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© 2017 Trinity Mirror Midlands
15:48, 21 DEC 2016
The independent spirit of trendy 'village' Moseley
With its indie spirit and cosmopolitan character, the Birmingham suburb of Moseley is known for its village feel and trendy vibe
Video: Hidden Spaces events launched at Electric cinema
Short film showcases some of the buildings which will feature in a month-long programme of events taking a look behind some of Birmingham's neglected places
Year ahead in the West Midlands' museums and art galleries
From a celebration of the Spitfire to a fusion of Andy Warhol with William Morris, there's something for all lovers of the visual arts in the year ahead. Graham Young showcases the highlights of 2015
Home of the day: £850k Victorian property in Moor Green Lane, Moseley
Improvements to this Moseley home have resulted in a splendid area for adults to relax in, Alison Jones reports
Gisela Stuart: How decisions made during the First World War still resonate today
The commemorations of the First World War are also a chance to understand each other as the nations we have become.
Heritage Open Days: 10 great places to visit across the Midlands
The Midlands reveals its historic secrets as part of the Heritage Open Days 2014 weekend between Thursday 11-Sunday, September 14
One of Tolkien's 'immortal four'
Geoffrey Bache Smith and Thomas Ewart Mitton, both of whom had connections with JRR Tolkien, fought and died in the First World War.
How Tolkien's fantasy novel almost never got published
It's 60 years since The Lord of the Rings heralded the dawn of a new era for fantasy writing. University of Birmingham lecturer Dr Philippa Semper, tells of JJR Tolkien's battle to get it on book shelves. Graham Young reports
Architecture day to debate future of Perrott's Folly
Historic tower which underwent emergency repairs the focus of architecture festival
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
Library of Birmingham
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
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
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.
Vandals wreak havoc at Tolkein beauty spot
Bronze Age mound that inspired the author suffers major damage
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.
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.
Funding is biggest challenge to delivering iconic art for Birmingham
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.