A Blue Plaque is to be unveiled in honour of Julia Varley OBE in Bournville on 24 May. A suffragette and trade union activist, Julia Varley moved to Bournville in 1909 and set up a branch of the National Federation of Women Workers at the Cadbury factory.
Bournvillevillage.com has been given an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the new concourse at Birmingham New Street station. From late April the current concourse will close and commuters on the cross-city line will experience a whole new station.
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