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Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Firm is second architecture practice to win a design brief for £450m mixed-use scheme and will create building to replace Central Library

Vax's headquarters at Two Colmore Square

Vax invests £1m in R&D centre in Birmingham's Colmore Square

Midland floorcare manufacturer is investing £1 million into building laboratories and product development workshops at its central Birmingham offices located at Two Colmore Square

Scaffolding around the new Adagio Hotel in the Beorma Quarter, Digbeth

Stalled Beorma Quarter starts to take shape

Work well underway on delayed hotel and office scheme with historic storage building to be revitalised as commercial complex

Two Snow Hill, Birmingham

M&G Investments linked to Two Snowhill deal

Property group rumoured to be eyeing 14-storey office building after HS2 letting secured

Birmingham's St Chad's Tunnel on the first week day of its complete closure for summer 2014

Call to steer clear of Birmingham tunnels after jams

City chiefs say gridlock will not improve on A38 if drivers do not find alternative methods of getting about

Marco Pierre White restaurant to open in Stratford-upon-Avon, creating 30 jobs

Restaurant, which is situated on Chapel Street, is creating 30 new positions

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

Artist's impression of the New Street Station development showing the Navigation Street bridge, which is now not part of the plans

New Street developers scrap Navigation Street bridge from plans

The Navigation Street bridge has been removed from the planning application for New Street after admitting defeat over plans to clad it

Why a big city brings big trouble - but big can be beautiful too

Birmingham is at the top of a national league table of shame, this time over the level of council tax arrears, which stands at £105 million.

The old Scala Cinema in Smallbrook Queensway, which opened in 1915 and closed in 1960

Halcyon days of city cinemas

Birmingham can claim to have the oldest 'working' cinema in The Electric on Station Street.

Demolition starts at the former Connaught Square site in Bradford Street, Digbeth

Work starts on former Connaught Square site in Digbeth

Demolition work has begun on the former Connaught Square development in Digbeth - one the city's most long-awaited schemes which sits just 200 yards away from Birmingham's Bullring

Wesleyan, main sponsor of Birmingham Childrens Hospitals BIG Bandage appeal join forces with young cancer patient Seb Whatton (centre), at the launch of the 2014 campaign. Pictured with him are Jessica Wilkes-Reading, Gemma McLaughlan, Kerry Walton and Liz McKenzie from Wesleyan, with fellow appeal supporter Carl Ketley-Lowe

Wesleyan to extend Birmingham Children's Hospital sponsorship

By extending the link for a further two years, the Birmingham-based financial mutual will be able to help the hospital hit its £4 million fundraising target

Prime Minister David Cameron

Whitehall 'no longer knows best' says Prime Minister

David Cameron vows to back regions in creating their own futures during visit to Birmingham

Joe Shorney, surveyor with GBR Phoenix Beard (left), and Dan Ostrowski managing director of recruitment consultancy Woodrow Mercer

Colmore Place fully let after Woodrow Mercer deal

Recruitment consultancy takes remaining space at city centre business address

Prime Minister David Cameron

Growth Deal investment programme worth £350 million unveiled

Governments Local Growth Fund to support host of projects in Birmingham and West Midlands including new tram lines and advanced technology centre among many others

Aston University's Medical School

Pertemps founder and ex-Villa chief back new £60 million medical school

Sir Doug Ellis and Tim Watts have put their money where their mouths are to back Aston University's plans for a new medical school.

Cathedral Place, in Waterloo Street, Birmingham

Real Estate Investors sells Cathedral Place for £4.6 million

Paul Bassi remains active in the market with latest property deal

Five Ways Tower

Five Ways Tower placed into receivership

The search is on for a buyer for the landmark Five Ways Tower which has laid vacant for more than a decade

The Bureau roof terrace launch: Omar Budeiri (Roar Communications), Jessica Fitzpatrick (Scene Birmingham), Aaron Foster (Clements & Church), Matty Katerzabek (Clements & Church), Stacey Morrow, Emma Larkin (Birmingham Post)

Post People: The Bureau on Colmore Row launches its new roof terrace

Two ‘huts’ on the roof of the building house flag poles that crown the top of the 1903 Grade II listed building

Emma Willis

Emma Willis stars in campaign to help Birmingham shops during city centre tunnel closures

Retail Birmingham publicity drive to support businesses during redevelopment works

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