A Birmingham and Black Country thread for all things Brummie and Yam-Yam

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

  1. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    If people don’t have an alternative they’ll simply pay the charge and nothing will change.
     
  2. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I rarely go inside the middle ringroad, except when I'm coming from the M6 and use the A38 Expressway to get through the centre of town and come out the other end. As that's a major route through the city without actually going into the other roads, I'd like to think they keep the A38 off the charge too. Would still screw me over as I tend to turn right and head out towards wheely's lane to then escape the rest of the A38 traffic, but I guess we'll just wait and see.

    Edited: Getting my midlde and inner ringroads confused.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018
  3. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    That’s precisely why I said I’d go further and ban cars from inside the inner ring road. We’ll still be gridlocked and poisoned on Moseley Road and Alcester Road no doubt.
     
  4. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    They're not talking about the inner ring road (although it's not a useable "ring" anymore, most of that has gone now), but the middle one. It's a huge area that you aren't going to rid of cars in any time soon.
     
  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    A few more details on this now, with probably the most important bit being:


    Clean air zone charge revealed and it's not all bad for drivers


    Guess I'll be trading in my 7 year old Diesel soon, which I planned to do anyway as my driving habits have changed but this will probably force me into doing it a bit sooner than I wanted too. Slightly annoying that a 7 year old Diesel doesn't meet the grade but I guess that's how the cookie crumbles.
     
  6. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    whoever said the Black Country can't be beautiful

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  7. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Gorgeous, where’s that?
     
  8. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

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  9. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

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  10. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    edge of Kingswinford (nb I am slightly stretching the definition of Black Country) off the A449. There's a bunch of fields which often have poppies in but it's a bumper season this year. Has been getting a lot of national media attention. Got fucking soaked and stung and pricked to fuck taking the photos mind.

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  11. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Be interesting to hear about that if you do go.
     
  12. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    completely failed to make today. Depending how busy/tired I am after a ridiculously earlier meeting tomorrow, I may get along for 2 hours
     
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  13. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

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    This looks good
     
  14. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    What. No Apache Indian?
     
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  15. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Nah we had him last year lol

    Last two have been quite good tbh, Steel Pulse and Freddy MacGregor.
     
  16. Sapphireblue

    Sapphireblue Well-Known Member

    Inner Circle. fucking hell blast from the past. well, if Shaggy is still going why not eh?
     
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  17. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Anyone know anything about ‘The Mill’ in Digbeth? It’s a ‘new’ venue putting gigs on. I’m presuming it’s part of the old Rainbow. Is it? Which venue?? Any good?? Mogwai playing there in November!
     
  18. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I don’t think it’s opened yet.

    City to get new bar and live music venue complete with rooftop garden

    On side note anyone attending the Birmingham independent festival over the weekend at Aston hall. I’m going on Saturday and will have to starve myself I think at the prospect of all the food on offer!
     
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  19. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  20. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Looks like Network Rail are following suite in Brum as they have in London, with a number of business' operating under railway arches put into uncertainty.

     
  21. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    The Official Brum Fest 2018 | Birmingham Festival 2018

    They're making a point of calling it Alcohol Free because initially there was a Bar lined up that was taken out after objections.

    Not sure if (like the Lambeth Show) you will be able to take booze into the park but otherwise it looks a good weekend especially if we get the nice weather back.

    Dawn Penn still going strong :)
     
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  23. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    oh dear!
     
  24. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

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  25. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    That's really sad, I should remember the case but I don't.
     
  26. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    More CAZ debate!

     
  27. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  28. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    First thing the govt have done is move 300 of the worst offenders out to other prisons.

    Not saying that G4S didn't (as usual) make a balls up of things but I get the feeling that place will be a little quiter right now.

    300 dangerous criminals to be shipped out of HMP Birmingham
     

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