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City council receives £4.4m handout to cover recruitment costs

The Government has handed Birmingham City Council a grant to cover its recruitment costs for senior roles within the authority

Government donates capital to help beleaguered authority recruit for five senior roles as it seeks to address fallout from Lord Kerslake's report

Assay Office revamp and apartment complex due for go ahead

CGI of plans to renovate the Assay Office in Newhall Street which is due to receive the green light this week
But developers must complete office renovation work before apartments can be occupied says city council

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

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

Axe hangs over lawyers as Shakespeare Martineau plans 45 job cuts

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau
It is understood the cull will largely be focused on the business support group but is also expected to see some fee earners leave

Merchants Nickolls and Perks prepare for Midlands Whisky Festival

Scotch whisky will be in abundance at the Midlands Whisky Festival on September 18 and 19, along with whiskies from all over the world
The Midlands Whisky Festival, which takes place in Stourbridge Town Hall on September 18 and 19, is organised by Nickolls and Perks

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

Assay Office revamp and apartment complex due for go ahead

CGI of plans to renovate the Assay Office in Newhall Street which is due to receive the green light this week
But developers must complete office renovation work before apartments can be occupied says city council
The Government has handed Birmingham City Council a grant to cover its recruitment costs for senior roles within the authority

City council receives £4.4m handout to cover recruitment costs

Government donates capital to help beleaguered authority recruit for five senior roles as it seeks to address fallout from Lord Kerslake's report

Former Solihull MP bounces back with a peerage

Former Liberal Democrat Solihull MP Lorely Burt gives her first interview since losing her seat.
Lorely Burt to become Baroness Burt of Solihull weeks after losing her seat in House of Commons
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.
CGI of Temple Court which is being renovated by Legal & General after it acquired the building last year

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

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

Axe hangs over lawyers as Shakespeare Martineau plans 45 job cuts

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau
It is understood the cull will largely be focused on the business support group but is also expected to see some fee earners leave

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

Petalite bids to raise £300k to launch rapid smartphone charger

Leigh Purnell, founder and inventor of Petalite
Birmingham tech company has developed product which can re-charge devices in 15 minutes and is seeking new funding to start mass production

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Brook Cottage Farm in Atherstone Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire.

Coleshill cottage provides the country life without the strife of managing land

CGI of plans to renovate the Assay Office in Newhall Street which is due to receive the green light this week

Assay Office revamp and apartment complex due for go ahead

Aston Martin headquarters at Gaydon

Aston Martin to expand apprenticeship scheme as part of growth plans

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