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Business
Public service, or private enterprise? 

13 Dec 17

Should private companies be undertaking police work? Dave Woodhall argues not.


Business
Railway investment means holiday timetable changes 

13 Dec 17

Passengers advised to plan ahead while track upgraded.


Blog food
Cook ready for lunch 

12 Dec 17

Award-winning comic to star at Press Club function.


Business
New regional train company plans for expansion. 

12 Dec 17

West Midlands Trains starts £1 billion investment into the UK rail network.


Blog comment
The rights and wrongs of Mr Will Mapplebeck 

11 Dec 17

May: wrong Columnist  Will  Mapplebeck is bang on for some of his 2017 predictions a year ago.


Blog music
Electronic music event comes to Birmingham 

11 Dec 17

Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music announced.


Villa
Snow goal draw 

10 Dec 17

Dave Woodhall endures Villa’s goalless draw at home to Millwall.


Blog music
Digbeth Calling 

9 Dec 17

Stephen Pennell watches another night of Birmingham’s finest.


Blog food
Eggs are not only for Easter 

8 Dec 17

Hens hoping there’ll be room at the inn this Christmas.


Blog food
Black Country employment boost for social enterpise 

8 Dec 17

£4,500 raised for Lunch on the Run.


Blog food
San Carlo opens new outlet in Birmingham 

8 Dec 17

Sweet treats in store at Italian restaurant’s latest venture.


Blog music
Figure it out 

7 Dec 17

Stephen Pennell witnesses another step towards global stardom for one of Birmingham’s finest.


Business
Shropshire architect partnership continues to grow 

6 Dec 17

£6 million healthcare projects completed.


Blog music
Quo-tation marks 

6 Dec 17

Rachel Watts watches the return of Status Quo to Wolverhampton.


Business
Tonik for charity at Christmas 

6 Dec 17

Energy company aims to boost children’s charity through referral scheme.


Business
West Midlands businesses urged to be HS2-ready 

5 Dec 17

Procurement picks up pace for high-speed project.


Blog food
Birmingham ale scene building up a… 

5 Dec 17

Expanding brewery chain to open city centre pub.


Blog music
Uncommonly good jazz 

4 Dec 17

Big noise at change of venue for Birmingham Jazz.


Villa
Friday on my mind 

3 Dec 17

Villa got a draw at Leeds on Friday night.


Blog comment
Birmingham looks to Asia for post-Brexit investment 

1 Dec 17

City attracts £300 million investment from Hong Kong creating over 1,000 new homes.


Business
Birmingham businesses urged to tap into £3 million fund 

1 Dec 17

Call comes to mark Small Businesses Saturday.


Blog music
I’m a shiny floor tv viewer, get me out of here 

30 Nov 17

Richard Lutz dives into the world of talent shows and jungle fever I’m still scraping my body clean with sharp instruments to remove layers of goop, slime and the reflections of industrially whitened teeth.


Blog music
18-month-old Daisy star of Christmas Concert 

30 Nov 17

Joint charities fundraising initiative for festive event.


Business
New generation of business brains to step out 

30 Nov 17

Entrepreneurship consultancy Enploy partners with BCU to help graduates take The Next Step.


Blog comment
Thorpe redux 

29 Nov 17

Will Mapplebeck reviews a book about disgraced Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe in a time of a dark intolerant Britain.