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A brief history of Birmingham

Best known for being one of the heartlands of the industrial revolution, Birmingham has a history dating back to the Bronze Age. Evidence of burial mounds had been, but there was no accompanying evidence of any settlements.

Accommodation for visitors in Birmingham

Birmingham might seem an unlikely city for anyone to visit. However, being the home of the International Convention Centre (ICC), the National Indoor Arena (NIA) and a Symphony Hall of international acclaim are just three things that attract visitors

Business and Industry in Birmingham

Up until the late 20th century Birmingham was not only geographically the heart of the nation, it was also the industrial heart and engine of the nation with an output centred on its numerous engineering works.

Entertainment, Restaurants, Bars in Birmingham

With the exception of two of the city's theatres, most of the night-life in Birmingham is centred on the Broad Street area, which includes the International Convention Centre, the National Indoor Arena, the Symphony Hall and the Repertory Theatre.

The Geography of Birmingham

Birmingham is a metropolitan borough of the West Midlands and a unitary authority in its own right. However, it also still retains historic links with the counties of; Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire to which its suburbs once belonged.

Social aspects of living in Birmingham

Birmingham is an ethnically diverse city which celebrates the festivities of all the cultures and religions that are to be found in the city. Just as the traditional holidays of Christmas and Easter are celebrated so are many more.

Recreational and sports amenities in Birmingham

Apart from the well known sports teams that play in the city, there are few cities in Europe that can lay claim to having hosted such a wide variety of European and International sports championships that Birmingham can.

Transport in and around Birmingham

Birmingham used to be the city of the car, to the extent that pedestrians in the city centre came a poor second. This is no longer true; Birmingham has inner and outer ring roads that keep traffic out of the way and an orbital motorway system.

Shopping in Birmingham

The UKs second city has shopping opportunities rivalled only by the capital, London. In recent years Birmingham has completely re-invigorated its city centre shopping areas and boasts over 1000 shops all within 20 minutes of each other.

Sightseeing in Birmingham

Perhaps surprisingly Birmingham does have a castle and a few truly ancient buildings alongside a lot of other attractions for visitors to see. The image of Birmingham as a dull industrialised city dominated by the car is simply no longer true.

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First Date Dos and Don'ts

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Date Ideas

The first date is not just about restaurants and movies. Here are some great first date ideas starting with the very cheap, moving through the more expensive right through to the extravagant, for when you win the lottery!

Get out there and flirt!

No matter what you think, to be a great flirt it's not necessary to be devastatingly attractive, rich, smooth, or good at fluttering your eyelashes.

How to attract a man

I remember my first job. There was this gorgeous guy working there. The only problem was I had never talked to him, but I knew I wanted him.

Chatroom dating

Chatrooms are a great place to meet potential friends, and perhaps lovers. Even better you don't have to dress up and pass visual inspection to go there.

Dating Tips for Men

This may sound cheeky but the worst thing you could do when going out on a date (specially if it is your first date with her) is to turn up unshaven, looking dirty and smelling.

Ending a bad date

The guy that you have fancied for ages has asked you out on a date and you've spent all day getting ready. Then when he turns up he looks like he's been dragged through a hedge backwards and that's just his hair.

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