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John Bowen, a builder born in the mid-nineteenth century, who started out as a farm labourer and ended-up creating some of Birmingham's best-known buildings, including the iconic Victoria Law Courts.

Birmingham builder honoured with blue plaque

The man responsible for some of Birmingham's finest buildings has been honoured with a blue plaque. Chris Upton reports

Marks & Spencer

Moseley gets new Marks & Spencer - before new medical centre

Plans for a store and medical centre were approved in 2011 on condition that the store could not open before the centre but that has been scrapped

The site of the old Meteor Ford car dealership in St Mary’s Row, Moseley

Marks & Spencer's Moseley mission to open new food store

Retailer looks to succeed in redeveloping former car dealer site after Tesco withdrew following local opposition

The Avenue, Acocks Green, Birmingham, property for auction

Variety of Birmingham homes under the hammer at Villa Park auction

There are 53 properties in all, including some fine family houses in Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Walsall

The Friends' Institute, Moseley Road, Birmingham

Friends' Institute Quaker building on Moseley Road handed Grade II* listed status

Only 5.5 per cent of listed buildings in England are Grade II*, making them particularly important and of more than special interest

Moseley Road Baths

What's on at Birmingham's Fierce Festival

Birmingham's Fierce Festival is back with a week-long series of art, performance and projects across the city. Graham Young looks at what's on

Former Barclays branch in Moseley

Barclays closes Moseley branch due to declining footfall

The branch was one of the oldest working banks in Birmingham but was forced to close down due to customers using nearby sites

Gerard and Christina White saw an extension built right next to their house

Birmingham City Council's anger over plan to relax rules on home extensions

Birmingham City Council officials are to demand the Government ditches plans to relax planning laws amid serious concerns the city is being overrun with massive home extensions.

My Darling Clementine

Moseley country music duo My Darling Clementine to play the Pride of Birmingham Awards

Americana comes to Birmingham thanks to country music couple My Darling Clementine. They tell Roz Laws about how Elvis Costello brought them together

David Bradnock (Deputy Lord Lieutenant), Tim Watts (High Sheriff for West Midlands), Philip Bowen (High Sheriff Powys), and Michael Hogan (Worcestershire's High Sheriff) help launch a Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen

Trio of High Sheriffs gather to unveil Balsall Heath blue plaque for John Bowen

Birmingham Civic Society unveiled the plaque to Alderman John Bowen at the Balsall Church Centre in Mary Street

Blue plaque in honour of Victorian Birmingham builder John Bowen

First Birmingham Civic Society blue plaque to be erected in Balsall Heath

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

The Birmingham cyclists proving that the sport is not discriminatory

After Edgbaston Conservative councillor Deirdre Alden suggested cycling was discriminatory and predominately for young, white men, Mary Griffin meets some cyclists desperate to prove her wrong

Review: Birmingham's Carters of Moseley has inventive fayre which is a true labour of love

Diners and judges have voted it the best UK restaurant in The Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year. Now Mary Griffin puts Birmingham restaurant Carters of Moseley to the test.

Gerard and Christine White's home (right) in Moseley after the builders joined both roofs

Outcry as planners allow Moseley 'monstrosity' extension to remain

Couple's home becomes semi-detached in all but name after illegal extension almost joins houses together in suburban street

20 is Plenty campaign hits Birmingham trail

Series of exhibitions scheduled across the city to explain proposals to reduce accidents in key blackspots

Birmingham Glee Club owner Mark Tughan

Birmingham's first comedy club The Glee Club celebrates 20 years of jokes

Birmingham's first comedy club is celebrating 20 years of jokes. Owner Mark Tughan tells Roz Laws the secrets of his success

Carters of Moseley

Carters of Moseley named Good Food Guide’s Readers’ Restaurant of the Year

Carters' success comes after Birmingham was snubbed in the latest Good Food Guide after none of the city’s restaurants made the top 50

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

A look back as one of the region's most popular music events returns for another year

Arthur Brown's outrageous stage show

Crazy World of Arthur Brown play Moseley Folk Festival Afterparty

The sixties psychedelic legend augmented by his band takes to the stage at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath on Friday August 29 after former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr draws the opening day of Moseley Folk to a close

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

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