The Birmingham Press will have a new look very soon.
With scores of local paper titles disappearing and local radio stations increasingly becoming franchises of super brands, it’s been looking like the end of genuine local journalism for some time.
Higher education took a leading role in the debate around the Leveson Inquiry on Tuesday as Coventry University hosted a public discussion on the phone hacking scandal
Alan Clawley writes on the legacy left by Birmingham architect John Madin who died this month.
Alan Clawley regrets the departure of Paul Dale from The Birmingham Post and wonders what the future holds.
Howard Elston, our entertainment reporter, with a scoop to send movie fans scurrying for the multiplexes. Meryl Streep, ripe for Oscar awards with her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the film The Iron Lady, is set to play news boss Rupert Murdoch, Hollywood insiders told me last night. Speaking to Tinseltown’s movers and shakers, I…
We’ve published quite a few articles this year and thought these were among the many that deserved a revisit:
Rather than setting up expensive and time-consuming enquiries, the government would do better looking on here.
This week’s Coventry Conversations: Jon Snow on journalism after ‘hackgate’
A new book The British Olympics – Britain’s Olympic Heritage 1612-2012 by Martin Polley, reveals Britain’s centuries old association with the Olympic Games.
NATO Watch calls on the NATO Secretary General to establish an independent inquiry to evaluate Operation Unified Protector in its entirety
44 ‘strike sorties’ carried out in Libya on UN Day of Peace
Birmingham United Nations Association invite guests to attend a talk on press freedom.
Ros Dodd interviewed Ashley Blake shortly after his release from prison in 2010
TOP reporter Howard Elston gives us his eye witness account from Libya on a last ditch shoot-out with an autocratic dictator The sound of desperate gunfire, a bunker engulfed in flames and the panic of a defeated and crumbling army- that’s the setting as I crouch behind a stone wall hearing the whine of tracer bullets…
Richard Lutz is in Scotland- land of vicious football violence, demented sectarianism and an escalating murder rate. But no riots. He finds out why. North of the border then for a Scottish break. And as I pass Carlisle, things change. The air is sweeter, the accent sharper, the weather…well, the weather gets, shall we say,…
From Howard Elston, Our Man in the Know with the Blackberry in his hand and a cheese and onion sandwich in the other Top Tories, furious at having to cancel summer holidays, are to sue rioters for loss of leisure time. PM David Cameron had to wipe out part of his Tuscan jaunt; Treasury boss…
By Ace Elston, our medical reporter James Murdoch, the son of mega media boss Rupert Murdoch, is to be given a real heart in place of his artificial organ, I can personally reveal. Investigations by the Elston Report research team have found that James, who so famously stumbled and disingenuously shrugged his way through the…
A West Midlands policeman once said to me: ‘Follow the rabbit.’ I asked him exactly what that meant.
Nick Clegg has undergone a secret operation today on his Inner Coalition organ – and experts say it may change the way he speaks.
Richard Lutz clicks on the tv to see what’s happening on the local news.
Balti expert Andy Munro responds to criticism of the great Brummie tradition.
Richard Lutz says there is no fast fix to the News of the World scandal. So, sit back and wait
The Prime Minister wouldn’t say whether he had ever talked about the possible BSkyB sale
The first ever Birmingham Cannon Hill Park Community Games takes place on Sunday 24th July
As Rebekah Brooks slowly slips over the horizon, let’s kick off with a famous quote: ’With great power comes great responsibility.’
Howard Elston, our top reporter who helped shut down the News of the World, has this EXCLUSIVE interview with Rupert Murdoch.
Exactly three months ago, on 9th April, this website published an article calling for the shutdown of the News of the World.
Monumental pressure by me, Howard Elston, has forced the Murdoch clan to shut the odious News of the World, I can self effacingly reveal.
BY OUR MAN EMBEDDED IN FLEET STREET – HOWARD ‘ACE’ ELSTON, OBE