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The historic School Yard frontage has been treated with respect

How to turn a building inside out and start all over again...

A building can take on a number of identities over the years, as a new function replaces the previous one.

Shaleen Meelu is setting up a new food school at The new School Yard development in Birmingham

Selly Oak businesswoman sets up food school at Harborne School Yard development

The deal means the School Yard, at the Grade II-listed Clock Tower, is fully let – and comes after previous plans for a food school on the development fell down after a fall out

Job Centre

Rise in level of abuse and assaults against Birmingham job centre staff

If an incident of verbal or physical abuse against a member of job centre staff is recorded that claimant is marked as ‘potentially violent’ for a minimum of six months

Swimming pool

Olympic training pool bought by Birmingham City Council

Birmingham’s £200,000 bid for the tank, heating system and filters was successful – meaning it will be packaged up and rebuilt in the city

20mph road markings in Birmingham

20mph zones in Birmingham to be rolled out

The city council in late 2012 voted almost unanimously in favour of a city-wide 20mph speed limit to improve pedestrian safety, lessen traffic congestion and reduce pollution

Neil Edginton at the School Yard development in Harborne

Harborne's School Yard development signs up Boston Tea Party cafe-bar

The end of the first phase is now in sight, with a new food school expected to sign up within weeks

Neil Edginton, EDG Property; Mark Holden, EDG Property; Robert Black, EDG Property.

Milestone for The School Yard property development

EDG Property have reached a major milestone at The School Yard scheme in Harborne as the first phase completes.

Artist's impression for the food hub plan at Harborne

Birmingham oyster bar plan falls through

Developers pull out of negotiations for specialist restaurant at Harborne School Yard food hub development

Head brewer Florent Vialan sampling a glass of beer

Fine craft of pairing food with beer is pure genius

Midland brewery Purity has tripled its capacity and is about to launch a new beer and its first pub. Mary Griffin takes a trip to south Warwickshire to see what's brewing.


Steering group begins search for world-famous piece of public art in Birmingham

The scheme has a target of raising a minimum of £2 million for a permanent artwork with ‘wow factor’ in a highly visible site in or around the city centre

CBSO violinist Catherine Arlidge, who has won a prize for her work with children.

Birmingham violinist honoured for outreach work with schools and families

Catherine Arlidge has been honoured with a prestigious award for her orchestral work with young people. Christopher Morley report.

Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.19 - Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe and family (£165m)

Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough Calthorpe’s Calthorpe Estates has unveiled plans for transforming the leafy Birmingham suburb of Edgbaston into an urban village within a mile of the city centre.

Michelin-starred Adam's restaurant in Birmingham is awarded three AA rosettes

Restaurant is going from strength to strength after winning a Michelin star – the fourth for a Birmingham restaurant – just six months after opening its doors

John Fitzgerald, managing director at David Wilson Homes Mercia

150 jobs to be created at new homes development in Harborne

David Wilson Homes Mercia, based in Solihull, will soon start work on the Lordswood Gardens development in Harborne supplying 90 new homes with the prospect of scores of jobs for local people

Work has finished on the first phase of the School Yard development in Harborne. exclusive

School Yard food hub in Harborne to include 12 homes

Architectural competition is icing on cake for old school restoration.

Sir Albert Bore

The end of days has been postponed – and one lord’s a leaping

We’ve had highs and lows over the last 12 months covering civic affairs in this wonderful city. And to mark the occasion here are my own awards for 2013.

Osborne Stationers

Dozens more job losses at historic retailer Osbornes

Another blow for the city's retail sector after collapse of 180-year-old firm

The Twang

Frontman of Birmingham indie band The Twang has gone all soft

He was touted as the next Liam Gallagher but frontman of Birmingham indie band The Twang has gone all soft. He talks to Sarah Probert about fame, bringing up children and Smeg fridges.

Singers of the Midlands Hospital Choir rehearsing at St Lawrence and St Faith’s Church ahead of their Birmingham Town Hall shows.

Midlands Hospitals Choir prove a sing-song is just what the doctor ordered

Singing is good for your health, as a Midland hospital choir is proving. Roz Laws meets its members.

Osbornes Stationers

Jobs threat after 180-year-old firm collapses

Administrators called in at Hay Mills-based Osbornes Stationers after being hit by competition with giant rivals


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