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A rare 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage, which is to go under the hammer at Barons at Sandown Park on July 28

Rare 1960s Aston Martin expected to fetch more than £500,000

One of just 29 ever made, it is believed to be the final such Volante Vantage built

John Lewis and New Street opening dates announced

John Lewis will open on September 24 along with Grand Central and the completed New Street station
Developers confirm when new department store and Grand Central shopping centre will open in addition to completion of new-look railway station

Ikon Gallery auction raises £785,375 for 50th anniversary celebrations

The Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.
The proceeds will lay the foundations for Ikon’s 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund

Staycity in the Jewellery Quarter back on track

Activity has resumed on Staycity's serviced apartment project following the appointment of Clegg
Serviced apartment complex on course for completion in November following appointment of new contractor

Executive home is the star of The Davids in Northfield

The Davids in Northfield, Birmingham.
Busy professionals can relax at the end of a long day in this well-situated and attractive family home.
John Lewis will open on September 24 along with Grand Central and the completed New Street station

John Lewis and New Street opening dates announced

Developers confirm when new department store and Grand Central shopping centre will open in addition to completion of new-look railway station

Profits up at restaurant group San Carlo

Carlo Distefano managing director of San Carlo Restaurants
Italian chain which was born in Birmingham continues expansion plan with new sites in Turkey and China

Balti survival battle as inferior pans put Birmingham's classic cuisine at risk

Connoisseurs say balti owes much to the original cast-iron or thin pressed steel pot designs which were first supplied by Smethwick firm Pressform
New Street Station re-development.

The vision that signalled the end of old New Street

Half a century ago work started to demolish Birmingham's famous old New Street station as planners envisioned a sleek, modern city of the future

How Birmingham cashed in on the Napoleonic Wars

Mr Samuel Galton, The Younger (1753-1823).
A new book has revealed the controversial story behind the Birmingham family which provided the pistols, cannons and muskets so necessary in defeating Napoleon at Waterloo.

How a city answered the call when the time came

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Birmingham Central Exchange in Newhall Street in 1922
Birmingham's BT Tower looms large over the city - but its roots run even deeper. Enda Mullen speaks to the telecom firm's head of archives, David Hay, about why it is so connected to the city.
A rare 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage, which is to go under the hammer at Barons at Sandown Park on July 28

Rare 1960s Aston Martin expected to fetch more than £500,000

One of just 29 ever made, it is believed to be the final such Volante Vantage built

MINI retains loyalty as your life goes on

MINI Cooper D five-door
A five-door MINI does not mean less choice

Jaguar gives best glimpse yet of F-Pace crossover

Jaguar will set the pace for Team Sky when a prototype version of the highly anticipated Jaguar F-PACE will lead the team at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht
A prototype version of it will be supporting Team Sky at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht this Saturday
The Davids in Northfield, Birmingham.

Executive home is the star of The Davids in Northfield

Busy professionals can relax at the end of a long day in this well-situated and attractive family home.

Find sanctuary within a heavenly wildlife haven

The Hunters Lodge Estate in Cookhill, Alcester, Warwickshire.
This estate in in Cookhill, Alcester, has plenty to keep wildlife lovers entertained

Shipston-on-Stour home full of quirkily shaped spaces

The Folly in Idlicote Road, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour.
This charming feature-packed 17th-century village house is full of quirkily shaped rooms

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The Davids in Northfield, Birmingham.

Executive home is the star of The Davids in Northfield

John Lewis will open on September 24 along with Grand Central and the completed New Street station

John Lewis and New Street opening dates announced

Activity has resumed on Staycity's serviced apartment project following the appointment of Clegg

Staycity in the Jewellery Quarter back on track

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