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Moor Green Lane in Moseley.

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

The headstones of British and Commonwealth soldiers side by side with German headstones in Mons, France

Gisela Stuart: How decisions made during the First World War still resonate today

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The commemorations of the First World War are also a chance to understand each other as the nations we have become.

Moseley Hall ice house

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

Geoffrey Bache Smith

One of Tolkien's 'immortal four'

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Geoffrey Bache Smith and Thomas Ewart Mitton, both of whom had connections with JRR Tolkien, fought and died in the First World War.

Dr Philippa Semper, a University of Birmingham lecturer

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

Perrott's Folly

Architecture day to debate future of Perrott's Folly

Historic tower which underwent emergency repairs the focus of architecture festival

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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