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.
Laurence Inman goes exploring heroism and wonders just who we should be celebrating.
The 25th anniversary of the Afghanistan withdrawal announcement by the Soviet Union
Film maker and Photojournalist Pogus Caesar to showcase a unique exhibition entitled “Reggae Kinda Sweet” from 3rd July to August 31st in Birmingham
Students who used the world’s oldest computer during their time at the University of Wolverhampton have been to see it at its new home.
You can try the Ironbridge Gorge museums.
Peter Preston-Hough, Visiting Lecturer in War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, writes on the anniversary of this famous event in RAF history.
Andy Goff has finally received his copy of Birmingham: Then and Now. He likes it a lot.
Heritage Silverware has restored and returned a piece of dining room history to one of Britain’s most magnificent hotels.
Scores of ‘Old Girls’ are planning to return to Solihull School on 22 June for a gala reunion to celebrate the arrival of the first female students 40 years ago.
A short film created by recent graduates of Coventry University’s media production course has been shortlisted for an award at one of America’s leading lifestyle film festivals.
Our medical correspondent Dr HOWARD ELSTON reports on the latest events in the epoch-crunching Margaret Thatcher story
Laurence Inman’s acerbic commentary on the late Baroness Thatcher
Steve Beauchampé likes his music… and his music shops. He’s pleased to find a favourite alive and rockin’.
Medals honouring members of the Birmingham St John Ambulance Brigade for their service during the Boer War will be among lots offered at the Bonhams Coins and Medals sale
Alan Clawley has published a book in a popular series.
Dave Woodhall talks to the Greatest Living Brummie
Wolverhampton’s top sights are vying for the accolade of being named as a city treasure in a new art project by two University students.
Laurence Inman praises the work ethic, eschews the money ethic and comments on Birmingham’s architectural heritage.
Alan Clawley finds similarities between Birmingham’s ‘modern’ developments and some of those post-war architectural monuments in Europe
Ikon Gallery hosts a number of events next month to mark the 15th anniversary of its move to the former Oozells Street School in Brindleyplace
VisitEngland’s new Facebook app sets out to find the top 101 Things to Do Before You Go Abroad, and Birmingham is steadily climbing the ranks.
Solihull Junior School pupils inspired by the discovery of the remains of King Richard III are to carry out an archaeological dig in their School grounds.
The Birmingham Press has been granted rights to use some pictures of historic interest showing how Birmingham has changed. As Alan Clawley explains, history has a habit of repeating itself.
A Sedgley waitress is going back to her Irish family roots after serving an apprenticeship, which landed her on a cultural exchange programme.
Birmingham City Council have announced their intention to close Moseley Road Baths for swimming from 2015.
A Dutch film-maker who was deported to a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust is to visit the University of Wolverhampton to present an annual lecture.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company celebrates its 100th birthday on Friday, February 15th.
No long term future for swimming at Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath.
A Viennese mum brought her son to Birmingham recently to join in the 150th anniversary celebrations of her great-great-grandfather’s engineering firm – 98 years after the British Government branded her family as ‘enemy aliens’.