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Birmingham Bach Choir

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, Symphony Hall

Birmingham Bach Choir delivered one of the most important concerts in its history when it performed the Unfinished Remembering which was commissioned by the choir to mark the outbreak of the the First World War

Stuart Wallace: Fiscal change on the Scottish horizon

Whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, fiscal change is coming north of the border, argues Stuart Wallace

David Bailey: However Scotland votes, regional devolution should be back on agenda

Regardless of which way the vote falls, the debate of regional devolution must be placed firmly back on the agenda, argues David Bailey

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Birmingham Bach Choir

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, Symphony Hall

Birmingham Bach Choir delivered one of the most important concerts in its history when it performed the Unfinished Remembering which was commissioned by the choir to mark the outbreak of the the First World War

Stuart Wallace: Fiscal change on the Scottish horizon

Whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, fiscal change is coming north of the border, argues Stuart Wallace

David Bailey: However Scotland votes, regional devolution should be back on agenda

Regardless of which way the vote falls, the debate of regional devolution must be placed firmly back on the agenda, argues David Bailey

Andrew Whitehead: Shopping for Scottish Independence

Having discussed the energy, education and manufacturing sectors, the senior partner at SGH Martineau turns his attention to the Scottish retail sector and how it could be affected by a Yes vote

Politicians challenged to protect nature

Ahead of the General Election, two of the nation's leading nature conservation bodies are calling for all parties to commit to a Nature and Wellbeing Act - Peter Shirley examines the issues.

The new Jaguar XE

David Bailey: Jaguar Land Rover needs the XE to sell well

Will Jaguar succeed with the new XE saloon and finally challenge a sector dominated by German manufacturers?

Andrew Whitehead: Manufacturing an argument for the Scottish independence debate

Would a 'Yes' vote in Scotland enhance or reduce the manufacturing sector in the country and the UK as a whole?  

General business

Trevor Law: Carry out reviews on outgoings - but with care

An interesting exercise is to count the number of financial services products that you hold.

Business

Fergal Dowling: Growing pains and tackling skills shortage

Companies are still having to deal with significant amounts of red tape and the dangers of being unprepared can be significant.

Customers with their shopping leaving a Tesco store

Chris Game: Tesco tax? Well every little helps

Councils, like many in Europe, should have control over a range of local taxes, including those on supermarkets.

A coding lesson

Jerry Blackett: Why Birmingham will be saying 'hello, world' as digital sector booms

Coding is now commonplace in classrooms, and Birmingham is cashing in on this programming revolution.

Christmas shoppers in Birmingham

Russell Luckock: Christmas 2014 could see a real boost to sales figures

Government figures show the number of start-up businesses is increasing month by month, and Christmas for them could be a welcome bonus.

China flag

Mike Loftus: How TV's Blue Peter is thwarting Anglo-Chinese trade relations 

Blue Peter may have left a couple of generations of us so daunted by the  rigour of Chinese etiquette and protocol that we hesitate to try and do business there.

David Bailey

David Bailey: End of the road for UK new car sales boom?

New car sales are close to record highs and may be peaking, thanks to an avalanche of used cars starting to hit residual values, interest rate rises looming and car makers less inclined to off-load cars in the UK market as European markets pick up.

Katie Hopkins bucket challenge

A cultural divide from Bengal Bay to Katie Hopkins

I've been scouring the world for the place to go to get away from Katie Hopkins... and I think I might have found it

General business

Trevor Law: Keeping pace with host of changes to pensions

The industry still awaits further detail in respect of the tax charge applied to lump sum death benefits from crystallised funds.

Steve Allen

Steve Allen: Expansion of Birmingham law firm could be first of many more to come

Hogan is not the first City law firm to adopt the practice of disaggregation in the quest for greater efficiency.

Mike Loftus

Mike Loftus: Do the numbers add up for either Beijing or the Bank of England?

Maybe you are one of those people who is more than a bit suspicious about some of those stunning economic numbers that emerge from China.

General business

Trevor Law: The seven deadly sins of investing in markets

In the last 12 months or so, the FTSE 100 has been trading around the 6400-6800 level which are relative highs compared to history.

Iain Duncan Smith

Jonathan Walker: Why employment figures for the West Midlands make the best of a bad job

Iain Duncan Smith does not explain the gap between falling unemployment and rising employment.

Videos & Photos

The steel frame of the new Assay Office in Icknield Street

That giant steel frame on Icknield Street? It's the new Assay Office building taking shape

Portrait of Sir Benjamin Stone

Sir Benjamin Stone exhibition gives snapshot of Brazil's history

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders exhibition at Library of Birmingham ahead of second series

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Graeme Brown
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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor