Stage 1 of the £598m New Street Station redevelopment opened last week. The Birmingham press were impressed, the Birmingham Press wasn’t. Steve Beauchampé reports.
Steve Beauchampé on Britain's fractured political machinery....
Representatives of the food industry have been at the NEC this week at a series of trade shows. Steve Beauchampé sampled the atmosphere - and some of the wares!
Steve Beauchampé doesn’t like what he’s hearing on the airwaves.
Steve Beauchampé likes his music... and his music shops. He's pleased to find a favourite alive and rockin'.
Steve Beauchampé has been to see Steve Reich in action. Here’s his review of the 6th March concert.
Steve Beauchampé took the bus to Symphony Hall for a folk extravaganza from a much loved British icon.
Birmingham may forever be denied the chance to host an Olympic Games, but, says Steve Beauchampé, it could stage the Commonwealth Games.
Steve Beauchampé still doesn’t like David Cameron, or much of the press.
Steve Beauchampé offers a partial solution to unsold seats at the Olympic Football Tournament.
In the second of three articles about the ‘invisible middle’, Steve Beauchampé considers Birmingham’s involvement (or otherwise) in ‘the Great British summer’
We've heard of the 'squeezed middle', but has Birmingham and the wider region become the 'invisible middle', at least to Westminster? Steve Beauchampé reports.
Elvis returns to the building. Steve Beauchampé reports...
Elected Mayors - a New Labour/Cameron fix, with precious little support from Birmingham councillors, reckons Steve Beauchampé
Birmingham currently has 120 directly elected councillors. But for how long, asks Steve Beauchampé.
Steve Beauchampé explores the 'interests' involved with the mayoral referendum.
... it is not the gimmicks and political beauty contests that surround an elected mayor that Birmingham needs.
Steve Beauchampé takes a critical look at the ramifications of Birmingham electing a Mayor.
Steve Beauchampé writes an unexpected concert review. No press ticket involved, just decided to go a few hours before the show,