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Paul Mourton, Get A-Head trustee; Tom Bromwich, Get A-Head chairman

Get A-Head's annual ball raises thousands for cancer charity

The event, run for Birmingham-based head and neck disease and cancer charity Get A-Head, managed to collect £46,000

Work can now start on the new National College for High Speed Rail

Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers

New fraud centre set up by city firm BLM

The centre will investigate policyholder fraud, bogus claims, exaggerated injury, staged accidents and complex large-scale fraud cases

Mervyn King is the latest high-profile business figure to join Aston Villa

Mervyn King joins Aston Villa board

Former governor of the Bank of England is a lifelong Villa fan and vows to return beleaguered club to among the world's best in the world

First it was Zizzi, now Byron is the latest restaurant group to have designs on the old ABC cinema in New Street

Hamburger chain Byron has designs on former New Street cinema

Last year it was poised to welcome Italian chain Zizzi but now the old ABC and Regent building is set to house the West Midlands' first Byron restaurant

Proposed designs for a new mosque in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath.

£7.5m Balsall Heath Mosque plan approved by Birmingham council planners

Member of congregation complains that development is too large as planning committee give the Clifton Road mosque the green light 

Jordan Ayew of Aston Villa during FA Cup Third Round Relay match between Aston Villa and Wycombe Wanderers at Villa Park on January 19, 2016

What is Intuit QuickBooks? - all you need to know about the Aston Villa sponsors

We profile Intuit QuickBooks as their £20K Small Business Big Success competition continues - in partnership with Intuit QuickBooks

Martineau Galleries

MPs demand urgent action at "eyesore" Martineau Galleries

Councillors and MPs have called for the owners of Martineau Galleries to get moving and redevelop the site, which is larger than the Bullring

An ornamental lion at Zara's on Broad Street

Row over lions at Broad Street restaurant Zara's

The Victorian Society has spoken out after two lions have been added to the entrance of the Grade II-listed Zara’s restaurant

The Trinity Road stand at Villa Park will host the Business Sleepout next month

Aston Villa to host Business Sleepout

Business and civic leaders can now sign up for sleepover in the Trinity Road stand in a bid to raise thousands for Birmingham charities

David Chance, Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Mark Blake from Lea Marston Hotel

£2m expansion for Sutton Coldfield hotel Lea Marston

Work has begun at Lea Marston Hotel on a scheme to increase in size by a fifth, create jobs and add 30 new bedrooms

Carluccio’s restaurant announced as part of Solihull town centre renaissance

The Italian restaurant will front a new four-storey building at the Mell Square shopping centre

From left: Charles Higgins, Tony Carter and Russell Hartill, from Worcester Presses

Turnover boost for Worcester Presses

Black Country manufacturer enjoys record year in which it penetrated US market for first time

The sale of Colmore Plaza was one of the major deals in Birmingham last year

Investment on the rise in Birmingham property

Transactions hit £845 million as city property deals continue to attract interest and investment

Happy Birmingham!

Brummie workers are the happiest in the UK

New research shows fewer people in Birmingham hate their jobs than workers in any other UK city - and the vast majority are happy

Paul Scott of Make Architects at the site of The Cube in 2008

Tributes after man who designed The Cube passes away

Architect Paul Scott, who changed the face of the city through his work, passed away aged 50 after a short battle with cancer

Bill Oliver will leave St Modwen in November after 13 years as chief executive

St Modwen chief executive to retire

Bill Oliver will step down from the role later this year after 13 years in post and 17 on the listed group's board

Business Growth Fund backs Castleton Technology for international expansion

Sutton Coldfield software firm secures £4.5 million in new funding to acquire rival and support further growth

Sarah Kent has become the new majority shareholder following an MBO at Whistle PR

MBO at Whistle PR

Birmingham agency founded in 2012 now under majority control of managing director as it embarks on a new chapter

Construction work

New homes in West Midlands reaches pre-recession peak

A total of 13,478 homes were registered in the West Midlands, which was a rise of nine per cent compared to 2014, according to an industry body

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Paul Mourton, Get A-Head trustee; Tom Bromwich, Get A-Head chairman

Get A-Head's annual ball raises thousands for cancer charity

Proposed designs for a new mosque in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath.

£7.5m Balsall Heath Mosque plan approved by Birmingham council planners

Pictures: New mosque will unite wider community, architect claims

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Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor