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Cillian Murphy starred in Peaky Blinders which has inspired a new ale

New beer raises a glass to Peaky Blinders

Black Country brewery Sadler's has launched a new brew called Peaky Blinder Gold which will be on sale at Birmingham City and across the West Midlands

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

Merchants Nickolls and Perks prepare for Midlands Whisky Festival

Scotch whisky will be in abundance at the Midlands Whisky Festival on September 18 and 19, along with whiskies from all over the world
The Midlands Whisky Festival, which takes place in Stourbridge Town Hall on September 18 and 19, is organised by Nickolls and Perks

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Cillian Murphy starred in Peaky Blinders which has inspired a new ale

New beer raises a glass to Peaky Blinders

Black Country brewery Sadler's has launched a new brew called Peaky Blinder Gold which will be on sale at Birmingham City and across the West Midlands

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

Scotch whisky will be in abundance at the Midlands Whisky Festival on September 18 and 19, along with whiskies from all over the world

Merchants Nickolls and Perks prepare for Midlands Whisky Festival

The Midlands Whisky Festival, which takes place in Stourbridge Town Hall on September 18 and 19, is organised by Nickolls and Perks

64 New Street could become the latest former bank building to house a café

Canadian coffee shop chain eyes former New Street bank

Plans have been lodged to turn the former Santander at 64 New Street into a Second Cup coffee shop

The new Resorts World complex

Resorts World ready to set sail

We take a tour of the new casino, hotel and leisure complex next to the NEC ahead of its opening later this year

The former Taylor & Challen building at 48 Constitution Hill could house a new bar and restaurant

Restaurant plans for old Jewellery Quarter press factory

Following plans earlier this year to open a boxing gym, another Taylor & Challen building could find a new purpose in historic quarter

The Plough in Harborne

Expansion for Harborne pub as traditional local takes on new form

Extra space brings different offerings and more jobs to The Plough in Harborne

Walkabout in Broad Street will soon have two new sister sites in Solihull and Lichfield

Two new Walkabout Australian bars in West Midlands after sale

Après Bars Solihull and Lichfield will be refurbished and re-open as Walkabouts in September –  in time for the Rugby World Cup

Pulling a pint in a pub

New campaign to protect thousands of pubs from closure

The Campaign for Real Ale is targeting 3,000 pubs in England for listing as so-called Assets of Community Value

Jake Hollier and his new venture Jake's Coffee Box in Eden Place

New coffee 'pod' opens in old BT phone box

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Venture launches in Birmingham city centre a week after originally planned as new life is brought back to vacant old phone booths

City Arcade where a new craft beer and coffee bar could be opening soon

City Arcade to house new craft beer café

New company plans to open 'Tilt' in Grade II*-listed precinct and hopes to breathe a bit of life into partially vacant centre

Two more retailers have joined Mell Square in Solihull

Mountain Warehouse and Caffè Nero take space in Solihull

National chain agree ten-year deals with IM Properties to take units at Mell Square shopping centre

CGI of of the Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel unveiling coming soon

Wraps to come off famous Birmingham hotel in Colmore Row as work on façade finishes within weeks

The new Nosh and Quaff restaurant in Colmore Row, Birmingham.

Nosh and Quaff unveiled after £1m fit-out completes

The lobster and beer restaurant, which looks out over the Council House and Victoria Square, is set to begin trading

Three Brindleyplace will be home to new CAU and Zizzi restaurants

Zizzi and CAU to open in Brindleyplace

Italian and Argentinian restaurants chains join long list of companies launching new restaurants in Birmingham

A new coffee 'pod' is opening today in an old phone box in Eden Place

Old BT phone box in Birmingham opens as coffee 'pod'

New lease of life starts today for one of four disused red phone booths off Colmore Row

Simon Price, CEO of cutlery firm Arthur Price

Arthur Price eyes Far East with new orders in China

Luxury cutlery firm is tapping into fascination with British manufacturing by branching out into Chinese markets

Le Bistrot Pierre is hoping to opens its first Birmingham restaurant in Gas Street

Le Bistrot Pierre eyes Gas Street for first Birmingham restaurant

French group brings forward new plans to open venue in the listed former headquarters of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Company

Mechu in Summer Row is among the venues set to benefit from new investment

New future for Summer Row bars after fresh investment

Founder and managing director leaves owner of Mechu, Fleet Street Kitchen and  Après as new faces and capital brought in to spearhead next chapter of city bar group

From left: Richard and Chris Sargeant, co-founders of Handmade Burger Company, with Finance Birmingham investment director Clive Broadhurst

Handmade Burger Company secures £600k to support Grand Central launch

Finance Birmingham backs burger business founded in Birmingham in 2006 to open third outlet in the city

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Brook Cottage Farm in Atherstone Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire.

Coleshill cottage provides the country life without the strife of managing land

Hollybank Cottage in Lapworth Street, Lowsonford.

Lowsonford cottage has an added bonus

A block of 43 apartments at The Junction, 42 Bilston Lane, Willenhall.

Lots of potential to bag a real bargain at CPBigwood auction

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