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Midlands 'should be like Scotland or Wales' for BBC

MPs have urged the BBC to make the Midlands its principal focus after ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland teamed up to negotiate the new charter

Canadian coffee shop chain eyes former New Street bank

Plans have been lodged to turn the former Santander at 64 New Street into a Second Cup coffee shop

Pictures: Transforming The Mailbox from sorting office to shopping mall

The Post delved into the archives and pulled together a fascinating gallery showing The Mailbox undergoing its transformation from former sorting office to high-end shopping complex

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week
City planners back relocation vision by IM Properties which would see city centre markets move to new home in Witton

FBC Manby Bowdler staff swap legal briefs for fruit baskets

The FBC Manby Bowdler team with some of the fruit they harvested to donate to good causes
Solicitors, paralegals and administrative staff collected more than 150 lbs of fruit and vegetables that were donated to charity

Business In Pictures

The Mailbox shortly before it opened in December 2000

Pictures: Transforming The Mailbox from sorting office to shopping mall

The Post delved into the archives and pulled together a fascinating gallery showing The Mailbox undergoing its transformation from former sorting office to high-end shopping complex

Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield is among the top earners at listed companies in the West Midlands

West Midlands chief executives earn 50 times more than staff

Research by the Birmingham Post shows the gap between the top and bottom of the corporate tree is very wide but the regional figure here is dwarfed by the national average

Petalite bids to raise £300k to launch rapid smartphone charger

Leigh Purnell, founder and inventor of Petalite
Birmingham tech company has developed product which can re-charge devices in 15 minutes and is seeking new funding to start mass production

Don't let big salaries take attention away from the bottom end

Head of business Graeme Brown argues that the fascination with top-level salaries shouldn't detract from the real issues at the bottom end of the pay scale

Hitting the right notes in our duet with China

Mike Loftus on our attempts to understand modern China and its role in the global economy
Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield is among the top earners at listed companies in the West Midlands

West Midlands chief executives earn 50 times more than staff

Research by the Birmingham Post shows the gap between the top and bottom of the corporate tree is very wide but the regional figure here is dwarfed by the national average

The FBC Manby Bowdler team with some of the fruit they harvested to donate to good causes

FBC Manby Bowdler staff swap legal briefs for fruit baskets

Solicitors, paralegals and administrative staff collected more than 150 lbs of fruit and vegetables that were donated to charity

Midlands 'should be like Scotland or Wales' for BBC

MPs have urged the BBC to make the Midlands its principal focus after ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland teamed up to negotiate the new charter

Aaron Banks and Kiemara Fields, two of the first to join an accounting apprenticeship in partnership with Aston Villa FC, with Villa in the Community head Ravinder Masih

Aston Villa team up with charity for accounting apprenticeship scheme

Apprentices will study for an accounting qualification at college whilst also developing leadership skills through football coaching

Videos & Photos

The Mailbox shortly before it opened in December 2000

Pictures: Transforming The Mailbox from sorting office to shopping mall

64 New Street could become the latest former bank building to house a café

Canadian coffee shop chain eyes former New Street bank

The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor