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Rachel Maclean

'Birmingham Baccalaureate' skills policy hangs in balance

The Birmingham Baccalaureate has now ended and, with the children set to return to the classroom from September, no new deal has been signed.

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham

Flagship John Lewis 'will be more than just a shop'

New manager of high-end department store pledges to make John Lewis in Grand Central part of the city's community

The refurbished Five Brindleyplace, soon to be the home of Deutsche Bank which is one of the city's best foreign investment stories of recent times

More foreign investment in Greater Birmingham than any other region

The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the Greater Birmingham trumped the 37 other regions, data for the 2014 financial year shows

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

Extra £147m from enterprise zone to boost Birmingham regeneration

An agreement has been struck to expand the City Centre Enterprise Zone Investment Plan from £128 million to £275 million on the back of rising demand and confidence in the city

The new Midland Metro tram

£130m Midland Metro boost 'will help city's international standing'

Funding has been allocated towards taking the Metro through New Canal Street to Adderley Street – where a park-and-ride facility is planned

Birmingham city centre renaissance boosted by new regeneration company

Launched today, the new venture will lead the redevelopment around the planned HS2 terminus in Curzon Street and is set to deliver 14,000 jobs and up to £1.3 billion to the local economy

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

HS2 and life sciences key parts of new 'growth deal'

Plans for life sciences growth and investment in high-speed rail are expected to dominate a major funding announcement next week.

Citizen Khan

Citizen Khan on hand as Birmingham Day returns

The latest “Birmingham Day” event, on June 25, will showcase the region’s creative sector

King Edward’s School, in Edgbaston

King Edward's School launches £10 million fund-raising campaign for 100 new places

Around 1,000 alumni and friends have already contributed almost £7 million to the campaign, providing means-tested assisted places for 60 pupils from September this year

Neil Rami, chief executive of Marketing Birmingham

Foreign cash provides huge boost for city jobs

New research shows foreign direct investment created more than 4,300 jobs worth £362 million in 2013/14

Birmingham Day in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons

Sunday Snapshot: Birmingham Day and NEC Group sale in editor's review of the week

There is a new spirit of cooperation in the region and an acceptance Birmingham can be the hub for a successful local economy

Gisela Stuart MP

Birmingham Day March 2014: Introduction from Gisela Stuart MP

In the past two decades manufacturing’s share of the economy has fallen from 20 per cent to 10 per cent and there is an agreed consensus nationally that the economy needs to be rebalanced in favour of manufacturing

Cash

Local enterprise partnerships join forces for £125 million access to finance programme

The Regional Investment Fund will provide a range of programmes to support growing businesses in the Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Marches, Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire and Worcestershire local enterprise partnership (LEP) areas.

Andy Street

LEP chief pledges to deliver for 'Greater Birmingham'

Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP boss Andy Street said his focus will now be on creating jobs from HS2 and a major M42 corridor development as well as bridging the region’s skills gap.

Andy Street

Top men at city's LEP commit for three years

The GBSLEP board has approved the extension of Andy Street’s spell as chair and Steve Hollis’s tenure as deputy chair, both for a further three years

Andy Street and Peter Christopher, Bailiff for the King Edward VI Foundation and Chairman of Governors at Sheldon Heath.

John Lewis MD Andy Street opens new school building in Birmingham

Mr Street, who is also chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, opened the new building at King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy

An artist’s impression of the new shopping and dining areas in the Grand Central scheme which will overlook the new train station atrium. They will both open together some time in 2015 exclusive

Top brands are next arrivals in New Street Station rebirth

Already 80 per cent of floor space at the Grand Central shopping centre above the regenerated station has been taken, with Vietnamese, Japanese and Italian restaurants among those signing up

Gary Cardin

Birmingham Forward name axed in overhaul

Biggest change for group since it was established by Roger Dickens in the city

Range Rover production at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull

Midlands may not have enough skills to keep up with Jaguar Land Rover expansion

Plans for expanded Solihull site may see JLR recruitment spread beyond region

Mell Square, Solihull

Where is Solihull in brand Greater Birmingham?

Has the time come, then, for Solihull to swallow its pride and unite fully under the Greater Birmingham brand? The unceremonious dropping of the formal LEP name can only be inevitable, surely?

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