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Fort Dunlop, Birmingham

Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre

Midland Metro tram being tested near New Street Station

We want West Midlands firms to work on our tram lines say Midlands Metro bosses

The Midlands Metro Alliance, working on a series of tram line extensions, wants 80 per cent of suppliers to be based in West Midlands

Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston's

Marston's acquires Bombardier brewer for £55m

Listed Black Country brewery buys out rival as acquisition strategy continues

400 runners compete for PKF Cooper Business Challenge glory at 10K

30 business teams set to take on Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K on Sunday

Staff from Oakland International celebrate winning two Queen's Awards

West Midlands businesses recognised in Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Companies from across Birmingham and the wider region recognised in the annual list of business excellence

It's neck and neck in West Midlands Mayor race

Exclusive survey reveals Labour and Tories too close to call on first preferences two weeks ahead of election - second votes will be crucial

CBSO conductor Louis Fremaux in action

War hero who turned the CBSO into a fighting force

A former conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra died last month aged 95. Christopher Morley recalls his achievements ahead of a concert in his memory

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in Lichfield Street

Review: Tosca, English Touring Opera at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Amidst the scenic splendour of some productions, it's easy to forget that Tosca is actually one hell of a thriller.

MIPIM 2017: How the Midlands sent a powerful message to global investors about its exciting future

Nearly 3,000 international delegates visited the Midlands UK pavilion during global real estate show MIPIM 2017

MIPIM 2017: Birmingham raises bar with restaurant in the sky

Birmingham is to get a dining venue to match its growing foodie reputation, as the developers behind 103 Colmore Row unveil images of their skyline restaurant.

Wolverhampton Station will be turned into a state-of-the-art integrated transport facility

MIPIM 2017: Plans unveiled for new Wolverhampton rail station

Wolverhampton's growth underpinned by £132 million interchange scheme

MIPIM 2017: How Civic and Wulfrun Halls to get Shaylor touch

.The project will see major changes made to the Civic Hall and Wulfrun Hall in phases

The conveyor belt of great pianists enticed to Codsall

The man behind the biennial Codsall Community Arts Festival talks to Christopher Morley about the event’s history of engaging great pianists to perform

£2.6m for vulnerable Birmingham firms following business rate revaluation

Councils are getting a share from the £300 million business rates discretionary fund unveiled by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his budget last week

Adrian Bland

MIPIM 2017: Why Shakespeare Martineau is a headline sponsor of this international property show

Adrian Bland, head of commercial real estate at Shakespeare Martineau, believes 2017 is all about collaboration as he prepares for inaugural Midlands Pavillion at MIPIM - showcasing £14 billion of investments across the Midlands

MIPIM 2017: How billions of pounds of investment is set to regenerate Wolverhampton

There is £3.7 billion of investment currently on site or in the pipeline across the city of Wolverhampton

Waxwings at Nether Whitacre

Sightings of waxwings appearing around the West Midlands

Waxwings are unmistakable, being short-legged, plump birds about the size of a starling.

Jacques Gaston Murray

Rich List 2017: No.5 - Jacques Gaston Murray and family

Mr Murray, aged 97, is easily the oldest person on this year's Rich List and shows little sign of slowing down, despite dropping two places from 2016

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone

Rich List 2017: No.8 - Lord Paul of Marylebone and family

Caparo Group founder Lord Paul remains in the Rich List top 10, despite the family's fortunes dropping from £1.2 billion to £800 million

Arcadian, in China Town, Birmingham

Rich List 2017: No.=11 - Caspar MacDonald-Hall

Property developer Caspar MacDonald Hall, chair of London & Cambridge which owns The Arcadian, has jumped up two places in the Rich List from 2016

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