Iron: Man – lifted out of Victoria Square!

The next phase in the expansion of the Midland Metro tram network officially got underway when one of Birmingham’s most iconic statues – Iron: Man – was lifted out of Victoria Square.  Iron: Man, which was erected in 1993 but is now standing in the direct path of the extension, will be given a clean [...]

Commemorating the death of Ladywood policeman 120 years ago

The bravery of our police officers has very much been in the news lately, and current officers of the law follow in the footsteps of those who performed their duties  in what we often assume were more gentle times. 120 years ago, in July 1897, a Birmingham police man, PC George Snipe, was killed whilst [...]

Reaction to the terrorism alert on Hagley Road

The police raid near the Ivy Bush on Hagley Road understandably caused much consternation in the local community. The nearest school, St George’s C of E Primary backs onto the area where a police exclusion zone was put in place. TNT News visited the school and spoke to pupils and staff, and discovered pupils were [...]

Deaf Awareness Week

The British Deaf Association has released a new film called 'Power in our Hands' which looks at how people in the deaf community have been portrayed over the years.  We met up with BDA historian, John Hay and looked at some films from the 1950s taken at their headquarters in Granville Street, Lee Bank. May 2016 (function(d, s, id) [...]

TNT Exclusive from inside the Channel Tunnel!

Emily travelled at 90 mph, over 200 feet beneath the English Channel, whilst sitting in the driver's cab of a Euro tunnel train. This is her in depth report! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5&appId=109975615737090"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Beacon Radio 40th Anniversary

Forty yeas ago in April 1976 Beacon Radio began broadcasting from studios in Wolverhampton. There have been a lot of changes since then, but the 40th anniversary of local radio in the city, was celebrated with a nostalgic reunion over the airwaves of wcr101.8fm. April 2016 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if [...]

Trams return to the streets of Birmingham

On Sunday morning 6 December 2015 trams ran on the streets of Birmingham for first time since 1953. The city once had a fleet of 843 trams but these were phased out as the bus system took over. Now nearly 60 years later the trams have returned as the Midland Metro track was extended from Snow Hill [...]

TNT’s Amari Bake-Off story

Amari Koryan, a Ladywood school girl has won the prestigious BBC Junior Bake Off final. Over 2,000 children entered and  40 entrants reached the televised heats. Amari won the final which has just been broadcast on CBBC. Being in  front of the TV cameras didn't concern Amari because she is a regular face on TNT's In [...]

The Queen unveils new Metro

Her Majesty The Queen visited Birmingham to officially open New Street Station and to see one of the new Metro trams which was parked at the new tram stop on Bull Street. November 2015

Birmingham German Christmas Market 2015

We catch up on the Birmingham German Christmas Market which is take place from Thursday, November 12, to Tuesday, December 22. We spoke to Birmingham Lord Mayor: Cllr Ray Hassall about the market and what It means to Birmingham.

Act of Remembrance 2015

Act of Remembrance 2015 Children from Cradley C of E School held a special service at their school and visited the local cemetery where there is a large wooden cross and an avenue of trees that was planted to commemorate the people of Cradley who served in World War I. The event was organised by the [...]

Last old style Metro tram taken out of service

Lois and AJ were delighted to travel on the last ever journey made by one of the Metro’s original trams. TNT travelled from Snow Hill to the Wednesbury depot and found out about the replacement trams.

The smallest coffee shop in Great Britain

An enterprising young Birmingham born businessman has set up his own coffee shop in a telephone box! Yes, that’s right, in a telephone box! It is located in Eden Place which is off Colmore Row right next door to the Council House in Victoria Square. Amari went to meet Jake, who runs the smallest coffee […]

Coffin Works opens…

After 15 years of hard work the Coffin Works museum on Fleet Street has finally opened. TNT News spoke to people who attended the official opening.

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.

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

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.