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Jewellery Quarter properties sold for £2m 

18 Aug 17

Group of properties in historic district acquired by developer leading regeneration of Birmingham Mint…


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Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Seasonal Style Event returned 

18 Aug 17

Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Seasonal Style Event returned with a sensational line-up of fashion and beauty must-haves…


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Paradise unveils vision for landmark building at end of Broad Street 

17 Aug 17

Developers behind Birmingham city centre regeneration scheme to showcase next stage of major project at public exhibition next month…


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One of Birmingham’s most popular restaurants announces it’s moving 

17 Aug 17

The Wilderness is closing current venue and moving into a former building society…


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Popular Sutton Coldfield pub to open new beer garden with pizza shack and pour your own beer 

17 Aug 17

Brewhouse Kitchen to introduce new garden – named Hop House – which will include pizza shack and fire pit…


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Birmingham hotel changes hands for £26m 

17 Aug 17

Institutional investors acquire city centre spot as hotel commits to another 20 years as part of the deal…


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New Indian restaurant Tamatanga to open in Birmingham 

16 Aug 17

The laidback eatery will open all day including for breakfast…


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Snobs nightclub plans to open until 6am and introduce extra club night 

16 Aug 17

Legendary Birmingham nightclub looks to extend opening hours to offer even more nights out…


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Snobs nightclub plans to open until 6am and introduce extra club night 

16 Aug 17

Legendary Birmingham nightclub looks to extend opening hours to offer even more nights out…


Business
Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Morgan Reach sponsors New Business of the Year 

15 Aug 17

Certified accountants firm has just launched a new app and has high hopes for Birmingham business in coming years…


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New owner for Black Country hotel 

15 Aug 17

Ramada in Oldbury has been acquired by growing hotel group…


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Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham to change its name from next month 

14 Aug 17

The multi-purpose indoor venue will become Arena Birmingham from September…


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Birmingham Post Business Award sponsors gather for business breakfast 

14 Aug 17

Sponsors of this years Birmingham Post Business Awards gathered for a networking breakfast.


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Former boss of shoe brand Cloggs launches new venture 

14 Aug 17

Chris Thomas has started a digital agency based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter…


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When will we see £1 billion improvement in Birmingham’s train services 

11 Aug 17

Boss of new West Midlands Trains Ltd franchise outlines timescales for new trains, passenger information and…


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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Sponsors attend networking breakfast at The Belfry 

10 Aug 17

Sponsors gather ahead of juding 13 categories for BPBA 2017…


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Kier buys into Birmingham with £35m office deal 

10 Aug 17

Property group makes largest purchase of 2017 by acquiring home of PwC and Pinsent Masons…


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Comment: Rail investment great news for West Midlands 

10 Aug 17

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling says 1 billion investment is needed as demand on rail network has quadrupled…


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These are the plans to improve Birmingham’s train services as London Midland loses bid 

10 Aug 17

Key elements of the bid include free wi-fi on all services, 20,000 extra seats for rush hour passengers in Birmingham and 100 new carriages on an extended Cross City Line…


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£1 billion rail investment as London Midland loses franchise 

10 Aug 17

New joint venture between Dutch and Japanese companies will run services across Birmingham and West Midlands from December…


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First phase of Icknield Port Loop regeneration unveiled 

10 Aug 17

More than 200 houses and apartments will be built on land next to Birmingham Canal Old Line as developers submit plans to council…


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Sense in the community 

10 Aug 17

We Clean is helping a charity in Birmingham with its new state-of-the-art centre for deafblind people…


News
NHS pays £17million in compensation to Ian Paterson victims 

9 Aug 17

The figure, first reported in the Health Service Journal, may increase as private patients have launched a legal bid against the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust…


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Making drugs illegal has failed to stop people taking them 

9 Aug 17

The Home Office has admitted attempts to stamp out the drugs trade have failed, and there are growing calls for a new approach…


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UK Central chiefs move to revamp HS2 station plans 

9 Aug 17

Next step in plans to create major mixed-use development have been taken as growth company submits proposals to change planned infrastructure around Solihull HS2 station site…


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Training provider’s £1.5m expansion of Black Country factory 

9 Aug 17

In-Comm will use new facility for training next generation of apprectices…


Business
Edgbaston land deal for £85m apartment complex 

8 Aug 17

German investment group buys four acres next to famous cricket stadium to develop more than 370 flats…


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Cyber security chief who worked on London Olympics joins PwC 

8 Aug 17

Birmingham office of financial services firm bolsters team working on cyber threats…


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Hilton Birmingham Metropole sold as part of £500m deal 

7 Aug 17

Property investor founded last year has made its debut in the hotel sector with double purchase…


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Patients forced to wait more than a week to see a GP in Birmingham 

7 Aug 17

Doctors say services are at ‘breaking point’ as one in six Birmingham people are forced to wait a week or longer to see a GP…


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What about the people already paying the dementia tax? 

7 Aug 17

The ‘dementia tax’ was a big issue in the general election but many elderly people already pay it and nobody seems to care…


Business
CBRE hosts surveyors at new offices 

7 Aug 17

CBRE opened the doors of its Birmingham HQ to the firms peers in the property industry…


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HSBC bolsters senior West Midlands team 

7 Aug 17

Latest appointments come ahead of move by HSBC UK out of London to Birmingham…


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New partner at Birmingham finance firm 

7 Aug 17

Toby Stephenson joins city office of MHA MacIntyre Hudson…


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New drive-thru builders’ merchant to open 

7 Aug 17

Built/ chooses Aston to launch a new warehouse offering click and collect service…


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MBO at Birmingham engineering group four years after administration 

7 Aug 17

Next chapter for Arc after Greybull Capital exits following successful turnaround…


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San Carlo Group to open second Fumo tapas restaurant and cocktail bar in the city centre 

6 Aug 17

San Carlo Group is opening Birmingham’s second Fumo restaurant and bar in a prime city centre spot…


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Birmingham bin strike: Positive talks hint at deal to end dispute 

4 Aug 17

Council leader John Clancy and Unite official Howard Beckett in talks to end dispute which has left city straining under piles of rubbish…


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Comment: Old designs with a place in the modern world 

4 Aug 17

Mary Keating, from campaign group Brutiful Birmingham, fights the corner for three buildings all in the same city centre street…


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Great Birmingham Run: How running saved teacher’s life 

4 Aug 17

English teacher Stuart Warner had shed six stone since taking up running almost two years ago…


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Birmingham protesters: “No other city has bin strikes” 

4 Aug 17

Black bags dropped on Council House steps to show city bosses what residents are putting up with…


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RBH wins PR brief for Birmingham shopping centre 

4 Aug 17

Creative agency will provide public relations and social media services to boutique shopping centres…


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Watchdog to step away from Birmingham City Council scrutiny 

4 Aug 17

Government-appointed panel says Europe’s largest local authority has a story of progress…


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Rugeley Power Station plan to create 4,500 jobs and build 1,800 homes 

3 Aug 17

Developer says defunct power station site could become ‘Europe’s Silicon Valley…


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Jamaican athletes on track at university 

3 Aug 17

University of Birmingham unveils new athletics track with help from Jamaican national team…


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It’s this woman’s job to get you to work on time 

2 Aug 17

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street appoints new traffic congestion busting transport director…


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Birmingham bins strike: Union boss says he knows how to balance the books 

2 Aug 17

Unite union’s Birmingham bin strike negotiator talks of plan to increase income from recycling…


Business
This is how new Birmingham apartments will look 

2 Aug 17

Developer Court Collaboration unveils project to develop more than 200 apartments off Broad Street…


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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Colmore Tang sponsors Retail Business of the Year 

2 Aug 17

Construction firm Colmore Tang reveals why it is backing BPBA 2017 after winning New Business of the Year in 2016…


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More people are dying from drug use in Birmingham 

2 Aug 17

New official figures show 173 drug-related deaths in Birmingham between 2014 and 2016…







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