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Birmingham City Council which is planning to rate minicab firms in the city

City's minicab firms to be named and shamed

Council devises new rating system to inform public of Birmingham's best and worst taxi companies based in reliability and safety

Seven Midland restaurants named among nation's best

Purnell's, Cornwall Street, Birmingham
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

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Birmingham City Council which is planning to rate minicab firms in the city

City's minicab firms to be named and shamed

Council devises new rating system to inform public of Birmingham's best and worst taxi companies based in reliability and safety

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

There are rules restricting the number of takeaways in a certain location

Birmingham takeaway clampdown under fire from planners

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

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

Gunner Leslie E J Davenport

Crash site of stricken Erdington bomber is found 73 years later

Grandson tracks down remains of plane that hero gunner bailed out of over Germany.

Young Aston Villa fans at the Premier League game AVFC v Arsenal FC.

Birmingham Bishop backs free sport and culture for city's children

Reverend David Urquhart backed calls to give children from Birmingham a chance of free entry to the sporting and cultural facilities the city has to offer as well as open up new opportunities.

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

The stage premiere of Rudy's Rare Records starring Lenny Henry opened at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Mike Whitby and the Library Of Birmingham

Shortfall of private investment in Library of Birmingham

Charitable fundraising arm for the Library of Birmingham falls £700,000 short.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady

Birmingham TUC campaigners head to London in search of pay rise

Several coach loads of members from the leading trade unions will be taking part in the Trade Union Congress Britain Needs A Pay Rise march and rally

Centenary Square

Birmingham’s Centenary Square to be redesigned

A competion for the public space is now being launched through the Royal  Institute of British Architects (RIBA)  and the Landscape Institute on behalf of the city council

The Memorial to Matthew Boulton lies in the Chapel of St Paul at Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey service and memorial for Birmingham industrialist Matthew Boulton

The plaque will sit alongside a memorial to his business partner James Watt, the Scottish engineer who made his home in Handsworth, Birmingham

Nick Fear, BCL Legal; Paul Worsnop, Wragge Lawrence Graham, Co & chair, Birmingham Trainee Solicitors Society, at the social event for new members of the Birmingham Trainee Solicitors' Society.

Birmingham based BCL sponsors networking event for law firms

Birmingham based BCL Legal sponsored the first social event for new members of the Birmingham Trainee Solicitors' Society.

Broad Street in Birmingham

Birmingham strip club clampdown as councillors say no more

The council’s licensing committee said there are fears that any more strip clubs, particularly in the Broad Street and pub and club areas, would lead to the city getting a ‘sleazy’ reputation

Sunny Gill, Laura Whitmore and Priya Patel Suraj attend the unveiling of the new menswear department at Selfridges Birmingham.

Hundreds attend launch of Selfridges Birmingham's exclusive menswear department

Selfridges Birmingham unveiled the biggest and most exclusive menswear destination in the city earlier this month.

Terry Herbert from Burntwood, Staffordshire, with some of the Anglo-Saxon hoard he found

Staffordshire Hoard brought back to life by new technology

The 1,400-year-old pieces of gold and silver will be illuminated with microscopes, touch screens, videos and a recreated Mead Hall which will open to the public on Friday

Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation; Paul Belfield, Heart of England Community Foundation; Joanna Reid, Belgrade Theatre; Stewart Fergusson, Belgrade Theatre, at Packington Hall.

Lord and Lady Aylesford welcomed guests to Packington Hall

Lord and Lady Aylesford welcomed guests to Packington Hall in Meriden to help raise awareness of the Heart of England Community Foundation and the Belgrade Theatre's Belgrade Unplugged project.

Russells Hall Hospital

Striking paramedics save man from diabetic fit

The ambulance workers, protesting over pay along with thousands of other NHS workers, rushed to the victim’s aid during the four-hour walk out and took the casualty to Russells Hall Hospital

Street League runs for 10 weeks and includes two hours of football followed by two hours of academic lessons

Street League in Birmingham mixes football and education for young unemployed people

Ten-week course in Perry Barr for unemployed 16-25 year olds offers job advice and helps to improve maths and English skills

Krysten Swindells, Audley Binswood; Dani Saveker, FiB; Jenny Simpon, SFB, at a business event at Nailcote Hall.

Families in Business chief shares her story at Nailcote Hall

Families in Business chief executive Dani Saveker, shared her business journey at an event at Nailcote Hall, Berkswell.

The Boyan Ensemble, who will be performing at Ludlow, Malvern and Hereford

Ukrainian Choir escapes war zone to perform in Midlands

Members of The Boyan Ensemble will be performing at Ludlow, Malvern and Hereford this month.

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Film director Ken Loach dismisses Steven Knight's plan for sound stage in Birmingham

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

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