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Midland agency John Shepherd Lettings taken over by Lomond Capital

Stuart Pender, chief executive of Lomond Capital

The takeover of John Shepherd Lettings gives the expanding group a significant foothold in Birmingham, adding 1,050 managed properties to its empire

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

Coun Robert Alden
But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

Birmingham City Council
But council leaders are set to reject the cuts when they meet tomorrow and tell the Independent Remuneration Panel to take another look at councillors’ workloads

Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South
Tory Chris Kelly is to stand down at the 2015 General Election after becoming MP for Dudley South in 2010

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off
The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Pair promoted to partner level at Johnson Fellows

Ian Starbuck and Angela Sheen from Johnson Fellows
Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck have both climbed the ladder amid growth plans at the city firm
Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Pensions switch means directors taking cash over contributions

The switch to cash followed changes made by the Chancellor to tax rules affecting allowances for company pensions, according to researchers
Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off
The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Birmingham Sports Awards - five of this year's categories and why the sponsors backed them

Spotlight on the Lifetime Achievement Award, plus the Amateur Sportswoman, Amateur Sportsman, Professional Sportsman and Professional Young Sportsperson awards

Crazy World of Arthur Brown play Moseley Folk Festival Afterparty

Arthur Brown's outrageous stage show
The sixties psychedelic legend augmented by his band takes to the stage at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath on Friday August 29 after former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr draws the opening day of Moseley Folk to a close

Movie Review: Deliver Us From Evil (15)

Deliver Us From Evil.
Jerry Bruckheimer has changed track to produce a contemporary supernatural horror thriller supposedly based on the life of a New York police officer.
Paul Fielding, Mike Mounfield, both CBD; Rafael Cuesta, Centro; Sir Albert Bore, Rob Valentine, CBD; Alan Bain, JMP.

Birmingham's business community gathered for launch of the Snow Hill Interchange Plan

Birmingham's business community gathered at Two Snowhill for the launch of the Snow Hill Interchange Plan (SHIP), organised by Colmore Business District (CBD).

Cundall open new offices on Colmore Row​ in Birmingham

Riccardo Bragoli hands over a cheque from the charity bike ride to Hayley Miller from Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Cundall recently held a party to​ officially open its new offices on Colmore Row​.​

Higgs & Sons host champagne and canapes night at Birmingham's Bun & Bowl

Alastair Dolman, Higgs and Sons; Charlotte Jackson, Higgs and Sons; Adam Thompson, Higgs and Sons; Daniel Wilson, Edward Cumming, XXIV Old Buildings.
Higgs & Sons' Dispute Resolution team hosted a champagne and canapés evening for their contacts at Bun & Bowl, Birmingham.
Richard Santy

Mills & Reeve team score in Di Maria Manchester United move

Richard Santy was part of a team of specialist employment and IP lawyers from Mills & Reeve’s sports law team advising Di Maria on his multi-million pound move from the Bernabeu to Old Trafford

Mark Wallace, managing director at Evac+Chair, and Ed Saunders, tax advisory partner at Smith Cooper

Smith Cooper supports MBO at Evac+Chair

In the wake of the deal the firm is now focusing on growing the global reach of its Emergency Solutions brand

Victoria Carpets returns to black under new management

Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster
Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster saw posted a pre-tax profit of £2.3 million, up from a loss of £3.3 million in 2013

Lloyds backs Parkfield Business Services to buy own premises

Andy Parker, senior manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (left), and Dean Bick, director at Parkfield Building Services
Banks supplies £100,000 funding package to support family-run business' expansion plans

Videos & Photos

Lyttelton Road in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.

Home of the day: £1,100,000 property in Lyttelton Road, Droitwich Spa

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

Ian Callum, Jaguar Cars' director of design with the redesigned and re-engineered Mark 2 by Callum

Ian Callum and Classic Motor Cars redesign Mark 2 Jaguar

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