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News
Martin Lewis to sue Facebook – here’s why and how you can spot a scam 

23 Apr 18

Here is a look at what is happening and tips on how you can spot a scam ad…


Blog comment
Burger me 

23 Apr 18

Right people – it’s not often I’m moved to do this sort of thing but there’s a hoax spreading rapidly via Facebook at the moment and it’s gained such legs that I’ve been inundated with email about it – McDonalds HAVE NOT announced they…


Blog social media
how to use video and target facebook groups to get results 

20 Apr 18

There is no doubting the importance of video to connect with an audience.


Blog social media
save the whales! moral dilemmas in the age of micro-targeting 

18 Apr 18

What has whale meat got to do with the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal? Read on… by Ben Capper What are your thoughts on whale meat? How might this affect how you vote in future? Brief back story (bear with me): As members of the EU and the …


Rugby
Birmingham kids as young as nine are being groomed on Facebook and Instagram 

17 Apr 18

A total of 21 offences of sexual communication with a child were recorded by police…


Blog comment
Mylee Billingham – funeral details, and an extra message from Jane Taundry 

16 Apr 18

Details have just been announced by Tracey Taundry rregarding the funereal of her daughter Mylee in a post on Facebook, which the Taundry family have asked be shared here on the blog.


Business
Critical steels for critical market 

13 Apr 18

Extract from production machining https://www.


Blog music
Call for refund by disappointed Stereophonics fans 

12 Apr 18

Amanda Cook writes about the bitter experience of a snow-affected Stereophonics gig.


Blog social media
30 days of human comms: day #44: Gateshead Council shoots down a street light urban myth 

10 Apr 18

For a while I’ve been noticing that social media admins have been drawing a line in the sand.


Blog comment
Mylee Billingham’s funeral details released 

9 Apr 18

Details have just been announced by Tracey Taundry rregarding the funereal of her daughter Mylee in a post on Facebook, which the Taundry family have asked be shared here on the blog.


Blog comment
Local Tory MP needs to go back to school 

9 Apr 18

So Walsall North’s Tory MP Eddie Hughes who incidentally is still Councillor for leafy Streetly Ward in Aldridge Brownhills  has posted on his Facebook page about the Conservative Government doubling fines for littering:  “The Conservative …


Blog feature
DZG rocks! 

9 Apr 18

Dudley Zoo is joining the nation’s treasure-hunt trend by hiding three beautifully painted rocks around our 40-acre site.


Blog comment
Touch Wood! 

8 Apr 18

A quick headsup here for a growing group on Facebook run by old friend of the blog Janey Hatfield that’s centred around (but by no means limited to) memories of Walsall Wood.


News
YouTube campus shooter identified as vegan activist Nasim Aghdam angry over company’s ‘censorship’ of her videos 

4 Apr 18

Nasim Aghdam, who used the name Nasime Sabz on Instagram and Facebook appeared to bear a grudge…


News
Thieves and vandals strike 24 times in this Walsall suburb 

3 Apr 18

North Aldridge Neighbourhood Watch posted the alarming list of incidents via Facebook…


Local news
How to Protect Your Facebook Privacy 

24 Mar 18

You may find The Cambridge Analytica data breach revelations unsettling or scandalous and very worrying and, indeed threatening the very use of Social Media in the future.


Blog comment
POST HASTE: Facebook will only fall when someone gets better than them at sharing cat videos 

22 Mar 18

There’s been a lot written about how the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica crisis.


Blog social media
what does it mean for communicators if people #deletefacebook? 

22 Mar 18

Facebook has more registered users in the UK than every other social media platform with the exception of YouTube.


Blues
Tilton Talk 19-03-18 

20 Mar 18

Tilton Talk Recorded after the brilliant win against Hull City FC.


Villa
The Future King Of England Showing His True Colours Again 

19 Mar 18

The Future King Of England Showing His True Colours Again Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:19/03/2018 09:56:00 I saw this on facebook and thought it might raise a smile amongst the Aston Villa masses after a rather depressing weekend.


Blog social media
death of an intranet 

18 Mar 18

  There are many ways to skin the internal comms cat.


Sport
Thank You!! 18,000 followers! 

13 Mar 18

The club is delighted that is now has over 18,000 followers across website 11950 members Twitter 1910 followers Facebook 4160 likes Thanks you for your magnificent support.


FixMyStreet
More fly tipping Stafford rd, Handsworth, dumped on pavement., 9th March 

9 Mar 18

Wooden cabinet, bags, clothes dumped on the Stafford Rd Goldshill Rd corner, Handsworth as picture attached shown, taken from ‘Handsworth Soho Neighbourhood Watch’ Facebook page.


FixMyStreet
Pile of rubbsig dumped pavement Regent Rd, Handsworth., 9th March 

9 Mar 18

About 30 bags, some cardboard, bit of carpet dumped on the pavement by 154 Regent Rd, Handsworth, picture attached which was taken from the Handsworth Soho Neighbourhood Watch’ Facebook page.


News
Watch: Police pursuit suspect ‘films himself hitting 160mph in new Facebook post’ 

8 Mar 18

Dudley suspect now linked to a separate police chase incident…