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Blog music
Concerts in the Park return to Sutton Coldfield 

19 Apr 18

CBSO dates the highlights of summer fiesta.


Blog comment
Voter fraud appeal ahead of council elections 

19 Apr 18

Voters in Birmingham reminded to speak up if they suspect fraud.


Blog music
Review: The Last Ship 

18 Apr 18

Simon Hale is impressed by a new Alexandra Theatre’s adaptation of the musical by Sting.


Blog food
Feed the Homeless campaign launched 

17 Apr 18

Woroud Osman writes about a new venture in helping the city’s homeless.


Blog music
Do the Locomotion – and more 

17 Apr 18

Sixties celebration as part of university course.


Business
Midlands consortium showcases future car and highway technology 

16 Apr 18

Innovations including ‘talking car’ developments shown to industry chiefs.


Blog comment
Anti-bombing protest to be held in city centre 

15 Apr 18

Call for an end to intervention in Syria.


Blog music
Anger grows over refund snub 

15 Apr 18

Amanda Cook updates the Stereophonics ticket story.


Blog music
Birmingham Jazz presents 

15 Apr 18

Danish guitarist brings his group to Birmingham.


Villa
Getting into position 

13 Apr 18

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s 1-0 win over Leeds and looking ahead.


Sport
Roy Jones Jr hits town 

13 Apr 18

Legendary boxing world champion to appear in Birmingham.


Blog music
Call for refund by disappointed Stereophonics fans 

12 Apr 18

Amanda Cook writes about the bitter experience of a snow-affected Stereophonics gig.


Blog food
Blinding lunch for Birmingham Press Club 

12 Apr 18

Peaky Blinders creator to speak at lunchtime event.


Blog music
Aldridge music charity continues to raise funds 

11 Apr 18

BENefit Gig’s fifth youth event takes charity total over £11,000.


Villa
And still they come… 

11 Apr 18

Villa beat Cardiff 1-0 on Tuesday night.


Blog music
Opening time 

10 Apr 18

New music festival for Birmingham launched.


Villa
One door opens… 

8 Apr 18

Villa lost at Norwich on Saturday, bemusing Dave Woodhall again into the process.


Blog music
A Change is Gonna Come 

6 Apr 18

Music for Human Rights concert planned for Birmingham Town Hall.


Blog music
Having your picture taken in Kings Heath 

6 Apr 18

Photographer to tell the stories behind the photos.


Blog music
Actively seeking 

5 Apr 18

Talking to actor and comedian Helen Atkinson Wood.


Business
Recruitment now open for Social Entrepreneurs Programme – Midlands 

5 Apr 18

Financial support, a learning programme and dedicated banking mentor on offer.


Villa
Reading between the Lions 

3 Apr 18

Dave Woodhall watches Villa beat Reading 3-0.


Blog music
Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival announced 

3 Apr 18

100 Years on from the Suffragette movement.


Villa
Waiting for the highlights 

1 Apr 18

Dave Woodhall endures Villa’s goalless draw at Hull.


Cricket
Howard sez: It just ain’t cricket 

31 Mar 18

The huge-mungus questions of the day are answered  by our resident seer, The Hon Lord Howard Elston of Strangeways Laurel from Doncasterville asks: All I see when I put on my 58 inch tv are all those Ozzie cricket players crying all the time…


Blog music
Lichfield Festival 2018 line-up launched 

30 Mar 18

Culture comes to the Cathedral City.


Blog music
Coming to the Hare & Hounds 

30 Mar 18

Because groups of guitars are on the way out.


Event
Review: Macbeth at Stratford 

29 Mar 18

credit: the other richard Richard Lutz watches an up to the minute production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.


Blog comment
Future world 

29 Mar 18

 Will Mapplebeck ponders the future.


Business
Recognition for community loaners contribution to West Midlands economy 

29 Mar 18

ART Business Loans receives major finance accolade recognising twenty-year contribution.


Blog music
Spectacular contemporary dance for the Rep 

29 Mar 18

Acclaimed dance companies to perform on Birmingham stage.


Business
School pupils help name Birmingham street 

28 Mar 18

Historic link maintained in new housing scheme.


Blog food
Prosecco Bar to open at Birmingham Airport 

27 Mar 18

Eleventh venture for prestige global chain.


Blog food
Food and drink awards launched 

27 Mar 18

Recognition for booming Midlands industry.


Blog comment
Major parties unveil local election manifestos 

27 Mar 18

Housing to be key issue in election fight.


Blog food
Cadbury World’s Giant Easter Egg aids children’s charity 

26 Mar 18

Seasonal treat created in support of Make a Wish.


Blog music
Coming to Artrix 

26 Mar 18

Toyah, tributes and a legend this April at Artrix.


Business
Travel company launches 2019 plans for Birmingham Airport 

26 Mar 18

Ambitious summer expansion programme on the cards from TUI.


Business
Funding opportunities on show at Midlands investment summit 

22 Mar 18

Summit is the UK Business Angels Association’s first major investment event in the Midlands.


Blog music
Local music students appearing at Gymnastics World Cup 

22 Mar 18

Birmingham musicians bring samba beats to international gymnastics competition.


Business
City groups combine to present tech showcase 

22 Mar 18

Lunar Society partners with Chamber of Commerce to showcase tech innovations in health and wellbeing.


Blog music
New chapter for Rainbow Events 

21 Mar 18

Owner looking forward to new era in live promotion.


Blog music
Surge in Spring II Festival full line up announced 

21 Mar 18

One day festival celebrating improvisation, collaboration and new music from around the globe.


Business
HS2 contractor announcement set to spark jobs boom 

21 Mar 18

High-Speed Stations offer business growth and employment opportunities across the West Midlands.


Business
Midlands UK presents its success story at MIPIM 2018 

20 Mar 18

Refreshed Midlands Engine Investment Portfolio highlights £11 billion of investment opportunities.


Blog music
Birmingham talent to take over Commonwealth Games 

20 Mar 18

Spoken word artist confirmed as part of the Birmingham 2022 handover line-up.


Blog music
Andy Hamilton Centenary Celebration announced 

20 Mar 18

Special concert to mark 100 years since the birth of the legendary musician.


Blog food
Ivy Temple Row announces opening date 

20 Mar 18

April opening for city centre restaurant.


Blog music
Hollywood pop prodigy set to inspire local youth 

19 Mar 18

American teen singer to visit schools.


Villa
Winter blunderland 

18 Mar 18

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s defeat at Bolton, and comparisons with days gone by.


Blog comment
Sir Howard: Spy link shock horror exclusive mystery 

18 Mar 18

Democratically elected Comrade Howard Elstonovitch, our espionage reporter, on the searing questions of the day.


Event
Review: Ballet British Columbia 

17 Mar 18

                        Richard Lutz takes his pew for the Canadian dance troupe This Vancouver-based contemporary dance company offers up a trio of works- all by women choreographers.


Blog music
Sci-fi twist for city choir 

17 Mar 18

Award-winning Musical Director takes notorious choir to another dimension.


Blog comment
Transport Select Committee visits Birmingham 

16 Mar 18

Whim under the spotlight as West Midlands hosts MPs.


Business
Sports stars promoting region’s economic growth 

16 Mar 18

Denise Lewis OBE joins region’s leaders to celebrate Commonwealth Games win at MIPIM 2018.


Blog food
Cadbury World plans egg-citing Easter entertainment 

15 Mar 18

Family fun includes the return of old favourite.


Business
Chance to look round motorway construction work 

14 Mar 18

Free tour of a live Highways England site, with BMV.


Business
£250 million finance available to Black Country businesses 

14 Mar 18

Briefing to launch major investment boost to region.


Business
Bruntwood set to acquire Innovation Birmingham 

14 Mar 18

New era of growth for Midlands’ science and tech sector promised.


Villa
“Predictable (adj): Always behaving in the way expected” 

13 Mar 18

Villa go down 3-1 at home to QPR with Dave Woodhall watching.