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Low-cost lampposts cast shadow over Bournville

Iain and Margaret Payne with Steve McCabe who are angry over the new energy saving lampposts replacing the heritage ones on Bournville Lane.

City to allow cheap replacements for heritage lamps, locals claim.

A hidden trail in the busiest space

RIBA Love Architecture Festival - Hidden Spaces Exhibition hosted by Network Rail at New Street Station
New Street showcase for architecture project which delves behind the scenes of some of the city's most important and interesting buildings

From orphan to family fortunes with a little help

Ellen Eyre in 1900
Birmingham author's gran climbed social ladder with the aid of Cadbury cousins

Queues for the Library of Birmingham on last ever Sunday

The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.
The controversial decision to cut access times at the Library of Birmingham to save costs has provoked widespread outrage.

Transport Minister: We'd look at opening up the M6 Toll

M6 Toll Road
Government Transport Minister John Hayes said he'd listen to pleas to use the M6 Toll road to ease jams

West Midland job hunters wait two months for criminal records check

West Midlands Police
More than 4,000 West Midlands job hunters have been waiting for more than 60 days for police to complete criminal record checks.
Henrik Court, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Mushtaq Khan, Law Society.

Gas Street Social VIP launch

VIPS and businesses turned out in force last week to officially celebrate the opening of Birmingham's newest restaurant, Gas Street Social at the Mailbox.

Flights from Birmingham to Caribbean as Thomson and First Choice expands

The beach outside The Riu Palace Macao in the Dominican Republic
Flights to Punta Cana are among five routes being added by the airline in summer 2016, along with Agadir, in Morocco, Sardinia, Izmir in Turkey and Split in Croatia
Iain and Margaret Payne with Steve McCabe who are angry over the new energy saving lampposts replacing the heritage ones on Bournville Lane.

Low-cost lampposts cast shadow over Bournville

City to allow cheap replacements for heritage lamps, locals claim.

A hidden trail in the busiest space

RIBA Love Architecture Festival - Hidden Spaces Exhibition hosted by Network Rail at New Street Station
New Street showcase for architecture project which delves behind the scenes of some of the city's most important and interesting buildings
Edward Gardner

Review: CBSO does Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream at Symphony Hall

Edward Gardner bows out of the CBSO with this stunning performance

Peopleline recruits strong team for Great Birmingham 10k

Map of the 2015 Great Birmingham 10k Run course
City centre recruitment firm's team includes former Walsall and Kidderminster Harriers player James Cronin

Big Hoot preview evening at KPMG

A guest admires a statue at Birmingham Children's Hospital's Big Hoot preview evening at KPMG
Birmingham's business community attended an artistic preview evening at KPMG One Snowhill, of Birmingham Children's Hospital's The Big Hoot charity art exhibition.
Henrik Court, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Mushtaq Khan, Law Society.

Gas Street Social VIP launch

VIPS and businesses turned out in force last week to officially celebrate the opening of Birmingham's newest restaurant, Gas Street Social at the Mailbox.

Big Hoot preview evening at KPMG

A guest admires a statue at Birmingham Children's Hospital's Big Hoot preview evening at KPMG
Birmingham's business community attended an artistic preview evening at KPMG One Snowhill, of Birmingham Children's Hospital's The Big Hoot charity art exhibition.

A record year for industrial property demand

Alex Carr, Steve Williams, Adam Ramshaw, LSH, Speakers.
Property professionals from across the West Midlands met in Birmingham for the launch of Lambert Smith Hampton’s (LSH) Industrial and Logistics Market report.
Henrik Court, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Mushtaq Khan, Law Society.

Gas Street Social VIP launch

VIPS and businesses turned out in force last week to officially celebrate the opening of Birmingham's newest restaurant, Gas Street Social at the Mailbox.

Geoff Neale, owner of Formrite Precision (left), and Oliver Dallaway, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Lloyds Bank backs Formrite to buy factory

Black Country engineering firm purchases premises it was renting to expand company and create new jobs

New owner for Metro Bar and Grill

Brandasia director Jaimon George (left) with Metro's executive chef Michael Smith and general manager Karen Parris
City centre bar and restaurant popular with the professional services and business community has been acquired by the owner of Asha's

Real Estate Investors sells Northfield property

Paul Bassi, chief executive of Real Estate Investors
Latest deal for listed property investment group and first since record revenue and profit were announced for 2014

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Henrik Court, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Mushtaq Khan, Law Society.

Gas Street Social VIP launch

Rose Cottage in Owls End Lane, Upper Snodsbury.

This rural Worcester retreat has all mod cons

The BBC in the Mailbox, Birmingham

The BBC should invest however it chooses... in the Midlands

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