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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

Rush to extend Selly Oak student homes before deadline

Extension behind 223 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak - projects such as these are blighting the suburb, say residents
Life becoming misery for residents of Birmingham suburb as developers strive to finish projects and extend properties before new planning restrictions come into force at the end of November

National Audit Office confirms Sir Albert's 'jaws of dooms' narrative over council cuts

Birmingham City Council
New report into local government finance says funding cuts of 37 per cent over past four years have left more than half of councils at risk of failing to meet budget plans

English MPs rebel over Cameron and Miliband's "vow" to keep funding system which benefits Scotland

The historic referendum is currently on a knife-edge, with the Yes campaign to keep the Union together only narrowly ahead of the No voters
Midland MPs have backed a Commons motion calling for an end to an unfair funding system which gives more money to Scotland than England - despite pledge by party leaders to keep it

Review: Pitcairn, Malvern Festival Theatres

Richard Bean in Pitcairn at Malvern Festival Theatres
Richard Bean's play is both irritatingly confused and in dire need of re-shaping yet interlaced with moments of sheer delight, finds Richard Edmonds

Osborne in talks to give West Midlands billions

George Osborne says Treasury officials are now in talks over major funding for the Birmingham region exclusive
Treasury officials launch discussions with Birmingham and the wider region over major funding package similar to that promised to Greater Manchester a few weeks ago

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

Review: Pitcairn, Malvern Festival Theatres

Richard Bean in Pitcairn at Malvern Festival Theatres
Richard Bean's play is both irritatingly confused and in dire need of re-shaping yet interlaced with moments of sheer delight, finds Richard Edmonds
Birmingham City Council

National Audit Office confirms Sir Albert's 'jaws of dooms' narrative over council cuts

New report into local government finance says funding cuts of 37 per cent over past four years have left more than half of councils at risk of failing to meet budget plans

Rush to extend Selly Oak student homes before deadline

Extension behind 223 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak - projects such as these are blighting the suburb, say residents
Life becoming misery for residents of Birmingham suburb as developers strive to finish projects and extend properties before new planning restrictions come into force at the end of November

Review: A Farewell to Arms, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Terry Grimley enjoys a superb adaption of Ernest Hemingway's novel at Birmingham Rep

The West Midlands Open Exhibition at Gas Hall is showcasing new artistic talent

Artwork by practising and emerging artists from across the region in the West Midlands Open 2014 exhibition in the Gas Hall, at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s latest open exhibition is likely to make people ask the question: What is art?

Review: Dudley Yamaha International Piano Competition Finals, Symphony Hall

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall during discussions by a most distinguished jury; 12 overall, but four only for the final concert.
Jodi Larkin, William Sherlock, CBRE; Kelvin Craddock, Jones Lang LaSalle; Ed Purcell, Cushman & Wakefield; Dominique Roberts.

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

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.

Warwickshire Law firm Lodders enjoys a day at the races

Robert Muntz, Alexis Nicholls, Lodders; Mark Weston.
Warwickshire law firm Lodders welcomed clients and fellow professionals from the county's business community to Warwick Racecourse.
(From left) Chefs Chris Bratt-Rose, Luke Tipping, Andy Waters and Adam Stokes whose restaurants are taking part in Streetsmart 2014

Lack of support by Birmingham restaurants 'embarrassing' says St Basils

Streetsmart scheme allows restaurants to add a voluntary £1 to each table's bill but Birmingham is failing to match other cities with levels of support

Sue Summers, chief executive of Finance Birmingham

Finance Birmingham funding helps six companies in three months

The funds have helped create more than 120 jobs and safeguard a further 116

Victoria posts half-year loss in aftermath of boardroom battle

Victoria Carpets has posted a half-year loss
Carpet manufacturer is upbeat as revenue rises but exceptional items of more than £8m hit the bottom line

ZF Friedrichshafen strikes deal to buy TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation

TRW Automotive's site in Stratford Road, Shirley
The deal will see TRW Automotive sites at Stratford Road, Shirley, College Road, Perry Barr, and Nuneaton swallowed up by the Baden-Wurtemberg-based engineering group

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