This Remembrance Week issue contains stories from both WWI and WWII which have a local interest. The other main topic is the World Cup with a look back to the events of 1966 and 1982.
This programme comes to you from Centenary Square in the centre of Birmingham on the day it was officially reopened following a near £15 million redevelopment. Other stories you may like!
This programme is presented from the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas on the day we commemorated the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge led the tributes. Local veterans speak to us about their experiences of being on the Normandy beaches during June and July 1944.
The news from this week in 1916 presented in the same format as Big Centre TV’s Big Magazine 2016. Programme 2 of 6
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 trams started running from Grand Central on Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2016, so completing the extension from Snow Hill and Bull Street.
The British Deaf Association has released a new film called ‘Power in our Hands’ which looks at how people in the deaf community have been portrayed over the years. We met up with BDA historian, John Hay and looked at some films from the 1950s taken at their headquarters in Granville Street, Lee Bank. May 2016
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.
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Two TNT News reporters, Lola and Roberto discovered the grave of their great grandfather in a CWGC cemetery at Havrincourt.
Hannah went on the Birmingham Big Buz for an interesting trip around our city.
The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes is a new tourist attraction in the Jewellery Quarter. Peter Smith is the man who set it up and Declan and Shannon went to meet him. They even helped to set up some of the exhibitions and displays!
The mother of murdered Ladywood school girl Christina Edkins has unveiled a knife amnesty bin at Five Ways.
Youngsters from all over the country are becoming addicted to the latest craze: Loom Bands. Pupils at Oratory R C Primary School, Birmingham explain how to make the colourful fashion item that is sure to impress!
The World Cup is underway. here’s a chance to relive the highs and lows, well lows and lows actually, of World Cup 2006, as seen in this dramatic reconstruction, filmed at the Stadio de Oratory in, er, Ladywood.
Den Brotheridge of Smethwick was the first British soldier killed as forces attacked Pegasus Bridge on D Day. TNT visited the scene to find out what happened and spoke to Madame Arlette Gondree. She was a child who lived near the bridge at the time. We also visited the nearby churchyard at Benouville.
70 Years after the D Day landings and the troops who gave their lives are still remembered in cemeteries across northern France. TNT discovered a number of Brummies are commemorated at Ranville.
70 years ago this month thousands of troops stormed the beaches of northern France to begin the invasion which eventually led to the end of World War II. TNT visited one of the historic beaches, known as Gold Beach, at Arromanches, and discovered the remains of a temporary harbour can still be seen today.
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.
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…