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Stalled Beorma Quarter starts to take shape

Scaffolding around the new Adagio Hotel in the Beorma Quarter, Digbeth

Work well underway on delayed hotel and office scheme with historic storage building to be revitalised as commercial complex

Funding boost to improve child literacy in Birmingham

Amaan, Aaliyah and Asad Hussain in one of the reading pods at the Library of Birmingham
Birmingham City Council secured the cash from independent charity the Wolfson Foundation and will use it to attract more youngsters in libraries

New director bolsters CBRE planning team

CBRE's head of planning in the Midlands Gary Cardin (left) with new recruit Richard Brown
Richard Brown reunites with Gary Cardin after 12 years with rival agency Deloitte Real Estate

Trojan Horse inquiry uncovers campaign of 'aggressive Islamic ethos'

Trojan Horse
The inquiry uncovers pupils branded “kaffir” if they failed to attend prayers, children told that women who refused to have sex with husbands would be sent to hell and non-Muslim children excluded from school trips supposedly designed to teach foreign languages - which were really religious pilgrimages

Tributes paid after long-serving doctor Peter Pollitt passes away

Former Walsall doctor Peter Pollitt
Peter Pollitt ran his own surgery on Broadway which had approximately 3,500 patients as well as working in casualty at the old Walsall General Hospital. He had also served as a magistrate in Walsall before passing away suddenly at his home last week

Barclays appoints new corporate director for Leicestershire and Warwickshire

Keith Ross, Barclays' corporate director for Leicestershire and Warwickshire
Mr Ross, who will lead a team of relationship directors across the region, has been acting corporate director in the area for the last 12 months, as well as managing a portfolio of clients
CBRE's head of planning in the Midlands Gary Cardin (left) with new recruit Richard Brown

New director bolsters CBRE planning team

Richard Brown reunites with Gary Cardin after 12 years with rival agency Deloitte Real Estate

mfg Solicitors advises on nursery solar deal

Stewart Smith, an associate within with mfg Solicitors' agricultural and rural affairs team
Renewables legal specialists at the firm assisted the owner of Bypass Nurseries on the 25-year lease of the solar park and other legal agreements
Amaan, Aaliyah and Asad Hussain in one of the reading pods at the Library of Birmingham

Funding boost to improve child literacy in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council secured the cash from independent charity the Wolfson Foundation and will use it to attract more youngsters in libraries

St. Modwen to lead Longbridge tour

Artist's impression of the new High Street in Longbridge town centre
BPS Birmingham Future event will update how regeneration of south Birmingham town is progressing
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.
Keith Ross, Barclays' corporate director for Leicestershire and Warwickshire

Barclays appoints new corporate director for Midlands counties

Mr Ross, who will lead a team of relationship directors across the region, has been acting corporate director in the area for the last 12 months

Tableware designed by Heritage Collection at Palomar

Heritage Collection wins Palomar restaurant order

Birmingham silversmith completes 2,500-piece order in three weeks for new London eatery

Floors-2-Go placed into administration for third time

Floors-2-Go has gone into administration for a third time
MB Insolvency appointed to Birmingham-based retailer as mystery shrouds latest twist in company's history

Profit on the rise at Secure Trust Bank

Paul Lynam, chief executive of Secure Trust Bank
Better than expected lending boosts challenger bank's coffers

Videos & Photos

Scaffolding around the new Adagio Hotel in the Beorma Quarter, Digbeth

Stalled Beorma Quarter starts to take shape

Eaton House in Newfield Road, Hagley.

Home of the day: £975k Eaton House in Newfield Road, Hagley

Trimpley House & The Beeches in Trimpley, Worcestershire.

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

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