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A38 Tunnel Closures – Reminder

This is a reminder that the A38 St. Chad’s and Queensway tunnels will:

  • Close at 10pm this Friday 18 July.
  • Reopen at 6am on Monday 1 September.

So it’s Time to think seriously about your route to work (and play)!

The website www.brumtunnels.co.uk gives information on what roads are closed or limited and can help you plan your revised routes.

Geoff Caine

Appeal to trace armed men in Birmingham apartment block

The local Police have asked that the notice below be posted on city centre websites.
Images have been released in a bid to trace armed men who left a Birmingham student petrified after pointing a gun at the door of her city centre flat.

Here is the link to the press release that includes the images http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/latest-news/news.aspx?id=1127

Dragonboat Festival June 2014

OD4A4342The Dragon Boat Festival held today 28 June 2014, a race of chinese canoes, takes place annually to raise money for charities.

It’s great fun for all canoe teams and very competitive!

Organised by Brindleyplace their website says:

Brindleyplace is celebrating the 15th anniversary this year setting an ambitious fundraising target of £50,000 which will be donated to local charity HelpHarryHelpOthers.

Taking place on Saturday 28th June, 20 teams will battle it out in a series of races along the canal from Pitcher and Piano, in Brindleyplace, up to the winning post at the NIA.

On the day, the weather was very rainy, and although this reduced the spectator attendance, it did not dampen the spirits of the teams.

Click here to see photos of the super happenings.

Article and photos by Geoff Caine