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Villa
Villa still have more questions than answers 

19 Aug 18

Dave Woodhall talks about events at Villa Park, and mentions a 1-1 draw with Ipswich.


Business
Alternative path for A level students to consider 

16 Aug 18

Award-winning Birmingham engineer urges young people to consider apprenticeships on results days.


Blog food
Beware of the Dogs on National Burger Day 

16 Aug 18

Jane Yates talks about meat-free alternatives.


Blog food
300 whiskies at Midlands Whisky Festival 2018 

15 Aug 18

Sixty distilleries to exhibit at unique event.


Blog food
Wine, dine and Maribel 

14 Aug 18

Get a seat at the table for Maribel Restaurant’s first wine dinner.


Villa
Villa un-Huished 

14 Aug 18

Villa beat Yeovil 1-0 in the League Cup round one, with Dave Woodhall commenting on proceedings.


Blog feature
UK’s largest jewellery-making store launched at Jewellery Quarter 

14 Aug 18

Cooksongold to mark its 100th anniversary with new opening.


Blog music
Still let down by the Stereophonics 

13 Aug 18

David Wilson takes up the story of the welsh band and the weather.


Business
Construction students get funding from industry body 

13 Aug 18

Donation from National Federation of Builders will help improve learning.


Blog music
Blues times two 

12 Aug 18

Another night of good rocking comes to the Robin.


Business
Acclaim for Longbridge redevelopment 

12 Aug 18

Cofton Grange named one of the UK’s Best Regeneration Projects.


Villa
Substance over style at Villa Park 

12 Aug 18

Dave Woodhali on a packed Villa Park, a last- minute winner and heroes old and new.


Blog food
Tap-ing on heaven’s door 

10 Aug 18

A visit to the Tap & Tandoor, Solihull.


Business
Midlands building society appointing Member Council 

10 Aug 18

New council will influence West Brom’s strategy.


Blog music
Announcing Kenilworth Arts Festival 2018 

10 Aug 18

Prize-winning novelists and acclaimed international musicians dominate third festival.


Blog food
Birmingham graduate opens city’s first Indonesian coffee shop 

9 Aug 18

Visa programme aids unique venture.


Blog food
National Burger Day at Tom’s Kitchen 

9 Aug 18

New creations to mark the occasion.


Blog comment
Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Young People’s Role in the Political Climate 

9 Aug 18

A comment piece by West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street.


Blog comment
And if we tolerate this… 

9 Aug 18

It’s time Britain’s media began treating racism in the Conservative Party as seriously as it does racism in the Labour Party says Steve Beauchampé.


Blog food
Return of the Curry King 

9 Aug 18

City’s top chefs sign up to battle for the title Curry King of Birmingham 2018.


Blog music
Changes to Shiiine On festival 

9 Aug 18

New venue and additions to line-up.


Blog food
Birmingham goes Deolali for new restaurant 

8 Aug 18

Moseley restaurants opens after pop-up success.


Cricket
Edgbaston Calling 

8 Aug 18

Richard Nevin looks back on a day at the recent test match.


Business
Making a mountain from Ant Hill 

7 Aug 18

Birmingham recruitment firms join forces.


Villa
Opening up 

6 Aug 18

Villa kicked off the season with a 3-1 win at Hull.


Blog music
The Scene-ic route 

6 Aug 18

Steve Cradock, Ocean Colour Scene mainstay, has a few words.


Blog food
New independent restaurant to open at Mailbox 

3 Aug 18

Third local outlet for family business.


Event
Matilda at the Birmingham Hippodrome: ‘…faultless, a delight…’ 

3 Aug 18

                    Richard Lutz takes his pew for a five star performance of the hit musical There was a little girl sitting to my right as we watched the RSC production of Matilda now halfway through its two month Birmingham run.


Blog music
Return of Marley reprised 

2 Aug 18

Bringing the music of Bob Marley to Birmingham.


Business
Polluting cars “a problem for all” – travel firm 

2 Aug 18

Clean Air Zone proposals lead to investment in greener vehicles.


Blog music
Cure Leukaemia and Steve Bull Foundation link up 

1 Aug 18

Charities to host legendary soul singer in fundraiser.


Blog music
UK’s favourite Aussie heartthrob is heading to Birmingham 

1 Aug 18

Chance to meet celeb in exclusive setting.


Blog music
Simply the Best 

1 Aug 18

Tina Turner tribute coming to Bromsgrove.


Blog music
34 jazz festivals – and counting 

1 Aug 18

Birmingham’s longest-running music festival comes to a successful end.


Blog feature
Birmingham Fashion Festival 2018 – call for participants 

31 Jul 18

Festival returns to city after successful 2017 debut.


Blog food
Your passport to paradise this National Rum Day 

31 Jul 18

Mark the occasion in style at Malmaison.


Events
Light House launches campaign to stay open 

31 Jul 18

Support builds as Wolverhampton’s cultural hub faces fight for survival.


Blog music
Weaving a spell 

28 Jul 18

Talking with the multi-faceted musician Jane Weaver.


Blog comment
Sir Howard interviews totally honest Prez Trump 

27 Jul 18

Kim Jong Un With new allegations that Donald Trump is economic with the truth, our diplomatic editor Sir Howard Elston quizzes the US boss SIR HOWARD: Mr President, welcome to my studios.


Blog music
University holds first ever results festival 

27 Jul 18

Music festival to celebrate A-level results day.


Business
Comic discovers the best of Birmingham 

26 Jul 18

Videos aimed at inspiring people to get more from their weekends away.


Villa
New broom walking 

25 Jul 18

Dave Woodhall on hectic days at Villa Park and a less than frantic friendly at Bescot.


Blog music
Hot jazz 

24 Jul 18

Festival singer’s escape from blazing car.


Blog music
Rising Birmingham band join city festival bill 

24 Jul 18

Ivory Wave join the line-up for Shiiine On: Birmingham.


Business
Clear view for Sandwell Business Awards 

23 Jul 18

Glazing firm recognized for level of skills training.


Business
West Midlands in final three for Channel 4 

23 Jul 18

Region shortlisted in bid to home television company headquarters.


Business
Black Country councils’ assistance for small business recognised 

23 Jul 18

Councils shine at awards for Small Business Friendliness.


Blog food
Experience a Taste of the Mailbox this August 

22 Jul 18

Festival aims to highlight the best of Birmingham food.


Blog comment
Irish stew…and a bit of Trump too 

20 Jul 18

Open Irish border Richard Lutz sums up another whacko week Let’s begin with Theresa May’s visit today (Friday) to Northern Ireland.


Business
Digital engagement campaign as part of Channel 4 Bid 

20 Jul 18

New way to share online views on the West Midlands’ Channel 4 HQ bid.


Events
Independent Wolverhampton cinema becomes community award winner 

19 Jul 18

Warning about Light House’s future as venue celebrates.


Blog food
The Lion roars 

18 Jul 18

Finding a welcome retreat from shopping and sightseeing in the Oxfordshire countryside.


Blog comment
Street meets Khan in transport summit 

18 Jul 18

Mayors welcome deal for knowledge sharing between West Midlands and London.


Blog music
Ocean Colour Scene to play Wolverhampton racecourse 

18 Jul 18

Race night for legendary Brummie band.


Blog food
RAF Museum ready for food festival 

17 Jul 18

Flypast and street food on the menu at Cosford next weekend.


Villa
One moment in time 

17 Jul 18

Dave Woodhall on Villa and the World Cup.


Business
Charity boost to homeless fight 

17 Jul 18

Enterprise Rent-A-Car donates £6,000 to West Midlands Homelessness Task Force.


Blog food
Schools showcase healthy eating 

17 Jul 18

Birmingham pupils showcase their passion for healthy eating, cooking and growing.


Business
Warning about building site danger ahead of school holidays 

16 Jul 18

Students learn site safety after visit from St.


Blog music
Birmingham Jazz at the JQ Festival 2018 

16 Jul 18

Double header to mark Jewellery Quarter festival.