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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.

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

Steve Rainbow, director of More Canals than Venice, copies of which will go to all Birmingham schools

Copies of More Canals Than Venice film going to every school in Birmingham

DVDs of More Canals Than Venice will be distributed to all 435 schools in the city thanks to the generosity of Aston Business School and the King Edward VI Charity

The Suggested Rules of Health

From the archives: How to lead ‘healthier and therefore more cheerful life’ in Bournville

Set of rules state that if followed they could ensure you live ‘ten years longer than those who ignore them’

200 Cadbury jobs axed in Ireland by Mondelez International

Cadbury's US owners cull jobs just weeks after announcing a £75 million production investment in Birmingham

Workers are unhappy at Cadbury's factory in Bournville over the 'smashing' of the company's culture

Cadbury culture 'being smashed' by US owners

Documents leaked to the Birmingham Post show the level of disquiet among workers at Bournville factory amid claims of staff being 'railroaded' towards redundancy

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Cadbury progress under Mondelez should give other Midlands firms confidence

The region’s other manufacturing businesses should take note and encouragement from what Cadbury's American parent company is achieving.

Birmingham campaigner John Bull burned a Toblerone outside Bournville when the Cadbury takeover was confirmed

Toblerones 'to be made at Bournville' after £75m investment

Cadbury owner Mondelez International will start making a host of other brands at the historic plant following a major investment

Cadbury's base in Bournville

George Osborne pledges to ensure help is available to axed Cadbury workers

More than 200 staff will leave manufacturing base in Bournville as owner Mondelez international strives to improve production processes and efficiency

Production at Cadbury's factory in Bournville has been secured for another 25 years updated

200 Cadbury jobs go as deal safeguards Bournville for 25 years

Trade union and staff strike deal with parent company Mondelez International which will see more than 200 staff leave Bournville base but no compulsory redundancies

Birmingham Hippodrome chief executive Stuart Griffiths

Hippodrome boss Stuart Griffiths, Meera Syal and Brendon Batson among the New Year's Honours

Mr Griffiths is awarded an OBE for his services to the arts in the city, while Ms Syal and Mr Batson both upgraded their MBEs, with Wolverhampton-born actress Syal made CBE and footballer-turned-administrator Batson made an OBE

Bournville Park, pictured in 1906, was popular with children who fished in its stream

The birth of a garden village: How Bournville is inspiring new Telford development

George Cadbury's vision, hailed as an exemplar for garden cities, is now being used as the inspiration behind Lightmoor Village in Telford

Ted Baker is opening a new store at Bullring Birmingham

Bullring store for Ted Baker in second letting in a week

The new Ted Baker store will open on Friday, December 12, and will house Ted’s AW14 menswear, womenswear and accessories collections

Women working on a production line at Cadbury's in 1966.

Cadbury Bournville can't return to 'days of women in hair nets'

Cadbury workers must accept owner Mondelez International's modern practices 'ultimatum' to survive, claims MP Steve McCabe.

Court Collaboration recruits Ivan Woodward as projects director

Director will oversee development of former Snobs building and 130 Colmore Row, where Lasan is setting up a new venture

Picture from 1905. Homes that were amongst the first to be built on the Bournville estate

Pictures: Bournville Village Trust opens archives to show town planning masterpiece

The photographs show Bournville as it was as far back as 1879, painting a picture of the estate, which was the vision of George Cadbury, in its formative years

'Bournville: Birmingham's model village' iPad digital magazine available to read now

Today, the estate, which covers 1,000 acres and has been credited as laying the foundations for the development of garden cities, is managed by Bournville Village Trust

Cadbury in Bournville

Jon Griffin: Mondelez International takeover turns into a bitter pill for Cadbury

Cadbury Bournville workers have told to 'change behaviour and attitude' or leave the business

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