Some interesting-looking springtime regeneration work is starting in Smethwick (Chance’s Glass Works is suddenly crawling with JCBs and pallets of new bricks) and Wolverhampton (serious attempts to restore parts of the arson-gutted Springfield Brewery complex). There also seems to be (?) an extension to the great Tipton underpass, since there’s a massive earth-scrape going up through the Cracker.

And even my office at BIAD has had a little makeover, since today a BT Openzone wi-fi connection suddenly appeared there for the first time ever.