Doorstep History programme 40 September 2018

his edition of Doorstep History comes from the Hall of Memory as it reopens after being closed during the work to redesign Centenary Square.  We feature the reopening ceremony and look at the history of the building. Cllr Ian Ward, leader of the city council and Paul Ellis, curator of the Hall of Memory give [...]

Ladywood 50 years ago

TNT reporters have looked at a series of photographs of Ladywood to see how the area has changed.  The photos from the collection of the Ladywood History Group shows the area as it looked 50 years ago in March 1968. A selection of the photos can be seen in the local history area at Spring [...]

Footballer Duncan Edwards

60 years ago this month Dudley born footballer Duncan Edwards died in the Munich plane crash. Here we look back to last year when Bobby Charlton unveiled a blue plaque to honour Duncan on what would have been his 80th birthday. This report by Norman Bartlam was first shown on Big Centre TV. Advertise On [...]

Ladywood man’s bees idea creates a buzz

Former Ladywood School pupil, Darren Welcome, has embarked on an unusual career. He is involved in a business which rents out beehives to people and groups who are interested in bees and helping the environment. Norman caught the buzz and went to meet him as he set up two hives in Digbeth Community Garden.  This [...]

Metro extension fully open

Metro trams started running from Grand Central on Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2016, so completing the extension from Snow Hill and Bull Street. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5&appId=109975615737090"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Ozzy Osbourne unveils new metro

Birmingham born musician Ozzy Osbourne was in Birmingham to unveil a metro tram that has been named after him. TNT reporters Tegan Harding and Thana Halford compiled this report for TNT News and Big Centre TV. 26 May 2016 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id [...]

HMS Hood sunk 75 years ago

This week sees the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the navy's biggest ship in WWII, HMS Hood. It was sunk by the Bismark on 24 May 1941 and that ship was attacked and sunk three days later. There were a number of men from the West Midlands on board the Hood and they are commemorated [...]

In Our House, S4 – Episode 6

Join the kids from TNT Ladywood school for their weekly magazine programme. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5&appId=109975615737090"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

TNT Exclusive from inside the Channel Tunnel!

Emily travelled at 90 mph, over 200 feet beneath the English Channel, whilst sitting in the driver's cab of a Euro tunnel train. This is her in depth report! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5&appId=109975615737090"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Princess opens Dudley Canal Tunnel centre

The Princess Royal visited the Dudley Canal Tunnel centre to officially open their £3m visitors' centre. She toured the building , met pupils from Wren's Nest Primary School and went on a narrowboat trip into the limestone caverns beneath Dudley.  March 2016. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js [...]

Chewing gum meets sticky end!

A  new machine is been used to remove the menace of chewing gum. TNT reporter A J reports from Victoria Square in Birmin-gum. March 2016 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5&appId=109975615737090"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Northbrook Street canalside clean up

As part of the Clean for the Queen events, to celebrate her 90th birthday, numerous areas across the country are being cleaned up. One of the chosen spots is the canal bank off Northbrook Street/ Dudley Road. March 2016 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id [...]

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 [...]

The smallest coffee shop in Great Britain

An enterprising young Birmingham born businessman has set up his own coffee shop in a telephone box! Yes, that’s right, in a telephone box! It is located in Eden Place which is off Colmore Row right next door to the Council House in Victoria Square. Amari went to meet Jake, who runs the smallest coffee […]

Tree Planters in action

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

WWII Dornier

A German WWII Dornier aircraft is being cleaned up after it was lifted from the seabed. A former Ladywood schoolboy , Ken Collins, recalls seeing a Dornier over Spring Hill, Ladywood in 1940.