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Barber Institute helps recovering addicts through ongoing art project

Recovering addicts are creating art at the University of Birmingham gallery to help them deal with mental health issues

Jewellery Quarter restaurant Pasta di Piazza eyes expansion plan

Italian restaurant Pasta di Piazza is planning to expand by adding a second floor of dining
Italian venue submits proposals to convert a flat above the restaurant to create a second floor of dining space

Leading names in pop culture heading to Digbeth for #EyeCandy14 Festival

Miss Led street art at Eye Candy 2013
Over the three days visitors will get the chance to produce their own work, screen prints and photography with a selection of workshops and talks

Neil Sedaka goes back to his classical roots for Symphony Hall concert

Singer reveals why he was denied entry to Moscow piano competition

Original Balti Triangle restaurant closing after 45 years

Saleem's in Ladypool Road which will close next month
Saleem's closure is 'like a bereavement' says owner after restaurant suffered from declining trade due to recession and opening of franchises
Italian restaurant Pasta di Piazza is planning to expand by adding a second floor of dining

Jewellery Quarter restaurant Pasta di Piazza eyes expansion plan

Italian venue submits proposals to convert a flat above the restaurant to create a second floor of dining space

Original Balti Triangle restaurant closing after 45 years

Saleem's in Ladypool Road which will close next month
Saleem's closure is 'like a bereavement' says owner after restaurant suffered from declining trade due to recession and opening of franchises

Seven Midland restaurants named among nation's best

Purnell's, Cornwall Street, Birmingham
Birmingham is one of the few British cities outside London to feature more than once in this weekend’s Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants
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.
Grove Lodge in Pedmore, Stourbridge.

£695k Grove Lodge in Stourbridge

There are surprisingly high ceilings in this luxury home, in Pedmore, Stourbridge, where living is mainly on one level, writes Alison Jones

£1,895,000 Napleton House in Worcestershire

Napleton House in Kempsey, Worcestershire.
Handsome period property, Napleton House, which sits in sits in Kempsey, Worcestershire, is in a spot that has proven popular over the centuries, says Alison Jones

£750 Avon Carrow near Southam in Warwickshire

Avon Carrow in Avon Dassett, 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

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Miss Led street art at Eye Candy 2013

Leading names in pop culture heading to Digbeth for #EyeCandy14 Festival

Grove Lodge in Pedmore, Stourbridge.

£695k Grove Lodge in Stourbridge

Napleton House in Kempsey, Worcestershire.

£1,895,000 Napleton House in Worcestershire

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