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Lord Heseltine honoured on the day he opens Parkside.

BIRMINGHAM City University's new multimillion pound Parkside Building was officially unveiled by Lord Michael Heseltine yesterday.

Member of Parliament in Britain from 1966 to 2001 and became a prominent figure in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

And Lord Heseltine also received an honorary doctorate during the university's graduation ceremony at Symphony Hall.

At various times he served as Secretary of State for the environment, defence, trade and industry. He was Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State between 1995 and 1997. In 2001 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Heseltine of Thenford in the County of Northamptonshire.

The Parkside Building provides a state-of-the-art home for Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), and the University's School of Media. It marks the first step in creating a centre of excellence in the City's Eastside region, adjacent to Millennium Point.

He is also the founder and chairman of the Haymarket Group, one of the largest privately owned media companies in the UK. Lord Heseltine about to receive his honorary doctorate Lord Heseltine was a
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Mar 5, 2014
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