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    1. September 2, 2015

      Northern English cities back elected mayors

      Every large urban area in England could soon be run by an elected mayor after a breakthrough in George Osborne’s...

    2. August 14, 2015

      Carson Yeung to be freed from Hong Kong jail

      Carson Yeung, the colourful tycoon and part-owner of English football club Birmingham City, is being freed from a...

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    1. August 10, 2015

      Pushkar, Birmingham

      Where 245 Broad street Privacy 2/5 Plug sockets No Espresso £2.50 Open Daily 12-2.30pm 5-11.30pm; Sat-Sun 5-11pm WiFi...

    2. August 9, 2015

      HS2 contracts for £7bn put out to tender despite uncertainty

      Contracts worth £7bn for the tunnels and viaducts for HS2 are about to be put out to tender, despite continuing...

    3. July 31, 2015

      England edge towards Ashes glory after dominant performance

      In the end, it was all calm and placid. Or it would have been had the crowd not been at fever pitch, as they were...

    4. July 30, 2015

      England seek knockout blow in thrilling cricket punch-up

      Remember five-day cricket? An outmoded form of sport which no one has time for these days? It is indeed going out of...

    5. July 23, 2015

      Birmingham seeks £3.3bn boost to exploit HS2 rail link

      Birmingham is seeking £3.3bn of government investment to exploit the economic opportunity offered by the planned HS2...

    6. July 19, 2015

      David Cameron opens economic front against homegrown jihadis

      David Cameron will announce a review into boosting opportunities for young people from ethnic minorities as he seeks to...

    7. July 17, 2015

      Birmingham places big bet on success of casino complex

      A few miles from Birmingham, slot machines and roulette tables are ready to be installed in what promoters say will be...

    8. July 10, 2015

      Javid rejects calls to loosen UK visa system

      The business secretary has rejected calls to loosen Britain’s visa system for foreign students, despite experts saying...

    9. July 3, 2015

      The five Ashes venues and the prospects for their property markets

      Five property markets and the Ashes The giant Australian fast-bowler Mervyn Hughes ground to a halt on the Oval wicket,...

    10. July 1, 2015

      Fires at black US churches raise race fears

      Seven black churches in southern US states have gone up in flames in the two weeks since a white supremacist allegedly...

    11. June 28, 2015

      Corporate diary: June 29 - July 3

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    12. June 25, 2015

      Supersonic car Bloodhound gears up for land speed record attempt

      A full-size fibreglass replica of the Bloodhound supersonic car was parked outside a Birmingham accountants on...

    13. June 22, 2015

      Mood improves among small businesses

      The mood of entrepreneurs and small businesses has picked up in the second quarter since the election, with revenues,...

    14. June 18, 2015

      Foreign investors lured to Birmingham

      Birmingham beat its rival Manchester to be the most popular destination for foreign investment last year outside...

    15. June 14, 2015

      Shakespeares merger loosens grip of London law firms in regions

      The signing on Monday of Shakespeares’ eighth merger in nine years will take the Birmingham-based commercial lawyers...

    16. May 29, 2015

      Black Country’s greatest delicacy goes upmarket

      When Freshers Foods, a Lancashire snacks manufacturer, launched its new pork scratchings product at a trade fair in...

    17. May 26, 2015

      Road to English devolution passes two more milestones

      The road to English devolution will pass two more milestones this week. On Tuesday, the latest English “super council”...

    18. May 24, 2015

      UK councils join forces to qualify for regional spending powers

      Birmingham and its six neighbouring councils will formally bury old rivalries this week, joining forces in the hope of...

    19. May 22, 2015

      Why Birmingham is now one of Europe’s best cities for investors

      In the 1960s the UK had what some of the press referred to as a “Birmingham problem”. The city was too big. It was...

    20. May 19, 2015

      Sainsbury Bank signs partnership with Western Union

      Sainsbury Bank has formed a partnership with Western Union Company to provide global money transfer services in stores...

    21. May 15, 2015

      Folly of a £50bn HS2 project must hit the buffers

      You might think that the biggest infrastructure project in modern Britain would have merited a few minutes discussion...

    22. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2015

      The football club, the chemicals maker and the newspaper group. Or, Hong Kong’s $12bn of trapped capital

      By Jennifer Hughes in Hong Kong Seven weeks of silence. That’s what investors in Tianhe Chemicals have had since the...

    23. May 12, 2015

      City law firm Gateley set to float on AIM

      Gateley, a commercial law firm founded in Birmingham in the 19th century, is planning to float on the Alternative...

    24. March 31, 2015

      Ed Balls stokes uncertainty over high speed rail project

      Ed Balls has stoked uncertainty surrounding HS2 , suggesting that a new trans-Pennine rail route [HS3] could be built...

    25. March 31, 2015

      Birmingham Bullring’s Hammerson snaps up plot next to HS2 site

      The company that owns Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre has taken over one of the biggest development sites in the...

    26. March 29, 2015

      Local UK pension schemes waste millions on high fees

      A vast discrepancy in fees paid by the 89 pension funds that form the UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme has prompted...

    27. March 26, 2015

      Karmic payback for a UK city the crisis killed

      The recorded commentary of Birmingham’s Ferris wheel used to announce: “Ici, L’Arc de Triomphe”, lifting fun-seekers...

    28. March 25, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover invests £400m in Midlands plant

      Jaguar Land Rover has given a boost to the Midlands with an investment of more than £400m in a plant near Birmingham...

    29. March 25, 2015

      Tata Motors confirms $1bn rights issue

      Tata Motors has set out plans to raise as much as Rs75bn ($1.2bn) through a rights issue, as it seeks to cut debt and...

    30. March 25, 2015

      HSBC move shows Birmingham’s appeal to banks

      By moving the head office of its UK ring-fenced bank to Birmingham, HSBC is going back home. The bank’s domestic...

    31. March 24, 2015

      Rampant greenback creates Clarksonesque uncertainty for business

      What is good for American archetype Joe the Plumber is also good for Wolseley. The US economy is strong, which has...

    32. March 24, 2015

      HSBC to move head office for UK division to Birmingham

      HSBC is going further than simply putting a ringfence around its UK operations. It is also putting about 100 miles...

    33. March 20, 2015

      Parties seek to woo UK small company bosses

      Britain’s three leading parties were in Birmingham for the annual Federation of Small Businesses conference on Friday,...

    34. March 18, 2015

      Midlands promised energy research centre

      The chancellor on Wednesday promised an energy research centre for the Midlands and more rail and road links for the...

    35. March 14, 2015

      Miliband promises Labour would focus on higher living standards

      Ed Miliband promised that a Labour government would focus on higher living standards as he addressed a rally of more...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      March 6, 2015

      Rest in show

      A man sleeps next to his Boxer dog on the second day of Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre on Friday in...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      March 5, 2015

      A mans best friend

      A man with his English Setters at the annual Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, Britain, on Thursday. The...

    38. March 1, 2015

      Tories struggle to reclaim former fortress in Birmingham

      The Conservatives believe that they can defy history at May’s UK general election by increasing their number of seats...

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