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New £40m Birmingham Conservatoire plans set for approval

Planning officers say brick design, previously compared to an Oxo cube, is 'high standard'

CBSO music programme secured after £100,000 donation matched by Arts Council

Andris Nelsons conducting the CBSO at Bonn for Beethovenfest
The future of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s chamber music programme has been secured – thanks to a private £100,000 donation being matched by Arts Council England’s Catalyst scheme.

Government told about extremists in Birmingham schools four years ago, Labour claims

Labour MP Tristram Hunt
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt told the Commons that ministers had put city pupils at risk

Asian jewellery students flock to Birmingham university

Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery said 80 per cent of its international students who started this academic year were from Asia

Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society meeting goes with a swing at golf club

Richard Canner, President, Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society; with Ken Wilkinson, President 60 years ago, attending the Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society's monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club.
Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society held its monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club.

US ban on Cadbury imports prompts Hershey's protest

Hershey’s claimed the sale of Dairy Milk and other British-made chocolate products breached trademark laws in the United States
BBC board member Peter Salmon – the man who led the creation of the new Salford studios

BBC boss defends Birmingham commitment in face of criticism

Peter Salmon, who leads BBC England at MediaCity UK in Salford, spoke out after a storm of criticism questioning the corporation’s commitment to Birmingham

300 guests attend KPMG's annual event in Birmingham

Steven Fifer; Jeffrey Knight; Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Sophie Ash, KPMG; and Paul Gerrard attend KPMG's annual event held at the firm's Birmingham office.
KPMG's annual event at the firm's Birmingham office attracted 300 attendees.
NatWest Tower, which has peered over Birmingham's roof tops since the 1970s, looks set to be demolished

John Madin's NatWest Tower could finally go

Vacant office block has become 'poster boy' for lack of speculative development in Birmingham, according to the company charged with its regeneration

Government told about extremists in Birmingham schools four years ago, Labour claims

Labour MP Tristram Hunt
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt told the Commons that ministers had put city pupils at risk
CBSO, at Symphony Hall

Review: Best of the West End by CBSO at Symphony Hall

Merely two days after presenting a technically demanding programme which included a substantial rarely-heard symphony, the CBSO was back in Symphony Hall for the latest in its hugely popular series of Friday Night Classics, really putting on the style for Best of the West End.

Surge Orchestra - 20 jazz musicians form together for mac Birmingham concert

Composer and band leader Sid Peacock h has a debut concert at mac Birmingham with his newly assembled jazz orchestra

CBSO music programme secured after £100,000 donation matched by Arts Council

Andris Nelsons conducting the CBSO at Bonn for Beethovenfest
The future of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s chamber music programme has been secured – thanks to a private £100,000 donation being matched by Arts Council England’s Catalyst scheme.
Steven Fifer; Jeffrey Knight; Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Sophie Ash, KPMG; and Paul Gerrard attend KPMG's annual event held at the firm's Birmingham office.

300 guests attend KPMG's annual event in Birmingham

KPMG's annual event at the firm's Birmingham office attracted 300 attendees.

Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society meeting goes with a swing at golf club

Richard Canner, President, Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society; with Ken Wilkinson, President 60 years ago, attending the Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society's monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club.
Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society held its monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club.

EFG holds annual reception for its clients at museum

Catherine Style, John Male, Managing Director, EFG; and Jennifer Morries, at the EFG Independent Financial Advisers reception held at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
EFG Independent Financial Advisers held its annual reception for clients, colleagues and intermediaries at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Birmingham is set to benefit from a new regeneration pot backed by Legal & General

Greater Birmingham boost as Legal & General launches £15bn regen vehicle

Region is poised to tap into new cash pot which will benefit projects such as housing and infrastructure

Second deal for Mercia Technologies since AIM float

Mark Payton, chief executive of Mercia Technologies
Warwickshire tech investor makes another investment after raising £70m from initial public offering

Black Country manufacturer creates jobs and expands factory with £900k funding

David Chance, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (left), and Ray Andrews, managing director of Midtherm Flue Systems
Midtherm Flue Systems which installed plant at Burj Khalifa secures finance from Lloyds Bank and Regional Growth Fund

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Steven Fifer; Jeffrey Knight; Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Sophie Ash, KPMG; and Paul Gerrard attend KPMG's annual event held at the firm's Birmingham office.

300 guests attend KPMG's annual event in Birmingham

Firbank House in Forest Drive, Kinver.

Gardens and woodland should prove a winner for Staffordshire home

Leyland Industries Belgium sign that survives outside the former British Leyland plant in Seneffe

When British Leyland drove the car industry drove into Europe

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