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Paul Spicer

Piecing together of a long-lost Bach score

Paul Spicer, now in his 25th year as conductor of Birmingham Bach Choir, is looking forward to a special concert.

Bistrot Pierre's Birmingham restaurant will be joined by more venues in the region

Bistrot Pierre to create 100 jobs with new restaurant launches

French chain which opened in Birmingham last summer is planning further expansion in the West Midlands with two new venues

Sir Peter Horton

Rich List 2017: No.29 - Peter Horton and family

Deputy Chairman of Hortons' Estate has seen his fortune increase by £0 million while dropping three places on the Rich List

It emerged in May that Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight was trying to open a production studio in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - May: Steven Knight moots new studio, Northfield Manor to be reborn and Ikea comes to city centre

The founder of TV hit Peaky Blinders said in May that he had held discussions with Paramount about launching a new studio in Birmingham while a fire-hit manor was to regenerated as a housing estate

Ex Cathedra's expedition to explore the New World

Ex Cathedra conductor Jeffrey Skidmore tells Christopher Morley about the Birmingham choir's journey to discover the baroque music of South America

The front of Wordsley House, Main Street, Stonnall.

Former Stonnall inn has links to highwayman Dick Turpin

Wordsley House in Stonnall is reportedly the former Welsh Harp Inn, the birthplace of Dick Turpin's mate, Tom King.

Bourne Fields, near Aldridge.

Epitome of luxury and all box fresh properties in Aldridge

Cameron Homes has unveiled its flagship development of 14 exclusive five-bedroom properties at Bourne Fields, near Aldridge.

Horseshoe Barn in Church Road, Stonnall.

Character homes are real barnstormers!

There are plenty of barns that have been transformed into living spaces fit for the 21st century family.

Andrew Mitchell MP, Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce; Charlotte Hodivala, Mayor of Sutton Coldfield.

Sutton Coldfield Chamber marks first anniversary

Sutton Coldfield Chamber has “exceeded expectations” in its first 12 months

Eight-bedroom, Edwardian villa in Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield.

Midland properties ready for a grand design

Here are a handful of properties that either already have planning permission to extend or there is plenty of scope for development.

Classical music group I Fagiolini.

Review: Amuse-Bouche, I Fagiolini at Lichfield Festival

Jean Francaix's extraordinary Ode à la gastronomie is a tour-de-force, and I Fagiolini performed it with wit, precision and (when the music called for it) lip-smacking relish.

Norwegian trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helspeth plays with Manchester Camerata.

Review: Manchester Camerata at Lichfield Festival

The opening concert of the Lichfield Festival featured two world premieres.

Dignity adds five crematoria to growing UK portfolio

Birmingham-based listed funeral group says sites - including in Lichfield and Shropshire - will expand footprint into new markets

Sketch of plans for a new clubhouse at Whittington Heath Golf Club

HS2 causes golf club to plan major overhaul

Construction of high-speed rail line will cut a swathe through 18-hole Staffordshire course prompting new plans for redevelopment

CGI of Stoford's plans for Liberty Park in Lichfield

Stoford unveils new development plans at £38m site

Birmingham developer is working Liberty Property Trust on the speculative project in Staffordshire

Fentham Cottage, 41 Fentham Road, Hampton in Arden, a semi-detached cottage and former school. One of the lots at the CPBigwood Auction on February 25.

Lots of quirky potential at biggest-ever CPBigwood auction

The latest CPBigwood auction will see more properties up for sale than the auctioneer has ever dealt with before.

Birmingham Labour MPs Khalid Mahmood, left, and Roger Godsiff are campaigning for the UK to leave the EU

EU referendum: West Midlands is a heartland of the anti-EU campaign

A number of Birmingham's Labour MPs are calling for the UK to leave the European Union, while Tories in the wider West Midlands also back "Brexit"

Luxury apartments in The Chase in Digby Road, Sutton Coldfield.

Luxury Sutton Coldfield apartments expected to deliver on the quality front

Apartment hunters are sure to be clamouring for these new luxury flats in Sutton Coldfield.

New development of seven houses in Grimstock Avenue, off Lichfield Road in Coleshill.

Centrick Property to hold open day for its Coleshill development

These executive homes offer the best of market town life with good access to the city.

Midland trains could have seats and toilets removed to ease overcrowding

Trains across Birmingham and the West Midlands could have seats and toilets removed – to reduce overcrowding

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