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Future Faces Awards unveils 2018 shortlist

The shortlist for the fourth annual Future Faces Awards have been unveiled. The business awards, which celebrate professionals aged 35 and under across Greater Birmingham, this year has a new category for the third sector. It will recognise those...

today, 07:36 in Regional West
 

Electric taxi maker targeting Birmingham drivers ahead of pollution crack down

The first pollution busting electric taxi has been licensed to operate in Birmingham and could be followed by many more as new regulations come into force. Coventry based taxi manufacturer LEVC, formerly the London Taxi Company, is today launching its...

today, 06:09 in Regional West
 

Birmingham's silent killer - 900 a year die but nobody talks about it

The poor quality of air in Birmingham is a public health crisis - shortening the lives of an estimated 900 people a year with children particularly a risk. The main killer is the Nitrogen Dioxide and PM2.5 particulates pumped out by car and lorry...

today, 06:09 in Regional West
 

Demolition work begins to pave way for athletes village

The demolition work has begun on a former university campus to pave the way for the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The diggers moving onto the the Birmingham City University site at Perry Barr means that the first major construction project for the...

yesterday, 00:38 in Regional West
 

Home Office 'hostile environment' showed a lack of respect and humanity says former Birmingham doctor...

A Birmingham doctor forced to leave the country after having his visa turned down has accused the Home Office of disrespect and lack of humanity as it chased deportation targets. Pakistan-born Dr Syed Kazmi, who was described by colleagues as an...

Saturday, 19:01 in Regional West
 

Comment: It pays to help businesses underneath the arches

Parasite is a word almost always used in a negative way, the implication being the parasite is unfairly living free of charge at the expense of the host. This is true both for a flea living on a cat and a 30-year-old teacher still living in her...

Friday, 17:01 in Regional West
 

'Gigantic' block of flats in Solihull suburb thrown out by planners

Controversial plans for a "gigantic block of flats" in a Solihull suburb - which critics claimed would have opened the floodgates to further development - have been thrown out by council planners. The application to demolish a house in...

Friday, 17:01 in Regional West
 

Rescue deal for troubled flooring firm

A flooring business which traded at more than 20 stores across the country has been bought out of administration. Birmingham-based real estate group Taylor Grange Developments has acquired 22 shops and associated websites of Anbo International and...

Friday, 14:39 in Regional West
 

Lichfield's Friarsgate development axed after council chiefs vote against funding troubled scheme

Lichfield's planned shopping and leisure scheme Friarsgate has been axed after council chiefs voted against funding the development. Friarsgate, which had been highly anticipated, could not attract a private backer to meet its £54million cost which...

Thursday, 17:20 in Regional West
 

Birmingham's council run call centre £4 million a year cheaper than under private operator - and people are...

Birmingham City Council’s call centre has saved £4 million a year and proved more popular with customers since it was taken in house at the end of 2014. The contact centre service, which citizens call to raise concerns or make enquiries about a range...

Thursday, 16:42 in Regional West
 

Birmingham City sign St Andrew's naming rights deal

New naming rights deals have been signed by Birmingham City for their stadium and training ground. The Blues have agreed a deal which will see the ground rebranded as St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium while the training facility at Wast Hills will...

Thursday, 16:33 in Regional West
 

The staggering amount tourism brought into Birmingham last year

Tourism brought nearly £1 billion into Birmingham in a single year, new figures reveal. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that the tourism industry contributed an estimated £972,755,000 to the economy in our city in 2016....

Thursday, 13:39 in Regional West
 

Conservatoire renames concert hall after £1m donation

A new concert hall in Birmingham has been renamed in honour of a local entrepreneur who donated £1 million to the venue. The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, which opened in September, has named its performance venue The Bradshaw Hall after Keith...

Thursday, 06:25 in Regional West
 

Birmingham's bin service £1.5m in the red after crippling strike

Birmingham’s troubled bin service is on course for a budget overspend of at least £1.5 million following last year’s strike. A failure to implement a deal struck with the Unite union to end the 2017 dispute means the city council is still spending...

Wednesday, 19:35 in Regional West
 

English mayors want control of apprenticeship funding

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has joined forces with mayors from across the country to demand greater devolution of powers and funding for skills. England’s eight directly-elected regional mayors met in Liverpool to back a joint statement calling...

Wednesday, 19:35 in Regional West
 
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