News archive from 11 October 2017

Paper Planes movie review: Sam Worthington and Ed Oxenbould star in the highest grossing Australian...

Paper planes, starring Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar) and newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is released in UK cinemas on Friday October 23. The film tells of a young boy who dreams of taking part in the World Paper Plane Championships following...

 

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...

 

Millennium Point unveils new £1m event space

Birmingham's Millennium Point development has unveiled its new £1 million conference and events venue. Called Connect, it is the latest addition to the building's facilities, which include the Thinktank science museum, and is aimed at the city's...

 

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...

 

Methodist Central Hall vision wins Birmingham Civic Society's Re-imagine competition

A design competition has revealed new visions that could breathe life back into five threatened Birmingham landmarks. Central Library split in half, the Methodist Central Hall turned into starter units, or Moseley Road Baths transformed into a concert...

 

Birmingham Post has a new look website

The Birmingham Post's website has undergone an overhaul and is now sporting a new look. Readers will still be able to find news stories reporting on the city's business, politics, arts and civic affairs. But the new website adapts itself better to how...

 

£25m Crocodile Works housing scheme unveiled in Birmingham

A flagship £25 million regeneration scheme in Newtown, Birmingham, has been officially opened. Up to 100 people were at the VIP opening of Crocodile Works. This flagship scheme is part of Midland Heart regeneration masterplan to breathe new life to...

 

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 shops close as fashion chain collapses

Beleaguered fashion chain Store Twenty One has collapsed into compulsory liquidation. Simon Bonney, Carl Jackson and Paul Zalkin, partners at corporate recovery and business advisory firm Quantuma, have been appointed to handle the liquidation. The...

 

This is what's replacing Armani Exchange at Bullring

A top designer store has replaced Armani Exchange at Bullring . Hugo Boss has moved into the prime retail unit at the entrance of the shopping centre near to the bull and opposite Next . But it’s only a pop-up shop. The reason is because the current...

 

Popular city centre restaurant forced to close

Popular city centre restaurant Annexe is to close at the end of July. The French-themed restaurant opened in 2011 in the Grade II-listed Central Hall in Corporation Street. But the owners of the building are now keen to sell it and have told Annexe it...

 

Virgin Active closes Birmingham Star City club

Birmingham health club Virgin Active is to close its Star City outlet as part of a major review of its national operation. The club, which opened as a Virgin Active site in 2006, will shut on December 20. The facility’s 30 plus full and part-time...

 

Diet regime gave our boy new lease of life

When doctors told a Solihull couple their son would "always be different" they refused to give up hope. Health Reporter Emma Brady hears how the Sherlock family helped their son combat autism... Surrounded by friends and presents on his...

 

Funding is biggest challenge to delivering iconic art for Birmingham

Funding is likely to pose the biggest challenge to delivering an iconic piece of public art for Birmingham that could rival the famous Angel of the North. The difficulties of raising £1 million to fund the artwork were highlighted at a public forum...

 

Derelict Jewellery Quarter site latest to house new flats

A derelict site in the Jewellery Quarter once set to house a new hotel is the latest to be regenerated with new flats. The plot, on the corner of Albion Street and Carver Street, sits behind the Pig & Tail bar which opened last summer. Complex...

 


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