spent a two-week internship with Grant Thornton in Birmingham are pictured with audit director Becky Eagle (centre front) and colleagues Ria Hitchens (immediate left) and Melissa Hollis (right), who helped organise the programme

Grant Thornton internship programme continues to target tomorrow's talent

Year 12 students came from a range of schools across the West Midlands, including CTC Kingshurst Academy, Solihull, King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge and St Peter’s Collegiate College School, Wolverhampton

Mark White, investment director of Midven’s Rainbow Seed Fund

Midven leads £300,000 funding round in image company

Spectral Edge will use capital to bring colour deficiency product to market

Arc Specialist Engineering acquires TBF International

Birmingham-based firm born out of Metalrax collapse expands with Black Country deal

Profit increase at AFH Financial

Alan Hudson, chief executive of AFH Financial
Positive first result announcement after switching to trade on AIM

Videos & Photos

Trimpley House & The Beeches in Trimpley, Worcestershire.

Home of the day: £1,495,000 Trimpley House in Trimpley, Worcestershire

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill will house new HS2 team in Birmingham

New Street's atrium as seen from the Rotunda

Video: New Street milestone reached as atrium roof takes shape

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