Birmingham’s Irish Centre has said there is “a sense of sadness and nostalgia” as it closes its city venue after 50 years.

Managers announced it will be moving from Digbeth to Kings Heath, more than a mile away, amid disagreements over regeneration with the city council.

“The area is changing rapidly,” manager Paul Owens said, “I’m afraid it’s time to move on”.

The new venue will incorporate a hotel, bar and Gaelic sports facilities.

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