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Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50 list

Despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants, and several more thought to be on the cusp, none made it onto a prestigious list

West Midlands Police cuts back stop and search

West Midlands Police
Home Secretary Theresa May said the technique was being misused so often across the country that it was damaging relations between the public and police

University of Birmingham to host South Africa during 2015 Rugby World Cup

University of Birmingham
Sutton Coldfield RFC also chosen as a base by tournament organisers and will welcome Romania and Somoa

A45 widening works to ease Birmingham Airport congestion

New £1m, three-month programme of roadworks commissioned and funded by airport ahead of new bridge project

Birmingham City University launches bid to address skills shortage

Professor Nick Morton, Birmingham City University
University teams up with Mott MacDonald to offer work experience opportunities with engineering consultancy

Business In Pictures

An artist’s impression of the new 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital

New £353m hospital will mean boost for economy

George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on vacant industrial land in Smethwick.

Burrito Kitchen is one of five West Midlands businesses named in the Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards shortlist

Five Midland businesses make Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards shortlist

As part of the bank’s commitment to nurture the top business talent emerging from Britain’s universities, there are three categories open to entrepreneurs currently studying - or who graduated within the past five years and have been trading for more than one year

130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

Chinese investors show their hand for Grade II building following landmark investment deal earlier this year

England's Claudia Fragapane with her four Artistic Gymnastics gold medals at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Peter Sharkey: Our likeable Games stars deserve TV spotlight in longer term

Every Team GB athlete benefits from a Lottery-underwritten structure which actively promotes professionalism.

Chris Upton: The latest idea for London is a garden bridge crossing the Thames

Dr Chris Upton
One of the latest ideas for London is a garden bridge, to cross the Thames somewhere near the South Bank.

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130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50 list

Opus chef director David Colcombe

Opus chef director David Colcombe's recipes for runners tackling Great Birmingham Run

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Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor