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Birmingham will taking more partners than ever before to Cannes for MIPIM in March

Birmingham's MIPIM cohort larger than ever

City's delegation heading to south of France in March will be showcasing developments including Paradise and Resorts World          

The NEC

Cash raised from £307m NEC Group sale will be used on city council's equal pay claims

The NEC Group, the arenas, conference and exhibition centres and linked companies have been sold to private equity firm LDC in a deal worth £307 million

More HS2 compensation for affected residents

Latest package of measures aims to help homeowners living between 60 and 120 metres from the high-speed line

Job Centre

Huge unemployment fall takes West Midlands' rate lower than London's

The huge fall in people out of work takes the unemployment rate to 6.3 per cent – compared to 9.3 per cent a year before

A computer-generated image of the Lighthouse scheme in Birmingham city centre

Work on Lighthouse residential scheme in Birmingham city centre to start

The development, named Lighthouse, is situated on the southern edge of the Masshouse Plaza plot, near the proposed Birmingham Cuzon Street HS2 station

Michael Fabricant

MPs opposing HS2 call for taxpayers referendum

The House of Commons will debate and vote on the proposal, which is backed by Staffordshire MP Michael Fabricant (Con, Lichfield)

The NEC

NEC Group sold to LDC in £307m deal

Sale of the NEC Group represents one of the largest in the history of Birmingham City Council, while new owners have pledged improvements to the venues

Birmingham could benefit from the capital's property bubble

Birmingham 'offering strong alternative' to London property bubble

Marketing Birmingham chief says city's rising GVA and redevelopment projects are creating sustainable investment opportunities for global companies

Birmingham has been named on a list of top places for business travel by Egencia while Berlin lost its place

Birmingham bumps Berlin off list of 20 top travel destinations

Egencia, the business travel offshoot of Expedia, chooses the city in its list of 20 top destinations in Europe

The skyline of Birmingham

Birmingham business facts: 20 things you didn't know about city's private sector

Birmingham has been named in a list of the top 20 cities in Europe for business travel. Here, we look at 20 facts you might not know about business in the city

Nine year old Alex Rukin with his dad Joe Rukin appear before HS2 Hybrid Bill Committee at the House of Commons

Nine-year-old Stop HS2 campaigner takes fight to Parliament

Alex Rukin has become the youngest person ever to appear before Parliament and described the landmark setting as being “like Hogwarts”

Nick Clegg

£350m Greater Birmingham growth deal 'is just the start'

Nick Clegg said councils would need to embrace change if they hoped to win further funding and devolution packages

Nick Holzherr

Birmingham named start-ups hub as entrepreneurs 'taking city seriously'

Birmingham has retained its position as the most entrepreneurial UK city outside London, with more than 18,000 new businesses registered in the city last year

Nikal's plans for Exchange Square were lodged in October

Review of 2014 - October: Exchange Square plans, Park Regis sky bar and Village Trust archives

Nikal, the company behind the Masshouse scheme, unveiled its latest plans for that part of the city while Seven Capital confirmed it would be building a sky bar in a new Park Regis hotel

CGI of the new Snobs - its move to a new site was one of August's most-read stories

Review of 2014 - August: Snobs' new future, Aston Tavern re-opens and work begins at Eastside Locks

August saw more news of regeneration in the city while Snobs nightclub revealed details of its move following more than 40 years in its Paradise Circus home

Scaffolding around the new Adagio Hotel in the Beorma Quarter - a significant step forward in July for this long-delayed project

Review of 2014 - July: Beorma Quarter takes shape, New Street bridge and regen company launched

The long-delayed Beorma Quarter project finally started to shows signs of progress during July while the New Street station redevelopment took its latest turn as plans to clad a bridge were scrapped

Moor Street Station

Review of 2014 - June: Custard Factory owner on Digbeth, facelift for city tunnel and Hidden Spaces photos on display

Nostalgia lovers across the city flocked to the Hidden Spaces exhibition in June while American pop star Kelis marked the latest chapter in the revamp of Selfridges in the Bullring

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

Grant Associates' public realm plans for Paradise Circus

Review of 2014 - March: Paradise Circus takes shape, £3.3m for Stirchley baths and Super Prix on table

Spring is in the air in our annual review and March saw more details about the massive Paradise circus regeneration and the possibility of Birmingham's Super Prix returning reared its head again

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Review of 2014 - February: Toni Iommi's house, Curzon Street masterplan and Snobs nightclub moves

Our festive look back at the big online news stories of 2014 heads into February when the masterplan for Curzon Street was revealed and Toni Iommi's house went on the market

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