Doorstep History S4, Ep5

Doorstep History S4, Ep5 This week we feature the controversy about the old tree on Broad St, which maybe demolished to make way for the metro and redeveloped Centenary Square. We also look at an exhibition about West Bromwich in WWII

TNT Exclusive from inside the Channel Tunnel!

Emily travelled at 90 mph, over 200 feet beneath the English Channel, whilst sitting in the driver's cab of a Euro tunnel train. This is her in depth report! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5&appId=109975615737090"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Metro Update

If you’ve been in the city centre recently I’m sure you’ve noticed the major roadworks along Corporation Street. The work is in connection with the Metro tram extension from Snow Hill to New Street Station. Hannah has been to see what is happening and take a peek into the future.

The Three Kings of Barcelona

In England the night of 5/6 January is traditionally the time when Christmas decorations are taken down. In Spain it is one of the most magical nights of the year! Huge carnivals are held in towns and cities as the Three Kings (The Three Wise Men) arrive on huge floats and distribute sweets to children. […]

The younger generation hit the right notes!

Generation Ladywood is a major musical project which was held at Symphony Hall in June 2013. The choirs and musicians from ten local primary schools took part in the event which raised the profile of schools in the area and helped foster links between the schools and Town Halll/Symphony Hall. This is a five minute […]

The Universe of Sound

There is a great exhibition being held at the old bank on Broad Street near Symphony Hall. You can conduct an orchestra using creative digital technologies, play live and virtual instruments and learn about the roles of musicians and composers. It is something that everyone whatever their age can go and enjoy. You can take […]

Christina Edkins event raises £400

Ladywood schoolgirl, Christina Edkins, who was killed in a knife attack on a bus on Hagley Road was remembered at the NIA. An event held at their Sports and Leisure Centre, organised with Sport4Life and friends of Christina Edkins raised over £400 for her memorial fund and anti- knife crime work. Meanwhile TNT spoke to […]

Victoria Square 20th Anniversary

Diana, The Princess of Wales, officially re-opened Victoria Square in May 1993. It was the end of a major redevelopment of the area that TNT followed from the start. We filmed the construction of the ‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’, the renovation of the statue of Queen Victoria and look out for a dog called.Ebony. 20 […]

Making Statistics Fun

Stan’s Cafe, a Birmingham based theatre  company has devised  a brilliant way of bringing statistics to life … using grains of rice! Lola and Emily went to investigate at their exhibition which was held recently in a new office block at Snow Hill.

Work to begin at Coffin Furniture Works

The last items of coffin furniture fittings and machinery have been removed from the former Newman Bros. Coffin Furniture makers premises on Fleet Street, Ladywood. Now in store they’ll be returned once a major restoration work of the building has been completed. TNT went along to help pack the last few items and to find […]

May Procession at Oratory Church

A huge May Procession was held at Oratory Church on Sunday 5 May 2013. TNT presenter Mina Nixon had the honour of being the May Queen and she was in the procession that toured the streets of a sunny Ladywood.

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]

TNT praised by local MP

Ladywood’s Member of Parliament, Shabana Mahmood stated: ‘TNT is fantastic’ when she appeared on the BBC Sunday Politics Midlands programme to talk about hyper local websites. The influential programme featured the work of TNT, using film captured whilst we filmed with the BBC for the earlier story shown on Midlands Today. January 2013

TNT featured on BBC Midlands Today

TNT not only reported the news, but made the news, when our work was featured on BBC Midlands Today. They recorded a feature about the work of local websites and decided to use TNT as an example of the good work that is produced by local sites in the digital age.

Wheelie Bins For Brum

Birmingham has got a huge grant from the Government to help introduce wheelie bins to replace the hated black bags. Emily has been to talk to the councillor in charge of talking rubbish, James McKay, and in the first part of the interview they talk about how wheelie bins will be encourage recycling.

New Secondary School Plan For Ladywood

TNT reports from an area which has been highlighted as the location for a new secondary school in Ladywood.  The last secondary school closed in 1990. Now planners say there is a big increase in the birth rate and also plans for the area include a number of new family sized homes, all of which will increase demand […]

And Finally…

The final TNT programme of 2012 features some of the Christmas activities that have taken place and there is a huge cracker that appeared on the City Centre Gardens site in 1992. And finally … there are a few of the out-takes from 2012. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

A Timely Reminder Of A War That Ended 110 Years Ago

Birmingham’s Boer War memorial was rededicated in December 2012 in a ceremony held in Cannon Hill Park. The memorial lists the names of over 500 Brummies who were killed in battles in Africa against Boer settlers, which ended in 1902. Joseph Chamberlain MP, the Colonial Secretary, signed the Peace Treaty to end the war. The […]