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Ban 'rabbit hutch' apartments says city planning chief

Councillor slams developments which see former office buildings turned into flats with rooms 'barely the size of a single bed'

Official launch of the campaign to form a Halesowen BID

Black Country town launches BID campaign

Three-month campaign kicks off to form a new business improvement district which is pledging to invest £120,000 in new initiatives

Record month for Birmingham Airport

March was a busy month for the airport as more than 900,000 passengers passed through the terminal

St Luke's Church in Birmingham

Campaigners battle to save historic Birmingham church

Conservation campaigners are calling for Barratt Homes to halt plans to demolish the church and former orphanage as part of major new housing estate

Andy Coulthurst, chief executive of The Trade Centre Wales

Black Country car supermarket to open

Trade Centre UK makes its first foray into England by launching new car supermarket in the Wednesbury

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Business leaders call for action after employment falls

Chamber of commerce says it is vital improving trends in the West Midlands don't stall

Reprieve for Birmingham colleges after apprenticeship snub

Trio of institutions can continue providing apprenticeship training after government performs u-turn over its controversial new register

This Birmingham pub has been named the best in the West Midlands

National Pub and Bar Awards 2017 has named the best pubs in the West Midlands

Longbridge housing developer won't take no for an answer

After a series of rejections Bloor Homes returns with updated plans for the North Worcestershire Golf Club site

The opening of Grand Central in 2015 continues to be a draw for shoppers

Birmingham weathering high street storm

City is faring well as retail sector continues to battle flight to online shopping according to new research

CBRE director Tony Haran (left) with Adrian Willet, head of the firm's development team in Birmingham

New director at CBRE

Tony Haran joins the development and residential capital markets team

Soho House was a meeting place of the original Lunar Society

Lottery grant boosts Lunar Society heritage project

New capital will go towards creating a trail highlighting key properties in the history of the society alongside talks and tours

Nicholas Jones (left) and Adrian Quin, Investec Wealth & Investment

New Birmingham chief at Investec

Nicholas Jones steps up to top role at city's base of investment management firm

Vet practice Linnaeus in buyout deal

Solihull group expands UK footprint with acquisition of Staffordshire practice

Land deal paves way for new Birmingham apartments

Car park in city's Southside district to house new development of almost 400 apartments

Models wearing fashion from Jaeger's former store at The Mailbox in Birmingham

Fashion retailer Jaeger goes into administration with 700 jobs at risk

Latest collapse follows Brantano and Jones Bootmaker as retail world faces new struggle

CGI of the new Circle Health hospital in Edgbaston

Work starts on £32m Pebble Mill private hospital

Funding deal agreed with US investor signals the start of work on Edgbaston site which will have 18 bedrooms

Sophie Drake has joined the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP board

Greater Birmingham LEP appoints board member for young people

PR consultants joins board of LEP to help forge links between city's young population and business community

"I'll use my John Lewis experience to boost Birmingham's high streets" says Tory candidate

If elected in May, Conservative West Midlands Mayor candidate Andy Street will use his retail experience to support struggling town centres

Cairo Nickolls, Beth Fitzpatrick, Linden Thomas, David Seaton, Matthew Cannan, Daniel Griffith.

John Sergeant hosts Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

Lawyers gathered for the annual Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

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Legendary pub The Rainbow in Digbeth to close down

Birmingham City Council has issued 'Brummie Bond' to build homes

Liz Peace who is the new chair of The Curzon Urban Regeneration Company

HS2 regen chief quits to take up new role in London

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