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Bill's has eye on Bullring for first Birmingham restaurant

Another restaurant could be joining Bullring's long list of places to eat

National restaurant chain looks to grow Midlands presence with fifth outlet in the region and first in the city

Sir Albert Bore keen to build on China links

City council leader Sire Albert Bore is keen to further Birmingham's links with China
City council leader addressed EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during speech at conference in Brussels

Tesco to close Edgbaston store

Tesco's store at Five Ways Island looks set to close
Beleaguered supermarket chains announces plan to shut store at Five Ways Island which has placed 225 jobs at risk

New images show revamped 55 Colmore Row

CGI of the rear of 55 Colmore Row
Work starts on £30m renovation of historic office building once left vacant following departure of city law firm

Sainsbury's plans in for Selly Oak site

The Battery Park site in Selly Oak where Sainsbury's has applied to build a new store
Long-awaited regeneration of Battery Park gathers pace as major applications lodged for supermarket, retail units and 424-room student accommodation

UKIP candidate Steve Latham in Facebook rant about mixed-race marriage

UKIP council candidate Steve Latham, standing in Sandwell. Taken from his website
Would-be councillor said: “We face Europe’s fusion with the Third World. The interracial marriage produces each year thousands of young people of mixed race.”
Another restaurant could be joining Bullring's long list of places to eat

Bill's has eye on Bullring for first Birmingham restaurant

National restaurant chain looks to grow Midlands presence with fifth outlet in the region and first in the city

Tesco to close Edgbaston store

Tesco's store at Five Ways Island looks set to close
Beleaguered supermarket chains announces plan to shut store at Five Ways Island which has placed 225 jobs at risk
City council leader Sire Albert Bore is keen to further Birmingham's links with China

Sir Albert Bore keen to build on China links

City council leader addressed EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during speech at conference in Brussels

How the new English Baccalaureate will give every child a fair chance of a job or university place

Margot James MP is defending her Stourbridge seat
MP Margot James says the introduction of the English Baccalaureate will help ensure every GCSE student takes the subjects they need to have a chance of a good job or university place
Soprano Elizabeth Watts

Review: Elizabeth Watts and Audrey Hyland at Tardebigge Church

This was a pretty dark programme. Thomas Traherne settings by Finzi and Elizabeth Maconchy could almost have been light relief, had Maconchy’s vocal lines not been so ferociously angular, her tonal language so overcast.

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, St Paul's Church in Hockley

Birmingham Bach Choir
A thought-provoking, mainly solemn evening of religious choral music, the Bach Choir certainly had challenges and one wonders how often they were able to rehearse with the full organ sound rather than an accompanying piano.

Review: Rachmaninov Vespers, Armonico Consort at St Mary's Church, Warwick

Armonico Consort in concert.
This performance served Rachmaninoff beautifully, especially as the evening light began to fade.
Alex Tross, Tony Fisher, Adam Ramshaw, all Lambert Smith Hampton.

Lambert Smith Hampton reports on growing optimism

More than 60 property professionals from across the Midlands attended the launch of the 2015 edition of the LSH annual Office Market Report at its Birmingham offices.

Sizzling summer fashion shows at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Jennie Walker; Rebecca Meah; Beth Goodrham, Beth Goodrham Personal Stylist; Lorraine Goodman; Helen Roberts.
More than 200 women gathered at Birmingham Botanical Gardens to get inspiration for their summer looks as well as raise more than £7,000 for the educational charity.

Spoof property awards raise more than £33,000 for city charities

Greg Kirby, Stuart Franks, Rupert Young, Peter Monks, Lucy Hansell, Verity Cubitt, Jilly Cosgrove, George Jennings, Jo Salmon, Sarah Whittington and John Nolan, attend The Brenda Awards, staged at the Burlington Hotel.
The Brenda Awards is the annual tongue-in-cheek event that sees the Birmingham commercial property sector join forces to raise funds for disadvantaged children.
CGI of the rear of 55 Colmore Row

New images show revamped 55 Colmore Row

Work starts on £30m renovation of historic office building once left vacant following departure of city law firm

Double appointment for Shoosmiths

Partner Mark Elder and associate Rebekah Finch from Shoosmiths' dispute resolution and compliance team
City law firm hires two new faces for dispute resolution and compliance team in Birmingham

Lambert Smith Hampton reports on growing optimism

Alex Tross, Tony Fisher, Adam Ramshaw, all Lambert Smith Hampton.
More than 60 property professionals from across the Midlands attended the launch of the 2015 edition of the LSH annual Office Market Report at its Birmingham offices.
New faces at Top Banana (from left): Head of marketing communications Rebecca Jeavons, head of venues Sam Dyus, office manager Liza Carrington, junior motion graphics designer Ed Waldron and account executive Jessica Bond

New recruits bolster Top Banana

Black Country event and communication agency add six new faces to team including first ever head of marketing communications

Innovation Birmingham launches new business centre plan

From left: David Hardman, chief executive of Innovation Birmingham, Karle Burford, director of AHR Architects and Ian Hirst, bid manager with Thomas Vale Construction
City campus to house dedicated hub aimed at helping SMEs and growing companies interact better with city's universities

Shakespeare Martineau corporate team completes deal on first day of merger

Richard Wrigley, partner and head of the corporate team at Shakespeare Martineau
The deal saw the team advising longstanding client HL Plastics on its £95 million acquisition by Houston Texas headquartered Quanex Building Products Corporation

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Another restaurant could be joining Bullring's long list of places to eat

Bill's has eye on Bullring for first Birmingham restaurant

Plot 4, Asquith House on Portland Road in Edgbaston.

Former Michelin starred restaurant transformed into luxury apartments

Channel 4 could move to Birmingham

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