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CBSO musical director Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the orchestra

New CBSO season sees Mirga busy with Debussy

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has unveiled an exciting programme for 2017/18. Its music director talks to Christopher Morley

The university's new sports complex and pool will open next month

Opening date revealed for Birmingham's new 50m swimming pool

University of Birmingham unveils long-delayed launch date of new £55m sports complex

Benjamin Frith

Saints march in with a few surprises up their sleeve...

Christopher Morley previews a busy few weeks ahead on the classical scene, including an enterprising mix of the known and not-so-known from the Orchestra of St John

Bouygues UK will lead the revamp of Centenary Square

Bouygues UK to lead £10m Centenary Square revamp

Construction group appointed to trio of projects in the city including revamp of public square outside library

Professor Catherine Cassell will join the University of Birmingham in September

University of Birmingham appoints first female business dean

Prof Catherine Cassell will lead Birmingham Business School from September

Alan Walters Building has made the 2017 RIBA West Midlands shortlist

Double delight for university projects in RIBA shortlist

Pair of developments on University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus make 2017 shortlist of the best projects across the West Midlands region

Duncan Honeybourne

Celebrating Birmingham composer's 90th birthday

Pianist Duncan Honeybourne tells Christopher Morley about his admiration for Mosley-based John Joubert, both as a great composer and as a great friend

The new life sciences campus will count the QE Hospital among its neighbours

University of Birmingham agrees life sciences campus deal

Institute will lead development of a campus in Selly Oak which will conduct research and studies to bring new medical treatments to market

British composer Arthur Sullivan

The towering success of a 19th century double act

Christopher Morley looks at the enduring appeal of Gilbert & Sullivan ahead of a production of 'the best thing' they ever wrote at Symphony Hall in Birmingham

Birmingham Post Rich List 2017: see the 50 richest people in the Midlands

See who made the 2017 Rich List with eight new entries and an overall wealth that has increased by almost £8 billion

Jo Bradwell

Rich List 2017: No. 41= - Professor Jo Bradwell

Pharmaceuticals entrepreneur and former University of Birmingham graduate has seen his wealth remain constant at £105m while dropping four places on the Rich List

More delays to the University of Birmingham's new £55m sport centre were announced in December

Review of 2016 - December: £55m sport centre delayed, overhaul for art gallery and German bierkeller in Broad Street

The University of Birmingham's new swimming pool and sport centre was beset by even more delays during December while a city art gallery was poised for a major renovation programme

It emerged in May that Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight was trying to open a production studio in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - May: Steven Knight moots new studio, Northfield Manor to be reborn and Ikea comes to city centre

The founder of TV hit Peaky Blinders said in May that he had held discussions with Paramount about launching a new studio in Birmingham while a fire-hit manor was to regenerated as a housing estate

Aston Martin unveiled its new DB11 during March

Review of 2016 - March: £13m office facelift, new Aston Martin and major Eastside regeneration

A major masterplan to bring new commercial and civic space to Birmingham's Eastside was unveiled this month while sports car brand Aston Martin showcased its latest new DB model

The Path to Knighthood

Diaries that give insight into path to greatness is a Christmas cracker

Still looking for the perfect gift for the music lover in your life? Christopher Morley has found some that should definitely make it into their stocking this year.

West Midland Finance Awards

West Midlands Finance Awards: See who won

Region's top finance professionals and businesses honoured in ceremony hosted in partnership with Robert Walters, Great Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and ICAEW

Talented trio of brothers back to where it all began

Three of the award-winning 12 Ensemble who appear in Birmingham next week tell Christopher Morley how they honed their craft from a young age in the city

Innovation Birmingham Campus will share new funding worth £2.05m

£2m funding for Birmingham tech entrepreneurs

New capital will enable a trio of Birmingham institutions the chance to mentor and support up-and-coming tech companies and SMEs

Composer John Joubert

Composer John Joubert to finally see his opera Jane Eyre performed

As composer John Joubert approaches his 90th birthday, he’s delighted at the prospect of hearing his labour-of-love opera performed.

The new University of Birmingham library will open on Monday

New £44m University of Birmingham library to open next week

University's new facility will feature almost 40 miles of shelving and will launch with an exhibition showcasing collections from the past 500 years

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