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A computer-generated image of the urban room at the redeveloped Mailbox

Hugo Boss returns as Mailbox Birmingham lets two-thirds of space

The German brand has agreed a lease on a 3,000 sq ft store at the redeveloped shopping destination

Photo archive of inner-city Birmingham revealed 50 years on

Swedish photographer visited the city as a 22-year-old student and volunteer but says he does not recognise Birmingham as the place he once knew

Grand Hotel Birmingham: New images reveal hidden sandstone façade

A computer-generated image of the Grand Hotel created by Blink Image
New CGI shows a course of sandstone bricks over four floors which was not known about before Hortons’ Estate began work to restore the building to its former glory

Pictures: Tributes to Nick Drake on 40th anniversary of cult musician's death

Nick Drake
Drake, from Tanworth-in-Arden, died following an overdose of an anti-depressant drug on November 25, 1974

Jaguar Land Rover's classic collection goes on show at Heritage Motor Centre

Sixteen cars from Dr James Hull's £100 million car collection are on display at the Heritage Motor Centre
Warwickshire venue will plays host to 16 cars bought as part of £100m collection in the summer from Dr James Hull
(From left) Chefs Chris Bratt-Rose, Luke Tipping, Andy Waters and Adam Stokes whose restaurants are taking part in Streetsmart 2014

Lack of support by Birmingham restaurants 'embarrassing' says St Basils

Streetsmart scheme allows restaurants to add a voluntary £1 to each table's bill but Birmingham is failing to match other cities with levels of support

Birmingham pub has a hit with US barbecue

Keith Marsden landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moselely.
Keith Marsden, owner of popular Moseley pub The Prince of Wales, has taken part in the BBQ Boot Camp, which is set to be screened on America TV, to hone his skills for his new venture, The Dark Horse

Pictures: First look inside Bar Opus at One Snowhill

Bar Opus at One Snowhill
New bar to open in key business district to take advantage of the thousands who visit the district every day
The Spitfire hanging at Thinktank in Birmingham

Spitfire exhibition to open at Birmingham's Thinktank

A new Spitfire exhibition is to open at Thinktank in Birmingham in April 2015 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Birmingham hero sailor saved girl after hell of Jutland

Signalman Albert Battersby
Teenage Birmingham war hero Signalman Albert Battersby, who survived the epic Battle of Jutland in 1916, returned home on shore leave and saved a young girl from drowning in a pond.

Birmingham builder honoured with blue plaque

John Bowen, a builder born in the mid-nineteenth century, who started out as a farm labourer and ended-up creating some of Birmingham's best-known buildings, including the iconic Victoria Law Courts.
The man responsible for some of Birmingham's finest buildings has been honoured with a blue plaque. Chris Upton reports
People enjoying the motoring treasures at The Classic Motor Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

£4.5m car auction proves classic stuff

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.

Motoring Road Test: Peugeot 108 Allure

New Peugeot 108
The new Peugeot 108 looks sleek and has plenty of kit on board. Edward Stephens takes it for a test drive.

Top flight apartments on show at Concord launch

A warehouse conversion aims to kick start residential regeneration in Birmingham City Centre, writes Alison Jones

Detached home in a Moseley cul-de-sac that is fit for a queen

Elizabeth Road in Moseley.
An impressive property on Elizabeth Road in Moseley which marks a significant period in history, reports Alison Jones

£1m Marlpit Cottage close to Chadwick End

Marlpit Cottage in Netherwood Lane, Chadwick End.
An area of natural beauty offers the perfect surroundings for this charming country cottage, near Solihull, writes Alison Jones

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A computer-generated image of the urban room at the redeveloped Mailbox

Hugo Boss returns as Mailbox Birmingham lets two-thirds of space

Photo archive of inner-city Birmingham revealed 50 years on

A computer-generated image of the Grand Hotel created by Blink Image

Grand Hotel Birmingham: New images reveal hidden sandstone façade

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