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Paul Fulford, Tom Cullen, Alev Dervish and Tom Carroll at Connolly's Wines tasting event at the Library of Birmingham

Connolly's wine tasting event at the Library of Birmingham hailed a success

Scores of wines from around the world were served at Connolly's Wine Merchants' annual winter tasting event.

Lodge Paddocks in Warings Green Road, Hockley Heath, has quite the manorial look with its imposing frontage and solid oak and iron studded front door.

Lodge Paddocks makes a striking first impression

A house suitable for horse lovers makes an imposing first impression

Gary Davison, managing director at QualitySolicitors Davisons (left) and Jason Nash, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

QualitySolicitors Davisons establishes city centre presence with Colmore Row office

  • Law

The new flagship branch on Colmore Row is the firm’s first in the city centre

William Frazier, managing director at Frazier's Wine Merchants

Frazier's Wine Merchants announces plans for £500k 'wine studio'

Frazier's events and tastings will have themes and are aimed at both trade customers and wine lovers

Prime Minister defends West Midlands mayor

Proposals for a metro mayor covering the "Greater Birmingham" region have come in for criticism

The Plough pub in High Street, Harborne, which is set to reopen following a £750,000 investment

Enterprise Inns invests in Midland pubs as sell-off programme continues

The firm sold off 260 pubs for £75 million in the year, as it prepares for new legislation

David MacKenzie, Jessica Hidgkiss, both Vantage Motor Group; George Lakin, National Conference Centre.

500 delegates visit Birmingham Chamber's Expo

More than 500 delegates visited Birmingham Chamber’s Expo at the National Conference Centre at Bickenhill, near Solihull

Welcome to the West Midlands. From top left, clockwise: Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham's Bullring, Solihull Manor House and the Black Country flag

West Midlands Police commisioner warns he could block combined authority devolution deal

Labour PCC David Jamieson says he could block West Midlands Combined Authority deal unliess given assurances over the future of policiing in the region

Inside the on course mobile BBC studio

Not a single mention for Midlands in BBC charter renewal plan

  • BBC

The BBC has come under fire after a lengthy document outlining plans for its ten-year charter failed to mention Birmingham once

A CGI of how the extended Touchwood centre in Solihull would look with St Alphege Church in the background

Touchwood expansion sparks fears of axe among Solihull businesses

Anger among town's businesses as historic buildings and established shops face uncertain future because of project to expand the town's largest shopping centre

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne urged to show support for the West Midlands with funding

MPs are calling on the Chancellor to ensure the region receives a substantial package of funding allowing investment in transport, training and business support

The house a detached four-car garage. It has a large roof space above which could be converted to a gym with a shower and a sauna.

Heronbrook Manor House is the perfect party home whatever the weather

This modern manor is the ideal party home with bar, wine cellar and entertaining area.

Battle of Britain veteran Ken Wilkinson and members of 19 (Fighter) Squadron celebrate the unveiling of the centenary commemorative plaque surrounding a Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar helps 19 (Fighter) Squadron mark its centenary at Castle Bromwich plant

The Midland carmaker invited more than 40 members of 19 (Fighter) Squadron to the site to celebrate its centenary year

Coca-Cola signs created by Hollywood Monster for the 2012 Olympic Park

Birmingham Post Business Awards: Hooray for Hollywood Monster

Graphics and digital print company Hollywood Monster is sponsoring the Property category at the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2015

The Tudor-style detached in St Bernards Road has living and leisure space over four floors, including six bedrooms, principle reception rooms to the ground floor, cinema and games rooms and gym. It is up for sale at £1,650,000.

The finest homes for sale in England's 'best' town

Solihull is officially the best place to live in England, here we take a look at six of the most expensive houses for sale in the borough.

Heartlands Hospital

Heart of England NHS Trust 'driven into ditch' by watchdog

  • NHS

Heartlands Hospital governor Andrew Lydon hits out at regulator Monitor as new boss ready to be parachuted in to lead troubled trust.

David Craig, who has joined BRI Wealth Management as a chartered wealth manager

David Craig to head-up BRI Wealth Management's intermediary division

David Craig began his career in 1988 with Albert E Sharp before playing a key role building the Birmingham branch of Greig Middleton

Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich production line

Up to 28,000 jobs could be created in automotive supply chain by 2020

The forecast comes from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders in its latest report

£37m extra funding for West Midlands Police

Government U-turn in battle for extra money for 'special case' West Midlands force

Production of the Land Rover Defender is due to end next year

Redundancy process starts on Land Rover's Defender line

Staff being consulted ahead of the end of production of iconic 4x4 next year

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