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City centre roads closed as hundreds take part in HSBC bike ride 

10 Jun 18

Families soak up the sun during the HSBC UK Let’s Ride Birmingham on Sunday…

Blog politics
Let’s Ride Birmingham 

10 Jun 18

HSBC Let’s Ride Birmingham is taking place today with a route which starts in the city centre, comes out down the Pershore Rd in Edgbaston and then doubles back to form a loop.

Pictured: Armed police in arrest at New Street after ‘man hit in the eye’ 

9 Jun 18

Police called to Birmingham City Centre after man injured in assault outside HSBC…

Birmingham city centre road closures warning for HSBC UK Let’s Ride cycle event 

5 Jun 18

As part of a day of traffic-free cycling Birmingham City Council will be closing the following roads…

Local news
Birmingham Connected Update – May 2018 

29 May 18

Welcome to the latest Birmingham Connected update containing transport news and information which we hope you will find useful.

Solihull MP writes to bank to demand pension money back for former employees 

17 May 18

A SOLIHULL MP has written to HSBC bank demanding compensation for people who have lost money in pension packages.

Masked gang rip cash machine off bank wall – and drag it down Erdington street 

7 May 18

Gang struck at HSBC branch on High Street in the early hours…

Mum’s HSBC bank account hacked after bus robbers steal son’s iPhone 

13 Apr 18

Acocks Green mum had 400 stolen from bank account linked to schoolboy son’s phone…

Free family cycling event to return to Coventry in August 

12 Apr 18

British Cycling and HSBC UK have announced that they will be returning to Coventry in August following the success of last year’s free, family cycling event.

Birmingham city centre to be closed to traffic as HSBC bike ride returns for 2018 

12 Apr 18

This is when cars will be banned from miles of Birmingham roads to allow free cycling event…

Burntwood councillor brands Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant “naive” over town’s bank closure 

16 Mar 18

A Burntwood councillor has branded the area’s MP “naive” over the closure of a local bank.

MP says plans to close Barclays branch in Burntwood reflects change in the way people are banking 

16 Mar 18

Burntwood’s MP says the latest bank branch closure in the town is an unfortunate side-effect of a rise in online and telephone banking.

HSBC £220k fraudster blew his cash on gold bars and trips to Dubai 

9 Mar 18

Abdul Khan, 32, was jailed with an accomplice over big-money bank plot…

Crooked HSBC workers lived luxury lifestyles on back of £220k fraud 

8 Mar 18

They took holidays and did their homes up during two-year spree…

News feature
Londoners eyeing city centre apartment scheme 

1 Feb 18

HS2, HSBC and possible move by Channel 4 continues to drive interest in city centre residential market…

Date set for HSBC Birmingham opening 

15 Nov 17

Date revealed as Press Club welcome sponsors.

HSBC and Mayor’s Movers take home Business Challenge spoils 

2 Nov 17

Teams from high street bank and West Midlands Combined Authority crowned overall winners at 2017 Great Birmingham Run competition…

HSBC banking DOWN – leaving customers fuming on Twitter 

30 Oct 17

Customers are flocking to social media to complain about the outage…

Blog feature
Friday Photo- New HSBC Building 

13 Oct 17

This week’s Friday Photo is of the new HSBC building on Broad Street.

Blog comment
HSBC Birmingham HQ Construction Update – October 2017 

5 Oct 17

Two months ago I noted the cladding ribbons starting to be fitted on the exterior of the new HSBC UK headquarters at Arena Central, https://birminghamcentral.

HSBC UK chief to tackle Great Birmingham Run 

4 Oct 17

Ian Stuart underwent hip surgery three years ago but is now raising money with colleagues for the Alzheimer’s Society…

Coventry ring road turned into giant cycle path for the HSBC ride 

17 Sep 17

Half of the Coventry ring road closed to traffic for giant cycle ride…

Disabled campaigner Simon Stevens to ‘pedal’ fitness message in HSBC UK City Ride 

17 Sep 17

Coventry activist with cerebral palsy will be taking part on The Bullet – an innovative trike…

Traffic free cycle ride comes to Coventry next Sunday 

7 Sep 17

Next Sunday (17th September) will see thousands of cyclists join the HSBC UK City Ride in Coventry.

Blog comment
HSBC Birmingham HQ construction update – August 2017 

4 Sep 17

The construction of the new HSBC headquarters has continued rapidly since my last blog post in January 2017, https://birminghamcentral.