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.

Charlie Chaplin found in Waterville, County Kerry!

And now for something completely different … When touring the countryside of the Ring of Kerry on the south west coast of Ireland you wouldn’t expect to see a statue of Charlie Chaplin, but in the village of Waterville that’s exactly what you will see! Find out in this special report why the statue is […]

Fight for the Right: Birmingham Suffragettes

The story of suffragettes in Birmingham and their role in seeking the Vote for women is being told in a new film made by local historians and schoolchildren, supported by the HLF. The story of suffragettes in Birmingham and their role in seeking the Vote for women is being told in a new film made […]

Search for relatives of sunken sub crew ends in Ladywood!

A Ladywood man has been identified as being a member of crew on a Dutch submarine that sank off Norway in 1940. A major exploration is underway to find the wreck of the submarine O13. TNT has been invited to a wreath laying ceremony on a Royal Dutch Navy vessel in July.

The Universe of Sound

There is a great exhibition being held at the old bank on Broad Street near Symphony Hall. You can conduct an orchestra using creative digital technologies, play live and virtual instruments and learn about the roles of musicians and composers. It is something that everyone whatever their age can go and enjoy. You can take […]

Christina Edkins event raises £400

Ladywood schoolgirl, Christina Edkins, who was killed in a knife attack on a bus on Hagley Road was remembered at the NIA. An event held at their Sports and Leisure Centre, organised with Sport4Life and friends of Christina Edkins raised over £400 for her memorial fund and anti- knife crime work. Meanwhile TNT spoke to […]

West Brom In Ten Goal Thriller To End Season In Style

West Brom and Manchester United both scored five goals in one of the most entertaining games ever seen at The Hawthorns. This was Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1,500th and last match as manager of Manchester United, but it was West Brom’s hat trick hero Lukaku who stole the show. This is our look at what the […]

Middle Earth Weekend at Sarehole Mill

A festival honouring the life and work of J R R Tolkien within the area that inspired him during his early childhood was held at Sarehole Mill. TNT went along to meet creatures from Tolkien’s fantasy novels. May 2013

The Tolkien Society

At the Middle Earth Weekend TNT caught up with Shaun Gunner, chairman of the Tolkien Society, and asked him about the appeal of the fantasy author, J R R Tolkien. May 2013

May Procession at Oratory Church

A huge May Procession was held at Oratory Church on Sunday 5 May 2013. TNT presenter Mina Nixon had the honour of being the May Queen and she was in the procession that toured the streets of a sunny Ladywood.

New look for New Street Station and Liege

The new concourse has opened at New Street Station and everyone seems to think it is a vast improvement on the old station. If you’re impressed by it then you’ll certainly be impressed by the station that opened at Liege, Belgium in 2009. It was designed by an architect called Santiago Calatrava.

St. Patrick’s Day 2013

Around 85,000 people attended the third largest St Patrick’s Day Parade in the world which was held on the streets of Birmingham. TNT was there and here are our impressions of what was a great day.

TNT praised by local MP

Ladywood’s Member of Parliament, Shabana Mahmood stated: ‘TNT is fantastic’ when she appeared on the BBC Sunday Politics Midlands programme to talk about hyper local websites. The influential programme featured the work of TNT, using film captured whilst we filmed with the BBC for the earlier story shown on Midlands Today. January 2013

TNT featured on BBC Midlands Today

TNT not only reported the news, but made the news, when our work was featured on BBC Midlands Today. They recorded a feature about the work of local websites and decided to use TNT as an example of the good work that is produced by local sites in the digital age.

New Secondary School Plan For Ladywood

TNT reports from an area which has been highlighted as the location for a new secondary school in Ladywood.  The last secondary school closed in 1990. Now planners say there is a big increase in the birth rate and also plans for the area include a number of new family sized homes, all of which will increase demand […]

A Timely Reminder Of A War That Ended 110 Years Ago

Birmingham’s Boer War memorial was rededicated in December 2012 in a ceremony held in Cannon Hill Park. The memorial lists the names of over 500 Brummies who were killed in battles in Africa against Boer settlers, which ended in 1902. Joseph Chamberlain MP, the Colonial Secretary, signed the Peace Treaty to end the war. The […]

Mother Of Harry Moseley Switches On Brindleyplace Lights

The lights on the Christmas tree at Brindleyplace were switched on by Georgina Moseley, whose son, Harry, raised around £1 million for a cancer charity by making and selling bracelets. He, sadly, passed away from a brain tumour last year. 
 His mother is keeping the fund raising going and has launched
 TNT spoke to Georgina […]

The Pen Trade : Now And Then

In the Victorian era Joseph Gillott was a major producer of pen nibs. The trade declined and virtually disappeared from the Jewellery Quarter where Gillott was based. TNT has found that a new pen manufacturer called Jack Row is producing pens that have made headlines all around the world. You’ll be amazed at this … these […]

The Pen Room is featured on BBC TV

The BBC TV programme ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ visited the Pen Room in September 2012 to find out about Joseph Gillott. This story explains why they were interested in him and includes an exclusive interview with Michael Portillo, the presenter of the programme.