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NatWest will close its Washwood Heath branch in September

NatWest to close one of its Birmingham branches

High street bank says number of customer transactions at the branch has dropped by 39 per cent

Ian Barnes is the new chairman of BPS Birmingham

BPS Birmingham appoints new chairman

Networking group recruits tax partner from Deloitte to lead organisation for the next two years

£2.6m for vulnerable Birmingham firms following business rate revaluation

Councils are getting a share from the £300 million business rates discretionary fund unveiled by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his budget last week

Amanda Murphy, HSBC UK

New commercial chief at HSBC UK

Amanda Murphy will lead commercial operations at bank's new headquarters in Birmingham

Why Chancellor Philip Hammond is sticking with National Insurance rise for self-employed

Visiting Birmingham the Chancellor issued strong defence of his budget measure

Expansion of Symphony Hall features in £392 million boost for Midlands jobs

Chancellor Philip Hammond is announcing a huge boost for jobs and the economy in the Midlands

Budget 2017: Chancellor gives himself a Brexit war chest and insists top priority is still paying off debt

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget comes as the Government prepares to trigger Article 50

The Trinity Road stand and the statue of William McGregor at Villa Park.

Final Villa pay day for ex-chief exec Tom Fox

Former Aston Villa chief sees salary package more than double in same season club is relegated from Premier League to Championship

Finnieston Berry Partnership co-founders Elaine Berry and Catherine Finnieston (left and right) with Baldwins Accountants director David Baldwin

Baldwins Accountants acquires Birmingham practice

Walsall-based group continues its nationwide expansion plans with deal to buy Jewellery Quarter firm

Budgens is closing 34 stores nationwide

Supermarket group to shut West Midlands stores

Administrators fail in their bid to rescue troubled chain which will shed more than 800 jobs as a result

Grenade co-founders Alan and Juliet Barratt have completed another private equity deal

Grenade seals second private equity deal

Sports nutrition firm founded in 2010 has been valued at £72 million after securing new financial injection from Lion Capital

Chancellor Philip Hammond arriving in Downing Street, London, for a Cabinet meeting.

What's in Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2017 Spring Budget?

Chancellor Philip Hammond plans £500 million for schools but may increase taxes.

Hong Kong skyline

Birmingham International Holdings accounts reveal level of Trillion Trophy Asia investment

Further loan package of up to £26m was agreed in December

Aston Martin stays ambitious despite massive losses

Luxury car manufacturer plans to release a new model every nine months as it battles to turn around £162m loss

Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia

Aston Villa losses TREBLED - even before relegation hit

Massive jump in losses - with turnover expected to suffer further blow from losing Premier League income

Office workers at their desks

West Midlands' gender pay gap is 'highest in UK'

New report by PwC says average female worker in the region would need around £7,300 more a year to achieve parity

Martin Coats and Lorraine Holmes, from the Manufacturing Growth Programme

New £10m fund launched for manufacturers

Pot aims to fill the void left by the Manufacturing Advisory Service which closed in 2015

£110m has been earmarked to revamp Merry Hill

Merry Hill owner to spend £110m on major revamp

Intu increases its funding plans to give Black Country shopping centre a large-scale facelift

Innovation Birmingham Campus is set to almost double by 2020

Innovation Birmingham on hunt for backers to continue expansion

Investment-for-equity bid from campus as it seeks new financial support to almost double the size of technology park

Cleantech for Acceleration 2016 cohort at Innovation Birmingham

New grants for Birmingham energy companies

Investment programme which helps start-up companies in Birmingham move to the next stage has opened for applications

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CGI of plans for a new housing estate off Bristol Street

Major Birmingham housing estate plans unveiled

Marco Pierre White rooftop bar terrace

Birmingham has the best rooftop bar in the UK

Yorks Cafe at Ikon Gallery opens with outdoor terrace, giant pizzas and cocktails

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