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Lloyds to close Birmingham city centre branch in 200 jobs cull

Colmore Row branch one of several across the West Midlands to go as bank continues its programme of closures

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

'Quiet confidence' among Birmingham firms - report

But Greater Birmingham's business leaders call for the Government to create better economic conditions following triggering of Article 50

Wavenet expands with North West acquisition

Solihull communications technology firm starts spending 'acquisition war chest' following £35m MBO last year

BMW workers at Hams Hall will strike later this month and in May

BMW workers at Hams Hall to strike for five days

Manufacturing plant in Coleshill is one of four to take part in eight days of action as trade union members fight back over pension plan

Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer (left) and Solihull Council head Nick Page launch the WMCA's Productivity and Skills Commission

Aston Martin chief to lead new skills push

Andy Palmer will head commission to advise the West Midlands Combined Authority on how to increase the region's skills and productivity

Friction Free Shaving's co-founder Briar Keen

OK! owner teams up with West Midlands shaving company

Northern and Shell signs media deal as part of new funding agreement with Friction Free Shaving

Steve Ellis, managing director of Legal & General Home Finance

Legal & General expands Solihull base

Mortgage arm of finance group is moving to a new home in the town as it plans to grow team

The HCA is to build new housing on this Perry Barr campus

University campus to become new housing

Birmingham institute agrees £6m land sale to transform part of its outgoing campus into new housing

The Easter bunny at Cadbury World

Birmingham business leaders don't think the Cadbury Easter egg row is funny

Attacking Cadbury could discourage investment in the region, says Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

International cricket at Edgbaston boosted Birmingham's tourism economy in 2016

Record visitors boost Birmingham's tourism economy

City welcomes all-time high as international cricket and Conservative Party Conference among events which underpin record 2016

Traffic builds into Birmingham city centre after an incident earlier this year.

This is how many Brummies are having accidents while commuting

The worst individual year for Birmingham was 2013, when there were 437 collisions

These are the West Midlands sectors most affected by Brexit

Official figures show 47% of exports from the West Midlands currently end up in the EU

Nigel Poole is the new head of Kings Chambers

New chief at Kings Chambers

Nigel Poole steps up to the top role after 13 years with Birmingham-based civil barristers' set

Gemini People has opened a new office in Birmingham

Recruitment agency opens new Birmingham office

Firm which specialises in creative and digital roles launches office outside of London for the first time

Two more fashion brands are coming to the Bullring

More fashion brands to launch in Bullring

Birmingham shopping centre to welcome three new stores as its fashion and clothing offer grows

Design sketch of the new Axis Square development

23-storey tower planned for new Birmingham development

More details emerge about major city centre regeneration project which could house around 10,000 people once completed

See inside Izza Pizza restaurant in Bullring

Lasan chef opens new pizza restaurant at Selfridges

Why the Culture Secretary was impressed by Birmingham's Channel 4 bid

City fast out of blocks in push  to become home of broadcaster says Midlands MP who will decide Channel 4's future

Lidl's new distribution hub has opened

Lidl opens massive new distribution centre

Supermarket group unveils new warehouse in Wednesbury which will supply its supermarkets across the region

This is how Gaucho Birmingham will look

Here is how the new Gaucho restaurant on Colmore Row will look

The new eatery opens on May 8

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Richard Durkin, Director Capital Markets, LSH; Adam Ramshaw, Regional Director Birmingham and East Midlands, LSH.

Property experts gather for launch of the West Midlands 2016 UKIT report

Fitness First closure paves way for controversial new Lidl

Mexican restaurant chain Chilango is planning to open in Birmingham

Mexican restaurant chain plans Birmingham launch

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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