July 7, 2015

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If I Ruled The World…..by Michael Younger

Jamie Cullum once sang if he ruled the world “every day would be the first day of spring”. A great idea, but if I ruled the world it wouldn’t be one of the first 6 things I would do. These would be… 3 Day Weekends  It can’t only be me who notices everyone is happier […]

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August 4, 2015

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If I Ruled the World by Clovenhoof

I love the internet – I don’t have to lie about who I really am. If I met you in the street I’d have to tell you that my name is Jeremy Clovenhoof and that I live in Boldmere, but here I can come right out with it and tell you that I am Satan. […]

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July 31, 2015

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Recipe: Slow Roasted Vegetarian Baguette

  When I was just checking back through my posts the other day I noticed that I had, for months, made one glaring omission. I had included no vegetarian food.  None, nil, nada.  So I thought I had better make amends and come up with something that will rock your world. For this you will […]

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July 30, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all and welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix, and as the Summer holidays pick up apace as do the blockbusters hitting the big screens. Let’s have a peek shall we! Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (12A) Here we go for number five in the predominantly dependable franchise, and once again we get to see the giant Tom […]

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July 29, 2015

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Knife & Fork: Jojolapa

This Nepalese styled restaurant has been in Newhall Street for nine years now and seems to have survived longer than any of the other enterprises which have occupied the site over the seventeen or so years I have been here. Jojolapa means not just the word welcome in Nepalese, but encompasses all the feelings and […]

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July 28, 2015

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Recipe: Philadelphia Cheese Steak

Chef Nick Gilmartin continues this month’s American cooking series. Hola Amigos! Fancy something quick, meaty and satisfying that you can eat on the go?  Step this way. American sandwiches are not like the little triangles we get over here. They are big, half-loaf things stuffed full of meat and vegetables.  And boy, do they hit […]

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July 23, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Welcome to this week’s roundup of cinematic releases in and around Birmingham. Let’s take a ganders shall we?! Inside Out (U) The biggest film of this is the return of Pixar, and judging by what critics and public are saying, they are back on true form to a level set up by films like Wall-E […]

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July 22, 2015

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Recipe: Chicken & Ribs

So today we are moving on to something a bit more elaborate.  It also takes a few hours to bake the ribs, so set you can leave them to let them do their thing.  So, first and foremost, you need the following: [Note: This recipe takes most of the day.  Either do the prep work […]

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July 21, 2015

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50 Fascinating Facts about Birmingham (P1)

  1. CITY OF 1,000 TRADES Birmingham has always been a hive of activity and was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, which was set in motion by the Lunar Society of Birmingham, a group of the greatest scientists, inventors and manufacturers of the time who met to exchange ideas and knowledge at Matthew […]

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July 16, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all and welcome to this week’s slice of cinematic action in Birmingham’s screens. It’s a decidedly mixed bag this week! Let’s see what’s hot and what’s not shall we?! Ant-Man (3D) (12A) Small things come in big screen packages. There’s a knowing wink and nudge to the Marvel legacy with Ant-Man. Armed with […]

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July 16, 2015

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Erdington Fete 2015 in pictures

The wonderful Michael Younger volunteers with the 67th Birmingham Girls Brigade at Erdington Fair and shares his photo diary with us. On Saturday July 11th, Erdington High Street came awash with a range of stalls from all different local organisations and charities, as the annual Erdington Fete was held. For the second year running I […]

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