Category: environment

Police verses cyclepaths

Whilst going through the park behind the Ackers in Small Heath this week a cyclist was punched in the face by one of a gang.  He suspected he was about to be mugged, but fortunately two other cyclists turned up…

Sports days

I’m very impressed, on first glance, with the book Played in Birmingham ( from the Played in Britain series), it’s the history of Brum’s sporting venues — from works football pitches and local swimming baths to professional grounds. Uploaded with…

Save our pubs

“In Moseley and Digbeth, very small numbers of people who happen to live near centers of musical activity might be in real danger of closing down venues which are of benefit to thousands. Its an absurd situation, but all too…

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

Little Gem Train, Cannon Hill Park by Karen Strunks All aboard!! If you fancy a tour of Cannon Hill Park,  take a ride on the Little Gem Train! It’s around this time of year that the Little Gem fires up it’s…

Battery acid

I’ll admit I’d not given the “iconic Birmingham Battery Office” a thought, until I read this in the Birmingham Post about about calls for Sainsbury’s (the current owners) to do something to save it. It looks like it’s about to…

The Meaning Of Briff

The godlike geniuses Douglas Adams and John Lloyd invented a thing called ‘The Meaning of Liff’ it was one book, then an expanded edition all containing ah, well I’ll let them tell you: “In Life, there are many hundreds of…

Turn that light out

Earth Hour is 8:30PM Saturday 28 March 2009 and is an environmental awareness event run by the WWF and the Air Raid Warden out of Dad’s Army. The idea is that everyone turns their lights off for an hour to…

Back at its HP source?

BBC WM breakfast presenter Phil Upton kept hold of the big HP Sauce sign when the building was demolished (following Heinz’s lies and betrayal). Since then it’s been in the museum’s warehouse — but now Phil is asking where it…