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West Midlands Leaders' Roundtable at Trowers & Hamlins' offices in Colmore Row, Birmingham

Leading lights put future of region in the spotlight

Key figures from the city's private and public sectors came together to debate projects in the region and future collaboration

CGI of the planned student accommodation development at 778 - 800 Bristol Road which has been recommended for approval

Selly Oak student block poised for go ahead

City planning chiefs recommended to back scheme  to build 100 bedrooms in place of derelict buildings in Bristol Road

Barber Institute helps recovering addicts through ongoing art project

Recovering addicts are creating art at the University of Birmingham gallery to help them deal with mental health issues

Review: Winterreise, Barber Institute, University of Birmingham

What a privilege for a packed house. Here we were listening to Sir Thomas Allen, one of the finest baritones in the world, accompanied by Joseph Middleton, a sensitive and truly talented young pianist, performing one of the young Schubert’s awesome song cycles: Die Winterreise.

Review: Romantic Favourites, Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 is a work that rarely fails to please, even when the soloist has nothing new to say.

Aston University

New Aston University business school after £35m boost

A £35 million package will provide vital cash support for a range of new developments and facelift work at Aston, including the new £60 million medical school project confirmed earlier this year

Aston Martin assembly in action in the firm's former factory in Newport Pagnell

Aston Martin director to deliver lecture on firm's 100-year history

The lecture takes place on Sunday October 19 and will see Mr Minards give a brief overview of the history of Aston Martin

Dr Bharat Malkani, lecturer at Birmingham Law School at the University of Birmingham

Birmingham Law School lecturer brands Conservatives' human rights plan “misleading, vague and completely incoherent”

Dr Bharat Malkani, a lecturer at Birmingham Law School at the University of Birmingham, branded the plan as “misleading, vague and completely incoherent”

Actors in new production For The Past 30 Years, Lorna Laidlaw, Hema Mangoo and Janice Connolly.

Women & Theatre marks 30 years of working women in new play at Birmingham Rep

  • NHS

Working for 30 years is quite an achievement in the current climate of internships, zero hours contracts and disappearing pensions 

Selly Oak where developers are hoping to build more than 400 new bedrooms for students

Developers eye Selly Oak for more than 400 student bedrooms

Applications lodged to build flats on two separate plots of land near Battery Retail Park just weeks after councillors warn of overcrowding in south Birmingham suburb

Principal of the University of Birmingham School Michael Roden which opens next year

University of Birmingham school inundated a year before it opens

The unique school could eventually rival fee-paying establishments as 1,600 parents sign up to attend open days

Andy Warhol and William Morris artworks to go on display in Birmingham

‘Love is Enough’ will bring together works from public and private collections across the UK and USA to show in Birmingham

The University of Birmingham

'Key step' in search for leukaemia cure at University of Birmingham

Research investigated acute myeloid leukaemia and looked at the way blood cells behaved in patients

David Austin Grey, leader of Birmingham jazz group Hansu-Tori

Birmingham jazz group Hansu-Tori to play a number of city gigs

Birmingham jazz group Hansu-Tori take its inspiration from the power of water and the flight of birds. Its leader, David Austin Grey, speaks to Peter Bacon

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury

Birmingham Children's Hospital launches helpline after doctor abused boys

Myles Bradbury is facing jail after admitting molesting cancer patients, some as young as eight, at a hospital in Cambridge

Ian Dove QC from No5 Chambers, who is set to become a High Court Judge

No5 Chambers silk set to become High Court Judge

  • Law

Described by Legal 500 as "an excellent strategist and advocate", Mr Dove QC was called to the Bar in 1986

Portrait of Sir Benjamin Stone

Sir Benjamin Stone exhibition gives snapshot of Brazil's history

Pioneering photographer's voyage to Brazil more than a century ago is being used as a catalyst to boost trade between the country and  Birmingham

New trainees at law firm Higgs & Sons (from left) Sarah Bryan, Patrick O'Connor, Iyanu Onalaja, Joanna Parker (HR director), Helena Flavell (HR manager), Hannah Bollard, Mike Wong and Natalie Marsden

Higgs & Sons boosts payroll with trainee hires

Six new faces join Black Country law firm which boasts half of its current partners from its in-house training scheme

Some of the Birmingham developments which sparked a reaction from planners

Tombstones, UFOs and turds: the 10 schemes panned by Birmingham planners

A look back at 10 plans for developments in Birmingham which drew acerbic responses from the city's planning committee

Customers with their shopping leaving a Tesco store

Chris Game: Tesco tax? Well every little helps

Councils, like many in Europe, should have control over a range of local taxes, including those on supermarkets.


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