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Visualised: every MP tweet and Facebook update about Grenfell, one year on 

14 Jun 18

One year after the Grenfell tower fire Birmingham Eastside decided to find out which MPs have continued to talk about the topic throughout the past 12 months on Twitter and Facebook.

Love Island’s Georgia used to be a shot girl at this Broad Street bar in Birmingham 

13 Jun 18

The bar and nightclub told its 13,000 fans the revelation on Facebook last night…

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S2 and S3 Bus Services – Solihull 

12 Jun 18

I have been engaged with residents from the more rural area of Blythe ward (Cheswick Green, Tidbury Green and Dickens Heath) for a while now; collating details of service disruption.

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Olivia Midnight (Kids Interview Bands) RIP 

6 Jun 18

I never met Olivia, one of the original Kids Interview Bands interviewers, but I spent many a happy hour watching the interviews they did with bands great and small.

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Did someone say cake? A great new coffee shop now open in Pelsall 

30 May 18

Images posted on Facebook by the Reading Rooms It’s always great to hear from old pals of the blog, and Laura Hucker mailed we a couple of weeks ago to tell me that she was starting a new venture at Pelsall Village Centre: The Reading Rooms coffee …

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Celebrating Luna live! 

28 May 18

We have a very special party going on in our South American Paddock today – and you’re invited! It’s our little Brazilian tapir’s first birthday and we’ll be delivering a carrot-topped cake to lovely Luna, live on Facebook at 10am.

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Great dog show event this Spring Bank Holiday Monday at Walsall Arboretum 

26 May 18

Facebook pal of the blog Mark Poole has asked me to shout out to readers that he’s staging an event in Walsall Arboretum this coming May Bank Holiday (28th May 2018) in aid of the Laradorsinneed.

Guided Pond Dipping at RSPB Sandwell, 2 Jun 2018 

26 May 18

2 Jun 2018 – Community at Sandwell Valley Country Park (suitable for under 18s) Come and join us for a guided pond dipping session every Saturday in May through to July at RSPB Sandwell Valley! Our expert volunteers will be on hand to help you …

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The ‘Hodgepodge’ of Walsall Property Mini Markets 

22 May 18

A Royal Wedding, Russia, Facebook, Brexit, Trump, House prices up, House prices down … the Press is full of column inches on Brit’s favourite subjects of politics, scandal, weather and not forgetting (and I appreciate the irony of this!) the …

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Urgent! Please look out for these stolen motorbikes 

20 May 18

Images posted on Facebook by Stacey Woodfull Hey folks – please be on the lookout for these stolen motorbikes/quads, taken last night Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th May 2018 from Brownhills West and a separate incident in Norton East Road, Norton Canes…

First picture of tragic Sutton Coldfield stabbing victim Ozell Pemberton 

18 May 18

The family of tragic 16-year-old have told of their shock at his death, while a Facebook page has been set up in his memory…

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Home CCTV captures men brazenly testing if cars are locked 

15 May 18

Video  footage from Pelsall resident originally posted on Facebook.

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How to Make the Most of Facebook Charitable Giving Tools 

14 May 18

Running England’s national air ambulance transfer service for children without any government funding is a costly feat – each life-saving transfer costs around £2,800, with two new helicopters planned for 2018.

Solihull MP puts spotlight on Facebook privacy policies 

4 May 18

SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight has put the spotlight on Facebook’s privacy policies during a high-profile parliamentary debate.

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LIVE TALK: A Facebook Live on GDPR and council websites 

4 May 18

Well, that was fun.

Competition for two tickets to the Farnborough Air Show 

1 May 18

We are running a competition across our social media for 2 x tickets to the Farnborough air show.

Share your mugshot on Staffordshire Day 

26 Apr 18

THERE’S an easy, brand new way to get involved with Staffordshire Day (Tuesday 1 st May) this year – the Staffordshire Day Mugshot! Enjoy Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council and the county’s other local authorities want people to share …

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People Power Brum aims to put local power in the hands of citizens 

25 Apr 18

A Kings Norton reader draws attention to the events of 2015, when a coalition of self-styled independents, united by the belief that democracy needs to be revived, were elected to Frome’s town council and continue to serve the town.

Shameless inmate posts gloating selfies and brags about watching Banged Up Abroad on mobile smuggled into HMP Birmingham 

25 Apr 18

Daniel Cash posted a series of updates on his open Facebook profile…

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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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…

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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.