Doorstep History – programme 43 | May 2019

The Three Degrees This programme comes from New Square in West Bromwich on the day a bronze statue was unveiled commemorating three former West Bromwich Albion players: Cyrille Regis, Brendon Batson and Laurie Cunningham. The programmes also use archive footage of Cyrille and Brendon talking about racism in football, the service to celebrate the life [...]

Commonwealth Games Village | 8th May 2019

Work got underway at the site of the Athletes' Village in Perry Barr as Birmingham took another huge step towards holding the Commonwealth Games in July and August 2022. May 2019 Other stories you may like! July 8, 2019Doorstep History programme 45June 8, 2019Doorstep History programme 44 June 2019 – Part OneNovember 5, 2018Doorstep History [...]

Doorstep History programme 42 November 2018

On 21 November 2018 a new memorial was unveiled to the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings of November 1974. This special programme features the ceremony which was held on the concourse at New Street Station and we speak to the spokesman for the pub bomb victims, Julie Hambleton. Other stories you may like! July [...]

Doorstep History Programme 36 June 2018

In this edition of Doorstep History, we visit the Lickey Hills as the Birmingham Civic Society commemorates its centenary by undertaking a tree planting scheme, organised by Geoff Cole of the society’s Trees for Life scheme. As the football season comes to an end we have memories of Jeff Astle, the former West Bromwich Albion [...]

The Birmingham Civic Society

The Birmingham Civic Society, which is celebrating its centenary this year has unveiled a blue plaque honouring Gilbert Barling, its first chairman, who was a distinguished surgeon in the city. The event was held at St Augustine's church in Edgbaston in February 2018. Advertise On TNT News Latest Doorstep History programme 45

The Velo Cycle Ride 24 September 2017 – Part Two

The Velo cycle ride on 24 September 2017 is expected to raise millions of pounds for various charity groups. TNT News spoke to four of the participants about their reasons for taking part in the 100-mile ride. Adam and Liz Rudkin, Tim Tranter and well known West Midlands sporting star and fundraiser, Geoff Thomas. Advertise [...]

The Velo Cycle Ride – Part One

15,000 people are expected to take part in the Velo Cycle ride through the West Midlands on Sunday 24 September 2017. One of those taking part is well known West Bromwich Albion man Darren Moore. He spoke to TNT News about why he was going to be doing it, and about his training in the [...]

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

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

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.