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Boris Johnson: Time for the Midlands to make up its mind

Mayor of London Boris Johnson

London Mayor Boris Johnson believes the West Midlands would benefit from combined authority

Birmingham bids for 'European Capital of Running'

Birmingham
Birmingham is bidding to become the European Capital of Running with a pledge to get 5,000 couch potatoes pounding the streets to get fit.

Naval bomber pilot who destroyed Italian cruiser against all odds

Solihull World War 2 pilot Ian Fraser, who has died
In 1942, Fraser was in 830 Naval Air Squadron, flying Albacore torpedo bombers, based on the besieged island of Malta.

RAF veteran who escaped the Japanese by days during the war returns to Singapore

David Pack, 93-year-old second world war veteran from Shirley
93-year-old veteran David Pack who served in Singapore during the Second World War has spoken of his "emotional" return to the city state for the first time in 73 years.

Apprentice finalist Nick Holzherr finds recipe for more success

Nick Holzherr runs Whisk.com
TV contestant in huge deal to expand food app internationally.

Saltley school one of best for boosting pupil success

Primary school pupils
Parkfield Community School, in Saltley, has been named one of the top in the country after helping boost the academic success of its disadvantaged pupils .
Nick Holzherr runs Whisk.com

Apprentice finalist Nick Holzherr finds recipe for more success

TV contestant in huge deal to expand food app internationally.

Conservatives vow to extend Birmingham enterprise zone to Curzon Street

An 3d aerial view of the areas designated for regeneration immediately surrounding Curzon Street HS2 Station, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan updated
George Osborne has announced an expansion of the city centre enterprise zone to take in the regeneration area around Curzon HS2 Station
Solihull World War 2 pilot Ian Fraser, who has died

Naval bomber pilot who destroyed Italian cruiser against all odds

In 1942, Fraser was in 830 Naval Air Squadron, flying Albacore torpedo bombers, based on the besieged island of Malta.

Boris Johnson: Time for the Midlands to make up its mind

Mayor of London Boris Johnson
London Mayor Boris Johnson believes the West Midlands would benefit from combined authority
Edward Gardner

Review: Elgar’s Cello Concerto by CBSO at Symphony Hall

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Originally billed as Edward Gardner's final appearance, this concert by the CBSO was outstanding

Review: April Sings for Spring and Summer by Orchestra of the Swan at Town Hall

Orchestra of the Swan
Orchestra of the Swan displayed tremendous verve and sparkle in this Town Hall concert

Queen Alexandra College enters bumper team in Great Birmingham 10k

From left: Gaynor Collett, Nico Serrano and Meltem Naylor will be among 29 runners from Queen Alexandra College in Harborne taking part in the 2015 Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k
College in Harborne which helps people with disabilities on mission to raise funds and awareness of its work
Jason Wouhra, Chair, IoD West Midlands; Guest Speakers, Carl Chinn MBE, Alan Mullock, Toyota GB; Dr Mark Stanford, Faculty of Engineering Wolverhampton University.

Historian speaks at Institute of Directors' dinner

Professor Carl Chinn MBE gave a talk at the Institute of Directors' Black Country Dinner at Dudley Zoological Gardens and Castle.

Investment Property Forum - Paradise explained

James Cubitt, Colliers International; Chris Darroch, Hermes Investment, Guest Speaker; Rob Groves, Argent, Guest Speaker.
The Investment Property Forum hosted a seminar to outline plans for the redevelopment of Paradise Circus.

Gas Street Social VIP launch

Henrik Court, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Mushtaq Khan, Law Society.
VIPS and businesses turned out in force last week to officially celebrate the opening of Birmingham's newest restaurant, Gas Street Social at the Mailbox.
Jamie Sutton, DBK

BYPY 2015: Jamie Sutton, BYPY

The property and construction category's Q&As continue by grilling Jamie Sutton from Digbeth project management practice DBK

From left: Ed Hill and John Baldwin of Baldwins Accountants with senior partner at Cox Jerome Philip Abraham

Baldwins and Cox Jerome announce merger deal

Black Country accountancy firms combine teams to create 35-strong team in Walsall as they now seek to grow client base

Lloyds Bank backs Formrite to buy factory

Geoff Neale, owner of Formrite Precision (left), and Oliver Dallaway, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Black Country engineering firm purchases premises it was renting to expand company and create new jobs

New owner for Metro Bar and Grill

Brandasia director Jaimon George (left) with Metro's executive chef Michael Smith and general manager Karen Parris
City centre bar and restaurant popular with the professional services and business community has been acquired by the owner of Asha's

Videos & Photos

Windward House in Lapworth Street, Lapworth.

This fine country house in Lapworth has been home to the same family for six decades

Selly Park Road, Selly Park, being sold by Hollier Browne

Look how much more you get for your million in Birmingham

Holly Cottage in Knowle Road, Hampton in Arden.

Renovation of cottage in the lovely location of Hampton-in-Arden

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