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Jake Hollier and his new venture Jake's Coffee Box in Eden Place

New coffee 'pod' opens in old BT phone box

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Venture launches in Birmingham city centre a week after originally planned as new life is brought back to vacant old phone booths

Christopher Wray developer urged to scale back 15-storey plan

Fears have been aired the Christopher Wray building could be overshadowed by a proposed 15-storey tour
Conservation and heritage panel says the size of the proposed tower on mixed-use development would over shadow historic factory

New mental health app offers young people help

Apps created by Birmingham clinicians and young people to tackle mental health problems
Young people and medical experts in Birmingham have created mobile apps which they claim could be a key tool in helping people with mental health problems

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Jake Hollier and his new venture Jake's Coffee Box in Eden Place

New coffee 'pod' opens in old BT phone box

  • BT

Venture launches in Birmingham city centre a week after originally planned as new life is brought back to vacant old phone booths

Fears have been aired the Christopher Wray building could be overshadowed by a proposed 15-storey tour

Christopher Wray developer urged to scale back 15-storey plan

Conservation and heritage panel says the size of the proposed tower on mixed-use development would over shadow historic factory

Apps created by Birmingham clinicians and young people to tackle mental health problems

New mental health app offers young people help

Young people and medical experts in Birmingham have created mobile apps which they claim could be a key tool in helping people with mental health problems

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham Labour councillors defy Sir Albert as they fight to hang on

Party's councillors challenge authority's leader in bid to halt cut in their own numbers

Conductor Andris Nelsons in rehearsals with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the CBSO Centre.

50 donors raise £2m for CBSO

Orchestra's stunning fundraising effort could point the way to funding arts in city

An Islamic manuscript which has been identified as one of the world's oldest fragments of the Koran on show at the University of Birmingham

Doubt cast on 'oldest Koran' in world claim by University of Birmingham

Middle Eastern historians have raised doubts about claims the University of Birmingham had discovered to oldest known copy of the Koran.

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

Culture Secretary: We'll look at BBC in regions

John Whittingdale, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pledged to address regional provision in debates over the BBC's next ten-year charter

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham's Google inspired revival shows how partnerships can save services

Deals with Google and Brasshouse show council can overcome cuts with partners says library chief Penny Holbrook

Bournville Village Green as it looks today

Green idylls of Second City get the thumbs-up

14 parks and spaces in Birmingham win praise as part of national Green Flag awards

Lorely Burt looks on as Julian Knight wins the Solihull seat for the Tories in May's General Election

Former Solihull MP Lorely Burt takes business role with Lib Dems

Ex-MP who served for ten years will now help 'party's fightback' after it suffered devastating losses in May's General Election

Freda Cocks, Birmingham's Lord Mayor for 1977-78, celebrates her 100th birthday at Digby Manor residential home in Erdington with grandson Angus McFarlane

Former Birmingham Lord Mayor Freda Cocks turns 100

Special anniversary celebration for popular politician who 'led the way for women on the council'

The search has started to fill five senior roles at Birmingham City Council

Hunt on to fill five top Birmingham City Council roles

Jobs whose salaries range from £78,000 to £153,000 are now being advertised following stinging criticism over a lack of action by the authority

BBC show Doctors being filmed in Stratford in 2012

Calls to base new BBC production hub in Birmingham

Corporation's 'studios' division will make programmers for other broadcasters

Sandwell Council leader Darren Cooper

Reluctant West Midlands councils edge towards metro mayor

Hint that authority leaders may accept super-mayor in return for devolved powers from Chancellor George Osborne

West Midlands Police could lose another £20m in funds

Analysis by PwC suggests a new system could see funding for the force drop by another £20m

Householders in Birmingham are paying the lowest amount of council tax

Birmingham's council tax income lowest in the country because of cheap housing

City average of £737 per household despite the council tax rate being one of the highest nationally

House prices rising faster in Wolverhampton than Birmingham

City shows increase of 8.3 per cent in the year to June while West Midlands has an average house price of £137,209

Two new Birmingham traveller sites to be built

Councillor says the former industrial land in Aston should be reserved for housing local people

Birmingham is hot spot for buy-to-let mortgages

City leaps up the chart of top places to buy a flat and rent it out for landlords looking for a better return on their investments

Brindleyplace

Westside BID gets go-ahead

Broad Street BID was wound-up at the end of March this year, with businesses balloted on its successor organisation at the end of June

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Jake Hollier and his new venture Jake's Coffee Box in Eden Place

New coffee 'pod' opens in old BT phone box

Fears have been aired the Christopher Wray building could be overshadowed by a proposed 15-storey tour

Christopher Wray developer urged to scale back 15-storey plan

BBC show Doctors being filmed in Stratford in 2012

Calls to base new BBC production hub in Birmingham

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