A leading Birmingham cinema is celebrating the launch of the new Dunkirk movie with a major display designed to honour Britain’s war veterans. The entire upstairs corridor at Cineworld Broad Street has been dressed to try to recreate the ‘Dunkirk spirit’ at the heart of the story. A special sea ‘carpet’ has been laid along the floor, while the walls have been decorated with camouflage materials, poppies and cut outs of Birmingham-built Spitfire fighters.
But you only have to step inside The Flapper to understand why those who know about it, love it. And why more than 5,000 people signed a petition in less than 48 hours to try to save it – a figure which rose to 6,500 after three days. The pub is facing demolition to make way for a block of flats and could be closed within 12 months if the plans are approved by the city council. Robert Babik wrote on the petition site: "The city needs soul, not masses of anonymous, overpriced apartments.
Controversial plans to replace the Flapper and Firkin pub with a block of flats have been unveiled. A boat-shaped block of 66 apartments overlooking the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal was revealed at a public meeting attended by local residents. The plans have come under fire after it emerged the developer would knock down the long standing music venue to make way for the development.
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Selecting a term
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