April 29, 2013 by Gareth
A campaign has been launched to clean up a bridge in South Birmingham after the paintwork was attacked by vandals.
Tom Poole, who lives in Selly Oak, is appealing and offering support to authorities and organisations to help them to restore the town’s railway bridge to its former glory. Tom has contacted the local police force, the council and Network Rail in a bid to get the graffiti removed from the bridge. He has even volunteered to do the job himself.
Tom commented on his campaign, saying:
“It has looked really bad for over a year. They revamped the station just down the track and left the bridge looking like this. Entering from the city on the Bristol Road it’s one of the first you see as you come down on the bus to Selly Oak. They painted it up really nicely some time back, then the kids sprayed their tags all over it.”
Campaigns like this often start with one voice, but they can soon grow into bigger and stronger appeals when the word is spread. Printing companies in South Birmingham, which offer services like flyer printing and poster printing, are in a great position to help Tom ensure his voice heard and to drum up support amongst his fellow residents.
Karen McCarthy, a councillor in Selly Oak, said:
“My understanding is that Network Rail would paint the bridge, but only one flat colour. The local community want the signwriting restored.”
She went on to express her hope that a newly-painted bridge would enhance the Bristol Road.
March 30, 2013 by Lyndon
An independent record shop in Birmingham has relocated to new premises and continues to thrive despite current challenging economic times.
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February 28, 2013 by Gareth
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December 30, 2012 by Mark
Cadbury World recently spread cheer throughout the run up to Christmas with a special festive exhibition.
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November 29, 2012 by Michael
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October 28, 2012 by Lyndon
A pupil from a midlands school looks set to become something of a young entrepreneur as he launches his own car review website – despite not being old enough to have a driving license.
North Leamington School pupil William Savage has launched his own website, TopCarNews.co.uk, to give news and information on new cars to anyone who is interested in them, whatever their age. He was inspired to create the website by a simple poster of a car on his wall, just as others have been inspired by the images of sportspeople or musicians that have been reproduced using poster printing.
South Birmingham, Warwickshire and the wider Midlands region has strong links with the motoring industry and so it makes sense that this should be the focus of William’s website.
His father, Andrew Savage, commented on this, saying:
“Living in the Midlands, where there is a strong renewed growth of the motoring industry, William thought he would have a go at creating the website as an adventure.”
William has already received support for his website from local car dealerships that are helping him get access to vehicles to review them.
William himself spoke about the new website, saying:
“I have learnt that it takes a lot of time to turn my classroom idea into reality but I have met some very helpful people on my journey. The website is aimed for anyone aged between three and 83 that has an interest in motoring, becoming a young car designer or engineer, or wants ideas for fun events.”
The website was launched at William’s school on October 17th.
September 30, 2012 by Lyndon
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July 11, 2012 by Lyndon