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Foyles at Westfield Stratford City in London - the firm is opening its sixth outlet in Birmingham in September

Bookshop Foyles to open at Grand Central

Independent chain to launch second venture outside the capital and join growing list of retailers taking space at £150m centre

Direct Line buys city centre base for £25m

Direct Line House has been sold for £25.1m
The building in Colmore business district has been sold by German investor to insurance group

Benacre pushes ahead with more Birmingham student accommodation

Benacre is aiming to turn 96-104 Bristol Street into 122 bedrooms for students
Property group lodges second application this month to develop halls of residence in Bristol Street to target city's student population

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Foyles at Westfield Stratford City in London - the firm is opening its sixth outlet in Birmingham in September

Bookshop Foyles to open at Grand Central

Independent chain to launch second venture outside the capital and join growing list of retailers taking space at £150m centre

Direct Line House has been sold for £25.1m

Direct Line buys city centre base for £25m

The building in Colmore business district has been sold by German investor to insurance group

Benacre is aiming to turn 96-104 Bristol Street into 122 bedrooms for students

Benacre pushes ahead with more Birmingham student accommodation

Property group lodges second application this month to develop halls of residence in Bristol Street to target city's student population

The Radisson Blu towers over Birmingham's skyline - its leaseholder has been bought by Royal Gulf

Radisson Blu leaseholder acquired by Dubai group

Beetham Hotels Birmingham fell into administration three years ago and has now been bought out by Royal Gulf

Steve Morgan

Rich List 2015: No.7 - Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan has vowed to stand by Wolves despite its losses and development goes on at Molineux, with a £7 million full-size indoor academy arena recently opened.

Kevin Cash

Rich List 2015: No.9= - Kevin Cash & family

Kevin Cash lives in the imposing Jacobean North Aston Hall near Bicester in Oxfordshire on a £16million estate and also has a house in Regent's Park

Roy Richardson

Rich List 2015: No.9= - Roy Richardson & family

Despite expansion across the world, the Richardson twins will be best remembered for the Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

Tony Gallagher

Rich List 2015: No.11 - Tony Gallagher & family

Tony Gallagher has spent more than three decades accumulating land and property assets ranging from retail parks, housing plots and industrial sites.

Lord Edmiston

Rich List 2015: No.12= - Lord Edmiston

A former finance director at the failed Jensen Motors, Lord Edmiston used his £6,000 redundancy pay to set up International Motors in 1974

Rich List 2015: No.12= - Caspar MacDonald-Hall

Sixty-four-year-old Caspar MacDonald-Hall loves fishing and game shooting and has been rated by The Field magazine as one of the best shots in the country, described as an "elegant high-hitter"

Eric Grove

Rich List 2015: No.25= - Eric Grove

Eric Grove - who began his career in the 1950s at Stourport-based Thomas Vale Construction - made his fortune after setting up residential property business Canberra Developments in 1968.

Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe

Rich List 2015: No.21 - Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe & family

The estate has been overseen by 48 year-old Sir Euan's family since 1717. Throughout that time the family refused to allow factories or warehouses to be built within the estate, so creating a high quality urban village, and leading to the area's high property values.

Peter Horton

Rich List 2015: No.24 - Sir Peter Horton & family

Peter Horton leads the Horton family as deputy chairman on the board of Horton Estates.

Rich List 2015: No.33 Alan and Wendy English

The former owner of a major national chain of conference centres was director of a company which sold up to private equity for £358 million

Rich List 2015: No.23 - Simon Clarke & family

Simon Clarke, aged 49, takes an active part in the running of Quinton-based St Modwen, the company founded by his late father Sir Stan Clarke who died in 2004.

Rupert Mucklow

Rich List 2015: No.37 - Rupert Mucklow

One of the region's major property investors stands to gain royally from an increase in rents in Birmingham and the Black Country

Grahame Whateley

Rich List 2015: No.40 - Graham Whateley

Former Arden Partners non-exec has been a face in the region's property scene for the past five decades

Paul Bassi

Rich List 2015: No.45 - Paul Bassi

Paul Bassi, the eldest son of a Black Country foundry worker, was awarded a CBE in 2010 in recognition of his services to business and the West Midlands community.

Rich List 2015: No.47= - Jim Leavesley & family

Jim Leavesley co-founded St Modwen with his brother-in-law Sir Stan Clarke in 1966.

Sir Jack Hayward

Rich List 2015: No.28= - Sir Jack Hayward 1923 – 2015

Knighted in 1986, Sir Jack was always fiercely patriotic and was often known as "Union Jack" Hayward

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Pretty double-fronted Victorian home in Edgbaston

Nand Ram, Richard McComb, Anita Sharma-James, Paul Fulford and Llewela Bailey take part in the Birmingham Press Club's first ever Curry Cook-Off Challenge at Jojolapa Restaurant in Birmingham.

Birmingham Press Club's curry cook-off

Sir Simon Rattle, taken by Rory Coonan with a Victorian plate camera in 1982

Rare plate camera picture of Sir Simon Rattle to show at National Portrait Gallery

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