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Birmingham named fourth most prosperous city

Birmingham is the UK's fourth most prosperous city according to new research

And the number of millionaires living here is on the rise according to new research published by Barclays

Resorts World ready to set sail

The new Resorts World at the NEC, Birmingham.
We take a tour of the new casion, hotel and leisure complex next to the NEC ahead of its opening later this year

West Midlands' foreign-born residents rise by two thirds

Birmingham, like the rest of the West Midlands, has seen a rise in foreign-born residents
Number of people born outside the UK living in the area climbs by 180,000 as net migration nationally hits 330,00 over the past year

'Summer no time' for Sutton Coldfield green belt consultation

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell addresses Project Fields campaign group in Walmley
Birmingham City Council under fire over timing of consultation launch as it moves forward with project to build 6,000 homes and a factory on rural land in Sutton

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

New business lobbying group launches for Birmingham

Colmore Row in the heart of Birmingham's business district
Downtown in Business already runs groups in North West and is now attempting to make waves in Birmingham
The new Resorts World complex

Resorts World ready to set sail

We take a tour of the new casino, hotel and leisure complex next to the NEC ahead of its opening later this year

Don't let big salaries take attention away from the bottom end

Head of business Graeme Brown argues that the fascination with top-level salaries shouldn't detract from the real issues at the bottom end of the pay scale
Birmingham is the UK's fourth most prosperous city according to new research

Birmingham named fourth most prosperous city

And the number of millionaires living here is on the rise according to new research published by Barclays

West Midlands' foreign-born residents rise by two thirds

Birmingham, like the rest of the West Midlands, has seen a rise in foreign-born residents
Number of people born outside the UK living in the area climbs by 180,000 as net migration nationally hits 330,00 over the past year
The cast of new BBC TV show Danny and the Human Zoo

Lenny Henry's plea for more investment in West Midlands TV production

Actor and comedian says more is needed in the region and hopes to bring more work to the Midlands

Richie Porte to open 2015 Cycle Show

Richie Porte, seen here during the 2013 Tour de France, will open the 2015 Cycle Show
Australian Team Sky rider will cut the ribbon plus ten other things to see and do at this year's event

Latest Grand Central retailers unveiled a month before launch

Jo Malone and Jones Bootmakers among the chains to take space in Birmingham's newest shopping centre which opens next month
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' quiz raises £5,700 for cancer ward at city hospital

Hortons' Estate Limited raised £5,700 for Ward 19 at Heartlands Hospital, at its eighth annual quiz for the local commercial property community.

Birmingham's newest recruitment firm hosts big party

Damian Navas and Roger Birchall at the official launch evening for Haig&Co, held at Hotel Du Vin.
The official launch evening for Haig&Co was held at Hotel Du Vin and organised by Lotty Harper Events.

Property community celebrates £14m redevelopment plan

Chris Oglesby, Bruntwood; Glenn Howells, Glenn Howells Architects, at the launch of Two Cornwall Street at Opus.
​The Birmingham property community came together to celebrate the launch of the £14​million redevelopment of ​​Two Cornwall Street.
Colmore Row in the heart of Birmingham's business district

New business lobbying group launches for Birmingham

Downtown in Business already runs groups in North West and is now attempting to make waves in Birmingham

Shakespeare Martineau reappointed to National Grid panel

Andrew Whitehead, Shakespeare Martineau
Following competitive tender process, a 20-strong team of lawyers based in firm's Birmingham, Stratford and London offices will support the utility company on specialist gas and electricity legal work

Wesleyan acquires dental plan provider DPAS

Birmingham-based financial services group takes over South West company to bolster its presence in the dental sector
Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield is among the top earners at listed companies in the West Midlands

West Midlands chief executives earn 50 times more than staff

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

Wesleyan acquires dental plan provider DPAS

Birmingham-based financial services group takes over South West company to bolster its presence in the dental sector

Videos & Photos

Grade II listed Lower House at Hopton Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire.

Lower House in Hopton Castle brings peace and serenity in face of battle

The new Resorts World complex

Resorts World ready to set sail

CGI of the proposal for the old tram depot which city planners rejected

Vow over Sparkbrook tram depot renovation despite council rejection

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