Blur have reformed to play some of the biggest gigs of their career. Here’s a review of their performance at Hyde Park, London, 2nd July 2009. The LED billboard reads ‘Welcome to Blur at Hyde Park. Drink water, wear sunscreen. Have a great time!’
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Wolverhampton city centre to welcome the 1st Battalion of the Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales) back from Iraq. The Staffords will never again march through the city.
The people of Birmingham are generous, the youngsters wonderful say Ted and Beryl. After 20 years of collecting, the Swanns are retiring from their Poppy Appeal stall at New Street station. They want to say thank you.
The audience talk about Benjamin Verdonck’s ‘The Great Swallow’. Fierce Festival, Birmingham.
By Ciarán Ryan, 2004 Suffolk’s first commercial wind turbine has been built on Ness Point in Lowestoft. It’s the tallest in the UK.