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Help for small business to navigate the marketing maze 

18 Oct

LEADING Black Country and north Worcestershire newspaper publisher Newsquest has lunched a new marketing solution for small businesses.


Black Country law firm reveals commercial property growth 

16 Oct

A BLACK Country legal specialist has announced significant growth in the number of new commercial property cases it is taking on.


Hunters continues expansion with new office in Sedgley 

9 Oct

HUNTERS, one of the country’s leading estate agents, has opened a new branch in Sedgley, Dudley, adding to its fast expanding network.


April King Legal opens Dudley office 

6 Oct

APRIL King Legal has opened an office in Dudley town centre.


Berck of West Bromwich: worker-management co-operation, training and investment 

26 Sep

Berck Ltd, a family-run company in West Bromwich, founded in 1947, took difficult decisions to weather the downturn following the 2008 economic crisis.


Chance Brothers Glassworks added to ‘at risk’ register 

13 Sep

The Victorian Society says a sensitive approach is needed to preserve former glass factory in Smethwick...


Dudley firm Acam marks first six months in business by netting new ‘Wolves’ deal 

7 Sep

AFLEDGLING Dudley-based production company has scored a major contract with one of the Midlands largest football clubs – just six months after it launched.


Licences granted for new Black Country casino 

6 Sep

Dudley Borough Council backs relocation of new casino which will create 100 jobs...


Former city leader invests in Black Country manufacturer 

29 Aug

Lord Whitby of Harborne lends backing to firm which makes machines for removing chewing gum...


New restaurants revealed for waterside development in Walsall 

21 Aug

Five Guys and Gourmet Burger Kitchen among outlets for new development...


New owner for Black Country hotel 

15 Aug

Ramada in Oldbury has been acquired by growing hotel group...


Training provider’s £1.5m expansion of Black Country factory 

9 Aug

In-Comm will use new facility for training next generation of apprectices...


Arc Specialist Engineering Limited: Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Walsall 

6 Aug

Arc Specialist Engineering Limited, formerly known as Bowman Birmingham Limited, is a group of steel processing businesses formed in March 2013 which manufacture and supply various specialist steel products.


Nuttall quick to achieve ISO 9001:2015 for quality management 

3 Aug

DUDLEY’S interior fit out and display specialist, The Alan Nuttall Partnership, has become one of the primary leaders in the manufacturing industry in the UK to be accredited to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard.


Mayor opens E.ON’s new Academy of Excellence in Kingswinford 

2 Aug

A NEW and bespoke national electrical skills training academy has been officially opened in Kingswinford by the Mayor of Dudley.


Iceland’s Food Warehouse opens in Walsall – this is what you can expect 

26 Jul

Operated by Iceland, the Food Warehouse will be situated in the Bescot retail park in Bescot Crescent...


Truckman teams up with Dudley College for new specialist apprenticeship 

24 Jul

TRUCKMAN'S investment in the next generation of composite laminators is being supported by a new partnership with Dudley College.


Shaylor wins place on fit-out framework 

21 Jul

Black Country contractor appointed to two lots of project to reorganise government estate...


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Blogs

Woodmen triumph in tense Oak Park nail biter against Atherstone 

22 Oct

Atherstone Town visited Oak Park on Saturday (21st October 2017) for a tense encounter that resulted in the home side snatching a win.


Trail finder 

22 Oct

Here's a treat for the Aldridge contingent reading the blog - a are thing indeed here, an old history guide to the village scanned and converted to searchable PDF and available for download.


Next Thursday at The Silvershine 

21 Oct

Doors open at 8.30pm at Corks Social Club, Bearwood Road… Paul Foad writes… “We’re extremely excited to welcome back Tom Ollendorf and his band to the Silvershine.


Walsall Wood face Atherstone at Oak Park this afternoon 

21 Oct

Saturday 21st October 2017 Walsall Wood versus Atherstone This is going to be an important game as both teams are determined, and on a winning run – so something will have to give – looks like being a nail-biter of a … Continue reading...


Macmillan coffee morning on now in Brownhills! 

21 Oct

Sorry folks, a bit behind today, my apologies - but a quick note to say there's a coffee morning for Macmillan going on at the Calvary Pentecostal Church in Brownhills from right now until about 1pm.


Meet your local coppers this Saturday afternoon in Brownhills 

20 Oct

I received notice of this great event from Brownhills Policing Team via the excellent WMNow service a few days ago, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 21st October 2017 at Tesco, Brownhills from 3pm until 5pm where you can ...


Emma encourages people to support ‘Hear the Homeless’ event this Saturday in Wolverhampton 

20 Oct

Emma has paid tribute to the organisers of this year’s ‘Hear the Homeless’ event which is being held this Saturday, 21 October at St Peter’s Church in the city centre .


Emily’s Coffee House and Grill – a great business in Brownhills with a great festive offer! 

20 Oct

I'm please to share the news that Emily's Coffee House and Grill in High Street, Brownhills is doing really well after it's rebirth following the unfortunate illness of Matt, the previous owner - thankfully Matt is recovering, but he transferred the...


LISTED: The 55 skills a comms team needs in 2017 

20 Oct

The best day to plant a tree was 20 years ago.


Details of Walsall Council’s park bonfire events for 2017 

20 Oct

Readers have been asking for details of this year's Walsall Council Bonfire Night events in the borough, and particularly Brownhills, so here is the latest information.


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Blogs

Happy Hook A Duck Days 

23 Oct

Young Miss Iris is keeping us very much on our toes, but not in an overly demanding sort of way as we certainly do not countenance any three year old diva type behaviour …… or it’s back to the caravan! Needless to say Hook a Duck is ALWAYS ...


Stickers and critters! 

22 Oct

Keepers are giving out colourful new stickers down on the farm to young visitors who come and meet our critters! Designed in-house by graphic designer, Rachel Lane, the bright labels, which feature a variety of farm animals alongside our new barn ...


Our Dawlish Home From Home. 

22 Oct

Our last caravan of the year ……… …….


Get carving for discounted entry 

21 Oct

We’re looking forward to seeing your crafty carved pumpkin s this week – and don’t forget in return for every donation we receive for our Halloween pumpkin patch competition, we’re offering discounted entry for up to four people! And the best...


Nigel Found A Little Flagging 

21 Oct

The beach at Dawlish Warren is but a short saunter away from our beautiful caravan, and though it would be lovely to just sit back, feel the sand between our toes, chill, embrace the sea air ……….


India-A-Go-Go! Vamps, Vintage & 1960s Bollywood 

20 Oct

Yesterday, when GT offered me this silver Sixties trouser suit they'd found in a charity shop recently I couldn't take it off their hands fast enough.


As our topic comes to a close… a Passage Out of India. 

20 Oct

Here are a few images from our Indian Day as well as a selection of examples of the children’s brilliant project work.


The first half term in Reception.. 

20 Oct

Just one more day at school and Olly’s first half term in reception is complete.


Keeping washing machines in tip top shape with Dr. Beckmann 

20 Oct

*A collaborative post  I often forget that I’m a grown up, someone with responsibilities; a joint-mortgage, a small child and...


Keepers hit the books 

20 Oct

Two DZG keepers are hitting the books as they begin their Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA).


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Sport

LOAN WATCH | Debut Defeat for Walsall Duo 

22 Oct

Walsall midfielders Jordon Sangha and Kacy Milan Butterfield are currently on-loan with local Evo-Stik Premier League side Rushall Olympic.


Wolves 3 Preston North End 2 

22 Oct

If last week’s victory was a demonstration of Wolves’ ability to win beautifully, then this tempestuous fixture was the opposite.


Down The Social: Saints Away 

22 Oct

What Albion fans had to say on social media after the 1-0 defeat.


Concern over injured trio 

22 Oct

Evans, Dawson and Barry all doubts for Man City .


Pulis bemoans missed chances 

22 Oct

Winless run continues after Saints defeat.


Vital View – Premier League – 20th-21st October 2017 

21 Oct

Vital View - Premier League - 20th-21st October 2017 Vitalfootball:WBA:21/10/2017 21:43:00 The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 20th-21st October.


Stats: Southampton v WBA 

21 Oct

Stats: Southampton v WBA Vitalfootball:WBA:21/10/2017 19:29:00 All the stats from Southampton (1) vs (0) WBA, St Mary's Stadium, 21/10/17 Att: 29,947...


AUDIO | Whitney – “A Really Good Team Performance” 

21 Oct

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM 95.6following his side's three-nil victory over Doncaster Rovers, and has praised his players as they coped with the wet and windy weather to secure a crucial awayday win.


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Business

TOP TRACK 250 DEBUT FOR UltraSTEEL® MANUFACTURER, HADLEY GROUP 

20 Oct

The Grant Thornton Top Track 250, saw Hadley Group enter the league table of mid-market growth companies for the first time: ranked at number 225 and acknowledging its accelerated turnover of £127.7 million, with profits rising 22% to £11...


Kingswinford company gives football team a lift in their bid to rise up the league 

19 Oct

A Kidderminster football team have been given a major lift by securing a sponsorship agreement with a West Midlands homelifts specialist.


NVQ Diplomas for Arlington Automotive staff 

19 Oct

Congratulations to Steve Dale, Steve Devlin and Chris Teasdale who each qualified from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) with NVQ Diploma's in Management Leadership.


ART Celebrates 20 Years of Funding Small Businesses 

16 Oct

ART Business Loans (ART), one of the UK’s first Community Development Finance Institutions, set up to lend to businesses unable to access finance from the banks, is celebrating its 20th birthday this June.


Hyfore launches new apprenticeship packs for the engineers of the future 

16 Oct

The next generation of engineers have been given a major boost this month thanks to the launch of a new product by one of the UK’s leading workholding specialists.


Manufacturing Focus Campaign Launch 

16 Oct

As members of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, FBC Manby Bowdler will be part of the Manufacturing Focus Campaign Launch, hosted by the BCCC.


Former Sainsbury’s Bank chief takes over LEP 

13 Oct

Tim Pile succeeds Steve Hollis as chairman of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership...


Jaguar man gives speech at law firm’s get-together 

13 Oct

More than 80 professionals from the West Midlands business community attended Talbots Not So Breakfast Club last week...


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