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Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Town Hall was built for the people

The country's first truly civic building offered an alternative to cathedrals for live music

Ones to watch 2015: Birmingham's business leaders

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham
We take a look at some of the key figures set to makes waves in the city's business community in what is poised to be a landmark year in 2015

Review of 2014 - January: Rich List, Old Mo wins award and John Lewis takes shape

CGI of new John Lewis development - one of the most popular stories the Post ran in January
Our festive look back at the big online news stories of 2014 starts with our annual round up of the region's wealthy, news of a rail track possibly reopening and striking barristers

Collapsed law firm Blakemores gave staff 30 minutes to leave office

The former offices of Blakemores and Lawyers2You
Tribunal hears about firm's final moments as 30 former staff win payouts from the Government because they received so little warning

Salhan Accountants lands award honours

Madan Salhan, managing Director of Salhan Accountants, and director Dr Anjulika Salhan
As well as providing forensic accountancy, tax litigation, tax fraud investigations and VAT investigations, the Birmingham-based firm has asset protection services covering inheritance tax, creditors, divorce, cohabitation, business failure, litigation and disputes, Sharia law and high net worth individuals

Business In Pictures

Ashley Hudson, Knight Frank

City office rents 'set for seven-year high in 2015'

Knight Frank predicts rents will rise by five per cent to more than £30 per square foot due to diminishing stock of space

The former offices of Blakemores and Lawyers2You

Collapsed law firm Blakemores gave staff 30 minutes to leave office

Tribunal hears about firm's final moments as 30 former staff win payouts from the Government because they received so little warning

LDC sells majority stake in Angel Springs to Castik Capital

LDC chief investment officer Martin Draper
The transaction provides a healthy return for LDC, which has tripled its original investment in three years
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.
Land Rover at Lode Lane, Solihull. updated

Jaguar Land Rover worker nearly died in conveyor belt horror

Manufacturing giant admitted breaching health and safety laws after 57-year-old worker was trapped in a machine at Solihull plant

The former offices of Blakemores and Lawyers2You

Collapsed law firm Blakemores gave staff 30 minutes to leave office

Tribunal hears about firm's final moments as 30 former staff win payouts from the Government because they received so little warning

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Town Hall was built for the people

The country's first truly civic building offered an alternative to cathedrals for live music

Madan Salhan, managing Director of Salhan Accountants, and director Dr Anjulika Salhan

Salhan Accountants lands award honours

As well as providing forensic accountancy, tax litigation, tax fraud investigations and VAT investigations, the Birmingham-based firm has asset protection services covering inheritance tax, creditors, divorce, cohabitation, business failure, litigation and disputes, Sharia law and high net worth individuals

Videos & Photos

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Town Hall was built for the people

The stairs to the upstairs studios of the School of Art in Margaret Street, Birmingham.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: School of Art's enduring role in the city

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham

Ones to watch 2015: Birmingham's business leaders

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