Our diplomatic editor Sir Howard Elston reveals The Big Scoop for 2012 Coalition hardman Nick Clegg today made a dramatic bid for power when he secretly signed on as North Korea’s deputy leader, it is understood. He is to become Number Two in the Pyongyang dynasty under chubby panda-like boss Kim Jong Un. Nick, resplendent…
Dave Woodhall on a new knight.
West Midlands Police have launched an investigation into the suspicious death of a Birmingham man.
This website commissioned Richard Lutz to look over his shoulder at 2011. Here is his shortlist of the men who really should be banished from this planet
Terry Wills comments on Albion’s battling draw with Manchester City
West Midlands Ambulance Service has issued advice on safe enjoyment during the forthcoming onslaught.
We’ve published quite a few articles this year and thought these were among the many that deserved a revisit:
Andy Munro on Boxing Day at St Andrews.
Andy Munro talks Blues tactics.
The re-opening date for the Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath has been pushed back yet again
Coventry University’s Faculty of Engineering and Computing realise that Lego is not just a toy, but an excellent learning tool.
That’s Albion supporter Terry Wills’ summing-up of their last two games.
End of year reflections from Brendan King, our man in the Molineux North Bank Bunker.
NHS local has been working with Birmingham Children’s Hospital to create a new online experience for patients and staff.
The city centre’s premier concert venues have unveiled their new attractions.
Dave Woodhall finds plenty of positives from Villa’s game last night.
Richard Lutz asks his students, “Where do you get the news from?” and notices an interesting trend in the replies.
A design team, based in Longbridge, wins a European electronics industry accolade at the Elektra Awards 2011
A nightclub stunt aimed at making girls aware of their vulnerability when drunk and alone in central Birmingham is proving a success.
The Belgrade Theatre’s top scoring play, We Love You City, leads a stellar line up of Belgrade productions in the theatre’s Spring 2012 Season,
BBC Director General Mark Thompson has responded to Yardley MP John Hemming’s letter
Alan Clawley’s review of the Stuart Whipps Exhibition– ‘Why Contribute to the Spread of Ugliness?’ at the Ikon Gallery until 5 February 2012
Stirchley, south Birmingham, is a primarily residential area with a declining shopping street – but change is on the way
John Hemming has written to the BBC Director General to try to discover what the future holds for the links between the BBC and Birmingham.
from Richard Lutz Forty five minutes of the funeral service and I say good bye to my friend Jan. There are songs, memories, eulogies and fine little speech from a vicar who ties it all up with a final sermon about a woman who helped others- not in a big way shouting-headline sort of way…
Electric car drivers can now travel from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester without fear of running out of power
Brendan King endures an afternoon at Molineux.
The festive season gets underway with a mixture of legendary names and tribute acts. Well, it is Christmas.
Dave Woodhall on an unforgettable man, and a forgettable football match.
For too long, short stories have been seen as the ‘poor relation’ to full length novels. But at long last they are fighting back.