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The Jam House

Birmingham's Jam House celebrates 15 years and a million music lovers

The Georgian venue has seen more than 2,000 acts perform, including the likes of Hot Chocolate and soul singer Beverley Knight

David Maclean, who runs Packt Publishing - one of the firms taking part in Birmingham's first OpenCo

OpenCo heads to Birmingham as creatives reveal secrets of their success

Tech businesses will open their doors for a day to discuss their ventures in a bid to make Birmingham more collaborative

SS Pussiewillow II, with Rowland Emett.

Blue plaque to honour Birmingham inventor Rowland Emett

The plaque will be unveiled at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The Assay Office in Birmingham

Birmingham's Assay Office gets £70,000 grant to create digital archive

Its mark – an anchor – has already been struck on over 125 million articles in the first 14 years of the 21st century

Joe Cunningham, a masonic mounter with Toye & Co which is set to delist in September after 11 years as a plc

Toye & Co sets delist date

Historic manufacturing group announces final day of trading after 11 years on stock exchange as chairman wins bid to take company private

27 Frederick Street, in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, which is to be renovated into a new office complex

Titanium to breathe new life into Jewellery Quarter property

Telecommunications firm joins long list of renovation projects taking place in city's historic hub of manufacturing

150-152 Great Charles Street which is being auctioned in October by CPBigwood

Birmingham City Council to sell landmark Great Charles Street building

Auction house assigned task of selling city council building with guide price of £950,000

David Maclean, who runs Packt Publishing

Jewellery Quarter-based online publishing firm plans to double through 'Netflix route'

Packt Publishing, based in Livery Street in the Jewellery Quarter, plans to double in size in the next three years as part of a new strategy to tackle online piracy

Cleverycherry's new recruits (from left) Ryan Dakin, Josh Singh and Ammarah Iqbal

Clevercherry boosts Jewellery Quarter team

Creative agency hires latest recruits of in-house apprenticeship scheme

Toye & Co

Toye & Co takeover deadline put back

Bryan Toye extends time frame to shareholders in bid to take company private after 11 years on AIM

The Bloc Hotel, in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, which is to be extended with 30 apart-hotel rooms

Bloc Hotels eyes slice of Birmingham apart-hotel market

Sector to get more crowded as Jewellery Quarter venue joins growing city centre hotel trend

Mar City secures £40 million loan facility with HSBC

Birmingham housebuilder aiming to add 3,000 plots to land bank by the end of the year

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


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