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Former factory in Gun Quarter to make way for student flats

City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Go ahead for London firm Knightsbridge to demolish old oil plant and build more than 500 bedrooms to accommodate Birmingham's growing student population

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show
Andy Palmer outlined the firm’s plans at the Geneva motor show, and said growth would come from a crossover vehicle, wider availability of its Lagonda Taraf luxury saloon and a new generation of sportscars

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible
David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London

Green light for Dandara's vision for V Building site

CGI of Dandara's apartment block which will be built next to Alpha Tower after planners gave it the green light
Long-awaited redevelopment first mooted as a 51-storey tower in 1997 can finally begin after city planners award permission to apartment blocks

West Midlands' exports rise despite UK-wide fall

Paul Noon, UKTI's regional director for the West Midlands
The region enjoyed its sixth consecutive year of export growth in 2014 on the back of success stories like Jaguar Land Rover and JCB

Radisson Blu to open hotel at Birmingham Airport

The Radisson Blu in Holloway Circus, Queensway.
The 220-bedroom new-build hotel is scheduled to open in early 2017 a stone’s throw from Birmingham Airport
City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Former Gun Quarter factory to make way for student flats

Go ahead for London firm Knightsbridge to demolish old oil plant and build more than 500 bedrooms to accommodate Birmingham's growing student population

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show
Andy Palmer outlined the firm’s plans at the Geneva motor show, and said growth would come from a crossover vehicle, wider availability of its Lagonda Taraf luxury saloon and a new generation of sportscars
Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London

West Midlands' exports rise despite UK-wide fall

Paul Noon, UKTI's regional director for the West Midlands
The region enjoyed its sixth consecutive year of export growth in 2014 on the back of success stories like Jaguar Land Rover and JCB

Review: Chorus by Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome

Lesley Garrett flew aboard a giant pair of lips in this evening of choruses by Welsh National Opera

Birmingham artist Reuben Colley opens Colmore Row gallery

View from The Cube by Reuben Colley
City artist's paintings of Birmingham will sit next to work from the likes of Warhol and Damien Hirst

CBSO's Andris Nelsons bows out with final series of concerts

Conductor Andris Nelsons
The CBSO has announced its final series of concerts with Andris Nelsons at the helm
Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

The League of Friends For The John Taylor Hospice held a reception to recruit over 400 entrants for a local fun run.

West Midlands SMEs urged to change mindset

Professor Adrian Furnham, Juliette Summerfield, Kirsty Davies-Chinnock and Jamil Qureshi at the Aston Business School Transformation For Growth Positive Psychology in SME's event at Birmingham's Botanical Gardens.
Aston Business School's free "Positive Psychology in SMEs" event was hosted at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

International flavour to Mazars' meet-up

Lee Cartwright, David Preston, Mazars; Paul Turk and Gary Riley, HSBC, at Mazars' annual drinks reception in Birmingham.
International connections was the theme of Mazars' annual drinks reception for intermediaries and professional contacts in the Birmingham and West Midlands office in Church Street.
Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

The League of Friends For The John Taylor Hospice held a reception to recruit over 400 entrants for a local fun run.

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)
Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Aspen Pumps' shareholders on sale to 3i Group

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance
The business was previously backed by Inflexion Private Equity. Under Inflexion’s ownership Aspen has seen sustained growth, focusing on product innovation

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City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Former Gun Quarter factory to make way for student flats

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

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