8,000km bus route from Mirpur to Birmingham to be launched

Authorities in Pakistan are planning to launch a bus route from the Kashmir town of Mirpur to the British city of Birmingham - 8,000 kilometres away.

Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 2:54am

Mo Farah celebrates birth of twins with two-mile victory in Birmingham

Mo Farah celebrates victory with his trademark "Mobot". Photo: AFP

British Olympic star Mo Farah enjoyed himself when he returned to action in the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting.

Farah, who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold in London, triumphed in the rarely contested two-mile race.

His winning time of eight minutes and 27.24 seconds was well adrift of British great Steve Ovett's 34-year-old European outdoor record of 8:13.51.

28 Aug 2012 - 2:22am

HK$1.13b at stake in the fight to stay in English top flight

Victory in the Championship playoff final reputedly is worth GBP90 million (HK$1.13 billion) to the team that reaches the promised land of the English Premier League, which makes clear what is at stake tomorrow for the five teams still battling for survival. Two of the five must go, along with already relegated West Ham, and only their parachute payments will cushion the fall.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Birmingham, Sino Oil sell shares

Birmingham International Holdings is placing 450 million shares or 12.37 per cent of its enlarged share capital to raise HK$299 million in net proceeds. The shares will be subscribed by independent third parties, and the placing agent is Kingston Securities.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

You Bet

The top form teams in the English Premier League clash tonight when Birmingham host Manchester United in an intriguing late kick-off. It is rare enough for Birmingham to be at the head of the eight-match form table, but even more unusually this match heralds the start of a month that is likely to see them outspend their illustrious visitors in the transfer market.

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Ex-star to run Birmingham buyer

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Steve McManaman has been appointed executive director of Grandtop International, the buyer of English Premier League club Birmingham City.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

FA Cup presents new challenge

Unfamiliarity of lower-division sides makes handicap options more attractive

The English FA Cup is the focus of the weekend betting list as the big teams enter the competition at the third-round stage. Six matches are live on TV, with Aston Villa v Manchester United and Leeds v Arsenal the two main attractions.

3 Jan 2004 - 12:00am


With 20 games a weekend and scores of teams, soccer betting is no picnic.

16 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Beautiful game could flourish in SAR

So the inept guardians of the people's game have virtually brought about the demise of professional football in Hong Kong. Their utterances throughout the years have highlighted their profound lack of understanding of football and the public they claim to serve.

14 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Birmingham faces boom and recession

In Birmingham it is very much a tale of two cities so far as the property market is concerned. In the working class districts the property market remains in recession, while in the middle class areas it is booming.

15 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Sleek Jaguar hunts new fans

THE long-awaited introduction of the new 1999 S-type Jaguar took place at Birmingham in Britain last month and was hailed as a great success.

Only the London Times apparently did not like the new car and slated it in its columns on the day of the launch.

13 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Foot surgery for Francis

BIRMINGHAM CITY: The club's giant striker Kevin Francis is having a foot operation after being restricted to only two first team outings in pre-season.

30 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Refs dealing too many cards

If there is a jaundiced look about the quarter-finals or later stages of Euro 96 put it down to referees and the overuse of yellow cards.

If it goes on like this, there is a real danger of UEFA partially killing off its showpiece tournament by removing key players from the best sides taking part.

12 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

What next?

WHAT sort of a country is England becoming? I refer to the report appearing in the South China Morning Post, on December 9, which said that the city of Birmingham had banned Christmas symbols such as Santa Claus, nativity scenes, and ''Merry Christmas'' messages from its street light decorations, in case they upset non-Christians.

16 Dec 1993 - 12:00am