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09:00, 5 OCT 2017
Ex Cathedra and CBSO join forces for glorious night of Bach
Choir’s Magnificat performance is sure to hit the spot as it gets ready for its popular series of Christmas by Candlelight concerts.
New Berlin flights to launch from Birmingham
Eurowings announces festive programme to serve Christmas and new year city breaks
Birmingham's concert scene has been lit up by Mirga effect
Christopher Morley looks back on a spectacular year for classical music in the Midlands
Diaries that give insight into path to greatness is a Christmas cracker
Still looking for the perfect gift for the music lover in your life? Christopher Morley has found some that should definitely make it into their stocking this year.
The blackbird should challenge the robins' Christmas monopoly.
There are about 5 million breeding pairs of blackbirds in this country, and by Christmas they will have been joined by up to five million individuals from Scandinavia and northern Europe.
Birmingham Town Hall
Ex Cathedra's expedition to explore the New World
Ex Cathedra conductor Jeffrey Skidmore tells Christopher Morley about the Birmingham choir's journey to discover the baroque music of South America
Sir Simon's scintillating symphonies top of the pile for Christmas
As the festive season is upon us, here’s Christopher Morley's top picks for the best gifts for the classical music lovers in your lives
Win An Exclusive Christmas Party At Warwick Castle
Win the chance for you and twenty other guests to dine like kings with Warwick Castle this Christmas.
Review: Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight at St Paul's Church
It's not every Christmas concert that complete strangers in the audience spontaneously offer you a mug of mulled wine in the interval, but then Christmas Music by Candlelight isn't just any Christmas concert.
Aga Rangemaster slammed for dozens of job losses ahead of Christmas
The upmarket cooker-maker plans to axe 68 workers as part of an efficiency drive
Birmingham's tallest crane gets Christmas makeover
Tower crane brought in to knock down the NatWest Tower even more prominent on the city skyline with 50kg of LED lights
Review: The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome
Sir Peter Wright's production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, now in its 25th year is the ballet of all ballets, being both magical, marvellously well designed and presented by a company which is in world class.
Former Apprentice candidate is keynote speaker at accountants' ball
Former BBC Apprentice contestant Jo Cameron will be the keynote speaker at the CIMA event
Midland Metro extension will complete in 2016
Transport body Centro said first phase to Bull Street would open in December but work on the rest of the new line to New Street station would be scaled back to minimise impact on the festive period
Library of Birmingham
Record number of visitors to Birmingham brings £500m boost
New data released today shows that three million more people came to the city last year compared with 2013
Yodel to create 1,200 Christmas jobs in the Midlands
Parcel delivery firm starts hunt for staff to fulfil delivers in the run up to peak Christmas period
The Alchemist and Italian restaurant Gusto set to open at The Grand Hotel
High-end chains, which are both popular in the North West, expected to open first Birmingham venues on Colmore Row
1,000 Royal Mail jobs deliver boost to unemployment figures
The recruits will be sorting out Christmas cards and parcels before they are sent to delivery offices for post staff to push through letterboxes
Hidden Spaces: Subterranean Birmingham - exploring the world beneath our feet
We've carved beneath the city an invisible network of service tunnels, subways, crypts, catacombs, bomb shelters, cellars, mine shafts, railway lines and roads, writes Ben Waddington
Midland savers grow nest eggs to £18,680 despite Christmas crunch
The average savings balance in the Midlands stands at £18,680, according to Halifax’s Savings Review
Record numbers enjoyed Birmingham Christmas market
Takings and footfall were up last year with almost £400m spent and over five million people flocking to the city
Birmingham City Council
How many politicians does it take to run Europe's largest local authority?
The city's councillors are getting nervous as recommendations suggest their numbers should be reduced from 120 to 100
Birmingham Symphony Hall
CBSO and Birmingham Conservatoire deliver range of Russian themed concerts
A Russian theme will invade classical music in Birmingham this week. Christopher Morley looks at the concerts on offer.
Birmingham Town Hall
Ex Cathedra to premiere James MacMillan's Seven Angels at Town Hall concert
The new work will be performed at Birmingham Town Hall as part of New Jerusalem Concert