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West+Park%2c+Wolverhampton+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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West Park, Wolverhampton - A wonderful open space!

West Park is in Wolverhampton. This 43 acre park is one of the best unspoilt Victorian parks left in England.

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Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre is situated in Edgbaston, Birmingham on the Pershore Road near Cannon Hill Park. It was formerly called the Birmingham Nature Centre until 2014.

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Midland+Metro+-+Westside+extension+from+Centenary+Square+to+Hagley+Road%2c+Edgbaston
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Midland Metro - Westside extension from Centenary Square to Hagley Road, Edgbaston

The Westside Metro extension from Centenary Square, along Broad Street to the Hagley Road terminus outside Morrisons. Built from 2019 to 2022. Service starts 17th July 2022.

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Old+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Old Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Old Square is the gateway to the Steelhouse Conservation Area from the Retail BID, between Corporation Street and The Priory Queensway. One of the oldest squares in the City Centre.

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Central Square, Brindleyplace - A Birmingham Gem!

Central Square is situated at Brindleyplace in Westside, Birmingham. Surrounded by Two, Three, Four and Five Brindleyplace, with the Costa Coffee Cafe in the middle.

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City+Centre+Gardens+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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City Centre Gardens - A Birmingham Gem!

City Centre Gardens is situated on Cambridge Street in Birmingham City Centre behind the Library of Birmingham and The REP.

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Stirchley+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Stirchley Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Stirchley Park is situated in Stirchley, Birmingham. Near Ribblesdale Road, The Bourn flows to the north of the park. Wonderful street art to be found on the wall.

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Sheldon+Country+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Sheldon Country Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Sheldon Country Park is situated in Sheldon, Birmingham. Starting at the Coventry Road, there is an Airport viewing area close to Marston Green. Westley and Hatchford Brooks flow through.

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St+Paul%27s+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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St Paul's Square - A Birmingham Gem!

St Paul's Square is the only remaining Georgian square in Birmingham. It is situated in the Jewellery Quarter. The earliest buildings were completed by 1780. Also called Titty-Bottle Park.

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St+Martin%27s+Square%2c+Bullring+%26+Grand+Central+Birmingham+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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St Martin's Square, Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

St Martin's Square opened at the new Bullring in 2003 near the Grade II* listed church known as St Martin in the Bullring. The Spiceal Street development was built and opened in 2011.

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Alpha+Tower%2c+Arena+Central%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+City+architecture
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Alpha Tower, Arena Central, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

Alpha Tower is a Grade II listed office building and according to English Heritage “.... is one of the most aesthetically successful office buildings in Birmingham ...".

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+Birmingham+Council+House+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Birmingham Council House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Council House in Victoria Square is home to Birmingham City Council. The original building was built between 1874 and 1879 and is Grade II* listed.

 

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Trains+(past%2c+present+and+future)+in+Birmingham+and+West+Midlands
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Trains (past, present and future) in Birmingham and West Midlands

Birmingham & West Midlands Trains - With People with Passion we're building gallery & collection of posts looking at the past, present & future of the region's trains.

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Birmingham+Smithfield%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Construction+with+Community
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Birmingham Smithfield, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

The £1.9bn re-development at Smithfield is moving ever closer to being realised, with up to 50 new buildings earmarked, including up to 3,400 new homes & mixed-use floor space.

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Investment opportunities in Birmingham - A City in growth!

Here we track, share and pull together details on Birmingham's ever changing and growing development opportunities.  

 

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Public transport in Birmingham

Here we look at the steps being taken within Birmingham to make their public transport more energy efficient and more climate friendly.

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Introducing GlasgowWeAre - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion

GlasgowWeAre is a digital space for individuals and organisations who want to create an impact and make a difference for themselves, for others and for their community.

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Soho+House+-+a+historic+gem+in+Handsworth%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK
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Soho House - a historic gem in Handsworth, Birmingham, UK

Soho House, a museum since 1995 was the home of Matthew Boulton from 1766 till his death in 1809. Take the link for more from our People with Passion on this historic gem.

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Kings+Heath+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Kings Heath Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Kings Heath Park is situated on Vicarage Road in Kings Heath next to King Edward VI Camp Hill Schools. A short walk away from the Kings Heath High Street.

 

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Birmingham+in+full+bloom!+
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Birmingham in full bloom!

Within the city, across the neighbourhoods, in homes and outside businesses, pubs and hotels. Birmingham is full of great floral displays - so lovely to see Birmingham in full bloom! 

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Birmingham - places and people help shape a great city!

Birmingham, a city in a period of major growth, is a great example of how a large urban space can develop with people and community at its heart and very much involved in its future. 

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Night photography in Birmingham, UK

Birmingham is full of great interesting places for photographers to test their skills and take night-time photography.

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Birmingham's ever changing and growing skyline

With the help of our community we continue to build and grow our feature on Birmingham's ever changing skyline. Enjoy our feature!

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Projects with passion deliver real change with positive social and economic impact

FreeTimePays digital channel supports impact focused projects and initiatives that help people and organisations realise their dreams.

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Selfridges, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

The Selfridges building is one of Birmingham's most distinctive landmarks and is one of the City's most photographed buildings. It was completed in 2003. 

 

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