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 [...]

Reaction to the terrorism alert on Hagley Road

The police raid near the Ivy Bush on Hagley Road understandably caused much consternation in the local community. The nearest school, St George’s C of E Primary backs onto the area where a police exclusion zone was put in place. TNT News visited the school and spoke to pupils and staff, and discovered pupils were [...]

Tree Planters in action

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

Chamberlain Gardens outdoor gym

The Chamberlain Gardens outdoor gym has proved to be really popular since it opened in May. TNT met Ladywood boxer, Craig Cunningham and he gave a few tips on how to use the equipment.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

Tonight In Ladywood – April 2013

News of a new bus route, No 10H, that has replaced the No 8 along Monument Road, pictures from the Easter Parade that was held at the Health & Community Centre and a preview of a story that we are working on about safety on public transport. [tubepress]

We Will Remember Them

Highlights of the 2012 Remembrance celebrations featuring the rededication of the Hall of Memory gardens, the railway service at Moor Street station and the Hall of Memory celebrations from Broad Street. There is also a look back to the removal of the Colonnades from Broad Street in 1990

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: THE WAY WE WERE: 20 years ago – December 1991

Christmas highlights from December 1991 featuring TNT’s coverage of the switching on of the Christmas tree lights at the International Convention Santa, er, Centre, with pupils from George Dixon Junior School and the Lord Mayor, Councillor Bill Turner. Also pupils from Nelson School were joined by councillors Pat Sever and Bryan Bird to celebrate the […]

Tonight In Ladywood – December 2011

Extracts from films made in 1959 and 1965 about redevelopment in Ladywood. They are from the MACE archive. TNT reporters, Kane and Nikiesha, recently appeared on BBC Radio WM with Carl Chinn, find out what they said! Pushkin, a cat at the Oratory has written a book and Princess Michael of Kent joined TNT at […]

Tonight In Ladywood – October 2012

Part One A report on the August 2011 riots in Birmingham with an interview with Shabana Mahmood, Ladywood’s MP and film of the service held in Summerfield Park for the people killed in Winson Green. There is an update on the Reeves Badges Co of Tenby Street, also a feature on Artsfest and a campaign […]

Tonight In Ladywood – May 2011

In this edition we visit Reeves Badges in the Jewellery Quarter which is closing down after being in business for 101 years. We also look at how people in Ladywood celebrated the Royal Wedding and feature the new gardening project in Civic Close. There is an Easter Eggstra and a strange work of art in […]

Tonight In Ladywood – March 2011

In this edition we feature youth provision in Ladywood and look at T S Vernon, Sport4life and the St John’s ambulance brigade cadets. We find out about a new fire vehicle at Ladywood Fire Station and feature the 70th anniversary of a World War II bombing raid over Camden Grove. There is also news of […]

Tonight In Ladywood : Oct – Nov 2010

In this programme we feature the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Oratory Church, the Ladywood area in bloom, the Jewellery Quarter Farmer’s Market and look at the Ladywood Crime & Safety Conference. There is also some exclusive news about the latest idea to build a swimming pool on Ladywood. So watch the programme […]