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A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Washwood Heath jobs breakthrough as committee calls on HS2 to adjust plans

The massive former Alstom and LDV sites in Washwood Heath are currently being held for a HS2 Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

Planners back new life for Kingsway building

Kingsway building in Kings Heath
Kings Heath landmark has fallen into disrepair since closing in 2011 and being gutted by a fire seven years ago

Great Charles Street Estate sells to open up regeneration opportunity

How the Great Charles Street Estate looks today
Dunedin Property Asset Management and Angelo Gordon have bought seven prominent buildings in Birmingham city centre

Defence secretary: Birmingham law firm's claims of Iraqi torture are 'baseless"

Michael Fallon
Public Interest Lawyers is representing some “extremely serious” claims made about the British military

Edgbaston naming rights talks reignited by haul of major cricket matches

Indian players celebrate their win at the ICC Champions Trophy Final match against England at Edgbaston.
The potential for a money-spinning naming deal is back on the table with some major cricketing events are heading to Birmingham

Business In Pictures

Kingsway building in Kings Heath

Planners back new life for Kingsway building

Kings Heath landmark has fallen into disrepair since closing in 2011 and being gutted by a fire seven years ago

LDC chief investment officer Martin Draper

LDC sells majority stake in Angel Springs to Castik Capital

The transaction provides a healthy return for LDC, which has tripled its original investment in three years

Pre-Christmas exit as IMI winds down Witton base

Historic manufacturing group brings to a close more than 150 years of industrial heritage at Birmingham base
David Bailey

Another blow for Rolls-Royce workers at Ansty

It's correct to say that Rolls-Royce faces a number of major headwinds in terms of military defence expenditure cuts, a perceived global slowdown, appreciating currency, and sanctions on Russia which will impact on its business there.

Peru Climate Change conference - limited actions but acronyms aplenty

General business
This latest climate change get-together in Peru has been criticized for its carbon intensity; countless air miles and hotels, fleets of buses to drive everyone around and diesel generators to power the conference venue.
Coun Lisa Tickett (Birmingham City Council) and Phil Woodward (Raleigh)

Birmingham biking boost as Raleigh chosen to supply 5,000 cycles

Raleigh has been awarded a contract to supply 5,000 bikes to Birmingham City Council – and 3,000 will be given away to those keen to cycle but unable to afford it

Michael Fallon

Defence secretary: Birmingham law firm's claims of Iraqi torture are 'baseless"

Public Interest Lawyers is representing some “extremely serious” claims made about the British military

The Masonic hall on Severn Street in Birmingham city centre

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victorian Masonic Hall shines out of Mailbox's shadow

The building, constructed in the early 1800s, sits in the shadow of its high-end neighbour but offers its own charm and glint at the past

Mazars' Nick Johnson

Mazars advises Proteus Software on sale to Sanderson Group

Proteus, which is based on Solihull Parkway at Birmingham Business Park, was acquired by the Coventry-based software and IT services business

Videos & Photos

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Washwood Heath jobs breakthrough as committee calls on HS2 to adjust plans

The Masonic hall on Severn Street in Birmingham city centre

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victorian Masonic Hall shines out of Mailbox's shadow

Screen, in the old Odeon cinema

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Photos reveal former Odeon cinema lost to time

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