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Birmingham's business leaders left 'disappointed' by Heathrow extension decision

City business leaders have been left dismayed at the recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport

Airport chief urges government to move ahead with caution while chamber boss called it an opportunity missed

New bid to prevent another Trojan Horse

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has outlined new plans to combat extreme views among schoolchildren
Education Secretary outlines plans to combat homophobia and extreme views among schoolchildren

Birmingham City's owners pay £106k for Carson Yeung's wife to have a hire car

Former Blues chairman Carson Yeung
New details about payments revealed in the annual report of club's parent company Birmingham International Holdings

Birmingham Wholesale Markets vision a step nearer

A move by traders from the Birmingham Wholesale Markets site is a step closer
New plans lodged for huge out-of-town site in the north of the city to replace markets site near Bullring which is set to become leisure and residential development

UK automotive sector hits an all-time high

The two millionth Land Rover Defender takes shape on the Solihull production line
Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed turnover reached a new historic high in 2014 following a 6.6 per cent increase since 2013

Birmingham Opera Company designs receive international showcase

Birmingham Opera Comany - Mittwoch Aus Licht
Brace of theatre designs on show in Prague before moving to the V&A in London later this month for a six-month run
City business leaders have been left dismayed at the recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport

Birmingham's business leaders left 'disappointed' by Heathrow extension decision

Airport chief urges government to move ahead with caution while chamber boss called it an opportunity missed

MHA Bloomer Heaven to merge with MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Chris Barlow, managing director MHA Bloomer Heaven
The merger with the top 20 accountancy firm will take effect on July 1 and from that date MHA Bloomer Heaven will be known as MHA MacInytre Hudson
Chris Keates, general secretary of NASUWT, says it was inevitable pupil premium funding would have little impact

'Inevitable' cash for poorer pupils would fail says NASUWT

New report from National Audit Office on pupil premium funding finds the cash has yet to make an impact

New bid to prevent another Trojan Horse

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has outlined new plans to combat extreme views among schoolchildren
Education Secretary outlines plans to combat homophobia and extreme views among schoolchildren
Danièle Sanderson, deputy head of the Birmingham School of Acting

Birmingham academic slams William Tell rape scene

Deputy head of the Birmingham School of Acting says Damiano Michieletto's interpretation of Rossini classic was 'offensive'

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.
Alex Tross, Tony Fisher, Adam Ramshaw, all Lambert Smith Hampton.

Lambert Smith Hampton reports on growing optimism

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.

Spoof property awards raise more than £33,000 for city charities

Greg Kirby, Stuart Franks, Rupert Young, Peter Monks, Lucy Hansell, Verity Cubitt, Jilly Cosgrove, George Jennings, Jo Salmon, Sarah Whittington and John Nolan, attend The Brenda Awards, staged at the Burlington Hotel.
The Brenda Awards is the annual tongue-in-cheek event that sees the Birmingham commercial property sector join forces to raise funds for disadvantaged children.
Chris Barlow, managing director MHA Bloomer Heaven

MHA Bloomer Heaven to merge with MHA MacIntyre Hudson

The merger with the top 20 accountancy firm will take effect on July 1 and from that date MHA Bloomer Heaven will be known as MHA MacInytre Hudson

Grant Thornton appoints new practice leader in Birmingham

Grant Thornton regional managing partner Dave Munton (left) with new Birmingham practice leader David Hillan
David Hillan picks up the reins from Dave Munton who is taking on regional role covering Birmingham and cities in the North

New images show revamped 55 Colmore Row

CGI of the rear of 55 Colmore Row
Work starts on £30m renovation of historic office building once left vacant following departure of city law firm
Stephen Prosser, St Modwen

Record-breaking results for St Modwen

Property and regeneration group enjoys major increase in profit and revenue as it continues to believe in the regional marketplace

New recruits bolster Top Banana

New faces at Top Banana (from left): Head of marketing communications Rebecca Jeavons, head of venues Sam Dyus, office manager Liza Carrington, junior motion graphics designer Ed Waldron and account executive Jessica Bond
Black Country event and communication agency add six new faces to team including first ever head of marketing communications

Innovation Birmingham launches new business centre plan

From left: David Hardman, chief executive of Innovation Birmingham, Karle Burford, director of AHR Architects and Ian Hirst, bid manager with Thomas Vale Construction
City campus to house dedicated hub aimed at helping SMEs and growing companies interact better with city's universities

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A move by traders from the Birmingham Wholesale Markets site is a step closer

Birmingham Wholesale Markets vision a step nearer

Peter Salmon, director of BBC England

BBC chief Peter Salmon outlines expansion plans - for the North

Another restaurant could be joining Bullring's long list of places to eat

Bill's has eye on Bullring for first Birmingham restaurant

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