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University+House%2c+University+of+Birmingham+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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University House, University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

University House has been home to the University of Birmingham's Business School since 2004.  

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Passions: History & heritage, Education, Classic Architecture
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University Station at the University of Birmingham

University Station opened in 1978 and continues to serve the University of Birmingham and QEHB. With passenger numbers set to rise, University Station is set for an exciting redevelopment.

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Passions: Transport, Modern Architecture
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Weoley+Castle+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Weoley Castle - A Birmingham Gem!

Weoley Castle is the remains of a fortified manor house in Weoley Castle, Birmingham. The ruins dates back to 1264.

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National Sealife Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The National Sealife Centre is situated at Brindleyplace in Birmingham, between Three and Four Brindleyplace, and near the canals. Opened in 1996.

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Passions: Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture, Rivers, lakes & canals
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St Chad's Cathedral - A Birmingham Gem!

St Chad's Cathedral is situated at St Chad's Circus Queensway and St Chad's Queensway in what was formerly called the Gun Quarter in Birmingham.

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Aston University Green - A Wonderful open space!

Nestled in the middle of the Aston University campus is a wonderful green space. It was re-landscaped following the demolition of Stafford Tower in 2014 and completing Aston Student Village.

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Passions: Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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Five Ways Island - A wonderful open space!

At the busy Five Ways Island is a small public space with wonderful flower beds. Subways called walkways links the pavements to all surrounding roads. Site of a Grammar School 1883-1958.

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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is situated on Vyse Street in Birmingham. Built around the preserved Smith & Pepper Jewellery Factory.

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Coffin Works - A Birmingham Gem!

The Coffin Works is located on Fleet Street in the Jewellery Quarter and was run by the Newman Brothers from 1894 until it closed in 1998. It re-opened as a museum in 2014.

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Midlands Arts Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Midlands Arts Centre is situated in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston. Opened 1962, building refurbished from 2008 to 2010.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Music & musicians
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The Pen Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

The Pen Museum is in the Argent Centre on Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The museum opened in 2001.

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Aston+Webb+Building+and+Chancellor%27s+Court+at+the+University+of+Birmingham+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Aston Webb Building and Chancellor's Court at the University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Unversity's Great Hall is located in the domed Aston Webb Building. This is the main building, built in Accrington red-brick, that forms the University's Chancellor's Court.

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Curtis Gardens, Birmingham - A Wonderful open space!

Curtis Gardens is situated on the Fox Hollies Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham. Formerly the estate of Fox Hollies Hall (demolished in 1937).

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Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, Housing, People & community, Green open spaces
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Birmingham+-+a+City+and+Community+on+film!+(a+collection+of+videos+and+films)
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Birmingham - a City and Community on film! (a collection of videos and films)

This feature will grow to contain some great short films and videos about Birmingham, many created by people in community who love to share their passion for their city!  

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Lapworth+Museum+of+Geology+(University+of+Birmingham)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Lapworth Museum of Geology (University of Birmingham) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is located at the University of Birmingham in the quadrangle, in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Contains dinosaur replica skeletons and fossils.

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Barber Institute of Fine Arts - A Birmingham Gem!

The world renowned Barber Institute of Fine Arts is located at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston behind The Equestrian Statue of King George I.

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The+Covid+vaccination%2c+Q%26A+and+why+we+all+must+have+it!
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The Covid vaccination, Q&A and why we all must have it!

There are a lot of myths and pure lies about the vaccinations. Here, together with links to experts, posts and images you can share, we address the vaccination is so vital for us all!

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Colmore Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Colmore Square is located in the middle of Colmore Circus Queensway between The Wesleyan and One Colmore Square. Between Steelhouse Lane and Colmore Row. The first Metro extension passes it.

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Passions: Photography, People & community, Modern Architecture, Landscape architecture, Squares and public spaces
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Millennium Point - A Birmingham Gem!

Millennium Point is a mixed used public venue. Home to Thinktank, Birmingham City University and Birmingham Metropolitan College. There used to be an IMAX cinema here. Opened in 2001.

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Air Ambulance in Birmingham

The Air Ambulance used to land at the helipad near Birmingham Childrens Hospital, as well as at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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The+site+of+Selly+Oak+Hospital+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The site of Selly Oak Hospital - A Birmingham Gem!

Selly Oak Hospital was sited between Oak Tree Lane and Raddlebarn Road from 1897 to 2011 on the site of the Kings Norton Workhouse (dating to the 1870s). Some of these buildings survive.

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Kingfisher+Country+Park%2c+Birmingham+%26+Solihull+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Kingfisher Country Park, Birmingham & Solihull - A wonderful open space!

The Kingfisher Country Park is situated in East Birmingham and part of Solihull. Starts at the Coventry Road in Hay Mills and runs all the way to Chelmsley Wood.

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Church Street Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Church Street Square opened in 2012 in the Colmore BID between Edmund St and Cornwall St.

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The+Floozie+in+the+Jacuzzi+in+Victoria+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Floozie in the Jacuzzi in Victoria Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Located at the heart of Victoria Square is the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. Official name is River and Youth. Statues by Dhruva Mistry. Built between 1992 and 1994.

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