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Review: First and Last by Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra at
Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Forget clinical professionalism, there’s nothing to beat a warts-and-all amateur performance delivered with total commitment – and this BPO concert had it in spades.

Chemistry apprentice

£23m Birmingham boost to create next generation of scientists

Six West Midland universities and a college will share £23 million for science and technology education.

Jagpal Rai, Monder Ram, Sandra Kerr, Denis Woulfe, Rupinder Kaur, at the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women's Enterprise Summit at the Latitude Club, One Snowhill, hosted by Barclays.

Women's Business Council summit at Snow Hill in Birmingham

Barclays, in conjunction with the ​​Women's Business Council, hosted the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women's Enterprise Summit at its offices in Snow Hill, Birmingham.

Helen Milner-Viney business manger at the BioHub building on Birmingham Research Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Birmingham Biohub paves way for growing medical quarter

Birmingham looks to attract start-ups away from Oxford or London.

A rare, double-sided panel featuring an image of Christ’s Nativity at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Pictures: Rare Nativity artwork arrives at Barber Institute of Fine Arts

The Flemish panel is dated around 1520 and painted by Antwerp Mannerist Jan de Beer

Winners at the Social Enterprise West Midlands Awards

Region's social enterprises recognised at awards

Mindful Gifts, a company that provides appropriate gifts and activities for dementia sufferers, Blu Rocket Design, a graphic design agency with a passion for pro-bono support and John Taylor Hospice were among the main winners at the Social Enterprise West Midlands awards.

Bath Court which could be turned into an 11-storey student accommodation tower

Silver Blades developer eyes Birmingham's student accommodation market

Bouygues Development lodges new plans to build 11-storey tower in Edgbaston to target city's booming influx of students

University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham awarded £80 million for quantum physics project

Funding will go towards work on quantum sensors which could be used for a plethora of tasks from mapping underground pipework to helping research into dementia

CGI of University of Birmingham's new student halls and sports complex by Grange Road entrance

Next phase of £300m University of Birmingham regen set for green light

Planners recommend approval for new halls of residence and sports pavilion on Edgbaston campus

Steve Coleman, jazz saxophonist.

Jazz saxophonist Steve Coleman chooses Birmingham as only UK date for tour

Chicago saxophonist Steve Coleman brings his Five Elements band to Birmingham for the only UK concert in their European tour. He chats to Peter Bacon.

Rows of houses to rent in Selly Oak, near the University of Birmingham

Time for Birmingham council to tell landlords to get their houses in order

A new planning policy for Selly Oak has seen an acceleration in building activity as landlords try to get their house extensions finished.

Artwork by practising and emerging artists from across the region in the West Midlands Open 2014 exhibition in the Gas Hall, at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The West Midlands Open Exhibition at Gas Hall is showcasing new artistic talent

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s latest open exhibition is likely to make people ask the question: What is art?

The three Manufacturing Technology Centre Minis in the Italian mountains

Midlands apprentices recreate The Italian Job with classic Minis and raise £1,500 for charity

The Manufacturing Technology Centre team recreated scenes from the classic Michael Caine film

Review: John Lill at Barber Concert Hall, University of Birmingham

Renowned pianist delights audience with his performance in Birmingham

Spencer Davis

Birmingham teacher turned international rock star Spencer Davies to play the Symphony Hall

Birmingham teacher turned international rock star Spencer Davies is about to play Symphony Hall for the first time - at the age of 75. Graham Young meets the man who is still promising to Keep on Running.

China flag

Winning Chinese Investment - Focusing on scale and proximity might be the keys

Both in the Midlands and across the UK we need to find some means of bulking up materially for the economic relations with Chinese city regions Liam Byrne aspires to be delivered.

Return To The Trenches, one of the powerful images by war artist Richard Nevinson, on show in an exhibition at Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Barber Institute hosts work by 'remarkable' Richard Nevinson

An exhibition of work by British war artist Richard Nevinson is on show at Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Terry Grimley reviews it

CGI of the planned student accommodation development at 495 - 505 Bristol Road, in Selly Oak

Selly Oak set to get another large student block

Bristol Road target for latest project as developer submits plans for nearly 350 bedrooms opposite University of Birmingham campus

West Midlands Leaders' Roundtable at Trowers & Hamlins' offices in Colmore Row, Birmingham

Leading lights put future of region in the spotlight

Key figures from the city's private and public sectors came together to debate projects in the region and future collaboration

CGI of the planned student accommodation development at 778 - 800 Bristol Road which has been recommended for approval

Selly Oak student block poised for go ahead

City planning chiefs recommended to back scheme  to build 100 bedrooms in place of derelict buildings in Bristol Road


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