Will Mapplebeck looks back at his looking forward.
Sweet wine, proverbs stitched into clothes, a 90km road race: Katy Dutko, an educational aid officer in Africa, offers a page from her Kenyan notebook
Richard Lutz gets down and dirty to come up against history in the raw.
Richard Lutz checks out how he wandered through another week.
Journalist Sheilagh Matheson catches up with old Chinese friends – 40 years after they first met. Times have changed.
Antiques Roadshow meets Cash in the Attic with the launch of luxury day trips to learn from TV experts how to spot a cut-price collector’s item.
Simon Hale talks to Strictly star Brendan Cole about his upcoming tour.
Richard Lutz heads towards an edge of Britain rarely visited.
Ugur Karagozlu recalls fearful times on the troubled island of Cyprus – when Turkish forces intervened.
To commemorate the start of the First World War Andy Goff went to France and Belgium
Tom Bennett investigates the Destiny Beta.
Tom Bennett brings us up to date with a step back in time for computer gamers.
Dave Woodhall talks to John Otway, music’s most successful failure.
Dave Woodhall speaks to Big Country guitarist Bruce Watson.
With football violence film Green Street 3: Never Back Down released this week, here’s the interview we did in March with its star, Scott Adkins.
In the light of today’s Nobel Literature Prize award we reproduce Laurence Inman’s review of the winner’s Dear Life.
What can you do to help others? Gordon Harley has an idea.
Professor Roger Seifert, Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Wolverhampton, gives his opinion.
The head of a boutique architects practice reckons that the West Midlands is well on its way to becoming the next big ‘Grand Designs’ hotspot.
This week Laurence Inman is in an arboreal mood.
Laurence Inman has seen a secret memo and, in true Wikileaks fashion, reveals its contents just prior to his arrest.
Larry Inman ponders this whilst contemplating an outbreak of violence.
Birmingham Press reader Dr Ron Dawson has sent a message aimed at schools and musicians across Birmingham.
Laurence Inman rather warms to New Jersey’s finest export.
From tantric Buddhist interpretation to disco-funk humping, Martin Longley gets down in NYC clubland. And, er, a museum of Himalayan art.
Blues talent Chantel McGregor talks to Dave Woodhall.
All the attention today is on the future of Birmingham International Airport but it’s interesting to reflect on its past when it was known just as Elmdon Airport, writes Alan Clawley.
Laurence Inman on having it all yet having nothing and has some words of advice for Stephen Fry.
Laurence Inman has been studying the decline of the high street.
Half a century has passed since they flicked rubbers at each other from their desks, but up to 250 of a Sutton Coldfield secondary school’s first pupils are to reunite to mark its 50th anniversary.