Black Country news
Campaigners criticise ‘sell-off’ of sensitive services to private company that bungled Olympics security contract G4S, the controversial private security company, is to run services providing medical examinations and counselling for victims of rape …
Trio launched bid after being contacted by trial juror who was later jailed for contempt of court…
A man is arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after an elderly couple die in a collision in the Black Country.
Four members of the Beechdale Community Housing (Walsall) team: Alison Baker, Louise Wheeler, Wendy Walker and Dawn Lomas (from Beechdale’s contractor Morrison) pounded the pavements as they took part in The Race for Life in Walsall’s …
The charity Help For Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered while wearing one of its tops.
A man and woman died in a crash at a junction on one of the Black Country’s busiest roads that flung two cars onto the pavement.
A car hit a bollard and ended up facing the wrong direction along the A454 Black Country Route near to Bentley today.
Dozens of firefighters spent hours tackling two severe blazes in the Black Country.
A teenager has admitted stealing £1,500 of irreplaceable jewellery from a Dudley pensioner.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a bailiff carrying out a house repossession was stabbed.
Teachers will be axed from a Wolverhampton high school as 19 staff are set to go, ahead of a multi-million pound revamp of facilities.
They looked like they were stepping from the set of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – and Captain Nemo in his submarine Nautilus could just pop up a few yards away.
A large blaze took hold in Wolverhampton this afternoon when 200 tyres caught fire.
A 22-year-old who had never had a driving lesson wrote off two cars and put two people in hospital while at the wheel of a stolen sports car, a court heard.
A man and a woman die in a collision involving two cars in Oldbury.
Controversial firm which failed to fulfil London Olympics contract to manage Birmingham and Walsall centres…
The management of Pelsall Hall Care Home have organised an 80′s disco this Bank Holiday Sunday 26th May 2013.
In light of recent events, I think it’s really important that we get behind stuff that bonds us good folk and our communities together, and one such event is the Caldmore Village Festival which has been running for a good few years now and just gets …
Walsall Council has advertised a “Traffic Regulation Order” today 24th May 2013 which proposes to introduce double yellow lines (no waiting at any time) in Coltham Road, Short Heath between Church Road and Walkers Fold.
A regular night of comedy, Sit Down, Stand Up, featuring five outstanding acts for just £10, returns to The Public in West Bromwich on 7 June.
The wind it did howl… and the rain it threatened, but eventually that rascally old sun popped out to bless Maria and Lee in our first ever Lightwoods Park wedding.
Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has hosted a breakfast seminar aimed at offering advice and support to local businesses that are looking to either begin exporting, or expand their overseas operation.
Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, has secured exemptions, announced in the 2013 Budget, from the Climate Change Levy for energy-intensive businesses, to ensure that Britain’s metallurgical and mineralogical sectors remain internationally …
Margot James has helped to resolve an impasse between the Department of Health and Mary Stevens Hospice.
A Labour councillor has welcomed cross party support for his campaign to prevent charging for toilet facilities at Walsall bus station.
Bonjour! It's Bordeaux calling! I’ve gone all French recently.
(Via the Bearwood Blog) The wind it did howl… and the rain it threatened, but eventually that rascally old sun popped out to bless Maria and Lee in our first ever Lightwoods Park wedding.
School closes this evening (Friday 24th May) for the half term holiday.
Woodlands has finished for this year, we hope all of the children enjoyed themselves.
I’ve recently started a part-time secondment to CILIP to work on their Future Skills Project .
Ideal for All (IFA) is urging all people that are victims of hate crime to come forward and report it.
Help support our subsidised workshops and tours of Salop Drive so more children and young people can learn about where food comes from.
I’ve been on maternity leave from my full time job in Human Resources since mid January and I had to wait a good month before my Little Mr made his appearance.
Amy gets her second book published Amy Evans is going from strength to strength having her second fully illustrated book published by the London publisher, Cico books.
The Science Department held a revision breakfast before the GCSE Science and AS Chemistry exams, which was attended by over fifty Year 10, 11 and 12 students.
Former Walsall forward Troy Deeney had defended Watford’s friendly with Malaga ahead of the Championship play-off final.
Coventry Saga Rears Its Ugly Head Vitalfootball:Walsall:24/05/2013 09:49:00 Coventry City say that talks are ongoing with Walsall, yet Walsall have denied the claims.
Walsall today rejected claims they have struck a deal for Coventry City to play at the Banks’s Stadium – but refused to deny ground-sharing talks have taken place.
Owen Coyle has been given a major thumbs-up from Wolves fans in the battle for the Molineux hot-seat.
Player of the season Gareth McAuley today admitted West Brom are “kicking themselves” despite a record-breaking season at the Hawthorns.
Three weeks since we last played so that’s three weeks of an improved mood for this Wolves fan, writes blogger Tim Spiers.
It might have sounded a touch contrived, but boss Steve Clarke summed up West Brom’s achievements perfectly in the wake of their thrilling season finale.
Advanced manufacturing and world-class design are key to fixing Britain’s economy, according to the chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover.
The founder and chairman of Black Country construction company Shaylor Group has died after losing his fight with cancer.
It could be described as “Chateau Dudley” but the wine from an unlikely Black Country vineyard is proving to be a smash hit with international experts.
Tesco has pulled out of plans to build a supermarket in Moseley, to the delight of campaigners who had protested against the development for many years.
BIRMINGHAM-based pubco Mitchells & Butlers has said it is cautious about growth prospects due to the ongoing squeeze on discretionary spend.
Expanding Birmingham Airport to create a second national hub or “focal” airport is a real possibility, the independent body charged by the Government with recommending future aviation policy has now said.
HALFORDS Group is aiming to address a sharp dip in profits through its new Getting into Gear 2016 campaign, which is intended to radically revamp its retail offer.
FRED Shaylor, founder and chairman of Aldridge-based construction firm Shaylor Group, has died after losing his fight with cancer.
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