April 14, 2014

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Wanted: Small Business News

Where is all the good news from the micro business? You know, the business that is mostly run from home where a shop front or office is unnecessary? Well from now on, it’s going to be right here on Birmingham Favourites! So send us your good news if you are a micro business, even if […]

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January 22, 2014

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Neighbourhood Watch : Jewellery Quarter

by @Timmy666

Still the largest jewellery quarter in Europe where 40% of the UK’s jewellery is made, the area is one of the city’s proud heritage neighbourhoods. Situated just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, in fact you can pick up the pavement trail down Newhall Street from the Great Charles Queensway (take a look […]

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July 3, 2013

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Welcome to Birmingham Favourites!

A place to share all that’s great in our city! A warm welcome is exactly what you expect from Brummies. Everywhere we go, people are keen to part with their knowledge of great things to do, places to see and people to meet. Birmingham Favourites is the online equivalent of that. A love letter to […]

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October 23, 2014

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At the Flix with @Timmy666

Hello all, Welcome to this week’s cinematic trawl and as it’s half-term, what better time than to take your fellow family clan to the flicks! Let’s have a gander …. Fury (15) David Ayer‘s war film takes many of the gripping elements of his cop films, providing an excitement along with a visual and visceral flair […]

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October 21, 2014

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Book: After the Interview by AA Abbott

The book is based in our two major cities, Birmingham and London and is full of thoroughly familiar landmarks in both. I now can’t walk past St Pancras without looking around for the flat featured! As the author commented at the recent Meet the Author event, in this book, all the bad things tend to […]

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October 16, 2014

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At the Flix with @Timmy666

Yo people! Here’s a snapshot dash through the week’s cinematic output in Birmingham. Let’s poke the celluloid shall we! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (12A) One has to question the motives of a studio for thinking this was ever a good idea! Then again I have a fondness to the 80s cartoon series (which replaced Ninja with […]

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October 9, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Welcome to this week’s round up of the local cinema offerings otherwise known as At The Flix with me @timmy666.  ’71 (15) This powerful film stars the excellent Jack O’Connell as a young British soldier who is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. What ensues is a hellish survival […]

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October 2, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all, Welcome to the weekly dose of cinematic medicine known as At The Flix. It’s a fairly quiet week but in true keeping, a number of this week’s batch provide a welcome elixir from our ‘regular’ (whatever that means) lives. So without further  ado…. Gone Girl (18) David Fincher brings Gillian Flynn’s novel and […]

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September 30, 2014

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Ask the Birmingham Favourites Concierge – Breakfast

Five places to go for breakfast or in the case of those places opening later, brunch. Brewsmiths For an honest to goodness breakfast, Brewsmiths is the place to go. Regulars (the JQ Royalty) know what the 1B is (sausage pattie, bacon, poached egg, toast with jam/marmalade & filter coffee or breakfast tea) or indeed the […]

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September 25, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all. Welcome to this week’s mix of cinematic frivolity known as #AtTheFlix with me @timmy666. There’s a real variety to this week’s films so without further ado, let’s dive in! Maps to the Stars (18) A welcome return to the big screen for David Cronenberg and who better for a satire, albeit a darkly humorous […]

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September 22, 2014

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Recipe: Fresh Home-made Pizza

If you have never made pizza at home before, then you have missed out on a lot of fun.  They are not quick to make, but they are very satisfying and very cheap. You can make them in bulk and cook  them off as you need them too, or even freeze them. First, you need […]

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September 18, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Greetings one and all and welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix. The only thing you should need to vote for this week, is the power of voting with your two feet, to deciding what you’d like to see at the cinema this week. There’s a highly eclectic selection of films out at cinemas in Birmingham, so […]

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September 16, 2014

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Birmingham Nature Lovers: Sandwell Valley Country Park

It’s not every day that you can innocently take your dog out for a walk and end up playing on a giant wooden glockenspiel in the woods!  Well, that is unless you regularly frequent Sandwell Valley Country Park and have a walk in Priory Woods, which can be easily accessed from the car park next […]

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