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Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by cybershot, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Which ones?!
     
  2. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    2 - Bank, 3 - Prince Of Wales, 4 - BullRing, 5 - Mr Egg, 6 - Weoley Castle, 15 - Hare & Hounds, 17 - Tiger Bites Pig, 18 - Four Oaks
     
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  3. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    I got the Weoley Castle - should have got the Four Oaks but it's Sutton Coldfield so not really Brum to me :D
    I must look at it again today.
     
  4. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    24) Snow Hill Station?
     
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  5. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Right, bit late but I'm procrastinating so let's have a crack. I'm properly stumped though doesn't help I don't know what half the emojis mean

    1) The Cube
    2) Bank
    3) The Prince of Wales
    4) Bullring
    5) Mr Egg
    6) Weoley Castle
    7)
    8)
    9)
    10) Topokki
    11)
    12)
    13) Chouchoute ???
    14) Hippodrome
    15) Hare & Hounds
    16)
    17) Tiger bites Pig
    18) Four Oaks
    19)
    20)
    21)
    22)
    23)
    24) Snow Hill Station
    25)
    26)
    27)
    28)
    29)
    30)
     
  6. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    20) Canon Hill Park
     
  7. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody after all, had to make a start

    21) Old Joint Stock
    24) Snow Hill Station
    28) New Street...signal box?!
     
  8. Sapphireblue

    Sapphireblue Well-Known Member

    9) southside
     
  9. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

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    First time in "town" for a while and walked past this. Quite scary when you get close up.
     
  10. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Franco Manca just opened on Bennets Hill! woop!
     
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  11. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

    All pizzas £5 for the first two weeks I read. Do they get you on the drinks?
     
  12. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    not really. Best cheap(ish) pizza going
     
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  13. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Fab re Franca Manca.
     
  14. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Anyone in Brum experienced any of this happening on the outer circle 11 bus route today, part of this

    'We caught a bus to stop feeling lonely'
    • National Express deploying actors, poets and games to help trigger conversations on its route 11, which connects Birmingham's most affluent and deprived areas
     
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  15. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Sounds safe.

    It’s a Sunday, if anyone is wondering.
     
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  16. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    I actually think this is a really good idea. Kings Heath had a day last year where car use was discouraged by air quality campaigners and the BBC. Parking was banned in the high st and parking spaces greened.

    It was good, even if loads of car brains ignored it, to get a sense of how much better things felt without the endless traffic.
     
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  17. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    To add, I used the new A38 cycle lane into town today. Fair play to the council - it works (in the main). Cars are kept well away and bar a few problems towards town at the bottom of Bristol Street it was possible to forget cars completely.

    Given the appalling congestion and lunatic driving in the city, it feels like a real step forward for Brum. Let’s hope they build more of them. I’m going to give the A34 one a go next week even though I’ve got no idea what to do once I get to Perry Barr. It just feels good, almost transgressive, to be able to cycle round our car choked town.
     
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  18. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Wow. Wish they would hire me. The number 11 formed a huge part of my life in my teens and early 20s. Have numerous stories about things that happened on board.
     
  19. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  20. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

  21. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Exactly. One step forward etc.

    The delight of the car brains at this news on social media tonight is depressing
     
  22. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    To slightly off this car news. Free daysaver if you're a bus user or planning to use the bus within the next week. Must be filled in today.

    ETA: I think you can fill it in tomorrow as well.

    National Express Bus – National Express Bus
     
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  23. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Sorted, cheers. It's part of a Clean Air campaign as well so very much on topic.
    I might get the famous No 11 and disappear for a day.
     
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  24. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Don't know if anyone has been following this story but it appears that the NEU (previously NUT) do not seem to be supporting this strike. On the face of it the NASUWT members have a legitimate dispute over the right to work safely. I don't know anything about the school or the background but found it odd that the nominally right wing NASUWT are on strike and the NEU are not.

    Teachers strike again over pupil violence in Birmingham
     
  25. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

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  26. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

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  27. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to the backlash, keep us updated.
     
  28. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  29. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Strike action by support staff at Birmingham University next Tuesday and Wednesday. Stewards from our Branch will be visiting the pickets before work to show our support. Hopefully RMT, PCS and others will be joining us. If any of you local can come as well you’d be welcome.

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  30. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner



    Simmer Down Festival next Sunday.
    Some good music on. The bar prices last year were reasonable, its a nice day out.

    I'll be there this year. Really looking forward to seeing Horace Andy.
     
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