How we use Cookies

Lifestyle

Vanley Burke's flat. Picture: Vanley Burke

£17,000 appeal to move Birmingham photographer Vanley Burke's flat to Ikon Gallery

The renowned photographer was born in Jamaica in 1951 but has lived in Birmingham since 1965

Artist Imbue - 'The Banksy of Brighton' - to exhibit works at Custard Factory

Artworks by Imbue
Imbue creates street art and stickers, stencils and posters, which often appear overnight

Property of the week: Live like an Earl in £475,000 Bretby Hall

Lord Chesterfield Suite, Bretby Hall, Bretby, Derbyshire
The apartment is known as The Lord Chesterfield Suite after the former owners of this landmark house. Grade II* listed Bretby Hall was originally the home of the Earls of Chesterfield

Pictures: Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham unpacks a Picasso

Robert Wenley (deputy director) and John van Boolen (curatorial technician) manoeuvre the Picasso painting
Going on display on Friday, August 29, Woman Sleeping in a Chair will be at the gallery until March 2015

Blue plaque to honour Birmingham inventor Rowland Emett

SS Pussiewillow II, with Rowland Emett.
The plaque will be unveiled at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

Despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants none made it on to the prestigious list

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant
Chinese investors show their hand for Grade II building following landmark investment deal earlier this year

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift
A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season
Regimental Sergeant-Major George Beck, of 1st Warwickshire Regiment.

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

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

Coventry-born architect set out to create a utopian dream in America

New Harmony in Indiana as it looks today. Thomas Whitwell sailed to America in 1825 to see his scheme come to fruition.
A Coventry-born designer joined forces with a social reformer to build a unique community in the US, writes Chris Upton
Honda Civic Tourer 1.8 i_VTEC SR

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

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

Cool and compact with road presence

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class SUV
Mercedes-Benz's new GLA model is a class act, writes Edward Stephens
Lord Chesterfield Suite, Bretby Hall, Bretby, Derbyshire

Property of the week: Live like an Earl in £475,000 Bretby Hall

The apartment is known as The Lord Chesterfield Suite after the former owners of this landmark house. Grade II* listed Bretby Hall was originally the home of the Earls of Chesterfield

The Mount in Henley-in-Arden, site of former Beaudesert Castle, up for auction

The Mount, the site of the former Beaudesert Castle, in Henley in Arden
The value of its position, offering extensive views of the then wild Forest of Arden, meant that it was occupied in pre Norman times by local British tribes, the Romans and the Saxons

Home of the week: £1,750,000 Seechem Manor in Alvechurch, Worcestershire

Seechem Manor in Rowney Green Lane, Alvechurch.
This notable house in Alvechurch has been part of the local landscape for five centuries, writes Alison Jones

Videos & Photos

Lord Chesterfield Suite, Bretby Hall, Bretby, Derbyshire

Property of the week: Live like an Earl in £475,000 Bretby Hall

Vanley Burke's flat. Picture: Vanley Burke

£17,000 appeal to move Birmingham photographer Vanley Burke's flat to Ikon Gallery

Artworks by Imbue

Artist Imbue - The Banksy of Brighton - to exhibit works at Custard Factory

BuySell

VivaStreet header

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor