The problem with Father Christmas is that, during his off-peak time, he goes very quiet. Usually, he’s planning for the busiest working day known to man, but rumours persist that he may currently have larger problems to contend with during his down time.
We have talked a lot on this blog about the history of Birmingham’s manufacturing & invention, and manufacturing in the West Midlands at large. It’s what the area is known for historically. We’ve often been described as the “engine room” of the UK, for both positive (our manufacturing prowess) and negative (the whole “Black Country” pollution thing) reasons. Continue reading Made in Midlands→
As we’ve talked about several times on this blog, Birmingham is a city of huge, somewhat surprising diversity. Be it as a shopping destination, a night out location, or as a city of culture, Birmingham is incredibly varied, from the canal systems that loop around the lower levels of the city, right up to the giant buildings that dominate the skyline. Continue reading Cycling in Birmingham→
Birmingham is famed for many things – industry, canals, our unique accent, and so on. One thing we are becoming increasingly known for, however, is education.
Did you know that, since 2013, Birmingham has housed five Universities, on top of numerous colleges? Their diverse course offerings and close proximity to the England’s second city means that this is a sector likely to grow even further in the coming years. So if you are moving here (or looking for a University in the local area), which one is right for you? Continue reading Studying in Birmingham→
A £1 million pound investment in the construction sector has been announced by Birmingham City Council. The project, which aims to create 500 new construction jobs across the city, is being ran in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board.
We live in a world where pretty much everyone has a means of getting their opinions heard online. Pick your poison – Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Snapchat, Pinterest, the list goes on and on. You know that you are ultimately an incredible small fish in an unimaginably big pond, but you don’t mind, as it’s a way of interacting with your friends, and that is all you want. Continue reading 4 simple tips to improve your blog→