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Delegates attend an event hosted by the Midlands UK pavilion at MIPIM 2017

MIPIM welcomes thousands to see future Midlands development

Nearly 3,000 delegates attend more than 20 events highlighting what is in the development pipeline in Birmingham and the wider Midlands region

The new Birmingham Dental Hospital at the old Pebble Mill site

Next phase of Pebble Mill regeneration revealed

New plans could include R&D facilities and a health clinic as Calthorpe Estates continues its bid to revamp Edgbaston plot

Birmingham colleges snubbed in new apprenticeship push

Trio of colleges fail to make new key government register which will connect employers with training providers running schemes for apprentices

PHS has opened its new recycling plant in West Bromwich

This new Black Country factory turns sanitary towels into fuel

Patented process is aiming to prevent millions of hygiene products such as tampons and nappies ending up in landfill where they take up to 500 years to decompose

Gowling WLG has expanded its partnership at Two Snowhill

Gowling expands top team with three new partners

Trio join partnership at historic Birmingham law firm plus a round up of other appointments from the West Midlands legal sector

Dawn Adlam, BizLinks; Daniel Skermer, Park Regis; Joan Smith, Solihull Chamber of Commerce.

Forum launched for PAs and executive assistants

The Birmingham PA Forum aims to bring together personal and executive assistants from across the West Midlands region

The Electric Cinema

The Electric calls for halt to advertising hoarding plan

Owner of historic cinema says lamp post is already impeding views and wants council to drop plans to attach a new ad board     

The top deck of Snow Hill car park

This key city car park is set to almost TRIPLE the charge for Saturday shoppers

Saturday car parking cost to jump from £3 to £8.50 for five hours - and a Sunday deal is axed, too

West Midlands Mayor candidate Andy Street will 'turn over every stone' to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham

There have been rumours for several months that the TV station is being put under Government pressure to relocate from London.

The Fiddle & Bone

This is what is happening to The Fiddle & Bone after it closed

Group behind Jewellery Quarter bar plans to open second pub in Birmingham and breathe new life back into troubled canalside venue

Loki Wine is doubling its size - and this is what you can get

The shop is taking over the unit next door in Great Western Arcade

Birmingham-based urban planning agency Node collects the award for best practice at the 2017 Urban Design Awards

Eastside masterplan earns Node a national award

Long-term vision to transform Birmingham's Eastside and bring former Typhoo Tea factory back to life handed national recognition

Phil Shiner

Disgraced lawyer Phil Shiner who brought false claims against Iraq War veterans declared BANKRUPT

The 60-year-old was struck off in February after being found to have acted dishonestly in bringing murder and torture claims against British Iraq War veterans

Already a busy area for bars, Bennetts Hill is soon to have another new opening

Another city centre bar coming to Birmingham

Independent operator lined up to take on unit formerly occupied by recruitment agency in area already busy with night spots

Jewellery Quarter factory site to house 220 new apartments

Next phase of regeneration of old electroplating plant will see a new square, commercial space and residential complex

Jason McGreene, Mel Evans, Richard Brown, all The Tipple Truck.

Dennis fire engine given new lease of life as mobile bar

The Tipple Truck is the only fire engine bar in the country which is fitted with the technology to let customers pour their own drinks

Tech start-up firms working in the Labs by London Midland hub at iCentrum in Birmingham

London Midland backs tech firms to boost train journeys

Rail operator is supporting ten start-up companies to create new technology products which will improve passengers' journeys

Birmingham apartments plan back again

Firm behind city's most expensive apartment is leading new residential development off Broad Street

Office workers at their desks

How public sector jobs are plummeting across the West Midlands

In 2016, there were 460,000 public sector jobs, 5,000 less than 2015

Mechu bar and roadworks on May 21, 2015

Famous Birmingham nightclub closes down after 14 years

Entertainment hot spot Mechu blames roadworks for its demise

Videos & Photos

Edgbaston restaurant COMiDA suddenly closed down

CGI of plans for a new housing estate off Bristol Street

Major Birmingham housing estate plans unveiled

Marco Pierre White rooftop bar terrace

Birmingham has the best rooftop bar in the UK

In This Week's Paper


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