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Business
West Midlands property market shows growth despite Brexit fears 

26 May 17

Survey reveals positive outlook for the regional property market.


Baggies
Hawthorns Halt 

25 May 17

Terry Wills talks about Albion and the end of a season.


Business
Free workshop for West Midlands musicians 

25 May 17

New series of UK-wide events for musicians and songwriters visits Birmingham.


Business
Work begins on M42 industrial site 

25 May 17

Hodgetts accelerate infrastructure programme at Tamworth distribution hub.


Business
Vocational learning in the spotlight 

25 May 17

The West Midlands’ best apprentices revealed.


Business
Dragon’s din 

22 May 17

Brindleyplace prepares to paint the town red in aid of Cure Leukaemia.


Business
Passport to Employment receives national recognition 

19 May 17

Recognition for Black Country training project.


Blog food
Get baking for Brum 

19 May 17

Birmingham City Mission asks supporters to hold a cake sale in June.


Baggies
Hawthorns faltering 

18 May 17

Terry Wills write about Albion, two defeats and a final fling.


Business
ICC Champions Trophy in Birmingham 

18 May 17

ICC celebrates cricket in the heart of the city.


Villa
London Midland to name train after Graham Taylor 

18 May 17

Rail company honour former Villa and England manager.


Blog food
Waste coffee collection launched in Birmingham 

17 May 17

Aim to save businesses money and cut CO2 emissions.


Blog comment
General Election 2017 – Corbyn goes on the attack 

16 May 17

Labour leader says he’s not a pacifist and runs down cameraman to prove it.


Villa
Trying not to look back in anger 

14 May 17

Dave Woodhall looks back with little fondness at Villa in 2016-17.


Blog music
Double header for Artrix 

12 May 17

Showchoir to share the limelight with Brit Award winners.


Business
New development for city centre 

11 May 17

Loft-style residential development in Birmingham’s business district now complete.


Blog music
One of a kind 

9 May 17

Stephen Pennell watches another night of Birmingham musical magic.


Villa
From start to finish 

7 May 17

Dave Woodhall watches the Villa Park season end with a 1-1 draw against Brighton.


Blog comment
Fightin’ words 

7 May 17

Will Mapplebeck is on the election trail to boredom Stories.


Blog music
One-handed hops and dizzying spins 

4 May 17

UK’s biggest festival of hip hop dance comes to Birmingham.


Business
Global finance firm create 100 jobs in city centre 

4 May 17

Birmingham business base continues to expand.


Blog music
Lichfield Festival strikes Gold 

3 May 17

Singing legend announced as patron of major regional arts festival.


Blog comment
General Election 2017 – The no policies policy 

2 May 17

Aside from a couple taken from other parties, do the Conservative’s have any policies asks Steve Beauchampé? Has the Prime Minster turned into a parrot? I only ask because despite leading the country that gave to the world the rich and eloquent …


Villa
The magnificent seven 

30 Apr 17

Villa’s final away game of the season saw a one-nil defeat at Blackburn.


Blog comment
The mayoral election and where to make your mark 

28 Apr 17

Advice on where to find your local polling station published.


Blog food
Just eat… and drink 

28 Apr 17

Independent food producers and the convenience store trade came to the NEC this week.


Business
West Midlands Growth Company established to promote region 

28 Apr 17

New company to co-ordinate business and tourism assets to secure investment from around the world.


Baggies
Top half beckons 

28 Apr 17

Terry Wills talks about Albion’s prospects for the rest of the season.


Blog food
Deadline for food awards is today 

28 Apr 17

Chance to recognise the region’s leading food and drink establishments.


Blog food
Shipston hotel named best pub in Warwickshire 

28 Apr 17

County award sees recognition as part of anniversary celebration.


Blog music
Tommy rocks into Birmingham 

28 Apr 17

Classic rock opera reborn for a new generation.


Blog food
The Eagle still flies 

27 Apr 17

Dave Woodhall on the end of an era in Birmingham pub culture.


Blog comment
The Mayoral Race: Hustings Heaven 

26 Apr 17

Sion Simon Richard Lutz joins the throng to listen to the six  candidates for West Midlands mayor My, my, my.


Blog comment
Letting Jeremy be Jeremy might be a bad idea 

26 Apr 17

Will Mapplebeck wonders aloud  about Jezza and his inability to find the killer comment In case you haven’t heard, there’s an election on.


Business
West Midlands manufacturers urged to have their say 

26 Apr 17

National Manufacturing Barometer aims to show state of British industry.


Blog food
Spring into summer at Brindleyplace 

26 Apr 17

New arrivals at city leisure complex.


Blog comment
General Election Week One: Where are the Tories? 

25 Apr 17

Steve Beauchampé reviews the campaign’s opening week.


Villa
The pits 

25 Apr 17

Andy Munro comments on Blues’ defeat at Villa Park and their future prospects.


Villa
Cometh the hour… 

23 Apr 17

Dave Woodhall enjoys Villa’s 1-0 win over Blues.


Blog comment
The queen is dead 

21 Apr 17

Steve Beauchampé woke up on Tuesday morning and thought the Queen had died.


Blog comment
First mayoral election postal ballot papers go out 

21 Apr 17

Electoral packs sent out ahead of inaugural vote.


Business
Quillow talk 

21 Apr 17

Local company shortlisted for national award.


Business
Leading entrepreneur urges West Midlands businesses to start exporting 

21 Apr 17

Series of events aims to boost region’s global reach.


Business
John Lewis Partnership begins support for local disabled college 

21 Apr 17

New tie-up aims to support charity and strengthen community links.


Business
Going for a song? 

20 Apr 17

It’s the annual Record Store Day on Saturday.


Business
Leisure centre opportunities for local businesses 

20 Apr 17

Birmingham suppliers and contractors in meet the buyer event hosted by website.


Business
Warning for High Street estate agents 

20 Apr 17

“Adapt, shape up – or be left behind.


Blog music
Birmingham music college announces Principal 

20 Apr 17

Open day aims to showcase opportunities for students.


Blog music
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group announces new events 

20 Apr 17

Family-friendly event at the heart of programme.


Blog music
Imelda Can 

19 Apr 17

Simon Hale is impressed by the new album from singer Imelda May.


Villa
We regret to announce… 

17 Apr 17

Monday afternoon saw Villa lose their second game of the Easter programme.


Blog comment
Eternal happiness, dear leader 

17 Apr 17

As tensions rise over North Korea, Steve Beauchampé reports from inside a state seemingly on a perpetual war footing.


Villa
Between the lines 

16 Apr 17

Dave Woodhall watches Villa’s unbeaten run end with a 3-1 defeat at home to Reading.


Blog music
‘Bout my generation 

14 Apr 17

The Who were in town again this week.


Blog music
Ladies sing the blues 

14 Apr 17

Local singer on the bill for triple extravaganza.


Business
Successful launch of Black Country Skills Factory courses 

14 Apr 17

Aim to address the region’s skills gap.


Business
Digital Test Hub concept challenging offshore testing 

14 Apr 17

Customer demand leads to Birmingham opening.


Blog music
The Postman Poet in Birmingham 

13 Apr 17

Recognition for Victorian poet.


Baggies
Entries wanted for hospice golf day 

13 Apr 17

Former West Brom star supports Birmingham St Mary’s corporate fundraiser.


Business
Business community promotes shuttle bus for employees 

13 Apr 17

Public transport commuting encouraged.