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The steamships sign revealed by workers on the Midland Metro extension

Intriguing slice of Birmingham history revealed during Metro tram extension works

The sign has been the talk of amateur photographers and history enthusiasts keen to know more about it

New recruits at the Birmingham office of PR firm Grayling, Emma Hall (left) and Dani Millward

Grayling strengthens Birmingham team

New recruits join Newhall Street-based agency to boosts its PR and digital accounts for clients such as Deloitte and Marks & Spencer

Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

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The estate on Great Charles Street, over the road from the Paradise Circus development, has been put on the market for offers of more than £20 million

The former Midland Bank headquarters at 33 Bennetts Hill which could house a new restaurant or bar

Restaurant plans for former Midland Bank building

Real Estate Investors lodges application to covert offices into restaurant or bar following £1.5m acquisition in April

From left: James Wong, managing director of Chung Ying Group, Woon Wing Yip OBE, project participant and chairman of Wing Yip Superstores and WaiLo Li, project participant and founder of Project TOM

Chinese heritage project archived at Library of Birmingham

Fifteen months of work comes to fruition with permanent archive at city library

Brum From Above: Picture 6

Brum From Above round three: How well do you know Birmingham's landmarks?

We have upped our game – there are one or two more obscure buildings in there and some landmarks you might not recognise

The winning team (from left) Daniel Caddick, from category sponsor Platinum Express, Will Child, Katie Bentley, Stephanie Mynett (all Visit Birmingham) and Paul Zerdin (entertainer and special guest)

Birmingham named top tourist destination for second year

Travel organisers such as sports clubs and retired associations recognise city as visitor numbers continue to soar

Conservative Party Conference

Tory Conference to host 300 fringe events

Creative industries, regional devolution and manufacturing among the key themes to be covered during substantial fringe programme

Traffic as the Birmingham Queensway tunnels through the city centre are closed for more work

Birmingham City Council boss warns of gridlock for city centre

Developments such as Arena Central and Paradise Circus could make city appear 'closed for business' according to transport chief Victoria Quinn

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Sixteen West Midlands Phones4u stores rescued by EE and Vodafone

Series of shops, including three in Birmingham city centre, will be rebranded either EE or Vodafone in rescue deal which saves 138 jobs

Shoppers in Birmingham's Bullring centre

Giant consultation on future of Birmingham retail strategy begins

A six-week consultation has been launched over a new retail strategy to cope with massive change.

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech at the conference at the ICC in 2012

Party conferences might come back to Birmingham after all

Fear of losing out on lucrative conferences allayed as rival cities also axe subsidies

The roof at New Street Station has been completed

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

The final piece of the station’s new atrium roof covering was put into place on September 16

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Organiser Becci Wright to host street art festival over two days due to visitor demand for expansion of the event in Digbeth

From left: Glyn Pitchford and Dominga Devitt, chairman and honorary secretary of the Birmingham Big Art Project, Tim Watts of Pertemps and William Wong, of Chung Ying Central restaurant attend the Chung Ying Walk to raise funds for the art project

£3,000 raised for Birmingham Big Art Project

Charity walk held to coincide with the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to bring in cash for major art commission

1920s detached home in Arthur Road, Edgbaston.

Home of the day: £1,750,000 1920s detached home in Edgbaston

There is plenty of space to work, rest and play in this well appointed property in the suburbs, writes Alison Jones

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

Fifteen-year restoration programme nears completion ahead of grand opening as museum next month

Bullring, one of the key retail destinations in Birmingham

Birmingham's new vision for city's retail

Strategy launched by city leaders today to improve retail offering and capitalise on existing scheme

Birmingham's cycling community hits back after councillor's 'discriminatory' claim

Cycle lobby joins social media backlash against councillor Deidre Alden who said the activity was the preserve of 'white, young men'

Birmingham bottlenecks set to be eased on inner ring road

City council poised to back new £14m programme of infrastructure works around key congested areas

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