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Unipart Automotive collapses with the loss of over 1,200 jobs

Mark Orton, KPMG

Rescue deal save three West Midlands branches but head office and multiple sites have closed

Birmingham could be first public sector hub outside London

Sir Albert Bore
City set to be centre of government outside of the capital as it pushes for major relocations away from South East

BAM sells Fore Business Park for £21m

Fore Business Park, Solihull
IM Properties grows West Midlands portfolio and vows to target occupies seeking larger floorplates

Creditors to get 2pc owed following Cobbetts collapse

Cobbetts
New report says cost of administration has now topped £1 million with firm days away from liquidation

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch
Firm is second architecture practice to win a design brief for £450m mixed-use scheme and will create building to replace Central Library

Infrastructure chief to join HS2's Birmingham team

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line
Hunts is now on for executives to lead the £50bn high-speed rail project in the city
Derek "Red Robbo" Robinson speaking at Cofton Park, near Longbridge works, on 20 February 1980.

Why leaving 'Red Robbo' far behind put us on the right road

Nobody summed up the worker-management divide of late 70s Britain as potently as the stocky, balding figure with the microphone in Cofton Park.

Unipart Automotive collapses with the loss of over 1,200 jobs

Mark Orton, KPMG
Rescue deal save three West Midlands branches but head office and multiple sites have closed
Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Unpopular he may be - but he is likely to be PM

Labour leader Ed Miliband has faced criticism from within his own ranks yet looks set to lead polls next year.

Are we about to see the most underwhelming election in history?

Police & Crime Commissioner Elections
Ballot boxes could be decidedly empty come police and crime commissioner election day next month.
Believe.

Movie Review: Believe (PG)

Believe has its heart in the right place and it's nice to see a homely British film about family life.

Movie Review: The Purge: Anarchy (15)

The Purge: Anarchy.
Graham Young reviews the latest from writer-director James DeMonoaco, The Purge: Anarchy.

Movie Review: Hercules (12A)

Hercules.
Classical Greek mythology gets a campy, testosterone- pumped rewrite in Brett Ratner’s swaggering swords ’n’ sandals romp.
Steve Parkinson, Parkinson Estates Plc; Tom Finnegan, Radleigh Group Ltd; Mark Anslow, BDO; Stephen Hemming, Lambert Smith Hampton.

BDO hosts dinner for housebuilders to discuss 'Homes For All' report

BDO spoke to 50 UK housebuilders across the country to canvass views on the key challenges facing the industry and how to overcome these.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution tells business leaders to get on their bikes

Professor David Cox, CTC; Councillor James McKay, Richard Leonard, Birmingham City Council.
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.
Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Firm is second architecture practice to win a design brief for £450m mixed-use scheme and will create building to replace Central Library

Mark Orton, KPMG

Unipart Automotive collapses with the loss of over 1,200 jobs

Rescue deal save three West Midlands branches but head office and multiple sites have closed

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch
Firm is second architecture practice to win a design brief for £450m mixed-use scheme and will create building to replace Central Library

Heritage Collection wins Palomar restaurant order

Tableware designed by Heritage Collection at Palomar
Birmingham silversmith completes 2,500-piece order in three weeks for new London eatery

Videos & Photos

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Steve Parkinson, Parkinson Estates Plc; Tom Finnegan, Radleigh Group Ltd; Mark Anslow, BDO; Stephen Hemming, Lambert Smith Hampton.

BDO hosts dinner for housebuilders to discuss 'Homes For All' report

Whitley Elm Farm & Barns in Case Lane, Mousley.

Home of the day: £1,500,000 Whitley Elm Farm in Case Lane, Mousley End

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