A rare chance to see the musical member of Cream – on stage at The Robin 2, Bilston……
A local design and marketing consultancy has officially been named as making Birmingham people proud of their city.
The most environmentally friendly house in Britain has won a gold medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects – and it’s in Balsall Heath.
The Gadget Show is to feature an award-winning West Midland entrepreneur about making money using technology.
Dave Woodhall is a regular visitor to The Assembly in Leamington Spa. Here’s his preview of forthcoming acts.
One of the Midlands’ finest venues, the Assembly in Leamington, has a few nostalgic-but-still-relevant events coming up over the next couple of months.
Moseley and Kings Heath Councillor Martin Mullaney is publicising a consultation exercise that has now begun to find out whether local residents and traders would support the installation of a CCTV system in Moseley shopping centre.
The Royal Shakespeare Company re opened its Stratford theatre today after a £112m re-fit.
Hailed as the 2nd greatest Rock & Roll band in the world, The Counterfeit Stones frontman ‘Nick Dagger’ with ‘Keef Rickard’ join in with the Mayor of Wolverhampton and children from Wilkinson Primary School for the grand switch on of Bilston’s Christmas lights.
Richard Lutz heads off for some African sunshine…. at Warwick Uni.
A new beauty ecommerce site is bringing a whole new dimension to ‘try before you buy’, with product demonstrations personalised to its customers.
As William promises to make an honest woman out of Kate, Ros Dodd is disquieted by the fact the Prince isn’t ringing the changes
Two stories are splashed across the pages of the remnants of our newspapers today- and both make historic reading.
The first is the happy faces of Prince William and Kate Middleton- soon to be married after 8 years of courting. All well and good. We have a princess and ultimately a queen well into the 21st century.
As Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barak Obama have been travelling the world drumming up trade deals, Indian commentator Devinder Sharma observes a certain cloudiness in the liquidity of business.
Speaking on the Today programme journalist John Harris described riots as being “…. pretty horrible things but there are occasions when people get so desperate they feel it’s all they’ve got left”
The thinkers behind an innovative energy-saving scheme to put solar panels on council properties in Birmingham have won an award.
The European Tour Operators Association ran a snapshot survey of 200 leading tour operator buyers asking what effect they estimated the Olympics would have on their business in 2012 compared with 2011 in the top European inbound destinations. The following emerged:
Sometimes the night drones on and you turn on the radio. This time it was the World Service, that old warhorse that fills the graveyard of the early hours. It’s the 3 AM news bulletin. Daylight is a long time away.
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s revised forecasts, global growth and world trade are set to beat expectations in 2010. The economic recovery has been reflected in a faster-than-expected rebound in international travel, particularly in Asian markets.
On the night of the 19th November 1940 Birmingham suffered one of its worst air raids of the blitz when a German bomber dropped two bombs on the Armoury Road site of the Birmingham Small Arms factory at Small Heath.
‘Sandwell’s Got Talent’ is an event with a difference. The show, now in its third year, showcases the talents of people with learning disabilities and is produced annually by Sandwell-based charity Changing Our Lives.
Ros Dodd puts her head over the parapet, again…… I’ve done what might prove to be a very silly thing: I’ve applied to be a contestant on Come Dine with Me, the wonderfully addictive C4 show that pits four (or five) dinner party hosts from the same town or city against each other to bag a £1,000 prize.
Until a few years ago, Armistice Day was a relatively low-key affair. It was observed by those with a connection to the military, although most of us ignored it.
The body, which has not yet been identified, was discovered around 8am yesterday (Thursday 4) in the Birmingham & Fazeley canal near Tyburn Road junction with Wheelwright Road, Erdington.
A former President of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has been appointed head the new Local Enterprise Partnership – to the fury of other business organisations.
A grant of nearly £2 million will help transform a 17th century crystal glass factory in Stourbridge into a “world class centre for innovation, enterprise, creativity and learning in the West Midlands”.
Restrepo, an award-winning documentary film chronicling the deployment of a platoon of American soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, is to be shown at Birmingham Library Theatre this week. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo”, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action and considered one of the most dangerous postings in the US military.
Ros Dodd says Fry’s right……. The thing is (and even though he claims he was misquoted – don’t they always?), Stephen Fry is right. Women don’t like sex. By which I mean – and which, I presume, he meant – women don’t like the kind of sex men lust for – anonymous, no strings attached, furtive couplings.