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New Colmore Row restaurant set to bring a taste of Brazil to Birmingham

Colmore Row is becoming a white-hot spot for foodies – with yet another restaurant group set to move into the heart of Birmingham’s financial district. Fazenda is following on from the arrival of Argentinian restaurant Gaucho and The Alchemist...

yesterday, 14:49 in Regional West

Birmingham International Marathon has been scrapped

This year’s Birmingham International Marathon has been cancelled, with organisers blaming the city’s extensive roadworks for preventing them from designing an ‘iconic course’. The Great Run Company launched the first full marathon in the city only...

yesterday, 13:44 in Regional West

The former school field, bowling green and car park earmarked for housing development

Six sites including a former school, car park and playing field have been earmarked for council housing developments in a bid to help meet Birmingham's huge shortfall. The 15.6 acres worth of land, which have a total market value of £9.5m, have been...

yesterday, 10:01 in Regional West

This is what happens if you are caught fly-tipping in your car

A suspected fly-tipper was almost in tears as his black BMW being towed away by city enforcement officers. The suspect was surprised by the morning visit from city council enforcement officers and police - who arrived with a breakdown recovery truck....

yesterday, 10:01 in Regional West

New commercial banking director for HSBC UK

HSBC UK commercial banking has appointed Ian Coulson as area director for business banking in Greater Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire. He will join fellow area director Mark Lupton in leading a team of 15 relationship managers, supporting...

yesterday, 06:29 in Regional West

Warwickshire CCC extends Broadway Casino deal

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has extended its commercial deal with Birmingham casino Broadway. The club has signed a two-year extension to its partnership agreement which will provide new commercial opportunities at the club's Edgbaston Stadium...

yesterday, 06:29 in Regional West

Comment: 30 years on from meeting that sparked a revolution

An extraordinary event took place in Birmingham 30 years ago this month. It lasted only a weekend but what took place has shaped the city centre for the past three decades. It came to be called the Highbury Initiative. At lunchtime on Friday March 25,...

yesterday, 06:29 in Regional West

Calls for Birmingham war memorial for Muslim soldiers who fought for Britain

A councillor has called for a national memorial in Birmingham recognising Muslim soldiers who died in the first and second World Wars whilst serving in the British Army. Cllr Majid Mahmood (Lab, Hodge Hill) stated the second city is the 'ideal'...

Thursday, 11:45 in Regional West

BT on the hunt for 200 West Midlands engineers

More than 200 trainee engineers will be hired across the West Midlands as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by telecoms company Openreach. The announcement follows news that Openreach, which is part of BT and maintains telephone...

Thursday, 07:18 in Regional West

Elections in Birmingham are changing this May - here's the lowdown

Voters across the West Midlands will go to the polls on May 3 to elect councillors. But in Birmingham the way these votes are carried out is changing and, barring the odd by-election, there will not be another council election until 2022. It means...

Thursday, 04:58 in Regional West

Plan to end 'segregated' schools where almost every pupil comes from the same ethnic minority

Schools where almost every pupil comes from a single ethnic or religious community will be required to ensure they mix with children from other backgrounds, under Government proposals to encourage social integration. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid,...

Wednesday, 17:22 in Regional West

Developer selected for Peddimore regeneration

A development partner for one of the largest manufacturing and logistics sites in the UK has been named. IM Properties has been chosen by Birmingham City Council as its preferred partner for phase one of the regeneration of the Peddimore site near...

Wednesday, 12:35 in Regional West

Designs revealed for new University of Birmingham rail and engineering hub

Designs for a new engineering school and research centre for the rail industry at the University of Birmingham have been unveiled. Last month, a new research centre launched at the Edgbaston institute to focus on digital systems in the rail industry....

Wednesday, 06:59 in Regional West

Number of jobs ‘at risk’ at one of Walsall’s biggest companies

Dozens of jobs are at risk at one of Walsall’s biggest employers, it has emerged. Bosses at home assistance providers HomeServe are currently undergoing a consultation period with managerial and support staff who are “at risk of redundancy”. More than...

Tuesday, 18:07 in Regional West

Chancellor backs West Midlands to build 215,000 new homes

Chancellor Philip Hammond has given the West Midlands a cash handout to help build 215,000 homes over the next decade. The deals, expected to total £350 million, will kickstart a wide range of housing projects across the region - including the 1,000...

Tuesday, 15:25 in Regional West

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