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Articles from The Birmingham Post (England) (April 22, 2010)

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'Gorilla' guru joins executive exodus. 617
25 and out for Anna at Wilkes. 352
8 Cube route - What paths are open now for The Mailbox's landmark building? Letter to the editor 125
A couple of investment opportunities in Burton. 435
A dazzling display of colour; GARDENWATCH. 345
A divine search for a sympathetic buyer; The nuns of Stanbrook Abbey have a new home in North Yorkshire and now hope for a sympathetic buyer for the Midlands home they built, loved and cared for. Here they give a brief history and description of their cherished old home. 486
A grave disrespect? 138
A hidden gem; Chris Upton reveals the secrets within the walls n of one of the Midlands' finest stately homes. 931
a luxury Ireland break for four WIN; Birmingham Post competition. 501
A practice which yields high returns; The practice of "flipping", whereby properties are bought and sold quickly for a large profit, has long been associated with the residential property market. But as John Hammond, a director in CB Richard Ellis' Birmingham investment team, explains, "flipping" is becoming more prevalent in the commercial property sector. 1220
A rice time at risotto lesson. 98
A shore favourite; Morwendon House is a fantastic coastal property ideally situated for Midland commutes, writes Annie Roverts. 204
A true English rose; Heathton House has plenty to shout about, not least its stunning gardens designed by David Austin, the renowned rose breeder, says Annie Roberts. 230
A vision for one of the world's great cities. 551
A whole new breed of stud farm in Frodesley; Annie Roberts takes a canter around a dream of a stud farm set in glorious Shropshire countryside. 488
A word from Mike Whitby. 93
Accountants remain cricket trophy favourites. 275
Achievements of the past and a vision for the future; A welcome from Graham Nicoll, chair of Birmingham Forward (April 2010 - March 2011). 484
Acorns is Bullring charity for second year. 413
Acquisitions boost Wesleyan bank with focus on lending to professionals. 456
Adjusting to a new manager. 348
Adopting a new approach to corporate social responsibility; CSR has become more commercial as the Government introduces carbon reduction driver, according to Rider Levett Bucknall partner David Quirk. 532
Alternative MIPIM. 113
An elegant exhibition; CLASSICAL REVIEWS. 773
An explosive crisis with a silver lining... From wedding flowers to balti restaurants, the no-fly crisis sparked by the Icelandic volcanic ash has been felt by businesses and communities across the region. WINNERS Anna Blackaby looks at the winners and losers. y. 1419
Anything and everything is possible: the Birmingham Forward vision for 2020; Richard Brennan, chief executive of Birmingham Forward, talks about the vision for the city over the next decade. 1305
Armatrading will be a star. 192
Arts must help strengthen city. 534
Assessing success: Birmingham's g g achievements in the 21st Century; In a follow-up to the vision report of 1999, Birmingham Forward has, this year, surveyed its members to what extent the business and professional services community feels the vision has been achieved and where the focus should lie for the next decade. The results of the survey, which was sponsored by Barclays, are as follows:. 590
Award-winning city g centre partnership; Jenny Inglis, City Centre Director, explains how Birmingham is demonstrating to the rest of the world how BIDs can work for a city. 479
Back on song; Husband and wife folk act Red Shoes are back after a 20-year hiatus thanks to their daughter - and a Fairport Convention legend. Andrew Coleman reports. 779
Beauty takes flight as winter melts away; NATUREWATCH. 440
Bednar plans to continue wincing. 309
Big-name clients go local with spending. 498
Birmingham business community luncheon. 92
Birmingham Future mentoring - and inspiring futures. 141
Birmingham g - city of y culture 2013; Advised in Birmingham - globally connected. 510
Birmingham Young Professional of the Year; celebrating 10 years of achievement in the city. 637
Birmingham's best-known homeless. 375
Blues out to erase recent Villa Park horror shows. 418
Building up to the World Cup. 93
Business and professional services with Advantage West Midlands; Richard Brennan, chief executive of Birmingham Forward, announces the launch of a new project to drive market development of Business and Professional Services (BPS) across the West Midlands after an eighteen month consultation process. 287
Business Awards. Company overview 1168
Business Partners Evening at Met Academy. 99
Cadbury employees break pounds 10,000 target for cancer campaign. 366
Cameron 'hypocrisy 'over visit to city. 200
Cecil staring into the abyss again. 971
Chambers opt for merger. 680
Channel challenge is on. 909
Charities get cash bonus with one click. 312
Charity lunch is odds-on win. 90
Circumstances key to lease negotiations; 14 LEASE ADVICE. 495
City baby boom school places crisis looming. 529
Clegg factor puts a spring in the Lib Dem's step. 703
College principal steps down - but questions remain. 255
Colmore Business District: achievements and plans. 516
Commemorating twenty years. 324
Commercial market gains momentum. 364
CONTENTS. 84
contents. 248
Could they hang together? Would a hung parliament really be a crisis for Britain? Chris Game looks at the possibilities. 1249
Council needs us to help the vulnerable. 459
Councillors fed up over savings. 499
Creative sector needs Simon Rattle's magic. 561
Cricket was Kenny's e Cricke Cr ket wa du ion. Obituary 355
Cuban revelation; At nearly 90, the ballet diva Alicia Alonso is a living legend - Donald Hutera talks to her as she brings her Ballet Nacional de Cuba to the region. 1012
Culture bid to build on city architect. 619
Demand exceeding supply in rental market. 118
Demi goes g in deep; New films reviewed by Graham Young and Roz Laws. 849
Directorship ban and fine for fuel tank firm boss. 314
Don't allow fallout to turn your job to ash. 542
Don't let greed hold you back. 424
Dorrans will be a Prem star - Jon. 1103
Dreams for the future - the city leaders of tomorrow. 374
Eastside well equipped to be'Whitehall of the north' Following Ian Smith's report published last month, the Chancellor has announced plans to relocate a further 15,000 civil service jobs from London in the next five years. Paul Marlow and John Dillon, from Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) in Birmingham, looks at why the Midlands should be in the running. 729
Extra pounds 3,700 could be key to house market. 1036
Fancy a job swap? 615
FBC helps college create teaching unit from ashes of company. 373
Fear for jobs lies at heart of suburban battlegrounds; A bitter battle is being waged among candidates for Birmingham's Selly Oak seat, writes Local Government Correspondent Neil Elkes. 1686
Fears for jobs as science staff are forced to merge. 520
Findings in malpractice probe delayed. 201
Firms back on road to getting goods moving. 322
Fitness fan Fiona goes on the run. 270
Follow a few clues and find an ancestor; FAMILY TREE. 376
Forget Twitter - how about a good old-fashioned hustings? 394
Forward in vision; From Highbury to Birmingham City 2000. 402
Friday's TV. 174
From birminghampost.net. 475
Fundraising for Birmingham - Future Foundation. 237
Future PM may not have a role in TV debates; Political Editor Jonathan Walker examines how a surge in Liberal Democrat support could change the election battle in the West Midlands. 835
GCSE guru helps fellow students. 156
Give them roots; Diane Parkes flicks through a new magazine designed to keep children healthy and active. 708
Goal-getting Gabby seeks Second City supremacy. 421
Godsiff can't distribute 'slur' leaflet. 205
Gone but not forgotten... 396
Goold to transform Black Country House in pounds 1m scheme. 333
Government legal action on Sats boycott. 104
Grade II mansion house set in stunning gardens; Annie Roberts turns green with envy as she pores over the glorious features of Llanerchydol Hall. 734
Green hot air must not go unchallenged. 505
Green shoots are held back by green standards; The rising cost of meeting ever increasing environmental standards for commercial properties will slow down the recovery, according to Adrian Aston from property and construction consultancy Wakemans. 819
Has March put a spring in the step for mortgage lenders? Council of Mortgage Lenders economist Paul Sarnter mulls over March's mortgage figures as r he explores how far the industry has come over the past 12 months: PROPERTY EXPERT. 308
HB&O making sweet music. 209
HBJ sent to Coventry for major housing regeneration scheme. 335
HCT Construction Consultants mark a year of growth. 119
High-end guitar shop moves to modern site. 286
Holiday home owners set for an extra break from the tax man; Deborah Allan, Tax Associate at Burgis & Bullock, has some great news for owners of holiday homes to a pounds 4,000-a-year tax break that has been re-introduced, following a pre-election deal. 217
Hotel du Vin manager who was attacked wins tribunal. 234
Hunt is on for Birmingham's graduate apprentice. 193
I've been Shanghaied... Automotive journalist Jason Craig has spent the week in g Shanghai getting an inside view of the Chinese Grand Prix in a trip organised by Coventry University. He explains why the erupting Icelandic volcano may not be such a bad thing. 753
In a soldier's shoes; dance interpreting the battlefield. Diane Parkes spoke to her. 1080
IN BRIEF...... 336
Innovation is key to success for the future; Business consultant KIERAN O'BRIEN looks at innovation, SMEs and the particular challenges they face in becoming innovative organisations. 884
Isabel embarks upon new challenge at Deloitte. 244
Island treasure; Alison Dayani enjoys the tranquil beauty and seafood delights of the small but perfectly formed Koster Islands. 827
j Not just a one trick pony; Clive Platman on the transformation of New Zealand n wine and its pursuit of the Holy Grail, pinot noir. 779
JAZZ A DIARY. 458
Jon takes over top spot at jewellers. 231
Jorvik centre style project could display Saxon Hoard. 323
Keeping on track for a bright future; Tucked away on an industrial estate at Smethwick, small engineering company Mamod Ltd is keeping its manufacturing output going and planning for the future in defiance of the recession. Tom Fleming reports. 596
KN stranded at Ash Lane; BACK OFF THE POST. 386
Launch of new BOMF Map. 105
Lawyers from Hammonds recently donated. 186
Little said to help industry. 389
Longdon Hall goes on the market. 262
Look before you leap. 1030
Mailbox sale a possibility. 1085
Make the best of a bad job. 354
Make your cash work harder for you. 369
Making a move for key players in property sector. 660
March figures - best for six months. 108
Market for 'big boxes' on the rise. 844
Market ripe for new opportunities; Calthorpe Estate is undoubtedly one of the jewels in Birmingham's crown, but that hasn't made it immune to the economic realities of the recent downturn. Editor Alun Thorne spoke to director of development Ralph Minott about the future of the estate - and that Aldi supermarket. 1150
Masshouse - a capital connection; While politicians are ever keen to minimise the effects of the 'north/south divide', does the debate need to commence in force about whether connecting London to Birmingham through high speed rail will help to combat the issue, questions Nick Payne from Masshouse Developments Ltd. 485
Maternity row rages as mums transferred. 600
Metro scheme could bite dust after election. 181
Michelin men roll in for great city taste fest. 785
Midland hero made into film. 197
Midlands foreign investment takes a back seat. 314
Midlands legal walk raises pounds 20k. 235
Minimise the cuts in funding. 661
Monday's TV. 163
MOVIES ON RELEASE. 820
NEC caterers cook up a deal with MPM. 465
New 'village' shop aimed at women. 304
New job for ex-Post editor. 195
New world order'in property. 633
Next stop Harborne for HCW. 366
Not sweet on 'Cadbury Law'. 340
Nurburgring package for meaty Lexus. 143
NYC culture is open all hours. 390
Observations and musings of a proud Brit soaking up the sights in America. 487
Office move for 180 employees. 154
Our job is not done; Sue Lewis gives her thoughts after a year as chair of Birmingham Forward. 206
Our passion for Birmingham; By Jackie Hendley, tax partner at KPMG and deputy chair of Birmingham Forward. 546
Patients at Birmingham St Mary's Hospice are enjoying a. 110
Peugeot goes all high-spec. 166
Plans to make Wolverhampton more than just another contender; 4 WOLVERHAMPTON: Stephen Catchpole, chief executive of WDC, explains how radical thinking is delivering growth to Wolverhampton. 968
postflickr. 157
Prime time for medical deal. 202
Prime time for office space; GVA director believes the glass is half full for the city's office market. 621
Q& A. 1202
Quality control; Ed Stephens drives the superb new BMW 5 Series across a mountain range with ease. 632
Questions from the frontline - who will care for our health? 2095
Ready to take on upturn in market. 268
Record amount of city-based projects make it onto awards shortlist. 246
Runway road diversion gets the go-ahead. 126
Saturday's TV. 181
SEAT's bull in the bonnet. 94
Sharing cultures is key to our children's future. 398
Silverware is the aim - Troughton. 364
Smith nurses shrinking Moseley back to rude health. 465
Speed is the key to continued Birmingham growth; Despite being tainted by funding concerns, the shock of the proposed site of the HS2 station and the uncertainty over how approval will be processed through Parliament, Lord Adonis' High Speed Rail Report was much welcome news to all those who have a stake in promoting Birmingham, according to GVA Grimley. Report 941
Stage is set for investors in Stratford-upon-Avon. 938
Stopping the overspending. 695
Sunday's TV. 168
than 40 spring The production [...]. 268
The big screen test. 824
The hamster exercise plan. 359
The issues on the street:. 423
The mother and two sisters [...]. 425
The patrons of 2010: their vision for the next 20 years; In the next 20 years, I believe that Birmingham should... 594
The peace and quiet. 208
The pop poet; He befriended the Beatles and is wary of Shakespeare. Lorne Jackson talks to Roger McGough about a love of n language - and upsetting the cultural establishment. 1590
The return of the Pimpernel; Food Critic Richard McComb tracks down a fugitive Frenchman - in a Kings Heath kitchen. 1109
The signs are promising for the Halesowen property market. 510
The South African charities on [...]. 438
The weather is global - but so is business. 426
Thirty new jobs at dementia care home. 411
Thursday's TV. 172
Tidy knot, tidy mind - just get up a bit earlier. 254
Tongan hero Taps up feisty Coventry. 353
Top chefs at spa hotel cook-off. 95
Trade mark search is a very hot topic. 395
Tranquil waters, tropical paradise; Tony Collins is staggered by the engineering majesty of the Panama Canal as it winds its way through the rain forest. 1583
Tuesday's TV. 166
Twenty years in the making; Some of the stories that hit the headlines during the last two decades. 1174
Twenty years of recruitment; Pertemps was one of the first sponsors of a City 2000 event back in 1990. Tim Jones, marketing manager at Pertemps, comments on the changes in professional services recruiting in the city over the last two decades. 539
Virtual sport is taking over. 851
Visitors hitting the shops. 523
Waiting for God. 976
We're back in business; Another successful MIPIM for Coventry has put it ahead of the game according to one of the region's leading property agents. Here, Jonathan Ottewell, associate at Savills, explains why Coventry's potential for growth should not be underestimated, and how the ambition that has driven the regeneration of the city to date demonstrates that Coventry means business. 608
Wednesday's TV. 159
What next for Birmingham's box of tricks? At the end of March, the recession claimed another major property scalp. Birmingham Development Company, the developer behind The Mailbox and The Cube, called in administrators after failing to reach a financing agreement with Lloyds Banking Group. The news sent shockwaves through the property community. Martin Guest, managing director of CB Richard Ellis in Birmingham, gives his take on the story. Letter to the editor 719
What's in store for pensions post-election? Ian Hill, pension technical manager at Torquil Clark, assesses the pension issues that need addressing by the new government. 739
Would a change of government be bad for the markets? Chris Jones, wealth manager at Torquil Clark, analyses how the result of the General Election could affect the markets. 771
y g Do you recognise this landmark building? 168
Young at heart; Bromsgrove Festival is 50 years old but its spirit remains as youthful and fresh as ever. Christopher Morley reports y. 873
Young winner moving onwards and upwards; In the latest in our series about previous winners of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year, Sonya Bell spoke to Anthony McCourt. 1558

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