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Council leader says cash crisis not behind plan to sell NEC group

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore insisted the authority’s cash crisis was NOT behind the decision to sell the NEC Group.

NEC boss Paul Thandi in drive to forge new links between business and schools

SOLIHULL businesses are being asked to ‘step up to the mark’ in a drive to improve links between the world of work and local schools and colleges.

Barlcaycard signs five year deal with NEC at Solihull

• Five year sponsorship to provide an enriched payment experience for customers

Villages v city in the fight over HS2

REPORTER David Irwin continues his walk along the proposed route of HS2 through the borough.

Spinning Roulette wheel

Thumbs up for Solihull casino

A £120 million super casino and leisure complex is a step closer to opening on land at the NEC

Casino plan unveiled

AMBITIOUS plans to build a leisure and casino complex at the NEC site would create over 1,000 jobs.

Solihull Council joins Go-HS2 to promote high speed rail link

Key players from the West Midlands private and public sectors have joined forces to launch a powerful consortium in support of the proposed high speed rail link between Birmingham and London.

Shirley matters

THE revised plans for the new Heart of Shirley are set to pose the first big planning test of Solihull’s new Lib Dem/Labour administration.

City of Culture support

SOLIHULL has agreed to back Birmingham’s bid to become the UK’s first City of Culture.

Thandi tops poll for most Power

  • BBC

PAUL Thandi - chief executive of the NEC Group - has been named the most influential person in the West Midlands.

MPs want the fast track

THE two borough MPs have added their voices to calls for high-speed trains from London to stop at Birmingham International station.

Borough in battle with Birmingham over high speed rail link

THE two borough MPs have added their voices to calls for high-speed trains from London to stop at Birmingham International station.

To the manor reborn - Hampton Manor opens for business as upmarket hotel

HISTORIC Hampton Manor - once one of the grandest residences in the Solihull area - has entered an exciting new era as a conference centre and hotel.

More than 100 jobs at risk at the NEC Group

A SLUMP in revenue from exhibitions following the economic downturn has put more than 100 jobs in the NEC Group at risk.

So much to look forward to – despite all the gloom

PAUL Thandi, the chief executive of the NEC Group has been elected president of Solihull Chamber of Commerce.

Birmingham International Airport runway extension gets provisional go-ahead

SOLIHULL Council is poised to approve plans to extend the runway at Birmingham International Airport.


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