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How will Birmingham and the region's economy look in 2030?

Time to speak up on Greater Birmingham's economic future

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership wants to hear the views of public and businesses to shape the economic future of the West Midlands over the next 14 years

BHS Birmingham New Street store closure date confirmed

Administrators reveal which BHS stores will close and when as end of historic retailer looms

Go-ahead for Birmingham development councillors argued was a poor deal for taxpayers

Council leader John Clancy dismisses watchdog committee challenge to deal for Great Charles Street car park

The Jewellery Quarter is changing - and some people are very concerned about its future

Gentrification could 'spell death of Jewellery Quarter'

Businesses and academics concerned over changing face of historic manufacturing quarter but BID chairman warns that places must progress

Sketch of the new Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston

Boston Tea Party to open another Birmingham restaurant

Chain which stoked the ire of Moseley locals last year has now turned its attention to historic Edgbaston estate

Thieves have targeted the former Ashfords factory

Thieves ransack historic former Jewellery Quarter factory

Old fixtures, fittings, switches and even a sink have been taken from old electroplating plant which is set to be converted into apartments

Rolton Kilbride eyes Hams Hall for new energy centre

Renewable plant would be able to produce electricity and heat to serve local businesses

CGI of plans to revamp Ringway Centre

Smallbrook Queensway building demolition moves a step closer

Government considering immunity from listing for 1960s Ringway Centre as developer plans new 22-storey apartment block

Ox cheek at Comida

Comida tapas restaurant moving to new Edgbaston premises

After being forced to close their Harborne restaurant, Comida finds new bigger home in Highfield Road

Bullring is among hundreds of Retail BID members

Birmingham businesses outline shopping list for better city centre

Members of the Retail Business Improvement District tell body what they want to see happen over the next five years

A legal challenge could be mounted against the decision to bulldoze Hall Green Stadium

Hall Green Stadium campaigner to mount legal challenge

Fight not over to save historic greyhound track as former manager says lawyers are looking at the arguments to have planning permission thrown out

The Royal Angus has been given permission to expand - but its aesthetics came in for criticism

Expanding hotel labelled the ugliest building in Birmingham

Councillor says The Royal Angus is the city's most unsightly building - so we look at other times planners had been so scathing

James Cubitt, Chairman, IPF Midlands; Lord Finkelstein OBE, Guest Speaker; Chris Ireland, Chairman, IPF

Investment Property Forum hosts annual lunch

The Investment Property Forum held its annual lunch for the region's property professionals

Racing at Hall Green Stadium will now be a thing of the past

Hall Green Stadium to be demolished after fight to save historic track fails

Greyhound track opened in the 1920s will now close to make way for more than 200 houses in Birmingham suburb

Cheval Blanc interior

First look inside new Moseley bar Cheval Blanc offering cheese, wine and French lessons

Fancy a cheese flight and some French lessons? New bar Cheval Blanc offers both as well as fabulous wine

Brandauer Works could finally be reborn as student flats

New future for fire-damaged Birmingham factory

Old Brandauer works which has been vacant and derelict since 2000 to be reborn as student accommodation

CGI of the University of Birmingham's new sports centre which has been hit by more delays

University of Birmingham sports centre hit by more delays

Grand opening of city's first 50-metre pool and new sports arena has been put back to Christmas

The Forum (ABC) New Street in its heyday

Byron Hamburgers starts building a restaurant at former New Street cinema site

Posh Byron Hamburgers restaurant from London should be ready in October

Fresh Paradise road closures make Birmingham commuter headache worse

Busy area for bars is now closed to all traffic until next month as work continues on traffic element of £500m Paradise scheme

The former tram depot as it looks today

Sparkbrook tram depot regen back on the cards

Revised plans have been lodged to bring about a new life for the 103-year-old former tram depot which has fallen into a severe state of disrepair

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Martin Hockly, CEO, Street UK; Cllr Ray Hassall, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Kashaf Ali, Director, Street UK.

Street UK launches ethical online lending

David Clarke, West Midlands Deputy Lieutenant; HRH The Duke of Gloucester; Alan Wenban-Smith, Chairman, Lunar Society.

Lunar Society marks its 250th birthday

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe

Selly Oak student landlords still making life misery for residents says MP

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Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
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Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor