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The new Midland Metro tram

£130m Midland Metro boost 'will help city's international standing'

Funding has been allocated towards taking the Metro through New Canal Street to Adderley Street – where a park-and-ride facility is planned

West Midlands Fire Service cuts £235,000 off wage bill by axing senior jobs

New 15-strong management group called the Strategic Enabling Team has been set up to make board 'lean and value for money'

Call to steer clear of Birmingham tunnels after jams

Birmingham's St Chad's Tunnel on the first week day of its complete closure for summer 2014
City chiefs say gridlock will not improve on A38 if drivers do not find alternative methods of getting about

Planners poised to back Sutton Conservative Club demolition

Sutton Coldfield town centre
Gracewell Healthcare hopes to build second care home in Birmingham as Conservative club looks to downsize

HS2 Birmingham move 'will put welcome pressure on city's office market'

Jan Thompson, Midlands chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle
The first phase of the 100,000 sq ft offices will come on stream in 2015, meaning only two Grade A options were available – Colmore Plaza and Two Snow Hill - experts warn

Business In Pictures

An artist’s impression of the new 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital

New £353m hospital will mean boost for economy

George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on vacant industrial land in Smethwick.

The 10 local students who spent a two-week internship with Grant Thornton in Birmingham are pictured with audit director Becky Eagle (centre front) and colleagues Ria Hitchens (immediate left) and Melissa Hollis (right), who helped organise the programme

Grant Thornton internship programme continues to target tomorrow's talent

Year 12 students came from a range of schools across the West Midlands, including CTC Kingshurst Academy, Solihull, King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge and St Peter’s Collegiate College School, Wolverhampton

Two Snow Hill, Birmingham

M&G Investments linked to Two Snowhill deal

Property group rumoured to be eyeing 14-storey office building after HS2 letting secured

Formula One championship title rivals, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Karting beginning to build up speed in the race to hit on its own winning formula

Small-engine racing where it all began for Hamilton and Rosberg.

Why a big city brings big trouble - but big can be beautiful too

Birmingham is at the top of a national league table of shame, this time over the level of council tax arrears, which stands at £105 million.

Videos & Photos

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill will house new HS2 team in Birmingham

New Street's atrium as seen from the Rotunda

Video: New Street milestone reached as atrium roof takes shape

Birmingham city centre renaissance boosted by new regeneration company

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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