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James Grove & Sons' staff at the Halesowen factory in the 1950s

Button making has returned to its roots

Button making was big business in 18th century Birmingham. Chris Upton looks at how it has been revived in the 21st century

The Austin Seven car which was so popular around the world and particularly in parts of Europe

Austin motor the first German leader ever drove

The Birmingham built Austen Seven attracted the eye of Adolf Hitler when it rolled off the production line. Chris Upton reports

Award-winning sport and travel journalist Peter Smith is launching a new attraction in Birmingham called Wonderful World of Trains and Planes.

City attraction set to go full steam ahead

A new tourist attraction has opened in the Jewellery Quarter. Graham Young meets the man behind The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

Colmore Business District sculpture trail celebrates RBSA's 200 years in Birmingham

Followers of the trail can explore the diversity of some of the RBSA’s leading artists and buy their artworks


Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

Michael Ford, co-producer of Pudsey: The Movie

Movie star Pudsey is a natural... he knew exactly what to do

Birmingham film producer Michael Ford reflects on his debut film Pudsey: The Movie. Graham Young reports

CGI of the new extensions to Whitley Abbey Primary School in Coventry

CWA wins school refurb contract

Engineering consultancy wins brief to carry out extension and upgrade work at 10 Coventry schools

The Jewellery Quarter

Delph acquires second phase of The Quarter

Morris Homes sells 105 apartments off plan at its Jewellery Quarter residential development

The Centenary Connections mobile app

Birmingham digital company Nymbol builds app for major First World War heritage project in Manchester

Centenary Connections uncovers objects and stories from archives across Greater Manchester relating to the Great War and unites 26 arts and heritage organisations in the region

Masonic threads designed at Toye & Co.

Toye & Co shareholders recommended to reject takeover bid

Independent directors say offer from Bryan Toye does not represent a fair value for the company

Standard Works in the Jewellery Quarter

Behind the scenes at Standard Works

Historic building opened up to the public ahead of a regeneration project to build a new specialist college

20-21 Legge Lane, the site of a planned food school which is now being marketed for residential development

Derelict Jewellery Quarter site poised for residential overhaul

Vacant plot was once going to house a £15 million college campus but is now on market for housing

Birmingham marketing agency GUNG HO's new logo

Gung Ho launches New Balance world record moonwalk attempt

Birmingham PR agency spearheads campaign to break dance record at Kendal Calling music festival

Eiffel Tower in Paris

Local politicians glance across the Channel for the next 'grande idée'

Compared to a hotel bed tax, TBIDs sounded more enterprising, in both senses, and, as is being demonstrated, far more likely to happen.

Clare Teal.

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

Andy Murray kissing the trophy after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last year.

Celebrating Birmingham's continued tradition in creative genius

Birmingham manufacturers have a long tradition of involvement in creating trophies for major sporting events.

Ludgate Finance management team (from left) Steve Grice, David Grocott and Richard Mason

Management buyout at Ludgate Finance

Team separate from parent company Poppleton & Appleby sevens years after being founded

The Yanfolila site in Mali, where Hummingbird Resources plans to mine for gold in 2015

Hummingbird Resources set to turn £20 million deal into gold

Jewellery Quarter gold firm will mine in Mali after transformational acquisition  

Citizen Khan creator Adil Ray speaks at Birmingham Day at Westminster

Birmingham Day showcases progress in city's creative quarter

Senior BBC executive pledges corporation's commitment to investing in Birmingham

CWA's newly appointed associates (from left) Tom Hender, James Welch and Matthew Endacott

Senior team grows at CWA

Engineering consultancy promotes three to associate level as it continues to grow Jewellery Quarter-based team


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