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New Operations Director forms ambitious £1m sales target for Black Country manufacturer 

27 Apr

A NEW Operations Director and a strategic investment drive is anticipated to help a Kingswinford manufacturing specialist hit £1m within two years.


Aston Villa v Birmingham City: Racist abuse suspect and alleged pitch invaders arrested 

24 Apr

A Black Country man has been arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a steward and five other men have been detained in connection with a pitch invasion during the Villa v Blues derby match.


Ugo Ehiogu: Former Aston Villa and West Brom defender in hospital after collapsing 

20 Apr

Tottenham have announced that former Villa and Albion defender Ugo Ehiogu is in hospital after collapsing at the club's training centre.


‘We just miss them so much. They were loved by everyone’ – Family pay tribute to tragic wife and son after Stourbridge stabbings 

17 Apr

‘We just miss them so much.


Stourbridge stabbing victims remembered as father and daughter return to watch West Brom 

16 Apr

The victims of the brutal stabbings in Stourbridge were remembered at The Hawthorns today, where the two surviving family members were watching their beloved West Brom for the first time since the tragedy.


Subcon Lasers: ‘in the forefront’ due to continual investment in the latest technology 

16 Apr

Subcon Laser Cutting, based in Nuneaton, invests in the latest technology available to keep at the forefront of a rapidly changing and challenging manufacturing environment.


M5 roadworks: West Brom fans warned of major delays to The Hawthorns 

15 Apr

Thousands of West Bromwich Albion fans have been warned they face major disruption getting to The Hawthorns next season due to a huge roadworks scheme on the M5.


Stourbridge stabbing: West Brom to honour mother and son killed with tribute as father recovers 

13 Apr

The survivor of an horrific triple stabbing is expected to attend West Brom's game against Liverpool on Sunday - as the club revealed it would be paying an emotional tribute to his wife and son who were killed.


Black Country car supermarket to open 

13 Apr

Trade Centre UK makes its first foray into England by launching new car supermarket in the Wednesbury...


Black Country town launches BID campaign 

13 Apr

Three-month campaign kicks off to form a new business improvement district which is pledging to invest 120,000 in new initiatives...


Man dies in Birmingham city centre after taking Black Mamba drug 

9 Apr

A man has died and two people were taken ill overnight in Birmingham city centre after taking the Black Mamba drug.


EDL in Birmingham: ‘Best of British’ tea party held at mosque to counter rally 

8 Apr

Officials at a mosque have answered the "hatred and division" of an English Defence League rally by hosting a "best of British" tea party.


Hundreds of jobs under threat as 2 Sisters Food Group plans factory closure 

7 Apr

Group is now consulting with staff at 'ageing' poultry processing plant in the Black Country...


Plans for giant restaurant quarter extension to Merry Hill centre revealed 

7 Apr

Plans are in the pipeline to boost the dining out offer available at the Black Country retail hub as part of wider a 100 renovation project...


Saido Berahino Foundation money defended over ex-West Brom star’s charity fund 

6 Apr

Money raised for the foundation set up by ex-Baggies’ forward Saido Berahino was spent on projects in the player’s native Burundi, one of his representatives has said.


Saido Berahino Foundation: Mystery over ex-West Brom star’s charity fund 

5 Apr

A foundation set up by ex-Albion striker Saido Berahino is to be probed by the Charity Commission.


Saido Berahino Foundation: Lavish launch party but what happened next? 

5 Apr

The Saido Berahino Foundation was launched with a lavish party in London and to a fanfare in the media.


Two arrested in Birmingham anti-terror operation 

29 Mar

Two people were arrested in Birmingham today on suspicion of terrorism offences.


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Blogs

Silver Street Church historical display – on now! 

28 Apr

Just a quick post while I'm tied up with other stuff - the young David Evans has been to the display of memorabilia and photos at Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, to celebrate the iconic building's 50th Anniversary.


Tom Watson Scores Again! 

28 Apr

I hope the title of this post hasn't excited you to believe that I am about to report that Lazy Tom is shagging again after the demise of his relationship with the fragrant Ms Peacock.


Emma launches survey to seek your views on the priorities for our city after the general election 

28 Apr

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has launched an online survey seeking residents’ views on their priorities for our city.


Sad News – Pheasey CAB to close 

28 Apr

Sorry to say this, last year Walsall CAB was under threat from Tory cuts but the Lab council then managed a stay of execution for a lot of it’s services.


Steve Eling – Ay Up Me Duck? 

28 Apr

In 2012 "socialist" Steve Eling dreamt up a scheme to shaft the very poorest and most deprived folk of Sandwell.


Is it any wonder people get fed up with politicians 

27 Apr

There are two things that get right up my nose when it comes to politics.


Hackett IS guilty says Information Commissioner! 

27 Apr

You probably haven't got time now to put the kettle on and break out the custard creams but when you get a chance please take a look at my post of 17th March, 2017 and the failure of the deeply corrupt Sandwell Labour Council to answer my Freedom of ...


Fabulous at Fifty – local theatre going strong! 

27 Apr

It's good to see local theatre doing so well these days, with not one but great local companies staging shows in the coming weeks - last week I pointed out Brownhills Musical Theatre Company's latest 9-5 was coming up, and today it's the turn of ...


Mobile phone theft in Brownhills – can you help please? 

26 Apr

This is an important one I'm hoping readers can help with - a user of Brownhills Parkview Centre surgery yesterday (Tuesday 25th April 2017) had their mobile phone stolen while using the disabled facilities there.


Americana comes to Bearwood 

26 Apr

Ireland, Sheffield, London, Belgium, Germany….


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Blogs

Oldbury pub is number 20,100 for Ale Tairster Pete 

28 Apr

THE AIM of visiting every pub in Britain is proving to be a never-ending task for Pete Hill and the Black Country Ale Tairsters because new pubs are opening all the time.


Spending Easter with my Holibob Bear | Review and Giveaway 

28 Apr

*A collaborative review Just before the Easter holidays, we had a little guest arrive in the post to join us and I couldn’t wait to introduce Olly to him.


Search for Sally’s stickers! 

28 Apr

DZG’s Outreach Co-ordinator, Sally Skinner, is fully stocked with new colourful stickers ahead of her forthcoming summer season.


Nigel ….. Hungers For The Past 

28 Apr

Nigel has asked (pleaded/beseeched/begged) that when I have finally finished reviewing the pleasures of most, if not all the many cafes and teashops of Evesham ……..


Wuhan: Hankou’s Calling! 

27 Apr

Hankou was calling, trading a weekend on the booze to be cultured.


Summer Term! 

27 Apr

Welcome back to all at Delves Junior for the Summer Term.


Colour Run 2017 

27 Apr

Our Sixth Form Students have been out again raising money for their three charities: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Macmillan and the Michael Lewis Foundation.


Ventriloquist appeared with Laurel and Hardy when he was 10 years… 

27 Apr

YOU MAY have heard that scenes for a new film about Laurel and Hardy's last tour of Britain are to be filmed in Dudley later this year.


We’re talking tapirs! 

27 Apr

It’s World Tapir Day and we’re raising awareness of this loveable, but endangered species.


Nigel Makes A Wonderful Discovery 

27 Apr

Poor Nigel came home yesterday in an absolute state of flux ……….


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Sport

Kory Roberts Targeting More First-Team Football in 2017/18 

28 Apr

Walsall defender Kory Roberts, who has made two first-team appearances after turning professional last summer, has spoken to club journalists and discussed his desire to get more time in Jon Whitney's side.


Pulis Rules Two Out For Leicester 

28 Apr

Pulis Rules Two Out For Leicester Vitalfootball:WBA:28/04/2017 15:51:00 Head coach Tony Pulis has held his pre Leicester City press conference ahead of the game this weekend and West Bromwich Albion will be without two players for the tie...


No Truth To Forest Link – Pulis 

28 Apr

No Truth To Forest Link - Pulis Vitalfootball:WBA:28/04/2017 15:50:00 Head coach Tony Pulis was asked about the speculation linking West Bromwich Albion with a move for Nottingham Forest youngster Joe Worrall.


Derby v Wolves team news: Trio set to miss out 

28 Apr

Helder Costa, Matt Doherty and Andy Lonergan are all set to again miss out when Wolves take on Derby County tomorrow.


How Tambling Link Came Tumbling Down 

28 Apr

Bobby Boy Was Within Wolves’ Grasp He was Chelsea’s leading all-time scorer for nearly half a century until Frank Lampard came along in relatively recent years – and remains a true icon of ‘The Bridge.


Whitney Keen to End the Season With a Bang 

28 Apr

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of Sunday afternoon's season-ending League One clash with Milton Keynes Dons, and has urged his team to end the season with a bang.


Matt Wilson’s West Brom update – April 28th 

28 Apr

Matt Wilson offers up his West Brom video update.


Luke Hatfield’s Walsall update – April 28th 

28 Apr

Luke Hatfield offers up the final Walsall update of the season.


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Business

New Operations Director forms ambitious £1m sales target for Black Country manufacturer 

27 Apr

A NEW Operations Director and a strategic investment drive is anticipated to help a Kingswinford manufacturing specialist hit £1m within two years.


Digby Jones: The West Midlands needs a business leader, not a politician, as mayor 

27 Apr

Former CBI Director General Lord Jones of Birmingham reveals who he is backing to be mayor of Birmingham in the election on May 4...


£1.2m investment proves a perfect 50th birthday present for Alucast 

27 Apr

One of the West Midlands leading aluminium casting foundries is celebrating its 50th birthday in style after announcing plans for a new £1.2m technical centre and machine shop.


Apprenticeship Opportunities At adi Group 

26 Apr

Apprenticeships are a big part of adi Group’s talent stream and we are a proud member of The 5% Club.


Virgin Trains teams up with French operator for HS2 bid 

25 Apr

SNCF has thrown hat into the ring as battle hots up to run InterCity West Coast franchise and high-speed services...


Fitness First closure paves way for controversial new Lidl 

24 Apr

Budget supermarket group handed a boost after landlord serves notice on gym in Stirchley as it strives to sell building...


adi Group Backs Responsible Business Week 2017 

21 Apr

adi Group is among hundreds of companies taking part in Responsible Business Week, (24–28 April), the high-profile annual campaign to raise public awareness of business as a force for good in society.


Debenhams places ten stores at risk in major review 

20 Apr

Company also plans to shut 11 warehouses but stops short of naming specific shops which are threatened...


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    The Black Country flag is flying proudly above the streets of Dudley marking the start of a month long celebration of the region.

    Miss Black Country hoisted the flag above Dudley Castle this morning.

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