Month: January 2010

10:23 in Brum

A group of homeopathy sceptics spent the morning outside Boots in town, attempting to overdose on the fake remedies sold therein. They all look line to me, well as well as they did before.

Paradise Circus – public info on development

A "public information exhibition on potential redevelopment options for Paradise Circus" at Paradise Forum Tuesday 9th February 2010 12pm – 7pm Wednesday 10th February 2010 7.30am – 2pm not to be confused with paradisecircus.com Paradise Forum ■ Birmingham B3 3HJ…

Danny Smith: Tag nuts

So I spoke to the Editor* about what to write about this week and he gave me this, probably to wind me up, which suggests that ten people are responsible for most of the graffiti in Brum. I knew my…

Moseley Road Baths – Lottery Funding success

Not to save or refurbish, but a step in the right direction: "The Friends of Moseley Road Baths has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Your Heritage grant of almost £48,000 to undertake a three-year project researching the history of…

Zoom cut to the past

wevee is a site that a tempts to do something with the vast amount of old film — and there’s a lot of stuff of the Midlands on there. The interface is very slick — you can trim the ends…

'Tweet potholes' appeal launched

The council have got a wee bit of publicity for announcing that they're going to take reports of potholes via Twitter (to the press office account, oddly) – "It just makes sense to use it," said Council spokesman Geoff Coleman.…

Danny Smith: Surge Domine et dissipentur inimici tui et fugiant qui oderunt te a facie tua*

Anglo-Saxon England was a horrible violent place with different kings and fiefdoms slaughtering for land, old gods, and, when the Danes landed, shits and giggles. Not unlike Newtown (except the bit about the Danes – I’ve never seen a Dane …