The pace of change in Birmingham (photos)

This site’s been quiet for a while – a few job changes, a few relocations and various life events put paid to my prior efforts to focus on anything else. Nonetheless, I’ve kept an eye on what’s been happening – and it’s hard to miss the huge changes in the city centre. Gone is the […]

EDL and Peace protests in Birmingham centre this Saturday (29/10/2011)

As many will be aware, the English Defence League will be undertaking a protest in Centenary Square this Saturday the 29th of October 2011. A simultaneous Peace Rally is taking place in Chamberlain Square with police cordons segregating the two groups. On Wednesday, the EDL’s protest area was altered to conform to safety requirements, as […]

Fourteen arrested, nine charged in relation to August Winson Green hit-and-run murders

Haroon Jahan (21), Shazad Ali (30) and Abdul Musavir (31) Wednesday, October 5 2011: 18:50: West Midlands Police has dubbed the investigation into the deaths as Operation Pointer. Since the August updates, more people were arrested, eventually bringing the total to fourteen arrested (the most recent being a 21 year old Quinton man arrested on […]

Disorder, riots and looting in Birmingham, 08/08/2011 [live updates]

Follow @AboutBrum for more frequent updates, RTs and quick/snappy newsbites. If you have updates, photos, videos or other info please send them in via the Tips page – or simply message @AboutBrum.   Also, a reminder to check out the Birmingham Riots 2011 tumblr maintained by Casey Rain. I’ve been reblogging images and updates including […]

The Big Wheel’s back for Christmas, will the Big Screen return in 2010?

With the temporary return of the Birmingham Big Wheel (hopefully without the Parisian commentary which made it all the more quirky the first time around), are we going to perhaps see a return of the Birmingham Big Screen? For what seems like almost two years now, the Big Screen has remained resolutely dark, with nothing […]

Birmingham’s big sister comes to town

Can you name all the cities Birmingham’s twinned with? I could probably name one or two (Frankfurt springs to mind – if you’ve not been to the German Market at Christmas, you’re missing out!) Other cities include Johannesburg, Frankfurt, Milan, Lyon and, of all the places you’d never guess, Ramallah (intriguing choice, no?)… But Brum’s also been […]

Feeling sleepy? Don’t snooze on this weekend’s Artsfest!

ArtsFest is this weekend – too many highlights to mention, but even the BBC are pitching up this year with their Bang Goes The Theory roadshow and there will be an attempt to set a new world record for Bhangra dancing – check out the events programme for full listings. The weather is set to be […]

Another Midlands landmark is lost to fire

A sight you won’t see again… Over 130 years of history was obliterated yesterday due to an horrendous fire which swept through the former  premises of Langley Maltings Brewery in Oldbury. The Express & Star reports that “More than 60 firefighters from stations across the Black Country and Birmingham battled through the night” after security […]

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