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Wicked The Musical

A round-up of the best comedy, music, theatre and exhibitions, July 22-23

Highlights include Wicked: Birmingham Hippodrome, and Daryl Hall and John Oates: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Birmingham School Proms: 30 more pictures - is your school among them?

Iris, Dylan and Charlotte from Four Dwellings Academy which held its prom at Harborne Golf Club.
Photos from Acocks Green,Castle Vale, Kings Norton, Great Barr, Walsall, Castle Bromwich, Solihull and more

Birdland Park and Gardens is a beaky blinder!

A pelican watches a gull swooping in for a fish dish at Birdland Park and Gardens
Graham Young visits a truly fowl attraction in the heart of the Cotswolds

School proms photos: Dressed to impress at the school year finale

Admire Mahachi, Tywana Riley, Rennae Richards and Mahdi Nait from Harborne Academy which held its prom at Horton Grange in Edgbaston.
Photos from schools in Harborne, Bournville, Acocks Green, Solihull, Castle Vale and more.

School Proms 2014: Keep your photos coming in!

See all the photos we've received so far this year - and your chance to make sure your school is among them

All Stories

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

Movie Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (12A)

Andy Serkis makes another unforgettable return as Caesar, the chimpanzee with a rare desire to think things through.

Youngsters Tom and Becky Kilday with Rosie and Jim

Children's TV programmes made in Birmingham: How many do you remember?

Many kids' classics have come out of Brum over the years - we take a look at some of the programmes produced in the city

Stratford Racecourse Family Race Day 2014. Emma Gallagher, Lisa Treadwell, Kate Sheward, all from Solihull

Photos: Birmingham Mail's Family Race Day at Stratford Racecourse

Hundreds of families enjoy a day out in the sunshine at the Mail's annual event in Warwickshire.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Movie review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (3D IMAX) (PG)

Visually-stunning sequel gets a bit bogged down by sub-plots

Chameleon in Victoria Square, Birmingham

Eating Out: Chameleon in Victoria Square, Birmingham

After some research we discovered that the bar, come restaurant, Chameleon was among the few that had a pre-threatre menu.

24 Carat Bistro in Warstone Lane, Birmingham

Eating Out: 24 Carat Bistro in Warstone Lane, Birmingham

24 Carat Bistro in Warstone Lane has been voted the best restaurant in Birmingham.

The Lazy Cow in Solihull

Eating Out: The Lazy Cow in Solihull

We all need a little TLC every now and again. But Grace Kelly meeting Lady Gaga doesn't really sound like a recipe for relaxation.

Muppets Most Wanted

Movie review: Muppets Most Wanted (U)

This film takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London.

The Voice Live Blog

The Voice semi-finals live: Latest news, updates and commentary, as it all happens on BBC 1

Enjoy tonight's show as it happens

Six Vintage Style Glass Bottles With Flowers £30, the Flower Studio at notonthehighstreet.com

Mother's Day: find the perfect gift for your special lady

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday so show yours how much you love her with a great gift. EMMA JOHNSON has plenty of ideas

Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Movie review: Captain America - The Winter Soldier (12A)

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to putthe world at risk.

Jane Clare: Young bloods are challenging our perceptions of French winemakers

Latest news and reviews for wine-lovers

Jo Lawry, Judith Hill, Lisa Fischer in Twenty Feet From Stardom

Movie review: 20 Feet From Stardom (12A)

The untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

Minecraft

Minecraft: The gaming craze that has a generation of youngsters enthralled

Jane Costello enters the virtual world to find out what it’s all about

Marquez rioja

Andrew Campbell: Co-op wines have something for everyone

Latest news and views for wine-lovers

Charlotte Lebon, Pierre Niney in the film Yves Saint Laurent

Movie review: Yves Saint Laurent (15)

Paris, 1957. 21 year old Yves is catapulted to international stardom as the successor to Christian Dior who has recently died

Jane Clare: Mother's Day is around the corner, will you be buying any special wines?

Latest news and reviews for wine-lovers

Jack O Connell playing Eric in Starred Up

Movie review: Starred Up (18)

19 year-old Eric Love is a violent and troubled teenager making the difficult transition from a young offenders' institute to an adult prison.

Kate Winslet as Adele, Josh Brolin as Frank and Gattlin Griffith in Labor Day

Movie review: Labor Day (12A)

A story of love, passion, and betrayal as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy and the man he later becomes.

Scarlett Johansson in Under The Skin

Movie review: Under The Skin (15)

A voluptuous woman of unknown origin combs the highway in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair