Smallest Apartment – but ‘Convenient and Dead Quiet!’

At a recent ‘do’ held in Key Hill Cemetery, it was insisted that a ‘temporary loo’ be provided but unfortunately no-one remembered to remove it. Sometime later, when two volunteers were clearing rubbish and weeds, they heard strange noises coming from it and, thinking perhaps a fox or something was trapped inside, they forced open the door which More...

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By MH On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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The Dual Works

The Dual Works is a shared creative studio situated at 23A Kenyon Street, in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter established in 2015 by two founding members Zoe Robertson and Steve Snell. This duo are practicing More...

By MH On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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A New Chamber of Horrors

by Mark Haddleton Many readers will remember the ‘Chamber of Horrors’ which we featured in previous issues. Fortunately, most of the buildings featured have now been restored and even the worst eyesore of all More...

By MH On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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Jericho Foundation’s Big Lottery Fund Grant for ‘Labour for Change’

Patrick Masih (Client Support Manager), Louise Gore (Client Support) and Richard Beard (Chief Executive) of the Jericho Foundation. The Jericho Foundation is delighted to announce it has received £314,000 from More...

By MH On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Cartercutts Expand, Move Premises & Win NAJ Service Supplier of the Year 2016!

Cartercutts have expanded their activities and also moved from 49 Vyse Street to larger premises at 43 Northampton Street, still in the heart of The Jewellery Quarter. Dedicated to producing rubber moulds of the More...

By MH On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Midlands Marketing Agency Acquires Birmingham Design Firm

Managing Director James Hobday (centre) with (left to right) Directors Lara Page, Steve Brookes, Emma Davies and Dave Betts. Midlands marketing communications agency Voiceboxx have recently expanded their operation More...

By MH On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Snow Hill Tram Stop re-named St Chad’s

Snow Hill Metro Tram stop (next to Snow Hill Rail Station) is to be re-named St Chad’s Stop because the stop’s name was confusing passengers who were disembarking there to access the rail station, but the tram More...

By MH On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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WM Lord Mayor Candidate Meets Mark and Marie

On two occasions during her campaign to become the first West Midlands Lord Mayor, Lib. Dem Candidate Beverley Neilson visited Mark and Marie Haddleton (The Hockley Flyer & Jewellery Quarter Heritage) at their More...

By MH On Sunday, March 5th, 2017
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Partial Building Collapse

In the gales of the 23rd February the roof and front wall of the building in the corner of Hylton Street came crashing down (caught on CCTV). Fortunately, no-one was hurt. This building has been derelict after a More...

By MH On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Burning Soul Brewing Ltd

Chris Small tells Mark at The Hockley Flyer “The name comes from us having the burning passion to open our own brewery and try to make the best beers we can (it’s been something we’ve wanted to do for the More...

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