Category Archives: Birmingham

The mysterious case of Birmingham’s missing Victorian cast iron urinal

Andy Mabbett wants to know what happened to the listed Victorian cast iron urinal, which he acquired for Birmingham Railway Museum in 1987. Continue reading

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Alan Sugar, Digby Jones and me, in the Daily Express

Andy Mabbett is quoted in Ros Dodd’s article, “The Apprentice Proves that Britain Means Business”, in the Daily Express.

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Syndicating Customisable Hyperlocal Blog Content

Andy Mabbett proposes the syndication of customisable hyperlocal blog content, poses some questions, and invites comments on how this can practically be achieved.

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My name is Andy Mabbett, and I’m a Hyperlocal blogger

Andy Mabbett is now a hyperlocal blogger, for ‘The B44’, in Great Barr & Kingstanding, Birmingham, England

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Portrait with Brompton Bike

Portraits of Andy Mabbett, part of the Birmingham Cyclists project by Pete, aka Dividenthal.

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Don’t confuse your social media channels

Piping Facebook status updates to Twitter (or any automation of cross-channel feeds) can give confusing messages.

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Ian Emes’ ‘French Windows’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘One of These Days’ at Ikon

Ian Emes’ video for Pink Floyd’s ‘One of These Days’, ‘French Windows’, is part of an exhibition at Birmingham’s Ikon gallery, until September 2010

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Bacchus Bar, Birmingham. Awful.

A visit to Bacchus Bar, Birmingham, was ruined by bad service, filthy toilets and failure of staff to remove a puddle of vomit.

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25 things about Andy Mabbett

0000-0001-5882-6823I’ve been wondering whether anyone would tag me to give “Seven Things you Never Knew About Me”, and how on Earth I would come up with that many. My friend and colleague Emma Routh tagged me on Facebook in a … Continue reading

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