Birmingham Post

Channel 4 News 'should be broadcast from Birmingham'

Channel 4 News should be presented from Birmingham, ensuring one of television's flagship national news shows is produced outside London.

That's according to the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands, which is backing calls to bring Channel 4 to the West Midlands.

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2017-07-11 11:41 open_in_new
Gym bosses claim they were forced out of business by Lidl supermarket plans

Husband and wife gym bosses are looking for a new base after their business was allegedly shut down to make way for a new Lidl store.

Trainers Steve and Abigail Rowland say they were forced to close Fitness First in Pershore Road, Stirchley, because of the supermarket plans.

It is ...

2017-07-11 11:41 open_in_new
New managing partner at EY in Birmingham

Financial services firm EY has appointed a new managing partner for Birmingham and the Midlands.

Simon O'Neill has taken over the reins from Sara Fowler who has held the role since 2010.

Mr O'Neill is based in the Midlands and has been with EY in the UK and US for 21 years, having ...

2017-07-11 07:31 open_in_new
Second term for Jewellery Quarter BID

The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District has received backing from companies in the historic manufacturing district to launch a second five-year term.

It held a ballot among its members asking whether they wished to see the BID return for another spell, with almost 90 per cent ...

2017-07-10 19:37 open_in_new
Channel 4 News 'should be broadcast from Birmingham'

Channel 4 News should be presented from Birmingham, ensuring one of television's flagship national news shows is produced outside London.

That's according to the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands, which is backing calls to bring Channel 4 to the West Midlands.

Read ...

2017-07-10 19:37 open_in_new
Birmingham restaurant chain Handmade Burger Company goes into administration

Restaurant chain The Handmade Burger Company has gone into administration with the immediate closure of nine of its 29 sites.

The group, which was founded in Brindleyplace, has closed down its website and social media accounts.

The future of the burger chain is now in the hands of ...

2017-07-10 18:15 open_in_new
Property developer moves HQ to Birmingham

A property developer is relocating its head office from the East Midlands to Birmingham after securing a £2 million investment from Finance Birmingham.

Henry Davidson Developments (HDD) is currently working on a number of large scale projects across the Midlands including the ...

2017-07-10 17:01 open_in_new
Commonwealth Games would showcase a resurgent West Midlands to the world

By Andy Street

All sorts of people have their reasons for supporting Birmingham’s bid – everything from the cultural benefits to the sporting legacy to the upturn in tourism.

All very good reasons to be excited about the prospect of the Commonwealth Games coming to our ...

2017-07-10 13:03 open_in_new
Prepare for the Birmingham Labour Party purge

The Birmingham Labour Party purge has begun with a number of established councillors and credible challengers blocked from standing for the dwindling number of council seats available at the 2018 election.

Two inner city councillors have already been struck off the approved lists and ...

2017-07-10 11:41 open_in_new
Back smaller builders to tackle housing shortage says Wayne Hemingway

Fashion giant turned urban designer Wayne Hemingway has called on Government to speed up house building for young people.

Mr Hemingway, who famously founded the Red or Dead fashion house, told a meeting of council bosses at the Library of Birmingham that they should emulate Birmingham City ...

2017-07-10 07:43 open_in_new
Wanted: Investor who can deliver 10,000 jobs and major boost to city economy

Potential investors have until the end of the month to lodge their interest for Birmingham’s largest development site.

The Peddimore site near Sutton Coldfield is set to create up to 10,000 jobs and generate £350 million for the local economy.

Perfectly located at the outer ...

2017-07-10 07:43 open_in_new
Best chicken tikkas and other reasons Perry Barr is ideal home for Commonwealth Games 2022

A SUCCESSFUL Commonwealth Games bid would be the catalyst for new investment and a re-invention for many parts of Birmingham and beyond.

Among them would be Perry Barr which is home to the Alexander Stadium, a world-class BMX track and the proposed athletes village.

The surrounding ...

2017-07-09 22:19 open_in_new
Sutton Coldfield councillors barred from talking party politics

Town councillors have been banned from mentioning their Conservative or Labour Party divisions in a bid to foster a more collaborative atmosphere at meetings.

The Sutton Coldfield Town councillors have agreed to avoid gratuitous references to party politics and including phrases like ...

2017-07-09 10:09 open_in_new
Historic Erdington home with anti-slavery links to be restored as flats

The conversion of a crumbling 18th Century home into flats will preserve the historic building for future generations according to city planners.

Developer Cameron Homes has been given permission to renovate the Grade II listed Erdington home and create 15 apartments and a ground floor ...

2017-07-08 10:01 open_in_new
Commonwealth Games bid is golden chance to change Birmingham's story for the better

We have a great chance to change Birmingham’s story for the better.

The city is in the running to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games and become the future home of Channel 4.

If successful the impact of these will go beyond the worlds of sport and culture.

Yes, they will create ...

2017-07-08 10:01 open_in_new
Birmingham is the only realistic option for Channel 4 relocation

By all accounts Birmingham is the ideal place for a re-located Channel 4.

But in the interests of politics – in that Mayor Andy Street speaks for the whole West Midlands – we have to go through the charade of pretending our neighbours in Coventry and the Black Country are realistic ...

2017-07-07 14:33 open_in_new
Congestion busting upgrades for Birmingham's worst traffic blackspots

SOME of Birmingham’s worst traffic junctions are to get jam busting improvements following a £5.8 million cash handout from regional transport chiefs.

Work on Holloway Circus , also known as Pagoda Island, in the city centre, the Scott Arms junction at Great Barr and the congested ...

2017-07-07 14:33 open_in_new
This is what the Birmingham city centre of the future looks like

Ever wondered what Birmingham city centre will look like in a decade's time?

Good, because you're in the right place.

We've gathered together a few of the key regeneration, infrastructure and property projects which will be changing the face of Birmingham for a very long time.


2017-07-07 10:25 open_in_new
HS2 wins approval for revamp of world's oldest railway terminus in Birmingham

The HS2 rail company has been given the green light to restore Birmingham’s crumbling Curzon Street station into a cafe, exhibition space and offices.

The 180-year-old Grade I-listed station building, which is the oldest surviving railway terminal in the world, has been derelict for ...

2017-07-07 07:51 open_in_new
These are the best Birmingham GP surgeries - according to patients

NHS England has today released the latest finding of its GP Patient Survey - a huge ongoing poll involving more than a million people a year.

It covers everything from the trust patients have in their doctor, to the attitude of reception staff and how easy it is to get an ...

2017-07-07 07:51 open_in_new
Developer AC Lloyd toasts a year of success

A leading property developer and house builder toasted the success of the region at a reception for around 100 business leaders.

AC Lloyd, based in Leamington Spa, operates across the wider Midlands and specialises in commercial and residential schemes and investment and strategic land ...

2017-07-07 07:51 open_in_new