Cycle Chain

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 […]

Drive In Cinema In Lightwoods Park

An American style drive in cinema was held at Lightwoods Park on 14 September 2012. 
Around 500 cars arrived to watch the film ‘Grease’ which was projected onto a huge 40 feet high blow up screen. It is thought that at least 1,200 people were there to see it. The event , organised by Friends […]

Music With A Difference – Artsfest 2012

A musical interlude provided by the West Midlands Barbershop Harmony Club. The quartet of singers performed in the Industrial Gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery during Artsfest in September 2012.

Statue Plans For Former West Bromwich Albion Players

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, […]

Well Done Kristian

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.

Ladywood Pool Plan To ‘Inspire A generation’

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 […]

In Our House Promo

TNT has been working with one of the bidders, City TV Broadcasting, and if they are successful in winning the licence TNT hopes to be able to present an hour long programme every Saturday morning. If that happens we’ll need to recruit more members to the production team. If you’re interested in joining us contact […]

This Month Now And Then

Some of the latest stories in brief featuring the Olympic torch on Spring Hill, the Armed Forced Day Parade and HM The Queen’s visit to Victoria Square. There is also a look back to events from this month in history including dancing diggers at Brindleyplace (1992), a litter pick by pupils from Ladywood School (1989) […]

Euro 2012 Report

See all the England goals as you’ve never seen them before with TNT’s exclusive footage from what looks like the Oratory School playing field!

Birmingham Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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 […]

Local TV Plan For Birmingham

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.

Ladywood Musician In Running For Concert Success

Top ten recording star and former Ladywood School pupil, Jaki Graham, will be headlining a concert at Symphony Hall to celebrate the 50th year of Jamaican independence in July. Special guests at the event will be members of the Jamaican Olympic squad who will be based in Birmingham whilst training for the Olympic Games. Another Ladywood musician, veteran […]

Birmingham Election Special 2012

TNT was at the Local Election Count and at the Mayoral Referendum. We got an exclusive interview with Sir Albert Bore, the leader of the Labour party and councillor for Ladywood.  Labour won the election and he will become the new Council leader. We asked him how this will help our future. Find out what […]

Centenary Of Sinking Of The Titanic

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 […]

A nostalgic trip along part of the No.8 Inner Circle. Bus Route.

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 […]

Soldiers Given Key Of The City

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 […]

Learning To Swim At Monument Road Swimming Baths

Rita and Eva Trentham, two former users of Monument Road baths talk about learning to swim. The interviews were conducted a few years ago, since then Eva has passed away, but thanks to TNT and the Ladywood History Group her memories live on. Eva talks about how her school friend at St John’s School, Lizzie […]

Unhappy Anniversary For Ladywood Baths

Ladywood’s Monument Road baths closed for the final time in February 1992, an amazing twenty years ago this month! The building was demolished in 1994 and since then local people have been campaigning to have a new baths built. This is how TNT presenter Darren Cannan reported the closure of the much loved baths in […]

TNT News Olympic Report – February 2012

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 […]

Death Of Father Gregory

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.