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CGI of the planned student accommodation development at 495 - 505 Bristol Road, in Selly Oak

Selly Oak set to get another large student block

Bristol Road target for latest project as developer submits plans for nearly 350 bedrooms opposite University of Birmingham campus

New gallery plans for former Jewellery Quarter factory

48 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter
Vacant building which dates back to the 1870s could become a new café and showroom for artwork and antiques

Courageous MPs 'could be stifled' by voter recall

David Winnick MP speaking in Parliament during a tribute to Baroness Margaret Thatcher
Unpopular causes 'could be ignored' for fear of a by-election says Black Country MP David Winnick

Worcester legal firm celebrates its growth

Dina Parmar, Caroline Irvine, Jo Watkins, George Pickard, Alison Hewitt at Harrison Clark Rickerbys' garden party in Worcester.
Leading regional law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys announced its latest promotions at its Worcester head office.

Ofcom extends local TV licence deadline

Ongoing attempts to launch local TV station for Birmingham have been granted an extension by government watchdog

Business In Pictures

48 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter

New gallery plans for former Jewellery Quarter factory

Vacant building which dates back to the 1870s could become a new café and showroom for artwork and antiques

Dean Wilson, managing director of D Wilson Architectural Metalwork (jeans) with from left Kailash Parekh, Andy Perry and Graham Nicoll, from Barclays

Barclays backs D Wilson Architectural Metalworks with £1m finance deal

Birmingham manufacturer is aiming to turn over more than £10m after buying new factory site in Smethwick

Finance Birmingham announces £1m backing for Jaguar Land Rover supplier

From left: Steve Hetherington, tooling investment director at Finance Birmingham, Magal Engineering Gamil Magal and Reading East MP Rob Wilson
Second deal in a week for finance body which has enabled manufacturer to press on with new contract to supply i54 site
Barclays

Do not believe the rumours - our banks are open for business

Barclays launched its Accelerator initiative to offer a three-month start-up programme for new businesses.

The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up

Signs on the gates at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge.
The Phoenix Four have finally run out of excuses, and they are about to pocket another million quid each from the wreckage of the car crash that they presided over at MG Rover.
Former MG Rover chairman John Towers told workers the assets of MGR Capital would be wiped out four years before pocketing £1m

Former MG Rover chief's letter sparks call for payout

John Towers, one of the notorious Phoenix Four, told former workers the entire assets of subsidiary MGR Capital would be wiped out four years before he pocketed £1m

Ricoh Arena, home of Coventry City FC

Pinsent Masons lawyers advise on Ricoh Arena deal

The deal will see Wasps relocate their home games to the Ricoh Arena from December 2014

Eileen Atkins as Mother Sawyer in The Witch of Edmonton at Swan Theatre, RSC

Review: The Witch of Edmonton, RSC, Swan Theatre

Sarah Probert suffers some slow dialogue but still enjoys a truthful tale of witchcraft centuries ago

Joe Breeden, managing director at Crystal Mortgages

Strong quarter for Crystal Mortgages as it eyes record year

Black Country firm says it is on target to break £500m mark for terms issued

Videos & Photos

48 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter

New gallery plans for former Jewellery Quarter factory

Dina Parmar, Caroline Irvine, Jo Watkins, George Pickard, Alison Hewitt at Harrison Clark Rickerbys' garden party in Worcester.

Worcester legal firm celebrates its growth

Queen opens Jaguar Land Rover's new i54 engine plant

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