New Prezzo Restaurant Opens up in Moseley

A new Prezzo restaurant has opened in Moseley Village on Alcester Road. The casual dining chain is the second one to open in Birmingham, the first having been opened in Harbourne. Prezzo now has more than 220 restaurants in the UK....

Birmingham Engineer Creates Innovative Minecraft Teaching Tool

Birmingham engineer Gbenga Oludotun, the principle engineer at Birmingham professional services consultancy WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, has created a new way of teaching people about the world of engineering. Oludotun’s creation uses the widely popular online game Minecraft and gives players, in...

Midlands Companies Feature in ‘Times’ Listing

The annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table ranks the top 100 British companies with the biggest sales. Regular name include Virgin Atlantic, Dyson and Clarks. A total of 16 Midlands Companies have appeared on the list, the...

Queen Phenom Brian May and Kerri Ellis Coming to Coventry

In the months leading up to Christmas, Brian May and Kerry Ellis will embark on their Candlelight Christmas Tour and visit a number of locations, including Coventry. The singing duo are to perform at the Warwick Arts Centre venue...

Driverless Cars in Coventry

Coventry car maker Jaguar Land Rover intend to create over 100 research vehicles as part of a driverless car project. A four-year-long project, they will be tested on motorways in Coventry. Initial features of the cars include cars being able...

New Transport Secretary Supports HS2

Grayling has calmed worries that the new Tory government under Theresa May would see the High Speed Rail plans scrapped. The highly controversial plan is to build a new rail linking London and Birmingham. It was feared the project would...

Birmingham Man Wins £1m on Euro 2016 bet

Daman Chick, 32, from Birmingham has won £1m after his bet that Portugal striker Eder, real name Éderzito António Macedo Lopes, would score the first goal of the Portugal v France game came true. Eder, who was an outsider bet,...

Cannabis Raid on Oldbury Building

A building in Oldbury held more than 200 cannabis plants, they were found in three hidden rooms behind a former shop site. The discovery came about on Birmingham Street. Local police including West Midlands Police cannabis disposal team found six...

Palestine Youth Orchestra

The Palestine Strings performed in 2013 at the Proms to a sell-out crowd and positive acclaim. Their sister ensemble Palestine Youth Orchestra will now present their musical genius at Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square. The orchestra will feature Beethoven, Rahbani...

A Vow of Silence

City academics have released a report stating that some parents in Birmingham do not trust the police and would not speak out if their children had travelled to Syria. Researchers Dr Imran Awan and Dr Surinder Guru held focus groups...