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Business
Birmingham generation renters can get bills paid for year 

6 Apr 16

Utilities company offering households chance to become bill free.


Blog food
Sizzling line up for UK Game Fair 

5 Apr 16

Food event to showcase taste of the country.


Blog music
Jewellery Jazz announced 

5 Apr 16

Festival set for Jewellery Quarter.


Blog music
Coming up at Artrix 

5 Apr 16

Music, theatre and workshops are in store at Bromsgrove’s arts centre.


Blog comment
Muddled or misguided? 

4 Apr 16

Alan Clawley comments on a recent planning decision.


Villa
Close to the edge 

4 Apr 16

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s remarkable consistency.


Event
Hamlet review: broad young shoulders carry an impressive play 

1 Apr 16

RICHARD LUTZ takes his pew at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford  for that most famous of revenge plays Hamlet, the indecisive Prince of Denmark, is the man whose need for vengeful action is stopped dead in its tracks by his overwhelming …


Blog food
Birmingham’s Skyline Slide unveiled 

1 Apr 16

New attraction for award-winning restaurant.


Business
Steel Trap 

31 Mar 16

BRITAIN HOLDS ITS BREATHE AS THE AXE HANGS OVER ITS LARGEST STEEL PLANT.


Baggies
Light ahead 

31 Mar 16

Terry Wills on Albion and international duty.


Villa
Send for Moyes 

30 Mar 16

Dave Woodhall looks back at one Villa manager and forward in hope to the arrival of another.


Business
Number One to Paradise 

29 Mar 16

Alan Clawley on the latest city centre property developments.


Blog music
SIFA fundraising concert announced 

29 Mar 16

Event to honour memory of local musician.


Blog food
Balsall Common pub launches charity menu 

29 Mar 16

Fundraisers to benefit from White Horse dishes.


Blog music
That was the wheel that was 

26 Mar 16

Falkirk Wheel RICHARD LUTZ looks back in languor at the past seven days: days of pride, northern views, the Stones play Cuba…finally  In Scotland for a family bash.


Business
Manufacturing boss to head Sandwell Business Ambassadors programme 

25 Mar 16

Borough business bosses to aid investment growth.


Blog food
Cadbury World creates giant Easter eggs for charity 

25 Mar 16

Monster fundraisers highlights of holiday weekend fun.


Blog comment
Osborne Backs Brexit 

25 Mar 16

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Blog music
The Beat go on 

24 Mar 16

Win tickets for the return of the local heroes.


Blog comment
Eurotrashed 

24 Mar 16

EU Referendum show at The REP 3rd-4th May.


Baggies
Doing it the hard way 

24 Mar 16

Terry Wills on a frustrating afternoon for the Albion.


Business
The Office 

23 Mar 16

Alan Clawley looks back at Birmingham’s innovative office blocks.


Business
Green technology entrepreneurs sought 

23 Mar 16

Climate-KIC announces launch of ClimateLaunchpad 2016 competition at Innovation Birmingham Campus.


Blog music
Lichfield Festival programme announced 

23 Mar 16

Landmark anniversary for Cathedral City festival.


Blog music
End of the road sees Quo hit Birmingham 

22 Mar 16

Arena date for seminal British band.


Blog food
Jam Slam 

21 Mar 16

Sheilagh Matheson survives a  marmalade lovefest deep in the Lake District.


Villa
Odds against 

21 Mar 16

Villa lose again, but at least there’s one glimmer of hope, reports Dave Woodhall.


Blog comment
Howard: The big interview with IDS 

20 Mar 16

Sir Howard Elston asks the big questions to Iain Duncan Smith, who has shocked the nation by quitting the Cabinet.


Blog comment
The IDS of March 

19 Mar 16

Steve Beauchampé considers what’s behind Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation George Osborne, it is claimed, rather enjoys the comparison with Julius Caesar.


Blog comment
The Budget 

18 Mar 16

George Osborne – serial economic failure or political used car salesman? A bit of both says Steve Beauchampé.


Business
Eastside Locks showcased at MIPIM 2016 

17 Mar 16

Eastside Locks is set to transform its site into a thriving Business and Innovation Hub.


Baggies
No news is good news 

17 Mar 16

Terry Wills on a quiet week at the Hawthorns.


Blog music
Foxy Geordie roams Heath after Black Swan 

16 Mar 16

Veteran folk troubadour Bob Fox plays at the Red Lion in Kings Heath on Wednesday nite.


Business
Birmingham development becomes largest city centre office project outside London 

16 Mar 16

Three Snowhill supports the Treasury’s vision for making the Midlands a powerhouse for growth.


Business
Exhibition boost for Greater Birmingham 

16 Mar 16

Birmingham city centre Enterprise Zone launches relocation service to cope with unprecedented demand.


Blog food
Cadbury World creates giant egg for NEC fair 

16 Mar 16

Cadbury aim to show potential apprentices how to taste success.


Blog food
Birmingham’s best ginslinger announced 

16 Mar 16

Ants and acorns take Robert Wood to victory in #brum gin battle.


Business
Midlands comes together to win £14 billion of investment 

15 Mar 16

Set to create 178,000 jobs, 32,000 new homes and 57.9 million sq ft of property space.


Business
Innovation Birmingham announces winners of The Next Big Idea 

15 Mar 16

Start-up link with Canadian university.


Business
Apprentice Academy builds sustainable workforce 

15 Mar 16

Success for young workers.


Blog music
Coming to Artrix 

15 Mar 16

There’s a mixed bag at the Bromsgrove arts centre.


Blog music
Screaming quietly 

14 Mar 16

Varied nights in Kings Heath.


Villa
S is for… 

13 Mar 16

Dave Woodhall mulls over a week of drama and defeat at Villa Park.


Cricket
Howard: Sharapova Career Bombshell 

13 Mar 16

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova tells our sports editor Sir Howard ’Ace’ Elston about her change of direction following the row over her drugs use.


Blog music
Symphonic celebration 

12 Mar 16

Steve Beauchampe watches the latest performance from the CBSO.


Blog comment
Taxing business 

12 Mar 16

Birmingham city council are unlikely to receive as much rental income as expecetd, warns Alan Clawley.


Blog music
Symphony Hall date for Melua 

12 Mar 16

Twinned with Georgian choir for UK tour.


Blog comment
Bowls club helps cerebral palsy youngsters 

11 Mar 16

Sport Birmingham collaboration to aid young people’s group.


Blog food
Birmingham’s tastiest fun run is back 

11 Mar 16

Get a taste for success at the Chocolate 5k charity fun run.


Blog food
Sooty in Space at Cadbury World this weekend 

11 Mar 16

Family fun with TV star.


Event
Symphony Hall Announces 25th anniversary concert to thank Birmingham 

10 Mar 16

Free entry for anyone under 25… from our arts desk It’s been home to some of the finest performances in musical history; its stage has been graced by Laura Marling, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed and Sir Simon Rattle.


Baggies
United in victory 

10 Mar 16

Terry Wills revels in a memorable Albion win.


Business
Marketing Birmingham bolsters Executive Management Team 

10 Mar 16

New directors to boost services to region.


Business
Boost for city centre shoppers 

10 Mar 16

Three hours of complimentary parking at Mailbox this March.


Blog comment
Green Party leader to speak in Birmingham about refugee crisis‏‎ 

9 Mar 16

Call for governments to act on “vulnerable, desperate people”.


Business
Total Freelance announces affiliation with IPSE 

8 Mar 16

Boost for freelance workers in Birmingham.


Business
Lettings agency launches new enterprise 

8 Mar 16

Property brothers expand business.


Villa
And the beat goes on 

6 Mar 16

Villa lost again – no surprise there as Dave Woodhall comments.


Blog music
Three’s company 

6 Mar 16

Upcoming jazz ensemble to perform in Birmingham.


Business
West Mids exports rise in 2015 

4 Mar 16

Region is third-largest exporting area in the country.