Birmingham Post

After four years the detailed plans for Icknield Port Loop housing are ready to be unveiled

The first detailed plans for new housing and the site of a major swimming pool in the heart of Birmingham are set to be unveiled at a public exhibition next week.

It means that the long-awaited regeneration of the 43 arce Icknield Port Loop site, one of Birmingham’s largest single ...

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BYPY 2017 finalists unveiled

The finalists for the 17th Birmingham Young Professional of the Year awards have been unveiled.

The 2017 awards will again celebrate the city's best professional services talent under the age of 35 across six categories before choosing an overall young professional of the year. ...

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Why Birmingham cabbies will get 200 electric charging points

The streets of Birmingham could soon be lined with almost 200 electric taxi charging points in a bid to encourage drivers to ditch their polluting petrol and diesel cars.

Birmingham City Council has been given a £2.9 million Department for Transport grant to install the charging ...

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MIPIM 2017: A step forward for Peddimore and Typhoo Wharf developments

Two major developments in Birmingham – Peddimore and Typhoo Wharf – have taken a step forward after being showcased at MIPIM.

Birmingham City Council launched a Visioning Document for its Peddimore site, to create a brand new strategic employment area for the city and ...

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PR agency appoints ex-Mail editor

PR agency ASAP has recruited the former editor of the Birmingham Mail to its team.

Steve Dyson is joining the agency as an associate director, a role he will perform on a part-time basis.

Mr Dyson launched a media training consultancy in 2010 after leaving the Mail following a ...

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Record year for Shaylor Group

West Midlands construction group Shaylor has announced a record year after breaking through the £100 million turnover barrier.

The company, which is headquartered in Aldridge, says revenue hit £101 million for the year to October 2016, up from £81 million in ...

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Comment: Is this Government intervention in all but name

So the Government troubleshooter who helped sort out Rotherham after the child sexual exploitation scandal, tidied up the mess in Coventry and held high up positions with the Edinburgh Government is now coming to put things right in Birmingham.

Just a month after Mark Rogers’ employment ...

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NatWest to close one of its Birmingham branches

NatWest has announced it is closing one of its branches in Birmingham.

The high street bank will shut its branch in Washwood Heath on September 28 as a result of a sharp decline in the number of people using it.

A statement from NatWest said: "The way people choose to bank with ...

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Celebrating Birmingham composer's 90th birthday

At last the long-overdue accolades are coming in for Moseley-based composer John Joubert, who celebrates his 90th birthday on Monday.

The SOMM recording of the professional concert-performance premiere of his opera Jane Eyre (see right) has received universal acclaim, as has the same ...

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West Midlands Mayor candidate: I'll be Coventry City peacemaker

West Midlands Mayor candidate Andy Street has promised to act as peacemaker in the long running and bitter Coventry City Football Club dispute if elected in May.

The former boss of John Lewis made his pledge to mediate between the League One football club and the Ricoh Arena owners and ...

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Birmingham has the best rooftop bar in the UK

Hotel Indigo's rooftop bar - which is part of the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar and Grill - has been named as the best rooftop bar in the UK.

It was praised in the annual Simply The Guest Awards launched by hotel reservations site which celebrates the UK’s best ...

yesterday 11:29 open_in_new
Yorks Cafe at Ikon Gallery opens with outdoor terrace, giant pizzas and cocktails

Yorks Cafe has opened in the Ikon Gallery in Brindleyplace, offering huge 20 inch pizzas and two cocktails for £10.

It will also serve the breakfasts and brunches made famous at the Yorks Bakery in Stephenson Street, but the second location means they are open in the evenings ...

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See inside cool clothes shop Liquor Store as it opens at The Grand

It’s a first for Birmingham – an independent fashion boutique with its own speakeasy bar hidden in the basement.

Liquor Store, known for its cool denims, jackets and boots, has just doubled in size, moving from the Great Western Arcade to The Grand on Colmore Row.

Owner Phil ...

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London terrorist attack: Fear and uncertainty inside Parliament as attack takes place

You hear a lot of shouting from outside Parliament.

Many journalists work inside the Parliamentary estate, in a series of offices known as the Press Gallery.

Demonstrations take place outside on a regular basis.

So when journalists heard sounds of screaming and shouting outside ...

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Special MIPIM focus in Birmingham Post

The Birmingham Post is out today and has the second of our special supplements focusing on the MIPIM 2017.

The international property conference is held annually in Cannes and this year saw the Midlands' largest ever delegation in attendance.

Civic and business leaders from ...

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Major Birmingham housing estate plans unveiled

Plans to build almost 800 new houses and apartments on the edge of Birmingham city centre have been revealed.

Barratt Homes is behind the project to develop the vacant land on the corner of the A38 Bristol Street and Belgrave Middleway in what would become one of the city centre's largest ...

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Comment: Is this Government intervention in all but name

So the Government troubleshooter who helped sort out Rotherham after the child sexual exploitation scandal, tidied up the mess in Coventry and held high up positions with the Edinburgh Government is now coming to put things right in Birmingham.

Just a month after Mark Rogers’ employment ...

yesterday 10:23 open_in_new
Apprentice finalist gets air with new app

A new app aimed at saving small companies time on HR duties has been launched by a Birmingham-based entrepreneur.

Nick Holzherr, who made the final of BBC show The Apprentice and founded recipe app Whisk, has now launch Air.

The app has various HR services such as a central ...

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University of Birmingham agrees life sciences campus deal

The University of Birmingham is to lead development of a new life sciences park in a city suburb after agreeing a land deal.

The university has acquired ten acres of the Battery Park site close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Selly Oak where a major new medical campus will be built ...

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MIPIM 2017: How the Midlands sent a powerful message to global investors about its exciting future

Mearly 3,000 international delegates visited the Midlands UK pavilion during global real estate show MIPIM 2017 (Cannes, France, March 14-17) to learn about opportunities to invest in areas across the region.

The Greater Birmingham delegation, which attended MIPIM as part of Midlands UK, ...

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Opinion: Head to Holloway for some interesting nods to the past

An eclectic mix of architectural styles, periods and uses is one of Birmingham's greatest architectural treasures - and taking a walk up Holloway Head in the city centre demonstrates this perfectly.

Two doors down from the most expensive apartment in the city is a building with a ...

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