News archive from 11 October 2017

PwC hosts lunch for former partners

Matthew Hammond, PwC’s Midlands regional chairman and Birmingham office senior partner recently hosted a lunch for PwC’s former and retired partners at Opus Restaurant. Some 50 partners travelled from all over the country for this annual event,...

 

Hortons' annual quiz raises nearly £7k for Macmillan

Hortons’ Estate Limited raised £6,750 for Macmillan Cancer Support at its annual quiz for Birmingham’s commercial property community. Twenty-seven teams of five tested their general knowledge in what was the 10th anniversary of the popular quiz at...

 

Here's where thousands of new homes will be built in the West Midlands

The West Midlands has asked for more than £500 million to build thousands of new homes in the region. Local councils worked with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to prepare the bid. If it gets approved, the money will come from the Government’s Housing...

 

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street says Conservatives can win elections by following his example

West Midlands mayor Andy Street is to urge Conservatives to follow the example of his successful election campaign. He will tell activists at the Conservative conference in Manchester that they must offer "hope" and set out plans that are...

 

Residents told to put up with extra traffic as school doubles in size

Families living near a school which is doubling in size have been told they will have to put up with more rush hour traffic congestion. City planners admitted there was no way to meet the demand for more school places without causing more problems...

 

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks about Birmingham's bin strike

Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Birmingham City Council to end the bin strike and insisted: “We need to see that rubbish collected.” Speaking as the Conservative conference got underway in Manchester, she said: “It is obviously a matter of deep...

 

Birmingham last city standing in 2022 Commonwealth Games race

Birmingham is the only contender in the running to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games it has been confirmed - leaving an open goal to secure major global sporting event. The deadline for cities to submit bids passed on Saturday, September 30 with just...

 

Conservative MP delivers a damning verdict on the state of his own party

Midland Conservative MP James Morris has delivered a damning verdict on the state of the Tory Party. He said they were seen as "divided, incompetent and out of touch", needed to "stop squabbling" and had allowed Labour to portray...

 

Commonwealth Games bid gets full Government backing

Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid has taken another leap forward after the Government confirmed it will go through to the international round in November. It means that the Birmingham bid will go forward to the Commonwealth Games Federation...

 

Bins strike: New council leader hopes quiet diplomacy will pay off

Birmingham’s new council leader has called for the binmen’s union Unite to get round the table and ‘quietly’ resolve the ongoing dispute before it goes to the High Court at the end of November. Coun Ian Ward was elected by an overwhelming majority of...

 

Relief for hundreds of Monarch workers in Birmingham

Around 280 jobs based at Birmingham Airport have been preserved after the engineering arm of collapsed airline Monarch announced it would continue as a standalone business. In 2013, Monarch Aircraft Engineering opened a giant new hangar the size of...

 

Birmingham tech firm to pitch at global investment competition

A young Birmingham company which teaches people how to write software coding has won a trip to New York to pitch for new investment and the chance to work in the US. School of Code was launched just over two years ago and has created an online...

 

Corporate finance firm in £30m merger deal

Midlands corporate finance advisory house Catalyst has merged with a Spanish group in a £30 million deal. Catalyst, which has offices in Birmingham, Nottingham and London, has combined with Alantra, the global investment banking and asset management...

 

Conservative conference: Is the Tory Party dying?

“That stench you can smell - that’s the smell of death”. This is how one Tory MP described the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Labour’s gathering in Brighton last week felt like a celebration. The Tories are holding a post mortem. There...

 

Parking charges to rise at Walsall Manor Hospital

Walsall Manor Hospital’s parking charges are set to rise by nearly 50 per cent, it has been revealed. From October 16, it will cost you £2.80 for an hour’s parking. It is currently £2. Defending its decision, a spokesman for Walsall Healthcare NHS...

 


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