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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. Continue reading

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Winterval – the truth

Mike Chubb got in touch, having seen my responses to falsehoods in the Birmingham Post, about Winterval, to say: In conversation with Polly Toynbee of The Guardian re the long running Winterval Saga, she suggested that, as the originator of … Continue reading

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(Bus) stop this madness!

Misleading .information on the TransportDirect website nearly made Andy Mabbett miss his bus. This does not encourage car drivers to use public transport! Continue reading

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Come friendly bombs and fall on Birmingham Central Library

When Andy Mabbett worked in Birmingham Central Library, it was awful. Bad acoustics, stale air, inflexible, unwelcoming — and impossible to drill into. Goodbye and good riddance to the monstrosity. Continue reading

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Spotted Mimics

As a child, I was often taken to our local shopping centre in Perry Barr, north Birmingham (since replaced by a tin shed with pretensions of being a mall) to see a Mynah bird (Acridotheres tristis). It resided in what … Continue reading

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Surface Unsigned: to be avoided

Like many others (see below) I’m seriously unimpressed that Surface Unsigned have tried to stifle reasonable criticism made on Created in Birmingham, by threatening legal action on what appear to be spurious grounds, in order to force the removal of … Continue reading

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