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Government makes charter renewal pledge after MPs hit out at BBC Midland spend

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More than 20 MPs turned out at a special debate in Parliament over BBC spending levels in the Midlands and the East

Birmingham Properties Group unveils £45m development plans

Group unveils a host of residential schemes following major investment in West Midland properties

Yen-Ting Miu, Nishil Nathwani and Nitin Solanki, Aluna Management, at the Aluna cocktail bar press launch.

Movers and shakers at opening of new cocktail bar at Mailbox

Aluna welcomed Birmingham journalists for a sneak peak of the hottest new cocktail bar in town.

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BBC promises Midlands spending increase to £125m

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Corporation announces plans to boost investment in the region and follows recent news of shifting HR function The Mailbox

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox in Birmingham

Midlands should be top of the agenda at BBC charter debates, MP claims

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Solihull MP Julian Knight demands the state broadcaster starts to listen to the region ahead of a special debate on BBC investment

Richard Burden

MPs demand BBC tackles inequality in Midlands ahead of Parliament debate

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Politicians from the East and West Midlands have vowed to hold the state broadcaster to task over investment levels in the region being far lower than the rest of the UK

Lap dancing club Medusa could be leaving Kensington House under new plans

Plans to turn strip club Medusa into restaurant

Birmingham Properties Group lodges application to convert unit next to The Mailbox from lap dancing club into restaurant

Hotel du Vin in Church Street has been bought as part of a £363m deal

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin bought in £363m deal

Brace of Birmingham hotels snapped up by Singaporean group as part of UK-wide deal covering 29 hotels

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BBC 'short-changing the Midlands' to be debated in Parliament

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A special Westminster Hall debate will be held next Tuesday on BBC investment levels – which work out at £12.40 per licence-fee payer in this region

Would-be culture committee chair vows to examine BBC Midland spending

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Jesse Norman, who is one of five Tory MPs vying for the role, said he would seek to raise the issue of the state broadcaster’s regional spending

Gisela Stuart MP

Culture select committee chair to be named as pressure rises over BBC Midland spending

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Birmingham MP vows to raise BBC investment levels in the Midlands with new chair when they are announced this week

John Haynes, Investec Wealth and Investment; Paul Fenner, Chantrey Vellacott.

Accountants reveal key finding of report

Chantrey Vellacott revealed the findings of its second business barometer report at an event in Birmingham.

The Electric Cinema in Birmingham - one of many 'Hidden Spaces' around the city

Video: Hidden Spaces events launched at Electric cinema

Short film showcases some of the buildings which will feature in a month-long programme of events taking a look behind some of Birmingham's neglected places

The Cube

The Cube to be put up for sale for £60m

London-based real estate investor Tristan Capital Partners is understood to have appointed CBRE to seek a buyer

The view at the entrance of the new Harvey Nichols store in the Mailbox, showing the concierge area and on to beauty

Birmingham Harvey Nichols: first look inside new Mailbox store

The revamped designer outlet is due to open this summer and will sport an 'immersive tunnel' and 'style concierges' among its new features at The Mailbox

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox

BBC to create 100 new roles in Birmingham

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State broadcaster says it wants to create 'HR Service Centre' in the city to complement its BBC Academy and Workplace

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz

East and West Midlands unite to call for fair share from BBC

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Politicians in Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Coventry and Solihull back Post campaign for fairer deal from publicly-funded broadcaster

Sealed-off section of railway tunnel beneath Old Square

Hidden Spaces: Subterranean Birmingham - exploring the world beneath our feet

We've carved beneath the city an invisible network of service tunnels, subways, crypts, catacombs, bomb shelters, cellars, mine shafts, railway lines and roads, writes Ben Waddington

Managing director of the Burlington Hotel Derek McDonagh with the water sourced from below the building

Still waters run deep for Birmingham hotel with its own well

The Macdonald Burlington in New Street has developed a unique cottage industry pumping water up from an underground well dating back to the hotel’s origins in 1873.

Pebble Mill studios in Edgbaston closed in 2004

Veteran reporter: BBC broke pledge over plans for Birmingham

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Failure to develop Midlands base after Pebble Mill closure 'a scandal'


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