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Thatcher was dead: to begin with. There could be no doubt about that. Johnson had been to the funeral himself, sat near Osborne who was failing to hold back the tears. She was as dead as a doornail. Or less …

Boris Johnson’s Christmas Carol Read More »

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We last visited Digbeth’s Impact Hub as it launched a few years ago when hardly anyone knew what it was, and those that had a little bit of a handle thought the claims being made for it were outlandish and …

Deep Impact? Read More »

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Big brother, is watching you apparently. We’re all scared of the Bladerunner-ish techno future where the big screens outside New Street station target you personally with adverts that you ignore on the way to get a train. But how do …

Eye-opener – leaked email reveals the code behind New St advertising screens Read More »

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For many years England’s second city has been seen as a cultural backwater, but following significant inward investment it has over the last decade been quietly changing for the better. It is the youngest city in Europe, it boasts a …

Wow Brum! 48 Hours in the Jihadi Capital of Britain Read More »

Duran Duran get pilloried for claiming, on their 1995 covers LP Thank You, that ambulances won’t come to their houses because they are black. But they’re right, try to dial 911 from South Birmingham of the late ‘70s: it’s unlikely …

The same essay about Albert Bore every day Read More »

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Really, nobody gives a fuck. Today it’s a empty space, a ghost town, but has it really been anything more? Does anybody have any fond memories of the place? Devoid of shops you can see the artless early nineties post-modern …

Goodbye Pavilions* Read More »

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We’ve just heard that the lead in the new Star Wars film, Rogue One, is from Bournville: Felicity Jones, formerly of The Archers. So we feel we need to do some jokes, but there’s a problem: one of us has …

Bournville: A Star Wars Star Story Read More »

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Fed up with pesky ‘news’ content spoiling your enjoyment of the adverts on your local paper website? Feel fed up no-more, with Evening Mail blocker: all the ads, all the page furniture, all the recommend articles about weightloss — but …

Finally: Birmingham Mail, without the “content” Read More »

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for preventing the problem of the gentrification of our inner cities, and for making this trend beneficial to the public By Howard Swift Nothing can be more melancholy than seeing our once vibrant and battered brownfield spaces caked with checked …

A modest proposal Read More »

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