Doorstep History programme 40 September 2018

This edition of Doorstep History comes from the Hall of Memory as it reopens after being closed during the work to redesign Centenary Square.  We feature the reopening ceremony and look at the history of the building. Cllr Ian Ward, leader of the city council and Paul Ellis, curator of the Hall of Memory give [...]

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 38 – July 2018

This edition of Doorstep History comes to you from The Roundhouse, the former stables on Sheepcote Street. We look at the history of the building and learn about the exciting plans for the future. A recent visitor to the stables was Joey, best known as the star of the Hippodrome's stage production of Warhorse, a [...]

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 [...]

The Birmingham Civic Society

The Birmingham Civic Society, which is celebrating its centenary this year has unveiled a blue plaque honouring Gilbert Barling, its first chairman, who was a distinguished surgeon in the city. The event was held at St Augustine's church in Edgbaston in February 2018. Advertise On TNT News Latest .vc_custom_1479155416419{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #0c0c0c !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}.vc_custom_1455907485968{border-radius: [...]

Footballer Duncan Edwards

60 years ago this month Dudley born footballer Duncan Edwards died in the Munich plane crash. Here we look back to last year when Bobby Charlton unveiled a blue plaque to honour Duncan on what would have been his 80th birthday. This report by Norman Bartlam was first shown on Big Centre TV. Advertise On [...]

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 [...]

Commemorating the death of Ladywood policeman 120 years ago

The bravery of our police officers has very much been in the news lately, and current officers of the law follow in the footsteps of those who performed their duties  in what we often assume were more gentle times. 120 years ago, in July 1897, a Birmingham police man, PC George Snipe, was killed whilst [...]

Doorstep History S4, Ep1

This episode of Doorstep History features  a tour of Soho House in Handsworth in the company of Matthew Boulton! Also there is a feature on local radio in Wolverhampton at WCR101.8FM and the former Beacon Radio. (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); [...]

Ladywood man’s bees idea creates a buzz

Former Ladywood School pupil, Darren Welcome, has embarked on an unusual career. He is involved in a business which rents out beehives to people and groups who are interested in bees and helping the environment. Norman caught the buzz and went to meet him as he set up two hives in Digbeth Community Garden.  This [...]

Somme 100 Programme 2

The news from this week in 1916 presented in the same format as Big Centre TV’s  Big Magazine 2016. Programme 2 of 6 (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'));

Somme 100 Programme 1

Somme 100 is a series of programmes produced by TNT News and Big Centre TV to commemorate the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. The build up begins with news bulletins from the last week of June 1916 using real news stories from the newspapers of the period. The programme is [...]

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'));

Beacon Radio 40th Anniversary

Forty yeas ago in April 1976 Beacon Radio began broadcasting from studios in Wolverhampton. There have been a lot of changes since then, but the 40th anniversary of local radio in the city, was celebrated with a nostalgic reunion over the airwaves of wcr101.8fm. April 2016 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if [...]

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 […]

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.