Staffordshire news and blogs Thursday 18 January 2018



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How this Tamworth postman has become an internet sensation 

17 Jan 18

Former Aston Villa employee Mark Brooks has already had more than 60 million views…

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Ed Doolan – an appreciation 

17 Jan 18

Thoughts on the passing of an old colleague News broke yesterday that Ed Doolan had passed away.

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Improve Your Internet Security For Free 

15 Jan 18

This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau).

Social workers could use social media checks to ‘enhance’ assessments, serious case review says 

11 Jan 18

Social workers could “enhance” their assessments of families by using social media, a serious case review has said.

Comedy Carousel, 11 Jan 2018 

8 Jan 18

11 Jan 2018 – Comedy at Glee Club An award-winning show presented by compere Andy Robinson.

The five Birmingham events trending this week – and how to get tickets 

4 Jan 18

See the five events happening in Birmingham that the internet is most excited about this week…

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The Solstice 

1 Jan 18

Radio 4 has marked the seasons this year with poetry during the day of the two equinoxes and solstices.

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Service launched to reduce the pain of calling a call centre. 

26 Dec 17

Click here to try the beta test call entre phoning service “John Hemming, who has created an internet Startup called Cirrostratus
since he ceased being an MP, is launching a free online service to make
life easier for people phoning call centres.

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It’s the annual Chris-mix! 

22 Dec 17

As has somehow become the tradition at Baron Towers I trawl the internet to find a suitably funky Christmas mix for everyone out there who’s a little bored with the Now That’s What I Call Christmas tape that gets dug out every year.

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Here are all the presentations from Data Journalism UK 2017 

11 Dec 17

Megan Lucero at Data Journalism UK 2017.

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Click and Collect 

9 Dec 17

The prompt for today was about how Christmases have changed over the years.

Birmingham Post Power 250 2017: Retail 

7 Dec 17

The retail sector is battling to stay relevant on the high street as internet companies fight for companies and the West Midlands is no different…

Tamworth sunday league footballer becomes internet sensation overnight! 

6 Dec 17

‘Real Madrid’ star Darrel the Barrel Hales has featured on LADbible…

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Spotlight on Black Country Housing Group Click Start 

4 Dec 17


Pub assault thug accused of posting prison photos on Facebook 

1 Dec 17

Prisoners are banned from using the internet and social media and victim’s son says thug is ‘bragging about being out soon…

TalkTalk internet DOWN across Britain – leaving customers fuming 

29 Nov 17

Users in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow appear to be the worst affected…

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Computer taster session at Brownhills Library this week 

27 Nov 17

Sorry – this is belated notice but there’s a couple of taster sessions regarding discovering computing and the Internet at Brownhills Library – one this week on Wednesday November 30th 2017 and another the following Wednesday, 7th December 2017.

Peter Kay tour 2018 – TWO extra Birmingham dates announced 

19 Nov 17

The funnyman sent the internet into meltdown when he announced a new tour – his first in eight years…

Peter Kay tour 2018 – EXTRA Birmingham dates announced 

19 Nov 17

The funnyman sent the internet into meltdown when he announced a new tour – his first in eight years…

Seven ways parents can keep their children safe online 

17 Nov 17

You cannot completely shield your children from the internet…

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Review: And The Rest Of Me Floats at the Birmingham Rep 

14 Nov 17

And The Rest Of Me Floats is an important and timely examination of what gender means in the 21st Century.

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Halfords Black Friday Countdown and Competition 

13 Nov 17

In recent years a new day has rivaled Bonfire Night and Thanksgiving as the most popular and famous day in November.

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30 days of human comms: #2 Jake the five-year-old street sweeper driver 

10 Nov 17

Day two of a 30 day trek around comms that is recognisably human.

November 9th – Whilst at the war memorial, I spotted a bit of an… 

10 Nov 17

November 9th – Whilst at the war memorial, I spotted a bit of an anachronism outside the Post Office in Darlaston – this really reminded me of the heady days of the early internet revolution.

Nine arrested for exploiting children over the internet 

3 Nov 17

NINE men have been arrested in connection with online sexual offences in the last week as officers executed nine warrants across Staffordshire.