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Major Birmingham housing plan set to be thrown out

A controversial plan to develop up to 1,000 new homes on a former golf club in south Birmingham is expected to be thrown out next week. Bloor Homes is seeking permission to redevelop North Worcestershire Golf Club, in Northfield, but has already faced a

30 min. ago in Regional West
 
Why you could pay to take your car to Sutton Park and Cannon Hill Park

Why you could pay to take your car to Sutton Park and Cannon Hill Park

CAR park charges of up to £3 per day are to be introduced at two of Birmingham’s largest parks to help raise £400,000 for cash-strapped Birmingham City Council. The charges are set to be launched in Sutton Park and Cannon Hill Park during the spring - an

today, 05:59 in Regional West
 

Birmingham City Council will struggle to deliver budget cuts warns expert panel

Birmingham City Council will struggle to achieve its proposed budget savings of £71 million inspectors have warned in their latest report to Government ministers. The latest report from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel (BIIP) comes in the wee

today, 05:59 in Regional West
 
Just like Arnie the Barbarian's big, tough and larger than life

Just like Arnie the Barbarian's big, tough and larger than life

Conan the Barbarian - portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role of the film - was big, tough and larger than life. And the same can be said of the four-wheeled-drive Barbarian offered by Mitsubishi. This is one big pick-up truck and dwarfs alm

yesterday, 19:39 in Regional West
 

Tory candidate Andy Street promises 'no repeat' of Sutton Coldfield green belt grab

Green belt housing development will only happen after exhausting building on urban sites a regional mayor candidate has pledged. Conservative Andy Street wants to avoid a repeat of the controversial decision to release green belt land for 6,000 homes at

yesterday, 13:03 in Regional West
 
Five days after his departure Birmingham City Council staff told chief executive is on leave

Five days after his departure Birmingham City Council staff told chief executive is on leave

Birmingham City Council staff have finally received their first official message from their leader FIVE days after news of the chief executive’s shock departure broke. But rather than clearing up the issue, the email from council leader John Clancy state

yesterday, 13:03 in Regional West
 

Free CBSO concert as part of Summer in Sutton event

Summer in Sutton is a new two-day event of music and entertainment – and one of the days is FREE. The world class City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will play at the concerts in Sutton Park on July 1 and 2. The full orchestra will play a heavily subsi

yesterday, 10:36 in Regional West
 
Italian composer's concerto is a jewel yet to be admired

Italian composer's concerto is a jewel yet to be admired

The name Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is best-known to concert-goers for the overtures to his operas Susanna’s Secret (her secret was that she was a closet cigarette-smoker) and Jewels of the Madonna. But this Venetian composer also produced orchestra, chamber a

yesterday, 09:19 in Regional West
 
Why Birmingham City Council has gagged staff on departure of chief executive

Why Birmingham City Council has gagged staff on departure of chief executive

BIRMINGHAM’S councillors have been GAGGED from commenting on the crisis enveloping Britain’s largest local authority following the shock departure of city council chief executive Mark Rogers. As Mr Rogers is locked in talks about the terms of his exit, t

yesterday, 05:58 in Regional West
 

HS2 work to start after final hurdle cleared

The £50 billion high-speed rail link between Birmingham and London is due to be given Royal Assent this morning - meaning work can finally begin on its construction. Called Royal Assent, it is the final hurdle before diggers can start the nine-year const

yesterday, 00:47 in Regional West
 

Massive new Carluccio’s restaurant in Solihull town centre announces opening date

The lavish new Carluccio's at the Mell Square shopping centre in Solihull has announced its opening date. The Italian restaurant chain, which already has venues in Brindleyplace and Grand Central, will open on Friday, March 10. The upscale 94-cover eater

Wednesday, 18:36 in Regional West
 
Calthorpe Estates expands senior team

Calthorpe Estates expands senior team

Property group Calthorpe Estates has boosted its senior team with the appointment of Matt Long as a director. Mr Long has more than 20 years' experience in the market and joins from Colliers International where he was a director working in the office age

Wednesday, 15:00 in Regional West
 
Middle East investors snap up Birmingham office block

Middle East investors snap up Birmingham office block

Middle East investors have acquired an office building in the Birmingham's Colmore Business District. Qatar-based property investor Alduwaliya Asset Management has bought One Eleven Edmund Street in a £22.5 million deal. The 44,769 sq ft premises is let

Wednesday, 14:35 in Regional West
 

West Midlands Mayor salary revealed

The first West Midlands Mayor is likely to be paid about £79,000 a year the Birmingham Mail can reveal. That is the sum being proposed by an independent panel in a briefing to the group of council leaders who are due to set the salary on March 4. The pan

Wednesday, 14:35 in Regional West
 
New kit partner for Warwickshire CCC

New kit partner for Warwickshire CCC

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has secured a deal with PlayerLayer to be the new official kit partner for the 2017 season. Following its acquisition of Warwickshire CCC’s previous supplier MKK, PlayerLayer was selected as the next sportswear partner. I

Wednesday, 10:57 in Regional West
 
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