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Former Selly Oak home of John Nettlefold to become student flats

Plans for high-end accommodation in old home of renowned industrialist who lived there following his marriage to Martha Chamberlain

Mitchells & Butlers' headquarters sold for £69.5m

Mitchells & Butlers head office, Birmingham
Fleet Street offices and nearby Ibis Styles Hotel sold in deal to Legal & General Property

Jaguar Land Rover thought to be eyeing Poland or Slovakia for new factory

Robots in action on the Jaguar XE production line in Solihull
The move comes as the Midland car-maker continues its rapid growth amid plans to almost double production to 1.5 million vehicles a year

Two new Birmingham traveller sites to be built

Councillor says the former industrial land in Aston should be reserved for housing local people

Westside BID gets go-ahead

Brindleyplace
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
Mitchells & Butlers head office, Birmingham

Mitchells & Butlers' headquarters sold for £69.5m

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

Former Selly Oak home of John Nettlefold to become student flats

CGI of plans to convert Beechenhurst House in SellyOak into 55 student flats
Plans for high-end accommodation in old home of renowned industrialist who lived there following his marriage to Martha Chamberlain

Two new Birmingham traveller sites to be built

Councillor says the former industrial land in Aston should be reserved for housing local people

Former Post & Mail project approved despite 'Marmite' claim

CGI of redevelopment plans for former Birmingham Post & Mail building showing view from Whittall Street
Councillor says 14-storey building is likely to divide opinion in the city as green light given to build offices and 115 flats
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

CGI of plans to convert Beechenhurst House in SellyOak into 55 student flats

Former Selly Oak home of John Nettlefold to become student flats

Robots in action on the Jaguar XE production line in Solihull

Jaguar Land Rover thought to be eyeing Poland or Slovakia for new factory

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

Images of Birmingham in days gone by get blended treatment

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