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The World at 4am

What does your world look like at 4am? After going out around Birmingham at 4am to capture life during this magical hour, photographer Karen Strunks...

The Pope People

Post by Marty Taylor Getting ready to go and join thousands of Catholics gathering in the streets of Longbridge to see the Pope on a...


Image by dacheeses via Flickr Plans for multimillion pound youth centre on Longbridge Lane have been submitted to Birmingham City Council Plans submitted...

Pilgrim’s Eye View

**These images and footage are courtesy of Donato Esposito, unless otherwise stated. Thanks Donato! Donato, of Rubery, and his children attended the beatification mass as...

Pictures: Pope, Pilgrims & Protesters

On Sunday, Marty & I grabbed the kidlets and pottered off over to Cofton Park to see the Pope, pilgrims & protesters. Took lots and...

MG6 Launch Date

Spotted one of these being road tested in Lickey the other day but I was driving so didn't get a picture! To be launched in...

Mixed Reception Awaits Pope

The Papal visit seems to be dividing residents close to Cofton Park as much as the rest of the population. Tonight, last minute preparations take...

Bostin Heroes Champion Local Dialect

The Bostin Heroes comic strip has been used as an example of English dialect in a new English language text book for college students....

Traffic and travel information for Papal visit | birminghamnewsroom.com

Advice and reminder of Papal visit traffic restrictions from Birmingham City Council Traffic and travel information for Papal visit | birminghamnewsroom.com.

Papal Preparations: 16th September

With only a couple of days left to go until the Pope's mass in Cofton Park, more structures are appearing, pathways are being laid,...

Thoroughly Modern Mass

Just noticed these illustrations of what the Pope's Cofton Park stage/chapel/beatification altar whatnot will look when it's finished.

Frankley Lymphoma Blogger Up For Award

  After the birth of her son in May 2009, 28 year old Roz Barnwell from Frankley was finding returning to normal very difficult.  After...

The Great Wall of Cofton

I was hoping to get over to Cofton Park yesterday, as I was aware that a larger area was going to be closed off...

Pope in the Park

Preparations for the Papal visit on 19th September are underway in Cofton Park. The car park has been closed and the surrounding area is...