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Talk at Lichfield Library to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote 

17 Apr 18

A talk on the Suffragettes in Lichfield will help mark the centenary of women getting the vote.


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Signed Florence Nightingale letter unearthed in Lichfield by antiques expert 

14 Apr 18

An antiques expert expert has described a signed letter by Florence Nightingale as one of the best finds he’s seen in Lichfield.


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Friday Photo: Ebony the Black Lab Paw Print. 

13 Apr 18

Victoria Square was renovated in the early 1990’s.


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Friday Photo – 27-32 Mary Street 

30 Mar 18

Today’s Good Friday, so I suppose this week it’s a ‘Good Friday Photo’! Unfortunately, it’s not an Easter-themed photo, but one of a building you may have spotted, but probably not, as it’s off the main Jewellery Quarter thoroughfare.


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The Friday Photo: Coventry Cathedral 

23 Mar 18

Today’s Friday photo is from our West Midlands neighbour, Coventry.


News
Exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum to pay tribute to the Royal Air Force 

12 Mar 18

An art exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum will pay tribute the Royal Air Force.


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Friday Photo – Victoria Law Courts 

9 Mar 18

Not as busy as the newer Queen Elizabeth courts building nearby, but to me it’s a much more imposing building.


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The Heritage Action Zone – What is it? 

3 Mar 18

The Heritage Action Zone What is it? Had you heard that Coventry has been designated as a Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)? Do you have the faintest idea what that is all about? Well a member of the Coventry Society committee attended the last meeting and…


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Friday Photo – Gravelly Hill Interchange (Spaghetti Junction) 

3 Mar 18

Gravelly Hill Interchange, or more familiarly and affectionately known as Spaghetti Junction, forms part of the urban landscape of north and central Birmingham and consists of 559 concrete columns as high as 80 metres.


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The Window – at the Albany Theatre 

2 Mar 18

The Window – at the Albany Theatre The Albany Theatre are commemorating the centernary of the First World War with a fascinating performance that is directly related to our city.


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Civic Voice War Memorials Event – Coventry Cathedral 

27 Feb 18

Civic Voice War Memorials Event – Coventry Cathedral Now entering its final year, the First World War Memorials Programme, as part of the national commemorative events, is helping conserve and protect the nation’s war memorials for the long term by …


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Big year ahead as National Memorial Arboretum prepares for a record number of events 

27 Feb 18

New memorials and a record number of events means 2018 could be a year to remember for the National Memorial Arboretum.


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Tree believed to be one of Samuel Johnson’s favourite to be cut back over fears it could become unsafe 

26 Feb 18

A willow tree in Lichfield believed to be Samuel Johnson’s favourite will be reduced in size after fears it could become unsafe.


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New booklet on local artist Herbert Edward Cox 1870-1941 

20 Feb 18

New Booklet on Local Artist Herbert Edward Cox 1870 – 1941 By our Vice Chairman, Paul Maddocks I recently obtained a very interesting booklet about a local artist, Herbert Edward Cox, who was born in Coventry in 1870, at 26 Stoney Stanton Road near …


Sport
“They’ve got a lot of soft foreign players” Alex Neil unimpressed by Wolves players’ ‘antics’ 

19 Feb 18

Neil saw his side take a point from PNE’s draw with WWFC at Deepdale…


Sport
Why Arsenal ‘gave up’ trying to sign West Brom defender Jonny Evans in January – reports 

19 Feb 18

The Baggies defender stayed put in January, despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester City…


Rugby
Wolves news and transfers: Striker targeted and fans have their say 

19 Feb 18

The latest WWFC news and views from the Birmingham Mail…


Rugby
Alan Pardew latest as surprise name linked with West Brom managerial post 

19 Feb 18

The latest West Brom news and views from the Birmingham Mail…


Sport
This story of scandalous contempt has left West Brom and their manager on dodgy ground 

18 Feb 18

Paul Suart gives his take on a turbulent week on and off the pitch for West Brom…


Sport
‘Imagine my surprise to see that Preston are bottom of the fair play league’ Wolves fans respond to Alex Neil’s comments 

18 Feb 18

Here’s what the Wolves supporters had to say after 1-1 draw at Preston North End…


Sport
This is what former West Brom striker Rob Hulse is doing for a living now 

18 Feb 18

Former WBA forward, now 38, also played for Leeds United and Derby County among others…


Sport
West Brom next manager odds: Shock favourite emerges in betting to replace Alan Pardew 

18 Feb 18

Former Birmingham City manager has emerged as the favourite in betting to become next West Brom boss…


Sport
“Ridiculously stupid” West Brom legend slams Albion’s infamous ‘Cab Four’ 

18 Feb 18

The four players are currently co-operating with the club as they conduct their investigation…


Sport
Alan Pardew transcript: Every word from the West Brom boss after a difficult week in charge 

18 Feb 18

This is what Alan Pardew had to say after a tough week as West Brom manager…


Sport
How safe is Alan Pardew? The key findings after a week to forget for West Brom 

18 Feb 18

Paul Suart takes a look at the big talking points after West Brom’s defeat to Southampton in the FA Cup…