Tag : birmingham

Channel 4 Announces Plans for New Headquarters in Leeds

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Channel 4 have announced plans for a new national headquarters in Leeds, following a board meeting on 31st October. The city was unexpectedly chosen ahead of ‘front-runners’ Birmingham and Greater Manchester, both of which were on the shortlist. West Midlands Mayor Andy Street recently came under fire for telling constituents … Read More

From Where the Villa and Blues play – A Birmingham Playlist

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I’m from where the Villa and Blues play, the Burgers and Johnsons… For our latest Clubs Playlist, The Gryphon’s resident Brummie editor, Mary Lumley, compiles a set of songs linked to the Second City. Find a Youtube playlist below. Did you know Birmingham has more canals than Venice? Of course … Read More

The Maccabees Farewell Tour @ O2 Institute, 22/06/17

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‘So whose is this first Maccabees’ gig?’ energetic guitarist Felix White asks the 2,000 adoring fans in Birmingham’s dimly lit O2 Institute. As people raise their hands in the packed out venue, White scoffs, ‘well you’re a bit late to the party then, aren’t you!’ He has a point: in … Read More

Georgia Pine by Broken Witt Rebels

2 years ago / 0 comments

Broken Witt Rebels’ Georgia Pine is a two finger “fuck you” to anyone that says guitar music is dead. Every minute from the slow pine of ‘Susie’ to the adrenalin pumping ‘Guns’ oozes Kings of Leon-esque allure. Forget slows introductions, ‘Low’ launches you into a riff-tastic chorus that sets the … Read More

Campus Watch: Birmingham scientists aim to create sperm fertility app

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham have formulated mathematical equations that will help determine the efficiency of human sperm based on visual factors. Leader of the project at Birmingham, Dr Dave Smith, said: “This has the potential to transform fertility treatments.” Current procedures to determine fertility date back over 60 … Read More

Peaky Blinders: One wedding and funeral

3 years ago / 1 comments

‘I’m planning on getting married’ said Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in the finale of Peaky Blinders’ second season back in November 2014. After a gruelling wait filled with guessing whether the bride-to-be would be Tommy’s old flame Grace (Annabelle Wallis) or wealthy widow May (Charlotte Riley), our questions have finally … Read More

Happy People by Peace

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The wonderful and wacky Peace are back with their second album Happy People. Since debut In Love they have been touring endlessly supporting names such as The Libertines and Bombay Bicycle Club. Over this time they have refined and developed their sound, evident in the anthem-filled new album Happy People. … Read More

UK National Sperm Bank opens in Birmingham

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On 30th October, The National Gamete Donation Trust – in conjunction with Birmingham Women’s Hospital – opened the first UK National Sperm Bank. Whilst sperm banks have been open throughout the UK, previously they were privately run, resulting in insemination costs of around £4000. However, the bank means that women … Read More

News | Future Leeds student dies in unexplained fall

4 years ago / 0 comments

Tributes have been paid to a student about to start at Leeds University who died last Wednesday. Jeevan Singh Dhanda, who held an offer to study economics, was found on railway tracks at Birmingham New Street Station on 7th August. He was taken to hospital by emergency services, who attempted … Read More

Sport | League leaders Birmingham dominate in Hockey

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Leeds suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of division leaders Birmingham on Wednesday under the lights at Weetwood. The start of the game was rather scrappy as both teams conceded a number of fouls, meaning there was no real flow to the game and a rhythm was unable to … Read More