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The world premiere of 'Crowd Out' by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang presented by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Millennium Point, Birmingham, in June 2014

How Birmingham Contemporary Music Group enables music lovers to commission their own works

A scheme where the public can commission a new piece of music has taken off for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Christopher Morley reports

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

Stone Manor Hotel under new ownership

Hogarths Stone Manor near Kidderminster which has been acquired by Helena and Andy Hogarth
Couple behind Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant in Solihull have acquired their second property

Birmingham Cathedral launches 300th anniversary photo competition

Birmingham Cathedral in the morning
Cathedral is called for iconic images of the building, square and the people drawn to it to mark landmark birthday

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
130 Colmore Row will open as Nosh and Quaff in May

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

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

UCB unveils new £2m food suite to foster chefs of the future

University College Birmingham
Food Innovation Suite at University College Birmingham will train the next generation of industry professionals, featuring food testing and diagnostic technology alongside state-of-the-art kitchen facilities
Central Square in Brindleyplace which is 20 years old this year

Hunt for memories of Brindleyplace to mark 20th birthday

Twenty prizes on offer for the best stories from over the past two decades to celebrate key anniversary of mixed-use estate

When British Leyland drove the car industry drove into Europe

Leyland Industries Belgium sign that survives outside the former British Leyland plant in Seneffe
The sign which marked British Leyland's massive foothold on European soil should be preserved according to one enthusiast. Enda Mullen takes a look back at a foreign foray which once provided jobs for tens of thousands of our continental neighbours

How Newman Brothers Coffin Works played a key role in Churchill's state funeral

Examples of Gothic brass handles similar to those used on Churchill's coffin at Newman Brothers Coffin Works
The company made the ornate handles and other fittings for the wartime leader’s coffin as part of ‘Operation Hope Not’
Idris Elba reaches Berlin after his epic road trip in a Jaguar XE

Idris Elba completes 750-mile voyage from London to Berlin in a Jaguar XE

The actor, musician and film-maker travelled 750 miles and covered four countries in three days during the voyage

Trio of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles to star in Bond film Spectre

Jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure: the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot
The Jaguar C-X75 supercar, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Big Foot will all play a role in the next instalment of the long-running Bond franchise

Jaguar Land Rover's Bike Sense technology will help cyclists and bikers

Jaguar Land Rover's 'Bike Sense' research updated
The car-maker’s Bike Sense research is being conducted as part of a drive to reduce the number of accidents on UK roads, where 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured each year
Grade II listed Moorgreen Hall in Radford Road, sits in 1.6 acres of land in the pleasant hamlet of Weatheroak near Alvechurch.

£1m Elizabethan Moorgreen Hall with secret preacher hole for sale

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

A fine manor house in one of England's smallest villages is up for sale

Manor Farm House is located in Little Washbourne, Gloucestershire, which is thought to be one of England's smallest villages.
This £1.3m home with four acres is nestled in Cotswold Hills in Little Washbourne, Gloucestershire

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Birmingham Cathedral in the morning

Birmingham Cathedral launches 300th anniversary photo competition

130 Colmore Row will open as Nosh and Quaff in May

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

CGI of shopping area at Resorts World Birmingham

Next and PizzaExpress sign up to Resorts World Birmingham

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