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First plans for Great Charles Street Estate

CGI of how the revamped Civic House could look under newly submitted plans

New vision for Civic House following £20m deal with AG Dunedin which will bring seven city centre buildings back to life

Birmingham's council tax lowest in the country because of cheap housing

Householders in Birmingham are paying the lowest amount of council tax
City average of £737 per household despite the rateable values of homes being one of the highest nationally

Top Banana secures Whitbread client win

Premier Inn's owner Whitbread has recruited Top Banana to help with events
Black Country event specialist joins a roster of clients which includes Barclaycard, Primark and Barcardi

House prices rising faster in Wolverhampton than Birmingham

City shows increase of 8.3 per cent in the year to June while West Midlands has an average house price of £137,209

Nosh and Quaff unveiled after £1m fit-out completes

The new Nosh and Quaff restaurant in Colmore Row, Birmingham.
The lobster and beer restaurant, which looks out over the Council House and Victoria Square, is set to begin trading

Zizzi and CAU to open in Brindleyplace

Three Brindleyplace will be home to new CAU and Zizzi restaurants
Italian and Argentinian restaurants chains join long list of companies launching new restaurants in Birmingham
CGI of how the revamped Civic House could look under newly submitted plans

First plans for Great Charles Street Estate

New vision for Civic House following £20m deal with AG Dunedin which will bring seven city centre buildings back to life

Top Banana secures Whitbread client win

Premier Inn's owner Whitbread has recruited Top Banana to help with events
Black Country event specialist joins a roster of clients which includes Barclaycard, Primark and Barcardi
Householders in Birmingham are paying the lowest amount of council tax

Birmingham's council tax lowest in the country because of cheap housing

City average of £737 per household despite the rateable values of homes being one of the highest nationally

House prices rising faster in Wolverhampton than Birmingham

City shows increase of 8.3 per cent in the year to June while West Midlands has an average house price of £137,209
Hereford Cathedral

Review: Philharmonia Orchestra at Hereford Cathedral

Christopher Morley enjoys a rich and deep performance of Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie in Hereford

Review: Summer Concert, CBSO at Symphony Hall

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Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
The young  Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla knows exactly how to command the effects she wants to achieve, whether in terms of dynamics, expressive pauses, or arresting dramatic effects.

Aston Martin DB10 glimpsed in Spectre James Bond trailer

Aston Martin DB10 at the launch of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at Pinewood Studios
The official trailer for the film, which can be viewed below, has now been released and it features glimpses of the Aston Martin DB10 created specially for the film
Peter Clague, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Maynard Burton.

Business Secretary joins celebration of young music talent

Partners from law firm mfg Solicitors hosted a private reception ahead of the final of the 2015 Bromsgrove International Young Musicians' Competition.

Top temps recognised at annual awards ceremony

Temp of the Year 2015 winners Sandra Reid, Thomas Lister; Jenna Bennett, Stroke Association; Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh, Health Education West Midlands; Lauren Hiard, Synapse; Catherine Finch, Synapse.
Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh was judged to be the best candidate in the Midlands at the 11th annual Katie Bard Temp of the Year Awards.

Helidrop competition at Warwickshire golf club in aid of NSPCC

Hamilton Bland, Captain Mark Cowley, Pilot.
The NSPCC organised a Helidrop competition at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club to raise money for the charity.
Jim Davis, head of sales for BFS West Midlands

Bibby Financial Services celebrates successful nine months in city

The firm announce it has also boosted funding to Midland companies by £20 million in the first half of 2015

Nosh and Quaff unveiled after £1m fit-out completes

The new Nosh and Quaff restaurant in Colmore Row, Birmingham.
The lobster and beer restaurant, which looks out over the Council House and Victoria Square, is set to begin trading

Old BT phone box in Birmingham opens as coffee 'pod'

A new coffee 'pod' is opening today in an old phone box in Eden Place
New lease of life starts today for one of four disused red phone booths off Colmore Row
Mitchells & Butlers HQ in Fleet Street has been sold for £69.5m

Mitchells & Butlers' headquarters sold for £69.5m

Fleet Street offices and nearby Ibis Styles Hotel sold in deal to Legal & General Property

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

The Smiler at Alton Towers
Merlin group which runs Staffordshire theme park continues to count the cost of rollercoaster crash in June

Finance Birmingham backs Contract Flooring with £490,000 capital injection

Steve Day, managing director at Contract Flooring Solutions (left) with Ian Fairclough, investment director at Finance Birmingham
Worcestershire flooring firm expected to create at least 20 new jobs and training next generation of carpet fitters

Videos & Photos

CGI of how the revamped Civic House could look under newly submitted plans

First plans for Great Charles Street Estate

The new Nosh and Quaff restaurant in Colmore Row, Birmingham.

Nosh and Quaff unveiled after £1m fit-out completes

Three Brindleyplace will be home to new CAU and Zizzi restaurants

Zizzi and CAU to open in Brindleyplace

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