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See Inside TV chef Aktar Islam's new restaurant in Birmingham

Birmingham TV chef Aktar Islam has revealed where he is planning to open his new city centre restaurant. Opheem is due to open in Summer Row in May on the site which used to be Mechu bar. Aktar is the former chef director of Lasan Group in Birmingham...

Saturday, 13:57 in Regional West
 

Viagra kingpin admits murder bid

A company director jailed for illegally selling Viagra over the internet faces another prison sentence for trying to shoot dead a man he claimed was seeing his wife. Mark Groombridge, known as Big G, appeared at Stafford Crown Court yesterday for...

Friday, 21:52 in Regional West
 

Fitness brand to launch new digital hub in Birmingham

A new tech incubator for digital firms working in the sports industry is set to open in Birmingham next month. Solihull-based fitness clothing brand Gymshark has teamed up with Innovation Birmingham Campus to launch the new business support centre in...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional West
 

BBC 'plan' as the region proves poor relation once more

The BBC has pledged to reveal more plans for the Midlands as it was criticised again for its lack of spending on network television programming in the region. According to the corporation's latest annual report and accounts for 2017/18, the BBC spent...

Thursday, 14:18 in Regional West
 

Former Birmingham bank riddled with asbestos

One of Birmingham's most iconic and historic buildings is riddled with asbestos which needs to be removed before it can be redeveloped, it has been revealed. Birmingham Municipal Bank dates back to the 1930s and has been described as a 'symbol of...

Thursday, 09:55 in Regional West
 

West Midlands awarded historic £49m skills deal

Businesses and people across the West Midlands are set to receive a huge boost today (Wednesday) with the announcement of a £49 million skills deal for the region. Education Secretary Damian Hinds was visiting Dudley College to make the announcement,...

Thursday, 09:55 in Regional West
 

Government told to get the Midland Metropolitan Hospital built

Dudley MP Ian Austin has written to the Government to ask for action to get the Midland Metropolitan Hospital back on track. And he called on West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to live up to his promise to get the work moving again. Building at the site...

Thursday, 09:47 in Regional West
 

HSBC UK backs Birmingham Post Business Awards as headline sponsor

The Birmingham Post Business Awards has been boosted by the addition of high street banking giant HSBC UK as a headline sponsor. The bank is sponsoring the awards for a second year and will once again be joining the hundreds of guests expected to turn...

Thursday, 09:47 in Regional West
 

Garage sites considered for new homes across Solihull

Much-needed new homes could be built on sites in Solihull currently used for garage buildings. Solihull Community Housing (SCH) is currently looking at the possible options for creating more affordable units in the borough. Increasing the housing...

Wednesday, 17:17 in Regional West
 

New town centre bank plan approved in Solihull

A new bank is set to open on Solihull High Street after plans were rubber-stamped by councillors. Metro Bank had made a number of alterations to the proposals previously submitted to the borough council, amid concerns about the impact the development...

Tuesday, 23:54 in Regional West
 

New school Health Futures UTC failing pupils despite opening only three years ago

A West Bromwich school that only opened three years ago has been labelled ‘inadequate’ in every category in its first ever government inspection. Health Futures UTC, which specialises in preparing youngsters for careers in healthcare, has now been...

Tuesday, 18:41 in Regional West
 

First details of new employment park on Sutton Coldfield's green belt in Peddimore revealed by IM Properties

The developers set to build an employment park on Sutton Coldfield’s green belt land have said they want to create ‘a great place to work’ which will deliver ‘long-term social and economic benefits’ for the people of the town. IM Properties which was...

Monday, 16:26 in Regional West
 

Nearly everyone in Birmingham will see their commute change soon

Commuters can expect to see major changes in the way they get about Birmingham over the next decade with an unprecedented level of investment promised. A spin-off fund will see £4 billion invested in public transport across the West Midlands to...

Monday, 16:26 in Regional West
 

Top Birmingham lawyer David Birch dies, aged 61

Tributes have been paid to a leading Birmingham lawyer, described as one of the city’s greatest ever exports, after he lost his battle with cancer. David Birch, who was 61, was a leading light at Wragge & Co where he helped build the firm’s...

14 July 2018 in Regional West
 

This is when the new £1million go-kart track 30 minutes from Birmingham will open

Any Brummies fancying burning some rubber on an indoor go-karting track can rejoice. A brand-new venue is set to be built in the West Midlands - and Brummies can be there within half an hour. The new complex, set to be built in Coventry, will be open...

13 July 2018 in Regional West
 
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