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Simon Kimberley, WM Housing Group; Scott Black, Crest Nicholson; Councillor John Clancy, Birmingham City Council.

Final phase of Park Central scheme begins

Representatives gather at Park Central to mark the first brick being laid in the final phase of Park Central

Edward Gardner brings his new orchestra to Birmingham

Christopher Morley talks to conductor Edward Gardner in Norway ahead of his return to the Symphony Hall

More delays to the University of Birmingham's new £55m sport centre were announced in December

Review of 2016 - December: £55m sport centre delayed, overhaul for art gallery and German bierkeller in Broad Street

The University of Birmingham's new swimming pool and sport centre was beset by even more delays during December while a city art gallery was poised for a major renovation programme

November heard the news that a Legoland Discovery Centre was set to open in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - November: Legoland attraction coming to Birmingham, end of Monaco House and Monarch airport jobs

It emerged during November that family favourite Legoland was planning to open a new discovery centre at the Barclaycard Arena while city eyesore Monaco House could finally be coming down

Hamleys announced it was coming to Birmingham city centre in October

Review of 2016 - October: Hamleys toy stores, Michelin stars and local TV

Legendary toy retailer Hamleys announced in October it was planning to open a concession stand in House of Fraser while Solihull was awarded its first Michelin star

Cannon Hill Park

The lungs of the city

Peter Shirley assesses the potential fallout from council budgets cuts and their possible impact on Birmingham's green and open spaces

It emerged in May that Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight was trying to open a production studio in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - May: Steven Knight moots new studio, Northfield Manor to be reborn and Ikea comes to city centre

The founder of TV hit Peaky Blinders said in May that he had held discussions with Paramount about launching a new studio in Birmingham while a fire-hit manor was to regenerated as a housing estate

New funding which could save Moseley Road Baths was secured in April

Review of 2016 - April: Arts centre closing, indie restaurateurs hit out and new funding for Moseley Road Baths

Independent restaurant owners hit out in April at the perceived favouritism by landlords for chains while the end drew nearer for a city arts centre

Aston Villa welcomed a new chairman in January....for a little while at least

Review of 2016 - January: UCB expansion, new Villa chairman and Cadbury tax

Our Review of the Year kicks off with the news that University College Birmingham was planning a major expansion of its campus in the Jewellery Quarter and a prominent businessman joined the Villa board

CBSO musical director Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the orchestra

Birmingham's concert scene has been lit up by Mirga effect

Christopher Morley looks back on a spectacular year for classical music in the Midlands

New houses coming to Stirchley

City planning chiefs expected to approve development of new housing estate on a site which became embroiled in a long-running supermarket wars

Birmingham City Council director Waheed Nazir

Comment: Partnerships are pathway to transformational change

Birmingham City Council's planning director Waheed Nazir explains the importance of partnerships between private companies and public bodies in moving the city forward

A new bar will open in the Bismillah Building

Green light for another Jewellery Quarter bar

City planners back regeneration of vacant unit despite protests from housing association residents living above the unit

A Living Wage is good for business

Unision regional secretary says businesses have seen productivity and turnover improvements after paying the Living Wage

Give us control of the purse strings

Unless mayor can raise and spend money, devolution will remain a way for Govenment to pass down responsibility for decisions, pass the buck, without  handing over any real power

CGI of plans for more than 200 new apartments in the Jewellery Quarter

£45m Jewellery Quarter deal paves way for 230 apartments

Spitfire and IM team up to develop vacant land in Newhall Street to create new flats and public space

11 Farquhar Road, Edgbaston, has a guide price of between £1.25m-£1.3m.

Plenty of properties to bid for in the West Midlands

The latest auction includes an eclectic spread - from great potential to amazing bargains

Artist's impression, CGI of plans to revamp Snow Hill Square outside Snow Hill station in Birmingham city centre.

£10m scheme for city’s Snow Hill gateway unveiled

Snow Hill Square is set to be completely redesigned to greatly improve one of the city's main gateways for visitors arriving at the famous railway station.

A budget cuts protest in Victoria Square.

City leadership needs to get a grip

The city council faces a massive financial crisis, meanwhile an unlikely figure has turned up to cheer on Jeremy Corbyn

Vélo Birmingham: Businesses urged to join city's exciting new cycling event

Check out full details of Vélo Birmingham officially launching at the Cycle Show at the NEC today (Thursday, 22 September)

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