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Keon Heidarinia (left) and Matt Eagles, co-owners of Boo Boo Coffee in Harborne

Boo Boo Coffee scoops Intuit QuickBooks small business award

Independent café in Harborne will now benefit from a prize package worth £15,000 including cash, media coverage and advertising at West Bromwich Albion

West Midlands store closures rise as high street struggle goes on

The number of store openings in the region fell in 2014 to 371 – 100 fewer than the year before

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

£30m boost to Birmingham cycling scene

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The city council has been awarded a £22.1 million Department for Transport grant which, topped up with £7.9 million local funding

St James's House, in Frederick Road, Edgbaston

Clinging on to the dwindling legacy of a 20th century great

It is shameful the later products of architect John Madin's career are so unappreciated in the city he called home, argues Joe Holyoak

The Newman Brothers Coffin Works Factory in Fleet Street has been shortlisted in the RICS 2015 West Midlands Awards

Shortlisted unveiled for 2015 RICS West Midlands

Barclaycard Arena and airport runway extension among a host of schemes from across the region to make the final shortlist

Redrow has submitted revised plans for the former Ravenhurst Playing Fields in Harborne

Redrow revises plans for controversial Harborne housing project

Action group continues to battle plans to redevelop former Ravenhurst Playing Fields as new-look scheme is brought forward by housebuilding giant

New £40m Birmingham Conservatoire plans set for approval

Planning officers say brick design, previously compared to an Oxo cube, is 'high standard'

Matt Carey and Charlene Field of The new 'Quinto Lounge' in Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield.

Quinto Lounge opens in Sutton Coldfield as flurry of new restaurants goes on

Quinto Lounge, opposite Cambaz in Birmingham Road, is the latest venue in the city for the Bristol-based Loungers group

The former Midland Bank headquarters at 33 Bennetts Hill exclusive

Midland Bank building to become first Cosy Club in Birmingham

Historic Bennetts Hill building, which was designed by Thomas Rickman and completed in 1835, set for new future

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Review of 2014 - February: Toni Iommi's house, Curzon Street masterplan and Snobs nightclub moves

Our festive look back at the big online news stories of 2014 heads into February when the masterplan for Curzon Street was revealed and Toni Iommi's house went on the market

Moor Pool Estate in Harborne which has been saved following a campaign

Moor Pool Estate saved after Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Harborne community asset established more than a century ago by John Nettlefold will be kept as one for future generations following fervent campaign

Sabai Torquil and Juree Chidwick, of Sabai Sabai restaurants.

Sabai Sabai restaurant group marks 10 years in business

Sabai Sabai hosted a double celebration marking both the 10th birthday of the restaurant group and Thailand's Loy Krathong festival.

Planners liken new Birmingham Conservatoire to a cheese-grater and Oxo cube

Despite some criticism of the design the council’s planning committee gave their full backing to the £40 million relocation of the music school to Eastside

If Birmingham's Christmas Market is a bit much for you, then why not try some of these alternatives?

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 Chamber of Commerce House in Edgbaston

Birmingham Chamber House could be demolished over £4m pension deficit

Executives at the business organisation are hopeful of resurrecting a ten-year old project to demolish Chamber of Commerce House and build a new headquarters

The School Yard on High Street, Harborne

Harborne clock tower development The School Yard sold

City firm Edg Property has sold the first phase of the School Yard development to asset management company Avignon Capital

Opening the new Havill and Travis gallery in Harborne are owners Dave Travis (left) and Gerv Havill (right) with artist Erica Nockalls and a piece from her exhibition at the gallery

Havill & Travis gallery opens its doors in Harborne

New venue launched by two well-known faces from the Midlands' music scene promises exhibitions which showcase some of the region's finest artistic talent

Elmdon Road in Selly Park.

Potential buyers get chance to look around Selly Park property

Potential purchasers can get a feel for what could be their new home at an open event this weekend, writes Alison Jones

Turners

Restaurant Review: Turners in Harborne

The first thing to say about this review is that it isn’t a review, not strictly speaking.

Adam Bennett, of The Cross in Kenilworth, which has been awarded its first Michelin star just a year after opening

Michelin stars stay in Birmingham as The Cross wins its first

Fledgling Warwickshire venue already among the elite as city's quartet of star restaurants continue to vow judges at prestigious publication

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