A new eco friendly bike scheme has opened on Cambrian Wharf. For a small fee cyclists can leave their bikes at a barge and pick them up again after work, so cutting down on using cars and vans. The bikes are looked after by disadvantaged people, the fee paid by the cyclist goes towards giving […]
A model has been unveiled of a statue to three former West Bromwich Albion players who were role models for black players in the late 1970s. Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson became known as ‘The Three Degrees’. TNT interviewed Cyrille, and also Jim Cadman, a businessman who is helping to run the project, […]
Olympic bronze medallist, Kristian Thomas, returned home to Earl’s Gymnastic Club in Halesowen on 21 August 2012. He was mobbed by an enthusiastic crowd and appeared live on BBC Midlands Today. His gymnastic routine at London 2012 helped Team GB win its first Olympic team gymnastics medal for a century. Well done, Kristian.
We know you’ve all heard this before, but … there is a new plan for a swimming pool to replace Monument Road Baths. The olympic pool plan for a site near Nelson School has sunk with out trace, but the latest plan for the Icknield Port Loop includes a community sports area that could well […]
The Queen reigns over us and the rain rained over us too, but that didn’t stop TNT ‘s soggy reporters filming many of the Diamond Jubilee events in June 2012. Look out for the picnic at Oratory Primary School, the Big Picnic held indoors at St Philip’s Cathedral and the Bank Holiday Monday procession from […]
This week various companies began to make bids to run a new TV station for Birmingham. We followed one of the bidders, City TV Broadcasting, as they made a promotional video and we found out about their plans for a TV station that will cover the city.
The bottom of the Atlantic Ocean is a long way from Ladywood, but in this story TNT reporters visit Warstone Lane Cemetery where a local businessman, William Edward Hipkins, who went down with the ill fated ship is commemorated on a family tomb. We discover the size of the Titanic and find out if it […]
The Ladywood History Group’s MADE IN LADYWOOD’ mini museum moves from Ladywood Arts & Leisure Centre at 10.15am on Friday 30 March 2012 with the help of a 1954 Birmingham City Transport double decker bus. What a wonderful time we had today meeting everyone with Yardley Wood Bus Club’s beautiful old bus. Thank you to […]
230 soldiers representing five Regiments of the army were in Victoria Square to receive the Freedom of the City. It was Birmingham’s way of saying thank you to them for the work they do in this country and overseas. We interviewed the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anita Ward, and her son Lance Sergeant Vince Hockley. He was badly […]
In the build up to the 2012 Olympic Games Birmingham will welcome the track and field teams from the USA and Jamaica. In this, our first Olympic Report, we meet the US team coaches as they visit their adopted home at the Alexander Stadium and find our why the council wanted to attract them to […]
We are sad to report the death of Father Gregory of the Oratory Church. This report contains an extract from an interview conducted in 2009 and there are tributes from a number of parishioners.
A special report recorded at the Tree of Life memorial in the Bull Ring on 11 11 11 at 11am. A unique date on a day to remember.
Ladywood has always been known as an industrial area. Large factories employed thousands of workers. During World War I many women took up employment in the factories helping to manufacture items that were vital for the War Effort. Belliss & Morcom made steam compressors and munitions, whilst other companies like Bulpitt & Sons, which made […]
This special programme celebrates the Pope’s visit to Birmingham in September 2010. There are exclusive features on the life and work of Cardinal John Henry Newman. The eight minute programme includes photographs and film submitted by TNT viewers, and together with TNT film, it provides a unique flavour of a once in a life time […]
TNT has been lucky enough to meet Johnson Beharry VC who won his award for two outstanding acts of bravery whilst in Iraq. In this ten minute TNT News Special Report Johnson tells his remarkable story. A reporter on the national Afro Caribbean newspaper ‘The Voice’ saw extracts of the interview with Johnson Beharry VC […]
Deacon Jack Sullivan from Boston USA, who was cured of a crippling spinal disease after praying to Cardinal Newman, founder of the Oratory Church, visited Ladywood on 11 November 2009. In an exclusive interview with TNT he told how the Vatican earlier this year approved the cure as a miracle and Newman is likely to […]
This was held on the weekend of 12-13 September 2009. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Wilkes unveiled a restored memorial to the Tangye family. The Tangyes were manufacturers in Birmingham and they made a name for themselves all over the world. The steamship Great Eastern was launched with the help of hydraulic jacks made by the […]
Ed Miliband MP for Climate Change visited the Summerfield Eco village. We do not often get government ministers in Ladywood so TNT was determined to be there. We managed to get an exclusive interview with him. He seemed really keen in what he was talking about and was interested in what we do at TNT […]
Experts have revealed, during a major archaeological dig, that the remains of around 300 World War I soldiers are likely to be discovered at Fromelles in northern France. The remains of a number of bodies have already been discovered and various artefacts uncovered and identified. Most of the bodies are likely to be Australian and […]