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Administrators are hunting for a buyer for troubled retailer Phones4U

Phones4U administrators fight to re-open stores as discussions continue

PwC says it will 'quickly engage' with interested parties to see whether a buyer can be found for some or all of the troubled retailer

Rileys Sports Bars falls into administration as 15 sites close down

Deloitte appointed to snooker hall chain as administrators 'seek to stabilise' the business and trade the remaining outlets

Colliers International appointed to Parkgate scheme

Parkgate development in Shirley
Birmingham office of property consultancy wins brief to manage £85 million development which opened earlier this year

Birmingham Science Park's iCentrum plan poised for green light

CGI of the iCentrum building which will go before city planners this week
City councillors recommended to approve £7.5m development next to Aston University which will be home to 400 roles in tech sector

PwC grows revenue to £2.8bn

Mark Smith, regional chairman of PwC in the Midlands
Midlands arm of financial services firm reports seven per cent rise in turnover

Business In Pictures

Parkgate development in Shirley

Colliers International appointed to Parkgate scheme

Birmingham office of property consultancy wins brief to manage £85 million development which opened earlier this year

Rileys Sports Bars falls into administration as 15 sites close down

Deloitte appointed to snooker hall chain as administrators 'seek to stabilise' the business and trade the remaining outlets

Phones 4U slips into administration affecting hundreds of West Midlands staff

Retailer Phones 4U has slipped into administration placing hundreds of West Midlands jobs at risk
The mobile phone retailer, which was founded in Staffordshire in the 1980s, will close all stores today with almost 5,600 staff facing redundancy
Birmingham Bach Choir

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, Symphony Hall

Birmingham Bach Choir delivered one of the most important concerts in its history when it performed the Unfinished Remembering which was commissioned by the choir to mark the outbreak of the the First World War

Stuart Wallace: Fiscal change on the Scottish horizon

Whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, fiscal change is coming north of the border, argues Stuart Wallace

The new Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE creating 4,000 Midland jobs

First Jaguar to be built at Land Rover factory in Solihull will generate thousands of jobs in the region, both directly and through partners and supply chain in biggest manufacturing employment boost for decades

Chord Investments' St Paul's Place mixed-use scheme in the Jewellery Quarter

Shoosmiths advises Chord Investments on St Paul's Place deal

The Jewellery Quarter scheme combines 148 apartments and a substantial commercial office space off St Paul's Square

CGI of the iCentrum building which will go before city planners this week

Birmingham Science Park's iCentrum plan poised for green light

City councillors recommended to approve £7.5m development next to Aston University which will be home to 400 roles in tech sector

Retailer Phones 4U has slipped into administration placing hundreds of West Midlands jobs at risk

Phones 4U slips into administration affecting hundreds of West Midlands staff

The mobile phone retailer, which was founded in Staffordshire in the 1980s, will close all stores today with almost 5,600 staff facing redundancy

Videos & Photos

The steel frame of the new Assay Office in Icknield Street

That giant steel frame on Icknield Street? It's the new Assay Office building taking shape

Portrait of Sir Benjamin Stone

Sir Benjamin Stone exhibition gives snapshot of Brazil's history

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders exhibition at Library of Birmingham ahead of second series

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