Demolition starts this month to tear down one of Birmingham's most recognisable landmarks. As fans of Central Library bid it a fond farewell, Tamlyn Jones takes a look at the legacy of its controversial architect
Not being self-assured, it was suggested by some, is a reason why Birmingham has not attracted the level of investment and willingness by businesses to locate that would be typical in countries on the continent.
In 1970 he joined The Move with fellow Midland rockers Roy Wood and Bev Bevan, and they went on to form The Electric Light Orchestra. Roy Wood left in 1972 leaving Jeff Lynne as the band's creative force.
The site which was once going to house the massive Regal Tower in Broad Street could still be redeveloped while Birmingham City University unveiled new CGIs of the Conservatoire - prompting massive debate among readers
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