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09:24, 15 FEB 2016
Bournville war memorial listed for future
The Bournville Cross has received Grade II listing following a decision by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to see it formally recognised
First world war exhibitions reveal the human heartache suffered by many
There have been plenty of exhibitions marking the centenary of the First World War. Chris Upton takes a look at a few of them
University of Birmingham
Barber Institute hosts work by 'remarkable' Richard Nevinson
An exhibition of work by British war artist Richard Nevinson is on show at Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Terry Grimley reviews it
Library of Birmingham
Dominic Mason to premiere new work at the Library of Birmingham
Young composer Dominic Mason has come up with his own tribute to mark the outbreak of the First World War and secured the services of an acting great to contribute to it. It will premiere at the Library of Birmingham on November 9. Alison Jones reports.
Officer who led his sailors to their death 'was hero'
Author hopes to restore reputation of outgunned Rear Admiral who died in First World War battle.
Solihull couple to dive on first ship sunk by U-boat torpedo
Sarah Jepson and Mark Callaghan, from Solihull, will be diving on the cruiser Pathfinder which was steaming off the east coast of Scotland.
Midland soldier's poignant war diary reveals Christmas truce of December 1914
A Midland soldier lived through the incredible Christmas Truce of December 1914 - and now his diaries are being published.
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.
A picture of First World War heroes that has been 100 years in the taking
As the centenary of the First World War approaches, a Birmingham school is embarking on a project to create a virtual memorial to old boys who died in the conflict. Justine Halifax reports
Old boy who beat the odds to rescue officer under hail of fire
Victoria Cross recipient Robert Edwin Phillips beat the odds to rescue officer under hail of fire.
Born with a silver spoon that can deflect bullets in his mouth
Birmingham born Able Seaman Lewis Henry Salaman was a director of the famous Birmingham jewellers Levi & Salaman.
Letters home from the 'worst and most deadly' battle zone
James Norman Lancaster was the son of William James Lancaster, a Birmingham camera manufacturer.
Hero turned smuggler who hosted a princess
Eric Sherbrooke Walker survived the war and had a remarkable life.
Thrown under wheels of cart as horse bolts just six days after war is declared
Capt Edmund William Beech may have been Birmingham's first casualty of the war.
Larger than life soldier inspired a famous poet
Lieutenant-Colonel James Neville Marshall became an inspiring and much-decorated hero of the First World War.
The bowler who swapped cricket balls for grenades
Hand grenades were invented in 1915 and were rather unreliable but Harold Godfrey Bache's skill as a bowler must have been a great advantage.
The private thoughts of a teenage girl as war erupts
Dorothy Annie Curzon Priest was a pupil at King Edward VI High School for Girls from 1910-1914.
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.
Boys' strained relationship with their German master
Herre August Rothe was the German master at King Edward's School.
Zeppelins brought death and destruction to the Black Country
The factories of the West Midlands played a vital role in the First World War. Chris Upton recalls how German airships targeted them in a devastating raid
The heat is on for ice tribute to city's Fallen
A unique and poignant exhibition of 5,000 ice sculptures is being staged this weekend. Roz Laws finds out how it's done.
Brian Halford's book The Real Jeeves shortlisted for MCC/Cricket Society award
Birmingham Post cricket writer's account of Warwickshire player killed in the Battle Of The Somme in frame for Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year award.
World War I diaries and medals of Birmingham soldier to be auctioned
Memoirs of a Birmingham soldier’s experiences of the Great War will be auctioned off in Warwickshire this week.
Birmingham veteran of WW1 dies, aged 108
George Rice was awarded the Legion D'Honneur, France's highest decoration, to mark the 80th anniversary of the Armistice in 1998.