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CGI of the Left Bank development looking down Broad Street towards the Library of Birmingham with Big Bite in the centre

New towers plan for Broad Street replaces vision for city's tallest building

Regal Property Group stays on track to redevelop run-down car park site as scaled-down version of Regal Tower mission lands with planners

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside the BT Tower - an icon on city skyline

Birmingham's BT tower formerly known as the Post Office Tower and, before that the GPO Tower.
It was designed and constructed by the Ministry of Public Building and Works and was opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham in 1967

Jaguar Land Rover worker nearly died in conveyor belt horror

Land Rover at Lode Lane, Solihull.
Manufacturing giant admitted breaching health and safety laws after 57-year-old worker was trapped in a machine at Solihull plant

First class Dubai flights added at Birmingham Airport

The view out of the Burj Khalifa over Dubai
Emirates is adding a service from August 1, 2015, departing Birmingham Airport at 9.10am and arriving at Dubai International Airport at 7.10pm

Centenary Square design competition attracts nearly 200 architects

Centenary Square as seen from the new library - 185 architects are bidding to win the contract to redesign it
Entries received from all over the world to Royal Institute of British Architects' project to reshape public space outside library

Business In Pictures

Tasleem Tasab, managing director of Serene Furnishings

Serene Furnishings expands Black Country base

Supplier takes extra space on Pensnett Estate to accommodate new range of beds it is adding to collection

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
General business

Prince Charles re-enters the planning debate

Planning is about building quality places for us all. I remain concerned that the present planning agenda is neglecting issues of affordability, environmental and social justice and we urgently need to have planning principles that are inclusive and egalitarian.

Another blow for Rolls-Royce workers at Ansty

David Bailey
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.
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

Eileen Rock (Birmingham Women's Hospital), Karen Moores (Sydney Mitchell), Diane Watt (Maria Watt Foundation)

Sydney Mitchell's fundraising efforts reach £5,500

Sydney Mitchell handed over cheques for £2,750 to Diane Watt of the Maria Watt Foundation and Eileen Rock of the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity

Birmingham's BT tower formerly known as the Post Office Tower and, before that the GPO Tower.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside the BT Tower - an icon on city skyline

It was designed and constructed by the Ministry of Public Building and Works and was opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham in 1967

Andrew Smith, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Dave Westlake, laser cutting manager and Phil Boffin, director of BMS Engineering

BMS Engineering acquires factory with funding from Lloyds Bank

BMS Engineering, established in 2006, specialises in the manufacturing of safety critical roll cages and steel alloys for clients in the motorsport, automotive and aerospace industries

Videos & Photos

Birmingham's BT tower formerly known as the Post Office Tower and, before that the GPO Tower.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside the BT Tower - an icon on city skyline

CGI of the Left Bank development looking down Broad Street towards the Library of Birmingham with Big Bite in the centre

New towers plan for Broad Street replaces vision for city's tallest building

Sabai Torquil and Juree Chidwick, of Sabai Sabai restaurants.

Sabai Sabai restaurant group marks 10 years in business

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Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor