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Articles from The Birmingham Post (England) (November 24, 2011)

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Title Author Type Words
'Ello, 'ello, 'ello - what's going on 'ere, then? 928
'Technology moves on but journalism will always survive'. 770
A 'Boris' for Birmingham? Not a chance; viewpoint. 438
A Chinese adventure; English diners are more prepared to be daring in their choices Go on - treat yourself to chicken feet and fried tripe, says Food Critic Richard McComb. 932
A fantastic team with real strength and depth. 2047
A leading force in the West Midlands. 2094
A New Year's Revolution is just what the region needs. 429
A not-so little acorn; This bungalow in Earlswood is a deceptively spacious property, featuring modern styling throughout and even a swimming pool, writes Alison Jones. 457
A noted international firm. 1431
A team widely known for strength in serious crime. 733
A tough road but there's real cause for optimism. 925
A wonderful rural setting; owners Annie and David Kerr. Alison Jones spoke to the couple to discover more about the property. 699
Accountants in deal to take over mortgage broker. 334
Airport in row with CBI over London expansion. 874
Another of our great industries up in smoke. 383
Arts cuts threaten'dumbing down'. 812
asktheexperts. 1999
Battered, never bettered. 1032
Birmingham Business Breakfast Club. 276
Birmingham Business Focus. 134
Blind inspiration. 178
Bold move for the city; All eyes will fall on Birmingham next year as the city again hosts its renowned International Dance Festival, writes Diane Parkes. 849
Brad's fleshing out his commitment to quality; Interview: Brad Pitt. 858
Business: We need a plan for growth, Mr Osborne; The region's business leaders give their views on what they would like to see in next week's Autumn Statement. 1811
Call to push forward high speed plans. 360
Celebrate the difference... 394
Chamberlain Awards 2011. 125
City 'outperforms rivals' with office leasing activity. 627
City firm leads distribution MBO. Company overview 209
City should look within - not to others; viewpoint. 269
City to roll out next generation of broadband. 559
Classical. 1662
Classical; CD releases. 137
Contentious insolvency - more than just number crunching. 481
CONTENTS. 171
Cooks collapse sees jobs axed as bakeries in Midlands close. 468
D'Oliveira tale a must-read; BOOKREVIEW. 315
Dancing with fame; Iranian comedian Omid Djalili prefers to keep his comedy for the stage... not the supermarket, he tells Roz Laws. 847
December is pivotal period for us - Dan. 442
Distressed investing to play important role in business growth; The economic crisis has resulted in the emergence of a new investor community. Will Wright, director within KPMG's restructuring team in Birmingham, looks at the role of distressed investors. 345
Economic recovery will take six years - Hutton. 1144
Encouraging interest in opera. 747
End the rhetoric on youth jobs; viewpoint. 431
England's 'best chippie' destroyed by fraudsters. 1008
Equistone commits to long g term growth in the Midlands. 661
Expect the unexpected; Jon Perks enjoys the slower pace of life in Mayenne, a part of France often overlooked in favour of its neighbours Brittany and Normandy. 1014
Family's big plan to make historic house a home once more; Few thought Hawthorn House, a former library and council office, would ever be returned to its glory days as family home. But that is exactly what its new owners have planned for the historic mansion. Neil Elkes reports. 811
Film prompts praise for city lawyers' zeal. 724
Financial adviser to join team taking on the might of Everest. 265
Finding new roots; An inner city garden centre is helping people with mental health difficulties plant seeds of hope, writes Diane Parkes. 649
First deal for Taylor's new firm. 414
Flying high once more after a hard landing; Lorne Jackson talks to Birmingham Royal Ballet's principal dancer, Robert Parker, about why he ditched the stage to train as a commercial pilot - and why he made a return. 1692
For investors who favour bricks and mortar. 473
For Pete's sake, what's going on - Hodgson. 313
Ford relishing his chance to make a mark at new Bees; BRIANDICK. 442
Forget gender, just pick best candidate; viewpoint. 325
French sniff out victory at champion cheese award. 222
Funding brings good korma to restaurant. 221
Funding options for strong manufacturers. 575
George between rock and hard place; COMMENT. 558
Going from strength to strength. 1286
Groundbreaking online teacher training course; Advertisement feature. 213
Growth fund operation takes on 10-year lease at city office. 220
Hard shell with a soft centre... She takes few prisoners as a culinary judge on television, but Roz Laws finds Monica Galetti to be charming - even after a trip to the dentist. 758
HIGHLIGHTS. 237
Holiday highlights; Alison Jones takes a look at a selection of seasonal products. 678
Hollywood's primary primate; He is the film industry's go-to gorilla... now animal movement director Peter Elliot is working with a Birmingham theatre group, writes Diane Parkes. 1599
Homage paid to forces as firm reveals name change. 442
Hospital care second to none; viewpoint. 248
Hot tubbing; Sat Plaha, partner and head of forensic services at BDO LLP in Birmingham, delves into the world of hot tubbing. 766
Hotel 'to open before Christmas' on office development. 280
Housing plan given a cautious welcome. 589
HQ investment reaping rewards for F1 supplier. 493
HS2 could hit buffers in new downturn, says network chief. 773
Hunt for buyer to get Nightingale on its feet again. 784
I won't pile pressure on Herd says Villa boss. 409
In-depth and respected. 520
INSIDE. 123
IPOs remain attractive exit for PE firms. 1033
It feels just like Zoltan has never been away. 630
It's a busy life at family law firm. 410
It's mild now but birds will need us soon; Nature Notes. 370
Jazz Diary. 553
Jazz; CD releases. 159
Job boost from plans. 112
Key agencies join forces to promote city from new hub; EXCLUSIVE. 748
Leading players. 1313
Legal firm hits pounds 1bn of deals in six months. 254
Legal round up. 709
Little conviction from firms about working jail plan. 741
Local sides are in peril; PAULRAYMER. 305
Made-up; Shimmer eye pencils. 136
Make or break time for UK as business pleads for tax breaks. 1057
Many strings to his bow; The director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra is keen to expand its repertoire far beyond the purely classical realm, writes Christopher Morley. 818
Markets should be part of region's grand plans. 1173
McLeish was the right choice maintains Lerner. 602
Meet the Midlands team of Equistone Partners Europe; The Equistone Partners Europe team in Birmingham includes three well-known faces on the Midlands private equity scene. 908
Members of staff at BHSF [...]. 104
Michelin unveils pounds 50m investment. 139
Middle aged also tossed onto jobs scrap heap. 380
Mose have lot of work left to do. 951
mothers love _ a makeover; Zoe Chamberlain speaks to the ultimate yummy mummies - the Midland mums who have had top makeovers with style icon Caryn Franklin. 523
Movies on release. 1123
MP shines light on inspirational 'forgotten' Bright. 776
MP's conscience and conviction still remains a Bright beacon for our time. 769
Murphy is hoping for an extended run. 321
New challenge for city agent. 194
New director makes return to firm. 202
New hope for railway station name change. 256
Non-UK sales boost Hill & Smith. 288
One of the leading practices. 1380
Opportunity knocks (again) for venture capital? Jon Gill, an Associate at Eversheds LLP, the international law firm, specialising in venture capital and private equity, considers the future of venture capital in 2012. Jon is currently on secondment to Barclays Ventures, the private equity division of Barclays Bank. 1046
Outstanding team. 1091
PE-backed firms setting pace despite downturn; Private equity-backed companies have outperformed both listed and private businesses during the recession. Is this sustainable? Prof Mike Wright from CMBOR, and Nick Wilson from CMRC report. 911
Perfect books for Christmas; Richard Edmonds looks at six tomes which could make ideal presents. 979
Pitt and Hill are right on the money; Graham Young and Roz Laws review the latest films. 1339
Plant now and branch out later; Garden Watch. 463
Pop; CD releases. 153
postflickr. 110
pounds 12m invested as IM gets to work on supermarket. 608
Preparing for the Paxman challenge; What does it take to win a place on a University Challenge team? Education Correspondent Kat Keogh joins University of Birmingham students as they audition for the next series. 942
Private equity is showing strength in uncertain times; Martin Cordey, Director, Midlands, Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Acquisition Finance. 503
Private equity will form part of growth solutions; For some people, private equity has played a role in the economic difficulties. However, as Neil Meredith, corporate finance partner at KPMG in Birmingham explains, it has a role to play in the recovery. 563
Prize serves as reminder. 417
Property strategy vital for growing businesses; By Louisa Jakeman, commercial property specialist at Solihull and Birmingham lawyers Williamson & Soden. 486
Pub group M&B back in black; A round up of the most popular stories from the past week at birminghampost.net. 1086
Quiz of the Day. 166
Rachel has the recipe for success; Celebrity chef Rachel Allen talks to Alison Jones about the perils of live cooking and her love of food. 910
Reasons why strike action is unavoidable; Trade unionists will to take part in a day of action on November 30. Gerard Coyne, West Midlands regional secretary of union Unite, explains why. 419
Regions will lead the recovery, boss warns. 352
Replacement for Tata announced. 212
Research and development relief - are you missing out? David Hillan, tax partner at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, looks at this valuable tax relief. 529
Retirement is the time to get out and start shopping. 869
RNIB benefits from collection. 105
Ruling leaves social services in the red. 505
Sanctuary gets cash from leap. 150
Secondary buyout market set to continue as key route for exit. 808
Shareholder disputes; Laurence Mills, director of forensic services at BDO LLP, discusses the rise of boardroom fall outs. 544
Slippers from bras a perfect fit. 247
Snippets. 291
Space and an extra wow factor at Graham Lodge. 271
Stears KO gives someone a chance - Berra. 305
Strike action 'will cost the region pounds 9m'. 260
Submit your entry to this year's"property Oscars". 249
Successfully heading for the exit door; Will IPO and M&A activity increase in 2012 and overcoming obstacles to a successful exit? Tim Lake, Corporate Associate in DLA Piper's Bimringham office, reports. 921
T'is the season for payday loans? Jeremy Gates looks at the nation's money issues and investigates whether payday loans are a boon or blight. 1061
Taking stock of lending options to fund growth. 481
Tax breaks encourage private company investment; By Lucas Markou, partner at accountants and business advisors Jerroms LLP. 531
Taxi firm brings in finance chief. 124
Tenant checks are not optional extra, says NLA; PROPERTYEXPERT. 317
The benefits - and pitfalls of festivities. 391
The current status of the MBO market; By Darren Hodson, assistant director, Corporate Finance, Deloitte. 626
The forgotten poet; John Cornfield was champion of the poor and a man ahead of his time, yet his life ended so tragically, writes Chris Upton A rare and unusual voice... certainly not one heard often around the table of Poor Law guardians. 919
The future should still be Bright for MPs; COMMENT. 204
The ones to watch for the coming year; Andy Tupholme, Partner, Gresham Private Equity, examines what sectors of the UK business economy could benefit from private equity funds in 2012. 848
Time to celebrate the art of unfollowing. 355
Titanic cutlery firm to recreate pieces to mark centenary. 317
Tourism 'revolution' promises Olympic pot of gold for city. 787
Treatment table; It all begins with a drop of H2O. 350
Tributes paid after 3D games innovator dies. Obituary 540
Tributes paid for former IMI chief. Obituary 314
Value versus price; Is a company's listed share price a reliable indicator of value? BDO Valuations Director, Paul McKeown, investigates. 421
Vision of the future unveiled at junior school. 209
We are on track with project - Trollope. 400
We hate losing as much as fans - Fabian. 292
We must learn to kill games off - Hughton. 573
We're entering a crucial phase in the PE cycle. 749
We're leading the field; National law firm Mills & Reeve has more teams ranked as leaders in their field than any other top UK law firm, according to the latest edition of Chambers UK. Guy Hinchley, managing partner at the firm, gives his view on the impressive result. 480
Wedding plans at expanded centre. 121
Who is Dave Gorman? He's 40, recently married and has finally solved the Rubik's Cube. Roz Laws meets the man who presents his comedy very clearly. 816
Why the sums continue to add up for City. 898
Win tickets to BBC Good Food Show; Competition. 188
Wind in its sails; Renault has created an exciting little sportscar with a big heart, writes Edward Stephens. 588
Winter warmers; Gadgets. 396
Wolves have real chance; DAVIDMYERS. 334
Worcester's Jones tries to keep up with himself. 392

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