Aviation Campaign Update

In January Birmingham Friends of the Earth joined forces with Birmingham Airport anti-Noise Group (BANG) to launch a new campaign with the aim of persuading local planning authority Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to refuse planning permission for a proposed...

More Post Office Closures

The Government has announced more post office closures, and in Birmingham alone there are 26 branches that face closure, despite the fact that many of them are in the midst of close-knit neighbourhoods, adding further pressure to struggling shopping parades. The loss...

La Velorution

 The Parisian term for the city's one year old Velib bike hire scheme. The local authority in Paris has deposited 20,000 distinctive heavy duty bicycles in about 750 special racks around the city, and anyone can simply swipe his or her ordinary travel card...

The Train to Spain

Last December I found myself catching Eurostar at St Pancras for Paris Gare Du Nord, crossing Paris by metro to Gare St Austerlitz and from there taking the overnight Trainhotel to Madrid. Trainhotel sounds evocative and conjures up images of glamorous Europeans...

South Birmingham Community Radio

The thing I remember most from the first meeting I attended about South Birmingham Community Radio (SBCR) was Peni Whelan saying “Community radio is 90% community and 10% radio.” Peni and SBCR Board Secretary Nick Shough are the collective brains behind...