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Blog music
Rare Ronnie Wood exhibition to open at Birmingham gallery 

26 Jul 17

Rolling Stone paintings on show during August.


Blog food
Ale-legro for Lloyd Webber 

26 Jul 17

Birmingham Conservatoire Principal visits Wye Valley Brewery.


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Birmingham’s big spenders boost night economy 

25 Jul 17

Revellers help the city cash in after dark.


Blog comment
Greener buses scheme set for expansion 

25 Jul 17

Bus scheme driving cleaner air and better facilities for Solihull town centre.


Villa
Thanks for the Memories 

23 Jul 17

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s week; trophy wins, new players and no news isn’t good news.


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From the San Siro to Broad Street 

21 Jul 17

Italian footballer now working on Birmingham jazz festival.


Business
HS2 College launches high speed rail qualification 

21 Jul 17

Technical certificate aims to help fill vacancy gap.


Business
Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £71,417 

20 Jul 17

Convictions follow investigation into pilgrimage fraud.


Business
Aston company gain heat network consultant status 

20 Jul 17

JS Wright engineers receive sustainable energy accreditation.


Business
Protecting data leads to order boom for Black Country firm 

20 Jul 17

Investment support provides expansion into new markets.


Business
Birmingham is ‘community capital’ of UK 

19 Jul 17

68 per cent of Brummies say community feel and diversity is makes city a great place to live.


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Stuck between Phil Collins and Midge Ure 

18 Jul 17

Dave Woodhall talks to UFO singer Phil Mogg.


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Artrix announces new autumn season 

18 Jul 17

All-round family entertainment in prospect.


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Second city jazz? No contest 

18 Jul 17

A few things about a never-ending debate.


Villa
The hitch-hiker’s guide to the Montgomery Waters Meadow 

16 Jul 17

Dave Woodhall eventually watches Villa lose at Shrewsbury in another friendly.


Business
Business technologies drive earns region praise 

14 Jul 17

National recognition for West Midlands initiative.


Business
Going Dutch a thousand times over 

14 Jul 17

Loyal passenger takes milestone flight with KLM.


Business
June gives Birmingham Airport another record month 

13 Jul 17

Passenger numbers continue to show growth.


Blog music
It’s hip to be square 

13 Jul 17

Headline DJs announced for Birmingham Weekender Square Dance.


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Newton Faulkner Music Academy announces first Birmingham Open Day 

13 Jul 17

Chance for prospective students to visit campus.


Villa
Promises and pies 

13 Jul 17

Dave Woodhall gets into pre-season training watching Villa at Kidderminster.


Business
Google digital garage returns to Birmingham 

12 Jul 17

Sign up for free face-to-face training right on the high street.


Business
New boost to Cure Leukaemia appeal 

12 Jul 17

Birmingham tech company to support expansion fund.


Blog music
Honorary degree for musician 

12 Jul 17

International violinist honoured at University ceremony.


Blog music
Silver Robin 

9 Jul 17

Quality music and a special night are in store at Bilston’s finest this week.


Business
Foreign investment in West Midlands continues to grow 

7 Jul 17

West Midlands job creation figures exceed all UK locations outside London.


Business
Developer eyes Birmingham HQ with £2 million investment 

7 Jul 17

Funding from Finance Birmingham’s £56 million Regional Mezzanine Fund.


Blog comment
Government invests to help region’s traffic 

7 Jul 17

West Midlands Combined Authority gets £5.84 million to boost local transport network.


Business
New chairman for Birmingham Airport 

6 Jul 17

Local businessman takes over from previous incumbent.


Business
Choosing a conference venue in Birmingham 

6 Jul 17

Renowned business consultant Sally McNamara explains what the city centre has to offer.


Business
West Midlands submits case for Channel 4 

5 Jul 17

Broadcaster’s relocation could add £5 billion to the local economy.


Business
New era for 300 year-old Birmingham company 

5 Jul 17

State of the art technology transforms historic manufacturer.


Blog comment
Youthquake and the ballot box 

4 Jul 17

Will Mapplebeck explains why changjng demographics should frighten the Conservatives Let’s be frank, the Conservative Party has enough to worry about at the moment.


Business
Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP announces search for new chair 

4 Jul 17

Champion for the region sought as replacement.


Business
New small business loan fund for Birmingham 

4 Jul 17

Aim is to help city’s budding entrepreneurs.


Business
Eat, drink and be merry on Worcestershire information 

4 Jul 17

Retail advice available at breakfast event.


Business
Cheers for arrivals at MyPub 

4 Jul 17

New strategic appointment for Midlands pub group.


Villa
Fit to wear the shirt? 

3 Jul 17

John Terry has joined Villa.


Blog music
Thousands flock to Sutton Park concerts 

3 Jul 17

CBSO entertain crowds over family weekend.


Business
Illness leads to hairdressing breakthrough 

3 Jul 17

Award-winning hairdresser aims salon for sensory sufferers.


Business
Legal partner takes to the saddle 

3 Jul 17

Epic cycle race helps raise funds for children’s hospital.


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Of chip vans, fast cars and a bridge 

2 Jul 17

Richard Lutz wavers through another inchoate seven days A week is a long time in politics.


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Tony Bennett takes his seat at Symphony Hall 

29 Jun 17

A master of song  is awarded a special place in the city, writes Richard Lutz Legendary crooner Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco.


Blog comment
Further roll out of Swift travel card 

29 Jun 17

Swift rolled out on bus and rail as smartcard use hits 3 million.


Blog music
All that (free) jazz 

29 Jun 17

The countdown is on to Birmingham’s oldest music festival, and its new name.


Business
Rising Star award for Birmingham surveyor 

29 Jun 17

Future female role models recognised.


Business
Howard’s big bonanza question of the day 

28 Jun 17

Q: The Queen received an 8% pay increase which equals £6m of taxpayers’ money into the Royal purse.


Blog music
Paradise is twice as nice 

28 Jun 17

Stephen Pennell sees further evidence of Birmingham’s musical talent, times two.


Business
Deborah Cadman appointed WMCA chief executive 

28 Jun 17

New arrival will head West Midlands government body.


Blog music
Coffin Fit 

28 Jun 17

Coffin Works to host folk event during Jewellery Quarter Festival.


Blog food
Food and drink awards go with a bang 

28 Jun 17

Finest in Midlands cuisine and hospitality rewarded.


Business
Wolverhampton charity golfers in the swing 

27 Jun 17

Transport firm raise record amount for childrens charity.


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Wimbledon afternoon tea at MPW 

27 Jun 17

Marco Pierre White to serve up seasonal treats.


Blog comment
Of naval gazing and quiet valleys and fatal floors 

26 Jun 17

RICHARD LUTZ  survives another week in Chaosville, UK Hold on, I have to sneeze.


Blog food
NEC exhibition marked in chocolate 

26 Jun 17

Cadbury World and Dinosaurs in the Wild celebrate arrival of the Chocolatosaurus.


Blog music
Jazz said Fred 

26 Jun 17

Birmingham Jazz presents a band that pushes the genre to its limits at the Red Lion this week.


Villa
Terry’s all gold? 

25 Jun 17

Villa are reportedly in the hunt to sign John Terry.


Blog music
Sixteen again 

24 Jun 17

Dave Woodhall watches auld Scotish punks the Skids, and gets a reminder.


Business
NEC date for hopeful new businesses 

23 Jun 17

Entrepreneurs to pitch for £3.95 million investment and cash prizes.


Blog food
Shropshire celebrity chef headlines Cosford Food Festival 

23 Jun 17

TV chef tops list of special guests at food show.