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11:12, 7 MAR 2016
Major rail disruption over Easter as upgrades carried out in Midlands
Work is part of £250m project to free up bottlenecks in Midlands
Review: Solihull Choral Society does Mozart Requiem and Vespers
The choral society gave a strong performance at Olton Friary
Birmingham Town Hall
Ex Cathedra to premiere James MacMillan's Seven Angels at Town Hall concert
The new work will be performed at Birmingham Town Hall as part of New Jerusalem Concert
UK manufacturing: Between a rock and hard place?
Manufacturing output in the UK saw a surprise fall of 1.3% in May, the biggest decline since January 2013, according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. This left much head scratching as manufacturing data and surveys so far this year had indicated that the sector has been growing pretty robustly.
Working a way through the holidays in China
The date of the Chinese New Year does tend to totter about somewhat uncertainly between late January and mid-February.
An Easter message for politicians
Part of my work involves visiting the business shows at the NEC, which gives me an insight into other business owners’ thoughts.
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Discover the beauty of Bach this Easter
A celebration of Bach will take place in Birmingham over Easter, as Christopher Morley reports
School repairs scuppered by rare bat colony
The plug was pulled on roof repairs at Erdington’s Oasis Academy after the nesting pipistrelle bats were discovered
The Cube Birmingham
Adam Munday: Christmas coming too soon?
Preparations for Christmas seem to be coming around early every year
Adrian Quin: Gloomy dose of reality from year that was
Did you manage to guzzle some Easter eggs... or are you banned from nibbling by the "health police".
Lack of social care blamed for rise in bed blocking in Birmingham
The number of patients stuck in hospital unnecessarily has shot up by 70 per cent in Birmingham in the past year, official figures have revealed.
Caparo Group founder Lord Paul facing suspension from House of Lords
A millionaire peer with significant business interests in the Black Country should be suspended from the House of Lords for four months, a parliamentary sleaze inquiry has ruled.
Council expenses system much fairer than Parliament's
Parliament would do well to follow standards set in monitoring councillors’ allowances, says Chris Game.
Concert true to Handel original
Colin Baines has sung in more than 80 performances of Handel’s Messiah and helped prepare at least 30 as assistant conductor of the City of Birmingham Choir.
As Easter approaches, performances from choral societies form a prominent part of the current concert calendar.