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The former Midland Bank headquarters at 33 Bennetts Hill which could house a new restaurant or bar

Restaurant plans for former Midland Bank building

Real Estate Investors lodges application to covert offices into restaurant or bar following £1.5m acquisition in April

Developers eye Selly Oak for more than 400 student bedrooms

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

Sajid Javid to launch Black Country Broadband Project

Sajid Javid MP who is launching the Black Country Broadband Project
Culture secretary in area to kick off £12.2m scheme to connect 98 per cent of Black Country homes and business to superfast broadband

Investec Wealth & Investment co-funds Lord’s Taverners minibus for Victoria Specialist Arts College

England cricketer Chris Woakes and pupils from Victoria Specialist Arts College with the new Lord's Taverners minibus
Following England’s international summer of cricket against India, T20 hero Chris Woakes unveiled the accessible minibus at Edgbaston Cricket Ground

West Midlands manufacturers urged to access £4.5m offshore wind fund

GROW:OffshoreWind programme is offering grants to small and large companies looking to grow at home and overseas

Business In Pictures

Eamonn Burns, new regional director for the Midlands with construction group Seddon

Seddon appoints new Midlands regional director

Construction group is aiming to boost turnover in the region to £100m on the back of appointment to education development framework

Brindley House, one of the projects developed by MCD

MCD directors insist it is business as usual despite liquidating ten companies

Company behind Derwent Foundry and Edgbaston Square projects says receiver appointed as part of an agreement with RBS

Lloyds backs care company's expansion with £300k funding package

From left: Jayne Watkins, Nick Stanley and Raj Rana from Livewell (Care & Support) which has secured a £300,000 funding package from Lloyds to support the opening of a new centre in Great Barr
Livewell is opening a new centre for adult with learning disabilities in Great Barr which will create up to 15 new roles
David Bailey

UK-based sports car manufacturer Lotus hits bumps in the road again

UK-based sports car manufacturer Lotus has just announced that it will cut around a quarter of its workforce in a desperate attempt to cut costs.

Jon Griffin: Jobs are being sacrificed at the altar of new technology

The University of Birmingham's Boris the Robot, unveiled this month
Steve Wozniak: I do fear for the future with computers becoming more and more like real people. Already jobs are being replaced with more machinery and kiosks - I do sometimes worry about losing jobs.
The Moratab Pazhan - an Iranian-built Land Rover

Not the end of the road for classic Land Rover

When Land Rover stops production of its iconic Defender in 2015, Iran will be one of the few places drivers can still buy a version of it in the shape of the Morattab Pazhan

Ramby De Mello of No5 Chambers

No5 Chambers barrister backs Birmingham Central Mosque call for release of hostage Alan Henning

The city mosque has made a plea to ISIS extremists to release Mr Henning and any other individuals held captive in Syria

From left: James Wong, managing director of Chung Ying Group, Woon Wing Yip OBE, project participant and chairman of Wing Yip Superstores and WaiLo Li, project participant and founder of Project TOM

Chinese heritage project archived at Library of Birmingham

Fifteen months of work comes to fruition with permanent archive now on show at city library

England cricketer Chris Woakes and pupils from Victoria Specialist Arts College with the new Lord's Taverners minibus

Investec Wealth & Investment co-funds Lord’s Taverners minibus for Victoria Specialist Arts College

Following England’s international summer of cricket against India, T20 hero Chris Woakes unveiled the accessible minibus at Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Videos & Photos

Michael Buble on stage in concert at the NIA in March

Michael Bublé to perform as NIA renamed the Barclaycard Arena

Birmingham Post Business Awards

Deadline extended for Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014

Brum From Above: Picture 6

Brum From Above round three: How well do you know Birmingham's landmarks?

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