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Purnell's, Cornwall Street, Birmingham

Seven Midland restaurants named among nation's best

Birmingham is one of the few British cities outside London to feature more than once in this weekend’s Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants

Birmingham takeaway clampdown under fire from planners

There are rules restricting the number of takeaways in a certain location
The policy limits the number of fish and chip, kebab, pizza, burger, fried chicken, Chinese and Indian take aways in a shopping parade to ten per cent of total retail space

Crash site of stricken Erdington bomber is found 73 years later

Gunner Leslie E J Davenport
Grandson tracks down remains of plane that hero gunner bailed out of over Germany.

Mac Birmingham boss: We'll stand on our own two feet

MAC Birmingham
Birmingham arts centre refocuses as it fears the prospect of losing all its public funding

Shortfall of private investment in Library of Birmingham

Mike Whitby and the Library Of Birmingham
Charitable fundraising arm for the Library of Birmingham falls £700,000 short.

Business In Pictures

Supply chain giant GKN Driveline.

CBI Pulling Together report calls for action to revitalise supply chains

The report, Pulling Together, recommends ways to kick-start the UK’s supply chains, and solutions to reinvigorate Britain’s industrial strategy

Picture from 1905. Homes that were amongst the first to be built on the Bournville estate

Pictures: Bournville Village Trust opens archives to show town planning masterpiece

The photographs show Bournville as it was as far back as 1879, painting a picture of the estate, which was the vision of George Cadbury, in its formative years

An artist’s impression of the new shopping and dining areas in the Grand Central scheme which will overlook the new train station atrium. They will both open together some time in 2015

£200m Grand Central sale thrown into doubt by regulator

State-backed Network Rail is in talks with Birmingham City Council over a £200 million purchase of the giant shopping centre over New Street station

Chris Froome

Peter Sharkey: Cycle stars on road to riches as big sponsors up the ante

New €1m prize pot idea just the beginning of cycling's resurgence

Chris Game: Football clubs can't bury their heads over black managers

Chris Kiwomya the head coach / manager of Notts County celebrates at full time
A year ago there were five black English professional football managers. As this season opened, there were none.

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Purnell's, Cornwall Street, Birmingham

Seven Midland restaurants named among nation's best

Picture from 1905. Homes that were amongst the first to be built on the Bournville estate

Pictures: Bournville Village Trust opens archives to show town planning masterpiece

Larrington Walker, Lenny Henry, Joivan Wade, Rudy's Rare Records Cast Members; Danny Robins, Writer of Rudy's Rare Records, attend the stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records at Birmingham Rep.

Stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records at Birmingham Rep

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