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Ibis Styles hotel at the NEC

New Ibis Styles hotel opens at the NEC

Management company Kew Green opens its second venue this month with Birmingham-themed hotel

Richie Porte to open 2015 Cycle Show

Richie Porte, seen here during the 2013 Tour de France, will open the 2015 Cycle Show
Australian Team Sky rider will cut the ribbon plus ten other things to see and do at this year's event

Lenny Henry's plea for more investment in West Midlands TV production

The cast of new BBC TV show Danny and the Human Zoo
Actor and comedian says more is needed in the region and hopes to bring more work to the Midlands

Lower House in Hopton Castle brings peace and serenity in face of battle

Grade II listed Lower House at Hopton Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire.
Lower House is the perfect property for Civil War history buffs.

Latest Grand Central retailers unveiled a month before launch

Jo Malone and Jones Bootmakers among the chains to take space in Birmingham's newest shopping centre which opens next month
The former Taylor & Challen building at 48 Constitution Hill could house a new bar and restaurant

Restaurant plans for old Jewellery Quarter press factory

Following plans earlier this year to open a boxing gym, another Taylor & Challen building could find a new purpose in historic quarter

Expansion for Harborne pub as traditional local takes on new form

The Plough in Harborne
Extra space brings different offerings and more jobs to The Plough in Harborne

Two new Walkabout Australian bars in West Midlands after sale

Walkabout in Broad Street will soon have two new sister sites in Solihull and Lichfield
Après Bars Solihull and Lichfield will be refurbished and re-open as Walkabouts in September –  in time for the Rugby World Cup
Historian/archivist Dave Reeve

Black Country's links to the Wild West revealed

Midland historian Dave Reeves has highlighted a host of unlikely links between the Black Country and America's cowboy heritage

Images of Birmingham in days gone by get blended treatment

An image taken in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, in 1959 gets the blended treatment
Images from Chamberlain Square, Five Ways and Sparkbrook are also among our latest batch to be blended with those taken decades apart

When Birmingham went all out for Olympic glory

Birmingham’s audacious - and ultimately doomed - attempt to host the 1992 Summer Olympics has mostly faded from memory - but it is 30 years since it was announced in 1985.
Land Rover Discovery Sport

Test Drive: Land Rover Discovery Sport makes your decision tough

The chunky and spacious Discovery Sport is a very good-looking and capable car, Evoke fans may want to consider this model.

Volvo sets up technology centre in Sweden to challenge Ford Focus

Baby newcomers under development with parent firm Geely, as Volvo takes aim at the Ford Focus and the compact SUV market.

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R concept unveiled

Does racing version of BMW concept hint at M division’s future direction?
Grade II listed Lower House at Hopton Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire.

Lower House in Hopton Castle brings peace and serenity in face of battle

Lower House is the perfect property for Civil War history buffs.

Gentleman's residence in Tanworth-in-Arden has plenty of room for the family

Barncluith in Rams Hill Lane, Tanworth-in-Arden, Solihull.
This gentleman's residence in Tanworth-in-Arden has plenty of room for the family too

Selly Oak detached has views of Manor Park

Detached home in Eymore Close, Selly Oak, has views of Manor Park.
Enjoy park life with this detached house in Eymore Close, Selly Oak,  which is handily placed next door to one

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Grade II listed Lower House at Hopton Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire.

Lower House in Hopton Castle brings peace and serenity in face of battle

The cast of new BBC TV show Danny and the Human Zoo

Lenny Henry's plea for more investment in West Midlands TV production

Richie Porte, seen here during the 2013 Tour de France, will open the 2015 Cycle Show

Richie Porte to open 2015 Cycle Show

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