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The Drum arts centre to undergo major extension

First massive revamp in decades for cultural hub in Aston which could sport a striking red roof extension under new plans

BBC under fire for no-show from nationals at Birmingham election count

Picture taken to mark the BBC's move from Pebble Mill to The Mailbox in 2004
Politician Gisela Stuart hits out at corporation for failing to assign journalists from its stable of national reporters to city

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group chair Stephen Saltaire to retire after 15 years

Stephen Saltaire
Retirement coincides with moves to develop links between BCMG and city’s business community

Cornwall Court undergoes £4.5m renovation

19 Cornwall Street, behind Old Royal, is undergoing a £4.5m renovation
Home to PwC in Colmore business district will have a further 42,000 sq ft of grade A office space added to building

Park Regis Sky Bar takes shape

Sky Bar at the top of Park Regis is starting to take shape ahead of its opening later this year
Glazing goes in on top floor of hotel development at Five Ways Island which is due to open later this year

Business In Pictures

19 Cornwall Street, behind Old Royal, is undergoing a £4.5m renovation

Cornwall Court undergoes £4.5m renovation

Home to PwC in Colmore business district will have a further 42,000 sq ft of grade A office space added to building

Many mid-market bosses in Birmingham looking to sell-up

Nearly a third of mid-market firms in Birmingham want to sell up, according to new research.

Black Country workers axed as Carcraft closes amid £8m losses

Carcraft in Wednesbury where around 60 staff are being made redundant
Used car chain founded more than six decades ago has suddenly closed leaving 500 staff out of work nationally
David Bailey

Austerity hasn't worked

If the polls are to be believed, the General Election is heading for pretty much a dead heat, with days if not weeks of wrangling ahead before a workable coalition – or even minority – government is in place.

Wasps chief causes buzz with £35m funds-raiser

Charlie Austin and Armand Traore - part of QPR’s £75.3 million wage bill
Premiership rugby giants become the first sports club in Britain to issue a retail bond on London Stock Exchange
One of the DeLorean gold cars

Former DeLorean director helps organise first ever reunion for car-maker

The original DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) was formed by automobile industry executive John DeLorean in 1975

QualitySolicitors Talbots expands management board

The law firm, which employs 170 people across seven regional offices, has promoted James Gwilliams and Louise Jones to management directors following their acquisition of share capital in the business

Stephen Saltaire

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group chair Stephen Saltaire to retire after 15 years

Retirement coincides with moves to develop links between BCMG and city’s business community

Grant Thornton partner David White with three new members of the firm's business services team, Luise Franks, Martin Chalkley, Laura Ward and Martin Nicholson, head of the special projects team

Trio of appointments bolsters Grant Thornton's business services team

Launched a year ago to help growing businesses across the West Midlands, the team provides support such as preparing statutory and management accounts, payroll services, tax and compliance advice

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Picture taken to mark the BBC's move from Pebble Mill to The Mailbox in 2004

BBC under fire for no-show from nationals at Birmingham election count

The Drum arts centre to undergo major extension

Sky Bar at the top of Park Regis is starting to take shape ahead of its opening later this year

Park Regis Sky Bar takes shape

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