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Birmingham teaching unions slam tougher exam plans

Government's mission to introduce pupil performance targets and more stringent testing branded 'turbulence for schools'

West Midlands properties sold in deals worth £23m

CGI of Technology Retail Park in Rugby
Trio of transactions shows region's industrial property market remains buoyant with deals in Warwickshire, Dudley and Telford

Record-breaking results for St Modwen

Stephen Prosser, St Modwen
Property and regeneration group enjoys major increase in profit and revenue as it continues to believe in the regional marketplace

BBC chief Peter Salmon outlines expansion plans - for the North

Peter Salmon, director of BBC England
Vision portrayed by head of BBC England contrasts sharply with his thoughts on the West Midlands made a few weeks ago in the Post

Bill's has eye on Bullring for first Birmingham restaurant

Another restaurant could be joining Bullring's long list of places to eat
National restaurant chain looks to grow Midlands presence with fifth outlet in the region and first in the city

Grant Thornton appoints new practice leader in Birmingham

Grant Thornton regional managing partner Dave Munton (left) with new Birmingham practice leader David Hillan
David Hillan picks up the reins from Dave Munton who is taking on regional row covering Birmingham and cities in the North
CGI of Technology Retail Park in Rugby

West Midlands properties sold in deals worth £23m

Trio of transactions shows region's industrial property market remains buoyant with deals in Warwickshire, Dudley and Telford

Second guessing the president of China

Mike Loftus has been impressed by Chinese delegates' willingness to embrace the West Midlands and the wider UK - could we do with some of the same?

Birmingham teaching unions slam tougher exam plans

Government's mission to introduce pupil performance targets and more stringent testing branded 'turbulence for schools'

Right to Buy sales drop in the West Midlands

New research says just under 1,200 social homes were sold in the 2014/15 fiscal year which was a decrease of over seven per cent
Soprano Elizabeth Watts

Review: Elizabeth Watts and Audrey Hyland at Tardebigge Church

This was a pretty dark programme. Thomas Traherne settings by Finzi and Elizabeth Maconchy could almost have been light relief, had Maconchy’s vocal lines not been so ferociously angular, her tonal language so overcast.

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, St Paul's Church in Hockley

Birmingham Bach Choir
A thought-provoking, mainly solemn evening of religious choral music, the Bach Choir certainly had challenges and one wonders how often they were able to rehearse with the full organ sound rather than an accompanying piano.

Review: Rachmaninov Vespers, Armonico Consort at St Mary's Church, Warwick

Armonico Consort in concert.
This performance served Rachmaninoff beautifully, especially as the evening light began to fade.
Alex Tross, Tony Fisher, Adam Ramshaw, all Lambert Smith Hampton.

Lambert Smith Hampton reports on growing optimism

More than 60 property professionals from across the Midlands attended the launch of the 2015 edition of the LSH annual Office Market Report at its Birmingham offices.

Sizzling summer fashion shows at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Jennie Walker; Rebecca Meah; Beth Goodrham, Beth Goodrham Personal Stylist; Lorraine Goodman; Helen Roberts.
More than 200 women gathered at Birmingham Botanical Gardens to get inspiration for their summer looks as well as raise more than £7,000 for the educational charity.

Spoof property awards raise more than £33,000 for city charities

Greg Kirby, Stuart Franks, Rupert Young, Peter Monks, Lucy Hansell, Verity Cubitt, Jilly Cosgrove, George Jennings, Jo Salmon, Sarah Whittington and John Nolan, attend The Brenda Awards, staged at the Burlington Hotel.
The Brenda Awards is the annual tongue-in-cheek event that sees the Birmingham commercial property sector join forces to raise funds for disadvantaged children.
Grant Thornton regional managing partner Dave Munton (left) with new Birmingham practice leader David Hillan

Grant Thornton appoints new practice leader in Birmingham

David Hillan picks up the reins from Dave Munton who is taking on regional role covering Birmingham and cities in the North

New images show revamped 55 Colmore Row

CGI of the rear of 55 Colmore Row
Work starts on £30m renovation of historic office building once left vacant following departure of city law firm

Double appointment for Shoosmiths

Partner Mark Elder and associate Rebekah Finch from Shoosmiths' dispute resolution and compliance team
City law firm hires two new faces for dispute resolution and compliance team in Birmingham
Stephen Prosser, St Modwen

Record-breaking results for St Modwen

Property and regeneration group enjoys major increase in profit and revenue as it continues to believe in the regional marketplace

New recruits bolster Top Banana

New faces at Top Banana (from left): Head of marketing communications Rebecca Jeavons, head of venues Sam Dyus, office manager Liza Carrington, junior motion graphics designer Ed Waldron and account executive Jessica Bond
Black Country event and communication agency add six new faces to team including first ever head of marketing communications

Innovation Birmingham launches new business centre plan

From left: David Hardman, chief executive of Innovation Birmingham, Karle Burford, director of AHR Architects and Ian Hirst, bid manager with Thomas Vale Construction
City campus to house dedicated hub aimed at helping SMEs and growing companies interact better with city's universities

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Peter Salmon, director of BBC England

BBC chief Peter Salmon outlines expansion plans - for the North

Another restaurant could be joining Bullring's long list of places to eat

Bill's has eye on Bullring for first Birmingham restaurant

Plot 4, Asquith House on Portland Road in Edgbaston.

Former Michelin starred restaurant transformed into luxury apartments

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