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M&B has warned it may have to increase prices

Mitchells & Butlers warns over national living wage

Birmingham-based listed pub group says it may have to hike up prices in response to the new salary being introduced

CGI of the Park Regis hotel which is now recruiting staff

Park Regis launches Birmingham recruitment drive

Hotel group is on the hunt for 150 staff to work in its first site in Europe as redevelopment of old Broad Street towers nears completion

Rosie Ginday of Miss Macaroon, which has secured a deal with John Lewis

Birmingham start-up Miss Macaroon secures John Lewis deal

The former patisserie chef backed herself in business when she set up Miss Macaroon in 2011 – now she is on course to turn over £200,000 this year

William Frazier, managing director at Frazier's Wine Merchants

Frazier's Wine Merchants announces plans for £500k 'wine studio'

Frazier's events and tastings will have themes and are aimed at both trade customers and wine lovers

Barclays left this branch in 2014 but it could soon house a new Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee eyes former bank in Moseley for new café

National chain is aiming to bring the Barclays building back into use but the move could cause controversy among Moseley's supporters of independent venues

Brewsmiths will shut up shop tomorrow

Jewellery Quarter café to shut down

Brewsmiths has been open for four years but being 'too tucked away' has led current owner Andrew McKay to take difficult decision to close the business

The fish counter at Le Monde in Birmingham, where customers can choose the fish they want to eat

Le Monde lands Best Seafood Establishment award

Le Monde was commended for the range and quality of seafood on offer at the restaurant

Delays hit new Park Regis hotel and sky bar

Contractor Colmore Tang Construction says the new hotel, bar and restaurant next to Five Ways island will now open in March

Gunmakers Arms has been bought by Two Towers brewery

Jewellery Quarter brewery saves historic city pub

Grade II listed Birmingham pub, The Gunmakers Arms, has been saved by the Two Towers brewery after closing during the summer

Medusa's current home in Kensington House will close next year as it launches a new burlesque venue

Medusa unveils plans for new burlesque bar in gay quarter

Boss of strip club admits people are 'getting bored of lap dancing' as new venue is launched in a bid to attract more female customers

The Red Lion pub is back on sale again

Historic former Red Lion pub on sale again

Owner of Handsworth hostelry taken off the market last year after failed bid to find a buyer is now on the hunt for a new purchaser

Warwickshire craft cider maker Hogan’s Cider has opened a pop-up cider house in Moseley

Hogan's Cider opens pop-up cider house in Moseley

The bar, which opened for business on Halloween in the heart of Moseley village, is set to stay open until January 3 2016

Two new restaurants strengthen Colmore Row foodie revolution

Some 15,000 sq ft of restaurant space is being developed on the lower ground floor of 55 Colmore Row

Cambaz restaurant in Sutton Coldfield has been bought by Brewhouse & Kitchen

Brewhouse & Kitchen buys Sutton Coldfield restaurant

Cambaz Bar and Grill site bought after going on sale for £1.75m deal with 11th pub in Brewhouse stable set to open in north Birmingham town later this year

The Mailbox has undergone a £50m facelift

Mailbox delivers on luxury as it re-opens

Head of Business Graeme Brown takes a tour of the retail, leisure and office building in Birmingham city centre which is finally launching after a £50 million facelift

CWA is working on the project to house a new Adam's restaurant in New Oxford House

CWA wins contract from Adam's restaurant

Birmingham civil engineering consultancy is working with Heterarchy Interior Architecture on fit out of city centre building to house Michelin-starred restaurant

A computer-generated image of the Grand Hotel created by Blink Image

The Alchemist and Italian restaurant Gusto set to open at The Grand Hotel

High-end chains, which are both popular in the North West, expected to open first Birmingham venues on Colmore Row

Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham

Shops at Grand Central smash their targets

The first two weeks at the Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham have been hailed a great success with retailers smashing their sales targets, and some reporting a 95 per cent increase on their initial expected targets

Resorts World Birmingham will welcome its first customers on October 21

Resorts World Birmingham announces opening date

Leisure, casino and hotel complex will commence phased programme of opening on October 21

Metro Bar and Grill will undergo a facelift in the new year

Metro Bar and Grill to relaunch as pan-Asian restaurant

Popular business bar bought earlier this year by Paul Bassi's Brandasia Group will undergo a revamp to take new direction

Videos & Photos

CGI of plans to redevelop 76 Holloway Head

Developers eye £1m market with Holloway Head luxury apartments

Alderhithe Grove, off Roman Lane in Little Aston Park.

Little Aston bungalow is a bit of all white

The Escape of Lions from the Menagerie at Birmingham The Graphic, 5 October 1889

The day a lion escaped and went on the rampage in Aston


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