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CGI of the planned student accommodation development at 778 - 800 Bristol Road which has been recommended for approval

Selly Oak student block poised for go ahead

City planning chiefs recommended to back scheme  to build 100 bedrooms in place of derelict buildings in Bristol Road

West Midlands housebuilding on the rise

New figures from NHBC show new home registrations are on the rise in the region, in keeping with an upward trend nationally

Ten-year MG Rover pension delay finally resolved with £8m payout

Saga branded an 'impenetrable mess' by MP will see 95 former Longbridge staff receive additional money following 2005 collapse

Nearly 1,000 West Midlands Police officers have second income

New report details amount of staff with additional wage streams from sources including reflexology, cleaning and HGV driving

University of Warwick Lecturer banned for 'sighing and negativity' returns

Professor Thomas Docherty, who has returned to teaching following a lengthy absence
Professor was suspended for alleged 'inappropriate sighing and making ironic comments' but has now been cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation into three incidents         

Business In Pictures

West Midlands Leaders' Roundtable at Trowers & Hamlins' offices in Colmore Row, Birmingham

Leading lights put future of region in the spotlight

Key figures from the city's private and public sectors came together to debate projects in the region and future collaboration

Historic Red Lion pub fails to sell at auction

Owner Raj Lal remains upbeat despite lack of buyers saying viewings are still taking pace

Randy Lerner

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

Joe Holyoak: Ordinary architecture can be out of the ordinary

Shop units converted from an old factory in Fargo Village
Big, expensive architecture was in the news as the Library of Birmingham lost out in the Stirling Prize.

Videos & Photos

Historic Red Lion pub fails to sell at auction

Dave Quinney, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Nathan Gilbert, Siobhan Gilbert G E Gilbert and Son; Mark Ellis, Head of Property, SME Banking at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Clifford Gilbert, G E Gilbert and Son, attend Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's Midlands property team event at Primitivo Bar.

Lloyds Bank hosts property team event in Birmingham

Phil Ewing, HB&O; Martin Taylor, Wyndon Motors; Mike Durkin, Santander; Mike Wakeling, Lodders, attend Harrison Beale & Owen's annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Charity golf day in Warwickshire raises over £3,000

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In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor