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Rod Fox playing Gandalf at the entrance to Moseley Bog

Funding to expand Tolkien's favourite nature spot

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has secured more than £40,000 in funding to continue their work in making Moseley Bog and Joy’s Wood one of the most accessible nature reserves in the area

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai to open the Library of Birmingham

Teenage women's rights campaigner shot by Taliban and treated in Birmingham will open £188 million building

Charlotte Goodwin listens to her audio device during a walk around Moseley Bog.

Birmingham Rep sheds light on Tolkien’s playground

A new Birmingham Rep audio guide is bringing Tolkien’s favourite city haunts to life. Graham Young goes exploring

J.R.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'

Early editions of The Hobbit go on sale on ebay for almost £50,000

The book, said to have been influenced by the author’s childhood in Birmingham, has attracted a new generation of fans following last year’s release of a Hobbit film.

Moseley Bog Reserve Officer Francesca Jarvis-Rouse and Wildlife Trust Birmingham & Black Country Chairman Jack Wilson with one of the broken signs

Vandals wreak havoc at Tolkein beauty spot

Bronze Age mound that inspired the author suffers major damage

The Kings Arms, Harborne.

Lord of the Rings themed pub to create 10 jobs in Harborne

A new Lord of the Rings inspired pub is to create at least 10 jobs in Harborne.

Transforming the BT Tower into a pen nib sculpture was one idea put forward

Debate kicks off search for a world famous Birmingham landmark

A public forum has been held to discuss creating a piece of “innovative and highly visible” art which would put Birmingham on the map.

The Selfridges building in Birmingham and the Angel Of The North sculpture near Newcastle

Funding is biggest challenge to delivering iconic art for Birmingham

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Funding is likely to pose the biggest challenge to delivering an iconic piece of public art for Birmingham that could rival the famous Angel of the North.

£20,000 makeover for Holly Wood Local Nature Reserve

A £20,000 donation by a Birmingham demolition company has breathed new life into a city oasis.

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