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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

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

Videos & Photos

Lodge Farm House in Westwood Heath Road, Coventry.

Glorious views at former Westwood Heath B&B

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

The Moat in Bockenden Road, on the edge of Kenilworth

Kenilworth property comes with its own moat

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