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Trojan Horse investigator 'will have to work harder because of anti-terror' background

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore reveals community tension concerns, and says the man brought in to investigate claims of extremism in schools has his work cut out to win people over

Digby Jones: Why The New Troubleshooter makes me go gooey inside

Lord Jones of Birmingham
Lord Jones explains how The New Troubleshooter came about, and how he came to pick up the baton from his ‘hero’ Sir John Harvey-Jones, who presented the first series in 1990

Aston Expressway Birmingham at 'considerable' risk of collapsing, claims council report

Raised section of the seven-lane expressway needs £26 million investment to fix it to make the 40-year-old carriageway safe

Peer-to-peer lending backs Iron Works gym owners

Iron Works' owners Katrina and Darren Young with Wayne Gutteridge and Greg Philp (left and Right), of HB&O corporate finance, and Richard Mason of Ludgate Finance
Husband and wife team use lending model to help them takeover Birmingham gym

Birmingham ranked alongside Rome in quality of life survey

City of Birmingham
The city has been ranked as having the highest quality of life of any in the UK outside of the capital – and ahead of the likes of Los Angeles and Dubai, by the Mercer Quality of Living Report 2014

Birmingham Independent Food Fair to be held at Millennium Point

The event will spill on to Eastside Park with tables, bars and streetfood outside
Lord Jones of Birmingham

Digby Jones: Why The New Troubleshooter makes me go gooey

Lord Jones explains how The New Troubleshooter came about, and how he came to pick up the baton from his ‘hero’ Sir John Harvey-Jones, who presented the first series in 1990

Working a way through the holidays in China

China flag
The date of the Chinese New Year does tend to totter about somewhat uncertainly between late January and mid-February.
Moseley players celebrate with the EDF Energy National Trophy after their victory over Leeds

The day Moseley broke charmless Leeds' hearts

Moseley head to Nottingham tomorrow looking to take another step towards a highest ever finish in the 12-team Championship.

Ateeq Javid ready to go again after winter of learning

Ateeq Javid
South Africa stint helps prospect build upon great Bears season
Sir Antony Sher as Falstaff

Review: Henry IV Parts I and II, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sir Antony Sher genuinely looks like he is having such fun as eternal slacker Falstaff – a role he says he had never considered playing before.

Review: Academy of Ancient Music at Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham Town Hall
Norman Stinchcombe reviews Academy of Ancient Music at Birmingham Town Hall

Review: Andras Schiff at Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham Town Hall
Norman Stinchcombe reviews Andras Schiff at Birmingham Town Hall.
Steve Brandwood, Pritpal Sagoo.

Primitivo marks 18th birthday

City centre bar and restaurant Primitivo held a special party to mark its 18th year.

Broadcaster at charity event to mark International Women's Day

Graham Hampson-Silk, Cure Leukaemia; Llewela Bailey, Guest Speaker, prominent media and communications; Jemma Gibbard, Deloitte; Jane Whitlock, Deloitte.
Llewela Bailey was the guest speaker at a Birmingham charity lunch to mark this year's International Women's Day.

Alternative MIPIM event in Birmingham

Stuart Franks, Coltham Developments; Dan Anderson, Anderson's Bar & Grill; Mike Hargreaves, Coltham Developments; Jilly Cosgrove, Barques Design; Eddie Morse, EMC Consultancy; Simon Marsh, Anderson's Bar & Grill.
The Alternative MIPIM event in Birmingham saw more than 100 leading figures from the commercial property sector networking over a long leisurely French-themed meal
Iron Works' owners Katrina and Darren Young with Wayne Gutteridge and Greg Philp (left and Right), of HB&O corporate finance, and Richard Mason of Ludgate Finance

Peer-to-peer lending backs Iron Works gym owners

Husband and wife team use lending model to help them takeover Birmingham gym

Nick Leitch, head of Seneca Capital's Midlands operation

Seneca Capital pumps new investment into FJ Holdings

Dudley firm will use new backing to reorganise group following recent acquisition

Catalyst advises on Fabulous Bakin' Bros buyout

Mark Wilson, partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance in Birmingham
Birmingham-based partner helped Dutch firm Daelmans acquire the well-known UK cake brand

HSBC launches £500m funding pot for region's SMEs

HSBC is looking to increase growth among West Midlands SMEs with new funding pot
Move part of bank's plan to release £6billion to small- and medium-sized companies as new report predicts year of growth

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Midland home designed by architectural revolutionary Edgar Wood on the market

Steve Brandwood, Pritpal Sagoo.

Primitivo marks 18th birthday

Graham Hampson-Silk, Cure Leukaemia; Llewela Bailey, Guest Speaker, prominent media and communications; Jemma Gibbard, Deloitte; Jane Whitlock, Deloitte.

Broadcaster at charity event to mark International Women's Day

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