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Cadbury is a British firm that is the second largest confectionery company in the world after Mars. The business was established in Birmingham in 1824 by John Cadbury. A chocolate-making factory was built at Bournville in 1879 and the Cadbury World visitor attraction opened alongside it in 1988, followed by a chocolate research centre in 2012. Cadbury’s UK operation is based at Bournville in Birmingham, while the company’s head office is in Uxbridge, London.

Bournville Village Green as it looks today

Green idylls of Second City get the thumbs-up

14 parks and spaces in Birmingham win praise as part of national Green Flag awards

Michael Bates pictured with his team from Birmingham Community Law Centre in Sparkbrook, Naomi Lesser, Abu Uddin, Habib Ullah and Tahsin Chowdhury

Birmingham Community Law Centre lands major legal award

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Birmingham Community Law Centre staff say they are “over the moon” after winning the Best Not-for-Profit/Law Firm award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards

The quality housing created by Cadbury and the Bournville Village Trust in the early 1900s

Blow for 'shameful' plan to force Bournville Village Trust to sell off housing

House of Lords amendment to Charities Bill is welcomed by Bournville Village Trust.

CGI of The Franklin as seen from Franklin Way

Knight Frank appointed to former Cadbury HQ

Property consultancy will act as lead agency to sell apartments in Franklin House which is undergoing £16m conversion

The Davids in Northfield, Birmingham.

Executive home is the star of The Davids in Northfield

Busy professionals can relax at the end of a long day in this well-situated and attractive family home.

Northfield Manor House, once home to George Cadbury, before it was ravaged by fire

University of Birmingham vows to rebuild Northfield Manor

Historic building gutted by fire last year will be develop 'to mirror original manor house' says vice-principal

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce House in Edgbaston

Chinese investors plan to demolish and redevelop Chamber of Commerce House

Chamber headquarters set to become latest John Madin building to be razed to the ground if deal goes through

Northfield Manor House after major demolition work following a fire updated

Anger at demolition of one of Birmingham's oldest buildings after fire

The future of Northfield Manor House, formerly home to the Cadbury family, is causing concern to Birmingham conservationists

CGI of exterior of The Franklin in Bournville

Work starts on former Cadbury HQ regeneration

Franklin House is being turned into new apartments in a £16m renovation project which is due to be finished by next spring

Cadbury jobs boost as Easter egg demand rises

Bournville manufacturer launches recruitment drive to support production of chocolate eggs despite ongoing redundancy programme

Laurence Cadbury in his car 'The Beetle' which he took with him to Belgium and Northern France whilst serving with the Quaker-founded Friends Ambulance Unit during the First World War.

New book reveals how son of George Cadbury grew the chocolate empire

A book has revealed new insights and never before seen images of Laurence Cadbury, the son of philanthropist George Cadbury, founder of the Bournville Village Trust.

Iain and Margaret Payne with Steve McCabe who are angry over the new energy saving lampposts replacing the heritage ones on Bournville Lane.

Low-cost lampposts cast shadow over Bournville

City to allow cheap replacements for heritage lamps, locals claim.

Ellen Eyre in 1900

From orphan to family fortunes with a little help

Birmingham author's gran climbed social ladder with the aid of Cadbury cousins

The students from Deltion College at Selly Manor in Bournville

European students learn about town planning during Bournville visit

Bournville’s open spaces and well-designed and quality built homes are what gives the suburb its distinctive look and feel

New research gives glimpse into history of Selly Manor in Bournville

Selly Manor's secret history revealed

Former residents of famous Birmingham house included cow keeper, pub landlord and bailiff

CGI of The Franklin

Shaylor Group to lead renovation of former Cadbury's HQ

Black Country construction group will carry out renovation of Franklin House in Bourville into 79 apartments

A scene from 1984 by George Orwell featuring the ensemble cast.

Thought police of Bournville leave a bad taste in the mouth

Cadbury has sent a document to Cadbury workers with a list of regulations on appropriate behaviour in modern-day Bournville.

BPN Architects is working on the redesign of Franklin House to create an apartment block

BPN brief for conversion of Cadbury's Franklin House

Jewellery Quarter architecture firm working with city developer Court Collaboration on renovation for former chocolate maker's HQ

Cadbury in Bournville

Cadbury workers handed edict on behaviour

Workers in Bournville given a list of 'unacceptable examples of behaviour' by American bosses at Mondelez International just weeks after union accuses firm of 'smashing' company culture

The Cadbury Barn in Manor Farm Park, Northfield

Residents asked how 120-year-old Cadbury Barn in Northfield could be used again

Barn in Manor Farm Park in Northfield was once used by the Friends Ambulance Unit as a base to train recruits heading to the front line to care for injured soldiers

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