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Designer fashion store Flannels opens in Solihull today

It will stock women's, men's and children's luxury clothing, footwear and accessories

Pieminister is coming to Birmingham

Pieminister is opening a restaurant in Birmingham

The new Pieminister eatery will be opening in Waterloo Street  in the city centre

Peruvian-born opera singer Juan Diego Florez performed with Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins in 2007

Opera star who still has pop and Peruvian folk in his blood

One of the world's greatest bel canto tenors, Juan Diego Florez, comes to Birmingham's Symphony Hall for the first time this month

Paraorchestra creates one body of talent with CBSO

Bringing a dizzying range of instruments, the world's first ensemble for disabled people is ready to show there's no barriers for talented players

Revolucion de Cuba on Facebook

A Cuban cocktail bar and cantina is opening in Birmingham

The revolution is coming!  Revolucion de Cuba bar and cantina will open on Temple Street in the city centre

The former Jimmy Spices is set to become a Revolution bar

Bar chain Revolution to open new Solihull venue

Group which was founded 20 years is looking to add to its portfolio of sites across the Midlands

Inside The Ivy restaurant on West Street, London

London celebrity haunt The Ivy plans to open restaurant in Birmingham

Acclaimed The Ivy restaurant have confirmed plans to launch new eatery in the city

Two Figures in a Room, 1959, by Francis Bacon goes on display at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Francis Bacon painting on show at Barber Institute

Gallery at the University of Birmingham is showcasing a Bacon work for the first time

Review: Angela Hewitt plays Bach at Birmingham Town Hall

Hewitt played the affable fifth suite in G major, the most popular of the set, last and with good reason.

Sammi and Simon Tong try a drink from The Tipple Truck, a fire engine turned into a bar

This fire engine has been turned into a BAR where you can try new craft beers

Just launched in Birmingham, the converted fire appliance will be at street food events and festivals

These are the new shops coming to Birmingham in 2017

Big shopping developments and quirky independent launches

Bulldozers can't destroy city's globetrotting spirit

After the loss of the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire has used the opportunity to take its world flavours across the city.

Birmingham's Legoland set for green light - bringing a jobs boost

Barclaycard Arena will be host to only the second Legoland discovery centre in the UK featuring indoor rides and 4D cinema

Plans for a new flagship H&M store to open in Birmingham’s old BHS building

Big plans for city centre shopping

Review: The Red Shoes at Birmingham Hippodrome

Bourne is teaching a new generation of ballet-lovers to think more closely about the plot and its relevance to stage design, the choreography and  the music.

Now you can buy an authentic Cornish pasty in Birmingham

Warrens Bakery is to open their first shop outside the West Country in Mere Green

This is CAMRA's Birmingham Pub of the Year

The real ale organisation has named its top three Brummie pubs

Skydiving

Alton Towers owner launching massive skydive attraction at NEC

Merlin Attractions, the company behind Alton Towers and Legoland Resort, is planning a new adventure centre next to Genting Arena

The cottage in Lower Broadheath, where Sir Edward Elgar was born

National Trust's grand plans for Elgar's humble birthplace

The museum dedicated to the great English composer was in danger of folding, until the conservation body stepped in. Now it is to be transformed.

HSBC's old branch in Moseley is becoming a Dares bar

Davenports brewery to open two new Birmingham bars later this year

Projects by renowned brewery have been hit by delays but firm is confident of launching bars during 2017