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Picture from 1905. Homes that were amongst the first to be built on the Bournville estate

Pictures: Bournville Village Trust opens archives to show town planning masterpiece

The photographs show Bournville as it was as far back as 1879, painting a picture of the estate, which was the vision of George Cadbury, in its formative years

Extra £4m pumped into Birmingham's Grand Hotel restoration

Work on the facade of The Grand Hotel in Birmingham
An extra £4 million is set to be invested in Birmingham's Grand Hotel despite its future hanging in the balance.

Ukrainian Choir escapes war zone to perform in Midlands

The Boyan Ensemble, who will be performing at Ludlow, Malvern and Hereford
Members of The Boyan Ensemble will be performing at Ludlow, Malvern and Hereford this month.

'Bournville: Birmingham's model village' iPad digital magazine available to read now

Today, the estate, which covers 1,000 acres and has been credited as laying the foundations for the development of garden cities, is managed by Bournville Village Trust

Russia honours heroic Midland Arctic convoy sailors after 70 years

Arctic convoys in WW2
Midland survivors of the Arctic convoy missions from hell presented with medal by Russian embassy.
Chef's tasting of desserts, including pear frangipani, a cherry cream with a dusting of sugar, a pot of custard cream, a yoghurt fruit compote and an Amaretto cream with biscuit, from Waters on the Square restaurant in Edgbaston.

Review: Edgbaston restaurant Waters on the Square

Ahead of its first anniversary Mary Griffin visits Andy Waters' restaurant, Waters on the Square in Edgbaston, asking whether it could win Birmingham's first Bib Gourmand

Adam's in Birmingham named as one of the top restaurants in Europe

How Adam's appears on the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice countdown
The coveted title of best restaurant in Europe in Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2014 award goes to El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain

138.com eyes Southside for new entertainment complex

Chaplin Court, in Hurst Street, where 138.com is hoping to build a new entertainment venue
Asian betting group submits plans to transform vacant office building into new betting shop, bar and restaurant venue
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

How Digbeth trams used to look

Tram turns from Rea Street into Digbeth
Archived photo shows a time gone by as public consultation launches for Metro extension to Digbeth and Eastside

Birmingham Museums Trust gets £398,000 grant for local history project

View across Chamberlain Square to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Birmingham Town Hall
The Museums Trust has been awarded the £398,000 grant to support its ‘Representing Birmingham’ project.
New Peugeot 108

Motoring Road Test: Peugeot 108 Allure

The new Peugeot 108 looks sleek and has plenty of kit on board. Edward Stephens takes it for a test drive.

Midlands businessman recreates classic British car killed off by Second World War

The reborn Atalanta
Staffordshire businessman Martyn Corfield is set to bring Atalanta Motors back to life after efforts to create one of the supercars of the time were cut short by the outbreak of the Second World War with production ending in 1939.

Motoring Test Drive: Skoda Rapid Spaceback Greenline

Skoda Rapid Spaceback 1.6 TDI SE DSG
Edward Stephens is over the moon with this latest incarnation of the Skoda Rapid, which builds on the model's major selling points - room and economy.
Avon Carrow in Avon Dassett, near Southam in Warwickshire.

£750 Avon Carrow near Southam in Warwickshire

This imposing property was home to the MP at the centre of one of the great political dramas, reports Alison Jones

Grade II listed The Stone House in Kenilworth

The Stone House in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Once home to an admiral, The Stone House in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, has a "boatload" of room, reports Alison Jones

£795k Woodhall Farm House in Worcestershire

Woodhall Farm House near Wichenford in Worcestershire.
There is lots that could be done with the land surrounding this charming home, in Wichenford, Worcestershire, writes Alison Jones

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Picture from 1905. Homes that were amongst the first to be built on the Bournville estate

Pictures: Bournville Village Trust opens archives to show town planning masterpiece

Avon Carrow in Avon Dassett, near Southam in Warwickshire.

£750 Avon Carrow near Southam in Warwickshire

Chef's tasting of desserts, including pear frangipani, a cherry cream with a dusting of sugar, a pot of custard cream, a yoghurt fruit compote and an Amaretto cream with biscuit, from Waters on the Square restaurant in Edgbaston.

Review: Edgbaston restaurant Waters on the Square

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