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Preparations for The 100 Swimmers at Moseley Road Baths

100 swimmers from across UK descend on Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham for photography project

Reaction to the news that Birmingham City Council intends to close the historic building permanently in 2015

Billesley Primary School pupils perform Any Fool Can Start a War with Stan's Cafe. Shannon Randall as John Kennedy, Dejaun Whitelock as Fidel Castro and Rumman Islam as Nikita Krushchev.

Challenge for pupils to bring history to life

A Birmingham primary school is turning an international crisis into a drama. Roz Laws discovers why

Moseley Road Baths, Balsall Heath, Birmingham

Moseley Road Baths to host one-off photography event

100 Swimmers is aiming to raise awareness of historic building which is due to close next year

Joseph Chamberlain with his wife Beatrice

Joseph Chamberlain: Politician knew how to put the spin on his radical manifesto

Chris Upton looks at the life and times of Joseph Chamberlain

Carters of Moseley named Midlands' Restaurant of the Year

Carters of Moseley named Midlands' Restaurant of the Year

Pupils in a primary school classroom

A third of Birmingham pupils miss out on first school place

Newly published Government figures revealed a total of 31.3 per cent of city youngsters due to enter Year 7 this September were not offered their top preference

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

Julia Larden, Esther Boyd and Mick Lawley are calling for traffic calming in places like Alcester Road, Moseley

20mph limit not enough, claim safety campaigners

Road safety campaigners want 20mph zones based around busy high streets and enforced with bollards, chicanes, kerbs and other traffic-calming measures.

Green-winged orchids at Draycote Meadows

Bloomin' great time to see fine meadows

Meadows across the Midlands are in bloom and conservation experts say now is the prime time to see them at their best. Mary Griffin asks The Wildlife Trust to share some of the region's top meadow walks.

Ian Harvey and Amy Seton

Finally, an event for wine lovers to savour

Birmingham's first major wine festival takes place this weekend. Co-organiser Ian Harvey tells Mary Griffin he hopes the festival will educate drinkers and inspire the city's restaurateurs

Saxophone

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

Moseley Road Baths

City 'must work together' to protect its heritage

Coun Philip Davis defends Birmingham's attempts to preserve the city's rich heritage of buildings

Brindleyplace Dragonboat Festival 2014: Find out which businesses you're up against

This year’s event aims to raise £50,000 for ‘HelpCope’, a strand of local charity, HelpHarryHelpOthers

Lunar Festival: Performer Jasper Moonchild offers a crow a taste of his beer

Crowds gather for the 2014 Lunar Festival in Tanworth-in-Arden

Run by the team behind the Moseley Folk and Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul festivals, the third Lunar Festival marked a step up as far as the line-up was concerned

Moseley Road Baths

Why does the council hate our civic history?

The neglected Moseley Road Baths is due to close under a council plan - with no plans to restore or repair one of Birmingham's finest architectural gems.

Peter Owen, managing director of Willmott Dixon Construction, Midlands

Willmott Dixon bullish despite profit dip

Construction group behind £46 million BCU Eastside campus has forward order book worth £2 billion

Birmingham Council House and Victoria Square

Two women appointed to senior city council roles

Council leader responds to criticism over cabinet diversity as councillors Penny Holbrook and Lisa Trickett appointed to senior positions

Birmingham Central Library

Competition to find new uses for Birmingham's most 'at risk' buildings

The buildings featured are considered significant in the history of the city but all have an uncertain future, according to organisers Birmingham Civic Society

John Lennon, George Harrison and drummer Ringo Starr, circa 1963

When the world's biggest bands played small stages in Birmingham

The biggest bands around might come to the arenas and stadiums of the Midlands these days but many graced far smaller stages during their rise to rock and roll riches, though sadly many of the Birmingham clubs they played in are long gone

Andy Newman who is producing and selling - box by box - his own cider named Moseley Cider Circle at the Post Office Vault

Young cider maker rolls out barrel to local pubs

Andy Newman has set up a backyard business making his own cider in urban Birmingham after falling in love with the West Country - and its scrumpy.

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