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Digbeth History

If you’re interested in the history of Digbeth, you may well have come across the Midlands Pubs website, which documents the heritage of our area’s plethora of public houses. Kieron from Midlands Pubs was in touch recently to share some … Continue reading

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Connaught Square – Comments

By now, hopefully everyone is aware of the plans for Connaught Square (the land bounded by Digbeth High Street, Rea Street, Bradford Street and Stone Yard). After consultation with Digbeth residents and other parties with an interest in the area, … Continue reading

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A couple of Sunday mornings ago I was sat in my flat in Digbeth and instead of the usual silence from the road below, I heard some dubstep beats coming from Green Street. Investigating, I saw a group of men … Continue reading

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Purple With Orange Sparkles

When: Sunday 17th July 2016, 15:00-18:00 Where: Muthers Studio, 14 Rea Street, Digbeth, B5 6BL Free – donations gratefully appreciated No one could deny that Black Sabbath are one of the most influential bands ever, and with all the members … Continue reading

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Great Birmingham 10k Run

When: Sunday 3rd May, 10:00 onwards Where: roads across Digbeth and Birmingham The Great Birmingham 10k Run will take place tomorrow, resulting in a number of road closures in Digbeth. More than 5,000 runners are expected to participate in the … Continue reading

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Metro Consultation for Digbeth

Centro is planning an extension to the Metro network, to link the HS2 terminus at New Canal Street with a proposed new multi-storey car park at Adderley Street. It is expected that up to 12,000 people will arrive at the … Continue reading

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D&P Textiles fire: the morning after

I took a stroll down Cheapside today to take a look at what was left of the D&P Textiles warehouse after the massive fire yesterday.  As you can see from the photos, quite a bit of damage has been done … Continue reading

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Fire at D&P Textiles on Cheapside

D&P Textiles warehouse building on Cheapside, which has an asbestos roof,  was pretty much destroyed by a ‘suspicious fire’ today.  Smoke started pouring out of the building this morning, captured brilliantly in this photo by K Canard. Thankfully, it seems … Continue reading

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