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14:33, 31 MAY 2017
The ways in which you can help our bee population
If you want to help bees in your garden, it would be best to grow plants from seed, or obtain them from an organic nursery or other trusted source.
New basement restaurant heading to Colmore Row
Yet another plan is brought forward to turn empty space in the Colmore Business District in a new restaurant
Sadler's Brewhouse and Bar is part of brewer's growth plans
Sadler's Brewery, which can trace its origins back to 1900, has opened a new Brewhouse and Bar in a move which more than doubles the size and scale of its operations as it hopes to have a network of five or six tap houses
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar's Ian Callum lands top design accolade
The judges declared Jaguar’s director of design this year’s most influential UK designer finishing ahead of Waitrose’s Maggie Hodgetts and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey
Apprentice finalist Nick Holzherr finds recipe for more success
TV contestant in huge deal to expand food app internationally.
Armchair shopping surge at John Lewis
Solihull head of branch Julie Blake described the growth in online trade as “incredible”
High Streets need little guys for the spice of life
Most High Streets across Britain are dominated by national chains, pushing out the smaller independent shops.
New Pret a Manger on Colmore Row
The company refurbished the 2,500 sq ft unit, which was formerly an HSBC bank, and it opened its doors last week
West Midlands Police
Police consider ban on super-strength alcohol
Voluntary ban considered after similar schemes credited with dramatically slashing alcohol-related street crime else where
Law firm toasts Purity expansion
New brewhouse opened this week after advice from Midland firm
So, you think you’ve tried strawberries and cream...?
In our new cookery series Roulla Xenides goes into the kitchens of some of Birmingham’s finest chefs to bring you the recipes, tips and trade secrets that will make your dinner party or Sunday lunch stand out from the crowd.
Sainsbury's has change of heart on Dorridge town centre development
Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has bowed to pressure and agreed to start work earlier than planned on a new store in the village where the firm's chief executive Justin King grew up.
A trio of reds from Lidl of all places...
Well, it's been a day of contrasts so far.... just as I was looking into these wine samples from Lidl an invite to the inaugural Fortnum & Mason food and drink awards dropped through the letter box.
Rich List 2013: No.4 - Viscount Portman (£1.3bn)
There are probably more blue plaques on buildings in Viscount Portman’s high value Portman Estate in London’s West End than any other estate in the UK.
Rich List 2013: No.15 - Sir David Samworth (£490m)
In June this year, teams of employees, clients and suppliers from Sir David Samworth’s Leicester food supply business will be running, canoeing and cycling around a gruelling course in the Scottish Highlands – all in the cause of charity.
Rich List 2013: No.=47 - Woon Wing Yip (£105m)
Woon Wing Yip OBE is investing more than £5 million on a major expansion of his Nechells-based Chinese and oriental superstore and headquarters.