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River Rea running through Austin Park in Longbridge town centre

New plans for River Rea in Longbridge

First phase of environmental and infrastructure works aimed at improving public realm and access around River Rea including new cycleways and footpaths

Sainsbury's loses battle to build at Kings Norton Green

Campaigners have won their latest battle to prevent Sainsbury's from building a store next to The Navigation in Kings Norton
Planning inspector sides with campaigners keen to preserve historic green and plot next to Navigation Pub

£8m restaurant chain that grew 'from naivety and ignorance'

Jabbar Khan owner of Lasan off St Paul's Square in Birmingham.
Lasan Group has transformed itself from a small restaurant in the back streets of Birmingham into an £8 million business

Felix Dennis' £10m estate goes on sale

The property portfolio of late publishing magnate Felix Dennis is up for sale, The Old Manor in Dorsington, Warwickshire.
Series of lots have been brought to market including a Treasure Island-themed play barn following publisher's death last year

Former DeLorean director helps organise first ever reunion for car-maker

One of the DeLorean gold cars
The original DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) was formed by automobile industry executive John DeLorean in 1975
Pictured at the opening of the new Sadler's Brewhouse and Bare are Eamonn Holmes with Chris Sadler (left) managing director and right, Ian King, sales manager

Sadler's Brewhouse and Bar is part of brewer's growth plans

Sadler's Brewery, which can trace its origins back to 1900, has opened a new Brewhouse and Bar in a move which more than doubles the size and scale of its operations as it hopes to have a network of five or six tap houses

£8m restaurant chain that grew 'from naivety and ignorance'

Jabbar Khan owner of Lasan off St Paul's Square in Birmingham.
Lasan Group has transformed itself from a small restaurant in the back streets of Birmingham into an £8 million business

Opus chef David Colcombe leaves restaurant group

David Colcombe, giving a demonstration at 2014 Colmore Food Festival, has left the Opus group
Renowned city chef is leaving the company to 'pursue other interests' just months after launching bar at One Snowhill
A blended image showing how Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham has changed over the years

Blended images show how decades have changed Birmingham

Images created using digital  technology show how the region we live in today looked quite so different decades before

Naval bomber pilot who destroyed Italian cruiser against all odds

Solihull World War 2 pilot Ian Fraser, who has died
In 1942, Fraser was in 830 Naval Air Squadron, flying Albacore torpedo bombers, based on the besieged island of Malta.

RAF veteran who escaped the Japanese by days during the war returns to Singapore

David Pack, 93-year-old second world war veteran from Shirley
93-year-old veteran David Pack who served in Singapore during the Second World War has spoken of his "emotional" return to the city state for the first time in 73 years.
One of the DeLorean gold cars

Former DeLorean director helps organise first ever reunion for car-maker

The original DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) was formed by automobile industry executive John DeLorean in 1975

Aston Martin to realise DBX concept with £200m funding round

Aston Martin has secured £200m in funding to support development of new cars including the DBX
Luxury sports car manufacturer secures support from major shareholders to drive forward new car development

Cameron: Chinese rip-offs are top of my list if elected

Range Rover Evoque - the Prime Minister has vowed to stamp down on copycats after a key case involving JLR
Far Eastern copycat of Range Rover's Evoque is 'just not acceptable' says PM during visit to Longbridge
Victorian detached home in Park Hill, Moseley.

Kitchen extension a real bonus in Victorian home

Work at the rear vastly enhances this fine three-storey period home in Moseley

Worcestershire farmhouse is a labour of love 300 years on

Callow Hill Farmhouse in Callow Hill Lane, Callow Hill, Worcestershire.
Some impressive improvements have kept this Georgian farmhouse looking fresh

Holbrook Grange in Long Lawford is a picture of pastoral splendour

Holbrook Grange in Long Lawford, near Rugby.
This grand country house in Long Lawford could be quite the bargain for a London commuter

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Pictured at the opening of the new Sadler's Brewhouse and Bare are Eamonn Holmes with Chris Sadler (left) managing director and right, Ian King, sales manager

Sadler's Brewhouse and Bar is part of brewer's growth plans

Victorian detached home in Park Hill, Moseley.

Kitchen extension a real bonus in Victorian home

Callow Hill Farmhouse in Callow Hill Lane, Callow Hill, Worcestershire.

Worcestershire farmhouse is a labour of love 300 years on

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