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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September 2, 2014

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Birmingham Nature Lovers: Woodgate Valley Country Park

As a first impression, when you pull into the car park, and see the visitors centre, Woodgate Valley is pleasant enough, yet lacking in any particular wow factor.  However, as you start to move away from the main children’s play area, the scene begins to open up and becomes quite spectacular. Behind the visitors centre, […]

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August 28, 2014

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At the Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all, So as August approaches its end, we might be about to close the door on the many Summer blockbusters to have hit the screens this year. That said, there is still a healthy dose of releases for you to get your teeth into this week, including two or three big releases. […]

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August 26, 2014

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Book: Clovenhoof by Heide Goody & Iain Grant

  After 27, I’ve gone and read another book based in Birmingham, or more specifically Sutton Coldfield. As the title suggests, demons of an entirely different kind feature in this book . Satan has been ousted from the role that he has had almost his entire life – the job he was born to do. […]

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August 21, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy66

Welcome to this week’s At The Flix. There is a lot to plough through this week, so let’s get the spade out and start digging. Lucy (15) Is this the long-awaited true return to form for Luc Besson? It seems like I’ve posed this question on At The Flix a couple of times now. Finally, […]

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August 20, 2014

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Birmingham Nature Lovers: Lickey Hills Country Park

Before this recent visit, I had only one memory of Lickey Hills; as a child, one winter, I remember going there with my parents, and rolling in the snow with my dog, Megan.  The memory is faded now, so I really didn’t know what to expect – other than hills, obviously!  We went to the […]

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August 18, 2014

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Recipe: Blackberry Pancakes

My neighbours were slightly bemused, the other day, by the sight of the local nutter, in his dressing gown, picking blackberries at six in the morning. Well, I couldn’t sleep.  I had been awake for an hour trying to think up a new recipe for blackberries.  Beyond the usual pies and crumbles, what do you […]

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August 14, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Greetings all, Big muscles are flexing, weapons are loaded and wise cracking one-liners abound on this week’s At The Flix! So, why not settle down with a vat of popcorn and a barrel of coke with the following cinematic delights: The Expendables 3 (12A) You sort of have to tip your hat to Stallone! This […]

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August 12, 2014

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Book: No Mean Affair by Robert Ronsson

Having just read a book based in my one of my favourite cities, Birmingham, move on to this, based in another, Glasgow. This one however, is delightfully, a history lesson too, of the best kind. It opens in Glasgow in 1912 in a tenement – that is – a one room dwelling. The poverty of […]

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August 8, 2014

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At The Flix with @timmy666

What the shell is going on? I’ll tell you. It’s At The Flix! Welcome one and all. Let’s get cracking! God’s Pocket (15) Natural expectation will be attached to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final film, starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Mickey who tries to bury the bad news of his unpopular step-son’s death with […]

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August 5, 2014

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Birmingham Natures Lovers: Kings Heath Park & Highbury Park

Kings Heath Park & Highbury Park As these parks are so close to one another, that you could feasible walk from one to the other, I thought I’d write them up as one. We started off at Kings Heath Park, which is a very picturesque and well-kept park, with a more formal feel.  As there […]

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