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, Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:04 am
At one time redevelopment meant pulling down old derelict buildings that had no further use. Now it is just a euphemism for tearing down any building that stands in the way of developers making a quick buck.
, Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:58 pm
That is not the way to look at things, if you are not very mechanically minded then you should be glad of at least this rudimentary safety check on your vehicle. Especially if you are like most people and don't have your car serviced at the correct intervals.
I see that the other week in Birmingham 40% of taxis (black cabs & private hire) stopped for spot checks by the ministry of transport were given fault notices. Some were even taken off the road. I think a taxi MOT is twice yearly as well in fact I'm not sure if it is every four months or is that buses?
, Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:12 pm
I know where the convent is or rather was, it is adjacent to the much larger Friary (Monastry) next door on St Bernards Rd in Olton. As the convent is no longer operational, I believe it has just been converted into apartments.
If you are interested in buying one take a look here, the cheapest one was about half a million I think and they are all gone.