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The West Brom building society reveals best post-recession results

The society’s results for the financial year ended March 31 saw substantial growth in residential mortgage lending, with pre-tax profits of £12.4 million

Birmingham rents 'running hotter than London's' in parts

Andrew Bryant, sales and lettings manager at CPBigwood
Expert claims the statistics are another reason for owners to take the plunge and put their properties on to the rental market

Plans for 335 Birmingham apartments end 'supermarket war'

An artist's impression of Crest Nicholson's plans to build 335 apartments on its Park Central development in Birmingham city centre
New city centre homes proposed, alongside communal facilities such as café and gym for residents

Steve Rainbow's iWitness nominated for five awards at Madrid International Film Festival

Actors Bella Hamblin and David Proud in a screen still from iWitness
Mr Rainbow’s feature film iWitness , which was shot in Birmingham and staffed by several actors and crew from the city, has been nominated in five categories at the prestigious film festival which takes place in the Spanish capital in July

Mazars merges with Roever Broenner Susat

Mazars' Birmingham partner Ian Holder
As a result the accountancy firm has set up a ‘German desk’ to advise companies seeking to expand in Germany

Business In Pictures

Andrew Bryant, sales and lettings manager at CPBigwood

Birmingham rents 'running hotter than London's' in parts

Expert claims the statistics are another reason for owners to take the plunge and put their properties on to the rental market

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

City of Colours festival launches Kickstarter campaign

Birmingham street art by Gent48
Team behind popular street art event is hoping to raise £15,000 to put towards running costs of festival in Digbeth which last year attracted 9,000 people
David Bailey

Austerity hasn't worked

If the polls are to be believed, the General Election is heading for pretty much a dead heat, with days if not weeks of wrangling ahead before a workable coalition – or even minority – government is in place.

Wasps chief causes buzz with £35m funds-raiser

Charlie Austin and Armand Traore - part of QPR’s £75.3 million wage bill
Premiership rugby giants become the first sports club in Britain to issue a retail bond on London Stock Exchange
Raj Rana, founder of Itihaas Restaurant

Itihaas creates own craft beer with Lion Heart brewery

Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas Group, joined forces with the Lion Heart brewery in Coventry, and the partnership has resulted in Sambha IPA

Alistair MacDonald QC

Alistair MacDonald QC appointed as High Court Judge

Mr MacDonald will take the customary oath of allegiance and the judicial oath at a swearing-in ceremony before the Lord Chief Justice on June 3 at the Royal Courts of Justice

The old ABC cinema in New Street and Ethel Street in Birmingham city centre.

Hidden Spaces: The old ABC on New Street and Birmingham's lost traces of cinema heritage

The origins of the Odeon chain, one of the largest cinema chains in Europe, trace back to Birmingham

Mazars' Birmingham partner Ian Holder

Mazars merges with Roever Broenner Susat

As a result the accountancy firm has set up a ‘German desk’ to advise companies seeking to expand in Germany

Videos & Photos

The old ABC cinema in New Street and Ethel Street in Birmingham city centre.

Hidden Spaces: The old ABC on New Street and Birmingham's lost traces of cinema heritage

An artist's impression of Crest Nicholson's plans to build 335 apartments on its Park Central development in Birmingham city centre

Plans for 335 Birmingham apartments end 'supermarket war'

Actors Bella Hamblin and David Proud in a screen still from iWitness

Steve Rainbow's iWitness nominated for five awards at Madrid International Film Festival

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