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Aston Expressway Birmingham at 'considerable' risk of collapsing, claims council report

Raised section of the seven-lane expressway needs £26 million investment to fix it to make the 40-year-old carriageway safe

Birmingham ranked alongside Rome in quality of life survey

City of Birmingham
The city has been ranked as having the highest quality of life of any in the UK outside of the capital – and ahead of the likes of Los Angeles and Dubai, by the Mercer Quality of Living Report 2014

Chamber chief urges Birmingham to become the 'new Victorians'

Tim Pile, president of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
Tim Pile says city should grip potential as business leaders recognised at annual awards

Engineering college boost for skills shortage

University of Warwick
The University of Warwick is proposing a new college backed by Jaguar Land Rover, Aero Engine Controls and Arup, which have had difficulty recruiting staff with the right abilities

Seneca Capital pumps new investment into FJ Holdings

Nick Leitch, head of Seneca Capital's Midlands operation
Dudley firm will use new backing to reorganise group following recent acquisition

Clarke Associates wins business programme PR brief

Business
Wythall agency renews contract to spearhead communications campaign for Business Development Programme
Steve Brandwood, Pritpal Sagoo.

Primitivo marks 18th birthday

City centre bar and restaurant Primitivo held a special party to mark its 18th year.

Engineering college boost for skills shortage

University of Warwick
The University of Warwick is proposing a new college backed by Jaguar Land Rover, Aero Engine Controls and Arup, which have had difficulty recruiting staff with the right abilities

Aston Expressway Birmingham at 'considerable' risk of collapsing, claims council report

Raised section of the seven-lane expressway needs £26 million investment to fix it to make the 40-year-old carriageway safe

Birmingham ranked alongside Rome in quality of life survey

City of Birmingham
The city has been ranked as having the highest quality of life of any in the UK outside of the capital – and ahead of the likes of Los Angeles and Dubai, by the Mercer Quality of Living Report 2014
Saxophone

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

Review: Dial M For Murder at Malvern Festival Theatres

Theatre
Richard Edmonds reviews Dial M For Murder at Malvern Festival Theatres

Review: The Roaring Girl at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

Coventry actress Lisa Dillon as Moll Cutpurse in The Roaring Girl
Sarah Probert reviews The Roaring Girl at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Steve Brandwood, Pritpal Sagoo.

Primitivo marks 18th birthday

City centre bar and restaurant Primitivo held a special party to mark its 18th year.

Broadcaster at charity event to mark International Women's Day

Graham Hampson-Silk, Cure Leukaemia; Llewela Bailey, Guest Speaker, prominent media and communications; Jemma Gibbard, Deloitte; Jane Whitlock, Deloitte.
Llewela Bailey was the guest speaker at a Birmingham charity lunch to mark this year's International Women's Day.

Alternative MIPIM event in Birmingham

Stuart Franks, Coltham Developments; Dan Anderson, Anderson's Bar & Grill; Mike Hargreaves, Coltham Developments; Jilly Cosgrove, Barques Design; Eddie Morse, EMC Consultancy; Simon Marsh, Anderson's Bar & Grill.
The Alternative MIPIM event in Birmingham saw more than 100 leading figures from the commercial property sector networking over a long leisurely French-themed meal
Steve Brandwood, Pritpal Sagoo.

Primitivo marks 18th birthday

City centre bar and restaurant Primitivo held a special party to mark its 18th year.

Nick Leitch, head of Seneca Capital's Midlands operation

Seneca Capital pumps new investment into FJ Holdings

Dudley firm will use new backing to reorganise group following recent acquisition

Catalyst advises on Fabulous Bakin' Bros buyout

Mark Wilson, partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance in Birmingham
Birmingham-based partner helped Dutch firm Daelmans acquire the well-known UK cake brand

HSBC launches £500m funding pot for region's SMEs

HSBC is looking to increase growth among West Midlands SMEs with new funding pot
Move part of bank's plan to release £6billion to small- and medium-sized companies as new report predicts year of growth

Videos & Photos

Steve Brandwood, Pritpal Sagoo.

Primitivo marks 18th birthday

Graham Hampson-Silk, Cure Leukaemia; Llewela Bailey, Guest Speaker, prominent media and communications; Jemma Gibbard, Deloitte; Jane Whitlock, Deloitte.

Broadcaster at charity event to mark International Women's Day

Tim Burgess, singer from The Charlatans, knitting for the Million Stitch Blanket project in Digbeth

Bill Drummond in Birmingham: Knitting our way to a Million Stitch Blanket for the city

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