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Hidden Spaces: Subterranean Birmingham - exploring the world beneath our feet

We've carved beneath the city an invisible network of service tunnels, subways, crypts, catacombs, bomb shelters, cellars, mine shafts, railway lines and roads, writes Ben Waddington

Managing director of the Burlington Hotel Derek McDonagh with the water sourced from below the building

Still waters run deep for Birmingham hotel with its own well

The Macdonald Burlington in New Street has developed a unique cottage industry pumping water up from an underground well dating back to the hotel’s origins in 1873.

Pebble Mill studios in Edgbaston closed in 2004

Veteran reporter: BBC broke pledge over plans for Birmingham

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Failure to develop Midlands base after Pebble Mill closure 'a scandal'

2015 BYPY committee

Gallery: After the awards at BYPY 2015

Take a look to see if you were captured in our specially created frame in association with The Mailbox

BYPY 2015 winner Katie Kershaw with (from left) host Rachel Riley, Sue Gee from headline sponsor Chiltern Railway and chairman of the judging panel Paul Kehoe

BYPY crowns Katie Kershaw 2015 winner

Judges say Katie Kershaw from Node Urban Design truly embodied what they were looking for and will inspire Birmingham's young professionals

The finalists on stage ahead of BYPY 2015

Gallery: Guests arrive for BYPY 2015

Pre-dinner drinks are being held at the ICC tonight ahead of the 15th BYPY to celebrate Birmingham's business stars

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

John Whittingdale appointed Culture Secretary ahead of BBC charter debates

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New Culture Secretary appointed as pressure rises on state broadcaster to invest as much in the Midlands as other UK regions

The Mailbox - home of the BBC in Birmingham

Backlash as BBC recruits just 1 in 50 staff in Birmingham

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Post investigation reveals the city is overlooked in recruitment as most roles are filled in London or Salford despite pledge to devolve spending to the regions

Henrik Court, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Mushtaq Khan, Law Society.

Gas Street Social VIP launch

VIPS and businesses turned out in force last week to officially celebrate the opening of Birmingham's newest restaurant, Gas Street Social at the Mailbox.

The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The Harvey Nichols opening will be followed by a number of new store launches at the shopping centre over the summer period

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

Gisela Stuart MP

Regional commissioners needed for 'mismatch' in BBC spending, MP claims

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Commissioning in the Midlands is vital to overcoming a significant shortfall in BBC investment in the Midlands compared to other UK regions, according to Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox in Birmingham

Post's BBC campaign to reach director general

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Tony Hall will receive letter from Birmingham Post demanding a fair deal from corporation over its spending in the Midlands

Steve McCabe MP

MP takes BBC Midlands fair share campaign to Parliament

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Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe has called for a parliamentary debate after it emerged less than nine per cent of BBC licence fee money raised in the Midlands was spent here

BBC in Birmingham

BBC Midlands fair share campaign backed by production industry

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Senior industry figures say the television production sector in Birmingham has been crushed with BBC investment largely focused on all regions but the Midlands

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox in Birmingham

Outrage as 91% of Midland BBC licence fees spent elsewhere

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MPs, civic and business leaders join Birmingham Post's call for broadcaster to stop ignoring the Midlands with investment rising in all UK regions but here

Carlo Distefano MD of San Carlo Restaurants

Retirement is not on the table for San Carlo founder

Carlo Distefano is the business brains behind the flourishing San Carlo stable of upmarket Italian diners, which has mushroomed to employ more than 1,000 people across the globe

CGI of the Ridley House development

New plans for £11m Ridley House development

Project will see 71 apartments built in a building which 'floats' and join neighbours The Cube and The Mailbox

Tony Pilgrim, pictured after the demolition of the Pebble Mill studios where he was communications and engineering manager in the 1970s

Tributes to BBC man who helped create Pebble Mill studios

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Engineer Tony Pilgrim, who has died aged 91, was pivotal in the birth of the iconic studios in Edgbaston and was latterly an outspoken critic of corporation's move to the The Mailbox      

BBC board member Peter Salmon – the man who led the creation of the new Salford studios

BBC boss defends Birmingham commitment in face of criticism

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Peter Salmon, who leads BBC England at MediaCity UK in Salford, spoke out after a storm of criticism questioning the corporation’s commitment to Birmingham


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