As Birmingham International Fashion week gets underway, Tejinder Kaur examines how much the glamour and gowns bring to the UK economy.
Fascinating archive including the puppet politicians on the campaign trail in West Bromwich, and a scrap between a producer and the Queen!
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the satirical puppet show 'Spitting Image'.
Midlands' film producer Lee Thomas, who's part of a team nominated for an Oscar in the Best Short Film Live Action category at tonight's Academy Awards, talks about how the film's director and fellow producer approached a Hollywood superstar direct, to get their project off the ground.
Oscar-nominated film producer Lee Thomas, who also tutors MA students at Birmingham City University, talks about his role in bringing "The Voorman Problem" to the screen, including discussions over rights with superstar Brad Pitt.
Click here to learn more about the film Lee Thomas and his team are Oscar-nominated for, at tonight's Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Film producer Lee Thomas, who also tutors at Birmingham City University, talks about his film "The Voorman Problem" getting an Oscar nomination for Best Short Film Live Action at Sunday's Academy Awards, and the realities of making a film in the current climate.
Click here for more on the team behind the film.
The film has already won awards including Best Live Action Short Film at the St. Louis International Film Festival. It was also nominated in the same category at the BAFTA's.
Click here to see more on the biggest night in the British film calendar, the BAFTA's.
Click here to see more on the big build-up to the Oscars 2014.
Lee Thomas was part of the producing team behind "The Voorman Problem". It's up for an Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action). Click here to see the trailer.
A film producer who tutors at Birmingham City University, is up for an Oscar on Sunday night at the biggest and most glamorous night in Hollywood's calendar.
Lee Thomas from Leamington Spa, was part of the producing team behind the short film "The Voorman Problem". It stars Martin Freeman, best-known for his work in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy, and Tom Hollander, currently on the big-screen in "The Invisible Woman", about Charles Dickens.
Among the designers taking centre stage at Birmingham International Week is Christopher Michael Shellis. His label, the "House of Borgezie" will be showcasing their diamond-encrusted platinum stilletos, worth nearly seventy thousand pounds.
Click here to see more about the stilletos.
Fashion crowds are returning to Birmingham as the city holds the second International Fashion Week today and over the weekend. It follows other high-profile fashion events held in the city, including Style Birmingham in September last year, and the Midlands Fashion Awards.
Click here to see more on last year's "Style Birmingham" event, featuring TV presenter Emma Willis from Sutton Coldfield, reality TV star Rylan Clark, and TV stylist Brix Smith Start.
Click here for more on the Midlands Fashion Awards 2013 which were held in October.
Birmingham is hosting the city's second International Fashion Week today and over the weekend. It will celebrate and showcase designers from the Midlands, the UK and Europe. It comes hot off the heels of New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.
Organisers say it's a chance for Birmingham as the "second city" to celebrate the fashion industry, and recognise emerging talent from the Midlands.