Tag: history

Birmingham trader jailed for car 'clocking'

By on 14/03/2014 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham car trader was today found guilty of 23 offences, including a number under the Fraud Act, after a five day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.   Asif Mahammed, of Woodhall Road, Aston, was sentenced to four years in prison for 'clocking' more than one million miles off used vehicles he sold. Birmingham Trading Standards […]

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Kings Norton's hidden delights revealed

By on 03/05/2013 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The rich and varied story of Kings Norton is to be unveiled in a new leaflet, to be launched at: St Nicolas' Place, 81 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 8RU Tuesday May 7th, 1:00 pm The 'Canals, Roads, Rivers and Railways' guide highlights Kings Norton's wealth of fascinating history, as well as its abundance […]

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Media Watch – January 20

By on 20/01/2012 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Backing the BBC (Midlands Today) Leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr Mike Whitby interviewed about his ongoing talks with director-general Mark Thompson – part of the campaign to save BBC Birmingham. Oral history appeal (BBC WM) BMAG curator Mariyam Ali interviewed about an oral history project that will form part […]

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Media Watch – January 3

By on 03/01/2012 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories New Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre opens for business (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail) Cllr Martin Mullaney interviewed. Usain’s Bolt-hole is a fillip for Birmingham (Daily Express) Article looking ahead to Birmingham hosting training camps for both Jamaica and the USA. Leader of the council Mike Whitby quoted. Teacher ‘bit child’ […]

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Birmingham History Galleries nearing completion

By on 13/12/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

An exciting £9 million museum project focussing on the history of Birmingham and its people moves a major step closer to completion this week. Builders Thomas Vale Construction will hand over the new Birmingham History Galleries to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) staff for fitting out ahead of the planned opening in September 2012. […]

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Media Watch – December 6

By on 06/12/2011 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories City mayor vote date announced (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham will hold a referendum on whether to have an elected mayor on May 3 next year. Have a say on school transport (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Families are being urged to have their say on the future of school transport in Birmingham. Swedish […]

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Make your mark on Birmingham history

By on 08/11/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being offered the chance to secure a place in the city's history when a new museum gallery opens next year. As part of the £9.7 million Birmingham history galleries, which will open in autumn 2012, staff  at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are developing a number of oral history projects on aspects […]

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Public invited to become part of city’s history at Mailbox

By on 18/04/2011 in News with 0 Comments

18 April 2011: Visitors to the BBC Birmingham Public Space in The Mailbox over the Easter and May Bank Holiday period (April 18th- 2nd May 2011) can take part in a pilot of a new interactive historical resource, which if successful, could be an exciting new feature of the Library of Birmingham online. Members of […]

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Green-light for £10 million museum project

By on 28/09/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Work is set to begin on the next stage of an exciting new wing at Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery, thanks to a major lottery funding boost. The building and fit-out for 'Birmingham - A City in the Making' will begin in December 2010 with the new £9.7 million project set for completion in September […]

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Seen Birmingham Seen?

By on 22/11/2009 in News with 0 Comments

Have you visited the brilliant Birmingham Seen exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery yet? This wide ranging exhibition explores the ways in which artists and photographers have portrayed the people and landscape of Birmingham since 1820. The exhibition will explore how constant change and evolution has inspired generations of artists to take the city […]

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