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Poster for Carroll's film The 39 Steps

Black Country bombshell who became box office dynamite

Mike Lockley looks at the life and career of Madeleine Carroll, the West Bromwich-born actress who won over Hollywood before helping children scarred by the war

Workers build the Grosvenor Suite at The Grand in Birmingham

Rare finds give Grand glimpse into hotel's history

Resignation letter from 1916 and Christmas event calendar among a host of artefacts found by developers renovating Birmingham's historic former Grand hotel

£10,000 has been awarded to help with restoration of the Golden Lion

Boost to plans to bring 500-year-old Birmingham pub back to life

Consultation will be held later this month to discover what uses the public would like to see brought to historic former Golden Lion Inn

Ernst Busch's tombstone in the Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery

Corner of West Midlands which houses Third Reich officer

Staffordshire cemetery is home to gravestone of Nazi officer Ernst Busch who was in line to be Hitler's ruler in Britain

Brutiful Birmingham Action Group is campaigning to save buildings like Ringway Centre in Smallbrook Queensway

Fight is on to save 'Brutiful' Birmingham

Campaign group which battled to preserve Madin's Central Library turns its attention to Smallbrook Queensway and other 20th century architecture in the city

See inside new Birmingham craft beer bar The Pig and Tail

One of Birmingham's oldest pubs has been transformed into one of the city's newest bars

Development site? Chamber of Commerce House cannot be listed for five years

John Madin's Chamber of Commerce House immune from listing

Government decree means Edgbaston office block cannot be listed for five years in a move likely to pique interest of developers

Birmingham Central Library being demolished with the Council House Clock Tower seen through the middle

Watch: Incredible pictures show Birmingham Central Library cut in HALF

Council House clock tower can now be seen without obstruction from Centenary Square after latest phase in demolition of landmark building

Lord Mayor of Birmingham Coun Raymond Hassall presents Hortons' Estate with the Conservation Award

Victorian Society recognises the The Grand with new conservation award

Landmark Birmingham city centre building is given inaugural award in praise of work by Hortons' Estate to restore historic façade

University of Birmingham Medical School in 1978

How smallpox re-emerged in unsuspecting Birmingham

Mike Lockley reports on the nightmare from history that returned for one final victim

Perrott's Folly will feature among the latest Hidden Spaces series of events

Hidden Spaces returns for glimpse into Birmingham's architectural heritage

Month-long series of events will take visitors behind the doors of Moseley Road Baths and Perrott's Folly among others

The man behind Central Library, John Ericsson, has died aged 85

Tributes to architect who designed Central Library

Partner from John Madin's Birmingham practice who led the creation of landmark library complex dies aged 85

CGI of how the regenerated Northfield Manor House would look

Northfield Manor House gutted by fire to be reborn as housing estate

Former home of Cadbury family destroyed in arson attack two years ago is to become a new housing complex in south Birmingham suburb

The second class pool reopening at Moseley Road Baths in 2012

World Monuments Fund boost to Moseley Road Baths campaign

Century-old pool is identified as one of 50 global sites of international importance which are under threat

Steam train company back on track after safety suspension ends

Tyseley-based Vintage Trains, the firm behind the Shakespeare Express, can finally take bookings again

Markova's tutu which was sold at auction

Ballet legend Markova's tutu sold

Garment worn by Dame Alicia Markova in Swan Lake far outstrips expectations at Black Country auction

Shakespeare 'did not' use Midland dialect, claims academic

Scholars have previously argued that supposed evidence found in 18th and 19th century dialect dictionaries proved that the Bard used Warwickshire, Midlands or Cotswold dialects in his writing

Rare works from Shakespeare to go on show in Birmingham for 400th anniversary

Free family friendly exhibition at Library of Birmingham to be launched as part of cultural partnership with the British Library

Painting of John Patrick Kenneally, recipient of the Victoria Cross, who was born in Balsall Heath

Fearless World War Two hero who spent service living a lie

Soldier feared true identity would be revealed after receiving Victoria Cross

Shakespeare's Life and Legacy touch table map

New digital Shakespeare map launches at Library of Birmingham

The Shakespeare's Life and Legacy touch table map allows visitors to explore the life and work of the famous writer and his contemporaries

Videos & Photos

Mapperley Gardens, Moseley.

Innovative Sixties home with far-reaching views

Wassell Wood House, near Bewdley.

Bewdley country house was once the home of nobility

Enormous housing scheme unveiled a stone's throw from Bullring

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