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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

Welder, Broadgate, City of London 1986. By famed photographer Brian Griffin

Midland photographer focuses on 40 years of capitalism for New York exhibition

Stourbridge-raised photographer will showcase 75 evocative images in New York later this month

Grave of a middle-aged female, probably medieval in date, found on the Park Street site. Taken from Beneath the Bullring The Archaeology of Life and Death in Early Birmingham by Simon Buteux

Birmingham Bullring's very own murder mystery

Why archaeologists who dug up Birmingham's Bull Ring suspected a foul deed

Alan Shrimpton, whose great uncle Herbert Shrimpton is commemorated on the Bournville Cross.

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

The cast of the new Dad's Army film, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy as Wilson, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Bill Paterson as Fraser, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike and Danny Mays as Walker.

A secret Birmingham base taught the real Home Guard how to kill in WWII

The new Dad’s Army film has arrived on cinema screens but, as Mike Lockley reports, a secret Birmingham base taught the real Home Guard how to kill.

The Kings Norton Mop on October 7, 1963. All images taken by Phyllis Nicklin.

WATCH: New film inspired by nostalgic pictures of Birmingham

NicklinUnseen pictures, showing well-known parts of the city in the 1950s and 60s, have already become a social media hit

Photographing graves in Key Hill Cemetery has become a little more difficult

Jewellery Quarter Research Trust banned from taking cemetery photos

Trust hits out at 'impossible and unworkable' position after city council says it cannot document historic Warstone Lane and Key Hill cemeteries without permission

Bungalows at The Quandrangle will undergo reburbishment work

Bournville homes created by Cadbury set for major refurbishment

Bungalows which date back more than a century will undergo overhaul to preserve them for future occupation

Stirchley public baths

New lease of life for old Stirchley Baths in £4m restoration

The Grade II-listed Stirchley Baths will be officially opened to the public for the first time in almost 30 years this week following three years of building work

A depiction of Boudicca rallying her troops before the battle to the death with the occupying Romans

West Midlands location of Britain's bloodiest battle is source of heated debate

The spot where warrior queen Boudicca and her tribe met their Roman match may lie in the Midlands

The Eagle and Tun pub in Digbeth, made famous in UB40's video for Red Red Wine

Old 'UB40 pub' in Birmingham's Eastside reopens after seven years

The Eagle and Tun pub most closely associated with the history of chart stars UB40 in Birmingham has re-opened after more than seven years

CGI of plans to renovate Louisa Ryland House

New lease of life for historic Birmingham building

Former city council base Louisa Ryland House will undergo refurbishment work to become office and restaurant space

Edgbaston Waterworks (Edgbaston Pumping Station) designed by John Henry Chamberlain and William Martin around 1870. The engine house, boiler house, and chimney are Grade II listed buildings.

Hidden Spaces: Edgbaston Waterworks - an inspiration to Tolkien

The original grade II listed buildings at the Edgbaston Waterworks are intricately designed and beautiful parts of the city's skyline

Moseley Road Baths

Hidden Spaces: Moseley Road Baths' Victorian splendour

The spectacular Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath is a well-preserved snapshot of Edwardian society and a fascinating insight into the social history of this city

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The second class pool reopening at Moseley Road Baths in 2012

World Monuments Fund boost to Moseley Road Baths campaign

Birmingham's first 'dry bar' part of £1m push to combat drug and alcohol abuse

Hartington House in Little Aston Park Road, Sutton Coldfield.

Hot properties in Birmingham fit for a Hollywood A-lister


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