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Ozzy Osborne interview - 26.06.10 / Paul Ward

INTERVIEW: Ozzy Osborne

    Words by Ed King / Pics by Paul Ward Everybody’s waiting. The media in a corridor upstairs, the fans against the railings downstairs. Gargantuan pillars of security standing stoic in the middle. We were all told to ‘be here by 1pm sharp’ but there’s been queues on the street for over 36 hours. Why? […]

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Ex BRMB presenter (Rockin' Robin) and founder of www.radiotogo.com

OPINION: Changes in the airwaves – Robin Valk

For this column, the Birmingham Review asked me some thoughts on radio. Hmmm. Tricky. The radio industry is still full of talent, from community level up to national networks. Listening is holding up. But I’m worried. Cuts continue at the BBC; it’s going to get worse. The commercial sector continues to ramp up automation and […]

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NEWS: All change in Digbeth as Factory Club refocuses

During the early hours of June 13th four people were wounded as shots were fired inside the Space 2 Warehouse, The Factory Club’s main arena on the Custard Factory complex in Digbeth. No one was killed but the unforeseen attack sent shockwaves round the city. The Birmingham Review secured the first newspaper interview with Factory Events […]

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REPORT: Global Gathering’s decade dissection

A decade of Global Gatherings has seen everything from the red arrows to a parachuting hamster land at Long Marston. Celebrating double figures this July, headline acts Dizzee Rascal and Faithless join the world’s DJ fraternity for another round with the UK’s dance music festival heavyweight. Now twice as long and three times as big, […]

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OPINION: Bonkers Boris and the state of the nation

Words by Ed King / First published in Birmingham 13 – May 2008 I have an ongoing argument with my mother about my right to vote, or rather my right not to vote as the case may be. I call it an argument but in reality it’s more like a long drawn out war of […]

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