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Why Chancellor Philip Hammond is sticking with National Insurance rise for self-employed

Visiting Birmingham the Chancellor issued strong defence of his budget measure

The man died in the toilets at the Hodge Hill Tesco branch.

Tesco to reimburse THOUSANDS of underpaid employees after payroll error

It is thought around 140,000 current and former Tesco employees will get around £40 back each due to the error

Jon Neale of JLL looks at Birmingham of old and today

Opinion: Birmingham today is a nod to its wonderful past

JLL'S head of research, Jon Neale, a Birmingham native turned southerner, revisits the city's history to chart the rise and fall and now rise again of one of the UK's great centre's for business and innovation

MIPIM 2017: How Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country plan to impress at the international property show

MIPIM 2017 could see millions of pounds of investment flood into Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country

What is happening at Midlands UK Pavilion at MIPIM 2017

The West Midlands is joining forces for the first time at the international property show in Cannes - here is what is happening in the inaugural Midlands UK Pavilion from Tuesday March 14 to Friday March 17

Expansion of Symphony Hall features in £392 million boost for Midlands jobs

Chancellor Philip Hammond is announcing a huge boost for jobs and the economy in the Midlands

Budget 2017: Birmingham business community reacts

A mixed bag of reactions from the city's business sector with rates review welcomed but concerns over 'missed opportunities'

Budget 2017: Chancellor gives himself a Brexit war chest and insists top priority is still paying off debt

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget comes as the Government prepares to trigger Article 50

Chancellor Philip Hammond has awarded some relief to business rate payers

Budget 2017: Business rates help but self-employed hit

Help for firms that have been hit by changes to business rates but the self-employed suffer rise in National Insurance contributions

A delicious looking dish at The Cross in Kenilworth

Michelin-starred restaurant told to make major improvements to food hygiene

The Cross in Kenilworth has said it wanted to “reassure diners” that it takes food hygiene “extremely seriously"

Chancellor Philip Hammond leaving Downing Street with the budget box today

Budget 2017: Main points from Chancellor Philip Hammond's statement

A brief at-a-glance guide to the key points covered in today's Budget statement

Alfesco tapas dining is coming to the city centre

New Spanish tapas bar Pintxos with outside dining to open in city centre

Pintxos opens in April and will be helmed by a chef from San Sebastian

University unveils revamped plans for Jewellery Quarter campus

Institute goes back to drawing board and addresses issues over street closure which were slammed by city councillors last year

Maypole Grove care facility in Kings Heath

100 new jobs created at Kings Heath care facility

Exemplar will launch 'Maypole Grove' in April to provide a residential care service for younger adults with acute physical and mental disabilities

CGI of the new Maker Wharf building

Innovation Birmingham reveals latest development plans

Maker Wharf will be a home to fabrication and prototyping facility and will sit next to iCentrum complex

The Trinity Road stand and the statue of William McGregor at Villa Park.

Final Villa pay day for ex-chief exec Tom Fox

Former Aston Villa chief sees salary package more than double in same season club is relegated from Premier League to Championship

Finnieston Berry Partnership co-founders Elaine Berry and Catherine Finnieston (left and right) with Baldwins Accountants director David Baldwin

Baldwins Accountants acquires Birmingham practice

Walsall-based group continues its nationwide expansion plans with deal to buy Jewellery Quarter firm

Budgens is closing 34 stores nationwide

Supermarket group to shut West Midlands stores

Administrators fail in their bid to rescue troubled chain which will shed more than 800 jobs as a result

Grenade co-founders Alan and Juliet Barratt have completed another private equity deal

Grenade seals second private equity deal

Sports nutrition firm founded in 2010 has been valued at £72 million after securing new financial injection from Lion Capital

Chancellor Philip Hammond arriving in Downing Street, London, for a Cabinet meeting.

What's in Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2017 Spring Budget?

Chancellor Philip Hammond plans £500 million for schools but may increase taxes.

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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

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