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BHS in New Street, Birmingham

BHS collapses putting hundreds of West Midlands jobs at threat

The beleaguered high street department chain has been a feature of Birmingham’s streets for 88 years and still has stores in the city centre and Sutton Coldfield

Pavilions shopping centre in High Street

Pavilions shopping centre announces closing date to make way for Primark

The 29-year-old shopping centre will close to make way for a huge new Primark

A computer-generated image of plans for a shopping centre in Oldbury

Bullring owner reveals plans for giant shopping complex in Oldbury

Long-awaited plans for new shops expected to generate a major jobs boost

Sutton Coldfield Library is part of the Red Rose shopping centre which the city council is set to buy

City to buy run-down Sutton Coldfield shopping centre

Birmingham City Council is poised to confirm it has purchased Red Rose in a bid to regenerate Sutton Coldfield town centre and save money on current leases

The Stephenson Street entrance to Grand Central

Grand Central shopping centre SOLD for massive £335 million

Birmingham City Council sells flagship centre to Bullring owner Hammerson

Sketch of the new Primark store as seen from Moor Street station

New Primark store in Pavilions wins green light

Unanimous support for major revamp of beleaguered shopping centre which has suffered a decline in trade over recent years

Dorothy Perkins in High Street will close next month

Dorothy Perkins to close Birmingham city centre store

Major name to leave High Street as clothing chain to shut store early next month as it continues to assess its property portfolio

A CGI of plans for an outlet village in Cannock

Government go-ahead for 'Bicester Village of the West Midlands'

Work on the Mill Green Designer Outlet Village, dubbed the West Midlands’ version of Bicester, can now begin in 2016

Crockett & Jones Birmingham store manager Mark Hill (left) with Steve Tommy, commercial surveyor at Hortons' Estate

Crockett & Jones returns to The Grand

Restored hotel and office building secures first retail tenant as historic shoemaker commits to the home of its first store outside of the capital

A CGI of plans for a new cinema at Friarsgate in Lichfield

Regeneration scheme 'will help turn Lichfield into Lich Vegas'

MP Michael Fabricant said Friarsgate plans for dozens of shops and restaurants would help cement Lichfield's reputation as “Lich Vegas”

CGI of plans for a designer outlet village in Cannock

Green light for designer shopping village

First phase of Staffordshire's answer to Bicester Village complex could be open in 2018 and eventually welcome more than 120 brands, creating hundreds of jobs

CGI of the Friarsgate plans in Lichfield

Friarsgate plans to transform Lichfield city centre unveiled

Proposals have been submitted for the Friarsgate scheme, the largest regeneration in a generation in the city centre, which will bring 900 jobs with it

The Mailbox has undergone a £50m facelift

Mailbox delivers on luxury as it re-opens

Head of Business Graeme Brown takes a tour of the retail, leisure and office building in Birmingham city centre which is finally launching after a £50 million facelift

Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham

Shops at Grand Central smash their targets

The first two weeks at the Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham have been hailed a great success with retailers smashing their sales targets, and some reporting a 95 per cent increase on their initial expected targets

CGI of Primark's plans for the Pavilions

New images show Primark's plans for Pavilions

Series of CGIs gives a glimpse of new future for beleaguered shopping centre following landmark property buyout last year

Resorts World Birmingham will welcome its first customers on October 21

Resorts World Birmingham announces opening date

Leisure, casino and hotel complex will commence phased programme of opening on October 21

A computer-generated image of the urban room at the redeveloped Mailbox

Urban Room to open as £50m Mailbox redevelopment draws to a close

The Urban Room will be the centrepiece of the new Mailbox, with luxurious seating and a glass sky-lit roof

New-look Mailbox signs up Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Clements & Church

Fashion brands on board ahead of unveiling of the new-look Mailbox following a £50 million redevelopment

Latest Grand Central retailers unveiled a month before launch

Jo Malone and Jones Bootmakers among the chains to take space in Birmingham's newest shopping centre which opens next month

CGI of the new Primark at Old Square in Walsall

Primark's new Black Country store ready for launch

£7.8 million Old Square Shopping Centre to welcome discount clothing retailer as major development marks key milestone

Videos & Photos

Midland Metro tram being tested near New Street Station

WATCH: Midland Metro trams head to Birmingham New Street for first time

Upwood in Shepley Road, Barnt Green.

The top six Gothic homes on the market in the Midlands

Sun setting on Spanish restaurant Comida after Harborne neighbours complain about the smell

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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