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Architect John Madin in front of Central Library

A brutal end for the vision of John Madin

Demolition starts this month to tear down one of Birmingham's most recognisable landmarks. As fans of Central Library bid it a fond farewell, Tamlyn Jones takes a look at the legacy of its controversial architect

CGI of the Ridley House development - one of four brought forward this month by Seven Capital

Seven Capital to build £150m of new city homes

Quartet of new developments unveiled as property group continues its long-term investment into the city

CGI of the Granville Lofts development at night

Eyesore plot off Broad Street to house Granville Lofts

Seven Captial development will regenerate vacant site off city's famous street

A computer-generated image of plans for the new Innside hotel on Broad Street, Birmingham

New vision for Regal Tower site on Broad Street

New image shows plans for landmark building where Birmingham's biggest tower was once planned

Two Arena Central plans for Broad Street offices and apartments lodged

The proposals, which stand to help create hundreds of jobs, include 212,821 sq ft of prime grade A office space and more than 400 apartments

One Hagley Road

Pictures: Inside redevelopment of One Hagley Road

New images give a glimpse of the work ahead for Colmore Tang Construction which is leading the regeneration of John Madin building at Five Ways

Pop group Duran Duran at the NEC, Birmingham in 1981.

Birmingham needs a little more faith in itself

Not being self-assured, it was suggested by some, is a reason why Birmingham has not attracted the level of investment and willingness by businesses to locate that would be typical in countries on the continent.

Brindleyplace in 1993

Pictures: How Brindleyplace rose from the ashes

With a major anniversary approaching, the Post looks back at how a key corner of the city has been transformed

Park Regis Hotel scheme at Five Ways

New record for Birmingham hotel occupancy as visitors flock in

More people flocking to Birmingham's hotels than ever - which could spark more development in the city centre

City council transport chief praises motorists' patience during traffic jams

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Several simultaneous roadwork projects are causing gridlock throughout the city and around the M6

Broad Street's finest businesses and staff have been celebrated at the tenth BOBs

Del Villaggio and Café Opus named among Best of Broad Street

Restaurants, bars and staff all recognised in tenth annual celebration of the businesses in and around famous city street

Jeff Lynne performs on Children in Need Rocks 2013

Rich List 2015: No.49 - Jeff Lynne

In 1970 he joined The Move with fellow Midland rockers Roy Wood and Bev Bevan, and they went on to form The Electric Light Orchestra. Roy Wood left in 1972 leaving Jeff Lynne as the band's creative force.

Amy Burton, Baker Tilly; John Parry, Jobson James; Indi Sidhu, Knight Frank; and Graeme MacDougall, Jobson James, took part in the third Big Brum inter-professional quiz, which was held at the Revolution Bar on Broad Street, Birmingham.

The Big Brum inter-professional quiz raises £1,700 for charity

The third Big Brum inter-professional quiz which took place recently at the Revolution Bar on Broad Street, raised £1,700 for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Birmingham micro sculptor Willard Wigan hopes to create micro Madame Tussauds inside Library of Birmingham

The artist, whose exhibition Through The Eye of a Needle opens at the Library of Birmingham, hopes to do more to help the troubled building

View from Summer Row towards Central Library and Paradise Circus Queensway

Birmingham commuters hit by road closures as Paradise Circus work begins

The work will affect the Paradise Circus Queensway junctions with Broad Street, Sand Pits and Summer Row

Plans were lodged in December for 'Left Bank', a two-tower development in Broad Street

Review of 2014 - December: Revised Regal Tower, 'Muncher' at New Street and  Conservatoire designs

The site which was once going to house the massive Regal Tower in Broad Street could still be redeveloped while Birmingham City University unveiled new CGIs of the  Conservatoire - prompting massive debate among readers

Ben Davidson, Rai Singh, Claire Newbold and Lynne Lang attend the Phoenix networking lunch at Pushkar Indian restaurant on Broad Street.

Record number of business professionals turn out for Phoenix Networking Lunch

Business professionals attended the Phoenix Networking Lunch at fine dining Indian restaurant Pushkar Cocktail Bar & Dining, on Broad Street in Birmingham.

Launch of the Land Rover Discovery Sport was a popular story in September

Review of 2014 - September: Freelander replacement, Newman Brothers nears completion and 'monstrous' house extension

Land Rover unveiled its replacement for the much-loved Freelander in September while readers were left open mouthed at an astonishing house extension in Moseley which left two properties sharing a gutter

An artists' impression of Resorts World Birmingham at night

Review of 2014 - May: Cineworld at Resorts World, Arena Central lodges plans and £20m Selfridges revamp

As the weather turned nice, property and leisure took centre stage as Selfridges announced a major overhaul and the first plans were submitted for the £400m Arena Central development

The Roundhouse near Brindleyplace, in Birmingham.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Roundhouse serves reminder of canal network's heritage

Building constructed by Corporation of Birmingham was a mineral and coal wharf for the railway


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