Iron Man Records will be at Moseley Record Fair on Sunday 3rd December 2023. MOSELEY ALL SERVICES CLUB, 91 Church Road, Moseley, BIRMINGHAM, B13 9EA. 12pm–4pm. FREE ADMISSION! https://ironmanrecords.net/2023/11/iron-man-records-will-be-at-moseley-record-fair-on-sunday-3rd-december-2023/ #music #musicians #vinyl #cd #recordfair #Birmingham
Calling all fans of Birmingham City FC.
A couple of our Women's team are nominated for X of the Month awards (yes, they get an actual award), so here are the links to place your votes:
Charlie Devlin up for Goal of the Month - https://the-fa.com/IP2fYw
Gemma Lawley is up for Player of the Month - https://the-fa.com/w882XM
On 24 November 1974 British police charged six people for the bombings in Birmingham on 21 November that killed twenty-one people. Hugh Callaghan, Paddy Hill, Gerry Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, Billy Power and Johnny Walker were convicted of the bombings in 1975. It took sixteen years for the British legal system to accept that the convictions were unsafe.
📍: Railway Bridge 88E, Small Heath
ℹ️: railway bridge
📸: Photo by ell brown on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/39415781@N06/52950494100
#canal #river #narrowboat #barge #gongoozler #england #uk #flickr #smallheath #birmingham #westmidlands #unitedkingdom #greatbritain #smallheathhighway #smallheathbypass #bus #x2 #nxwm #nationalexpresswestmidlands #nationalexpresswestmidlandsplatinum #buspriorityroute #bridge #footbridge #waverleyrd
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Get your FREE tickets for the talk, drinks & networking: https://digitalgood.net/good-uses-of-digital-tech-in-museums-and-the-cultural-sector/
In partnership with #BirminghamMuseumsTrust
Protest vermutet: Mäuse in McDonald‘s-Restaurant geworfen – Mann in England festgenommen
Happy World Vegan Day! Today we celebrate our love for all beings - human & nonhuman - & our continuing work toward justice and liberation for everyone 🌱 ✊
& what better way to celebrate than dancing?
Next up on the WVD playlist: the undisputed king of fruit & vegetable rap breakdowns, Macka B! 👑
The #Alabama DOT is requesting public input on its recently-drafted Carbon Reduction Strategy, part of a federal initiative to implement projects that reduce CO2 emissions on the state’s #transportation network.
View the Strategy and submit comments online by Nov. 6: https://www.cullmantimes.com/news/aldot-seeks-public-input-on-carbon-reduction-strategy/article_dd80e372-7289-11ee-bd8e-afe1b71a4215.html
I'm part of a stellar line-up tomorrow night at the Glee Club
Sie fuhr ihn selbst: Range Rover der Queen – Wagen von Elizabeth II. wird versteigert
Lufthansa Airbus A320 leaving Frankfurt for Birmingham
Plane: Airbus A320-214
Flight: Frankfurt Airport, Germany (FRA) to Birmingham Airport, United Kingdom (BHX)
Travel Time: 1h 16m
Birmingham named one of the UK's worst night outs according to new survey https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/birmingham-named-one-uks-worst-27950424 #Birmingham #Music #Musicians @birminghammn
📍: Brewmasters Bridge, Private
ℹ️: track bridge
📸: Photo by ell brown on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/39415781@N06/53159571648
#canal #river #narrowboat #barge #gongoozler #england #uk #flickr #westside #birmingham #westmidlands #unitedkingdom #greatbritain #canals #bcnmainline #birminghamcanalnavigationsmainline #canalrivertrust #broadstreettunnel #blacksabbathbridge #sherbornewharf #brindleyplacebridge #obar #euphratespacket
@ojala the issue here is Baxendale. Have a look at what she did to #Birmingham #Council before she came to #Christchurch. Staff cuts, strikes, loss of services and ultimately a council on the verge of Bankruptcy. I said this would happen when it was announced years ago.
Mauger said the council’s debt had risen to about $2 billion. “We are in shit creek financially, in my view - deep shtuck.”
The world’s leading experts on smart transport systems will be gathering in Birmingham as the city was named preferred candidate to host the 2027 Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress (ITS).
Guy trying to win £100 beating the time to stay on the bar in front of a demo on the steps of a shop - #Birmingham on the journey back south.
Anglea Davis Birthplace has been added to A Radical Guide https://www.radical-guide.com/listing/anglea-davis-birthplace #WhereWereYouRadicalized? #alabama #birmingham #northamerica
Today, #Verdi's 'Requiem' with Dobraceva, Cargill, Simerilla Romero & Riches and @TheCBSO from #Birmingham https://www.worldconcerthall.com/en/schedule/verdis_requiem_with_dobraceva_cargill_simerilla_romero__riches_from_birmingham/78076/ #wch
‘People feel scared about walking’: the cost of car culture in #Birmingham
After pedestrian deaths and assaults on traffic wardens, a city designed for motorists is fighting for change
So, just to make sure the #North has no chance of reversing the cancellation of the North of #Birmingham section, #RishiSunak has authorised the immediate sale of properties/sites compulsory purchased along the route; while this might not (quite) make reviving the plan(s) impossible, it makes it a lot more difficult.
'But by Thursday (October 5) morning the commitment had been removed from the plans.'
The UK's second city Birmingham is bankrupt.
Since the success of the Commonwealth Games it hosted in 2022, one of Britain's former industrial cities has sunk into crisis. Poor management is one of the reasons for its downfall. The local government is due to present a rescue plan.
"We've seen the amount of funding that comes to local government from central government cut by about 40%. So most councils have lost about a third of their spending power."
Doris Johnson said suggestions the #Birmingham to Manchester route could be chopped over cost concerns were “desperate” and “Treasury-driven nonsense”.
An ally of David Cameron said: "He thinks it’s not only important in its own right, it’s central to levelling up."
#Labour says it is committed to building HS2 in full.
#Sunak refuses to confirm or deny
🚨*Michael Gove to appoint Commissioners to run Birmingham City Council*🚨
They'll preside over what's likely to be a fire sale of assets, which could include the Library of Birmingham & Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Because of Tory austerity, in 2015 the #Labour run Council were forced to sell assets including the NEC for £307m.
This body cam video shows the stupidest stupidity I have ever seen in my life. I cannot believe these officers were that ridiculously stupid to arrest the band conductor (and tase him). It just takes my breath away.
The entire band should sue the police department for inflicting such trauma on THEM. What kind of people are these? What country do we live in? Russia?
I'm so upset I'm about to burst.
#Police tased a school band director because he didn’t stop his 145 student band about a minute before their song ended.
#BirminghampPolice said its officers tased Johnny Mims, 39, once, according to NPR. He insists he was tased up to three times. I listened to body cam: AT LEAST three times.
Mims is Black.
I'm new to the UK, watching as Birmingham goes bankrupt. This is just the first of what will be MANY localities driven to bankruptcy.
Conservative "austerity" cut the city's funding 60%. The bankruptcies are intentional.
Conservative solution is selling off public assets - PRIVATIZATION - and getting it done so fast that no one can stop it.
This is called "Shock Doctrine." Look it up.
Why are cops using force to stop a high school band from continuing to play at the end of a football game?
So much for freedom in #Alabama
"police were trying to clear the stadium after the game and asked both bands to stop playing so people wouldn’t linger.
"Police say the director disregarded officers and told his students to keep playing."
They arrested and tasered him.
#wth #police #birmingham
She implores Americans to "own even the darkest parts of our past!" 👏 ✊
For those who want to read an enlightening deep dive into the Birmingham story, I recommend Diane McWhorter's Carry Me Home. McWhorter was raised in Birmingham, in its top social and economic echelons. As I was in the same period in Arkansas, she was taught to imagine that it was working-class whites who were fomenting violence. Then as an adult, she did painstaking study of the many currents leading from top levels of society to those committing the violence.
In her usual masterful way as an accomplished historian, Heather Cox Richardson recounts today what led up to the KKK bombing of Sixth Street Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1960, and the deaths of four Black girls.
The bombing took place five days after Birmingham schools were integrated. The recognition of equal rights for Black citizens unleashed a torrent of hate that led to monumental acts of violence.
Higest Priority: The #CFP closes tonight! Put the final touches on your proposal and get it submitted! We still have plenty of slots available and I would love to have enough speakers to fill 2 tracks. If for some reason you can't make it and just saw this, reach out to me and we can work something out.
And why, all these years down the road, keep remembering? This is why, Vance proposes:
"We have obviously not learned the lessons of that history. Today, acts of domestic terrorism committed by white supremacists are not uncommon in our country. ...
In some cases, justice is a long time coming. It should not be, but it is. The delay does not make it any less important, when it finally is done. Justice moves our communities and our country forward."
As Joyce Vance notes, when the Birmingham church bombing occurred, the FBI soon determined that four Klansmen planted the bomb: Thomas Blanton, Robert Chambliss, Bobby Frank Cherry, and Herman Cash. But they were not indicted even after their names were given in a memo to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
14 years after the bombing, Chambliss was prosecuted. Blanton and Cherry were convicted in 2001 and 2002. Cash died unconvicted.
And this happened the same day:
"At the same time, across town, another pair of white boys pulled up alongside two young black boys who were riding their bikes. One of the white boys pulled out a pistol, put two bullets into a thirteen-year-old's head and chest, and drove away."
Even as people gathered to pull the girls' bodies from the rubble white teens with a Confederate flag and a sign saying "Go Back to Africa" stood taunting those moving the rubble. Black teens nearby threw rocks at the white teens. Police on the scene then turned against the Black teens — not the white ones — and shot one of them in the back.
As Kevin Kruse reminds us, on this day in 1963, white racial terrorists bombed Sixteenth Street Baptist church in Birmingham, killing four Black girls, fourteen-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson, and eleven-year-old Carol Denise McNair.
This also happened on the same day, he reminds us:
Here at thefusiongroup meetup representing Infobip Developers in #birmingham. Got any questions about Infobip come and find me
Sometimes we just don't properly focus how effective conservative forces are at shaping, controlling & suppressing media topics.
Nothing quite sums up 13 years of #Tory misrule than this:
"...In 2014, an air traffic control training centre by #Bournemouth airport was bought to house another free school, #Parkfield, after a four-page vendor’s report. #Asbestos and #Bats were later found on the site and unexploded bombs have yet to be ruled out..."
Re: "Wealthy Family Wants to Reopen Major Industrial Polluter…"
may I suggest stronger, more assertive, title e.g.
Wealthy WV #Republican #Governor's Corporation…
Wealthy WV #GOP Governor's Company…
Hectomillionaire WV GOP Gov. Justice…
WV GOP Gov. Justice, Est. Worth $500M, Business…
#JimJustice #BluestoneCoke #Birmingham #Alabama #WestVirginia
Just finished #CarParkLife - the book from @garetherees which documents his explorations of car parks. I picked it up when visiting a local independent book store in #birmingham and I asked them - what books do you have about #urbanism ? It's not really about that, but it's a very interesting read about all of this space we've dedicated to cars in today's world and the secret wonders that can be found there. Rees somehow manages to make car parks engaging and funny, and the sections are short and bite sized. Worth a read! #nonfiction #books
OZZY OSBOURNE - Is "Ozzy" The Bull Too Big For Birmingham's New Street Train Station?
BirminghamLive is reporting that passengers are being urged to leave extra time to get to their trains once Ozzy the bull arrives at New Street station. Train bosses have admitted the mammoth structure will mean fewer space for those arriving...
BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Presented With Prehistoric Fossil Named After Him In Birmingham
It was a case of rock meets rock as legendary Black Sabbath guitarist, Tony Iommi, was presented with a life-sized sculpture of a prehistoric fossil named after him. Palaeontologist and heavy metal fan Mats Eriksson had previously...
Hello, new friends. An introduction post.
#BIRMINGHAM we are coming to see you at the🐂 Bullring 🐂 on Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May.
We have stock of ALL boards incl. very limited CM4.
Available to buy standalone (not in a kit):
#RaspberryPi 4 (2GB & 4GB), Zero 2 W, W & WH, Raspberry Pi 400.
One per customer rules remain as we try to ensure everyone who queues up can get their hands on a board.
You can buy ONE of the boards listed above, not one of each.
There are no buying restrictions on Picos or other merchandise.