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Irene Allen (second left) and Ann Tonks, directors of restaurant group Opus, with The Glamophones at the 2015 Colmore Food Festival

Colmore Food Festival signs up Opus

Restaurant group backs annual food festival - now in its sixth year - which will this year take place on July 8 and 9

New Street Chambers is to be converted into 19 flats

New Street offices to be transformed into apartments

Empty building just a stone's throw from Grand Central and New Street station will be converted into 19 flats

Virgin Trains has taken the final space at Victoria Square House

Virgin Trains takes final space at Victoria Square House

Rail firm agrees lease on more than 12,000 sq ft meaning landmark business district building is now fully let

Why has Council House car parking become major Labour leadership issue?

Forget child protection, the economy or transport, it's the long walk from car park to the Council House that is upsetting backbench councillors

A screen grab from a Seven Capital video about Birmingham

Seven Capital creates video on why Birmingham is the place to invest

Seven Capital, which is building a host of new apartments across the city centre, drafted in the likes of Lord Digby Jones and Stacey Barnfield for the film

The new Nosh and Quaff restaurant in Colmore Row, Birmingham.

Nosh and Quaff unveiled after £1m fit-out completes

The lobster and beer restaurant, which looks out over the Council House and Victoria Square, is set to begin trading

Rebecca Broughton, 28, and Violet Thomas, 60 with their new bikes from the Big Birmingham Bike giveaway

Free ride for lucky commuters as city gives away 5,000 bikes

A total of 40 bikes were handed over to their new owners in Victoria Square - the start of a 5,000 bike giveaway under the council’s Birmingham Cycle Revolution scheme.

Food festival from above

Colmore Food Festival returns to Birmingham

Organisers confirm dates of fifth annual celebration of business district's best food and drink outlets with three new participants for 2015

Crowds explore the Library of Birmingham when it opened in 2013 since when opening times have been cut by 33 hours

Library of Birmingham rally to call longer opening hours

Friends of the Library of Birmingham will march on Saturday in protest to recent council cuts which have seen the opening hours reduced by 33 hours

The Assay Office in Birmingham

Hidden Spaces Unlocked: Full listings for June 2015 open days and events

2015 Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked’ events programme follows the feedback from hugely popular Curzon Street Station exhibition

Golden Square in the Jewellery Quarter

A golden development in the Jewellery Quarter

A welcome piece of public realm has been built in the Jewellery Quarter, something the city needs more of, argues Joe Holyoak

Clive Reeves, whose PR agency will promote the 2015 Colmore Food Festival, with Ann Tonks, director with restaurant group Opus, and Michele Wilby, executive director of Colmore Business District (seated)

Clive Reeves PR wins Colmore Food Festival brief

City centre agency signed up to promote annual festival which will this year feature 25 bars and restaurants from business district

Amy Seton of Birmingham Whisky Club

Food events you don't want to miss in Birmingham in 2015

From Whisky Birmingham to Good Food Show there is plenty for food lovers to enjoy in the city this year

Birmingham Central Library

GALLERY: Goodbye to Birmingham Central Library as Paradise Circus work starts

The city will wave goodbye to one of its most divisive buildings in a matter of months as a major regeneration scheme begins

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Town Hall was built for the people

The country's first truly civic building offered an alternative to cathedrals for live music

New Street crowds at Birmingham's annual German Christmas Market.

German Market closes and 'will not go to Millennium Point'

With the German Christmas Market attracting an estimated five million visitors this year, council bosses are keen that the construction does not impact on future success

CGI of Paradise development, looking across Chamberlain Square towards Town Hall Birmingham

Road to 'Paradise' mapped out as 11 years of building begins

Arguably Birmingham's biggest redevelopment project in a generation will begin in January as city braces itself for road closures and diversions and the final curtain call for Central Library

The queue for voting in Romanian President outside the Birmingham Council House.

Birmingham had never seen so many voters - but guess who they were voting for...

Romanians queue around Birmingham City Council House for their Presidential elections.

Lee Currier (Natwest regional enterprise manager), Nathalie Agnew (Entrepreneurial Spark) and Abdul Shakur (local entrepreneur from Creative Arrow) at the launch of the #PitchOff in Victoria Square

Start-up scheme Entrepreneurial Spark expands in Birmingham

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Entrepreneurial Spark, founded two-and-a-half years ago in Scotland, is launching in six UK cities, in partnership with NatWest

Entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas at the launch of Entrepreneurial Spark in Victoria Square. The #PitchOff competition is encouraging local entrepreneurs to deliver a 60 second pitch to win a place on the programme.
Pictured outside the Entrepreneurial Spark Bus are Lee Currier (NatWest regional enterprise manager), Nathalie Agnew (Entrepreneurial Spark) and Abdul Shakur (Creative Arrow)

Entrepreneurial Spark programme launches in Birmingham in partnership with NatWest

  • RBS

Entrepreneurial Spark, founded two-and-a-half years ago in Scotland, is set to launch in eight UK cities in partnership with NatWest


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