Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 23 January 2018



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Dance teacher from Tamworth sentenced for sexual abuse of pupils 

19 Jan 18

A FORMER Birmingham dance teacher has today (Friday 19 January) been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing some of his pupils.

Erdington dance teacher Neil Harris jailed for sex abuse 

19 Jan 18

Neil Harris was investigated after a victim searched Google and found he was still teaching.

Local news
The Rainbow Venues: Club fights back against closure with new campaign and festival 

19 Jan 18

The Rainbow Venues via Google Street View A Birmingham nightclub is fighting back against the City Council’s decision to shut them down in November.

Local news
Hacker Alex Bessell who attacked Google, Pokemon and Skype with online ‘zombie’ army is jailed 

19 Jan 18

He made the equivalent of more than 500K after creating his own ‘Deep Web…

Local news
Hacker who attacked Google, Pokemon and Skype with online ‘zombie’ army is jailed 

18 Jan 18

He made the equivalent of more than 500K after creating his own ‘Deep Web…

Councillor says plan for new parking restrictions outside Lichfield school are “a sledgehammer to crack a nut” 

18 Jan 18

A councillor says planned restrictions on parking outside a Lichfield school are “like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut”.

Cancelled ! Indoor Car Boot – Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, 21 Jan 2018 

16 Jan 18

21 Jan 2018 – Community at Bishop Vesey Grammar School FREE It is with deep regret that this Sunday’s Indoor Car Boot has had to be cancelled.

Criticism of “dangerous” plan to introduce new parking restrictions stopping parents from picking up pupils outside Lichfield school 

5 Jan 18

New plans to restrict waiting outside a Lichfield school have been branded “dangerous and problematic”.

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we made it onto google news – here’s how we did it… 

20 Dec 17

The UnAward17-winning best guest post author is sharing more valuable insights, this time with a colleague sharing lessons on how to get the most from Google.

These were the top Google search terms in Birmingham in 2017 

13 Dec 17

The annual data offers a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends…

Chasetown Community School is first in Staffordshire to confirm it will shut for a second day due to the weather 

11 Dec 17

Students at a Burntwood school will get a second day off due to the weather.

Tree Branches, 9th December 

9 Dec 17

Hobart Road: A number of large tree branches left on the grassed area under the tree next to the cream garage.

Report backs plan to replace Lichfield city centre building with apartments and shops 

4 Dec 17

A report has backed plans to replace a city centre building in Lichfield with apartments.

Google marks 50 years of children programming languages with coding doodle 

4 Dec 17

Google has marked the milestone of programming languages being first introduced to the world some half a century ago today…

Former Erdington dance teacher convicted of sexually abusing some of his pupils 

1 Dec 17

A former Erdington dance teacher was convicted of sexually abusing some of his pupils on Thursday (30/11).

Why Google might have to pay millions of UK iPhone owners £200 

30 Nov 17

It is reported to be the first such mass legal claim of its kind in the UK…

Plans unveiled for 24-hour gym on site of former Burntwood supermarket 

22 Nov 17

Burntwood could get a 24-hour gym if plans for a former supermarket site are approved.

Revealed: Worst police stations in Birmingham – ranked according to Google reviews 

21 Nov 17

There was a mixed bag of feedback left for the stations…

Haslucks Green Road – Bent traffic light, 20th November 

20 Nov 17

The screenshot photo from google maps shows the traffic lights, here there is now a new junction to where the Asda petrol garage is being built however there is a traffic light bent 45 degrees at this junction.

Plan to create new spaces to ease parking pain for residents in Burntwood 

6 Nov 17

Parking in Willow Avenue.

Blog feature
A new website is helping people in Sandwell to manage their money. 

2 Nov 17

BetterOff Sandwell will help residents to: access advice on benefits and ways to improve their job opportunities apply for welfare benefits find work that pays and record their job search activity see how their money changes when they move into work.

Blog music
PS, You Are Brilliant – New Steve Lawson Solo Album Out Today 

30 Oct 17

Finally! My new solo album – my NINETEENTH full-length solo release – PS, You Are Brilliant, is out today.

Blog comment
A hole lot of sink 

7 Oct 17

One of the curious things about writing and keeping this blog has always been the steady, curious dynamic of story arcs – where an old subject gets continually, slowly and gradually expanded as Google lists it, people search and find the post, …

Gavin congratulates business for receiving Queen’s Award for Enterprise 

29 Sep 17

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined Cheslyn Hay resident, Ben Jesson, from Conversion Rate Experts to receive the prestigious award at Hawkesyard Estate.

Tamworth Web Agency awarded Google Partner status for 5th year running 

28 Sep 17

A TAMWORTH Web Agency is celebrating after being awarded Google Partner status for 5th year running.