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Westside BID gets go-ahead

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Broad Street BID was wound-up at the end of March this year, with businesses balloted on its successor organisation at the end of June

Deal to keep Library of Birmingham open until 9pm gets cautious welcome

Commentators welcome extended opening hours, after major cutbacks, but others fear the library service is being diluted after shake-up

Images of Birmingham in days gone by get blended treatment

An image taken in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, in 1959 gets the blended treatment
Images from Chamberlain Square, Five Ways and Sparkbrook are also among our latest batch to be blended with those taken decades apart

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

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

New Birmingham Hippodrome chief to join BBC's The Space

New Hippodrome chief executive Fiona Allan has been named chairman of The Space
Fiona Allan appointed chairman of Mailbox-based digital development programme run with Arts Council England
An image taken in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, in 1959 gets the blended treatment

Images of Birmingham in days gone by get blended treatment

Images from Chamberlain Square, Five Ways and Sparkbrook are also among our latest batch to be blended with those taken decades apart

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
CGI of redevelopment plans for former Birmingham Post & Mail building showing view from Whittall Street

Former Post & Mail project approved despite 'Marmite' claim

Councillor says 14-storey building is likely to divide opinion in the city as green light given to build offices and 115 flats

New Sutton Town Council could pave way for others to follow

More districts could now demand more powers.
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.
A new coffee 'pod' is opening today in an old phone box in Eden Place

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

New lease of life starts today for one of four disused red phone booths off Colmore Row

Business Secretary joins celebration of young music talent

Peter Clague, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Maynard Burton.
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.
The Smiler at Alton Towers

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

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

Malvern hotel loved by Margaret Thatcher sold

The Cottage in the Wood in Malvern
London couple acquired The Cottage in the Wood in the Malvern Hills off a guide price of £1.75m

Videos & Photos

An image taken in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, in 1959 gets the blended treatment

Images of Birmingham in days gone by get blended treatment

Grade II listed Steppe Farm in Worcester Road, Harvington, dates back to the 15th century and has only changed hands five times.

15th century Steppe Farm is a labour of love

The Smiler at Alton Towers

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

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