Sir Howard Elston, our community affairs editor, lifts the lid on local social media groups.
Prime Minister David Cameron hasn’t looked anything like a leader this week writes Steve Beauchampé
Birmingham City Council is on the hunt for local heroes who have made a real difference to the lives of people in Birmingham.
Tens of thousands of revellers joined in with the Birmingham Pride festival at the weekend.
My Time CIC, a social enterprise owned by service users in inner city Birmingham, has helped thousands of people overcome mental health issues by offering a variety of learning opportunities.
New Heights Community Project in Kingstanding, Birmingham is the latest winner of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society Award.
Around 70 per cent of women who sleep rough in the UK say they have suffered domestic violence, according to new research at the University of Wolverhampton.
State schools should offer compulsory qualifications in good manners and self control according to Dr Anthony Seldon
A self-appointed witch doctor has been ordered to pay back £28,500 in one of the most bizarre cases of money-laundering West Midlands Police have encountered.
It has been claimed that budget cuts are likely to lead to increased inequality.
Researchers, policy makers, charitable groups and other interested parties will be discussing ideas for improving the lives of older residents at a special event taking place at Coventry University this month.
“You are not alone” is the message from police.
Birmingham has been ranked as having the highest quality of life of any UK city outside of the capital in a new study by Mercer, a global HR firm.
The winners have been announced in Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) internal awards programme – the Chamberlain Awards
The newly formed Facebook Group “Save Walsall’s Green Spaces and Countryside Services” are organising a static protest
A social worker has been nominated for a community award in Birmingham City Councils’ (BCC) annual recognition initiative, the Chamberlain Awards.
CityTV has been awarded the licence to broadcast, on Freeview channel 8, as the local television station for Birmingham and the Midlands.
Youth workers and young people are coming together this week to showcase the impact youth work has in breaking community barriers during Youth Work Week 2012.
A new Facebook Group has been set up in response to local concerns for the future of Walsall’s Green Spaces and Countryside Services.
Cogent Elliott, one of the UK’s leading integrated creative agencies, has developed a powerful advertisement for the National Association of People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), based upon the Jimmy Savile revelations.
Employees of Birmingham City Council (BCC), who have made a real difference to the lives of local people, are being recognised for their achievements in a special awards ceremony next month.
Laurence Inman realises, possibly too late, that it’s quality not quantity that counts.
Birmingham student, Sufyaan Patel, has been awarded Medalist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for voluntary work and services to the community.
Coming up at The Public in West Brom this month
Walsall Labour have welcomed the support of the Conservative candidate for the role of deputy Police Commissioner
Anti-privatisation campaigners have called on the candidates standing for election for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner to pledge not to privatise any policing service if elected.
Good Hope Hospital – in partnership with Healthcare at Home Ltd – is launching its first recovery at home (R@H) service this week
A series of community events, exhibitions and activities celebrating Black History will be taking place at The Public this October.
The FLIP Festival is launching GIF the City, a new invigorating participatory project.
Localgiving.com has £500,000 from the Office for Civil Society which it will use to match up to £10 of every donation made through the website.