A chilli TNT story !

Brindleyplace held its annual Chilli eating competition… The chillis got hotter and hotter and contestants dropped out. Lou Witterick, the last survivor was crowned Chiili Queen 2014.

Coffin Works ready for opening

Birmingham’s latest and most unusual tourist attraction, the Coffin Works, is almost ready to open. TNT went along to help the team to add the finishing touches to the displays. You can find more information here about the Coffin Works.

WWI pilot with Ladywood links

A former pupil of the old boarding school at the Oratory church on Hagley Road has been remembered at a ceremony in France. TNT visited an airfield at Glisy, Amiens exactly 100 years to the day that he landed there with the Royal Flying Corps.

The Dead Horse of St Andrews

The story of a dead horse and the curse of St Andrews is told by Rick Coleman, Birmingham City FC’s tour guide.

Birmingham City Council wheelie bin roll-out

Wheelie bins are coming to Hall Green, Hodge Hill and Yardley districts in the autumn on 2014. TNT News Team produced a video telling you all you need to know about the bins – and how to use them. For more information please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/wheeliebins

Memories of Evacuation

75 years ago this month war broke out and thousands of children were evacuated from Birmingham to villages in the countryside. Here are a few memories of former Ladywood children about the events of August and September 1939.

TNT News on BBC Midlands Today August 2014

BBC Midlands Today featured our WWI investigation into the story of former pilot and Oratory School pupil, Major Francis Fitzgerald Waldron. He was one of the first to land in France in August 1914.

Chamberlain Gardens outdoor gym

The Chamberlain Gardens outdoor gym has proved to be really popular since it opened in May. TNT met Ladywood boxer, Craig Cunningham and he gave a few tips on how to use the equipment.

TNT’s History Detectives in World War I investigation

TNT reporters have been set a challenge to discover the story behind a number of plaques on the wall of the Oratory Church. They relate to former pupils of the school who gave their lives in World War 1. Later this month the TNT team will visit France and Belgium to discover more about Major […]

The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes is a new tourist attraction in the Jewellery Quarter. Peter Smith is the man who set it up and Declan and Shannon went to meet him. They even helped to set up some of the exhibitions and displays!

Knife Bin at Five Ways

The mother of murdered Ladywood school girl Christina Edkins has unveiled a knife amnesty bin at Five Ways.  

Loom Bands Craze!

Youngsters from all over the country are becoming addicted to the latest craze: Loom Bands. Pupils at Oratory R C Primary School, Birmingham explain how to make the colourful fashion item that is sure to impress!

TNT | World Cup Report 2014

You may not be too keen to watch the action from England’s World Cup games, but these highlights from TNT News will make even the saddest England fan smile!

Metro Update

If you’ve been in the city centre recently I’m sure you’ve noticed the major roadworks along Corporation Street. The work is in connection with the Metro tram extension from Snow Hill to New Street Station. Hannah has been to see what is happening and take a peek into the future.

Remembering the World Cup of 2006

The World Cup is underway. here’s a chance to relive the highs and lows, well lows and lows actually, of World Cup 2006, as seen in this dramatic reconstruction, filmed at the Stadio de Oratory in, er, Ladywood.

D Day hero of Pegasus Bridge

Den Brotheridge of Smethwick was the first  British soldier killed as forces attacked Pegasus Bridge on D Day. TNT visited the scene to find out what happened and spoke to Madame Arlette Gondree. She was a child who lived near the bridge at the time. We also visited the nearby churchyard at Benouville.

D Day – The Ultimate Sacrifice

70 Years after the D Day landings and the troops who gave their lives are still remembered in cemeteries across northern France. TNT discovered a number of Brummies are commemorated at Ranville.

70th Anniversary of D Day

70 years ago this month thousands of troops stormed the beaches of northern France to begin the invasion which eventually led to the end of World War II. TNT visited one of the historic beaches, known as Gold Beach, at Arromanches, and discovered the remains of a temporary harbour can still be seen today.

Commonwealth Relay Baton reaches Birmingham

The Queen’s Relay Baton passed through Birmingham on its way to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. TNT News caught up with former swimming champion Adam Ruckwood, the man who carried the baton, and we also spoke to the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.