Birmingham Post

Marketing Birmingham morphs into new regional body

A new body tasked with attracting investment, jobs, visitors and businesses to the West Midlands has been established.

The creation of the West Midlands Growth Company signals an end to Marketing Birmingham after 35 years as the body will now take on a broader remit in keeping with the ...

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Labour selects Preet Gill as Birmingham Edgbaston candidate

Sandwell councillor Preet Gill has been selected as Labour's candidate in the marginal seat of Edgbaston for the 2017 general election .

She was chosen by the party to replace Gisela Stuart, the former Labour MP, who has stood down.

But she could face a tough battle, as Labour won ...

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Descendant of Joe Chamberlain hopes to be next MP for Birmingham Edgbaston

A direct descendant of Joseph Chamberlain is in the running to the be the next MP for Birmingham Edgbaston.

His great, great grand-daughter Caroline Squire has been shortlisted as a potential Conservative candidate for the seat of Birmingham Edgbaston, a marginal seat in the 2017 general ...

today 12:37 open_in_new
Time for our great women to break the bronze ceiling

An early election prediction: fewer women than men will vote on June 8 - as in every recent General Election.

In contrast to the US, where in every presidential election since 1980 - long before there was a woman candidate to support - literally millions more women have voted than ...

today 12:37 open_in_new
We don't want tiny 'Colditz' type flats in Birmingham, say city planners

Tiny apartments designed for a major new housing estate have been slammed as "like something from Prisoner Cell Block H or Colditz" by city planners.

Architects behind the plans for 772 homes on the landmark St Luke's site in Highgate were also told their designs for new ...

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Birmingham cancer centre to undergo £3.2m expansion

Work is set to start on a £3.2 million expansion of a haematology centre in Birmingham which is fighting all forms of blood cancer.

The extension of the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Selly Oak, is due to start treating patients in ...

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Law firm finds new Birmingham home

A law firm is relocating its Birmingham office to new premises.

Thompsons Solicitors will move from Mclaren to Embassy House in Church Street after signing a ten-year lease on 7,600 sq ft of office space.

The move comes after Thompsons Solicitors decided it wanted all of its staff ...

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Aviva Investors tell DLA Piper's breakfast club why they're investing in Birmingham

DLA Piper recently hosted the latest Breakfast Club Briefing for the real estate market with Aviva Investors talking about why it has identified Birmingham as a great city for investment.

Chris Urwin, head of research, Barry Hill, head of asset management, and Simon Green, a senior asset ...

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Stylish family five-seater is fighting its corner well

With competitors like the Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra the Mazda3 has a battle on its hands.

But after a week of driving one I’m convinced it’s a car well able to fight its corner.

Available as both a hatchback and a fastback (booted version) this is a very stylish, good ...

yesterday 20:07 open_in_new
Government bid to delay action on lethal pollution in Birmingham rejected by courts

The Government must publish its plan to tackle lethal air pollution in Birmingham and other major cities by next Friday the High Court has ruled.

It comes after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs attempted to postpone publication until after the general election on June ...

yesterday 17:55 open_in_new
Trampoline park rejected on health and safety grounds - but it's not why you think

Plans for a Birmingham trampoline centre have been rejected on safety grounds – because it would be too close to petrol storage depot.

Operator AlRea Trampoline Park wanted to turn a disused factory building in Wood Lane, Erdington into a family leisure attraction.

But the Health ...

yesterday 16:49 open_in_new
Trio of Birmingham buildings crowned region's best

A trio of buildings in Birmingham city centre have today won regional awards.

Centre City, Energy Systems Catapult and The Colmore Building have been recognised as some of the best workplaces in the Midlands and central England at the annual British Council for Offices (BCO) regional ...

yesterday 16:49 open_in_new
Revealed: The shocking generation gap in Birmingham's unemployment

Birmingham has one of the biggest generation gaps in the country when it comes to unemployment, with people in their early 20s FIVE TIMES more likely to be out of work than those in their 50s and 60s.

According to the latest labour market figures, nearly one in four people aged 20 to 24 in ...

yesterday 15:43 open_in_new
Foreign universities try to poach academics from UK because of Brexit

European colleges are trying to poach academics from British universities because of Brexit , a top university has warned.

Birmingham University, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, also said European academics had withdrawn job applications because of uncertainty ...

yesterday 15:43 open_in_new
Labour mayor candidate Sion Simon disowns party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Labour mayor candidate Sion Simon has disowned party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Simon refused to answer when asked repeatedly whether Mr Corbyn would make a good Prime Minister.

And he said he didn't want Mr Corbyn to come to the West Midlands to campaign for him.

He was ...

yesterday 15:43 open_in_new
New CBSO season sees Mirga busy with Debussy

The morning after a concert commemorating Louis Fremaux, its principal conductor who in the 1970s really put the orchestra on the world map, the CBSO has announced its plans for the 2017-18 season.

Perhaps the most striking aspect of the forthcoming programme, one of the most exciting and ...

yesterday 14:37 open_in_new
Head chef and 7 other great jobs on offer in the West Midlands NOW

Spring has sprung and its never a better time to think about a new change as another new season begins.

Plus there is the bonus of a Bank Holiday Weekend coming up, so plenty of time to get that CV in shape and fill out a few application form.

Here are some highly recommended ...

yesterday 09:05 open_in_new
Call for mayor to tackle Muslim children growing knowing only one culture

The new West Midlands Mayor has been called on to tackle integration after a report revealed inner-city Muslim children are more likely to grow up without meeting or understanding people from different backgrounds.

The report from the British Future think tank says that the mayor faces a ...

yesterday 05:47 open_in_new
West Midlands Mayor election: Style matters as much as substance

After several months (and in Siôn Simon’s case several years) following the mayoral candidates about on the campaign trail, it is perhaps not surprising that colleagues and non-partisan contacts ask me who is the best bet for the West Midlands’ first ever mayor.

While never ...

yesterday 22:05 open_in_new
The National Funeral Exhibition 2017: Everything you need to grow, improve or start your business

Visitors and exhibitors are being invited to attend The National Funeral Exhibition 2017 – which is set to be a world class event for the funeral industry.

Organisers have received bookings from across Europe for this year’s event at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire from 9 to 11 ...

2017-04-26 19:41 open_in_new
Legendary pub The Rainbow in Digbeth to close down

Famed Digbeth pub The Rainbow has announced it will be closing its doors.

The Victorian pub is a well established part of the Digbeth night time scene hosting an eclectic selection of music and spawning the hugely successful The Rainbow Venues.

The pub was taken over by Rainbow ...

2017-04-26 19:41 open_in_new