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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July 28, 2014

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Book: 27 by Ryan Davis

“One of the greatest rock and roll novels ever written, an exciting new voice!” – Ian Marchant. Oh my. I’ve read a few stories about Birmingham but this is the first based in the modern era. The story of Jim Vale, AKA Jimmy of the Tyrants is told at the turn of this century. As it twists from […]

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July 24, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Greetings film fans and welcome to this week’s At The Flix, an overview of what’s out at the cinema in Brumtown.  Hercules (3D) (12A) Described optimistically in the official studio release notes as a “revisionist take on the classic myth”, a Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by Brett Ratner is more ridiculous than revisionist. […]

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July 21, 2014

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CBD Food Festival July 2014

Despite the imminent threat of biblical weather I decided to sneak out for a few hours to see the CBD Food Festival taking place 18-19 July.  It was all taking place in Victoria Square amid a carnival atmosphere and tropical weather conditions. Unless you are based in the city centre, Colmore  maybe one of the […]

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July 17, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Greetings one and all and welcome to this week’s At The Flix. There’s only a small number of new releases out this week. Nonetheless, let’s go ape and see what’s out. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12A) Let’s get on the side of the Apes one more time, and I’m glad to get […]

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July 15, 2014

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Ask the Concierge: Afternoon Tea

Brunch and afternoon tea are my favourite meals of the day; they come at a time when I’m most hungry, 11am and 3pm and arrive as a pick-a-mix of treats rather than one plateful of the same thing. With afternoon tea, the kid in me – which frankly never went away – takes delight in […]

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July 10, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

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Hello one and all! Welcome to this week’s fix of cinematic hokum! Are you ready to roll? Transformers: Age Of Extinction (3D) (12A) A Transformers movie with the word extinction in the same title. A few might argue that the latter is prophetic or rather just out of hope. Yet, as it is, the franchise […]

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July 9, 2014

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Recipe: Lamb Tikka Curry

Birmingham plays home to an Asian population of several thousand, and one thing we pride ourselves on is making a good curry.  Britain loves curries, we recently voted them our most popular dish, over Fish and Chips. A good curry is far from complicated to make and just needs a little time to allow the […]

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July 3, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello all! Welcome to this week’s dollop of creamy #AtTheFlix goodness. Let’s find out what’s whipped and what’s curdled, shall we! Tammy (15) Here’s another leading comedy vehicle co-written by and starring Melissa McCarthy. Outside of Mike & Molly on the domestic comedy front, McCarthy has proven her chops in Bridesmaids and The Heat, for […]

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June 26, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all! Let’s spare the usual preamble. Like a vampire or a certain Uruguayan footballer let’s sink our teeth into this week’s cinematic action.  Boom! Chef (15) Chef tells the story of a Chef (fancy that!) called Carl Casper, who quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative […]

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June 19, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

So ladies and gentlemen, are you sitting comfortably? Well you should be!  It’s #AtTheFlix and once again, I encourage you to take some welcome respite from the soccer in Brazil and turn your attentions to the cinema. As always, it’s a mixed bag of stuff, so let’s separate the Arsenals from the Accrington Stanley. Ready […]

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