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Birmingham councillor Dierdre Alden hits back at critics over cycle storm

Coun Deirdre Alden

Edgbaston Tory Coun Deirdre Alden said the plan to create a ‘Cycle City’ was discriminatory, provoking a storm of protest

Giant consultation on future of Birmingham retail strategy begins

Shoppers in Birmingham's Bullring centre
A six-week consultation has been launched over a new retail strategy to cope with massive change.

New regulations set West Midlands firms back £71m

Compliance with new regulations will cost the 99,000 small and medium-sized employers in the region an extra £725 per company next year, new research suggests

Backlash over £90m for Midland incinerator - which hasn't been built yet

Margaret Hodge
The enormous waste of money has been condemned by a Commons inquiry which described the arrangements as “appalling”

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014: Firms urged to apply as deadline looms

2013 Birmingham Post Business Awards.
The deadline for entries to the region’s premier celebration of business is September 26 – so time is running out

20 artists' impressions of New Street Station reveal how £600m project has evolved

An early impression of the new New Street Station shows the Pallasades shopping centre as part of the plans
As one of the biggest redevelopment projects Birmingham has ever seen, New Street Station has found itself the subject of much design debate
David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

MG's newest designer showcases talents at London Design Week

MG's latest MG3 personalisation design concept
An MG3 concept display car, featuring a trio of new graphics created by designer Louise Thorburn, was on show at Superbrands
Steve Hollis, GBSLEP; Suzie Branch, BMET; Alex Bishop, Shoosmiths; Derrick McEvoy, Aspect Consultants.

BPS Birmingham welcomed Steve Hollis to speak at GBSLEP: A Year in Review event

Steve Hollis of The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership spoke at BPS Birmingham's GBSLEP: A Year in Review event.

The Birmingham cyclists proving that the sport is not discriminatory

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.
After Edgbaston Conservative councillor Deirdre Alden suggested cycling was discriminatory and predominately for young, white men, Mary Griffin meets some cyclists desperate to prove her wrong

Review: Birmingham's Carters of Moseley has inventive fayre which is a true labour of love

Diners and judges have voted it the best UK restaurant in The Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year. Now Mary Griffin puts Birmingham restaurant Carters of Moseley to the test.

Chris Packham attends Birmingham's NEC for the National Pet Show

Chris Packham, with his two poodle dogs Itchy and Scratchy, the Springwatch presenter will be at the National Pet Show at the NEC on September 20 and 21.
Wildlife presenter Chris Packham will be at Birmingham's NEC this weekend to talk about animals at the National Pet Show. He tells Roz Laws why he is most at home with his adored dogs

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on fire for Beethoven cycle

Andris Nelsons conducting the CBSO at Bonn for Beethovenfest
The CBSO will perform the complete cycle of Beethoven's nine symphonies in Birmingham this week. Christopher Morley gets a preview of what's in store on a visit to Bonn.
Steve Hollis, GBSLEP; Suzie Branch, BMET; Alex Bishop, Shoosmiths; Derrick McEvoy, Aspect Consultants.

BPS Birmingham welcomed Steve Hollis to speak at GBSLEP: A Year in Review event

Steve Hollis of The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership spoke at BPS Birmingham's GBSLEP: A Year in Review event.

Birmingham Law firm serves up tennis ace Martina Navratilova for hard-hitting talk

Helen Platt, Squire Patton Boggs; Martina Navratilova, Nick Green, Squire Patton Boggs; Monique Sutherland, Squire Patton Boggs.
Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs recently welcomed tennis legend Martina Navratilova to a client breakfast to discuss diversity.

Exciting finish to the 2014 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall

Clayton and Tracey Blackmore.
Eddie Pepperell secured the 2014 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship title after a tense play-off with TP Tour Qualifier Jak Hamblett.
Birmingham Pride chairman Lawrence Barton, who owns the Nightingale Club, among other Southside venues

Birmingham firm GB Training secures £1.4m apprenticeships deal

GB Training says the one-year contract with the Skills Funding Agency is one of the largest single contracts it has secured in recent years

99p Stores appoints Harris Lamb for Midlands expansion drive

David Walton, Harris Lamb
Birmingham planning consultancy will lead the hunt for new sites across the region and north of England

Clevercherry recruited for Millbank brief

Jewellery Quarter creative agency secures latest tender to help North West recruitment agency increase profile

Videos & Photos

Lydebrook Farm in Little Wenlock, Telford, Shropshire.

£6,600,000 Lydebrook Farm in Telford would make a perfect rural business

Steve Hollis, GBSLEP; Suzie Branch, BMET; Alex Bishop, Shoosmiths; Derrick McEvoy, Aspect Consultants.

BPS Birmingham welcomed Steve Hollis to speak at GBSLEP: A Year in Review event

Review: Birmingham's Carters of Moseley has inventive fayre which is a true labour of love

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