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The Lapworth Museum of Geology

Birmingham's Lapworth Museum takes on Tate Modern for national award

Attraction which contains a collection of fossils and dinosaur bones will vie for title

Soho House was a meeting place of the original Lunar Society

Lottery grant boosts Lunar Society heritage project

New capital will go towards creating a trail highlighting key properties in the history of the society alongside talks and tours

The world famous HP sauce factory in Aston closed in 2007.

Aston's HP Sauce factory closed 10 years ago today

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the last time a bottle of HP Sauce was made in famous Birmingham factory

Blyth beach

100 years since tragedy at Blyth which claimed the lives of nine soldiers

Memorial service planned mark 100 years since drowning horror at Blyth which claimed the lives of nine soldiers

Bids came from around the world for this vase.

Chinese vase sells for 'impossible' amount after bidding war at Birmingham auctioneers

Bids from Japan and China for record breaking lot at Fellows in the Jewellery Quarter

Black Country Living Museum is among those to receive a grant

West Midlands museums to share £325,000 of grants

Five venues across the region will benefit from new capital to renovate and improve displays and facilities

Council chiefs are seeking Lottery funding to restore Manor House

Heritage Lottery bid for £2.5m Manor House restoration

Council chiefs take next step in project to open up historic Grade I-listed Manor House in Stone Cross

Moseley Road Baths remain under threat

Birmingham's best Hidden Spaces: Inside secluded suburban gems

The Gothic Carillion and a wonderful old swimming baths which give a glimpse into how society used to live

Birmingham's historic Council House remains a landmark building today

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside some of city's best-known buildings

The landmark Council House and old law court which became a jewel in the 'terracotta city'

Birmingham Cathedral has been welcoming worshippers for three centuries

Birmingham's best Hidden Spaces: Worshipping city's religious heritage

A cathedral serving the city for three centuries and the unique grandeur of the Central Mosque

Town Hall Birmingham was built for the people

Birmingham's best Hidden Spaces: Secluded cinemas, theatres and nightspots

A cinema caught in a moment in time and the world-renowned concert venue built for the people of Birmingham

The Electric cinema in Birmingham City centre

Birmingham's best Hidden Spaces: Inside secluded city centre gems

The oldest working cinema in the UK and a historic hotel newly reborn can both be found in the city centre


Explosive UB40 film finally features all four brothers – but outbursts reveal they are still at war

Rare footage includes their folk star father Ian Campbell and the band’s Moseley cellar

Erdington's historic Rookery House

The oldest roundabout in the world and 14 other historic facts about Erdington

Some things you probably didn't know about Erdington

The former Birmingham Municipal Bank, in Broad Street, Birmingham which is doubling up as the headquarters of the British Crime Agency (BCA) in new feature film, Monochrome, a thriller being debut directed by Tom Lawes, the owner of the UK's oldest working cinema, the Electric Cinema on Station Street.

Historic Municipal Bank building finally brought back to life

The landmark Broad Street building has been empty and mostly unused for more than a decade

Poster for Carroll's film The 39 Steps

Black Country bombshell who became box office dynamite

Mike Lockley looks at the life and career of Madeleine Carroll, the West Bromwich-born actress who won over Hollywood before helping children scarred by the war

Workers build the Grosvenor Suite at The Grand in Birmingham

Rare finds give Grand glimpse into hotel's history

Resignation letter from 1916 and Christmas event calendar among a host of artefacts found by developers renovating Birmingham's historic former Grand hotel

£10,000 has been awarded to help with restoration of the Golden Lion

Boost to plans to bring 500-year-old Birmingham pub back to life

Consultation will be held later this month to discover what uses the public would like to see brought to historic former Golden Lion Inn

Ernst Busch's tombstone in the Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery

Corner of West Midlands which houses Third Reich officer

Staffordshire cemetery is home to gravestone of Nazi officer Ernst Busch who was in line to be Hitler's ruler in Britain

Brutiful Birmingham Action Group is campaigning to save buildings like Ringway Centre in Smallbrook Queensway

Fight is on to save 'Brutiful' Birmingham

Campaign group which battled to preserve Madin's Central Library turns its attention to Smallbrook Queensway and other 20th century architecture in the city

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The Grand in Colmore Row, Birmingham

Revealed: This is the hotel group which will open at The Grand

Aston Martin DB11

Tide turning for Aston Martin on back of DB11 success

Staff from the Canal & River Trust and National Trust are joined by heritage working boat volunteers and canoeists from B-Row to celebrate the £2.5 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Roundhouse receives £2.5m lottery cash for major regeneration

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