Tag Archives: The Guardian

Will you be voting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to an elected Birmingham mayor?

On 3rd May 2012 Birmingham voters will get to decide whether or not Birmingham will have an elected mayor in a referendum. How clued-up do you feel about the debate? A recent BBC report suggests that more needs to be … Continue reading

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Two forthcoming screenings of Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!

They were among the many thousands who came to Britain to work on the roads and building sites of a booming postwar economy and who, for various reasons, have never been able to go back. When I read this article in … Continue reading

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Brum vs Belfast #2: Bull vs Fish

Going with Russ L’s battle request here, which was: Brasso The Bull vs That Big Ceramic Fish – who will be the civic-animal-monument champion? Both pieces of modern public art are very nice and incredibly photogenic, there’s no denying that.  … Continue reading

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Links for Mon 11 August

The Crimes, Hot Monocles, The Cubans and Danny’s Last Dance – The Hearing Aid’s take on the gig at The Rainbow on Saturday night. St Patrick’s Day Festival Update – Notes from Spaghetti Gazetti about the St Patrick’s Day Festival … Continue reading

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