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New Birmingham Airport service fails to take off 

25 Jul 17

Irish airline falls foul of authorities after it did not secure a licence to operate routes between Birmingham and Republic of Ireland…


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Famous Birmingham bar is the latest city centre venue to close 

25 Jul 17

The bar will reopen later this year as The Texan Sports Cafe Bar…


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Another Birmingham city centre bank branch closes 

25 Jul 17

Lloyds shuts its outlet in Colmore Row as customers continue to shun face-to-face banking in favour of digital alternatives…


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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Nominations deadline extended as Inspirational Magzine reveals sponsorship 

25 Jul 17

Nominations deadline for BPBA 2017 extended to Friday July 28…


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Aldi plans new Birmingham store within a mile of Sainsbury’s and Morrisons 

25 Jul 17

Budget group returns with another application to redevelop site 11 years after it first bought it…


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New chairman for Birmingham business improvement district 

25 Jul 17

Richard Norgrove takes over the reins from Grand Central chief Jonathan Cheetham…


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O2 renews naming rights deal with Birmingham venues 

24 Jul 17

Academy and Institute will retain O2 branding for another decade after 70m deal with telecommunications firm…


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Irish group swoops for Birmingham hotel in £31m deal 

24 Jul 17

City centre hotel will undergo a rebrand by the end of 2017…


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Pertemps is backing Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games – here’s why 

24 Jul 17

Lifetime President of Pertemps, Tim Watts, explains why the Midland-based recruitment giant is backing the Birmingham bid…


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Harris Lamb marks 25 years in business 

24 Jul 17

Harris Lamb marked 25 years in business with an anniversary party for colleagues and clients at Bank restaurant in Birmingham…


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Birmingham’s Future Faces Awards shortlist unveiled 

24 Jul 17

Chamber of commerce’s annual awards celebrate the top professionals aged 35 and under…


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Argos to open logistics hub in Birmingham 

24 Jul 17

High street retailer will occupy new green development Hub 69…


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£246 million battery technology investment to be launched by Business Secretary in Birmingham 

24 Jul 17

Cabinet minister Greg Clark will outline Faraday Challenge fund to spur innovation, research and development of the next generation of battery technology…


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Investor wanted to run Birmingham City Centre’s new £1 billion Smithfield development 

23 Jul 17

City Council to appoint firm to bring in new homes, shops, markets and leisure facilities under 15 year regeneration project…


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Shaylor wins place on fit-out framework 

21 Jul 17

Black Country contractor appointed to two lots of project to reorganise government estate…


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Jobs axed as administrators appointed to historic Black Country metal firm 

21 Jul 17

Company struggled after investigation into supply chains in which it operated…


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Edgbaston shopping parade now full after new openings 

21 Jul 17

Deli, bridal wear retailer and beauty salon all launch on Calthorpe Estate…


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New offices and public square development get the green light 

20 Jul 17

Axis Square development unanimously backed by Birmingham’s planning committee…


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Restaurant group to open next venue in Sutton Coldfield 

20 Jul 17

Mexican-themed venue will launch in former bathroom and kitchen fittings store Ripples…


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Comment: Birmingham’s divine crop of city centre churches 

20 Jul 17

Mary Keating, from campaign group Brutiful Birmingham, casts her eye over some of the city’s churches and asks why some seem more worthy of listing than others…


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New flights from Birmingham to New York AND Boston revealed 

20 Jul 17

After Birmingham Airport suffered a blow when United Airlines pulled out, transatlantic flights are back…


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Birmingham universities launch new education partnership 

20 Jul 17

Institutes will work together to expand educational offer and bring in more people from a broader range of backgrounds…


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Voice of Birmingham universities on skills and choices 

20 Jul 17

Is doing a degree right for you and what sort of skills do applicants have these days? We asked two Birmingham universities for their take…


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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: ICC and Jerroms announce sponsorship 

20 Jul 17

Nominations for entries close tomorrow (Friday July 21…


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Electric Vehicle Market sparks into life as ICE age comes to end? 

19 Jul 17

Professor David Bailey on the boom in electric vehicles…


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Black Country MP Tom Watson defends huge salaries for BBC stars 

19 Jul 17

Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary backs the BBC but says men should not be paid more than women…


Business
14 UK employers on the future of the workplace, apprenticeships and skills 

19 Jul 17

Companies including Applied Automation, Triton Showers, Boots and Hargreaves Lansdown give their opinions on how the business world will look in 2050…


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Vélo Birmingham Business 100 has almost sold out 

18 Jul 17

Want to sign your firm up to the hotly anticipated 100 mile closed road sportive? Then you had better be quick…


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Birmingham young people on what they want from future employers 

18 Jul 17

Two undergraduates gives us their take on what they would like to see a company offer its staff and the future of the workplace…


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£1.2 million city centre restaurant Viva Brazil in shock closure 

17 Jul 17

Birmingham restaurant lasts just 14 months after initial failure to launch properly…


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Library of Birmingham immortalised on a stamp 

17 Jul 17

Birmingham’s iconic library among ten buildings to appear on new stamps issued by Royal Mail…


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Balfour Beatty and Carillion scoop £4bn HS2 contracts 

17 Jul 17

Companies behind troubled Midland Metro extension and Library of Birmingham development land major projects on high-speed line…


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Two Birmingham Legs 11 venues have licenses withdrawn after slavery raid 

17 Jul 17

Licences for the companies venues in Broad Street and Chinatown revoked by city councillors following police raid…


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London Midland wins franchise extension on key Birmingham route 

17 Jul 17

Rail operator will continue running busy commuter service across the city after government misses deadline to award new franchise…


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More than 7,000 treated for mental illnesses linked to drug use in the West Midlands 

17 Jul 17

As the Government announces a crackdown on drugs, official figures show the impact drug use can have on mental health…


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Apprenticeships vs higher education – which is the best option for you? 

17 Jul 17

It is becoming an increasingly complex world for graduates to navigate every summer when they embark on their careers…


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Apprenticeships vs higher education – which is the best option for you? 

17 Jul 17

It is becoming an increasingly complex world for graduates to navigate every summer when they embark on their careers…


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Details of routes for HS2 high-speed railway scheme set to be unveiled 

16 Jul 17

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the Government will ensure communities affected by the railway receive appropriate support…


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This £1.25m on sale in Solihull has a unique historic feature 

14 Jul 17

See inside this stunning listed house in Solihull…


Business
Jaguar lifts lid on latest SUV 

13 Jul 17

New E-Pace will sit below the F-Pace in the marque’s SUV line-up which will be further expanded when Jaguar launches its all-electric I-Pace next year…


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Direct flights to New York from Birmingham set to return 

13 Jul 17

Birmingham Airport intimates that a new carrier will step into the void being left by United Airlines which is dropping its daily service to Newark…


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What you need to know about tomorrow’s Aston Expressway roadworks (it’s not looking good) 

13 Jul 17

The city-bound Expressway lanes are also due be shut between 8pm and 6am…


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Highways bosses say sorry over Aston Expressway roadworks gridlock 

13 Jul 17

Thousands of drivers caught out by closures heading towards city centre…


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Mapped: The 1,192 streets to have MISSED bin collections in one day of Birmingham strike 

13 Jul 17

Birmingham City Council has released addresses to have missed their collections after strike action…


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Birmingham to New York flights axed as United Airlines pulls out 

13 Jul 17

Major blow for Birmingham Airport as regular service to Newark set to end…


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Gridlock as thousands caught out by massive new Spaghetti Junction and Aston Expressway roadworks 

13 Jul 17

Bus diversions and huge delays quickly built-up…


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Birmingham’s cab firms will be ranked in future 

13 Jul 17

Private hire firms will be rated on quality of customer service including drivers dress code and child seats – but the industry is not happy…


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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: HSBC announce sponsorship of Science and Technology category 

13 Jul 17

HSBC Deputy Area Director for Corporate Banking reveals how banking is changing…


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Still time to enter Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017 

13 Jul 17

Companies both large and small urged to enter this year’s awards which will recognise business excellence across 13 different categories…


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City centre drivers facing SIX WEEKS of disruption with key road closed 

12 Jul 17

Gas repairs works mean part of busy street in central business district is closed until mid-August so pipes can be replaced…


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Victim of contaminated blood scandal was kept in the dark for years 

12 Jul 17

Midland MP Ian Austin tells Ministers the full truth about the scandal linked to 2,400 deaths must now be revealed…


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MPs fly the Black Country flag outside the House of Commons to celebrate Black Country Day 

12 Jul 17

Black Country MPs flew the flag outside the Houses of Parliament to mark Black Country Day…


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Five Birmingham shops under threat as fashion chain collapses 

12 Jul 17

The Shirley-based group has been battling losses for several years and has now closed all of its shops…


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The huge number of bin collections missed BEFORE Birmingham strike began 

12 Jul 17

The data was released as the citys Labour leaders came under fire over the bin strike and state of the streets…


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Google returns to Birmingham with Digital Garage project 

12 Jul 17

US tech giant will launch six-month hub in New Street after housing first UK ‘garage’ at Library of Birmingham in 2015…


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Fashion chain collapses into liquidation costing 900 jobs 

11 Jul 17

Shirley-based group has been battling losses for several years and has now closed all of its shops…


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Birmingham Post has a new look website 

11 Jul 17

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Gym bosses claim they were forced out of business by Lidl supermarket plans 

11 Jul 17

Fitness First workers Steve and Abigail Rowland were given 45 days notice after Lidl targeted the site for development…


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New managing partner at EY in Birmingham 

11 Jul 17

City’s office of financial services group has recruited Simon O’Neill to lead the practice…


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Property developer moves HQ to Birmingham 

10 Jul 17

Henry Davidson Developments is relocating from the East Midlands in order to expand its team and increase capacity to bid for new contracts…