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The Escape of Lions from the Menagerie at Birmingham The Graphic, 5 October 1889

The day a lion escaped and went on the rampage in Aston

Tale of escaped lion in Birmingham was not that unusual a century ago.

Poverty has been blamed on the rise of diseases common in Victorian times

Birmingham is a hot-spot for diseases once common in Victorian times

New fears as whooping cough, gout and malnutrition all on rise across Birmingham

CGI of plans to redevelop the former Christopher Wray lighting factory

Christopher Wray restoration given the go ahead

Project to renovate old buildings and construct new 15-storey tower in Eastside district should be finished by summer 2017

Mark Isgrove, Manager of Rowheath Pavilion, with Jessica Allan, Community Development Manager at Bournville Village Trust, and staff from Bournville Village Landscapes getting ready to plant trees at the new community orchard.

Bournville orchard is culmination of Cadbury dream

100 years after the first community orchard in Bournville was created, a plot of disused land is set to be transformed.

Highbury Hall restoration to be led by former Heritage Lottery Fund chairman

The new Trust running the historic Chamberlain family home in Moseley will be chaired by former Birmingham City Council planning director Les Sparks OBE

Elan Valley Aqueduct during its construction

How Victorian Birmingham created the best clean water supply in the country

The water was a serious hazard to public health as half the city's population was dependent on wells, many of which were polluted by sewage

Chance Brothers Glassworks in Smethwick

Lottery fund supports Chance Brothers Glassworks project

Major new initiative will delve into the history of the famous Black Country manufacturer after the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £48,000 to charity Made

A new Shakespeare touch table will be installed at the Library of Birmingham

Shakespeare's world brought to Library of Birmingham

New touch table will have an interactive map and is being installed as part of 400th anniversary commemorations of Bard's death

Photographer, film producer and businessman, David Wilkins.

Tributes to the Midland photographer who partied with 60s rock royalty

Tributes have been paid to Midland photographer, David Wilkins, who has died at the age of 70.

Chris Sutton, director and auctioneer at Aston's, with the extremely rare Elvis acetate

Rare Elvis acetate found in the Black Country could fetch £12,000

An incredibly rare Elvis Presley recording has surfaced in the Black Country and could fetch £12,000 at auction

Sir Stephen Brown from Harborne has received a Legion d'honour medal from the French

France honours Birmingham D-Day veteran

Former Navy lieutenant and judge awarded highest military honour for his service

The King's Head Clock

Famous 'Chamberlain Clock' returns to old home back in time

The King’s Head Clock which served bus and tram users for decades is to find a new home over the road from its original location

Standard Works building in the Jewellery Quarter

£3m for Jewellery Quarter treasures

Three projects which aim to save some of Birmingham Jewellery Quarter’s endangered landmarks have won more than £3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund

The cover of Barrie Wills book John Z, the DeLorean & Me ... tales from an insider

New DeLorean book lifts the lid on doomed Back to the Future car maker

Not only did Wednesday, October 21, mark the date Marty McFly “arrived in the future” in Back to the Future 2 but it also saw the release of a new book by a Midland man that lifts the lid on the making of the sportscar

The auditorium and shattered screen of the Carlton after a bomb landed in the orchestra pit in 1940 - 20 people were killed and another 20 were injured

Victims of horrific Balsall Heath cinema bombing during the Blitz remembered

Seventy five years on, the bombing of the packed Balsall Heath Carlton Cinema during the Birmingham Blitz is set to be remembered in a special service

RAF hero Bill Barfoot, 95, from Bournville, is to receive the Légion d'honneur from the French Government

RAF veteran to be honoured for daring Resistance missions

France to recognise the bravery of Bournville navigator with the Légion d’honneur

Aston Martin DB5 and DBS V8

Aston Martin models will be stars of inaugural Classic and Sports Car show

Seven of the Gaydon-based firm’s models - spanning the oldest-surviving to the very latest  - will be on show

The battle for Arnhem

Chasetown honours fallen soldiers in new street names

All 22 new roads in the Milestone Way housing development in Chasetown, Staffordshire, will be named in tribute to all the fallen heroes named on the town's war memorial

Historian Chris Upton has passed away

Tributes paid after Post columnist and Birmingham historian Chris Upton dies

Many have expressed their sadness following the death of Dr Chris Upton, whose impressive career included working as a historical consultant on hit TV programme Peaky Blinders

Gallery: New Nicklin Unseen images as nostalgic exhibition begins

Brumpic founder David Oram calls for greater recognition of Birmingham photographer as exhibition kicks off in business district

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Roundhill Cottage in Little Alne, near Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire.

Look inside this picture perfect cottage near Henley-in-Arden

CGI of plans to regenerate the former Powergen site in Shirley

Powergen plans to spell the end for Madin's office block

After more than 70 years on this site in Solihull Road, Shirley, Woolmans Garden Centre has closed and is likely to become a housing development.

Former Shirley garden centre up for auction at £2m


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