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13:11, 6 APR 2016
Hill & Smith Holdings looking forward to rosy 2014 after record second half revenues
The Shirley-based company employs almost 700 people in the Midlands
Midland firm launches Britain's newest bank
The Shirley-based group, which has a £10 billion loan book, has launched Paragon Bank with an initial investment of £12.7 million, with more funds to come over time to support growth
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon
Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.
New focus group to put PAs in the spotlight
Jayne Brownridge, Grant Thornton; Linda Large, Duff & Phelps; Shirley McDonough, PwC; Tracey Paton, Dignity, and Linda Wilden, University of Birmingham, have joined Key managing director Mary Hendry as the founding members of the PA:PM
Dozens more job losses at historic retailer Osbornes
Another blow for the city's retail sector after collapse of 180-year-old firm
Property of the Day: Solihull Road in Shirley
The back garden of this property in Solihull Road, Shirley, has a raised patio, outbuildings and a greenhouse.
Jobs threat after 180-year-old firm collapses
Administrators called in at Hay Mills-based Osbornes Stationers after being hit by competition with giant rivals
Shirley Parkgate shopping scheme to welcome Pizza Express, Prezzo and Peacocks
Line-up of tenants means more than 60 per cent of the scheme - excluding the Asda store at its heart - is now let or under offer.
£6m payout for boss after horrific crash with tractor
Shane Booth was left needing extensive treatment and care after the horror smash near Baden-Baden which left him with a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures and serious internal injuries.
Blockbuster appoints Moorfields as administrator after second collapse in a year
Blockbuster operates one of the UK’s largest chains of film and game rental stores, with 264 stores and approximately 2,000 employees
Remembrance parade faces axe
Annual march in Shirley, which dates back to 1938, could he scrapped ahead of a major anniversary
Solihull case is key for golf clubs
Golf clubs appreciate that their most valuable asset is the softly undulating greensward upon which us golfers hack our way around.
Birmingham Post Growth Fund awards £700,000 to Midland businesses
Birmingham Post Growth Fund grants giveaway to create 84 new posts and 100 apprentices.
Business card exchange boosts Solihull trade
Innovative programme has topped 30,000 members in the town
Security firm pulling no punches after 20 years
Protection company to the stars grows from two-man operation to a staff of 600
Triffids in Birmingham!
Peter Shirley is enjoying new book, The 'Flora of Birmingham and the Black Country', packed with stunning photographs, is a landmark publication for the natural environment in the conurbation.
Peter Shirley: Insects can be nutritious and delicious!
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the growing interest in eating insects, especially in developed countries like ours.
Sir Alex Ferguson
The Solihull building boss still going strong at 94 years old
Classic car fan Ken Smith is still firmly in the driving seat at Solihull's £100 million turnover builders merchants EH Smith - at the astonishing age of 94.
Sir Alex Ferguson
EH Smith building boss still going strong at 94
Classic car fan Ken Smith is still firmly in the driving seat at Solihull’s £100 million turnover builders merchants EH Smith – at the astonishing age of 94.
Jewel in the crown of Ironbridge celebrates milestone
Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge, Shropshire, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
London 2012 Olympics
Restaurant Review: Anderson's Bar & Grill in St Paul's Square, Birmingham
From a scientific point of view, it is nonsense when food writers talk about so-and-so restaurant being the best for such-and-such a dish.
House & Homes
Hockley Heath gets smart
An injection of community spirit into Hockley Heath, near Solihull, has made it an attractive place for familes wanting to set up home.
Wythall a world away from the busy city
Shahid Naqvi looks at the attraction of Wythall in south Birmingham