Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by cybershot, Oct 17, 2017.
It's also full of a multitude of religious head the ball types 'preaching' round there.
True. When you go to Manchester I mainly see people playing music or street dancing rather than shouting angrily through megaphones. Not very inviting or creating a good impression for visitors and families
When you go to Manchester you can also visit independent bookshops and soak up a ‘culture’ that is representative of the city. Plus they’ve got trams that actually go somewhere - even our tram extension is designed to fuel consumerism and mass produced leisure consumption. I’d really like Manchester if it wasn’t Manchester
IN PICTURES: Diggers, drones and drama at Wednesbury flood
Back in the Black Country this looks pretty nasty for the locals
Just seen it on BBC West Mids here Road turned into river by digger
Should be one hell of an Insurance payout!
Big twist in fight to save famous Flapper pub - but it may not be good news
The planning application to bulldoze The Flapper to build apartments has been withdrawn. But the owner still intends to force the closure of the venue. If anything this is boiling my piss more than the yuppie flat proposal....
Crane also unable to get out of it's ties with rainbow warehouse situation, cancels all upcoming events. Some have been relocated, including the Sasha/Tale of Us Renaissance night I'm going to, which is now at Boxxed. Which I'm not too happy about. Shit venue. Almost literally as the plumbing always seems to be a problem there and you end up walking in piss/shite by the end of the night.
Birmingham 'Superprix' could be back in 2019! Formula E cars.
Mayor of the West Midlands in advanced negotiations to revive Birmingham Superprix. | Birmingham Updates
I seem to remember the very first one coincided with licensing laws allowing all day drinking. A good day was had by all except gangs of Villa and Blues at each other's throats all day.
Expect a mysterious fire there any day now.
Tries to turn venue into something completely different, but gets rejected anyway due to 'violence'
Someone pass me a bucket!
The world's biggest Primark. What a time to be alive.
The world's largest Primark is coming to Birmingham city centre as well as three new stores | Birmingham Updates
I love how the artists impression embraces Brum's Gotham City Vibe.
Some good archive Brummie pics:
17 Colour Snapshots of Birmingham's Bull Ring Market (September 11 1959) - Flashbak
More Brummie pics!
32 Colour Snapshots of Birmingham In the 1960s - Flashbak
Lots of memories for me here - I used to have a Saturday job just down the road from Handsworth Market!
....and this picture - the lady with the red hair worked in the newsagents next door but two to me!
Safe place for a zebra crossing ?? Look left, right, behind you and watch that corner over the road too.
Great pictures. You can see from them how much fun us kids of that era had playing around in those old derelict buildings.
Any Brummies on here ever managed to walk along the Dudderston viaduct in Digbeth?
Typical Brummie 'planning'.
Is it possible to get up there? Looks interesting, but I don't like heights.
There was talk of turning it into a Skypark but god knows now... Plan for Birmingham's park in the sky
Bordesley railway station is open on weekends, although it might only be when Birmingham City FC are at home, check timetabling. Which may or may not give a view?
Also, if anyone watched Ambulance last night on BBC1, it was covering the Belgrave Middleway crash which happened just before Christmas.
Which has also gone quiet on the survivor who was in the alleged vehicle that caused the carnage.
Eta: Some stuff came out this week, clearly i've not been paying attention: Taxi driver in Belgrave Middleway crash also had drugs in system
According to the Brum Mail a congestion charge is coming in inside the inner ring.
A city centre congestion charge is coming - what we know so far
No doubt there will be loads of compliants about this in the event that it is introduced. People will say its regressive as it will stop poor people but not rich drivers, that the public transport isn't up to scratch, that the cycle lane provision is crap and that it merely pushes the problem elsewhere. All of this is true. But, I still welcome it.
The city centre is literally killing us with fumes. It's unpleasant, congested and clogged.
I'd actually go further - there is no need for any car to be in the inner ring road. Buses, taxis, cycles and walkers only.
Except there are lots of needs. We need much better public transport, park and rides etc for it to work.
As I say, many of the complaints will have merit and the lack of decent and affordable public transport is undeniable.
I've taken to walking or cycling to town from Kings Heath because the roads are so clogged and the public transport so shit. It's dangerous, inconvenient for me at times and always an unpleasant journey given the congestion, bad/aggressive driving and foul air.
But, for me, the congestion charge is a cart and horse issue. Once the cars go the urgent demand for better public transport, cycle lanes, park and rides and safe walking routes becomes overwhelming for the government and council.
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