Residents and friends of the St Mark’s estate near the National Indoor Arena held a community event at which around 200 bags of rubbish and litter were collected.
TNT has obtained an exclusive interview with Rob Groves, he’s one of the men behind plans to redevelop the area around the old central library. After seeing this report anyone old enough to remember the late 1960s may start singing the hit song ‘If Paradise is half as nice (as it is planned)’ and from…
The city council is encouraging people to get fit and help reduce traffic congestion by cycling to work along roads, paths and canal towpaths. TNT reporters got on their bikes and met Councillor James Mackay (he’s the council’s ‘spokesman’) on the canal off Sheepcote Street.
There was a lot of TNT in the air when a block of flats on Icknield Port Road was demolished. This is now the site of Summerfield Police Station. This is what happened ten years ago in February 2004 when Flint Tower was blown down.
In some parts of the country January was the wettest month on record and we have the wettest weather presenter ever!
So far 2014 has been really wet and mild. This time last year we were experiencing freezing conditions. TNT moved to a new studio in an igloo! It was a state of the art purpose built new studio erected in the grounds of Oratory School! Remember this?
Work is underway to make improvements to the parkland and open space at Chamberlain Gardens. People who live and work in the area would like to see better benches, improved play equipment and repairs to paths. A consultation meeting was held at the Deaf Centre and TNT was there.
In England the night of 5/6 January is traditionally the time when Christmas decorations are taken down. In Spain it is one of the most magical nights of the year! Huge carnivals are held in towns and cities as the Three Kings (The Three Wise Men) arrive on huge floats and distribute sweets to children.…
749 people in a line at Brindleyplace all pulled a cracker at the same time, and BANG! They cracked the world record for most people in the ‘World’s Longest Christmas Cracker Pulling Chain’. The previous record chain was made up of 603 people, so Birmingham easily broke the record.
The Coffin Works, on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter, a building which is being turned into a museum, is to be featured in a television documentary on BBC1 called Restoring England’s Heritage. It is to be broadcast on BBC1 on Thursday 5 December 2013 at 7.30 pm. TNT News met the presenter of the…
TNT attended the official opening of the 2013 Christmas Market and spoke to the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mike Leddy and the Mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann.
Media studies students at St Paul’s School for Girls have started their own internal radio station. We went along to see the first broadcast which featured Matt Henry. He has appeared on the BBC TV programme The Voice.
Work is progressing at the former Newman Bros. Coffin Furniture Works on Fleet Street, Birmingham. The Victorian building is currently being restored and will open as a museum in August next year.
Dancing diggers and a Tina Turner lookalike were on hand at the official launch of the Brindleyplace development in September 1993. TNT was there …
We’ve been visiting modern buildings that can rival Birmingham’s new futuristic looking library and make people say ‘Wow! Look at that!’ At Zaandam near Amsterdam there are a number of buildings that got us talking. Send us your views on the development and let us know of futuristic buildings that you have seen.
125 years ago, in September 1888 the first games were played in the Football League. It was set up by William Mc Gregor. TNT reporters discovered he had great links with Birmingham.
Adopted Brummie, sixteen year old Malala Yousafzai, who was shot for her efforts to promote education in Pakistan, and treated for her injuries in Birmingham, was given the honour of opening the new Library of Birmingham in September 2013. Her speech was so well received that we have decided to replay the whole speech here…
The Library of Birmingham opened on 3 September 2013. Here are some of the highlights of the opening speeches and film of the first members of the public entering the £188 million building.
In the week that Gareth Bale was transferred for 100 m euros (£85m) Birmingham City recalled Britain’s first £1 million footballer when a new bar opened at St Andrews. It is packed with facts and figures about the career of Trevor Francis, one of the clubs greatest ever players.
One of the Metro trams has been painted in the colours of what was once known as Birmingham City Transport. It is 100 years since the cobalt blue and primrose yellow colour was first used. Older viewers will recall buses and old style trams were once all painted this colour. The tram is named Theresa…