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Gary Barlow at Lasan restaurant with chef/director Akhtar Islam

Birmingham thanks its lucky stars as Barlow pops in for a quick bite

Lasan, the jewel in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter - its exceptional reputation attracted the patronage of Gary, after he performed to fans at the LG Arena.

Aston Expressway Birmingham at 'considerable' risk of collapsing, claims council report

Raised section of the seven-lane expressway needs £26 million investment to fix it to make the 40-year-old carriageway safe

The new-look Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar on the 25th floor of The Cube

Facelift and new deal for Cube's Laurent-Perrier champagne bar

Upholstery firm Mr McQueen leads revamp of 25th-floor bar

Enjoying the new-look Colmore Square in Birmingham (from left): Jason Jackson of Shoosmiths, Peter Dunlop of Capita and Rob Valentine and Mike Mounfield of Colmore Business District

Regeneration project for Colmore Square

New landscaping and chess garden as public square undergoes revamp led by Colmore Business District

The former Midland Bank headquarters at 33 Bennetts Hill

Original Midland Bank in Birmingham changes hands

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Paul Bassi’s quoted Real Estate Investors has added its tenth Birmingham city centre office building with the purchase of the former Midland Bank building at 33 Bennetts Hill.

Luca Silvestrini's new dance Border Tales

International flavour to company’s new work

Border Tales examines the topical subjects of immigration and multi-culturalism with a truly international cast.

New Adventure's Lord of the Flies

Bringing dance to Birmingham's streets and theatres

The world is hot-footing it to Birmingham for a major dance festival, discovers Roz Laws

The Old Contemptibles.

The last pubs are still open, just don't tell head office...

The Birmingham public house is alive and well after all, a perfect measure of what we have lost, and what we need to hang on to.

The former Swan Kettles factory will form part of the St George's Urban Village

Birmingham city living: Jewellery Quarter kettle factory to house 550 apartments

Former Swan Kettles building in Icknield Street has stood empty for more than a decade.

No1 Hagley Road, Edgbaston

Birmingham city living: 1970s office block One Hagley Road set for conversion into 270 homes

Homes at Edgbaston building will cost between £130,000 and £250,000, with a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom properties.

Six great places for coffee in Birmingham city centre and Jewellery Quarter

Tim Wilson, founder of Coffee Birmingham, the blog dedicated to promoting the city’s independent coffee scene, writes about how everyday business has become such an important part of Brum’s coffee culture and offers a selection of his own personal favourites

New picture: £600 million New Street Station as seen from top of the Rotunda

Post photographer Jason Skarratt captured the vast building site with a rare glimpse of the central atrium which will allow natural light throughout the station and to all 12 refurbished platforms

Rupert Young and David Bradshaw from Nurton with Adam Smith from BPP Professional Education outside Two Colmore Square.

Two Colmore Square owners reveal more lettings

Vax relocated its offices from Droitwich to Birmingham city centre in 2011 and has now taken additional space

Library director Brian Gambles in the Shakespeare Memorial Room

Library of Birmingham: Thousands of books can't be reached by librarians

Staff unable to access reference books on high shelves in the archives due to health and safety concerns

Birmingham Cathedral Square safety improvements to tackle anti-social behaviour

Colmore Business District (CBD) worked with Amey and West Midlands Police on the project to improve the area

Steve Hollis

Greater Birmingham submits Strategic Economic Plan bid for £440m

The 51 priority projects outlined in the SEP are worth a total of £440 million over five years and the GBSLEP is asking for £86.3 million for 2015/16

Great Charles Street, Queensway.

Speed limits set to rise on key Birmingham roads

Main routes such as the Middle Ring Road could see 30mph sections changed to 40mph in a bid to speed up commuter traffic

John Houlden

New data shows tiny fraction of MBOs agreed in West Midlands

Only two deals worth £16 million were completed in the region in the first quarter of 2014, compared to £4.2 billion from 47 deals UK-wide

Turtle Bay chain to open restaurant on John Bright Street, Birmingham, creating 65 jobs

Caribbean food chain invests more than £900,000 in a 5,000 sq ft, 130-cover restaurant on John Bright Street

A strange smell over Birmingham caught the imagination of Twitter users

How #birminghamsmell provided a whiff of the value of social media

In Birmingham we use social media in a way that’s somehow ambitious yet grounded, conscious of our past and self-deprecating all at the same time.


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