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© 2017 Trinity Mirror Midlands
10:54, 4 MAR 2016
Tory conference is a worthwhile exception to pecuniary precaution
One of Mike Whitby's more controversial legacies as Birmingham City Council leader was the £1.48 million commitment to hosting the Tory Party party.
Councillor slams £1.5 million cost of Tory Party Conference
James McKay says the money could have paid for 60 street cleaners
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.
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
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
Birmingham City Council
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 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
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
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.
Birmingham oyster bar plan falls through
Developers pull out of negotiations for specialist restaurant at Harborne School Yard food hub development
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.
The Birmingham Big Art Project
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
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.
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
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
School Yard food hub in Harborne to include 12 homes
Architectural competition is icing on cake for old school restoration.
Birmingham City Council
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.
Dozens more job losses at historic retailer Osbornes
Another blow for the city's retail sector after collapse of 180-year-old firm
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.
Birmingham Town Hall
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.
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
Friends of the Earth praises Birmingham City Council for pledge to cut carbon emissions
The city’s Green Commission published its carbon roadmap which outlined a range of measures and policies, from improving public transport to retrofitting insulation to homes and businesses
Edgbaston venue Blue Piano plans to open back garden bar and extend hours
The proposal from the south Asian eatery on Harborne Road includes related work like the installation of awnings, exterior lighting, decking areas and commercial parasol