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CGI of Paradise development, looking across Chamberlain Square towards Town Hall Birmingham

Road to 'Paradise' mapped out as 11 years of building begins

Arguably Birmingham's biggest redevelopment project in a generation will begin in January as city braces itself for road closures and diversions and the final curtain call for Central Library

Stechford Station campaign wins battle for new lifts

At Stechford Station, from left: Coun Neil Eustace, Coun Carol Jones, John Hemming MP and Coun Barbara Jackson
Campaigners have been fighting for better access for wheelchair user and people with pushchairs who faced the '92-step marathon'

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces back for 2014

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel
Architecture project has grown and now returns for a second trip around the insides of Birmingham's most interesting buildings

Birmingham's Labour MPs call for scrapping of 'garden tax'

Green waste dumped in Sheldon, Birmingham, with a council notice informing residents it will not be removed
City council insists it will keep with the charged service for next year but pledges to make improvements

Sir Bob Kerslake calls for Birmingham City Council to 'get the basics right'

Sir Bob Kerslake, who has set up a review of Birmingham City Council
The author of a key report into the city also revealed that he had turned down the chance to become Birmingham City Council’s chief executive in 2002

Business In Pictures

At Stechford Station, from left: Coun Neil Eustace, Coun Carol Jones, John Hemming MP and Coun Barbara Jackson

Stechford Station campaign wins battle for new lifts

Campaigners have been fighting for better access for wheelchair user and people with pushchairs who faced the '92-step marathon'

New Art West Midlands: Alexandra Darby, Chrysophobia #1 (2014)

New Art West Midlands: Best emerging artists get chance to exhibit at major galleries again

Visitors will see painting, sculpture, photography, performance, installation and video works from 30 of the West Midlands’ most promising artists

The Kettleworks which is set to be transformed into more than 300 apartments

Seven Capital lodges Kettleworks plans to deliver new apartment complex

Property investor is aiming to build a range of flats and gym on derelict site to bring former factory back into usage

General business

National Planning Policy Framework School Report: 48% Could do much better

The media is alive with the sound of planning policy again as the Communities and Local Government Select Committee publishes its report looking into the operation and impact of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Fitness gizmos fuelling the technology market

Nike Fuelband
Sales of 'wearable technology' are expected to triple over the next couple of weeks, to £105 million, according to the Centre for Retail Research.

Videos & Photos

CGI of Paradise development, looking across Chamberlain Square towards Town Hall Birmingham

Road to 'Paradise' mapped out as 11 years of building begins

Nick Button, Sean Bryne, Haydn Jones, Jonathon Wilby, Philip Costigan, Partners at Band Hatton Button, at the annual Band Hatton Button Commercial Property Buffet at St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry.

Property future discussed at Band Hatton buffet

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces back for 2014

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