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The+Golden+Square%2c+Jewellery+Quarter+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

The Golden Square is located between Vyse Street and Warstone Lane in the Jewellery Quarter.

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University+of+Birmingham+-+Joseph+Chamberlain+Memorial+Clock+Tower+known+as+%27Old+Joe%27
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University of Birmingham - Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower known as 'Old Joe'

'Old Joe' is the tallest free standing clock tower in the world, It is located in Chancellor's Court at the University of Birmingham and was built between 1900 and 1908.

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Passions: History & heritage, Education, Classic Architecture
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Utilita Arena Birmingham - Great architecture

Utilita Arena Birmingham, previously known as Arena Birmingham, is host to many large sports events and concerts with a capacity of 15,800. Arena Birmingham opened in 1991.

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Newhall+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Newhall Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Newhall Square is located on Newhall Street in the Jewellery Quarter near the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

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Holders+Lane+Woods%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Holders Lane Woods, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Holders Lane Woods is to be found in Selly Park and Moseley. The route along the Rea Valley and the River Rea runs alongside the wonderful open space and dog owners delight.

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Waseley+Hills+Country+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Waseley Hills Country Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Waseley Hills Country Park is near south west Birmingham in Worcestershire. Main entrance from Gannow Green Lane, Rubery.

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Thinktank%2c+Birmingham+Science+Museum+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

Thinktank is a Science Museum in Millennium Point, Eastside, Birmingham that opened in 2001. It replaced Birmingham Museum of Science & Industry on Newhall Street, which closed in 1997.

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Birmingham+Museum+Collection+Centre+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Birmingham Museum Collection Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Museum Collection Centre is a museum collection facility in Nechells, Birmingham on Dollman Street. Now run by the Birmingham Museums Trust (Birmingham City Council until 2012).

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Kings+Heath+Village+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Kings Heath Village Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Kings Heath Village Square is near All Saints Church in Kings Heath at the Vicarage Road and High Street junction.

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West+Park%2c+Wolverhampton+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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West Park, Wolverhampton - A wonderful open space!

West Park is in Wolverhampton. This 43 acre park is one of the best unspoilt Victorian parks left in England.

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Birmingham+Wildlife+Conservation+Park+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre is situated in Edgbaston, Birmingham on the Pershore Road near Cannon Hill Park. It was formerly called the Birmingham Nature Centre until 2014.

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Midland+Metro+-+Westside+extension+from+Centenary+Sq+to+Hagley+Road%2c+Edgbaston
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Midland Metro - Westside extension from Centenary Sq to Hagley Road, Edgbaston

Here we follow developments on the Midland Metro in Birmingham during the extension from Centenary Square to Hagley Road in Edgbaston. 

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Old+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Old Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Old Square is the gateway to the Steelhouse Conservation Area from the Retail BID, between Corporation Street and The Priory Queensway. One of the oldest squares in the City Centre.

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Central+Square%2c+Brindleyplace+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Central Square, Brindleyplace - A Birmingham Gem!

Central Square is situated at Brindleyplace in Westside, Birmingham. Surrounded by Two, Three, Four and Five Brindleyplace, with the Costa Coffee Cafe in the middle.

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City+Centre+Gardens+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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City Centre Gardens - A Birmingham Gem!

City Centre Gardens is situated on Cambridge Street in Birmingham City Centre behind the Library of Birmingham and The REP.

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Stirchley+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Stirchley Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Stirchley Park is situated in Stirchley, Birmingham. Near Ribblesdale Road, The Bourn flows to the north of the park. Wonderful street art to be found on the wall.

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Sheldon+Country+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Sheldon Country Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Sheldon Country Park is situated in Sheldon, Birmingham. Starting at the Coventry Road, there is an Airport viewing area close to Marston Green. Westley and Hatchford Brooks flow through.

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St+Paul%27s+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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St Paul's Square - A Birmingham Gem!

St Paul's Square is the only remaining Georgian square in Birmingham. It is situated in the Jewellery Quarter. The earliest buildings were completed by 1780.

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St+Martin%27s+Square+in+the+Bullring+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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St Martin's Square in the Bullring - A Birmingham Gem!

The church, known as St Martin in the Bullring, is a Grade II* listed building in what is now called St Martin’s Square. The square was opened 2003. Spiceal Street developed in 2011.

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Alpha+Tower%2c+Arena+Central%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+City+architecture
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Alpha Tower, Arena Central, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

Alpha Tower is a Grade II listed office building and according to English Heritage “.... is one of the most aesthetically successful office buildings in Birmingham ...".

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+Birmingham+Council+House+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Birmingham Council House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Council House in Victoria Square is home to Birmingham City Council. The original building was built between 1874 and 1879 and is Grade II* listed.

 

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Trains+(past%2c+present+and+future)+in+Birmingham+and+West+Midlands
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Trains (past, present and future) in Birmingham and West Midlands

Birmingham & West Midlands Trains - With People with Passion we're building gallery & collection of posts looking at the past, present & future of the region's trains.

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Smithfield+development%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Construction+with+Community
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Smithfield development, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

The £1.9bn development at Smithfield, Birmingham has captured the imagination of the local community and will be followed with interest by international investors.

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Investment+opportunities+in+Birmingham+-+A+City+in+growth!+
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Investment opportunities in Birmingham - A City in growth!

Here we track, share and pull together details on Birmingham's ever changing and growing development opportunities.  

 

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Public+transport+in+Birmingham
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Public transport in Birmingham

Here we look at the steps being taken within Birmingham to make their public transport more energy efficient and more climate friendly.

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