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David Bradnock (Deputy Lord Lieutenant), Tim Watts (High Sheriff for West Midlands), Philip Bowen (High Sheriff Powys), and Michael Hogan (Worcestershire's High Sheriff) help launch a Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen

Trio of High Sheriffs gather to unveil Balsall Heath blue plaque for John Bowen

Birmingham Civic Society unveiled the plaque to Alderman John Bowen at the Balsall Church Centre in Mary Street

Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen

First Birmingham Civic Society blue plaque to be erected in Balsall Heath

Review: Birmingham's Carters of Moseley has inventive fayre which is a true labour of love

Diners and judges have voted it the best UK restaurant in The Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year. Now Mary Griffin puts Birmingham restaurant Carters of Moseley to the test.

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

The Birmingham cyclists proving that the sport is not discriminatory

After Edgbaston Conservative councillor Deirdre Alden suggested cycling was discriminatory and predominately for young, white men, Mary Griffin meets some cyclists desperate to prove her wrong

Gerard and Christine White's home (right) in Moseley after the builders joined both roofs

Outcry as planners allow Moseley 'monstrosity' extension to remain

Couple's home becomes semi-detached in all but name after illegal extension almost joins houses together in suburban street

20 is Plenty campaign hits Birmingham trail

Series of exhibitions scheduled across the city to explain proposals to reduce accidents in key blackspots

Birmingham Glee Club owner Mark Tughan

Birmingham's first comedy club The Glee Club celebrates 20 years of jokes

Birmingham's first comedy club is celebrating 20 years of jokes. Owner Mark Tughan tells Roz Laws the secrets of his success

Carters of Moseley

Carters of Moseley named Good Food Guide’s Readers’ Restaurant of the Year

Carters' success comes after Birmingham was snubbed in the latest Good Food Guide after none of the city’s restaurants made the top 50

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

A look back as one of the region's most popular music events returns for another year

Arthur Brown's outrageous stage show

Crazy World of Arthur Brown play Moseley Folk Festival Afterparty

The sixties psychedelic legend augmented by his band takes to the stage at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath on Friday August 29 after former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr draws the opening day of Moseley Folk to a close

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season

Moor Green Lane in Moseley.

Home of the day: £850k Victorian property in Moor Green Lane, Moseley

Improvements to this Moseley home have resulted in a splendid area for adults to relax in, Alison Jones reports

Ian Parkes - Marketing manager for Purity - with their new brew Longhorn IPA on show at the Birmingham Independent Food Fair at Millennium Point.

Food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair

As dozens of food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair next month Mary Griffin finds out what's in store and asks what sets the city's food scene apart.

Moseley Hall ice house

Heritage Open Days: 10 great places to visit across the Midlands

The Midlands reveals its historic secrets as part of the Heritage Open Days 2014 weekend between Thursday 11-Sunday, September 14

Richard Thompson.

Richard Thompson flies in from LA to play Moseley Folk Festival

Guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson flies in from LA to play Moseley Folk Festival. He chats to Dave Freak

Bourneville Waffle Company serve unique waffles from their retro caravan L-R Paul Desmond, original co-founder Dave Robinson and Jenny Deeley.

Birmingham street food: Our guide to who's who in fast food revolution

The launch of Digbeth Dining Club marked the start of a bustling street food scene in Birmingham. As the weekly Friday feast celebrates its second anniversary, Mary Griffin looks at 12 of the traders who have made the city a major player in a national movement revolutionising the concept of fast food.

Stand-up comedian James Cook holding a Buckaroo game for his new show about board games, Always Be Rolling

The world of stand-up is a funny old game

Edinburgh Fringe Festival is up and running with more than 3,000 shows in 250 venues. Roz Laws rounds up the Midland artists taking part and talks to a playful comedian

Coun Victoria Quinn and Sir Albert Bore at their wedding

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore weds

Labour leader Sir Albert Bore married fellow councillor Victoria Quinn at a ceremony at Highbury Hall, Joseph Chamberlain’s ancestral home in Moseley, on Monday August 4

The Bond in Digbeth

Quick Bites: Birmingham gin festival adds new date

Organisers of Birmingham's first gin festival add another date after tickets sell out.

A runner in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run 2012

Most successful Business Challenge yet for 2014 Bupa Great Birmingham Run

Eleven weeks before event and more companies have signed up than ever before to city's half-marathon

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