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Solihull World War 2 pilot Ian Fraser, who has died

Naval bomber pilot who destroyed Italian cruiser against all odds

In 1942, Fraser was in 830 Naval Air Squadron, flying Albacore torpedo bombers, based on the besieged island of Malta.

RAF veteran who escaped the Japanese by days during the war returns to Singapore

David Pack, 93-year-old second world war veteran from Shirley
93-year-old veteran David Pack who served in Singapore during the Second World War has spoken of his "emotional" return to the city state for the first time in 73 years.

From orphan to family fortunes with a little help

Ellen Eyre in 1900
Birmingham author's gran climbed social ladder with the aid of Cadbury cousins

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Solihull World War 2 pilot Ian Fraser, who has died

Naval bomber pilot who destroyed Italian cruiser against all odds

In 1942, Fraser was in 830 Naval Air Squadron, flying Albacore torpedo bombers, based on the besieged island of Malta.

David Pack, 93-year-old second world war veteran from Shirley

RAF veteran who escaped the Japanese by days during the war returns to Singapore

93-year-old veteran David Pack who served in Singapore during the Second World War has spoken of his "emotional" return to the city state for the first time in 73 years.

Ellen Eyre in 1900

From orphan to family fortunes with a little help

Birmingham author's gran climbed social ladder with the aid of Cadbury cousins

A parade of Jaguar and Land Rover heritage vehicles at the Lode Lane plant to mark the start of Jaguar production there

Parade of historic Jaguars and Land Rovers made possible thanks to £100m classic car collection purchase

The parade, which took place within the road network of the Lode Lane factory, featured 40 classic Jaguar Land Rover models spanning the decades

The Coffin Works building in the Jewellery Quarter - one of two winners of the 2014 Renaissance Award

Newman Brothers Coffin Works and School Yard win civic award

Birmingham Civic Society recognises brace of conservation projects in annual Renaissance Award

New research gives glimpse into history of Selly Manor in Bournville

Selly Manor's secret history revealed

Former residents of famous Birmingham house included cow keeper, pub landlord and bailiff

Choy Lee Fut lion dancers outside the Library of Birmingham in celebration of the Chinese Lives in Birmingham Spotlight exhibition

Library of Birmingham exhibition celebrates city's Chinese community

Free exhibition called Chinese Lives in Birmingham was created to capture the hidden histories of the city community after being awarded a grant of £35,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Handsworth Market in Soho Road - March 9, 1968

Nicklin Unseen: 'Overwhelming response' to archived images of Birmingham

Brumpic founder hails success of first supplement as year-long mission to showcase Nicklin's work gets into gear

The Birmingham-made Pearl Gas Water Heater at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Modest water heater that changed family life is Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's Object of the Month for April

The Parkinson Stove Company of Birmingham made the Pearl gas water heater in the 1920s

Paddy Elliot at South Warwickshire Flying School in Wellesbourne

Pilot paddy still flying high at 90

Sprightly nonagenarian recently celebrated landmark birthday and is still taking to the air having only learnt to fly at the age of 64

Harborne High Street in 1961 by Phyllis Nicklin

Nicklin Unseen: Third instalment of historic photo archive

Our final upload this week showcases more fascinating photographer taken by former lecturer in Birmingham during the 1950s and 60s

New maisonettes near Loxton Street in Duddeston in 1953

Nicklin Unseen: Our second gallery of nostalgic photos

More from our new collection of images taken in Birmingham during the 1950s and 60s which show how the city used to look

A38 Lichfield Road in Aston looking north - March 14, 1968

Nicklin Unseen: Brumpic founder unearths treasure trove of old photos

New collection of images being seen in public for first time show how Birmingham looked during the 1950s and 60s

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

Videos & Photos

An artist impression of the Millington style home by Kendrick Homes.

Hundreds chase a dozen homes in exclusive Selly Oak development

Conservation staff at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery working on 'The arming and departure of the knights of the round table on the quest for the Holy Grail'.

Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller: I'd rather have met William Morris than Andy Warhol

Rick Cressman outside Nailcote Hall

Nailcote Hall expands thanks to Birmingham Post Growth Fund

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