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Birmingham Post Power 250: The West Midlands’ most influential people 

2 Apr 16

The Birmingham Post Power 250 identifies the senior figures in 25 sectors that are key to the future of the city…


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The Drum arts centre in Aston set to close down after funding crisis 

1 Apr 16

The centre, which has been running for 22 years, needs new funding if it is to be saved…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Social Media 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of social media…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Business Lobby 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of business lobbying…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Utilities and Telecoms 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of utilities and telecoms…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Transport 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of transport…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Health 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of health…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Retail 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of retail…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Tourism 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of tourism…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Construction 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of construction…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Automotive 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of automotive…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Manufacturing 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of manufacturing…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Finance 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of finance…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Legal 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the legal sector…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Third Sector 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the third sector…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Creative and Digital 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of creative and digital…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Sport 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of sport…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Media 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of media…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Public Sector 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the Public Sector…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Education 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of education…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Property 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of property…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Food and drink 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of food and drink…


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Birmingham Post Power 250: Culture 

1 Apr 16

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of culture…


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‘KGB style’ shopping parade rejected by councillors for a THIRD time 

1 Apr 16

Controversial proposals for Erdington High Street finally thrown out at third time of asking…


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West Bromwich Albion director takes chamber presidency 

1 Apr 16

Adrian Wright join business lobby group after as next president is forced to stand down before taking role due to work commitments…


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New restaurants coming to Walsall Waterfront project 

1 Apr 16

Latest plans will see four new venues built at regeneration scheme which will finally complete 17-acre development…


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New partners at law firm Kennedys 

31 Mar 16

Trio joins Birmingham office from Lyons Davidson with experience of insurance litigation and injury claims…


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HomeServe expands international reach with US deal 

31 Mar 16

Walsall-based emergency repair firm acquires Utility Services Partners for 50m…


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Cure Leukaemia launches £3m campaign to eradicate blood cancer 

31 Mar 16

Charity marks 10 years of leading clinic with drive to launch new institute – in partnership with Cure Leukaemia…


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Tata Steel sell off could impact 1,000 Black Country jobs 

31 Mar 16

Uncertain future for plants as Jaguar Land Rover owner says it wants to exit the UK steel market and launches bid to offload factories here…


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Little Dessert Shop to open new venue 

31 Mar 16

Third site for dessert and ice cream outlet as deal agreed for former Pizza Hut site in West Bromwich…


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Brum Yum Yum to set up permanent street food venue in city 

30 Mar 16

Street food experts Brum Yum Yum will run the outdoor dining centre near Arcadian…


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Black Country Tata Steel plants under threat 

30 Mar 16

Manufacturing giant announces plans to exit UK operations after it was hit by cheap imports and high production costs…


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Qatar flights launch bringing World Cup 2022 one stop away for Brummies 

30 Mar 16

The first Qatar Airways from Birmingham Airport to Doha the home of the 2022 World Cup started today…


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Warwickshire CCC legend Jonathan Trott reveals his Great Birmingham 10K challenge 

30 Mar 16

Cricket star takes time out from writing autobiography to train – in partnership with Great Birmingham Run…


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Powell Williams boosts Birmingham team 

30 Mar 16

New senior surveyor joins building consultancy with experience of commercial and public sector projects…


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MP calls for Assay Office meeting over anchor hallmark concerns 

30 Mar 16

Bosses from the citys famous Jewellery Quarter claim the sector is being sold down the river after Birmingham Assay Office announced it was opening a Mumbai base…


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£85m Parkgate retail complex goes on sale 

29 Mar 16

Shirley development which counts Asda and Pizza Express among its tenants has been placed on the market…


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19-month commuter nightmare ends – after eight-week bridge repairs are finally carried out 

29 Mar 16

Work didnt even start until 18 months after the Aston Bridge, which carries traffic out of the city over the Aston Expressway, was closed…


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New plans for 200 Birmingham city centre apartments 

29 Mar 16

Developer behind long-running regeneration of the old Masshouse Circus site has unveiled the latest plans for the city centre plot…


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Virgin Trains takes final space at Victoria Square House 

25 Mar 16

Rail firm agrees lease on more than 12,000 sq ft meaning landmark business district building is now fully let…


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Freeths celebrates new office with cocktail party 

25 Mar 16

Law firm Freeths celebrated its move to new offices in Birmingham city centre with a cocktails and canaps event.


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Pinsent Masons sign up for Great Birmingham 10K to raise £40K for Cure Leukaemia 

24 Mar 16

International law firm to raise cash to fund specialist research nurse for the charity for 12 months…


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Nissan struggles to keep up with Qashqai demand 

24 Mar 16

Nissan has stated that the next phase of the Qashqais development will see the introduction of autonomous driving technology to the model in 2017.


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Does this hotel toilet have the best view of the city? This and other things we have discovered at Park Regis Birmingham 

24 Mar 16

Park Regis, one of the most prominent hotels in Birmingham opens on March 29 – here’s what we love about it…


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Birmingham online retailer falls into administration 

24 Mar 16

Rednal-based firm hit by ‘significant trading difficulties’ over a number of years as administrators start hunt for a new owner…


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Birmingham online retailer at centre of FBI probe falls into administration 

24 Mar 16

Rednal-based firm hit by ‘significant trading difficulties’ over a number of years as administrators start hunt for a new owner…


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Birmingham silversmiths revolt as city’s famous anchor hallmark to be used in India 

24 Mar 16

Directors of 15 silver and jewellery businesses in the region said the move threatened jobs in a cherished sector for the city by diluting centuries of heritage…


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Kings Heath’s CircusMASH wins Intuit QuickBooks’ £20K small business prize 

24 Mar 16

Aston Villa sponsors announce CircusMASH as winners of Small Business Big Success competition – in partnership with Intuit QuickBooks…


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A look inside the brand new A380 in Birmingham 

23 Mar 16

Take a look round the giant plane which will be a daily feature of Birmingham Airport – including its bar, lounge and plush business class seats…


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Talks held with Midland Expressway over future M6 Toll use 

23 Mar 16

West Midlands transport chiefs say road is not being marketed well enough as calls grow for greater access to private motorway…


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Birmingham ‘committed’ to Museum and Art Gallery 

23 Mar 16

City council insists relations have not become strained between itself and the Museums Trust after plea for long-term lease was rejected…


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Volkswagen changes tack, loses market share, and another boss exits 

23 Mar 16

Professor David Bailey on Volkswagen changing tack over the ‘dieselgate’ affair.


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Acivico finds new canalside home in Birmingham 

23 Mar 16

Professional services company takes new space close to Brindleyplace…


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Holland & Barrett to open new Birmingham city centre store 

23 Mar 16

Health food chain signs up to Gateway House in High Street in old Dorothy Perkins unit…


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Spaghetti Junction roadworks will return 

23 Mar 16

Highways England confirms that resurfacing at congested M6 junction will recommence once it has finalised arrangements with Birmingham City Council…


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WATCH: First Airbus A380 arrives in Birmingham ahead of daily flights 

22 Mar 16

The giant passenger plan set down at the airport earlier than expected, at around 4.20pm this afternoon, but will soon become a regular feature in the city…


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NASDAQ-listed tech group acquires Callstream 

22 Mar 16

Warwickshire call management firm acquired by US group as private equity backers exit…


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How a big part of the Airbus A380 was made in the West Midlands 

22 Mar 16

The Airbus A380, which now flies from Birmingham Airport, is no stranger to the region – as many of its parts started here…


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Pay cleaners more to ensure women get as much as men, say MPs 

22 Mar 16

Birmingham MP Jess Phillips is among MPs warning that action is needed to cut the pay gap between men and women.