the second city
of the UK just
edging its tussel with
Manchester due to a large
population of about 1.1 million and greater business importance. Birmingham
people from "brum
" are often called "brummies". It is host to two large football
clubs, Birmingham City
Villa with neighbouring
about 6 - 7 miles away.
centre is quite dull however attempts have been made to brighten
it up with
the failry new bull ring and other things. However it is still the concrete jungle of the 70's. The suburbs of brum
like any other city
are quite pleasant although these days there
are little if any left, Edgbaston being
the finest with
all other inner city
areas failing to impress.
Inner city birmingham
is particualry nasty and is an area to be avoided. Handsworth, Newtown, Aston
and Lozzels are 4 in particular that brandish the "Ghetto" tag due to very high crime, murder
minortites. This was evident with
the shootings of two 16 year old girls
the other day and the incredible 8 deaths due to stabbings one week in april 2007. The areas play host to three nationally famous gangs the Burger Bar Boys, The Johnson Crew
and the less famous of the three L.O.Z.
is only going down hill as far as i can see and in places i similar to that of Compton, and the Bronx.