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The final panel being placed on the roof of the new Mailbox in Birmingham

Roof work completed at Mailbox Birmingham

With a matter of months until the refurbished shopping centre launches the final part of the sky-lit glass roof has been put in place

Bullring store for Ted Baker in second letting in a week

Ted Baker is opening a new store at Bullring Birmingham
The new Ted Baker store will open on Friday, December 12, and will house Ted’s AW14 menswear, womenswear and accessories collections

Bullring move for Pakistani retailer Khaadi

Khaadi has opened a store in Bullring
Khaadi, which means “hand-woven”, produces a fusion of styles to complement both the east and west, while still using hand-woven fabrics on select products

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The final panel being placed on the roof of the new Mailbox in Birmingham

Roof work completed at Mailbox Birmingham

With a matter of months until the refurbished shopping centre launches the final part of the sky-lit glass roof has been put in place

Ted Baker is opening a new store at Bullring Birmingham

Bullring store for Ted Baker in second letting in a week

The new Ted Baker store will open on Friday, December 12, and will house Ted’s AW14 menswear, womenswear and accessories collections

Khaadi has opened a store in Bullring

Bullring move for Pakistani retailer Khaadi

Khaadi, which means “hand-woven”, produces a fusion of styles to complement both the east and west, while still using hand-woven fabrics on select products

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

TV presenter Emma Willis is fronting a new campaign to promote Christmas shopping in Birmingham

Emma Willis and Alison Hammond front new Birmingham Christmas shopping campaign

Retail Birmingham BID launches new region-wide marketing push to boost city's retail offering in busy run-up to Christmas

CGI inside the new Grand Central development where four more tenants have been secured

Grand Central announces four more tenants

Office Shoes, Paperchase, TM Lewin and Blott to open stores at the complex next to New Street which will be anchored by John Lewis

Milliner Monique Lee, 32 from Longbridge, Birmingham, with her couture LED lighting-up hats.

Birmingham designer's quirky hats are making heads turn

After marrying an Englishman, Monique Lee discovered Britain's love of quirky hats, something completely different to the culture she grew up with in Taiwan. Zoe Chamberlain reports.

Warwickshire County Cricketer Laurie Evans

Laurie Evans: Good care helps me play out of my skin

We know men moisturise these days but how far do they go when it comes to skin care? Alison Jones talks personal grooming with sportsman Laurie Evans

Greenhouse in Iceland where EGF is cultivated, BIOEFFECT EGF Serum is available from Selfridges

Style: Cool out of Iceland

Plane passengers flying over Iceland have been known to spot an unusual landmark glowing in the dark down below.

Floral slip dress £29.99 from new Look

Fashion: Slip of a thing - nightie-style dresses are back

Thanks to the likes of Kate Moss, nightie-style dresses were acceptable in the Nineties and now they are back, as EMMA JOHNSON discovers

Nigella Lawson

Emma Johnson: FHM's Sexiest 100 list has given me food for thought

Jennifer Lawrence tops the tree but digging down the list reveals some interesting points

An artist's impression of the new frontage at Selfridges, which is being refurbished with a £20 million investment, and will start having similar window dressing as the Oxford Street store in London exclusive

£20m overhaul for Selfridges Birmingham

The department store giant is investing £20 million in a major refit at its landmark shop, bringing in a host of new brands and creating about 70 jobs over two years

Sports fashion: it's not just for the gym any more

Latest sporty fashions to add to your wardrobe this summer

Emma and mum on way to a Vogue fashion night

Emma Johnson: Mum's the last word in style for me

As Mother’s Day approaches, it got me thinking about my own mum’s wardrobe

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Emma Johnson: Girls need guiding to loving their own looks

This week Girlguiding announced it is launching a badge in body confidence

Kim Kardashian attends The Kardashian Family Celebrates the Grand Opening of DASH Miami Beach

Emma Johnson: It's time to spring into some new season shopping action

There's already some fantastic ranges around to help you look hot this summer

Next Fashion

Hot property: WIN the stunning Next summer fashion range

Puerto Rican supermodel Joan Smalls smoulders in Next’s new summer collection

Nicole Scherzinger for Missguided collection

Nicole looks so sch-amazing!

Nicole Scherzinger has teamed up with online site Missguided.co.uk to create her first fashion range and the result is one smoking hot collection

VIDEO: We try out Bar Refaeli and Kim Kardashian's favourite cosmetic procedure, the 'vampire' facial

It’s the gruesome-sounding beauty treatment beloved by a host of celebrities from Kim Kardashian to supermodel Bar Refaeli. Clemmie Moodie  puts the vampire facial to the test

Lupita Nyong'o, winner of the award for best actress in a supporting role for

Oscars 2014 style special: Full length and fabulous Oscars style special (GALLERY)

Stylist Joanne Watkinson casts her eye over the red carpet looks from the 86th Academy Awards

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Kingsway building in Kings Heath

Planners back new life for Kingsway building

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

The court building's Great Hall, stained glass windows run the course of the room and show iconic figures from city's past

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victoria Law Courts became jewel in 'terracotta city'

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