Tonight In Ladywood – April 2013

News of a new bus route, No 10H, that has replaced the No 8 along Monument Road, pictures from the Easter Parade that was held at the Health & Community Centre and a preview of a story that we are working on about safety on public transport. [tubepress]

St. Patrick’s Day 2013

Around 85,000 people attended the third largest St Patrick’s Day Parade in the world which was held on the streets of Birmingham. TNT was there and here are our impressions of what was a great day.

What the papers say about the Pope

The Pope stunned everyone with his shock resignation announcement in February 2013. TNT reporters have a look to see what the papers said about the news that took Catholics from across the world by surprise.

Perrott’s Folly history revealed by TNT – 2002 Archive

Perrott’s Folly is getting some publicity over plans to improve the building and open it to the public. Ten years ago that was the plan … and we’re still waiting. At the time TNT compiled this report about the history of the building.

TNT praised by local MP

Ladywood’s Member of Parliament, Shabana Mahmood stated: ‘TNT is fantastic’ when she appeared on the BBC Sunday Politics Midlands programme to talk about hyper local websites. The influential programme featured the work of TNT, using film captured whilst we filmed with the BBC for the earlier story shown on Midlands Today. January 2013

TNT featured on BBC Midlands Today

TNT not only reported the news, but made the news, when our work was featured on BBC Midlands Today. They recorded a feature about the work of local websites and decided to use TNT as an example of the good work that is produced by local sites in the digital age.

Wheelie Bins For Brum

Birmingham has got a huge grant from the Government to help introduce wheelie bins to replace the hated black bags. Emily has been to talk to the councillor in charge of talking rubbish, James McKay, and in the first part of the interview they talk about how wheelie bins will be encourage recycling.

Spring Hill Library 120 Years Old

TNT worked with the Ladywood History Group, Year 5 pupils from Oratory R C Primary School, Staff at Spring Hill Library to celebrate the 120th birthday of one of Birmingham’s greatest Victorian buildings. TNT presented a news bulletin based on stories that were in the local press in January of 120 years ago and this was shown to […]

New Secondary School Plan For Ladywood

TNT reports from an area which has been highlighted as the location for a new secondary school in Ladywood.  The last secondary school closed in 1990. Now planners say there is a big increase in the birth rate and also plans for the area include a number of new family sized homes, all of which will increase demand […]

And Finally…

The final TNT programme of 2012 features some of the Christmas activities that have taken place and there is a huge cracker that appeared on the City Centre Gardens site in 1992. And finally … there are a few of the out-takes from 2012. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

A Timely Reminder Of A War That Ended 110 Years Ago

Birmingham’s Boer War memorial was rededicated in December 2012 in a ceremony held in Cannon Hill Park. The memorial lists the names of over 500 Brummies who were killed in battles in Africa against Boer settlers, which ended in 1902. Joseph Chamberlain MP, the Colonial Secretary, signed the Peace Treaty to end the war. The […]

Mother Of Harry Moseley Switches On Brindleyplace Lights

The lights on the Christmas tree at Brindleyplace were switched on by Georgina Moseley, whose son, Harry, raised around £1 million for a cancer charity by making and selling bracelets. He, sadly, passed away from a brain tumour last year. 
 His mother is keeping the fund raising going and has launched HelpHarryHelpOthers.org.uk
 TNT spoke to Georgina […]

The Pen Trade : Now And Then

In the Victorian era Joseph Gillott was a major producer of pen nibs. The trade declined and virtually disappeared from the Jewellery Quarter where Gillott was based. TNT has found that a new pen manufacturer called Jack Row is producing pens that have made headlines all around the world. You’ll be amazed at this … these […]

S Petrov Aston Villa Captain’s Leukaemia Match

Former Ladywood School pupil Dean Dodd, who was on the first TNT video, then Ladywood School News, in 1986, won a charity auction to play a match against a Villa Lions & Legends XI raising money for Leukaemia research. Aston Villa captain Stilyan ‘Stan’ Petrov was diagnosed with Leukaemia earlier this year and he attended […]

We Will Remember Them

Highlights of the 2012 Remembrance celebrations featuring the rededication of the Hall of Memory gardens, the railway service at Moor Street station and the Hall of Memory celebrations from Broad Street. There is also a look back to the removal of the Colonnades from Broad Street in 1990

The Pen Room is featured on BBC TV

The BBC TV programme ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ visited the Pen Room in September 2012 to find out about Joseph Gillott. This story explains why they were interested in him and includes an exclusive interview with Michael Portillo, the presenter of the programme.

Cycle Chain

A new eco friendly bike scheme has opened on Cambrian Wharf. For a small fee cyclists can leave their bikes at a barge and pick them up again after work, so cutting down on using cars and vans. The bikes are looked after by disadvantaged people, the fee paid by the cyclist goes towards giving […]

Drive In Cinema In Lightwoods Park

An American style drive in cinema was held at Lightwoods Park on 14 September 2012. 
Around 500 cars arrived to watch the film ‘Grease’ which was projected onto a huge 40 feet high blow up screen. It is thought that at least 1,200 people were there to see it. The event , organised by Friends […]

Music With A Difference – Artsfest 2012

A musical interlude provided by the West Midlands Barbershop Harmony Club. The quartet of singers performed in the Industrial Gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery during Artsfest in September 2012.

Statue Plans For Former West Bromwich Albion Players

A model has been unveiled of a statue to three former West Bromwich Albion players who were role models for black players in the late 1970s. Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson became known as ‘The Three Degrees’. TNT interviewed Cyrille, and also Jim Cadman, a businessman who is helping to run the project, […]