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New £40m Birmingham Conservatoire plans set for approval

Planning officers say brick design, previously compared to an Oxo cube, is 'high standard'

Asian jewellery students flock to Birmingham university

Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery said 80 per cent of its international students who started this academic year were from Asia

Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society meeting goes with a swing at golf club

Richard Canner, President, Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society; with Ken Wilkinson, President 60 years ago, attending the Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society's monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club.
Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society held its monthly meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club.

US ban on Cadbury imports prompts Hershey's protest

Hershey’s claimed the sale of Dairy Milk and other British-made chocolate products breached trademark laws in the United States

Ramada Mailbox hotel put up for sale

The Ramada Mailbox hotel
Investment opportunity revealed a matter of weeks before the new Mailbox is unveiled to the public

Business In Pictures

Birmingham is set to benefit from a new regeneration pot backed by Legal & General

Greater Birmingham boost as Legal & General launches £15bn regen vehicle

Region is poised to tap into new cash pot which will benefit projects such as housing and infrastructure

Second deal for Mercia Technologies since AIM float

Mark Payton, chief executive of Mercia Technologies
Warwickshire tech investor makes another investment after raising £70m from initial public offering
Lord Whitby in China with Covpress

Covpress illustrates why Chinese growth is unstoppable

Jon Griffin visits China to see the opening a major new factory b engineering firm Covpress

A Chinese link-up paying off for Midland engineering

Business columnist Jon Griffin is in China with a delegation from Midland engineering firm Covpress
Leyland Industries Belgium sign that survives outside the former British Leyland plant in Seneffe

When British Leyland drove the car industry drove into Europe

The sign which marked British Leyland's massive foothold on European soil should be preserved according to one enthusiast. Enda Mullen takes a look back at a foreign foray which once provided jobs for tens of thousands of our continental neighbours

BBC board member Peter Salmon – the man who led the creation of the new Salford studios

BBC boss defends Birmingham commitment in face of criticism

Peter Salmon, who leads BBC England at MediaCity UK in Salford, spoke out after a storm of criticism questioning the corporation’s commitment to Birmingham

Author Heather Townsend

Author Heather Townsend helps Chartered Institute of Management Accountants launch new mentoring scheme

The new mentoring scheme aims to offer a helping hand to CIMA members and students in the early stages of their career, as well as those who may be considering a career change

Videos & Photos

Steven Fifer; Jeffrey Knight; Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Sophie Ash, KPMG; and Paul Gerrard attend KPMG's annual event held at the firm's Birmingham office.

300 guests attend KPMG's annual event in Birmingham

Leyland Industries Belgium sign that survives outside the former British Leyland plant in Seneffe

When British Leyland drove the car industry drove into Europe

NatWest Tower, which has peered over Birmingham's roof tops since the 1970s, looks set to be demolished

John Madin's NatWest Tower could finally go

In This Week's Paper


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