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The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The Harvey Nichols opening will be followed by a number of new store launches at the shopping centre over the summer period

Birmingham pubs raise glass to new law that could bring down price of a pint

Keith Marsden, landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moseley
Pubs Code given final approval in Parliament, giving thousands of community pubs more power to buy beer without restrictions

Boo Boo Coffee scoops Intuit QuickBooks small business award

Keon Heidarinia (left) and Matt Eagles, co-owners of Boo Boo Coffee in Harborne
Independent café in Harborne will now benefit from a prize package worth £15,000 including cash, media coverage and advertising at West Bromwich Albion

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The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The Harvey Nichols opening will be followed by a number of new store launches at the shopping centre over the summer period

Keith Marsden, landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moseley

Birmingham pubs raise glass to new law that could bring down price of a pint

Pubs Code given final approval in Parliament, giving thousands of community pubs more power to buy beer without restrictions

Keon Heidarinia (left) and Matt Eagles, co-owners of Boo Boo Coffee in Harborne

Boo Boo Coffee scoops Intuit QuickBooks small business award

Independent café in Harborne will now benefit from a prize package worth £15,000 including cash, media coverage and advertising at West Bromwich Albion

The King Edward Inn could be brought back into use as a restaurant and student accommodation

Renovation plans for former King Edward Inn

Historic city pub, also known as The Ben Johnson, could be turned into a restaurant and student flats as new plans are lodged to bring 110-year-old building back to life

Damascena on Alcester Road in Moseley

Birmingham's top 10 coffee houses revealed

Damascena Coffee House in Moseley, which only opened last June, is the number one ranked coffee shop in the city on Tripadvisor

The Fiddle & Bone

Fiddle & Bone in Birmingham makes long-awaited return

One of the most popular bars for live music fans opens again this weekend after a 10-year wait

130 Colmore Row will open as Nosh and Quaff in May

Lasan to open 'Nosh and Quaff' lobster and beer bar

Award-winning restaurant group reveals details of its latest venture which will open in Colmore Row in May

CGI of shopping area at Resorts World Birmingham

Next and PizzaExpress sign up to Resorts World Birmingham

TGI Friday's also agrees to take space as roster of tenants mounts up at leisure and conference complex

University College Birmingham

UCB unveils new £2m food suite to foster chefs of the future

Food Innovation Suite at University College Birmingham will train the next generation of industry professionals, featuring food testing and diagnostic technology alongside state-of-the-art kitchen facilities

Carlo Distefano MD of San Carlo Restaurants

Retirement is not on the table for San Carlo founder

Carlo Distefano is the business brains behind the flourishing San Carlo stable of upmarket Italian diners, which has mushroomed to employ more than 1,000 people across the globe

WHSmith, on the ground floor of Alpha Tower, will be replaced by a coffee shop as part of new renovation plans

New café planned for Alpha Tower

New owner of Birmingham's tallest office building intends to remove ground floor retails units and install coffee shop and basement cycle hub

Eric Sawyer and partner Alex Zef plan to open a cat café

Cat café to come to Birmingham

New venture which has already proved popular in Austria and Japan could be coming to either Kings Heath or the city centre if crowdfunding bid is successful

Adam Bennett.

Midland chef Adam Bennett misses out at Bocuse D'Or

The head chef at The Cross in Kenilworth falls short in international competition held in France

Mechu in Summer Row is among the venues affected by the Paradise Circus redevelopment

Paradise project puts £2m facelift of Summer Row bars on ice

Businesses already feeling the pinch after just a month of major project to re-route city centre road system

The Burger King restaurant in the Bullring

Bullring Burger King forced to close following mouse infestation

Environmental health officers from Birmingham City Council discovered an infestation and the restaurant was forced to close

General manager Julian Rose-Gibbs is set to launch The Botanist in Temple Street

Upmarket bar-restaurant The Botanist to open in Birmingham

The high-end chain has become the latest of a series of bars and restaurants to set up in Birmingham's business district

Maisie Jenkinson (third on the right) with staff from Lloyds Bar in Stourbridge and her beer mats raising awareness about laddish behaviour

Birmingham pubs join scheme to tackle laddish behaviour

Charity Fixers targets a string of city centre bars to raise awareness sexual harrassment among drinkers

Marco Pierre White is back in Birmingham this week to promote his new menu at The Cube

Marco Pierre White to unveil menu and book

Celebrity chef will return to his restaurant at the top of The Cube to meet diners and promote the venue's new food

Peel's Restaurant at Hampton Manor. Sommelier Seamus Sharkey is pictured with diners

Third AA rosette for Peel's Restaurant at Hampton Manor

The first restaurant in Solihull to receive the coveted culinary accolade, it joins a handful of restaurants in the region which have made the jump form two to three rosettes, including Simpsons, Purnell’s, Adam’s, Turners and Loves

It's ladies thirst as Purity targets women beer drinkers

Warwickshire-based Purity has set itself a target of producing seven million pints a year so is targeting more female drinkers by making glasses aimed at more feminine hands

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The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

Moat Farm, Tibberton, Worcestershire

Pictures: 16th century Worcestershire farmhouse with space-age potential

The Spitfire Gallery, Thinktank

First look at Birmingham's new Spitfire Gallery at Thinktank

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