Doorstep History programme 39 – August 2018

 This edition of Doorstep History features the West Midlands Police lock-up on Steelhouse Lane. There are exciting and ambitious plans to turn the building in to a new museum for West Midlands Police. We met up with coordinator of the project, Corinne Brazier, and she talks about the plans and progress so far on [...]

Doorstep History Programme 37 – June 2018

This edition of Doorstep History comes to you from Spring Hill Library as it celebrates another birthday, a magnificent 125 years. Look out for our 'Construction Reconstruction!' Also in this programme, we are with Queen Victoria as she visits Birmingham to see her statue being given a clean-up and we look back 75 years to [...]

Doorstep History Programme – May 2018

 This edition commemorates the history and changing face of Birmingham's Wholesale Market as it prepares to close and move to a new site in Witton and we visit the Wythall Transport Museum to see a 1913 double decker bus. Other stories you may like! .vc_custom_1419329305433{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.5) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;} May 10, 2019Commonwealth Games Village [...]

Doorstep History October 2017

This edition of Doorstep History is presented from the police lock up on Steelhouse Lane and looks at the plans for the future of the building and includes interviews with attendees at an Open Day held in October 2017. There is a feature on PC Snipe, a policeman who killed whilst serving his community 120 [...]

The Velo Cycle Ride 24 September 2017 – Part Two

The Velo cycle ride on 24 September 2017 is expected to raise millions of pounds for various charity groups. TNT News spoke to four of the participants about their reasons for taking part in the 100-mile ride. Adam and Liz Rudkin, Tim Tranter and well known West Midlands sporting star and fundraiser, Geoff Thomas. Advertise [...]

The Velo Cycle Ride – Part One

15,000 people are expected to take part in the Velo Cycle ride through the West Midlands on Sunday 24 September 2017. One of those taking part is well known West Bromwich Albion man Darren Moore. He spoke to TNT News about why he was going to be doing it, and about his training in the [...]

Metro extension fully open

Metro trams started running from Grand Central on Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2016, so completing the extension from Snow Hill and Bull Street. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Ozzy Osbourne unveils new metro

Birmingham born musician Ozzy Osbourne was in Birmingham to unveil a metro tram that has been named after him. TNT reporters Tegan Harding and Thana Halford compiled this report for TNT News and Big Centre TV. 26 May 2016 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); [...]

Chewing gum meets sticky end!

A  new machine is been used to remove the menace of chewing gum. TNT reporter A J reports from Victoria Square in Birmin-gum. March 2016 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Last old style Metro tram taken out of service

Lois and AJ were delighted to travel on the last ever journey made by one of the Metro’s original trams. TNT travelled from Snow Hill to the Wednesbury depot and found out about the replacement trams.

The smallest coffee shop in Great Britain

An enterprising young Birmingham born businessman has set up his own coffee shop in a telephone box! Yes, that’s right, in a telephone box! It is located in Eden Place which is off Colmore Row right next door to the Council House in Victoria Square. Amari went to meet Jake, who runs the smallest coffee […]

Birmingham City Council wheelie bin roll-out

Wheelie bins are coming to Hall Green, Hodge Hill and Yardley districts in the autumn on 2014. TNT News Team produced a video telling you all you need to know about the bins – and how to use them. For more information please visit

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.

Commonwealth Relay Baton reaches Birmingham

The Queen’s Relay Baton passed through Birmingham on its way to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. TNT News caught up with former swimming champion Adam Ruckwood, the man who carried the baton, and we also spoke to the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

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 […]

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 […]

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?

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 […]