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The changing face of Brum

James and I went along to the Council House yesterday evening to hear about the latest developments planned for the city.

The meeting itself was held in the Council Chamber which is stunning – green leather seats set along semi-circled steps around the room, with microphones dotted along the ledges in front. It felt like being at a summit meeting or something.

There were some interesting things discussed – not least some pretty major changes for the Jewellery Quarter, including a 10-year development planned along Carver and Pope Streets, just round the corner from us. We’ll be looking forward to seeing how it all progresses and, hopefully, boosts the city.

Another interesting tidbit was the hint that a rather high-profile television chef is in talks about possibly opening a restaurant on the top floor of the forthcoming Cube. I’m sure that the food would be a far cry from anything you’d get in a school canteen, for example ...

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