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Ed Balls: Labour's £30bn devolution pledge to UK regions

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says all parts of country, including West Midlands, will benefit - not just the northern powerhouse

It's ladies thirst as Purity targets women beer drinkers

Warwickshire-based Purity has set itself a target of producing seven million pints a year so is targeting more female drinkers by making glasses aimed at more feminine hands

£1bn Southern Gateway masterplan to be unveiled at MIPIM 2015

The Birmingham Wholesale Market
Birmingham City Council will showcase its plans for a mixed-use development on the former site of the Wholesale Markets in Cannes this year

Sir Doug Ellis donates £1 million to university school and cancer research

Sir Doug Ellis
Sir Doug impressed by school's vision of providing top class education to deprived children

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.
The Birmingham Wholesale Market

£1bn Southern Gateway masterplan to be unveiled at MIPIM 2015

Birmingham City Council will showcase its plans for a mixed-use development on the former site of the Wholesale Markets in Cannes this year

It's ladies thirst as Purity targets women beer drinkers

Warwickshire-based Purity has set itself a target of producing seven million pints a year so is targeting more female drinkers by making glasses aimed at more feminine hands
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls: Labour's £30bn devolution pledge to UK regions

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says all parts of country, including West Midlands, will benefit - not just the northern powerhouse

Sir Doug Ellis donates £1 million to university school and cancer research

Sir Doug Ellis
Sir Doug impressed by school's vision of providing top class education to deprived children
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

Videos & Photos

Severn Terrace in Worcester.

Terraced Worcester property is an ideal location for racegoers

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

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