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George Osborne

Chancellor's vision for West Midlands economy

George Osborne's balancing act to revive West Midlands' economic fortunes.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak disappointed by Jobs movie

Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad in film Jobs
Steve Wosniak said he had been left disappointed by Jobs - a film still to be aired in the UK about his partner at Apple.

Hundreds of Staffordshire jobs axed after Phones 4u collapse

Administrator PwC has made 628 redundancies among head office and telesales staff at Phones 4u's Newcastle-under-Lyme offices

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George Osborne

Chancellor's vision for West Midlands economy

George Osborne's balancing act to revive West Midlands' economic fortunes.

Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad in film Jobs

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak disappointed by Jobs movie

Steve Wosniak said he had been left disappointed by Jobs - a film still to be aired in the UK about his partner at Apple.

Hundreds of Staffordshire jobs axed after Phones 4u collapse

Administrator PwC has made 628 redundancies among head office and telesales staff at Phones 4u's Newcastle-under-Lyme offices

New regulations set West Midlands firms back £71m

Compliance with new regulations will cost the 99,000 small and medium-sized employers in the region an extra £725 per company next year, new research suggests

Shoppers in Birmingham's Bullring centre

Giant consultation on future of Birmingham retail strategy begins

A six-week consultation has been launched over a new retail strategy to cope with massive change.

2013 Birmingham Post Business Awards.

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014: Firms urged to apply as deadline looms

The deadline for entries to the region’s premier celebration of business is September 26 – so time is running out

MP Liam Byrne

Government is trying to destroy Birmingham with cuts, MP claims

Liam Byrne, Labour's MP for Hodge Hill, said the Government was not giving Birmingham a fair deal.

Lasan chef director Aktar Islam and property developer Anthony McCourt outside 130 Colmore Row where Lasan is opening a new venture

Lasan Group expands with 130 Colmore Row deal

Team behind the award-winning restaurant are preparing to launch their latest venture in the heart of the city's business district

Vice-mayor of Ningbo, Wang Jianhou, at the China-Britain Business Council's SME China Forum at Villa Park

China trade links not just vital for 'big boys' businesses told

Delegation from nation's 33rd largest city Ningbo headed to Birmingham to boost trade with the city.

Job Centre

West Midlands unemployment at lowest level since 2008

Joblessness in the region now stands at the lowest figure since 2008, with 7.1 per cent of people out of work, down from 7.4 per cent the quarter before

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Organiser Becci Wright to host street art festival over two days due to visitor demand for expansion of the event in Digbeth

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's six new SME professionals in Solihull. Pictured, from left, are Martin Rowe, Gary Saxon, Kevin Curtis, Paul Warrington, Darren Riley and Nigel Arnold

Six specialist hires bolster Lloyds' SME offering in Solihull

Headed-up by senior manager, Gary Saxon, the team will be based at Lloyds Bank’s offices on Stratford Road in Solihull, but will also work with customers in Coventry and the wider Midlands

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti to speak at Birmingham Law Society event

A qualified barrister, Ms Chakrabarti was a panel member for the Leveson Inquiry, the judicial inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the UK press, which focused on the phone hacking scandal

Birmingham Pride chairman Lawrence Barton, who owns the Nightingale Club, among other Southside venues

Birmingham firm GB Training secures £1.4m apprenticeships deal

GB Training says the one-year contract with the Skills Funding Agency is one of the largest single contracts it has secured in recent years

David Walton, Harris Lamb

99p Stores appoints Harris Lamb for Midlands expansion drive

Birmingham planning consultancy will lead the hunt for new sites across the region and north of England

Birmingham City TV

Ofcom issues local TV warning after City TV Birmingham collapse

There are only six local TV franchises currently broadcasting - and Birmingham's has collapsed

Bullring, one of the key retail destinations in Birmingham

Birmingham's new vision for city's retail

Strategy launched by city leaders today to improve retail offering and capitalise on existing scheme

Former Smith & Nephew plant set for new housing estate

Housing developer Bovale submits plans to transform old manufacturing base which has been vacant for seven years

Simon Atkins, charity partner at Clement Keys

Clement Keys seminar to explore charity sector changes

Specialists from law and investment management firms will join Simon Atkins, charity partner at Clement Keys, to provide insights on how charities should react to the new Statement of Recommended Practice

Ian Dove QC from No5 Chambers, who is set to become a High Court Judge

No5 Chambers silk set to become High Court Judge

Described by Legal 500 as "an excellent strategist and advocate", Mr Dove QC was called to the Bar in 1986

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The roof at New Street Station has been completed

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

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