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Aston+University+Green+-+A+Wonderful+open+space!
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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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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!
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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 will simply transport you back in time to a place where some of the world's finest coffin furniture was made including fittings for the Queen Mother and Winston Churchill.

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Midlands+Arts+Centre+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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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 the only museum in the UK devoted to the history of pen making and documents Birmingham's role at the centre of the world's pen making .trade.

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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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Baskerville House - A Birmingham Gem!

Built in 1938 in the Art Deco style, Baskerville House, previously called the Civic Centre, is a former civic building in Centenary Square. The building is steeped in history.

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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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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!
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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!
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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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Air+Ambulance+in+Birmingham
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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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Westley+Vale+Millennium+Green%2c+Acocks+Green+-+A+Wonderful+open+space!
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Westley Vale Millennium Green, Acocks Green - A Wonderful open space!

The Westley Vale Millennium Green is located in Acocks Green, Birmingham, not far from Acocks Green Station and the Grand Union Canal. A green space for the local community.

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Harborne Walkway - a former railway line in Birmingham

The Harborne Walkway is now a walking and cycling path from Harborne taking in Summerfield Park in Birmingham. It was formerly the Harborne Railway line which closed in 1963.

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The former Sainsbury's site at Selly Oak Triangle

Selly Oak Triangle is where the Bristol Road meets Harborne Lane and Chapel Lane. Sainsbury's used to occupy the site until they moved to the new Shopping Park in 2018.

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

Dayus Square is located in the Jewellery Quarter. Originally called Albion Square. It was redeveloped in 2012 and named after local author Kathleen Dayus (1903 - 2003).

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The Colmore Business District, Birmingham

The Colmore Business District is located around Colmore Row and the various side streets. Historic Victorian era buildings. Also called the Colmore BID.

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