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Sketch of the planned new hotel at Birmingham Airport

New hotel for Birmingham Airport

Nine-storey, 178-bedroom hotel will become airport's fifth as portfolio of accommodation is expanded

Flights from Birmingham to Doha will be offered on Qatar Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Qatar flights launch bringing World Cup 2022 one stop away for Brummies

The first Qatar Airways from Birmingham Airport to Doha – the home of the 2022 World Cup – started today

The giant Airbus A380 on the tarmac at Birmingham Airport

WATCH: First Airbus A380 arrives in Birmingham ahead of daily flights

The giant passenger plane set down at the airport earlier than expected, at around 4.20pm this afternoon, but will soon become a regular feature in the city

Post Rich List 2016

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.31 - Michael Wright & family

An 83 per cent profit growth over three years was enough to propel Michael Wright’s Riviera Travel into 20th place in the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table

A Ryanair Boeing 737 in flight. The airline expects to grow its operations at Birmingham Airport by 25 per cent

Ryanair adds Madrid and Verona routes to Birmingham schedule

The Irish airline is also set to launch new routes to Madrid and Verona in addition to those to Corfu and Vilnius

Bike giveaway: Council cabinet member for sustainability Lisa Trickett with Phil Woodward of Raleigh

Make cycling safe and we'll get on our bikes

New survey reveals large proportion of people ready to cycle if Birmingham was safer

Carol Anne O'Neill, Ryanair's head of sales and marketing

Ryanair unveils plans to grow by 25 per cent at Birmingham Airport

Growth at Birmingham includes two new twice weekly routes to the Greek island of Corfu and the Lithuanian capital Vilnius as well as additional flights to Alicante, Barcelona, Dublin, Malaga, Malta and Palma

William Pearson, aviation development director of Birmingham Airport, Alix De Weerdt, chief commercial officer of VLM Airlines and Guy Trouveroy, the Belgium Ambassador to the UK

VLM Airlines begins Birmingham to Antwerp service

Passengers were greeted by the Belgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellence Guy Trouveroy

Ibis Styles hotel at the NEC

New Ibis Styles hotel opens at the NEC

Management company Kew Green opens its second venue this month with Birmingham-themed hotel

New Adagio apart-hotel in Digbeth

Beorma Quarter apart-hotel Adagio announces opening

Launch date confirmed for completion of new apart-hotel as one of city's longest-running property sagas finally bears some fruit

Wizz Air is set to launch operations from Birmingham Airport

Hungarian airline Wizz Air launches flights from Birmingham to Warsaw and Budapest

The Hungarian budget airline will start its Birmingham services in September, with twice weekly flights to the Polish and Hungarian capitals

Rick Cressman outside Nailcote Hall

Nailcote Hall expands thanks to Birmingham Post Growth Fund

Nailcote Hall in Berkswell survived an assault by Oliver Cromwell’s troops during the English Civil War and in recent decades has enjoyed a new lease of life as a luxury hotel, entertainment venue and the location of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship golf tournament

A slight rebrand for Birmingham Airport could be a way to lure US passengers, according to its chief executive

'Shakespeare's Airport' could help Birmingham crack US market

Rebrand for Birmingham Airport is not such a daft idea says chief executive Paul Kehoe following similar ploy to woo Chinese visitors

The beach outside The Riu Palace Macao in the Dominican Republic

Flights from Birmingham to Caribbean as Thomson and First Choice expands

Flights to Punta Cana are among five routes being added by the airline in summer 2016, along with Agadir, in Morocco, Sardinia, Izmir in Turkey and Split in Croatia

Emirates spreads wings with new Birmingham daily service

Arab carrier marks record year with new service from Birmingham Airport to Dubai as passenger numbers top half million mark

Rich List 2015: No.25= - Michael Wright & family

Michael Wright famously road tests the tours himself before offering them for sale.

The winning team (from left) Daniel Caddick, from category sponsor Platinum Express, Will Child, Katie Bentley, Stephanie Mynett (all Visit Birmingham) and Paul Zerdin (entertainer and special guest)

Birmingham named top tourist destination for second year

Travel organisers such as sports clubs and retired associations recognise city as visitor numbers continue to soar

The entrance to MyHotel Chelsea

Culture, afternoon tea and a spot of TLC in the heart of Chelsea

Cheryl Mullin goes on a girls' weekend to London, and discovers the perfect location to explore the capital's delights in peace

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Explorer's still got his eye on 'the last big one'

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has made a career out of living dangerously. He tells Alison Jones about the challenges he has faced and why his sweet tooth might be one of the toughest to overcome.

Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, Cornwall

Picture postcard seaside resort

The popular Cornish holiday resort of St Ives is a haven for artists and art lovers and famous for its beaches. Stacey Barnfield reports.

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Robbie Savage's former home in Alcester is up for sale at £1,650,000

Georgian farmhouse in Warwickshire was once home to Blues star

Easton House is a well-presented detached home in Aston Flamville, Leicestershire.

This equestrian idyll is worth the ride to Leicestershire to see

The second class pool reopening at Moseley Road Baths in 2012

World Monuments Fund boost to Moseley Road Baths campaign


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