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Grand Central and New Street 'will be ready' vows Network Rail chief

Look inside the vast new railway station and shopping centre just over two months ahead of launch reveals a busy building site

Aston Manor Cider moves into new offices and warehouse

The reception at Aston Manor Cider's new offices and warehouse in Witton
The suite of offices, three miles from Aston Manor’s production site in Aston, have been designed by Workbox UK

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

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Grand Central and New Street 'will be ready' vows Network Rail chief

Look inside the vast new railway station and shopping centre just over two months ahead of launch reveals a busy building site

The reception at Aston Manor Cider's new offices and warehouse in Witton

Aston Manor Cider moves into new offices and warehouse

The suite of offices, three miles from Aston Manor’s production site in Aston, have been designed by Workbox UK

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

Carlo Distefano managing director of San Carlo Restaurants

Profits up at restaurant group San Carlo

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

Another restaurant could be joining Bullring's long list of places to eat

Bill's has eye on Bullring for first Birmingham restaurant

National restaurant chain looks to grow Midlands presence with fifth outlet in the region and first in the city

Marks & Spencer has taken the keys to its store in Longbridge for fit out

St Modwen hands over M&S Longbridge store

High street chain starts fit out of Midlands' biggest Marks & Spencer in time for Christmas opening

Edwardian tea room at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is extending its opening hours

Edwardian Tea Room extends opening hours

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery hoping to attract weekend visitors to café with new Friday night opening hours from next month

VMF (Villa Midlands Food) is a unique training restaurant based at Aston Villa

Aston Villa pledge to keep up the good work despite Restaurant VMF closure

Club says there will be no job losses, and strong community work will continue, despite restaurant's closure

The VMF restaurant at Aston Villa will close next month after five years of trading and training

Aston Villa's popular Restaurant VMF to close

The restaurant - rated Birmingham's seventh-best on Tripadvisor - closes its doors for the last time in July

Food festival from above

Colmore Food Festival returns to Birmingham

Organisers confirm dates of fifth annual celebration of business district's best food and drink outlets with three new participants for 2015

CGI of new plans to convert a former Sparkbrook tram depot into a restaurant and banqueting hall

Sparkbrook tram depot to be reborn as conference centre

New plans lodged to transform century-old former depot and packaging factory into two-storey restaurant and banqueting hub

Michelin-Starred chef Adam Stokes exclusive

Michelin star restaurant Adam's reveals plans for Waterloo Street move

Popular restaurant, headed up by star chef Adam Stokes, submits plans to move to the heart of the Colmore business district

The view at the entrance of the new Harvey Nichols store in the Mailbox, showing the concierge area and on to beauty

Birmingham Harvey Nichols: first look inside new Mailbox store

The revamped designer outlet is due to open this summer and will sport an 'immersive tunnel' and 'style concierges' among its new features at The Mailbox

The innovative 'zero energy' Costa Coffee shop at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford

Solar-powered Costa Coffee shop is a UK first

Independent builders’ merchant EH Smith has supplied solar roof panels for the sustainable Costa Coffee outlet at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford

Keith Marsden, landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moseley

Couple behind Prince of Wales in Moseley named UK's top licensees

The British Institute of Innkeeping Licensee of the Year Award for 2015 has been given to Keith and Diane Marsden, who run the popular Moseley pub

The former ABC Cinema in New Street could be reborn as a Zizzi restaurant under new plans

Zizzi eyes former ABC Cinema for latest restaurant

Italian chain looks to add to New Street's already well-served restaurant and café market with third Birmingham outlet

Raj Rana, owner of The Itihaas restaurant and Brasserie in Selfridges, with their new craft bottled India Pale Ale called Sambha.

Itihaas bosses create beer for curry lovers

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

Broad Street in Birmingham

Karaoke Box and Rub Smokehouse heading to Birmingham's Broad Street

The pair have taken the final two units at the Regency Wharf leisure scheme off the popular nightspot

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

Videos & Photos

The Homestead in Station Road, Balsall Common, Warwickshire.

Grade II listed farmhouse mixes original features with modern comforts

Outdoor film festival in Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival line-up revealed

Grand Central and New Street 'will be ready' vows Network Rail chief

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