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Black Country Living Museum is among those to receive a grant

West Midlands museums to share £325,000 of grants

Five venues across the region will benefit from new capital to renovate and improve displays and facilities

Council chiefs are seeking Lottery funding to restore Manor House

Heritage Lottery bid for £2.5m Manor House restoration

Council chiefs take next step in project to open up historic Grade I-listed Manor House in Stone Cross

Moseley Road Baths remain under threat

Birmingham's best Hidden Spaces: Inside secluded suburban gems

The Gothic Carillion and a wonderful old swimming baths which give a glimpse into how society used to live

Birmingham's historic Council House remains a landmark building today

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside some of city's best-known buildings

The landmark Council House and old law court which became a jewel in the 'terracotta city'

Birmingham Cathedral has been welcoming worshippers for three centuries

Birmingham's best Hidden Spaces: Worshipping city's religious heritage

A cathedral serving the city for three centuries and the unique grandeur of the Central Mosque

Town Hall Birmingham was built for the people

Birmingham's best Hidden Spaces: Secluded cinemas, theatres and nightspots

A cinema caught in a moment in time and the world-renowned concert venue built for the people of Birmingham

The Electric cinema in Birmingham City centre

Birmingham's best Hidden Spaces: Inside secluded city centre gems

The oldest working cinema in the UK and a historic hotel newly reborn can both be found in the city centre

UB40

Explosive UB40 film finally features all four brothers – but outbursts reveal they are still at war

Rare footage includes their folk star father Ian Campbell and the band’s Moseley cellar

Erdington's historic Rookery House

The oldest roundabout in the world and 14 other historic facts about Erdington

Some things you probably didn't know about Erdington

The former Birmingham Municipal Bank, in Broad Street, Birmingham which is doubling up as the headquarters of the British Crime Agency (BCA) in new feature film, Monochrome, a thriller being debut directed by Tom Lawes, the owner of the UK's oldest working cinema, the Electric Cinema on Station Street.

Historic Municipal Bank building finally brought back to life

The landmark Broad Street building has been empty and mostly unused for more than a decade

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

Videos & Photos

How much you could lose if the property market crashes in 2017

See inside quirky Renato Lounge cafe bar with HUGE mural dedicated to Birmingham's famous one hit wonders

New places to eat and shop continue to open in Grand Central

Independent fashion store closes down at Grand Central

In This Week's Paper

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Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor