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Birmingham Wholesale Markets move given go ahead

City planners have given the green light to a new home for the Wholesale Markets at The Hub in Witton

New future for traders using run-down city centre site after planners back relocation to The Hub in north Birmingham

Warwickshire rejects chance to join combined authority

Councillors in Warwickshire voted against joining the new West Midlands Combined Authority
Councillors vote against becoming members of the new 'super council' but LEP pleads for Coventry and Warwickshire to stay together

HSBC unveils new name for Birmingham-based bank

Retail and business banking arm moving to the city in 2018 will adopt a new name to distinguish it from investment section

Anger as Capita makes millions in Birmingham City Council deal

City defends £12.5m dividend payout over Service Birmingham contract as 'cost effective'

West Midlands Police facing 'catastrophic' budget cuts

Legal challenge could be mounted over Whitehall funding expected to come into force by 2020 which would see local police lose up to 55 cent of budget

Morgan Sindall to lead 55 Colmore Row revamp

From left: John Hammond, investment director at IM Properties, Ben Cushway, senior project manager at Morgan Sindall and Daniel Butler, project manager IM Properties outside 55 Colmore Row
Listed construction group named lead contractor by owner IM Properties on £30m project to breather new life into landmark Birmingham business address
Welcome to the West Midlands. From top left, clockwise: Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham's Bullring, Solihull Manor House and the Black Country flag

Get down to business and show some ambition

Paul Faulkner urges those with a vested interest in the West Midlands' political and business worlds to be ambitious in their vision for the new combined authority

Why Labour's electoral dilemma strikes at the heart of the country

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband
Lewis Baston examines Labour's status in the Midlands as the party battles to turn itself around following May's General Election
Councillors in Warwickshire voted against joining the new West Midlands Combined Authority

Warwickshire rejects chance to join combined authority

Councillors vote against becoming members of the new 'super council' but LEP pleads for Coventry and Warwickshire to stay together

West Midlands Police facing 'catastrophic' budget cuts

Legal challenge could be mounted over Whitehall funding expected to come into force by 2020 which would see local police lose up to 55 cent of budget
Scotch whisky will be in abundance at the Midlands Whisky Festival on September 18 and 19, along with whiskies from all over the world

Merchants Nickolls and Perks prepare for Midlands Whisky Festival

The Midlands Whisky Festival, which takes place in Stourbridge Town Hall on September 18 and 19, is organised by Nickolls and Perks

Cressida Cowell to open children's department at Foyles' Grand Central store

CGI of the new Foyles store which will open in Grand Central next month
London-based bookstore chain will open its sixth venture next month and has also released a new CGI of how it will look

Resorts World ready to set sail

The new Resorts World complex
We take a tour of the new casino, hotel and leisure complex next to the NEC ahead of its opening later this year
Lucy Porter, Lotty Harper Events; Satish Jakhu, Rubric Lois King; Mollie Wilson, Lotty Harper Events, at Rubric Lois King's Wimbledon-themed summer party

Rubric Lois King host Wimbledon-themed summer party

Edgbaston-based solicitors Rubric Lois King hosted a Wimbledon-themed summer party for all their clients at their offices

Law firm unearths some treasure for children's charity

Lisa Barge (Head of Litigation), Kirsty White (Fundraiser from NSPCC), David Beswick (Senior Office Partner), Elli Sandbach and Frances O'Neill at Eversheds LLP's Treasure Hunt, held to raise money for the NSPCC.
The Birmingham office of Eversheds LLP hosted a treasure hunt to support and raise money for the NSPCC

Hortons' quiz raises £5,700 for cancer ward at city hospital

Back Row: Paul Guest, Lauren Powell, Neale Powell, Tony Green, Steve Wiliams. Front Row: Rachel Carpenter, Sophie Samuda, Melissa Spence, Debbie Haywood, Megan Green, Jane Phillips.
Hortons' Estate Limited raised £5,700 for Ward 19 at Heartlands Hospital, at its eighth annual quiz for the local commercial property community.
From left: John Hammond, investment director at IM Properties, Ben Cushway, senior project manager at Morgan Sindall and Daniel Butler, project manager IM Properties outside 55 Colmore Row

Morgan Sindall to lead 55 Colmore Row revamp

Listed construction group named lead contractor by owner IM Properties on £30m project to breather new life into landmark Birmingham business address

Legal & General plans major renovation for old Lewis's building

CGI of Temple Court which is being renovated by Legal & General after it acquired the building last year
Property arm of finance group acquired landmark site in Bull Street last year and will add a seventh floor alongside massive internal refurbishment

Rubric Lois King host Wimbledon-themed summer party

Lucy Porter, Lotty Harper Events; Satish Jakhu, Rubric Lois King; Mollie Wilson, Lotty Harper Events, at Rubric Lois King's Wimbledon-themed summer party
Edgbaston-based solicitors Rubric Lois King hosted a Wimbledon-themed summer party for all their clients at their offices

Tandem expands again with online retailer buyout

Castle Bromwich-based leisure product designer and developer acquires online retailer ESC Europe which sells goods such as gazebos and party tents

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

West Midlands chief executives earn 50 times more than staff

Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield is among the top earners at listed companies in the West Midlands
Research by the Birmingham Post shows the gap between the top and bottom of the corporate tree is very wide but the regional figure here is dwarfed by the national average

Videos & Photos

City planners have given the green light to a new home for the Wholesale Markets at The Hub in Witton

Birmingham Wholesale Markets move given go ahead

HSBC unveils new name for Birmingham-based bank

From left: John Hammond, investment director at IM Properties, Ben Cushway, senior project manager at Morgan Sindall and Daniel Butler, project manager IM Properties outside 55 Colmore Row

Morgan Sindall to lead 55 Colmore Row revamp

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