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Hotel Chocolat to open café and store in Birmingham 

17 Oct 17

Chocolatier to launch its third venue in city centre but this time it comes with a caf as well…


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Historic US engineering firm opens first UK base in Birmingham 

17 Oct 17

Consultancy Burns McDonnell was founded in 1898 by Standford University graduates…


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New plans for 15-storey student development backed by Chinese investors 

16 Oct 17

Latest project from Court Collaboration has again draw on Asian investors to support regeneration in Birmingham…


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Tony Iommi launches new £4 million Digbeth music school 

16 Oct 17

Black Sabbath guitarist opens new music school BIMM Birmingham…


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Here’s why a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would be a total disaster for the West Midlands economy, employers and people 

14 Oct 17

Theresa May says the Government is preparing for the possibility of quitting the EU without a replacement deal, but this would cause enormous damage to the West Midlands…


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Former Sainsbury’s Bank chief takes over LEP 

13 Oct 17

Tim Pile succeeds Steve Hollis as chairman of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership…


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Shortlist revealed for Birmingham’s premier industrial development site 

13 Oct 17

Four industrial and logistics companies in running to take on the Peddimore site…


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Another escape room game set to open in Birmingham 

13 Oct 17

Escape Reality submits plans to convert former banqueting hall in Jewellery Quarter into six-room escape attraction…


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Taxi driver boss warns of ‘chaos’ following new one-way system in Birmingham city centre 

13 Oct 17

Redirecting Hill Street traffic will cause chaos says chairman of TOA Taxis…


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There’s been a shocking rise in rough sleeping in the West Midlands 

13 Oct 17

There is concern over the shocking increase in the number of people forced to sleep rough…


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Queen Elizabeth Hospital urged to stop ‘fannying about’ and build multi-storey car park 

13 Oct 17

Parking around the hospital has been a long-held issue…


Business
Jaguar man gives speech at law firm’s get-together 

13 Oct 17

More than 80 professionals from the West Midlands business community attended Talbots Not So Breakfast Club last week…


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Legal & General’s £53m backing for Jewellery Quarter development 

12 Oct 17

Finance group shows more faith in Birmingham property market with latest investment…


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These travellers set up camp on a football pitch – and mowed the grass 

12 Oct 17

Politicians were criticising Travellers when one MP told a very different story about people who tidied up after themselves and even got out their lawnmower…


Business
Simworx rides wave of BGF support to target international growth 

12 Oct 17

Our latest profile of BGF’s clients in the West Midlands takes us to Kingswinford and Simworx which design indoor attractions for theme parks…


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Fresh private equity investment for Birmingham tech firm 

12 Oct 17

Equistone Partners Europe takes majority stake in Inspired Thinking Group…


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Birmingham’s answer to Boris bikes are on their way 

12 Oct 17

Plans to place 5,000 ‘Street Bikes’ for loan across the region…


Business
RICS unveils new Colmore Row base 

12 Oct 17

Property trade body confirms it will move its West Midlands team out of Coventry to new base in city centre…


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Birmingham Post to publish Legal 500 supplement 

12 Oct 17

Get involved in annual ranking of the city’s and region’s top lawyers and law firms with our special supplement out later this month…


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Here’s how you can help SAVE Moseley Road Baths 

11 Oct 17

The community will take over the historic Edwardian pool from April – but need to raise 75,000 to get going…


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London Midland loses rail franchise: We put YOUR questions to new operator 

11 Oct 17

We ask West Midlands Trains some of the key questions which commuters will want to know two months ahead of service launch…


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Universal Credit will leave thousands of Brummies facing eviction, homelessness and debt – welfare experts warning 

11 Oct 17

Birmingham welfare group issues stark warning to minister ahead of major benefit overhaul…


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Treasury has examined how Brexit will affect the West Midlands but won’t publish the findings 

11 Oct 17

Chancellor Philip Hammond says officials have looked at the impact of Brexit on every region…


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Pop millionaire’s bizarre attack on Birmingham Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai 

11 Oct 17

Pop legend Mike Stock was criticised when he asked Malala Yousafzai to confirm she’s not an extremist…


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New roadworks and speed limits on busy Midland motorway 

11 Oct 17

Ten weeks of roadworks to install new barriers on busy section of motorway where M6 meets M54…


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How a new Digbeth shelter will help rough sleepers get off the streets 

11 Oct 17

Tabor House in Digbeth will provide both shelter and help to get off the streets…


Business
Property consultancy boosts Birmingham team 

11 Oct 17

Two appointments grow city team at Sanderson Weatherall…


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Companies counting down to Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge 

10 Oct 17

Businesses from across the Midlands will be lining up on Sunday to tackle the annual competition to see which firms run fastest…


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MP wants more cameras on Birmingham’s streets to catch young thugs 

10 Oct 17

MP Steve McCabe said: ‘We are losing control of our neighbourhoods…


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How you can help deliver presents with Royal Mail this Christmas 

10 Oct 17

It’s more than just delivering packages…


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Birmingham start-up wins brunch with Branson 

9 Oct 17

Project Jackfruit creates vegan and savoury cooking sauces using jackfruit and has now secured 5,000 to support business growth…


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Birmingham Post supplement explores wealth management 

9 Oct 17

Special pullout takes a look at some of the issues affecting the sector…


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Solihull councillor faces probe after retweeting posts from former EDL leader Tommy Robinson 

6 Oct 17

Solilhull councillor Margaret Bassett, who sits on a religious education committee, sparks new controversy at council…


Business
Constantine Law reveals plans for a Birmingham hub 

6 Oct 17

Constantine Law has just announced plans to open a hub in Birminghams Colmore District.


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Passengers LOCKED inside plane at Birmingham Airport – when ground crew couldn’t find key 

5 Oct 17

Workers search for steps to get travellers off flight…


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Birmingham Post Power 250 is back 

5 Oct 17

We want you to get involved in this year’s publication by contributing suggestions about the key players in Birmingham and the West Midlands…


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Neglected Birmingham landmark set for hotel transformation 

5 Oct 17

New future revealed for famous city centre building which will be turned into hotel-led leisure complex…


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Champagne and canapes for the best in business 

5 Oct 17

The finalists at the 2017 Birmingham Post Business Awards came together for an evening of networking and celebration…


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KPMG consultant to take up senior role with Birmingham City Council 

4 Oct 17

Council has new assistant chief executive, but many senior staff are still on interim contracts…


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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…


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Police probe claims Solihull councillor shared ‘anti-Muslim’ Twitter rants 

3 Oct 17

West Midlands Police investigating alleged retweets by suspended councillor Jeff Potts…


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Royal Mail workers vote in favour of strike action – what you need to know 

3 Oct 17

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) backed walkouts by 89…


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Birmingham Post & Mail unveil plans for new home 

3 Oct 17

After ten years based in the north of the city, staff will be moving back into the heart of central Birmingham…


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Birmingham tech firm to pitch at global investment competition 

3 Oct 17

School of Code wins trip to New York to showcase its tech ideas to a team of investors and policy makers…


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Hundreds of Birmingham staff made redundant following collapse of airline Monarch 

2 Oct 17

Administrators KPMG confirm that 389 Birmingham staff have lost their jobs after Monarch goes bust…


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Relief as stranded Monarch passengers return from Rome to Birmingham on replacement flights 

2 Oct 17

An estimated 110,000 Monarch Airlines customers had been stranded overseas in the wake of the companys collapse…


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Chaos at Birmingham Airport as passengers seek alternative flights after Monarch goes bust 

2 Oct 17

Holidaymakers were left trying to find alternatives and, in some cases, had to cut their holidays short…


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Top Birmingham restaurant loses Michelin star 

2 Oct 17

The Michelin Guide 2018 is out – and Birmingham now has just four Michelin starred restaurants…


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Relief for hundreds of Monarch workers in Birmingham 

2 Oct 17

Around 280 jobs preserved at airport base as engineering and service division to continue as standalone business…


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This is what Birmingham Airport is saying about Monarch 

2 Oct 17

Airline was airport’s third largest carrier but collapse has left tens of thousands stranded abroad…