Milestones from the West Midlands in years gone by and up-to-date news from the region can be found on the new Birmingham Post Facebook page.
The new page – facebook.com/birminghampost – contains a timeline featuring some of the greatest and darkest days in the West Midlands history, and how they were reported by the Post at the time.
They include Joseph Chamberlain becoming Mayor of Birmingham – news broken by the Post in 1873 – as well as the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974 and the tornado which swept through Birmingham in 2005.
The timeline sits next to the up-to-date news, comment and features which are uploaded on the Post’s Facebook page every day, giving Facebook friends the opportunity to comment and respond to the news of the day in the West Midlands.
Graeme Brown, deputy regional head of business for the Post’s parent company BPM Media, said the Facebook page presents readers with an opportunity to interact with the news of the day.
He said: “Social media is an increasingly important way to communicate with readers – both in terms of delivering a better service to the existing readers of our weekly newspaper and in reaching out to a new audience.
“The Post’s Facebook page is a great place for people from the West Midlands to debate the news of the day from the region, and interact through YouTube videos.
“And while we will keep on breaking the important business and political news, comment from experts and the latest from the region’s arts and culture, we will be keeping an eye on the past as well, with regular updates to our timeline about news from days gone by.”
The new Facebook page features photographs of Birmingham sourced from the Post’s Flickr group and begins with a picture taken by Tim Ellis of the statue of William Murdoch, Matthew Boulton and James Watt on Broad Street.
Visit the Post’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/birminghampost
Follow the Post on Twitter: twitter.com/birminghampost
The Post’s Flickr page: birminghampost.net/flickr