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Curzon Street Station

Curzon Street Station

Originally known as Birmingham Station, the Grade I Listed Curzon Street Station is the oldest railway terminus in the world and was once a hub of activity linking Birmingham to London. The station entrance sits next to Millennium Point and Birmingham City University's Parkside campus and will form a central part of the vast HS2 rail terminus and further redevelopment of the eastern side of Birmingham city centre if plans for the new high-speed rail network are approved.

Rhonda Wilson, the pioneering founder of Birmingham photographic agency Rhubarb-Rhubarb, has died aged 61 after a long illness

Photographic artist Rhonda Wilson dies at 61

Pioneering founder of Birmingham photographic agency Rhubarb-Rhubarb saw the potential for new technology to change the world of images

Bishop Latimer Memorial Church in Winson Green

Hunt is on to recruit second Birmingham conservation officer

Move welcomed by Victoria Society after report said more buildings in Birmingham had been added to 'at risk' register by English Heritage

The redevelopment of Curzon Street Station is one of the key projects for HS2

Qatari cash linked to HS2 scheme

Oli-rich state has Birmingham in its sights with Royal Family of Qatar said to be planning a massive investment in city Curzon Street HS2 station

Moseley Road Baths, Balsall Heath, Birmingham

Birmingham heritage fears with one official overseeing historic gems

The Victorian Society says unless urgent action is taken, the city faces a repeat of the 60s and 70s, when many architectural gems were bulldozed

The Roundhouse, in Sheepcote Street, is one of the buildings added to the 'at risk' register by English Heritage

English Heritage places dozens of region's historic buildings on 'at risk' list

Body has added 69 sites across Birmingham and wider region on register which identifies vulnerable historic properties

Shoppers in Birmingham's Bullring centre

Giant consultation on future of Birmingham retail strategy begins

A six-week consultation has been launched over a new retail strategy to cope with massive change.

City Archaeologist Dr Mike Hodder who is retiring.

Birmingham's official archaeologist Dr Mike Hodder rewrote the city's history

As Birmingham's official archaeologist, Dr Mike Hodder made significant discoveries about the city's Stone Age and Roman past. Neil Elkes spoke to him as he left the council after 20 years in his post.

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season

A computer-generated image of the view from Bordesley Street of the Eastside Locks student housing development

£30m Eastside Locks student housing work starts

Alumno Developments is investing £30 million to deliver a canalside scheme at Eastside Locks

High Speed Rail

City wins deal in battle for High Speed 2 concessions

Six major concerns over high-speed rail project have been addressed by the Government including design of Curzon Street Station

The new Midland Metro tram

£130m Midland Metro boost 'will help city's international standing'

Funding has been allocated towards taking the Metro through New Canal Street to Adderley Street – where a park-and-ride facility is planned

The front page of the first Hidden Spaces supplement from December 2013

Hidden Spaces photography project wins £10,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund

Series of features revealing the secret stories behind the city’s most recognisable buildings culminated in a photography exhibition that was visited by more than 3,500 people

The New Street Station central atrium as seen from the Rotunda

New pictures: New Street Station's central atrium as seen from the Rotunda

The atrium, due for completion in the summer of 2015, has been designed to allow natural light to flood New Street and the new Grand Central retail development

Prime Minister David Cameron

Growth Deal investment programme worth £350 million unveiled

Governments Local Growth Fund to support host of projects in Birmingham and West Midlands including new tram lines and advanced technology centre among many others

Moor Street Station

Tunnel link between New Street and Moor Street stations set for facelift

The St Martin's Queensway Tunnel, which runs under the Bullring shopping centre, will be transformed into a well-lit attractive route for rail commuters

Artist's impression of the 51-bedroom Serena Hotel in Digbeth which would use the existing listed Ladbrooke House

Luxury hotel plans submitted for Ladbrooke House

Architect Alessio Venturi wants to turn building into 51-bedroom hotel with gym and spa

BPN Architects' submission for Re-imagine envisaged Central Library being turned into a mixed-use scheme

Methodist Central Hall vision wins Birmingham Civic Society's Re-imagine competition

Idea to turn former Methodist hall into business hub catches judges' eyes in design competition

Hidden Spaces exhibition at Curzon Street Station

Pictures: Hidden Spaces photography exhibition launch at Curzon Street Station

The photographs reveal the unknown stories behind some of the city's most recognisable buildings

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Minister admits HS2 rail depot will cost hundreds of jobs

Government Minister responsible for high speed rail says more than 1,300 potential jobs will be lost if depot is built on historic land in Washwood Heath

The Library of Birmingham. Picture: Jas Sansi

Recognition rolls in for Library of Birmingham with RIBA National Award

Waverley School also named national winner by RIBA as pair placed on longlist for prestigious Stirling Prize

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