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Police return £2k of stolen rings to jeweller

Jewellery worth £2,000 has been returned to a Jewellery Quarter shop thanks to the quick reaction of police officers in the area. A tray of rings was stolen from a jewellers in Warstone Lane yesterday. However, the thief was no match for two of the Quarter’s police officers who chased the suspect down and made ... Read more
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Competition winner enjoys weekend in the Quarter

Gerald Hudson, and his wife Susan, from Leeds were the lucky winners of the Jewellery Quarter BID’s competition for a one night’s stay in the area. After his trip, Gerald said: “We both had a very enjoyable weekend. The factory tour at The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, was our highlight. We were also impressed by the wide range ... Read more
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Chancellor George Osborne visits the Birmingham Assay Office

The Birmingham Assay office was first in line when the Chancellor, the Right Honourable George Osborne MP visited Birmingham on Friday. He was in Birmingham to launch the Birmingham Enterprise Zone, an initiative that will support areas around the country by offering incentives to both new and expanding businesses.  The Chancellor remarked that for too ... Read more
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Update on UCB’s JQ development

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Birmingham Business Improvement Districts find success in new photography exhibition

The Library of Birmingham, in partnership with Colmore Business District, Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District and Birmingham City University, supported by Arts Council England, has this month commissioned a 50 piece outdoor photography exhibition which celebrates the unique qualities, heritage and environments of the Jewellery Quarter and Colmore Row and surrounding area. FINDINGS is a ... Read more
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JQ BID Newsletter – February 2013

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Have your say on affordable housing ideas

The Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum (JQNF) has been working with MADE – a design partner – to look at options for affordable family homes and self build in the Quarter. The project is funded by Design Council CABE and MADE’s GRADS group has been generating some initial designs. An exhibition of these designs is currently ... Read more
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St Paul’s Church launches film club

February sees the launch of St Paul’s Film Club, with a different movie being shown at the church every month. The Reverend Mary Gilbert, who is a huge movie fan herself, sees the film club as an ideal way for film fanatics to meet and enjoy a wide range of titles. From the modern to ... Read more
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Last chance to explore Coffin Works before restoration begins on 23rd/24th March

Birmingham Conservation Trust invites you to explore the atmospheric Grade II listed Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works in Fleet Street for the final time before restoration work begins in April. The hugely successful candle-lit tours held in October and December raised more than £2,000 for the restoration project. Due to a slight delay in work starting, the ... Read more
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Regimental jeweller salutes 50 years of trading

A jeweller who has made pieces for the Queen and Princess Diana is celebrating 50 years of trading. Bickerton Jewellery, based in Vyse Street, is a family-run business that specialises in handmade jewellery, bespoke items made to customer’s own specification and, more recently, regimental and family crest jewellery. While there are many jewellers in the ... Read more
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Council approves £1.2m ERDF grant for the Birmingham Assay Office

Plans for the new building for The Birmingham Assay Office took another step forward last week when Birmingham City Council approved a £1.2million grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) . Chief Executive and Assay Master Michael Allchin welcomed the news.“ The profile of our business has changed significantly in the past ten years ... Read more
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Birmingham vies for number one spot in VisitEngland’s 101 campaign

VisitEngland’s new Facebook app sets out to find the top 101 Things to Do Before You Go Abroad, and Birmingham is steadily climbing the ranks. Anglophiles and industry experts from far and wide have been submitting and voting on their top English experiences, which will then be whittled down to the top 101 to create the ... Read more
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