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Coun Lisa Tickett (Birmingham City Council) and Phil Woodward (Raleigh)

Birmingham biking boost as Raleigh chosen to supply 5,000 cycles

Raleigh has been awarded a contract to supply 5,000 bikes to Birmingham City Council – and 3,000 will be given away to those keen to cycle but unable to afford it

Edgbaston naming rights talks reignited by haul of major cricket matches

Indian players celebrate their win at the ICC Champions Trophy Final match against England at Edgbaston.
The potential for a money-spinning naming deal is back on the table with some major cricketing events are heading to Birmingham

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel
Vision to breathe new life into hotel and civic centrepiece in Colmore Row is slowly taking shape

Roof work completed at Mailbox Birmingham

The final panel being placed on the roof of the new Mailbox in Birmingham
With a matter of months until the refurbished shopping centre launches the final part of the sky-lit glass roof has been put in place

New Art West Midlands: Best emerging artists get chance to exhibit at major galleries again

New Art West Midlands: Alexandra Darby, Chrysophobia #1 (2014)
Visitors will see painting, sculpture, photography, performance, installation and video works from 30 of the West Midlands’ most promising artists
Stewart Buchanan (right), brand ambassador at The BenRiach Distillery Company, with visitors to the 2014 Whisky Birmingham festival

Whisky Birmingham festival to return next year

Third event for lovers of the famous drink will enjoy a larger festival in Digbeth with more than 150 whiskies on show

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Hotel Indigo to undergo £200k refurb

Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar at The Cube which was refurbished earlier this year
New look for restaurant and hotel at The Cube as pair commence their fourth year of trading in Birmingham

New Jewellery Quarter grocer launches in eight-foot loading bay

Chris James has opened The Eight Foot Grocer in the Jewellery Quarter
Former restaurant manager has followed dream of opening own business by relocating from London to start an independent grocery
The court building's Great Hall, stained glass windows run the course of the room and show iconic figures from city's past

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victoria Law Courts became jewel in 'terracotta city'

City was described as 'a city of terracotta' and the attractive material enabled the creation of elaborate and decorative façades - especially at Birmingham Magistrates' Court

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces back for 2014

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel
Architecture project has grown and now returns for a second trip around the insides of Birmingham's most interesting buildings

Pictures: Brumpic's nostalgic archive proves social media hit

The frontage of Snow Hill Station in 1963 - one of the many photos from Brumpic's archive of old photos of Birmingham
What started as a Twitter account 14 months ago to show off old photos of the city has become a huge hit both in Birmingham and as far afield as Russia and Australia

New compact Jaguar 'could see sales double'

Jaguar Land Rover's high hopes of cracking fleet market with latest models

£4.5m car auction proves classic stuff

People enjoying the motoring treasures at The Classic Motor Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show saw 65,000 car-lovers head to Birmingham's NEC in an event hailed by organisers as "the best ever".

Jaguar Land Rover pledges to produce a self-drive car within ten years

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept
Jaguar Land Rover told MPs it plans to build cars which gave motorists the option of driving for themselves or letting the vehicle take over.
Keewaydin in Worcester Road, Clent.

£995k Keewaydin in Clent

Look out across countryside to a local beauty spot from a pre-war house that is packed with potential, writes Alison Jones .

Fine four-bedroom Edgbaston home has been completely reconstructed

Richmond Hill Road in Edgbaston.
Hard work has certainly paid off in this handsome Edgbaston house - and there is the potential to do more, reports Alison Jones

£845k The Cottage in Pedmore

The Cottage in Quarry Park Road, Pedmore.
The unusual character of this Pedmore property is obvious right from the outset, writes Alison Jones .

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Kingsway building in Kings Heath

Planners back new life for Kingsway building

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

The court building's Great Hall, stained glass windows run the course of the room and show iconic figures from city's past

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victoria Law Courts became jewel in 'terracotta city'


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