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Blog comment
Car crash politics 

23 Sep 17

Will Mapplebeck fishes for the best politico-tv on the box.


Blog food
Plans revealed for new Selfridges restaurant 

22 Sep 17

San Carlo unveils exclusive designs for Birmingham opening.


Blog food
Chocival back for sweet second year 

22 Sep 17

Eat, drink and get covered in the stuff.


Business
Midland Heart boss makes the cut 

22 Sep 17

Housing charity director on ‘most influential’ list.


Blog comment
Media Awards: Eight battle it out for Midlands Newspaper of the Year 

21 Sep 17

Newcomer of the Year is the most hotly-contested category of this year’s Midlands Media Awards, with 26 entries received from media students and trainee reporters.


Business
Retirement Village opens at Longbridge 

20 Sep 17

Charity expand operations onto former car factory site.


Blog food
Cooking lessons with top Asian chef 

19 Sep 17

Anita launches Tiffin Tuesdays.


Villa
Senses and perspective 

17 Sep 17

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s 3-0 win at Barnsley, and some important stuff.


Blog music
Robin, rocking 

15 Sep 17

There’s a varied line-up at the Robin 2 over the next week or so.


Business
West Midlands companies losing out on tax savings – claim 

15 Sep 17

Taxation specialist warns region’s businesses are failing to take advantage of scheme.


Business
New Mailbox appointment aims to boost communication 

15 Sep 17

High-end retail complex appoints RileyRaven as Lead Creative Agency.


Business
Birmingham rises higher 

13 Sep 17

Topping out of one of the tallest residential buildings in the city centre.


Villa
In the bleak midautumn 

12 Sep 17

Villa draw 0-0 again, this time with Middlesbrough.


Blog comment
Blues for a forgotten crooner 

12 Sep 17

Richard Lutz catalogues another week that was..


Villa
That’s entertainment 

10 Sep 17

Villa struggled to a goalless draw at home to Brentford on Saturday.


Baggies
London Midland scores extended partnership with Albion Foundation 

6 Sep 17

Train company strengthens sporting community links.


Blog comment
Organisations urged to access funding to develop skills base 

5 Sep 17

Funds worth £26.8 million on offer to support skills and learning development across Greater Birmingham & Solihull.


Blog music
September at Artix 

4 Sep 17

A month in the life of a Bromsgrove arts centre.


Villa
Let the action begin. Again. 

3 Sep 17

Dave Woodhall talks about Villa’s start to the season and the end of the transfer window.


Blog music
Levi’s expand music programme into Birmingham 

1 Sep 17

Clothing giant announces partnership with Birmingham artist.


Blog food
Birmingham Fit and Fed ends at the Glebe 

1 Sep 17

Programme to combat holiday hunger feeds 369 children during school holidays.


Blog food
Bilash restaurant celebrates 35 years in Wolverhampton 

1 Sep 17

Putting Wolverhampton on the national curry map for four decades.


Business
Oldest clubs in Birmingham join forces 

31 Aug 17

Two of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in Birmingham are linking up.


Blog comment
Don’t follow the money 

30 Aug 17

With a new term about to begin, it’s time for a poser:  Why do people become politicians, asks Westminster pundit Will Mapplebeck  Well, first off, It’s not the money.


Business
Commonwealth Games 2022 – Going beyond the sport 

29 Aug 17

A host of recent announcements from both Birmingham and Liverpool.


Business
Boost for region’s business investment 

29 Aug 17

British Business Bank launches first £120 million tranche of Midlands Engine Investment Fund.


Blog comment
Director of strategy appointed at West Midlands Combined Authority 

28 Aug 17

Latest arrival will help develop regional devolution.


Business
City of London Police investigation leads to local convictions 

28 Aug 17

Five West Midlands people sentenced for leaking customer data.


Villa
A swing to the right 

27 Aug 17

Dave Woodhall talks about Villa’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City and their latest transfer deals.


Blog food
September to hot up at Brindleyplace 

25 Aug 17

Brindleyplace takes it to the extreme at this year’s Chilli Festival.


Blog music
Property rock night to support charity bike ride 

25 Aug 17

Cancer charity will benefit from Asia expedition.


Business
Staff expansion at East Midlands Airport 

25 Aug 17

New look Aviation Development Team dressed for success.


Blog music
Prestige music college offers scholarship 

24 Aug 17

Academy of Contemporary Music Production Scholarship details announced.


Business
Public procurement special breakfast event with FinditinWorcestershire 

23 Aug 17

Networking event to place emphasis on public sector investment.


Villa
Villa have plenty in reserve 

22 Aug 17

Villa eased into the League Cup third round against Wigan.


Blog food
Marco Pierre White launches in Meriden 

21 Aug 17

Latest outlet for celebrity chef.


Villa
Can we play you every week? 

20 Aug 17

Dave Woodhall enjoys an afternoon at Villa Park for a change.


Blog comment
That was the week that was: dental woes, a hungry list and Twitter lies 

18 Aug 17

Richard Lutz charts another 7 days in this crazy old goofy world What is it about a person with only one front tooth? One of mine fell out and, for tedious dental reasons, I had to go through this week with that gap in my face.


Business
London Midland gives back to the Prince’s Trust 

18 Aug 17

Bumper year for staff engagement allows train company to make significant donation to charity.


Blog food
Down in Black and White 

16 Aug 17

Hospitality firm raises £53,000 for charity with epic cycle ride.


Villa
There must be a positive somewhere 

15 Aug 17

Dave Woodhall is a witness to Villa’s defeat at Reading.


Business
Finding it in Birmingham 

15 Aug 17

Opportunity for property developers to work with council.


Blog music
More reasons to be cheerful 

11 Aug 17

Talking to Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company, who are presenting the musical based on the life of singer Ian Dury.


Sport
An evening with Barry McGuigan 

11 Aug 17

Birmingham date for legendary Irish boxer.


Blog food
Breakfasting with the Bard 

10 Aug 17

Discovering a Bard-worthy gem in Stratford-upon-Avon.


Villa
We’re on the march with… 

9 Aug 17

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s 2-1 League Cup win at Colchester.


Blog music
Death of a songman 

9 Aug 17

Richard Lutz offers background on the life of Glen Campbell who died this week, aged  81 In the winter of 64/65, the rising stars of rock The Beach Boys toured the States.


Blog music
Barnt Green Buskers take to the stage 

9 Aug 17

Local community festival announces line-up.


Baggies
Football play hits iPlayer 

9 Aug 17

Stadium, featuring local football fans, now available to watch on BBC iplayer.


Blog food
San Carlo to open new Birmingham venture 

8 Aug 17

Italian restaurant chain will move into Selfridges.


Event
Screengrab: Real wild about Wild 

7 Aug 17

Richard Lutz trawls through this week’s movies on the box to find the gems They say – and I’m really not sure who ‘they’ actually are-  that there are only 7 stories encased in all the movies that make up our film lives.


Villa
Let the fun begin 

6 Aug 17

Villa’s 1-1 draw with Hull posed the usual questions.


Business
Bankers in charity cycle ride 

5 Aug 17

Lloyds staff to raise funds for mental health support.


Blog music
Quoing to a go go 

5 Aug 17

Status Quo have announced details of their annual tour, including a Wolverhampton date.


Business
Search for Birmingham Smithfield developer begins 

4 Aug 17

City council looks to transform former markets site.


Business
Apprentices broaden knowledge on sustainability tour 

3 Aug 17

Birmingham company educating employees on need to improve sustainable energy use.


Blog music
Birmingham Weekender announces full programme 

3 Aug 17

Host of events to take place during city festival.


Villa
What we have we hold 

1 Aug 17

Villa head into the new season with a familiar-looking run of injuries.


Blog comment
The cage in the hills 

30 Jul 17

Richard Lutz is detained on his way down The River Ayr in Scotland The sand martins are flitting up and down the River Ayr as it curves towards the sea.


Sport
Boxing brothers inspire young talent at Birmingham School Games 

28 Jul 17

Yafai brothers special guests as students shine at sports event.