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Plan to build new health centre on site of former care home in Burntwood backed by Cabinet 

18 Jul 18

Plans to breathe new life into the site of a former care home in Burntwood have been backed by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet.

Local news
In Pictures: New drone images show extent of fire damage on former Rubery quarry 

14 Jul 18

BEFORE: 3D image satellite image of Rubery Cock Hill Quarry before this summer’s fires | © Google Maps Photographs taken from a drone show the extent of damage done to vegetation on a green space in Rubery – and how close to homes fires have …

Owner of Lichfield car dealership closed as part of aborted Friarsgate scheme hits out at council leader over “misleading and inaccurate” statements 

11 Jul 18

The owner of a car dealership forced to close as part of the aborted Friarsgate redevelopment has hit out at what he claims are “misleading and inaccurate” statements made by Lichfield District Council.

Cabinet to discuss plan to transform former Burntwood care home into new health centre 

11 Jul 18

Plans to convert a former care home in Burntwood into a new health centre could moved a step closer next week.

Blog feature
The Boot Inn 

3 Jul 18

La-di-dah Sutton Coldfield: I don’t like Sutton, or as Google Maps and pretentious twats seem to call it “The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield”.

Next stage of £450,000 project to improve roads in village near Lichfield set to begin 

1 Jul 18

A £450,000 bid to improve roads in a village near Lichfield will move a step closer to completion next week.

Blog feature
The Old Engine 

23 Jun 18

Darlaston (even if Google thinks Wednesbury): This was near to our bus, and a friend had suggested we popped in.

Dates confirmed for 2018 Play in the Parks scheme in Burntwood 

22 Jun 18

The popular Play in the Parks initiative is returning to Burntwood this summer.

Local news
‘Oh, what a night!’ – Four late night arrests as police response officers, helicopter & dogs team up 

18 Jun 18

Leading with the tweet:  “In the words of the Four Seasons, “Oh what a night!”,  West Midlands Police response officers proudly announced on Twitter this morning that they had made 4 arrests following 3 different pursuits in South West …

Internet giant Google backs down and finally gives Sutton Coldfield ‘Royal Town’ status 

17 Jun 18

MP Andrew Mitchell said the Royal Town name is ‘cherished and well-used…

Blog politics
Google confirms Royal title in victory for Sutton Coldfield 

15 Jun 18

Internet Goliath Google has finally agreed to use Sutton Coldfield’s Royal Title on all Google Map products throughout the world in a victory for the Royal Town.

Blog feature
Seminar: Google tools 

30 May 18

I’m attending a practice-sharing session for the faulty faculty, looking at Google tools.

Former Lichfield Foyer building could be demolished to make way for ‘affordable’ apartments for over 55s 

18 May 18

Two buildings in Lichfield could be demolished to make way for 29 new apartments for the over 55s.

What it used to look like before Birmingham’s most recognisable buildings 

18 May 18

Google Street View gives a glimpse into how some of the city’s major landmarks sites used to look…

12 inch pot hole outside my house, been there 5 years, 11th May 

11 May 18

Been there for 5 years you can see it on google maps for that long.

Businesses given the chance to sponsor Burntwood traffic islands 

8 May 18

Businesses in Burntwood are being given the chance to sponsor local traffic islands.

Google Digital Garage comes to Coventry 

8 May 18

The Google Digital Garage bus will be pulling into Broadgate next Wednesday (9 May) as part of an alliance with Coventry Libraries and Information Service.

Changes to crossings at Lichfield junction designed to improve traffic flow along key city centre route 

27 Apr 18

Changes to a junction in Lichfield will help improve the flow of traffic through a key city centre route.

Chance for people to get digital advice as Google bus stops off in Burntwood 

25 Apr 18

People in Burntwood will be abe able to get help from one of the world’s biggest brands when the Google Digital Garage comes to the town.

Final year students offered free advice on preparing for work from Google Digital Garage 

23 Apr 18

When it comes to a final term or semester at school, college or university, students have a lot on their minds…

Burntwood residents urged to speak out over plans to convert Post Office into dental surgery 

22 Apr 18

Burntwood residents have been urged to speak out against plans to convert a Post Office into a dental surgery .

From South Africa to Solihull – how Google Digital Garage helps Janine take the plunge in business 

17 Apr 18

Passionate swimmer Janine Kyle is enjoying a splash of success with help from Google…

Burntwood councillor hoping to purchase Post Office to prevent loss of “community asset” 

16 Apr 18

A Burntwood councillor says he is hoping to buy a Post Office to prevent it being lost to the community.

Man wins High Court battle with Google over ‘right to be forgotten’ 

13 Apr 18

The ruling in the man’s favour was made by a judge in London on Friday…

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Lion Farm – Public Meeting 

10 Apr 18

A public meeting into Sandwell Labour’s bent deal to build on the Lion Farm Playing Fields (c urrently held in trust for the people of Sandwell ) will be held a week on Sunday at the local St James’s Church.