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.  

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.

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.

Coffin Works Update

This is the second in our series ‘AJ Meets’. Ajwannie visited the Coffin Works on Fleet Street and spoke to Suzanne Carter and Sarah Hayes. They are busy getting the building ready for a grand opening in September. This will be Birmingham’s latest visitor attraction, centred around a works where metal attachments such as crosses […]

Paradise Circus plans revealed…

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 […]

Cyclists to be encouraged to use canal towpaths…

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.

The Three Kings of Barcelona

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. […]

Coffin Works to be featured on BBC1

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 […]

The Frankfurt Christmas Market 2013

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.

Local school launches radio station

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.

Modern architecture in Zaandam near Amsterdam

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.

Malala Yousafzai: Her full speech

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 opening ceremony

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.  

Metro goes Retro!

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 […]

The new Library of Birmingham: Special Preview

The Library of Birmingham opens on Tuesday 3 September 2013. Brian Gambles who is the man in charge of the £188 million project gave TNT News an exclusive glimpse into the future. We hope you’ll be impressed!

The strange story of the Clonakilty Monkey

The strange story of the Clonakilty Monkey

In April 1943 an American bomber crashed landed near Clonakilty on the south west coast of Ireland. The crew and their mascot were saved. The mascot was a monkey and it became a local celebrity. Now a statue has been unveiled to remember the events of 70 years ago.