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Colosseum in Rome which has the same quality of life as Birmingham, suggests a new study

Birmingham matches Rome for quality of life

New research places city on a par with Italian capital and above Glasgow, Miami and Hong Kong in ranking of best places to live and work

Beorma Quarter takes shape ahead of summer opening

New image of the Beorma Quarter shows Adagio Hotel taking shape on the left and former Digbeth Cold Storage building
New images show progress on Hotel Adagio as contractor BAM wins national recognition from Considerate Constructors Scheme

World's oldest working steam engine is Birmingham Museums Trust's Object of the Month for March

The Smethwick Engine at Thinktank
The engine becomes the third of a series of objects of the month the museum will be unveiling through the Post to highlight the finest civic collection in England

Land Rover donates Defender to Troop Aid charity

Peter Gray, manufacturing manager at Land Rover's Solihull plant, Al Sutton, co-founder of Troop Aid and Invictus athlete Clive Smith, a double amputee and Troop Aid beneficiary
The Defender, which is now in its final year of production, will help transport equipment and basic necessities for soldiers arriving at UK MOD hospital units, including the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham

CBSO's Andris Nelsons bows out with final series of concerts

Conductor Andris Nelsons
The CBSO has announced its final series of concerts with Andris Nelsons at the helm
The Fiddle & Bone

Fiddle & Bone in Birmingham makes long-awaited return

One of the most popular bars for live music fans opens again this weekend after a 10-year wait

Lasan to open 'Nosh and Quaff' lobster and beer bar

130 Colmore Row will open as Nosh and Quaff in May
Award-winning restaurant group reveals details of its latest venture which will open in Colmore Row in May

Next and PizzaExpress sign up to Resorts World Birmingham

CGI of shopping area at Resorts World Birmingham
TGI Friday's also agrees to take space as roster of tenants mounts up at leisure and conference complex
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
Aston Martin has launched its new DBX Concept car

Aston Martin launches DBX Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Warwickshire manufacturer says it is aiming to redefine the luxury GT segment with this all-electric car

West Midlands museums to share £3m funding boost

1100s line up at the Heritage Motor Centre - one of nine sites to share in £3m worth of Arts Council England funding
Nine sites including Birmingham Museums Trust to share investment which will help museums make the most of development opportunities

Range Rover Evoque Convertible to go into production

New Range Rover Evoque Convertible
Land Rover first showed a convertible concept at the 2012 Geneva motor show and speculation has been mounting in recent months that it was set to go into production

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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Poundland founder's home on market for £5.75m

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Birmingham artist Reuben Colley opens Colmore Row gallery

Colosseum in Rome which has the same quality of life as Birmingham, suggests a new study

Birmingham matches Rome for quality of life

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