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Experts criticise latest design changes to New Street Station

Latest furore surrounds a revised planning application to retain and extend the old Navigation Street footbridge over tracks and platforms on the northern side of the station

Questions asked as 95% of Birmingham events budget spent on Conservative Party Conference

David Cameron
The deal to bring three Conservative Party conferences to the city was agreed under the previous council regime, led by Lord Whitby, but new leader Sir Albert Bore has vowed to put an end to such events

Up to 143 jobs axed as Sandvik closes Midland plant

Manufacturing in the West Midlands
Engineering giant Sandvik Machining Solutions plans to shut its Featherstone plant and move production out of the UK

Chinese car-maker Changan in advanced talks over Birmingham base

A dancer performs near the CS75 from Chinese car maker Changan at the China Auto show held in Beijing, China, Sunday, April 20, 2014
Changan, one of the largest car-makers in the Far East, is in negotiations over setting up a research and development operation at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston

Eastside plans for HS2 college and Unite centre

Birmingham City University, next to Millennium Point in Eastside
A college for apprentices and a training centre for trade union Unite could provide another boost to Birmingham's Eastside area

Locke director Steven Knight shares his vision for a more creative Birmingham

Tom Hardy – “the best young actor Britain has got” – is the star of his new film, Locke, about a man undergoing a personal and professional crisis while driving from Birmingham to London
US president Barack Obama

Goodbye Mondeo man, hello microtargeting

I don’t pretend fully to understand micro-targeting, but I do get, and somewhat resent, its democratic implications. First, though, as Mike Yarwood’s Max Bygraves would say: I wanna tell you a story

If London Live doesn’t work, what hope for City TV?

Watching television
The business model revealed by local TV operator City TV just never seemed to stack up

Experts criticise latest design changes to New Street Station

Latest furore surrounds a revised planning application to retain and extend the old Navigation Street footbridge over tracks and platforms on the northern side of the station

Questions asked as 95% of Birmingham events budget spent on Conservative Party Conference

David Cameron
The deal to bring three Conservative Party conferences to the city was agreed under the previous council regime, led by Lord Whitby, but new leader Sir Albert Bore has vowed to put an end to such events

Locke director Steven Knight shares his vision for a more creative Birmingham

Tom Hardy – “the best young actor Britain has got” – is the star of his new film, Locke, about a man undergoing a personal and professional crisis while driving from Birmingham to London

Bill Drummond in Birmingham: I'm flyposting the city - because I love doing it

I have 100 posters to flypost around your city. They are in 10 sets of 10. Each set is identical and depicts me painting my head black and white.

Post People: Relaunch of Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar at the Cube

Edgbaston-based upholstery company Mr McQueen led the five-week project to revamp the bar
Tracey Allsopp, Allsopp & Co; Mary Kaye, SGH Martineau; Martin Allsopp, Allsopp & Co.

Firm's St Patrick's Day festivities

The annual St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Birmingham offices of SGH Martineau was well attended as always.

Post People: Relaunch of Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar at the Cube

Edgbaston-based upholstery company Mr McQueen led the five-week project to revamp the bar

Tennis clubs enjoy awards ceremony

Emily and Jim Smith.
The 11th Warwickshire Tennis Awards evening was recently held at the Botanical Gardens
The new Birmingham-based team at stockbroker and wealth management firm Walker Crips: (back from left) Peter Thompson, Clive Duckitt, Jonathan Brown and Roger Shepherd, (front from left) Kathryn Duffy, Barbara Twyford and Jenny Lomas

Walker Crips launches new Birmingham office

Stockbroker and wealth management firm launches Colmore Row base as part of plan to target regional expansion

School meal provider Alliance in Partnership has undergone a £11 million management buyout backed by Key Capital Partners

Key Capital Partners backs Alliance management buyout

Black Country school meal provider looks to next step of growth following MBO

VAT hits Spirit Pub Company as sales top £400m

Burton pub chain operator says investment in estate and staff is behind growth

New funding spurs Ecuity to expansion

Offshore wind farm
Solihull energy consultancy moves to new base with LEP grant

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Locke director Steven Knight shares his vision for a more creative Birmingham

Bill Drummond in Birmingham: I'm flyposting the city - because I love doing it

Tracey Allsopp, Allsopp & Co; Mary Kaye, SGH Martineau; Martin Allsopp, Allsopp & Co.

Firm's St Patrick's Day festivities

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