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Guhring to invest £12m in Advanced Manufacturing Hub base

CGI of the Guhring plant at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston

German precision engineering firm has become the second foreign business to locate to the manufacturing base in Aston which is expected to create 50 jobs and safeguard a further 75

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
CGI of the Guhring plant at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston

Guhring to invest £12m in Advanced Manufacturing Hub base

German precision engineering firm has become the second foreign business to locate to the manufacturing base in Aston which is expected to create 50 jobs and safeguard a further 75

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
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
The Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

This mixture of Mendelssohn's music for A Midsummer Night's Dream and the play itself, proved to be highly successful, giving us a sense at the fall of the curtain that Shakespeare's play had been a gratifying experience.

Review: Morning Heroes at Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral
Monday evening's Three Choirs Festival programme was firmly set in the Great War, beginning with the Fifth Symphony Sibelius completed in 1915, but whose 1919 revision is the version we invariably here today.

Review: Turangalila-Symphonie, Philharmonia Orchestra at Hereford Cathedral

The Philharmonia Orchestra
Monday's programme might have had some traditionalists of not so long ago spinning in their graves, devoted as it was to music of a decidedly erotic nature drawn from the story of Tristan and Isolde, and beginning in fact with the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner's eponymous opera.
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
Premier Inn's owner Whitbread has recruited Top Banana to help with events

Top Banana secures Whitbread client win

Black Country event specialist joins a roster of clients which includes Barclaycard, Primark and Barcardi

Mitchells & Butlers' headquarters sold for £69.5m

Mitchells & Butlers HQ in Fleet Street has been 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

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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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