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Vehicle+hire+schemes+in+Birmingham
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Vehicle hire schemes in Birmingham

We had Car2Go Smartcar's all around Birmingham during 2013 to 2014 (it didn't last long). And we now have Voi e-scooters in the City Centre. How long will this trial last?

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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%2c+Birmingham
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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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Conventions+at+The+NEC+Birmingham
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Conventions at The NEC Birmingham

While any kind of event is unlikely now at The NEC, they used to happen before the pandemic. Such as Destination Star Trek and MCM Birmingham Comic Con.

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Acocks+Green+Recreation+Ground%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Acocks Green Recreation Ground, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Acocks Green Recreation Ground was one of several pieces of land donated to Yardley Rural District Council by the Yardley Charity Estates in October 1898.

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The+BT+Tower+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The BT Tower - A Birmingham Gem!

The BT Tower is the tallest building in Birmingham. Completed in 1966. Located at 40 Lionel Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

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The+Wesleyan%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+City+architecture
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The Wesleyan, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

The Wesleyan is home to Wesleyan and General Assurance Society. It was built between 1988 to 1991 on the site of the former Gaumont Cinema.

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Introducing+Holiday+Inn+Express+(Arena+Central)%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Great+architecture
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Introducing Holiday Inn Express (Arena Central), Birmingham, UK - Great architecture

This 250-bed Holiday Inn Express Hotel opened on the Arena Central site in 2017. 

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Beetham+Tower+(Radisson+Blu+Hotel)%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+City+architecture
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Beetham Tower (Radisson Blu Hotel), Birmingham, UK - City architecture

Beetham Tower, home to Radisson Blu Hotel, is, at 400 ft, one of the tallest mixed-use towers in the City. A stunning fully glazed build, it is named after the developers Beetham.

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West+Heath+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+Wonderful+open+space!
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West Heath Park, Birmingham - A Wonderful open space!

West Heath Park is situated in West Heath, Birmingham, between Staple Lodge Road and Rednal Road.

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Arrow+Valley+Country+Park%2c+Redditch+-+A+Wonderful+open+space!
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Arrow Valley Country Park, Redditch - A Wonderful open space!

Arrow Valley Country Park is located in Redditch, Worcestershire.

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

The Golden Square is located between Vyse Street and Warstone Lane in the Jewellery Quarter.

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University+of+Birmingham+-+Joseph+Chamberlain+Memorial+Clock+Tower+known+as+%27Old+Joe%27
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University of Birmingham - Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower known as 'Old Joe'

'Old Joe' is the tallest free standing clock tower in the world, It is located in Chancellor's Court at the University of Birmingham and was built between 1900 and 1908.

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Utilita+Arena+Birmingham+-+Great+architecture
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Utilita Arena Birmingham - Great architecture

Utilita Arena Birmingham, previously known as Arena Birmingham, is host to many large sports events and concerts with a capacity of 15,800. Arena Birmingham opened in 1991.

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Newhall+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Newhall Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Newhall Square is located on Newhall Street in the Jewellery Quarter near the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

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Castle+Bromwich+Hall+Gardens+-+A+Solihull+gem!
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Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens - A Solihull gem!

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens is located in Castle Bromwich, Solihull. It is near Castle Bromwich Hall. 

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Holders+Lane+Woods%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Holders Lane Woods, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Holders Lane Woods is to be found in Selly Park and Moseley. The route along the Rea Valley and the River Rea runs alongside the wonderful open space and dog owners delight.

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

Waseley Hills Country Park is near south west Birmingham in Worcestershire. Main entrance from Gannow Green Lane, Rubery.

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Birmingham+Museum+Collection+Centre+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Birmingham Museum Collection Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Museum Collection Centre is a museum collection facility in Nechells, Birmingham on Dollman Street. Now run by the Birmingham Museums Trust (Birmingham City Council until 2012).

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Mill+Lodge+Park%2c+Solihull+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Mill Lodge Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Mill Lodge Park is in Solihull near Shirley. Also called the Colebrook Recreation Ground.

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Earlswood+Lakes%2c+Solihull+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Earlswood Lakes, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Earlswood Lakes is in Solihull. Canal feeder reservoirs to the Stratford-on-Avon Canal.

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

Newey Goodman Park is in Hall Green, Birmingham near the Stratford Road. Used to be a Recreation Ground / Open Space.

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Olton+Jubilee+Park%2c+Solihull+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Olton Jubilee Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Olton Jubilee Park was opened in the 1930s to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of George V.

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Langley+Hall+Park%2c+Solihull+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Langley Hall Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Langley Hall Park is close to Robin Hood Golf Club in Kineton Green, Solihull.

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Austin+Park%2c+Longbridge+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Austin Park, Longbridge - A wonderful open space!

Development of the new Austin Park began in 2012 and it opened in 2013 at Longbridge Town Centre.

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