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Peter Shirley: The funding roundabout in West Midlands parks
When reduced budgets are imposed it is natural for councils to look first at cutting such discretionary activities, in order to protect those they are legally required to do.
Improvements to the international protection for wildlife
In distant Quito in Ecuador governments, including ours through the EU, have been meeting to improve international protection for wildlife.
Clipping the RSPB's Wings
The Sawley Hall shoot in Yorkshire claims that the RSPB does not apply enough of its substantial income to owning and managing nature reserves
The 40,000 different insects in Britain help support all other life on earth
The 40,000 different insects and their close relatives in Britain play a crucial role in supporting all other life on earth, including us
Peter Shirley: Politicians obsessed with economy don't think about our wildlife
We need healthy ecosystems and thriving populations of animals, insects and birds to provide food, clean air and water and an amenable climate.
Peter Shirley: Britain's butterflies count
Our butterflies seem to be recovering following the very wet summer of 2012, but long-term fortunes are still not good
Peter Shirley: Ministers' parks and open spaces tax proposal
Ministers have suggested that people living near parks, and whose houses increase in value because of this, should pay extra tax to contribute to the upkeep of the parks.
Richard Saxton on Folding Hill's "Orchard Block" Pinot Noir 2010
Richard Saxton sampleds Folding Hill's "Orchard Block" Pinot Noir 2010.
Peter Shirley looks into urban trees in Birmingham and the Black Country
Birmingham and the Black Country are famous for their street trees.
Owen Paterson's view of the environmental movement
Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson described parts of the environmental movement as 'the green blob'.
Mixed progress for Midlands nature
Progress and local successes here and there mask a continuing and worrying decline in the variety and abundance of plants, animals and birds.
Precaution or Profit
For a host of reasons both wild bees and domesticated honey bees continue to decline, both here and in other parts of the world.
Still much to learn about the common Blackbird
The Blackbird is very much a European species, although there are populations in parts of China and elsewhere in Asia.
Natural England are ruffling feathers
Recently it seems that the Government's nature conservation agency, Natural England, are doing the opposite of helping our beleaguered species.
How the EU Elections can alter nature conservation
Without European laws and regulations, weak and badly implemented as some of these are, our wildlife would be even worse off than it is.
Black Country insect miners remind us of their presence
Mining bees in particular remind us of their presence throughout the spring months.
The Nature of Birmingham
There is still an assumption that nature is something found only in the countryside, that it is surprising to find genuine wildlife in a city.
Where have all the flowers gone?
Although woodland flowers currently dominate the scene later the focus is on grasslands, and there lie many problems.
Wonderful or whimsical? A Black Country garden city
The Black Country's innovative garden city proposal has been entered for a £250k prize for new garden city designs put up by the Wolfson Foundation.
GALLERY: Monochrome fashion - it's all there in black and white
Cool, clean and classic, the fashion pack love monochrome. Emma Johnson picks out easy pieces
Enjoy a free concert with International Dawn Chorus Day
Suddenly blossoms are filling our waysides, parks and gardens instead of incessant rain and floods.
Taming the Tame
The much-maligned Environment Agency, local authorities, civil engineers and conservation bodies have had enormous success in alleviating flooding in many parts of the country.
Ironic approach to managing open spaces
A bench on a stretch of disused canal in the Black Country has been removed, apparently because people have been using it too much!
Off with Offsetting
Would you like to drive for up to an hour to enjoy a stroll in your 'local' green space or wildlife site?
£600k Substantial Solihull detached home has residence to rent
Careful division has created another place to live in or let in this large Solihull property, reports Alison Jones
House & Homes
Byfield House in Fillongley, near Coventry
House & Homes
Property of the Day: Byfield House in Fillongley near Coventry
The luxurious Byfield House, tucked away in a small village near Coventry boasts having five acres of land and an elaborate interior design to impress any privileged visitor.
Property of the Day: Castle Hill House in Harley
Castle Hill House is in Harley just 12 miles from historic Shrewsbury.
£650k detached home in Edgbaston
There are wide open spaces next to this modern detached in sought after Birmingham suburb, Edgbaston, writes Alison Jones
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
The Cube Birmingham
New bowling to launch at The Cube this summer
Boutique operator Lane7 confirms it will launch its latest venture in The Cube in August
Revamped Jewellery Quarter flats plan set for green light
Regeneration of industrial site next to district's railway station is expected to be rubber stamped by council chiefs next week
£2m boost for Highbury Estate restoration project
The city council is the sole trustee of Highbury Estate in Moseley, including the Grade II* listed Highbury Hall
Tony Xia has NOT sold his remaining Aston Villa shares - here's what's happened
This is the current situation with Aston Villa and Tony Xia
Risk of taxi 'go-slow’ protest in Birmingham over new crackdown on licence breaches
It could happen in response to a new penalty point system set to punish drivers
Jaguar not only company at risk from no-deal Brexit, warns mayor
The Jaguar boss said a bad Brexit deal could cost his company tens of thousands of jobs
WSP wins Birmingham Airport contract
Engineering consultancy lands five-year deal with transport hub
Full house for bingo night that raised £7,100
Hortons’ Estate Limited has raised more than £7,100 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Birmingham Post Business Awards
Inspirational Birmingham announced as partners of Birmingham Post Business Awards
Bi-annual luxury lifestyle magazine proud to support Birmingham Post Business Awards on November 1 at the ICC
Hortons' bingo night
Hortons' bingo night
Office block undergoes £4m revamp
New look for Brindleyplace building after renovation project and name change