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Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen

First Birmingham Civic Society blue plaque to be erected in Balsall Heath

Central Fire Station developer praise for response to 'tombstone' criticism

Plans for the redevelopment of Birmingham's former Central Fire Station
Watkins Jones is converting the 1930s former fire station at Lancaster Circus into student accommodation and initially wanted to put a 26 storey tower block in the listed building’s internal courtyard

£7.5m iCentrum plans at Birmingham Science Park gets green light

CGI of iCentrum
Up to 400 skilled jobs are set to be created at the new iCentrum unit on Holt Street at Birmingham Science Park Aston

Apple founder Steve Wozniak: Entrepreneurs are leading the way in digital age

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Picture: Michael Bulbenko
Man who built the first Macintosh computer in a garage alongside friend Steve Jobs, is appearing at the National Entrepreneurs Convention, at the ICC

Birmingham defence firm McGeoch Technology still fighting fit after nearly 200 years' service

The McGeoch Technology shop floor in Birmingham in 1945
Birmingham defence company McGeoch Technology, which can trace its history back almost 200 years, has won a string of lucrative deals.

Low carbon award for Aston University professor Dame Julia King

Prof Dame Julia King, vice chancellor, Aston University
Professor Dame Julia King, vice chancellor at Aston University, received the special award of ‘outstanding individual’ at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Awards
Plans for the redevelopment of Birmingham's former Central Fire Station

Central Fire Station developer praise for response to 'tombstone' criticism

Watkins Jones is converting the 1930s former fire station at Lancaster Circus into student accommodation and initially wanted to put a 26 storey tower block in the listed building’s internal courtyard

Apple founder Steve Wozniak: Entrepreneurs are leading the way in digital age

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Picture: Michael Bulbenko
Man who built the first Macintosh computer in a garage alongside friend Steve Jobs, is appearing at the National Entrepreneurs Convention, at the ICC
Plans for the redevelopment of Birmingham's former Central Fire Station

Central Fire Station developer praise for response to 'tombstone' criticism

Watkins Jones is converting the 1930s former fire station at Lancaster Circus into student accommodation and initially wanted to put a 26 storey tower block in the listed building’s internal courtyard

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.
Shanghai investors and footballers were welcomed to Birmingham during an evening reception hosted by top city Chinese and dim sum restaurant, Chung Ying Central.

Review: Birmingham's Carters of Moseley has inventive fayre which is a true labour of love

Diners and judges have voted it the best UK restaurant in The Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year. Now Mary Griffin puts Birmingham restaurant Carters of Moseley to the test.

Chris Packham attends Birmingham's NEC for the National Pet Show

Chris Packham, with his two poodle dogs Itchy and Scratchy, the Springwatch presenter will be at the National Pet Show at the NEC on September 20 and 21.
Wildlife presenter Chris Packham will be at Birmingham's NEC this weekend to talk about animals at the National Pet Show. He tells Roz Laws why he is most at home with his adored dogs

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on fire for Beethoven cycle

Andris Nelsons conducting the CBSO at Bonn for Beethovenfest
The CBSO will perform the complete cycle of Beethoven's nine symphonies in Birmingham this week. Christopher Morley gets a preview of what's in store on a visit to Bonn.
Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

Shanghai investors and footballers were welcomed to Birmingham during an evening reception hosted by top city Chinese and dim sum restaurant, Chung Ying Central.

Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button hosted a charity ball at the Hilton Hotel

Paul Belfield, Handelsbanken; Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation; David Hall, Toastmaster; Dawn Mobbs, Band Hatton Button; Phil Costigan, Band Hatton Button.
Coventry and Warwickshire's business community attended a glittering charity ball staged by Coventry-based law firm Band Hatton Button at the Coventry Hilton Hotel in Walsgrave.

Birmingham Ormiston Academy re-launches Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre

Gisela Stuart MP, Sir Albert Bore, Gaynor Cheshire.
Students perform at Birmingham Ormiston Academy's re-launch of Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre.
Birmingham Pride chairman Lawrence Barton, who owns the Nightingale Club, among other Southside venues

Birmingham firm GB Training secures £1.4m apprenticeships deal

GB Training says the one-year contract with the Skills Funding Agency is one of the largest single contracts it has secured in recent years

99p Stores appoints Harris Lamb for Midlands expansion drive

David Walton, Harris Lamb
Birmingham planning consultancy will lead the hunt for new sites across the region and north of England

Clevercherry recruited for Millbank brief

Jewellery Quarter creative agency secures latest tender to help North West recruitment agency increase profile

Videos & Photos

Fan Zhiyi, International footballer; Birmingham Lord Mayor, Councillor Shafique Shah James Ng, James Wong, Chung Ying Central.

Birmingham restaurant Chung Ying Central welcomes investors and footballers to the city

Paul Belfield, Handelsbanken; Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation; David Hall, Toastmaster; Dawn Mobbs, Band Hatton Button; Phil Costigan, Band Hatton Button.

Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button hosted a charity ball at the Hilton Hotel

Gisela Stuart MP, Sir Albert Bore, Gaynor Cheshire.

Birmingham Ormiston Academy re-launches Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre

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