Campaigners in the Moseley district of Birmingham are calling on the city council to make more of the area’s links to the famous writer J.R.Tolkien. Tolkien, who wrote the epic trilogy Lord Of The Rings, and whose book The Hobbit is the best selling fiction book of the 20th century, lived in and around Moseley for most of his childhood. A Liberal Democrat activist, Martin Mullaney has drawn up a petition outlining six measures he’d like to see implemented, including the erection of a statue to the writer. [More]