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Raj Rana, founder of Itihaas Restaurant

Itihaas creates own craft beer with Lion Heart brewery

Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas Group, joined forces with the Lion Heart brewery in Coventry, and the partnership has resulted in Sambha IPA

Festival of English wine coming to Birmingham

Vines at Halfpenny Green Vineyard, Stourbridge, one of many vineyards in the Midlands
English Wine Takeover is the first dedicated domestic wine event to take place in the Midlands and aims to increase awareness of a fast-growing industry

Historic Jewellery Quarter pub revealed as scaffolding comes down

George and Dragon looks a lot better as restoration of the former M&B pub continues
After eight years of being hidden behind a wall of metal the George and Dragon starts to take shape ahead of new life as a café and apartments

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Raj Rana, founder of Itihaas Restaurant

Itihaas creates own craft beer with Lion Heart brewery

Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas Group, joined forces with the Lion Heart brewery in Coventry, and the partnership has resulted in Sambha IPA

Vines at Halfpenny Green Vineyard, Stourbridge, one of many vineyards in the Midlands

Festival of English wine coming to Birmingham

English Wine Takeover is the first dedicated domestic wine event to take place in the Midlands and aims to increase awareness of a fast-growing industry

George and Dragon looks a lot better as restoration of the former M&B pub continues

Historic Jewellery Quarter pub revealed as scaffolding comes down

After eight years of being hidden behind a wall of metal the George and Dragon starts to take shape ahead of new life as a café and apartments

Midland chef escapes Nepal quake tragedy by few minutes

Family's relief as ex-Shimla Pinks cook just misses landslide in disaster that killed 7,500

Deliveroo driver in Birmingham Arslan Zahid

Deliveroo restaurant service launches in Birmingham

Online delivery service has signed up more than 40 outlets in Birmingham with Solihull set to come on board next month

Steve and Claire Love outside their restaurant when it opened in 2009

Loves Restaurant to shut down after six years

Husband and wife team who launched eponymous restaurant in 2009 say they now want to concentrate on consultancy business

Sky Bar at the top of Park Regis is starting to take shape ahead of its opening later this year

Park Regis Sky Bar takes shape

Glazing goes in on top floor of hotel development at Five Ways Island which is due to open later this year

Pictured at the opening of the new Sadler's Brewhouse and Bare are Eamonn Holmes with Chris Sadler (left) managing director and right, Ian King, sales manager

Sadler's Brewhouse and Bar is part of brewer's growth plans

Sadler's Brewery, which can trace its origins back to 1900, has opened a new Brewhouse and Bar in a move which more than doubles the size and scale of its operations as it hopes to have a network of five or six tap houses

Jabbar Khan owner of Lasan off St Paul's Square in Birmingham.

£8m restaurant chain that grew 'from naivety and ignorance'

Lasan Group has transformed itself from a small restaurant in the back streets of Birmingham into an £8 million business

David Colcombe, giving a demonstration at 2014 Colmore Food Festival, has left the Opus group

Opus chef David Colcombe leaves restaurant group

Renowned city chef is leaving the company to 'pursue other interests' just months after launching bar at One Snowhill

Artist's impression of the new John Lewis in Birmingham city centre - recruitment for 500 posts starts this week

John Lewis recruits for 500 roles

Department store chain launches employment drive in the city as it embarks on next phase of hiring ahead of September opening

Holiday Inn at Birmingham Airport where Marco Pierre White is to open a new restaurant

Marco Pierre White to open restaurant at Birmingham Airport

Holiday Inn hotel will replace its 'Grill Room' restaurant with a new Marco's New York Italian which is expected to create ten additional jobs

Brandasia director Jaimon George (left) with Metro's executive chef Michael Smith and general manager Karen Parris

New owner for Metro Bar and Grill

City centre bar and restaurant popular with the professional services and business community has been acquired by the owner of Asha's

CGI of Makoto Bar in Walsall town centre which is due to open next month

New cocktail bar for Walsall town centre

Bond Wolfe agrees deal with MV Leisure to open Makoto bar at the end of May

Nick Mossop, Stephen Ballard, the Old Beams.

Exclusive event to celebrate the revamp of Worcestershire inn

The official re-opening of the Old Beams, a country inn situated just outside of Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire.

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

Videos & Photos

The Bass Wing of Rangemore Hall in Rangemore, Staffordshire.

Brewing family legacy transformed into spectacular homes

The Edward VII Wing of Rangemore Hall in Dunstall Road, Rangemore, Staffordshire.

Rangemore Hall's finest residence was built for a king

The old ABC cinema in New Street and Ethel Street in Birmingham city centre.

Hidden Spaces: The old ABC on New Street and Birmingham's lost traces of cinema heritage

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