The Library of Birmingham opening ceremony

The Library of Birmingham opened on 3 September 2013. Here are some of the highlights of the opening speeches and film of the first members of the public entering the £188 million building.  

Birmingham CIty FC remember Trevor Francis

In the week that Gareth Bale was transferred for 100 m euros (£85m) Birmingham City recalled Britain’s first £1 million footballer when a new bar opened at St Andrews. It is packed with facts and figures about the career of Trevor Francis, one of the clubs greatest ever players.

Metro goes Retro!

One of the Metro trams has been painted in the colours of what was once known as Birmingham City Transport. It is 100 years since the cobalt blue and primrose yellow colour was first used. Older viewers will recall buses and old style trams were once all painted this colour. The tram is named Theresa […]

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 […]

Fairground and animal memories at Edgbaston Reservoir

TNT has exclusive film of the days when there was a summer funfair at Edgbaston Reservoir and we have spoken to people who remember it . People have spoken of the days when lions, monkeys and other animals were on show there!

In Search of the River Rea

London is on the Thames, Paris on the Seine, Liverpool on the Mersey and Birmingham is on …. the river Rea! This is the story of the growth of Birmingham from humble origins on the river Rea at Digbeth.

Ladywood man remembered in WWII ceremony in Holland

A memorial service and wreath laying ceremony was held on a Dutch naval vessel on the North Sea to remember the 34 crew men who went down when a submarine sank off the coast of Norway in 1940. One of those people honoured was James Spettigue from Monument Road. TNT accompanied his surviving relatives to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ladywood man who survived crash in Lancaster bomber

This month is the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid. TNT met a Ladywood man, Ron Needle, who was a rear gunner in a Lancaster bomber which flew on similar raids across Germany. He survived a wartime crash and later met up with the people who rescued him from his burning plane.

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