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Mr Samuel Galton, The Younger (1753-1823).

How Birmingham cashed in on the Napoleonic Wars

A new book has revealed the controversial story behind the Birmingham family which provided the pistols, cannons and muskets so necessary in defeating Napoleon at Waterloo.

How a city answered the call when the time came

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Birmingham Central Exchange in Newhall Street in 1922
Birmingham's BT Tower looms large over the city - but its roots run even deeper. Enda Mullen speaks to the telecom firm's head of archives, David Hay, about why it is so connected to the city.

University of Birmingham vows to rebuild Northfield Manor

Northfield Manor House, once home to George Cadbury, before it was ravaged by fire
Historic building gutted by fire last year will be develop 'to mirror original manor house' says vice-principal

All stories

Mr Samuel Galton, The Younger (1753-1823).

How Birmingham cashed in on the Napoleonic Wars

A new book has revealed the controversial story behind the Birmingham family which provided the pistols, cannons and muskets so necessary in defeating Napoleon at Waterloo.

Birmingham Central Exchange in Newhall Street in 1922

How a city answered the call when the time came

  • BT

Birmingham's BT Tower looms large over the city - but its roots run even deeper. Enda Mullen speaks to the telecom firm's head of archives, David Hay, about why it is so connected to the city.

Northfield Manor House, once home to George Cadbury, before it was ravaged by fire

University of Birmingham vows to rebuild Northfield Manor

Historic building gutted by fire last year will be develop 'to mirror original manor house' says vice-principal

Colmore Row is the focus of the 2015 Re-imagine competition

Birmingham Civic Society launches Re-imagine competition

Society's competition is back for second year and asking for creative ideas about how to re-use buildings around Snow Hill station and Colmore Row

The former Birmingham Municipal Savings Bank on Broad Street.

Hidden Spaces: Birmingham Municipal Bank photography exhibition to open to public

Exhibition is culmination of the Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked 2015’ programme of events

A Land Rover Series II once owned by Spencer Wilkes at the Land Rover Heritage Driving Centre

Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience offers a hand-on journey through car-maker's history

The Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience has joined a similar Jaguar operation at JLR's customer test facility at the former Prodrive proving ground at Fen End

Andrew Thornton in Birmingham.

Birmingham historian leading the fight to bury Waterloo hero after 200 years

A Birmingham historian is campaigning to place the remains of a Battle of Waterloo trooper back where they belong – in the ground.

The Assay Office in Birmingham

Assay Office Birmingham launches digital archive

Lottery grant enables historic jewellery verification centre in Newhall Street to showcase its extensive archive online

Old RoSPA safety posters found Hockley warehouse

New book published to mark society's centenary shows scores of vintage posters dating back to the 1930s

Northfield Manor House after major demolition work following a fire updated

Anger at demolition of one of Birmingham's oldest buildings after fire

The future of Northfield Manor House, formerly home to the Cadbury family, is causing concern to Birmingham conservationists

The Jewellery Quarter is one of many historic areas of Birmingham

First festival of Birmingham history

Preparations now well under way for week-long event which will celebrate the finest aspects of city's past

The Electric Cinema in Birmingham - one of many 'Hidden Spaces' around the city

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

Bank teller with balance scales and weights, taken in 1920s

Gallery: Lloyds Bank's 250th anniversary

Birmingham-born institution celebrates landmark birthday after being founded in Dale End in June 1765

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Hidden Spaces quiz: How much do you know about our featured Birmingham buildings?

Answer our ten questions to see how much you know about Birmingham's architecture and the Hidden Spaces project

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Stratford-upon-Avon to honour first man to down zeppelin

A commemorative stone will be placed at the entrance of King Edward VI School as a tribute to the daring deeds of Great War pilot Reginald “Rex” Warneford

House Purchase document for Birmingham Municipal Bank

Hidden Spaces: The story of Britain's first Municipal Savings Bank

The building was designed by Thomas Cecil Howitt, the architect of the nearby and equally grand Baskerville House

Sealed-off section of railway tunnel beneath Old Square

Hidden Spaces: Subterranean Birmingham - exploring the world beneath our feet

We've carved beneath the city an invisible network of service tunnels, subways, crypts, catacombs, bomb shelters, cellars, mine shafts, railway lines and roads, writes Ben Waddington

The old ABC cinema in New Street and Ethel Street in Birmingham city centre.

Hidden Spaces: The old ABC on New Street and Birmingham's lost traces of cinema heritage

The origins of the Odeon chain, one of the largest cinema chains in Europe, trace back to Birmingham

The front of the reconstructed sword pommel

New secrets of Staffordshire Hoard revealed

Pair of objects rebuilt dating back to seventh century Anglo-Saxon England are placed on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

A blended image showing Birmingham Law Courts in 1900 and 2012

More blended images showing how Birmingham has changed from days gone by

A unique look at the changing face of the city with Edgbaston stadium, the Birmingham law courts and high streets of Erdington and Moseley given the blended image treatment

Videos & Photos

Another restaurant could be joining Bullring's long list of places to eat

Bill's has eye on Bullring for first Birmingham restaurant

Plot 4, Asquith House on Portland Road in Edgbaston.

Former Michelin starred restaurant transformed into luxury apartments

Beech Green in Neenton, Shropshire, is a development by Floreat Homes.

Villagers raise a glass to deal which revives pub

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Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor