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Backlash as BBC recruits just 1 in 50 staff in Birmingham

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Post investigation reveals the city is overlooked in recruitment as most roles are filled in London or Salford despite pledge to devolve spending to the regions

Henrik Court, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Mushtaq Khan, Law Society.

Gas Street Social VIP launch

VIPS and businesses turned out in force last week to officially celebrate the opening of Birmingham's newest restaurant, Gas Street Social at the Mailbox.

The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The Harvey Nichols opening will be followed by a number of new store launches at the shopping centre over the summer period

West Midlands store closures rise as high street struggle goes on

The number of store openings in the region fell in 2014 to 371 – 100 fewer than the year before

Gisela Stuart MP

Regional commissioners needed for 'mismatch' in BBC spending, MP claims

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Commissioning in the Midlands is vital to overcoming a significant shortfall in BBC investment in the Midlands compared to other UK regions, according to Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox in Birmingham

Post's BBC campaign to reach director general

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Tony Hall will receive letter from Birmingham Post demanding a fair deal from corporation over its spending in the Midlands

Steve McCabe MP

MP takes BBC Midlands fair share campaign to Parliament

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Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe has called for a parliamentary debate after it emerged less than nine per cent of BBC licence fee money raised in the Midlands was spent here

BBC in Birmingham

BBC Midlands fair share campaign backed by production industry

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Senior industry figures say the television production sector in Birmingham has been crushed with BBC investment largely focused on all regions but the Midlands

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox in Birmingham

Outrage as 91% of Midland BBC licence fees spent elsewhere

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MPs, civic and business leaders join Birmingham Post's call for broadcaster to stop ignoring the Midlands with investment rising in all UK regions but here

Carlo Distefano MD of San Carlo Restaurants

Retirement is not on the table for San Carlo founder

Carlo Distefano is the business brains behind the flourishing San Carlo stable of upmarket Italian diners, which has mushroomed to employ more than 1,000 people across the globe

CGI of the Ridley House development

New plans for £11m Ridley House development

Project will see 71 apartments built in a building which 'floats' and join neighbours The Cube and The Mailbox

Tony Pilgrim, pictured after the demolition of the Pebble Mill studios where he was communications and engineering manager in the 1970s

Tributes to BBC man who helped create Pebble Mill studios

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Engineer Tony Pilgrim, who has died aged 91, was pivotal in the birth of the iconic studios in Edgbaston and was latterly an outspoken critic of corporation's move to the The Mailbox      

BBC board member Peter Salmon – the man who led the creation of the new Salford studios

BBC boss defends Birmingham commitment in face of criticism

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Peter Salmon, who leads BBC England at MediaCity UK in Salford, spoke out after a storm of criticism questioning the corporation’s commitment to Birmingham

The Ramada Mailbox hotel

Ramada Mailbox hotel put up for sale

Investment opportunity revealed a matter of weeks before the new Mailbox is unveiled to the public

Artist's impression of Gas Street Social at The Mailbox

Work starts on latest Mailbox bar and restaurant

Gas Street Social to launch in former Bar Room Bar unit where it will neighbour Pennyblacks, Bar Epernay and Café Rouge among others

Gisela Stuart

MP blasts BBC after journalism apprentice interviews held in London and Salford

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Gisela Stuart has written to director general Tony Hall to complain that the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme would not take place in Birmingham despite overtures about taking the city seriously

The Development Game in Birmingham

The Development Game: A useful tool to stay on top of key Birmingham schemes

A playful way of keeping on top of development in Birmingham - the newly-crowned most investable city in the UK

Bobby Friction

BBC moves Bobby Friction show from Birmingham to London

  • BBC

Unions hit out at broadcaster which invests less in the Midlands than any other UK region

Tommy Nagra, outgoing head of BBC Birmingham

Midlands 'still snubbed' by BBC, say campaigners

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Pending departure of top Corporation boss from the region sparks criticism over its commitment

Tommy Nagra will leave his role as head of BBC Birmingham at the end of March after just 14 months in the post

BBC Birmingham chief Tommy Nagra to leave role after one year

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Mr Nagra will return to his previous job in Salford after an 'exhilarating and challenging year' and will be replaced by BBC Academy director Joe Godwin


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