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 […]

Vaisakhi Sikh Holiday

Vaisakhi is the holiest day in the Sikh faith calendar. A special ceremony was held and TNT caught up with the celebration on Soho Road. April 2014

The day the Queen made an Easter visit to Birmingham

25 years ago at Easter 1989 the Queen visited St Philip’s Cathedral on Colmore Row to distribute the Maundy Money. This is special coinage which the monarch distributes to retired people in recognition of their service to the church. Ladywood School News (now TNT News) compiled this special report.  

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.

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.

A really big blast from the past!

There was a lot of TNT in the air when a block of flats on Icknield Port Road was demolished. This is now the site of Summerfield Police Station. This is what happened ten years ago in February 2004 when Flint Tower was blown down.

Rain, rain go away…

In some parts of the country January was the wettest month on record and we have the wettest weather presenter ever!

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?

Chamberlain Gardens Improvements

Work is underway to make improvements to the parkland and open space at Chamberlain Gardens. People who live and work in the area would like to see better benches, improved play equipment and repairs to paths. A consultation meeting was held at the Deaf Centre and TNT was there.

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. […]

Longest Christmas Cracker Chain in the World!

749 people in a line at Brindleyplace all pulled a cracker at the same time, and BANG! They cracked the world record for most people  in the ‘World’s Longest Christmas Cracker Pulling Chain’. The previous record chain was made up of 603 people, so Birmingham easily broke the record.

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.

Progress at Coffin works

Work is progressing at the former Newman Bros. Coffin Furniture Works on Fleet Street, Birmingham. The Victorian building is currently being restored and will open as a museum in August next year.

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.

William McGregor and the Football League

125 years ago, in September 1888 the first games were played in the Football League. It was set up by William Mc Gregor. TNT reporters discovered he had great links with Birmingham.

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 […]