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West Midlands housebuilding on the rise

New figures from NHBC show new home registrations are on the rise in the region, in keeping with an upward trend nationally

Nearly 1,000 West Midlands Police officers have second income

New report details amount of staff with additional wage streams from sources including reflexology, cleaning and HGV driving

Powell Williams delivers Eleven Brindleyplace refurb

Reception area of Eleven Brindleyplace
Consultancy designs new look following recent sale of award-winning Birmingham office building

University of Warwick Lecturer banned for 'sighing and negativity' returns

Professor Thomas Docherty, who has returned to teaching following a lengthy absence
Professor was suspended for alleged 'inappropriate sighing and making ironic comments' but has now been cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation into three incidents         

English Heritage places dozens of region's historic buildings on 'at risk' list

The Roundhouse, in Sheepcote Street, is one of the buildings added to the 'at risk' register by English Heritage
Body has added 69 sites across Birmingham and wider region on register which identifies vulnerable historic properties

Owls fly into city for Big Hoot

At the launch of the Big Hoot (from left) Elinor Eustace, corporate partnerships manager at Birmingham Children's Hospital, Andy Lyndon from private LDC equity firm, Coun Karen McCarthy from Birmingham City Council and Dr Chris Chiswell, of Birmingham Children's Hospital
Art event next year will showcase Birmingham's culture as more than 100 5ft 4ins owls will appear throughout the city

West Midlands housebuilding on the rise

New figures from NHBC show new home registrations are on the rise in the region, in keeping with an upward trend nationally

Powell Williams delivers Eleven Brindleyplace refurb

Reception area of Eleven Brindleyplace
Consultancy designs new look following recent sale of award-winning Birmingham office building

Nearly 1,000 West Midlands Police officers have second income

New report details amount of staff with additional wage streams from sources including reflexology, cleaning and HGV driving

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Randy Lerner
Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making
Shea Stevenson, 11, takes notes while his dining companion enjoys herself at Piccolino restaurant

Would you go fine-dining with children?

Eat The Street art project asked kids to review Birmingham restaurants.

Review: Dreamboats and Miniskirts, Malvern Theatre

This is a little diamond of a show with songs by the mile and a high-energy feel-good drive about it that leaves you feeling euphoric and somehow happy with the world.

Barber Institute helps recovering addicts through ongoing art project

Recovering addicts are creating art at the University of Birmingham gallery to help them deal with mental health issues
Phil Ewing, HB&O; Martin Taylor, Wyndon Motors; Mike Durkin, Santander; Mike Wakeling, Lodders, attend Harrison Beale & Owen's annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Charity golf day in Warwickshire raises over £3,000

More than 40 people swung into action at Harrison Beale & Owen's (HB&O) annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club in Warwickshire.

Stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records at Birmingham Rep

Larrington Walker, Lenny Henry, Joivan Wade, Rudy's Rare Records Cast Members; Danny Robins, Writer of Rudy's Rare Records, attend the stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records at Birmingham Rep.
The stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records starring Lenny Henry opened at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Birmingham based BCL sponsors networking event for law firms

Nick Fear, BCL Legal; Paul Worsnop, Wragge Lawrence Graham, Co & chair, Birmingham Trainee Solicitors Society, at the social event for new members of the Birmingham Trainee Solicitors' Society.
Birmingham based BCL Legal sponsored the first social event for new members of the Birmingham Trainee Solicitors' Society.
Phil Ewing, HB&O; Martin Taylor, Wyndon Motors; Mike Durkin, Santander; Mike Wakeling, Lodders, attend Harrison Beale & Owen's annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Charity golf day in Warwickshire raises over £3,000

More than 40 people swung into action at Harrison Beale & Owen's (HB&O) annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club in Warwickshire.

From left: Green Room founder Richard Ash, Graham Mold from Finance Birmingham, Simon Ward from Springboard Corporate Finance and Steve Verrall from Green Room

Design agency Green Room secures Finance Birmingham backing

Birmingham practice plans to add at least 40 more staff to consultancy as it prepares to launch London office

Innovation Birmingham awarded £230k to launch tech support programme

The team from Innovation Birmingham which will deliver the e4f Inspire programme (from left) Michelle Rayner, John Cooke and David Hardman
New initiative is aimed at mentoring companies and inspire growth through programme of events and support

Lloyds back Jeremy McGinn and Co Redditch move

Jeremy McGinn, managing director of Jeremy McGinn and Co , Mark Corfield, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Nick Archer, financial director at Jeremy McGinn and Co
Jeremy McGinn and Co has relocated to The Old Church, a converted church building in Alcester Street a short distance from its original headquarters on Church Green East

Videos & Photos

Seven Star Road in Solihull.

£600k Substantial Solihull detached home has residence to rent

Phil Ewing, HB&O; Martin Taylor, Wyndon Motors; Mike Durkin, Santander; Mike Wakeling, Lodders, attend Harrison Beale & Owen's annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Charity golf day in Warwickshire raises over £3,000

The bar at the former Red Lion pub in Soho Road, Handsworth

Pictures: Red Lion pub work given green light after concerns

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