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Month to go before UB40 fire starting pistol at Great Birmingham 10k

With less than a month to go it’s ‘The Final Countdown’ for the thousands of music lovers taking part in this year’s Great Birmingham 10k run, which will be started by city legends UB40. More than 6,000 people have now signed up to take part and entries are still open for the city’s annual 10k, […]

Birmingham Press Club to visit city’s stunning new Park Regis hotel

Birmingham Press Club members attending its regular First Thursday networking night on April 7 are in for a special treat. For the club has been invited to the city’s newest four-star hotel, the Park Regis, which has officially opened its doors to guests. Park Regis is located in the former Auchinleck House on Broad Street, which has […]

Solihull’s Clements & Church tailor is at cutting edge with Business Club launch

The Solihull branch of bespoke tailor Clements & Church became the first store in the group to launch a Business Club for clients. Business Club members are invited to exclusive Clements & Church evening events to experience the brand’s unique service and expertise with special prices for Club members. The Drury Lane store is the first […]

Explore Birmingham’s post-war public art with audio tour

An audio tour of post-war public art in Birmingham has been launched by Historic England. The GPS-led guide is free on any smartphone through the Geotourist app and will take listeners on a tour to rediscover the city’s unburied treasures from the post-war years. England has a fascinating yet widely forgotten collection of public art […]

A new dawn for Birmingham’s historic New Street

A report has been commissioned to help transform one of the busiest streets in Birmingham as part of Retail BID’s proposed third term. The Business Improvement District (BID) is working alongside Birmingham City Council to find ways of improving New Street to make it more welcoming for shoppers and visitors to the city centre, improving the […]

Second edition of Retail BID Birmingham’s Edit magazine out now

The second edition of Retail BID Birmingham’s Edit magazine, produced by Edwin Ellis Creative Media, will be finding its way to more than 500 BID member businesses over the next few days. The bi-monthly news magazine features Business Improvement District news and projects, plus retail and restaurant launches within the city centre. The January/February edition looks at […]

Flipping marvellous: Pinball and pints at Tilt Birmingham

Pinball wizards and craft beer fans will be in their element at city centre bar Tilt Birmingham. Tilt is bringing premium beers and ‘the top 5% of coffee produced in the world’ to the Grade II listed City Arcade off Union Street. Kirk Sadler and Richard Kimberley, who will use their expertise of CAMRA membership and […]

Client news: West Midlands-wide coverage for Solihull BID

A topical and newsworthy angle provided an Edwin Ellis Creative Media client with extensive press coverage across the West Midlands. Solihull Business Improvement District is training its Town Host visitor guides in crime prevention in anticipation of cuts to community policing in the borough. Solihull BID’s four Town Hosts have now been given Security Industry […]

Client news: Ocean Colour Scene star Andy Bennett to play free Solihull gig

Former Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Andy Bennett will be performing a free concert in Solihull’s Mell Square this Christmas. The singer/songwriter, who has just released his debut single Hole in the Road, will be playing in the Merry Monk German Beer Bar in Mell Square on Thursday 10th December from 4.30pm. Andy, aged 36, played guitar […]

Soul Boats at Birmingham Cathedral is something to savour

Birmingham Cathedral has been making waves throughout 2015 as it celebrates its 300th birthday with a series of public art events. Soul Boats is the latest installation and quite possibly the most eye-catching. Designed by artist Jake Lever, hundreds of gold boats hang from the cathedral roof space; the inside of each designed by individuals of […]

Then and now: It’s all change at Birmingham New Street station

All change! These aerial images show how New Street station has been transformed from the 1960s development to today’s stunning building. The Queen officially reopened the New Street building and Grand Central complex on Thursday November 19. Accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty unveiled a plaque marking her visit – […]