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This 17th century Solihull farmhouse is to be transformed into a pub and restaurant 

19 Feb 18

Company behind Birmingham bar The Physician is hoping to renovate listed farmyard complex…


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Barclays hosts event for corporate and wealth clients 

19 Feb 18

Barclays held an event for its corporate and wealth clients and the Birmingham professional community…


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Former rugby pro to open new café in Birmingham 

19 Feb 18

Venue in Bull Street will be Sam Smith’s second caf after launching his new venture in Worcester in 2016…


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Works starts on new HMRC building in Birmingham 

19 Feb 18

More than 3,600 tax and pensions workers will be relocated to new city centre home in 2020…


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Why are we letting rough sleepers die in the streets? 

17 Feb 18

The nation was shocked when a rough sleeper died near an entrance to Parliament.


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Comment: Message to GKN shareholders – stick with it 

16 Feb 18

Shareholders now have a choice between what Melrose and current GKN Management are offering, says Professor David Bailey…


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Police station sell-off: 24 buildings to be axed to save force £5 million a year 

16 Feb 18

Police commissioner says force will retain ten public stations…


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Wanted: £120,000-a-year project director for the Commonwealth Games 

16 Feb 18

City Council looking for individual with big event experience to deliver Commonwealth Games schemes…


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Landmark 21-storey tower which will ‘overshadow St Chad’s Cathedral’ 

16 Feb 18

New tower will transform the city’s historic Gun Quarter area say planners…


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Rail college and conservatoire make RICS 2018 shortlist 

16 Feb 18

Host of development and regeneration projects across Birmingham feature in shortlist for prestigious regional awards…


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West Midlands Mayor guest speaker was at grant-giving charity’s dinner 

16 Feb 18

Heart of England Community Foundation trustee Sir Dominic Cadbury welcomed key figures from across the area to a dinner at Muirhead Tower, within the University of Birmingham campus.


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The key findings from Aston Villa’s latest accounts 

15 Feb 18

Sharp drop in gate receipts and commercial revenues fail to stop club reducing losses after fruitful transfer activity…


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Sprinklers to protect city tower block residents would be ‘ridiculous’, says expert 

15 Feb 18

Council wants 20m for safety improvements after Grenfell…


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i54 set for 100-acre expansion 

15 Feb 18

Council chiefs planning to extend industrial estate in a move which could attract 600m in new investment and create 2,700 jobs…


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Overbury environmental and sustainability manager defines the new age of office ratings 

15 Feb 18

Zo French, environmental and sustainability manager at Overbury – the UK’s leading office fit out and refurbishment specialist – explores two new wellbeing accreditations for office environments that will have a significant effect…


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City tech company to supply World Athletics Champs 

15 Feb 18

Voice Mobile will provide mobile phones and sim cards to staff working on IAAF Championships at Arena Birmingham next month…


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Edgbaston set to hold England and Australia Ashes 2023 Test 

14 Feb 18

It has been awarded a Test match in four of the five scheduled years…


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Labour and Conservatives compete to prove who cares most about animal welfare 

14 Feb 18

MPs know animal welfare is one of the topics voters care about most…


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Middle East retail giant invests £15m in new Birmingham hub 

14 Feb 18

LuLu Group International plans to open European headquarters in Aston to support its global retail operations…


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How council plan to ease traffic flow in £1.2m town centre scheme 

14 Feb 18

Improvements will be made to the Mellish Road roundabout in Walsall…


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GKN to pay shareholders £2.5bn as firm fights off Melrose takeover 

14 Feb 18

Latest twist in hostile acquisition drama will see GKN sell off division which could be valued at 2 billion…


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Company fined £500,000 after worker run over by truck on Burntwood building site had to have leg amputated 

14 Feb 18

A worker suffered ‘life-changing injuries’ when he run over by tipper truck on a housing development site at Burntwood Business Park…


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Government accused of ignoring Birmingham’s bid for fire safety funding 

14 Feb 18

Birmingham City Council wants 19.4 million to help fit sprinklers in 213 city tower blocks…


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This MP’s heartbreaking story has prompted Birmingham City Council to offer free child burials and cremations 

14 Feb 18

It’s a matter of compassion and decency says council leader…


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£7.5 million pollution busting scheme for Birmingham’s buses 

14 Feb 18

The government is investing in new, cleaner greener buses across the Midlands…