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The winning team (from left) Daniel Caddick, from category sponsor Platinum Express, Will Child, Katie Bentley, Stephanie Mynett (all Visit Birmingham) and Paul Zerdin (entertainer and special guest)

Birmingham named top tourist destination for second year

Travel organisers such as sports clubs and retired associations recognise city as visitor numbers continue to soar

Culture, afternoon tea and a spot of TLC in the heart of Chelsea

The entrance to MyHotel Chelsea
Cheryl Mullin goes on a girls' weekend to London, and discovers the perfect location to explore the capital's delights in peace

Explorer's still got his eye on 'the last big one'

Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has made a career out of living dangerously. He tells Alison Jones about the challenges he has faced and why his sweet tooth might be one of the toughest to overcome.

Videos & Photos

Birmingham's BT tower formerly known as the Post Office Tower and, before that the GPO Tower.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside the BT Tower - an icon on city skyline

Kingsway building in Kings Heath

Planners back new life for Kingsway building

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel


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