Staffordshire news and blogs Wednesday 24 January 2018



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Mum of Mylee Billingham posts heartbreaking tribute on Facebook 

23 Jan 18

Mylee was found with stab wounds at a bungalow and later died…

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Fresh appeal for witnesses after man charged in Boldmere knife attack 

23 Jan 18

Boldmere road, via Google Street View A man has been charged with attempted robbery after allegedly threatening a man with a knife in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday.

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A Resolution? 

22 Jan 18

Looking back through previous journals I know that I rarely -if ever- make a New Year resolution.

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Is Social Media a tool – or for tools? 

19 Jan 18

Last night I was copied into a conversation on twitter that was focused on hyperlocal, but commented on Facebook being a poor platform for HL “I hate facebook – it causes nothing but arguments” “I don’t want people finding out that much…

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Code Bootcamp demo day for techy Brummies attracts over 100 participants 

18 Jan 18

An app to schedule Facebook posts, a CV website to tackle youth unemployment and an online quiz game are only 3 of the projects developed by the code bootcampers.

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NEW FRIENDS: What big changes to Facebook mean for public sector communications 

13 Jan 18

As the late David Bowie once sang: “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange.

Walsall Fans Focus Meeting Summary 

11 Jan 18

Walsall Fans Focus Meeting Summary Vitalfootball:Walsall:11/01/2018 23:30:00 We have tried to recap everything from the fans focus meeting this evening – if we missed anything out let us know via Twitter/Facebook.

M&S mocked for selling slices of cauliflower as ‘cauliflower steak’ for £2 

9 Jan 18

Twitter and Facebook were awash with comments mocking the product…

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what’s the one thing you want to do in 2018? here’s what some people are aiming for 

5 Jan 18

  What does the year ahead look like? What’s the one thing you want to do? I asked members of the Public Sector Comms Headspace Facebook group to talk about the one thing they wanted to do.

“Beyond a joke”- Readers react to student flats plan for Conservation Area 

3 Jan 18

Planning permission for flats sparked a lively debate on our Facebook page…

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some bold and some worrying predictions for public sector comms in 2018 

2 Jan 18

For the past few years I’ve blogged at the end of the year some predictions.

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VISUAL COMMS: Some bold and some worrying predictions for public sector comms in 2018 

30 Dec 17

For the past few years I’ve blogged at the end of the year some predictions.

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Visit Lichfield’s social media is top notch! 

28 Dec 17

Out of the tourism bodies in the West Midlands, Visit Lichfield came in second place in the English Tourism Social Media Index.

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Danielle Lloyd lends support to autistic schoolgirl given ‘I hate you’ Christmas card 

27 Dec 17

Ella’s story has gone viral on Facebook…

Family receive outpouring of kindness after having Christmas presents stolen 

25 Dec 17

Comedian speaks out on Facebook after family have presents stolen on Christmas eve…

Sister’s heart-felt tribute to ‘beautiful and kind’ taxi crash victim 

19 Dec 17

A SISTER of 43-year-old Lucy Davis who was among six who died in a horror crash in Birmingham has paid tribute on Facebook.

Facebook users outraged after site refuses to take down graphic Birmingham crash images 

18 Dec 17

Bodies are seen strewn over the carriageway in the horrendous pictures…

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Hay, I’ve been barracked! 

17 Dec 17

Over on Facebook over the weekend, there was a passing question about the derivation of Barracks Lane, a name that’s puzzled many interested in local history, since there’s scant evidence of much military activity in Brownhills, particularly not at …

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30 days of human comms: #33 Dorset Police respond to snark on Facebook 

17 Dec 17

Anyone who has ever run a social media account for the public sector knows that from time to time people will post comments.

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30 days of human comms #32: Essex County Council respond to snark on Facebook 

17 Dec 17

There is a very sound school of thought from my Uncle Keith that you should never argue with an idiot.

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BIMM Birmingham hosts Firestone’s Battle of the Bands 2017 

14 Dec 17

Three finalists bid to become Britain’s champion unsigned band.

Corporate branding, can it be quirky? 

13 Dec 17

Hello fellow #MIMFamily.

Bin collections suspended for second day 

12 Dec 17

TAMWORTH Borough Council has announced that the bin collections will remain suspended today due to the weather.

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Bournville’s Snowmen stand tall 

10 Dec 17

Residents of Bournville have been making the most of the snow by creating some amazing snow people.

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School closed – 11th December 2017 

10 Dec 17

Delves Infant and Junior Schools will be closed tomorrow due to dangerous road conditions.