Five things that we learnt in September 2016

on October 10, 2016

Welcome to our new series. At the end of every month (We know we’re a bit late this month!) we take a look at the past month on Birmingham Eastside and bring to you a curated list of the very best content.

1: Birmingham named the 31st most sustainable city in the world

We learnt that Birmingham had retained its place in the world ranking of the most sustainable cities in the world. The report looked at elements from the economy, quality of life of its citizens and the environment of the city.

2: Birmingham Commute – The Musical

We discovered an app that turns the images you take on your iPhone into melody based audio clips, the result a full soundtrack of Birmingham.

3: New BBC iPlayer laws to close popular student loophole

The BBC announced brand new iPlayer laws that could impact a number of students who live in the Eastside area. You now need a TV Licence to watch any content on the television, including catch-up services.

4: Pokemon Go Home

There were a number of Pokemon Go events across the West Midlands in September. We had a look at them.

5: Birmingham trains to get 20,000 new seats, wifi and new ticket options

It was announced this month that trains between Birmingham and London will get a massive upgrade soon including more options for tickets, more seats and free wifi for all passengers in standard class.

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