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18:37, 5 OCT 2018
High Speed 2
High Speed rail and the environment
As High Speed Rail continues with its low speed development there has been a recycling of news about its ecological mitigation programme.
Say no (again) to the Western Orbital road
Plans have been revived to build the so-called Western Orbital road, needed, some say, to cut traffic congestion in Birmingham and the Black Country.
Rich List 2018: No.32= - Peter Horton and family
Hortons' Estate has been celebrating 125 years in business
Birmingham City Council
Review of 2017 - September: Midland Metro extension, council leader quits and HMRC chooses new Birmingham base
More details of the city centre extension to the tram network were revealed in September including the exact locations of five new stops while city council leader John Clancy quit following the fallout from the bin strike
Review of 2017 - April: £75m Cadbury investment, battle to save church and Big Art Project winner
Cadbury's owner Mondelēz International showcased the result of a £75m investment into the factory in Bournville which brought some Daily Mail manufacturing home and campaigners opposed plans to demolish a historic church
Artistic director George Vass reflects on 25 years at helm of festival
The Presteigne Music Festival has attracted world-renowned composers and artists over its 35 years. George Vass tells Christopher Morley about his highlights
Glorious, heaven-sent music a 'sopranofest' says singer
As Welsh National Opera return to the Hippodrome with Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Christopher Morley talks to Rebecca Evans about the role of Marschallin
'Greatest hits' of a musical genius a Lichfield Festival highlight
Performer and director Damian Thantrey has been working on a project to bring the music of Richard Rodgers to the Lichfield Festival.
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Piecing together of a long-lost Bach score
Paul Spicer, now in his 25th year as conductor of Birmingham Bach Choir, is looking forward to a special concert.
Bistrot Pierre to create 100 jobs with new restaurant launches
French chain which opened in Birmingham last summer is planning further expansion in the West Midlands with two new venues
Rich List 2017: No.29 - Peter Horton and family
Deputy Chairman of Hortons' Estate has seen his fortune increase by £0 million while dropping three places on the Rich List
Review of 2016 - May: Steven Knight moots new studio, Northfield Manor to be reborn and Ikea comes to city centre
The founder of TV hit Peaky Blinders said in May that he had held discussions with Paramount about launching a new studio in Birmingham while a fire-hit manor was to regenerated as a housing estate
Birmingham Town Hall
Ex Cathedra's expedition to explore the New World
Ex Cathedra conductor Jeffrey Skidmore tells Christopher Morley about the Birmingham choir's journey to discover the baroque music of South America
Former Stonnall inn has links to highwayman Dick Turpin
Wordsley House in Stonnall is reportedly the former Welsh Harp Inn, the birthplace of Dick Turpin's mate, Tom King.
Epitome of luxury and all box fresh properties in Aldridge
Cameron Homes has unveiled its flagship development of 14 exclusive five-bedroom properties at Bourne Fields, near Aldridge.
Character homes are real barnstormers!
There are plenty of barns that have been transformed into living spaces fit for the 21st century family.
Sutton Coldfield Chamber marks first anniversary
Sutton Coldfield Chamber has “exceeded expectations” in its first 12 months
Midland properties ready for a grand design
Here are a handful of properties that either already have planning permission to extend or there is plenty of scope for development.
Review: Amuse-Bouche, I Fagiolini at Lichfield Festival
Jean Francaix's extraordinary Ode à la gastronomie is a tour-de-force, and I Fagiolini performed it with wit, precision and (when the music called for it) lip-smacking relish.
Review: Manchester Camerata at Lichfield Festival
The opening concert of the Lichfield Festival featured two world premieres.
Dignity adds five crematoria to growing UK portfolio
Birmingham-based listed funeral group says sites - including in Lichfield and Shropshire - will expand footprint into new markets
HS2 causes golf club to plan major overhaul
Construction of high-speed rail line will cut a swathe through 18-hole Staffordshire course prompting new plans for redevelopment
Stoford unveils new development plans at £38m site
Birmingham developer is working Liberty Property Trust on the speculative project in Staffordshire
Lots of quirky potential at biggest-ever CPBigwood auction
The latest CPBigwood auction will see more properties up for sale than the auctioneer has ever dealt with before.