Did you know in June 1867, Edgbaston hosted Britain’s second National Olympic Games?
Nick Holzherr, finalist on BBC1’s The Apprentice this year, has secured a £170,000 investment for Whisk, the online shopping business pitched to Lord Sugar.
A mock Oxford interview and seminars for science teachers on creating rainbows using colourless liquids and the physics of volcanic eruptions will be some of the events on offer at a conference for teachers hosted by Oxford University.
University of Birmingham researchers investigating the effects of bereavement on the immune system are looking for volunteers to help with a pioneering study.
Involvement in a state-of-the-art simulation suite at the Royal Free Hospital in London is the latest in a long line of high-profile healthcare contracts secured by midland architects Johnson Design Partnership (JDP).
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sang about it but Laurence could actually have been there. In what we hope is the first of many articles, actor and playwright Laurence Inman comes clean
Two big Barclays stories pound away at Richard Lutz like dual sledgehammers proving what a skewered maddeningly tilted world we live in.
A series of do-it-yourself style infomercials showing the city’s best chefs at work have been launched as part of Birmingham Food Fest, which runs from 13-19 July this year.
Tammy Facey went shopping for fish…. and became embroiled in the Common Fisheries Policy.
A health and safety body is urging pub, club and restaurant owners in the West Midlands to tighten up on fire safety, to make sure staff and customers are properly protected against potential tragedy.
Building on the success of its award-winning lounges at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, No.1 Traveller announced today that it will open its latest lounge this October, at Birmingham Airport.
Rachel Kershaw, officially named “England’s biggest fan” by national tourism board VisitEngland, starts the seventh week of her 70-day journey around the country in a vintage camper van with an action-packed trip to Birmingham this weekend.
The strongest small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the wider Birmingham region are exporting to generate growth – with most of those companies specialising in advanced manufacturing or engineering, according to research
Howard Elston (OBE, DOA) , our diplomatic editor, sits down with Tony Blair for an exclusive interview at the former PM’s exclusive HQ in someplace hot and sunny and rich
The pupils of Uffculme School in south Birmingham had something to celebrate this week – a juicy £530 cheque donated by Waitrose.
Coventry University’s The Hub has won a prestigious award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at the annual regional awards ceremony last week.
The regional winners in a UK-wide search for the best and most dedicated teachers and learners in deaf and deafblind communications have been announced.
Expansion into global markets, streamlining of supply chains and a growing desire from customers to source from the UK will all be key factors in helping a Cheslyn Hay manufacturer more than double its turnover in the next three years.
Regular comedy club at The Public, The Laughing Sole, is to take a special Edinburgh twist this July.
This July, Ikon’s floating exhibition space Slow Boat makes its longest journey to date, travelling from Birmingham to London’s Chisenhale Gallery along the Grand Union Canal.
A movie filmed in Birmingham for just £5,000 is now hitting the cinema screens and receiving rave reviews from audiences.
The democratisation of Iraq will be the focus of a free-to-attend seminar in Coventry next week as two key personalities from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) visit the city to discuss the issues and challenges faced by the country.
Famed four piece progressive rock band Eligh Toadd will be hopping onto the stage in Bloxwich next month.
The UK is fast becoming one of the heaviest countries in the world. With growing levels of obesity one of the most challenging health obstacles, creating a new culture of food and food production is one way of tackling the problem.
Annual Festival of European Theatre across three Birmingham venues: Various Times, 2nd to 8th July 2012
Originally launched at Manchester Piccadilly station earlier this year, this is the second scheme to feature ten Brompton bikes in Virgin Trains livery.
British singer-songwriter Tom McRae has been quietly moving up the ranks of the most respected songwriters in the world today after releasing four critically acclaimed studio albums over the last 9 years.
Wimbledon, Euro Cup (sans England), the grinding inevitability of the London Olympic bunfight…what you need is a good movie on the box to get you away from well endowed men and women doing sports
Tammy Facey went to see The Voyage in Birmingham and was well ‘Wowed’
“Given an owner who is minded to do so, any sound building can be adapted to a new use”, writes Alan Clawley. Here are some examples.