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Major retail and infrastructure projects like Grand Central and New Street station are fuelling growth in the West Midlands construction sector

Construction sector boom as 10,000 new jobs expected in West Midlands

New report by Construction Industry Training Board suggests the region's sector will employ around 215,000 people by 2020 fuelled by retail and infrastructure projects

Silverstone was attracting the attention of Jaguar Land Rover in December

Review of 2015 - December: JLR eyes Silverstone, designer outlet village and new IT jobs

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover was eyeing an ambitious project to buy racing circuit Silverstone, the Government awarded permission to build a major outlet village in Cannock and an IT firm announced it was bringing 400 jobs to the city

In October came the news that Waterstones in New Street would be transformed into an Apple store

Review of 2015 - October: New Apple store, Mailbox re-opens and city's most expensive flat

Tech giant Apple was strongly rumoured to be planning a move into Waterstones' shop in New Street, a new-look Mailbox finally opened in October and Birmingham's most expensive flat sold for £1.8m

CGI of the new Park Regis hotel at Five Ways island

New restaurants arriving in Birmingham next year

Our round-up takes a look at who is planning to open new venues during 2016 including the sky bar at Five Ways and swanky chain The Alchemist in Colmore Row

'Desperately needed' go-ahead for Jewellery Quarter flats

Plans for 100 flats at Legge Lane have been given the green light despite concerns over a lack of parking

Advanced Computer Software has agreed to take the third floor of The Mailbox

Mailbox move signals 400 jobs in Birmingham with IT firm

Advanced Computer Software Group agrees pre-let in mixed-use building to create new Midlands HQ

A variety of options are available for those who choose to invest in Steve Rainbow's film Brokenhead, with crowdfunding packages ranging from £50 to £1,000

More Canals than Venice filmmaker launches crowdfunding venture for feature film

Steve Rainbow hopes securing £15,000 via crowdfunding will be the key to completing a psychological thriller about the UK’s last lighthouse keeper

Birmingham is seeing unprecedented regeneration at the moment but the Government seems more pre-occupied with the 'Northern Powerhouse'

Opinion: City renaissance creates our own 'powerhouse'

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce chief executive Paul Faulkner calls for a bit more attention from the Government on the Midlands

Library of Birmingham was the most visited free attraction in the West Midlands during 2014

Record number of visitors to Birmingham brings £500m boost

New data released today shows that three million more people came to the city last year compared with 2013

The Mailbox has undergone a £50m facelift

Mailbox delivers on luxury as it re-opens

Head of Business Graeme Brown takes a tour of the retail, leisure and office building in Birmingham city centre which is finally launching after a £50 million facelift

A computer-generated image of the urban room at the redeveloped Mailbox

Urban Room to open as £50m Mailbox redevelopment draws to a close

The Urban Room will be the centrepiece of the new Mailbox, with luxurious seating and a glass sky-lit roof

A New Street Apple makes for an appealing city core

The world's largest retailer is investing in a part of the city which looked unloved and lacking direction a matter of months ago

New-look Mailbox signs up Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Clements & Church

Fashion brands on board ahead of unveiling of the new-look Mailbox following a £50 million redevelopment

The Mailbox shortly before it opened in December 2000

Pictures: Transforming The Mailbox from sorting office to shopping mall

The Post has delved into the archives and pulled together a fascinating gallery showing The Mailbox undergoing its transformation from former sorting office to high-end shopping complex

Back Row: Paul Guest, Lauren Powell, Neale Powell, Tony Green, Steve Wiliams. Front Row: Rachel Carpenter, Sophie Samuda, Melissa Spence, Debbie Haywood, Megan Green, Jane Phillips.

Hortons' quiz raises £5,700 for cancer ward at city hospital

Hortons' Estate Limited raised £5,700 for Ward 19 at Heartlands Hospital, at its eighth annual quiz for the local commercial property community.

Folklore artist Jaz Dhami has criticised the BBC's decision to move the Bobby Friction show to London

Asian artists hit out at BBC after Mailbox strike

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Corporation under fire over decision to move Bobby Friction show to London as Birmingham artist says move 'doesn't make sense'

Ramada Birmingham City hotel at Wharfside Street in The Mailbox

Valor takes the reins at The Mailbox's Ramada Birmingham City hotel

Valor has also taken over the management of Hotel Indigo in Liverpool and Ramada Manchester in Salford Quays

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox in Birmingham

BBC Birmingham Asian Network staff 'angry and upset' as strike begins

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Workers at The Mailbox have walked out today in protest at production cuts in Birmingham

Bobby Friction

Asian Network staff to strike over BBC Birmingham production cuts

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Staff have been angered by shows being moved out of Birmingham, following the likes of Coast, Countryfile and Hairy Bikers, which are all no longer produced here

The new look Harvey Nichols store in Birmingham

Birmingham Harvey Nichols opening boosts city retail scene

The store opens to the public on Friday, July 31, and the Post's photographers have been in to capture it


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