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Salmon in the Stour?
The Tame and the Stour arise from streams running off the hills of the Black Country which are part of the main watershed of England.
Pass the pickled crickets please
There is though a growing interest in providing insect-based foods for people everywhere
Rescue plan for local wildlife
Human activities have destroyed more than half (60%) of the world’s wildlife in the last 50 years.
The missing millions
Thousands of people walked from Hyde Park to Whitehall protesting about the enormous, and continuing, loss of wildlife in this country over the last few decades
A single voice for the environment
There are many ‘green’ organisations in the West Midlands, in both the voluntary and public sectors.
The effects of the gall wasp on our oak trees
If there are any oak trees in your neighbourhood, or your favourite woodland or park, you may have noticed that their acorns don’t look right.
A clash of lifestyles between us and the Wasp
At this time of the year everyone’s pet hate is wasps, which is a shame because wasps are very valuable insects.
Protection for local wildlife sites
The Wildlife Trusts launched their ‘Act Swiftly Campaign’ and 25,000 people signed their petition.
Birmingham city centre
The city needs a green heart
The campaign for a new 21st Century park in the centre of Birmingham is gaining momentum.
Wild flowers on the verge
When we contemplate our dried up gardens it is easy to think that nature is being destroyed by the heat, but it is of course very resilient.
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.
Action is needed to help swift colonies
According to the RSPB swifts are in trouble, with numbers having halved in the last 20 years.
Local wildlife is under threat
Wherever you live in Birmingham and the Black Country you will not be far away from a Local Wildlife Sites.
Success for pesticide campaigners
After years of campaigning by conservationists and following a ban on their use on flowering crops in 2013, the European Union outlawed their use on all outdoor crops.
Charity encouraging people to go out and hunt wild flowers
Compared to previous generations children today are no longer encouraged to pick and play with wild flowers.
What birds are in your garden?
Did you take part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch? Top spot went once again to the house sparrow.
The bird with the golden slippers
A beautiful cousin of the grey heron, the little egret, is now colonising our marshes and wetlands.
What’s in your local ponds?
The Wildlife Trust are asking people to let them know when spawn appears in garden and other ponds.
Wildlife is thriving in some surprising places
Amongst all the doom and gloom about our declining wildlife, it’s nice to have some good news.
Last chance saloon
A petition calling for Birmingham to create a major new park has achieved 5,000 signatures, and people are continuing to sign.
Can Spring be far away?
As we move from January into February nature stirs from its sleepy winter torpor.
Aspiration and ambition for our wildlife
With 70% of it being farmed, it sometimes seems that our countryside is a battleground between food and flora and fauna.
Local authorities urged to think big for nature conservation in 2018
One of the key aspects of nature conservation in towns and cities is access to nature for all the people living there.
Chef Richard Turner back in the kitchen at Maribel
Richard Turner is back in the kitchen with the launch of Maribel, the latest addition to Birmingham’s thriving culinary scene
Birmingham Civic Society appoints youngest ever chairman
Amelia Ladbrook will take over the role later this year to champion campaign group's heritage work in the city
Birmingham Town Hall
The Birmingham choir that's not very vocal about its many triumphs!
Founded in the 1880s, Birmingham Choral Union is still going strong. Christopher Morley finds them in fine voices ahead a concert at St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter
Marks & Spencer
M&S confirms Walsall store closure date
High street retailer says it will shut up shop at The Saddlers Centre in August as part of wider reduction in portfolio of stores
Concert hall's winning friends in high places
As the Opening Festival of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire continues apace, Christopher Morley talks to its principal, Julian Lloyd Webber
This is how many stalls at Birmingham's Christmas markets failed the hygiene tests
Shocking results as 20 stalls are told to improve - and two were shut temporarily
Toxic platform pollution at New Street Station in Birmingham targeted in £1m project
We revealed earlier this year that people were being poisoned on the platforms
Birmingham Airport appoints new chief executive
Industry veteran Nick Barton has held senior roles at Luton and Stansted airports
Labour suspends its top official in the West Midlands over anti-Semitism allegations
Labour's West Midlands regional organiser is accused of sharing posts blaming Jews for 'all wars'
Clean Air Zone: Is your business ready for the new charge?
Industry experts came together for a special event at the Library of Birmingham to discuss some of the important issues surrounding the planned new charge. And you can join the debate by signing up to the webinar
Journalists honoured at the Midlands Media Awards
The Midlands Media Awards were held at Edgbaston Stadium.
Midlands Media Awards 2018
Midlands Media Awards 2018
Wealth of expertise as business booms in city
Succession Wealth financial planners grow city base thanks to thriving finance and professional sectors in Birmingham
Serving our young people in a changing high street
Expert panel joins Tesco roundtable to look at how the retail sector can develop the next generation of workers and tackle the West Midlands skills gap
Jaguar Land Rover
JLR's sales plummet after struggles in China
Luxury car brand says market conditions remain challenging in China due to tariff changes and continued trade tensions with the US