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Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, one of three companies to save the city's baccalaureate

City firms step in to save Birmingham Baccalaureate

The Birmingham Baccalaureate is designed to give youngsters the skills demanded by a 21st century economy and was key part council manifesto

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season

Andrew Harrison (RBS)

Regions continue recovery according to RBS

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The bank's tracker, which looked at growth in the second quarter of 2014, says all nine English regionals have posted growth

The former Harrison Drape building in Bradford Street, Digbeth, which is to become an apartment complex

Harrison Drape redevelopment poised for go ahead

Seven Capital's vision for disused warehouse due to be approved by city planners

Natalie Bennett leader of the Green Party in England and Wales

Voters want "big changes" - and only the Greens can deliver, says party leader Natalie Bennett

The Green Party want to tax the rich, tax supermarkets and nationalise the railways. As she prepares for their annual conference in Birmingham, party leader Natalie Bennett tells the Birmingham Post why voters are going Green.

A computer-generated image of the view from Bordesley Street of the Eastside Locks student housing development

£30m Eastside Locks student housing work starts

Alumno Developments is investing £30 million to deliver a canalside scheme at Eastside Locks

Sir Albert Bore

Sir Albert Bore hails rebirth of Birmingham over 30 years but says more is to come

Sir Albert Bore says Birmingham can look forward to more years of growth

High Speed Rail

City wins deal in battle for High Speed 2 concessions

Six major concerns over high-speed rail project have been addressed by the Government including design of Curzon Street Station

George Osborne

George Osborne set to ramp up pressure to have elected mayors

More funding and powers if cities agree to new political system already rejected in referendum

Crossrail, one of many infrastructure projects taking place in the capital

West Midlands 'missing out' on infrastructure spending

Business leaders say region is the poor relation in terms of spending on infrastructure projects

Birmingham Midland Metro

Terry Grimley: It's long overdue – but does it go far enough?

After years of delays and frustration the Midland Metro is enjoying a growth spurt. But with funding still constrained, how far can it go, asks Terry Grimley

Average West Midlands salary tops £30,000 mark

New research says region's salaries are on the rise, mirroring national trends

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

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham could be first public sector hub outside London

City set to be centre of government outside of the capital as it pushes for major relocations away from South East

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Infrastructure chief to join HS2's Birmingham team

Hunts is now on for executives to lead the £50bn high-speed rail project in the city

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

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

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

Jan Thompson, Midlands chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle

HS2 Birmingham move 'will put welcome pressure on city's office market'

The first phase of the 100,000 sq ft offices will come on stream in 2015, meaning only two Grade A options were available – Colmore Plaza and Two Snow Hill - experts warn

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill will house new HS2 team in Birmingham

Colmore business address to accommodate 1,500 staff moving to city to lead construction of high-speed rail link between London and the city

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