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Planners liken new Birmingham Conservatoire to a cheese-grater and Oxo cube

Despite some criticism of the design the council’s planning committee gave their full backing to the £40 million relocation of the music school to Eastside

MP Steve McCabe who has branded an award for the city council a 'complete joke'

City's planning award branded 'complete joke' by Steve McCabe

Birmingham City Council wins Smarter Planning Champion award for swift and efficient handling of applications

Elizabeth Road in Moseley.

Detached home in a Moseley cul-de-sac that is fit for a queen

An impressive property on Elizabeth Road in Moseley which marks a significant period in history, reports Alison Jones

Bishop Latimer Memorial Church in Winson Green

Hunt is on to recruit second Birmingham conservation officer

Move welcomed by Victoria Society after report said more buildings in Birmingham had been added to 'at risk' register by English Heritage

Moseley is one of several areas in Birmingham to get 20mph speed limits

First areas of Birmingham to have 20mph limits announced

Work on the limits in Moseley, Kings Heath, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill and Balsall Heath will begin next spring at a cost of nearly £400,000

Keith Marsden landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moselely.

Birmingham pub has a hit with US barbecue

Keith Marsden, owner of popular Moseley pub The Prince of Wales, has taken part in the BBQ Boot Camp, which is set to be screened on America TV, to hone his skills for his new venture, The Dark Horse

The Virgin Galactic hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in California

Virgin Galactic crash fails to dissuade space-bound Trevor Beattie

The entrepreneur, who was born in the city, took to social media site Twitter to pledge his support for the project

Moseley Road Baths, Balsall Heath, Birmingham

Birmingham heritage fears with one official overseeing historic gems

The Victorian Society says unless urgent action is taken, the city faces a repeat of the 60s and 70s, when many architectural gems were bulldozed

John Bowen, a builder born in the mid-nineteenth century, who started out as a farm labourer and ended-up creating some of Birmingham's best-known buildings, including the iconic Victoria Law Courts.

Birmingham builder honoured with blue plaque

The man responsible for some of Birmingham's finest buildings has been honoured with a blue plaque. Chris Upton reports

Marks & Spencer

Moseley gets new Marks & Spencer - before new medical centre

Plans for a store and medical centre were approved in 2011 on condition that the store could not open before the centre but that has been scrapped

The site of the old Meteor Ford car dealership in St Mary’s Row, Moseley

Marks & Spencer's Moseley mission to open new food store

Retailer looks to succeed in redeveloping former car dealer site after Tesco withdrew following local opposition

The Friends' Institute, Moseley Road, Birmingham

Friends' Institute Quaker building on Moseley Road handed Grade II* listed status

Only 5.5 per cent of listed buildings in England are Grade II*, making them particularly important and of more than special interest

Moseley Road Baths

What's on at Birmingham's Fierce Festival

Birmingham's Fierce Festival is back with a week-long series of art, performance and projects across the city. Graham Young looks at what's on

Former Barclays branch in Moseley

Barclays closes Moseley branch due to declining footfall

The branch was one of the oldest working banks in Birmingham but was forced to close down due to customers using nearby sites

Gerard and Christina White saw an extension built right next to their house

Birmingham City Council's anger over plan to relax rules on home extensions

Birmingham City Council officials are to demand the Government ditches plans to relax planning laws amid serious concerns the city is being overrun with massive home extensions.

My Darling Clementine

Moseley country music duo My Darling Clementine to play the Pride of Birmingham Awards

Americana comes to Birmingham thanks to country music couple My Darling Clementine. They tell Roz Laws about how Elvis Costello brought them together

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


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