St Mark’s Estate 40th Birthday celebrations

On 21 May 2010 the residents’ association on St Mark’s Estate celebrated its fourteenth birthday with an event held on the playing field at Nelson School. Here are a few highlights of the day including the first official engagement undertaken by Ladywood’s newly elected Member of Parliament Shabana Mahmood.

World Exclusive Interview with Iraq VC winner Johnson Beharry

TNT has been lucky enough to meet Johnson Beharry VC who won his award for two outstanding acts of bravery whilst in Iraq. In this ten minute TNT News Special Report Johnson tells his remarkable story. A reporter on the national Afro Caribbean newspaper ‘The Voice’ saw extracts of the interview with Johnson Beharry VC […]

TNT News – April 2010 ‘Tonight in Ladywood’

An exclusive interview with Johnson Beharry VC who won his prestigious award in Iraq, As we approach the 70th anniversary of Dunkirk we report from the beaches and interview a veteran of the campaign, Ladywood born Herby Carter. The chaos caused by the Icelandic volcano and how a Ladywood teacher got back from Italy, plus […]

TNT News March 2010

The Blondin Statue on Ladywood Middleway: Find out what Blondin did at Edgbaston Reservoir in 1873. Fromelles, northern France: New Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery receives first burial of World War I victims. Two Ladywood men may be amongst 250 bodies being identified after being found in mass graves. Haiti: Oratory School pupils raise money […]

TNT News December 2009 Part Two

Climate Change Conference – What is happening in Ladywood? Ed Milliband at the Eco Village, Summerfield Prof. Rex Harris Of Birmingham University on an hydrogen powered barge. Keep fit Ladywood style : Exercise for elderly people at the Norman Power Centre Centenary of the Jewellery Quarter Fire Station building on Albion Street. Christmas 2009 : […]

TNT News December 2009 Part One

The opening of the new Summerfield Police Station on Icknield Port Road ( November 2009 ) Also a look at the eco friendly design of the building and a super fast tour around the new station.

Cardinal Newman Miracle Man Jack Sullivan Visits Oratory

Deacon Jack Sullivan from Boston USA, who was cured of a crippling spinal disease after praying to Cardinal Newman, founder of the Oratory Church, visited Ladywood on 11 November 2009. In an exclusive interview with TNT he told how the Vatican earlier this year approved the cure as a miracle and Newman is likely to […]

Tonight In Ladywood – October 2009 edition

This 12 minute October 2009 edition of Tonight in Ladywood Olympic pool update – Ladywood at War – Key Hill memorial and bats – Macmillan Coffee Morning Talent Show – Newman Heritage Project – TNT on BBC Radio WM – Tower Ballroom Blitz Ball Jewellery Quarter fire – TNT wins two awards

Albert Gill Ladywood VC winner

In October 1916 the London Gazette announced that Albert Gill of Ladywood was to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the most prestigious award for gallantry that can be presented to British & Commonwealth forces. Sergeant Gill paid with his life for his gallantry. He was killed in July 1916 at Delville Wood in France. TNT […]

The key points of Key Hill Cemetery Heritage Open Day

This was held on the weekend of 12-13 September 2009. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Wilkes unveiled a restored memorial to the Tangye family. The Tangyes were manufacturers in Birmingham and they made a name for themselves all over the world. The steamship Great Eastern was launched with the help of hydraulic jacks made by the […]

Blues v Villa match action that even Blues fans might enjoy!

Birmingham City v Aston Villa Sunday 13 September 2009. There were many empty seats at St Andrew’s for this local derby game. This was possibly because the tickets were so expensive. Some people paid £48 or maybe even more for tickets. For those of you who couldn’t afford to go, or didn’t want to pay […]

200th anniversary of the death of Matthew Boulton

It was 200 years ago to the day that Matthew Boulton died. Many thousands of people travel along Broad Street everyday and go past his statue without knowing anything about him. Now our film will help to tell people who he is and what he did. He was a wealthy, industrial person who helped to […]

Frankfurt Christmas Market 2012

TNT attended the opening of the Frankfurt Christmas Market which is based in Victoria Square. Stalls go along New Street and extend across Chamberlain Square, Centenary Way and into Centenary Square. Why not go along and join in the Christmas fun!

Remembering The Past

The huge 140 feet high First World War memorial at Thiepval, France was opened eighty years ago. This report notes some of the names of Birmingham people who are listed on it. They are just a few of the 72,000 people who were killed in the area that have no known grave. Most were killed […]