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The Suggested Rules of Health

From the archives: How to lead ‘healthier and therefore more cheerful life’ in Bournville

Set of rules state that if followed they could ensure you live ‘ten years longer than those who ignore them’

University of Birmingham's pivotal role in the invention of nuclear weapons

A nuclear bomb
Two Edgbaston-based physicists changed the world with their calculations, writes Peter Douglas Osborn

Hunt for memories of Brindleyplace to mark 20th birthday

Central Square in Brindleyplace which is 20 years old this year
Twenty prizes on offer for the best stories from over the past two decades to celebrate key anniversary of mixed-use estate

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The Suggested Rules of Health

From the archives: How to lead ‘healthier and therefore more cheerful life’ in Bournville

Set of rules state that if followed they could ensure you live ‘ten years longer than those who ignore them’

A nuclear bomb

University of Birmingham's pivotal role in the invention of nuclear weapons

Two Edgbaston-based physicists changed the world with their calculations, writes Peter Douglas Osborn

Central Square in Brindleyplace which is 20 years old this year

Hunt for memories of Brindleyplace to mark 20th birthday

Twenty prizes on offer for the best stories from over the past two decades to celebrate key anniversary of mixed-use estate

Leyland Industries Belgium sign that survives outside the former British Leyland plant in Seneffe

When British Leyland drove the car industry drove into Europe

The sign which marked British Leyland's massive foothold on European soil should be preserved according to one enthusiast. Enda Mullen takes a look back at a foreign foray which once provided jobs for tens of thousands of our continental neighbours

Examples of Gothic brass handles similar to those used on Churchill's coffin at Newman Brothers Coffin Works

How Newman Brothers Coffin Works played a key role in Churchill's state funeral

The company made the ornate handles and other fittings for the wartime leader’s coffin as part of ‘Operation Hope Not’

Edgar Wallace in 1914

King Kong author Edgar Wallace's links to the Birmingham Post

But the story of author – and former Birmingham Post writer – Edgar Wallace has been lost to history with most of his novels now out of print

The Barber Institute of Fine Art at Birmingham University.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Legacy of Barber Institute of Fine Arts founders lives on

Husband and wife duo's Art Deco building continues to attract some of the world's finest art to Edgbaston

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Town Hall was built for the people

The country's first truly civic building offered an alternative to cathedrals for live music

The old Royal Mail tunnel from The Mailbox to New Street station

Map: Birmingham buildings featured in the Hidden Spaces articles

Feature put together by the Post alongside our partners at Associated Architects, has been taken to the hearts of the city

The stairs to the upstairs studios of the School of Art in Margaret Street, Birmingham.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: School of Art's enduring role in the city

Also known as 'Margaret Street', John Henry Chamberlain's building has been in continuous use since opening in 1885

The Christopher Wray building in Bartholomew Row

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Varied history of Christopher Wray Lighting works

HQ of company launched by struggling actor has been frozen in time since 2003 and dogged by misfortune since

The Roundhouse near Brindleyplace, in Birmingham.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Roundhouse serves reminder of canal network's heritage

Building constructed by Corporation of Birmingham was a mineral and coal wharf for the railway

Birmingham's BT tower formerly known as the Post Office Tower and, before that the GPO Tower.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside the BT Tower - an icon on city skyline

It was designed and constructed by the Ministry of Public Building and Works and was opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham in 1967

The old Royal Mail tunnel from The Mailbox to New Street station

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Modern Mailbox hides underground secret

Original tunnel used for moving mail quickly across Birmingham still sits under former sorting office

The Masonic hall on Severn Street in Birmingham city centre

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victorian Masonic Hall shines out of Mailbox's shadow

The building, constructed in the early 1800s, sits in the shadow of its high-end neighbour but offers its own charm and glint at the past

Screen, in the old Odeon cinema

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Photos reveal former Odeon cinema lost to time

Unit at the foot of Scala House in Holloway Circus has sat untouched since cinema closed 26 years ago

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

Vision to breathe new life into hotel and civic centrepiece in Colmore Row is slowly taking shape

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces back for 2014

Architecture project has grown and now returns for a second trip around the insides of Birmingham's most interesting buildings

The court building's Great Hall, stained glass windows run the course of the room and show iconic figures from city's past

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victoria Law Courts became jewel in 'terracotta city'

City was described as 'a city of terracotta' and the attractive material enabled the creation of elaborate and decorative façades - especially at Birmingham Magistrates' Court

The frontage of Snow Hill Station in 1963 - one of the many photos from Brumpic's archive of old photos of Birmingham

Pictures: Brumpic's nostalgic archive proves social media hit

What started as a Twitter account 14 months ago to show off old photos of the city has become a huge hit both in Birmingham and as far afield as Russia and Australia

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New Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Range Rover Evoque Convertible to go into production

Aston Martin's Lagonda Taraf

Aston Martin to extend availability of Lagonda Taraf beyond Middle East

The Suggested Rules of Health

From the archives: How to lead ‘healthier and therefore more cheerful life’ in Bournville

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