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10:36, 9 DEC 2015
Armchair shopping surge at John Lewis
Solihull head of branch Julie Blake described the growth in online trade as “incredible”
George Osborne MP
Tinkering is all very well - now it's time to get down to business
George Osborne's Autumn Statement was overtly political and aimed to demonstrate the economy is safer in his hands than under Ed Balls.
High Streets need little guys for the spice of life
Most High Streets across Britain are dominated by national chains, pushing out the smaller independent shops.
Royal Shakespeare Company
Review: The Christmas Truce at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Phil Porter’s RSC play, set in the trenches of the First World War, makes you realise your good luck in simply being alive.
Unions blame Government over latest Birmingham City Council job cuts
The Library of Birmingham and a plethora of leisure services are among those to be scaled back to trim tens of millions of pounds off Birmingham City Council’s budget
Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff reveals what life was like in the rock band
From being a part-time litter picker to hitting the charts, singer Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff reveals what life was like in the rock band. Graham Young reports
Independent Birmingham: Seven alternative ways to enjoy Christmas in the city
As Small Business Saturday approaches, the Post, with website Independent Birmingham, takes a look at different ways shoppers and visitors can enjoy the city this festive period
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Review: The Nutcracker - BRB at Birmingham Hippodrome
BRB's Nutcracker is a ballet defining a moment of true magic where truth and fiction blend together.
The Puppini Sisters: 'We count Michael Bublé and Prince Charles as fans'
Swing band The Puppini Sisters have attracted plenty of attention with a future king among their fans
Review: Christmas Fantasia, Birmingham Bach Choir at St Philip's Cathedral
We say it every year: “Christmas comes earlier”, but in a big city, beautiful venues such as St Philip’s Georgian baroque cathedral, is in great demand.
House of Fraser grotto raising funds for HelpHarryHelpOthers
Department store launches 2014 festive attraction which raise funds for Harry Moseley's charity for the second year
Ventriloquist-comedian Paul Zerdin lined up for Press Club's Christmas Lunch
Barclays is sponsoring the 2014 event with proceeds being donated to Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Northfield
Lack of support by Birmingham restaurants 'embarrassing' says St Basils
Streetsmart scheme allows restaurants to add a voluntary £1 to each table's bill but Birmingham is failing to match other cities with levels of support
Review: Horrible Christmas, Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
Who’d have known Christmas had all but disappeared until Charles Dickens rekindled the nation’s love affair with our most pervasive and costly, public holiday
Sultan of Brunei's Jaguar XJ220 goes on sale in Birmingham
The Jaguar XJ220, named because of its supposed top speed is on sale at a special auction at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC this week
Emma Willis and Alison Hammond front new Birmingham Christmas shopping campaign
Retail Birmingham BID launches new region-wide marketing push to boost city's retail offering in busy run-up to Christmas
Russell Luckock: Christmas 2014 could see a real boost to sales figures
Government figures show the number of start-up businesses is increasing month by month, and Christmas for them could be a welcome bonus.
City of Colours Festival: Our five favourite art installations in Birmingham
From ice sculptures in Chamberlain Square to large-format displays of modern-day faith on Birmingham Cathedral, we’ve rounded up our favourite pieces of public art on display in Birmingham in recent years
Midland soldier's poignant war diary reveals Christmas truce of December 1914
A Midland soldier lived through the incredible Christmas Truce of December 1914 - and now his diaries are being published.
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham ranked alongside Rome in quality of life survey
The city has been ranked as having the highest quality of life of any in the UK outside of the capital – and ahead of the likes of Los Angeles and Dubai, by the Mercer Quality of Living Report 2014
Record-breaking year at Birmingham Hippodrome with ticket sales up 23%
Increase driven by a season of ‘blockbuster productions’ including Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, War Horse and Snow White – its biggest Christmas pantomime for a decade
Birmingham City Council
West Coast Mainline passengers face summer delays
Train users going from Birmingham to London are facing a month of misery when parts of the West Coast Mainline close for £81 million engineering works
Back down to earth after the festivities
The spring classical season begins at CBSO tonight with the enchanting work of Prokofiev, writes Christopher Morley .
Stay in seasonal mood with top DVD delights
For those wishing to catch up on some classical music concerts from the comfort of an armchair, Christopher Morley selects his favourite DVDs of 2013.