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Managing director of the Burlington Hotel Derek McDonagh with the water sourced from below the building

Still waters run deep for Birmingham hotel with its own well

The Macdonald Burlington in New Street has developed a unique cottage industry pumping water up from an underground well dating back to the hotel’s origins in 1873.

Veteran reporter: BBC broke pledge over plans for Birmingham

Pebble Mill studios in Edgbaston closed in 2004
Failure to develop Midlands base after Pebble Mill closure 'a scandal'

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau
The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

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Managing director of the Burlington Hotel Derek McDonagh with the water sourced from below the building

Still waters run deep for Birmingham hotel with its own well

The Macdonald Burlington in New Street has developed a unique cottage industry pumping water up from an underground well dating back to the hotel’s origins in 1873.

Pebble Mill studios in Edgbaston closed in 2004

Veteran reporter: BBC broke pledge over plans for Birmingham

Failure to develop Midlands base after Pebble Mill closure 'a scandal'

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Raj Rana, founder of Itihaas Restaurant

Itihaas creates own craft beer with Lion Heart brewery

Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas Group, joined forces with the Lion Heart brewery in Coventry, and the partnership has resulted in Sambha IPA

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

City councillors urged to knock back Regal's plan for new development in centre of Birmingham's busiest area for bars and nightclubs over fears residents will find it too noisy

Raj Mack, head of Digital Birmingham

Digital Academy to host summer school

Companies urged to sign up to free two-day seminar run by Greater Birmingham Digital Academy which will focus on themes of data, marketing and growth

Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Green energy plant in Worcestershire crowned region's best while Birmingham Airport runway extension and the restoration of Waterstones also win awards

Regeneration of Longbridge has been named project of the year by RICS West Midlands

Longbridge regeneration named region's best by RICS

First phase of town centre revamp beats 30 other projects to take home the top prize while Newman Brothers Coffin Works wins a brace

Simon Atkins, charity partner at Clement Keys

Youth employment award for Clement Keys

The honour was announced at an awards ceremony organised by AllAboutSchoolLeavers – an independent organisation with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of apprenticeship and school-leaver programmes across all industry sectors.

Steve Allen of Mills & Reeve and Jeffries Briginshaw, chief executive officer of BABC

Steve Allen becomes president of British American Business Council

The BABC, which has its secretariat in New York, is the largest transatlantic business network, with 20 chapters and more than 2,000 member companies based in business centres throughout North America and the United Kingdom

Dusk CGI looking towards Colmore business district shows new building in situ with One and Two Snowhill and Colmore Gate in the background

Landmark Three Snowhill scheme set for go-ahead

The scheme, which will complete the Snowhill development triumvirate, will go before Birmingham City Council’s planning department

Eversheds lawyer Gemma Curtis

Tributes as leading Birmingham lawyer Gemma Curtis dies suddenly aged 37

Award-winning lawyer described as an “adoring mummy” by her devastated family

Clevercherry's new client services director James Brazier

Former Birmingham Bulls player joins Clevercherry

Creative agency hire ex-professional American footballer to boost senior team and win new clients after spells with WAA and NEC

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co wins Fujitsu brief

Law firm's appointment puts a further pension arrangement operated by the UK subsidiary of Japanese company under its legal guidance

Paul Summerton, senior manager for healthcare at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (second from right) with the new recruits (from left) Andrew Pearson, Jenny Holmes, Harvey Sandford, Sarah Woodward and Phil Perry

Lloyds Bank Commercial recruits new healthcare team

Group of appointments in the Midlands is wider of 29-strong recruitment round nationwide for banking group

Apartments planned near Arena Central as city centre living growth continues

New proposals for city flats close to Broad Street will tap into moves by companies such as HSBC which are bringing thousands of staff to Birmingham

Midland businessman Raymond Liu

Chinese super-rich to visit vast Birmingham regeneration schemes

Delegation has been organised by Midland businessman Raymond Liu

Adagio Hotel in the Beorma Quarter nears completion

Next phase of Beorma Quarter to be lodged this year

Designs are being finalised by developer Salhia for second element as final touches are put to phase one which contains Adagio Hotel and innovation centre

Birmingham street art by Gent48

City of Colours festival launches Kickstarter campaign

Team behind popular street art event is hoping to raise £15,000 to put towards running costs of festival in Digbeth which last year attracted 9,000 people

Brian Johnson with an MG TC

AC/DC's Brian Johnson pays television tribute to MG

The singer and self-confessed car fanatic made his television presenting debut with Quest TV’s Cars That Rock and the success of the show has seen him return for a second series

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CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Regeneration of Longbridge has been named project of the year by RICS West Midlands

Longbridge regeneration named region's best by RICS

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