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The vision that signalled the end of old New Street

New Street Station re-development.

Half a century ago work started to demolish Birmingham's famous old New Street station as planners envisioned a sleek, modern city of the future

Ikon Gallery auction raises £780,000 for 50th anniversary celebrations

The Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.
The proceeds will lay the foundations for Ikon’s 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund

Energy boss: We won’t give up on gas fracking plant

Protesters against fracking gather outside Preston County Hall
Midland shale gas fracking company Cuadrilla, could appeal after council reject wells.

Midland towns most expensive to live outside the South East

Historic Warwick is the third most expensive area in Britain outside London and the South East
Solihull, Warwick and Leamington Spa are among the dearest places to buy in Britain.

Region's MPs keep it in the family as claims revealed

Jess Phillips, the newly elected MP for Yardley
Commons publishes allowances and interests

Liam Byrne vows sit-in if HS2 railroads deal to use land for jobs

MP Liam Byrne
Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has condemned HS2 Ltd for failing to listen to the concerns of Birmingham City Council and MPs.
The Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

Ikon Gallery auction raises £785,375 for 50th anniversary celebrations

The proceeds will lay the foundations for Ikon’s 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund

Midland towns most expensive to live outside the South East

Historic Warwick is the third most expensive area in Britain outside London and the South East
Solihull, Warwick and Leamington Spa are among the dearest places to buy in Britain.
New Street Station re-development.

The vision that signalled the end of old New Street

Half a century ago work started to demolish Birmingham's famous old New Street station as planners envisioned a sleek, modern city of the future

Energy boss: We won’t give up on gas fracking plant

Protesters against fracking gather outside Preston County Hall
Midland shale gas fracking company Cuadrilla, could appeal after council reject wells.
Oklahoma at Birmingham Hippodrome. Pictured are Lucy May Barker as Ado Annie and Gary Wilmot as Ali Hakim

Review: Oklahoma! at Birmingham Hippodrome

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical is surely one of the best ever made. The reason is simple, lyrics, dancing, dialogue and music fit together easily until you get a perfectly balanced classical whole.

Review: Elizabeth Watts and Audrey Hyland at Tardebigge Church

Soprano Elizabeth Watts
This was a pretty dark programme. Thomas Traherne settings by Finzi and Elizabeth Maconchy could almost have been light relief, had Maconchy’s vocal lines not been so ferociously angular, her tonal language so overcast.

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, St Paul's Church in Hockley

Birmingham Bach Choir
A thought-provoking, mainly solemn evening of religious choral music, the Bach Choir certainly had challenges and one wonders how often they were able to rehearse with the full organ sound rather than an accompanying piano.
Gavin Davis and John Dennison, BDO.

BDO focuses on IT management for mid-market senior bosses

BDO's Technology Advisory Team hosted the fourth in its series of briefings for the "Reluctant IT Director" at BDO's offices in Colmore Row.

Lambert Smith Hampton reports on growing optimism

Alex Tross, Tony Fisher, Adam Ramshaw, all Lambert Smith Hampton.
More than 60 property professionals from across the Midlands attended the launch of the 2015 edition of the LSH annual Office Market Report at its Birmingham offices.

Sizzling summer fashion shows at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Jennie Walker; Rebecca Meah; Beth Goodrham, Beth Goodrham Personal Stylist; Lorraine Goodman; Helen Roberts.
More than 200 women gathered at Birmingham Botanical Gardens to get inspiration for their summer looks as well as raise more than £7,000 for the educational charity.
Gary Davie, Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau event marks Employee Ownership Day

The purpose of Employee Ownership Day is to encourage businesses to consider whether employee-ownership could be part of their strategic plan

Profits up at restaurant group San Carlo

Carlo Distefano managing director of San Carlo Restaurants
Italian chain which was born in Birmingham continues expansion plan with new sites in Turkey and China

BDO focuses on IT management for mid-market senior bosses

Gavin Davis and John Dennison, BDO.
BDO's Technology Advisory Team hosted the fourth in its series of briefings for the "Reluctant IT Director" at BDO's offices in Colmore Row.
Mark Payton, chief executive of Mercia Technologies

Mercia backs Impression Technologies with £1.5m

Henley technology investor takes part in £4m funding round to help aluminium forming company buy a new press facility

Jaguar Land Rover signs partnership to produce vehicles in Austria

The two millionth Land Rover Defender takes shape on the Solihull production line
The partnership has been described as one that will “complement” UK production rather than signalling a move away from the company’s core UK manufacturing base

Record-breaking results for St Modwen

Stephen Prosser, St Modwen
Property and regeneration group enjoys major increase in profit and revenue as it continues to believe in the regional marketplace

Videos & Photos

New Street Station re-development.

The vision that signalled the end of old New Street

The Folly in Idlicote Road, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour.

Shipston-on-Stour home full of quirkily shaped spaces

Weeford House Farm in Church Hill, Weeford, Lichfield.

400-year-old Lichfield property aims to please

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