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Major projects such as HS2 will underpin a major boom in construction

Infrastructure boom to keep West Midlands construction output growing

New report says construction sector is set to boom over the next five years on the back of projects such as HS2 and works to M6 motorway

Sir John Peace, chairman of the Midlands Engine

Major Midlands delegation heading to MIPIM

Almost 50 private and public sector partners will put on a united front in France at annual property convention

Now you can buy an authentic Cornish pasty in Birmingham

Warrens Bakery is to open their first shop outside the West Country in Mere Green

St Modwen is leading the regeneration of Longbridge

Market factors hit St Modwen profits

Property group behind £1bn Longbridge regeneration sees pre-tax profit tumble despite solid year for revenue

Hotel must not be allowed to house asylum seekers again say planners

Paragon Hotel in Highgate to undergo multi-million pound expansion and relaunched as a luxury venue

Prince's Trust is moving to the Beorma Quarter later this year

Prince's Trust to open new Birmingham base

Prince of Wales' charity will become first tenant at new Beorma Quarter development in Digbeth

The construction sector continues to lack skilled workers says RICS

Midlands construction sector 'still lacks skilled workers'

'Easier to employ a ballet dancer than a quantity surveyor' according to RICS report

Ray O'Donoghue, Managing Director, Midland Corporate Banking; David Smith, Economic Editor, Sunday Times.

Economics expert guest speaker at Barclays event

Barclays hosted an evening for its clients

Ediston director Andy McKinlay outside St Philips Point in Birmingham city centre

Birmingham office building fully let

Latest deal with Axa Insurance means St Philips Point is now full just a few years after being bought out of administration

Rob Holcroft, Life Coach; Emma Heathcote-James, Little Soap Company; Gary Rouse, BDO; Joanne Malin, Midlands Today; Dean Piper, NWedR.

Senior business people sign up to Ambassador role

The Ambassadors scheme is aimed at promoting the benefits of working and living in the region

JLR site in Lode Lane Solihull exclusive

Jaguar Land Rover heist: How gang stole £3m of engines in SIX MINUTES

Sources reveal how gang returned to Lode Lane factory to steal more parts

This is CAMRA's Birmingham Pub of the Year

The real ale organisation has named its top three Brummie pubs

Skydiving

Alton Towers owner launching massive skydive attraction at NEC

Merlin Attractions, the company behind Alton Towers and Legoland Resort, is planning a new adventure centre next to Genting Arena

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Criminals steal £3 MILLION of engines from Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant in film-style heist

Reward offered to catch gang who were in and out with stolen lorry in just SIX MINUTES

New flats planned close to Birmingham nightclub

Developer is eyeing derelict site just 60 metres away from venue renowned for its live gigs and alternative music nights

JS Wright's managing director Marcus Aniol (second left) with the management buyout team (from left) Phil Leech, Paul Featherston, Martin Roberts and Andrew Smith

JS Wright undergoes MBO

New future and new-look board for Aston-based mechanical and electrical building services specialist

Gus Miah, Deloitte; Sir Howard Bernstein, Manchester City Council.

Deloitte hosts healthcare dinner

Deloitte held a healthcare-themed dinner and discussion as part of its ongoing thought leadership programme

Phil Shiner

Birmingham lawyer accused of hounding British soldiers who served in Iraq struck off

He had previously admitted nine allegations of acting without integrity, including “cold calling” potential Iraqi clients.

A Cher Varya holiday home in Cornwall

Center Parcs-style lodge holiday park coming to Midlands

Developer plans to build 139 cabins on land near Lichfield

The team at TSA (from left) associate director Dan Hick and joint managing directors Michael Warburton and Richard Dobson

New Birmingham base for recruitment agency with £4m funding

Yorkshire-based firm secures new funding package from HSBC to support the opening its a new operation in Digbeth

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Battered fish on a toasted bap with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce - the FLT

Jewellery Quarter restaurant Fishylicious in shock closure

Big changes are planned at John Lewis

John Lewis places 770 jobs under threat

Major Birmingham housing plan set to be thrown out

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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