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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 .


News
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…


Business
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.


News
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.


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How Google Digital Garage in Birmingham helped dad create children’s book business 

10 Apr 18

Ash Sharma has written 13 books sponsored by local authorities and business…


Blog comment
Walsall Wood FC away to Stafford Town this afternoon! 

7 Apr 18

Saturday 7th April 2018 Walsall Wood visit Stafford Town Walsall Wood v Stafford Town Kickoff 3pm  Don’t break your Wood vows, be there, be faithful to your local heroes Evans Park, Off Fairway, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3TL View with …


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How Google Digital Garage can make your business fly online 

5 Apr 18

Google Digital Garage Coach Simone Robinson offers tips on how you can make your business fly online…


News
Residents’ group calls for Lichfield District Council’s planning committee to reject proposal to convert Burntwood Post Office into a dental surgery 

4 Apr 18

Members of a residents’ group say they hope councillors in Lichfield will reject proposals to replace a Burntwood Post Office with a dental surgery.


News
Google Digital Garage helps university student develop business skills for life after studies 

4 Apr 18

Zeyao ‘Xia’ Liu happened upon Google’s free coaching when sheltering from the rain, but what she learnt has been keeping her home and dry ever since…


News
County council says introduction of charges at recycling centres in Lichfield and Burntwood has not led to increase in fly-tipping 

4 Apr 18

A new report has revealed that the introduction of charges for some items at recycling centres in Lichfield and Burntwood has not led to increases in fly-tipping.


News
Councillors to discuss proposal to convert Burntwood post office into a dental surgery 

26 Mar 18

Plans to convert a Burntwood post office into a dental surgery are due to be discussed at a meeting in the town.


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How former nurse learned coding after brain tumour with help from Google 

22 Mar 18

Google Digital Garage in Birmingham has given Bernie Concannon a new lease of life after she was forced to give up her job as a Specialist Nurse at Birmingham Children’s Hospital because of brain tumour…


News
Plans to replace former Lichfield garage with offices and apartment are unveiled 

20 Mar 18

The site of a former Lichfield garage could be redeveloped as an apartment and offices.


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How Google Digital Garage in Birmingham can help you to find your first job 

20 Mar 18

Google Digital Garage Coach Simone Robinson offers tips on how digital skills can help lead the way to career success…


News
Burntwood councillor brands Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant “naive” over town’s bank closure 

16 Mar 18

A Burntwood councillor has branded the area’s MP “naive” over the closure of a local bank.


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These are the FREE face-to-face courses that Google Digital Garage is offering in Birmingham this week 

16 Mar 18

How to write a CV, coding, marketing and starting your own business are among the many free face-to-face sessions you can sign up for at the Google Digital Garage on New Street in Birmingham city centre…


News
MP says plans to close Barclays branch in Burntwood reflects change in the way people are banking 

16 Mar 18

Burntwood’s MP says the latest bank branch closure in the town is an unfortunate side-effect of a rise in online and telephone banking.


News
Google’s Digital Garage inspires students to become entrepreneurs – and how it can help you 

15 Mar 18

Students develop entrepreneurial mindsets and build connections with small and medium businesses with the help of free training at Google Digital Garage…


Blog comment
Lion Farm Scandal – Letter to CC & Sajid Javid 

14 Mar 18

Herewith a letter sent to the Chief Constable of bent West Midlands Police and to Sajid Javid who is not only the Secretary of State for Local Government but also my MP.


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Improve your digital skills for FREE with Google in Birmingham – here’s how 

13 Mar 18

Google is offering free face-to-face digital skills coaching at the Google Digital Garage in Birmingham city centre for anyone who wants to learn new digital skills to grow their career, business or confidence.


FixMyStreet
Lots of rubbish dumped in area by Cash’s Bridge/behind Brooklyn Road houses, 6th March 

6 Mar 18

As per the satellite shot taken from google, pink area outlined shows where there is a lot of flytipped rubbish, including several shipping containers(!) – these appear to have been opened with stuff spilling out, tyres, pipes, clothes, chairs…


Blog feature
MOT Your Charity Website: Part 1 

26 Feb 18

You wouldn’t forget to MOT your car, but it’s easy to leave your website running, unchecked, with sub-optimal performance that may be dramatically affecting online donations and engagement with supporters.


News
Couples encouraged to book their wedding on the myStaffs App 

13 Feb 18

WITH love in the air and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, couples are being reminded that they can now plan their Staffordshire wedding on their smartphone.


Blog
Every Greggs bakery in Birmingham ranked and rated on TripAdvisor and Google 

12 Feb 18

Greggs has revealed when it plans to open its new store at Birmingham New Street station…