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A pelican watches a gull swooping in for a fish dish at Birdland Park and Gardens

Birdland Park and Gardens is a beaky blinder!

Graham Young visits a truly fowl attraction in the heart of the Cotswolds

Admire Mahachi, Tywana Riley, Rennae Richards and Mahdi Nait from Harborne Academy which held its prom at Horton Grange in Edgbaston.

School proms photos: Dressed to impress at the school year finale

Photos from schools in Harborne, Bournville, Acocks Green, Solihull, Castle Vale and more.

School Proms 2014: Keep your photos coming in!

See all the photos we've received so far this year - and your chance to make sure your school is among them

Review: Caitlin Moran Live: How To Build A Girl, at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Wolverhampton-born writer returns to the Midlands with a live show, reading passages from her new book and delivering a liberal dose of name-dropping

Pudsey The Dog: The Movie

Movie Review: Pudsey The Dog: The Movie (U)

Graham Young reviews Pudsey The Dog: The Movie.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

Movie Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (12A)

Andy Serkis makes another unforgettable return as Caesar, the chimpanzee with a rare desire to think things through.

Stratford Racecourse Family Race Day 2014. Emma Gallagher, Lisa Treadwell, Kate Sheward, all from Solihull

Photos: Birmingham Mail's Family Race Day at Stratford Racecourse

Hundreds of families enjoy a day out in the sunshine at the Mail's annual event in Warwickshire.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Movie review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (3D IMAX) (PG)

Visually-stunning sequel gets a bit bogged down by sub-plots

Chameleon in Victoria Square, Birmingham

Eating Out: Chameleon in Victoria Square, Birmingham

After some research we discovered that the bar, come restaurant, Chameleon was among the few that had a pre-threatre menu.

24 Carat Bistro in Warstone Lane, Birmingham

Eating Out: 24 Carat Bistro in Warstone Lane, Birmingham

24 Carat Bistro in Warstone Lane has been voted the best restaurant in Birmingham.

The Lazy Cow in Solihull

Eating Out: The Lazy Cow in Solihull

We all need a little TLC every now and again. But Grace Kelly meeting Lady Gaga doesn't really sound like a recipe for relaxation.

Muppets Most Wanted

Movie review: Muppets Most Wanted (U)

This film takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London.

The Voice Live Blog

The Voice semi-finals live: Latest news, updates and commentary, as it all happens on BBC 1

Enjoy tonight's show as it happens

Six Vintage Style Glass Bottles With Flowers £30, the Flower Studio at

Mother's Day: find the perfect gift for your special lady

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday so show yours how much you love her with a great gift. EMMA JOHNSON has plenty of ideas

Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Movie review: Captain America - The Winter Soldier (12A)

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to putthe world at risk.

Jane Clare: Young bloods are challenging our perceptions of French winemakers

Latest news and reviews for wine-lovers

Jo Lawry, Judith Hill, Lisa Fischer in Twenty Feet From Stardom

Movie review: 20 Feet From Stardom (12A)

The untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.


Minecraft: The gaming craze that has a generation of youngsters enthralled

Jane Costello enters the virtual world to find out what it’s all about

Marquez rioja

Andrew Campbell: Co-op wines have something for everyone

Latest news and views for wine-lovers

Charlotte Lebon, Pierre Niney in the film Yves Saint Laurent

Movie review: Yves Saint Laurent (15)

Paris, 1957. 21 year old Yves is catapulted to international stardom as the successor to Christian Dior who has recently died