History UsefulNotes / TheMidlands

20th Dec '16 2:31:54 AM AgProv
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* Music/OzzyOsbourne

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* Music/OzzyOsbourneMusic/OzzyOsbourne. And the rest of Music/BlackSabbath, from Aston, Birmingham.
* [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy Kilminster]], from Stoke-on-Trent. The local council refused planning permission to erect a statue of him, as they felt he was the wrong sort of local hero they should be celebrating.
* Music/TheMoodyBlues, from Birmingham. The name derives from the Mitchells And Butlers brewery, who were happy to sponsor several employees who started a pub blues band, on the proviso they had "M & B" in their name.
* Music/TheElectricLightOrchestra, and its parent band Music/TheMove, and spin-off band Roy Wood's Wizzard.
18th Nov '16 4:19:49 PM Jake
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* ''Literature/TomBrownsSchooldays'' is set in Rugby School (where the sport was also born, at least according to the popular legend), and the quasi-spinoff

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* ''Literature/TomBrownsSchooldays'' is set in Rugby School (where the sport was also born, at least according to the popular legend), and the quasi-spinoff ''{{Literature/Flashman}}'' stars a character from the book.



''{{Literature/Flashman}}'' stars a character from the book.

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''{{Literature/Flashman}}'' stars a character from the book.

5th Nov '16 5:03:36 PM Ravenclawed
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* The series ''Series/RaisedByWolves'' is set in the West Midlands city of Wolverhampton - hence the title.
20th Aug '16 4:48:19 AM themisterfree
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It broadly corresponds to the old Kingdom of Mercia (the dialect influenced Tolkien) and is split by the UK government into UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands and East Midlands regions, this split is currently only used for statistical purposes and as constituencies during [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European elections]].

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It broadly corresponds to the old Kingdom of Mercia (the dialect influenced Tolkien) and is split by the UK government into UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands and East Midlands regions, this split is currently only used for statistical purposes and purposes, as constituencies during [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European elections]].elections]] and for TV news coverage.
22nd May '16 1:04:09 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* Comedian Creator/RikMayall, whilst born in Essex spent a great deal of his upbringing in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, which fueled the inspiration for his Kevin Turvey persona.
8th Apr '16 8:35:43 PM Seanette
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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where disturbingly the percentage of minorities now outnumber native Englishmen. Special mention goes to Narborough Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.

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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where disturbingly the percentage of minorities now outnumber native Englishmen. Special mention goes to Narborough Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.
27th Mar '16 3:01:44 AM HueJass84
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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where the percentage of minorities now outweighs the white ethnic Englishmen ''and nobody even cares''. Special mention goes to Narborough Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.

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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where disturbingly the percentage of minorities now outweighs the white ethnic Englishmen ''and nobody even cares''.outnumber native Englishmen. Special mention goes to Narborough Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.
5th Dec '15 6:31:26 AM Tightwire
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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where the percentage of minorities now outweighs the white ethnic Englishmen ''and nobody even cares''. Special mention goes to Narborough Road, where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.

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The cities of the Midlands are noted for having a larger than usual percentage of ethnic minorities, particularly Leicester, where the percentage of minorities now outweighs the white ethnic Englishmen ''and nobody even cares''. Special mention goes to Narborough Road, Road (also known as the Golden Mile for its almost absurdly high number of gold merchants, jewellery stores, and banks), where practically every business is run or owned by a foreigner.
4th Oct '15 7:25:07 PM nombretomado
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* Sibling actors Michael Socha (Tom in ''Series/BeingHuman'') and Lauren Socha (Kelly in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'') are from Derbyshire. Notably, they use their natural regional accents in the aforementioned roles, providing rare examples of strong East Midlands dialect/accents in television dramas.

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* Sibling actors Michael Socha (Tom in ''Series/BeingHuman'') ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'') and Lauren Socha (Kelly in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'') are from Derbyshire. Notably, they use their natural regional accents in the aforementioned roles, providing rare examples of strong East Midlands dialect/accents in television dramas.
7th Sep '15 11:54:48 PM bassmedic87
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* WebVideo/ThePeriodicTableOfVideos is filmed in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham (in... Nottingham).
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