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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August 27, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

  Greetings one and all! Welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix, our weekly trawl through all the cinematic releases out in Birmingham this week. Let’s have a ganders shall we! Straight Outta Compton (15) In the first of two films with music at their heart, Straight Outta Compton has been wowing critics and moviegoers alike Stateside, […]

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August 27, 2015

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Recipe: Pork and Sage Burgers with Gilmartin’s own relish

#ChefsTable This week’s fantastic instalment of the BBQ series from chef Nick includes his own family’s secret recipe. Good morning people, sorry I am late.  Busy life, y’know…. Anyway, to business.  We are creating minced pork burgers today.  But with a kicker – my own family recipe for burger relish. So grab a pen and paper, […]

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August 25, 2015

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50 Fascinating Facts about Birmingham

We are mightily grateful to Keith Bracey, local history buff for putting this stunning and informative feature together.  This is part two – please see part one here. 26. PENS In the 1850s, Birmingham was a world centre for the pen trade. More than half the steel-nib pens manufactured in the world were made in Birmingham, where thousands of […]

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August 20, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello and welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix, our weekly trawl through the latest cinematic releases in Birmingham. Paper Towns (12A) With the huge success of The Fault in Our Stars, John Green’s latest novel to get a big screen adaption has been getting a lot of pre-release publicity and advanced screenings. Promoted as a coming-of-age story, […]

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August 20, 2015

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Birmingham menswear brand opening in Grand Central

Birmingham Favourites is thrilled to learn local menswear brand Steel and Jelly is opening it’s first store in the city’s new Grand Central Shopping Centre. Established in 2004, Steel and Jelly’s philosophy is about embracing innovative British design by creating a hybrid of  the contemporary and the traditional. They will be  is opening in the £150m new centre […]

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August 19, 2015

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The Brum for…? Challenge : Sweet Tooth Trail

Birmingham is a brilliant city. It caters for the most diverse of tastes and softens the stoniest of cynics. There really is something for everyone. Our resident trail finder, Gemma Corden, is here to prove it. Challenge her if you dare. The Sweet Tooth Trail Ideal for: sugar addicts and old fairground enthusiasts (that must […]

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August 18, 2015

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Recipe: Bacon ‘Jam’ Burger

Our chef Nick continues the BBQ series with very special jimmy burgers! Happy Tuesday everybody! Ready to try a new way to sex up your burger?  Well step this very way. We are making Bacon Jam, which is nothing at all like fruit jam, but has a similar process of manufacture.  It is very simple, […]

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August 14, 2015

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Nutrition: Salad Days

After the spells of grey skies, rain and below average temperatures, Birmingham welcomes the long-awaited summer sunshine and warmth when it arrives. People often report not having much of an appetite when the sun is beating down on them, and that’s probably why salads are often synonymous with summer; they can be a healthy, light and […]

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August 13, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Greetings one and all. Welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix. Let’s see what’s on at Birmingham’s cinemas this weekend. The Man From U.N.C.L.E (12A) Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock films were knowing and entertaining displaying a ‘romantic’ notion of the 19th century world. This appears to have a similar level of knowingness and fond regard for 60s culture […]

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August 11, 2015

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Recipe: Greek Lamb Burgers

For  the #ChefsTable series during August, our chef is bringing you recipes for the BBQ season – inside or out! Well, you have got to love the British weather.  Always keeping us on our toes.  There I was, with a lovely barbecue menu planned out and it keeps raining.  So, instead, we are going with […]

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