Doorstep History October 2017

This edition of Doorstep History is presented from the police lock up on Steelhouse Lane and looks at the plans for the future of the building and includes interviews with attendees at an Open Day held in October 2017. There is a feature on PC Snipe, a policeman who killed whilst serving his community 120 [...]

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 [...]

Doorstep History S3, Ep3

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Doorstep History S3, Ep2

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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 [...]

Tree Planters in action

Pupils from Oratory School worked with Trees for Life to plant eight new trees on Chamberlain Gardens. December 2014

Community Clean-up isn’t rubbish!

Residents and friends of the St Mark’s estate near the National Indoor Arena held a community event at which around 200 bags of rubbish and litter were collected.

Our changing weather…

So far 2014 has been really wet and mild. This time last year we were experiencing freezing conditions. TNT moved to a new studio in an igloo! It was a state of the art purpose built new studio erected in the grounds of Oratory School! Remember this?

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 […]

Dragonboat racing festival 2013

Brindleyplace was the venue for the annual Dragonboat racing festival, held on Saturday 22 June 2013. Organisers hope to raise over £40,000 for charity. TNT soaked up the action!

The younger generation hit the right notes!

Generation Ladywood is a major musical project which was held at Symphony Hall in June 2013. The choirs and musicians from ten local primary schools took part in the event which raised the profile of schools in the area and helped foster links between the schools and Town Halll/Symphony Hall. This is a five minute […]

Victoria Square 20th Anniversary

Diana, The Princess of Wales, officially re-opened Victoria Square in May 1993. It was the end of a major redevelopment of the area that TNT followed from the start. We filmed the construction of the ‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’, the renovation of the statue of Queen Victoria and look out for a dog called.Ebony. 20 […]

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