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The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The Harvey Nichols opening will be followed by a number of new store launches at the shopping centre over the summer period

Pictures: 16th century Worcestershire farmhouse with space-age potential

Moat Farm, Tibberton, Worcestershire
Extension could be in dramatic contrast to the black and white timber-framed house, both in look and shape

Birmingham pubs raise glass to new law that could bring down price of a pint

Keith Marsden, landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moseley
Pubs Code given final approval in Parliament, giving thousands of community pubs more power to buy beer without restrictions

First look at Birmingham's new Spitfire Gallery at Thinktank

The Spitfire Gallery, Thinktank
The new gallery will explore the design, manufacture and use of the Spitfire and Hurricane

Pictures: Sir Paul Smith's unique Land Rover Defender

An external image of Paul Smith's tailor-made Land Rover
World-famous designer worked with Midland specialists at JLR to design a one-of-a-kind Defender
The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The Harvey Nichols opening will be followed by a number of new store launches at the shopping centre over the summer period

Birmingham pubs raise glass to new law that could bring down price of a pint

Keith Marsden, landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moseley
Pubs Code given final approval in Parliament, giving thousands of community pubs more power to buy beer without restrictions

Boo Boo Coffee scoops Intuit QuickBooks small business award

Keon Heidarinia (left) and Matt Eagles, co-owners of Boo Boo Coffee in Harborne
Independent café in Harborne will now benefit from a prize package worth £15,000 including cash, media coverage and advertising at West Bromwich Albion
The Suggested Rules of Health

From the archives: How to lead ‘healthier and therefore more cheerful life’ in Bournville

Set of rules state that if followed they could ensure you live ‘ten years longer than those who ignore them’

University of Birmingham's pivotal role in the invention of nuclear weapons

A nuclear bomb
Two Edgbaston-based physicists changed the world with their calculations, writes Peter Douglas Osborn

Hunt for memories of Brindleyplace to mark 20th birthday

Central Square in Brindleyplace which is 20 years old this year
Twenty prizes on offer for the best stories from over the past two decades to celebrate key anniversary of mixed-use estate
An external image of Paul Smith's tailor-made Land Rover

Pictures: Sir Paul Smith's unique Land Rover Defender

World-famous designer worked with Midland specialists at JLR to design a one-of-a-kind Defender

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show
Andy Palmer outlined the firm’s plans at the Geneva motor show, and said growth would come from a crossover vehicle, wider availability of its Lagonda Taraf luxury saloon and a new generation of sportscars

Jensen marque set to hit the road again with all-new GT

Clay model of the proposed Jensen GT
Jensen International Automotive has unveiled its stunning Jensen GT, designed by Jonathan Gould, which it plans to put into production if it gets enough interest

Poundland founder's home on market for £5.75m

Steve Smith's home near Kidderminster has seven bedrooms in 28 acres but the asking price has been slashed by £750,000

£1m Elizabethan Moorgreen Hall with secret preacher hole for sale

Grade II listed Moorgreen Hall in Radford Road, sits in 1.6 acres of land in the pleasant hamlet of Weatheroak near Alvechurch.
This Grade II listed home in Alvechurch still features the secret spot used by a preacher in 1647

A horsey haven with 35 acres for sale in Worcestershire

The Wadhouse in Heightington, Bewdley is a Grade II listed farmhouse dating back to the 17th century.
New improvements add to the changing look of listed building

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The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

Moat Farm, Tibberton, Worcestershire

Pictures: 16th century Worcestershire farmhouse with space-age potential

The Spitfire Gallery, Thinktank

First look at Birmingham's new Spitfire Gallery at Thinktank

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