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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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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July 31, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Let’s head out to the outer reaches of the universe for this week’s At the Flix. The Summer blockbusters continue to dominate the multiplexes alongside a few kids choices yet there’s still space for some world cinema at the mac as well. Let’s delve in shall we …. Guardians Of The Galaxy  (12A) Fresh from […]

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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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