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An early impression of the new New Street Station shows the Pallasades shopping centre as part of the plans

20 artists' impressions of New Street Station reveal how £600m project has evolved

As one of the biggest redevelopment projects Birmingham has ever seen, New Street Station has found itself the subject of much design debate

Great Birmingham Run 2014 on track to be 'biggest ever' in seven-year history

Take part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, or be a spectator and cheer the runners on their way. A record 20,000 people took part in 2013 and this year's event is on Sunday, October 19.
A total of 17,000 runners have already signed up for the 13.1 mile run on October 19

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two
Organiser Becci Wright to host street art festival over two days due to visitor demand for expansion of the event in Digbeth

CBSO opens new season amid £1m fundraising plea

CBSO Youth orchestra which benefits from support programmes run by the orchestra
Symphony orchestra in battle to raise huge amount of money after facing budget cuts of 24 per cent since 2010

Picture quiz: Can you recognise these Birmingham landmarks from above?

Birmingham landmarks picture quiz 3
See how many of these you recognise. The answers are in the final image.
Andrew Williams, from the Erdington-based Froth Blowers Brewing Company, which features in the Good Beer Guide

Good Beer Guide features West Midlands microbreweries

New research has revealed the slump at the pump is over as region's independent breweries are now setting up in record numbers

Stone Willy's Kitchen opens in Longbridge town centre

Andrea Clarke, property manager with St. Modwen (second left), marks the opening of the new Stone Willy's Kitchen in Longbridge with staff (from left) Will Robinson, Gynn Mahal, Claire Mudie and Charlie Rees
Latest company to join regeneration of south Birmingham town centre by St Modwen

Drink of a bygone age is making a very spirited comeback at the Birmingham Gin Festival

Bar manager Laura Stephens with old original bottles of gin from Holland, in the Gin parlour at the Jekyll and Hyde pub in Steelhouse lane, Birmingham.
Once known as a drink of yesteryear, gin has made a roaring return. Ahead of this weekend's Birmingham Gin Festival, Mary Griffin finds out what sparked the second city's gin renaissance
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Textile designer William Morris named wallpaper after Wolverhampton brewer's home

A Wolverhampton brewer once filled his great home with treasure from far and wide... and then lost it all. Chris Upton reports

Midland soldier's poignant war diary reveals Christmas truce of December 1914

Regimental Sergeant-Major George Beck, of 1st Warwickshire Regiment.
A Midland soldier lived through the incredible Christmas Truce of December 1914 - and now his diaries are being published.

Influential Warwickshire historian was antiquary to the stars in the 1600s

Sir William Dugdale in 1656
An influential historian from Warwickshire was antiquary to the stars in the 1600s. Chris Upton reports
Alfa Romeo Giulietta JTD Distinctive

Motoring Test Drive: The stylish and super-sleek Alfa Romeo Giulietta JTD Distinctive

Edward Stephens looks at the subtle changes to the super-sleek Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Motoring Road Test: Sleek Honda Civic Tourer stands out from the crowd

Honda Civic Tourer 1.8 i_VTEC SR
Edward Stephens enjoys packing as many bags as possible into this spacious estate car

Motoring Road Test: Audi A3 Cabriolet Sport is a stylish drop-top on road to street cred

Audi A3 Cabriolet
Looks are everything when it comes to convertibles, writes Edward Stephens
1920s detached home in Arthur Road, Edgbaston.

Home of the day: £1,750,000 1920s detached home in Edgbaston

There is plenty of space to work, rest and play in this well appointed property in the suburbs, writes Alison Jones

Home of the day: £895k Stoners Farmhouse in Feckenham, Worcestershire

Stoners Farmhouse, a delightful period property in Feckenham, Worcestershire.
The exposed materials speak of the long history of this listed country house in Worcestershire, writes Alison Jones

Home of the Week: £1,850,000 Mill House in Dumbleton

Mill House, in Dumbleton, Worcestershire
The late travel writer and adventurer Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor came back from Greece to this Worcestershire home but never got to enjoy his return, reports Alison Jones.

Videos & Photos

An early impression of the new New Street Station shows the Pallasades shopping centre as part of the plans

20 artists' impressions of New Street Station reveal how £600m project has evolved

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

1920s detached home in Arthur Road, Edgbaston.

Home of the day: £1,750,000 1920s detached home in Edgbaston

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