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Two Birmingham men still in custody after Westminster terror attack 

25 Mar

Two Birmingham men remain in police custody today as police continued to build a picture of the final hours and violent past of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood to find out if he acted alone or had support.


Dudley firm doubles manufacturing space 

22 Mar

A DUDLEY manufacturer has expanded and bought new machinery to increase productivity thanks to a £250,000 financial package from Lloyds Bank.


Truckman targets European market growth 

22 Mar

DUDLEY firm Truckman is aiming to boost its export activities, with a particular focus on the Northern European market.


MPs condemn the BBC’s ‘unfair’ and ‘pessimistic’ coverage of Brexit 

21 Mar

Black Country MP Tom Watson demands that Theresa May speak out to defend the BBC, after a group of 72 MPs attack its Brexit coverage...


This new Black Country factory turns sanitary towels into fuel 

20 Mar

Patented process is aiming to prevent millions of hygiene products such as tampons and nappies ending up in landfill where they take up to 500 years to decompose...


£1bn Black Country manufacturing strategy looks to lure investors 

17 Mar

Investment opportunities in a ground breaking High Value Manufacturing City development have been highlighted by the Black Country LEP at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


600-homes plan for Wolverhampton’s Canalside 

17 Mar

The canalside regeneration of Wolverhampton has been laid out to potential investors at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


LEGO artist brings Brick Wonders to Wolverhampton 

16 Mar

LEGO lovers of all ages are in for a treat this spring as artist, Warren Elsmore\'s major exhibition is coming to Wolverhampton Art Gallery.


Four new promotions make it a ‘family affair’ for Talbots Law 

16 Mar

A SOLICITOR’S firm which has a branches in Wyre Forest and the Black Country has strengthened its family law department with the promotion of four senior lawyers.


Wolverhampton’s academic revolution centre stage at MIPIM 

16 Mar

The academic revolution being planned for Wolverhampton is taking centre stage at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Wolverhampton out to charm MIPIM investors with Westside story 

15 Mar

Wolverhampton Council has continued its attempt to lure investment into the city by highlighting the new £55m Westside development to visitors to the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Photographic firm exposes itself to growth after new funding deal 

15 Mar

A Black Country photographic business is set to expand after securing a new funding deal.


Dunwood Travel to hold open day at new Dudley depot 

15 Mar

DUNWOOD Travel have relocated and now have a new coach depot and open plan office in Peartree Lane, Dudley.


Award winning architect announced for city’s flagship development 

14 Mar

City of Wolverhampton Council is hoping to lure investors at the annual MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes to check out some of the opportunities that exist in the Black Country.


Property company makes significant investment in Birmingham’s Southside 

14 Mar

Black Country-based property investment company LCP has expanded its portfolio with a new acquisition in Birmingham city centre.


Hat-trick of lettings for Black Country industrial estate 

14 Mar

A West Bromwich industrial magnet is proving a magnet to new business after securing a hat-trick of lettings since the start of the year.


Black Country dubbed ‘Greater Birmingham’ to lure investors at Cannes event 

14 Mar

Council bosses and business leaders from the Black Country will try to drum up billions of pounds of investment under the banner of ‘Greater Birmingham’ this week.


Traffic Alert: Multi-vehicle accident gridlocks M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar

All lanes are reported to be temporarily blocked on the M6 southbound between junction 7 (Great Barr) and 6 (A38/Birmingham city centre) following a multi-vehicle collision.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 2 Bedroom End Terraced House, Epping Close, Walsall, WS3. With Yields Of 6.60%. 

25 Mar

A two bedroom terraced end terraced house in the north Walsall area, WS3.


Distraction theft at Morrisons car park, Aldridge – be careful, folks. 

25 Mar

People are being warned to be on their guard after a distraction theft incident in the car park of Morrisons in Aldridge on Friday, 17th March 2017 in which a debit card was stolen from a car while the driver was being asked for directions, and ...


Get your music fix at the Chase Inn tonight… 

25 Mar

The live music and good times at Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills continues - and this week there's a packed schedule with live music this evening, Saturday 25th March 2017 from brilliant rock band 'Livewire', starting 9pm.


Walsall Wood away to Coleshill this afternoon 

25 Mar

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood away at Coleshill this today! Continue reading...


In the soup at Chasewater – this Saturday! 

24 Mar

Two events in one: Kate Cardigan Gomez from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered etc.


Advanced warnings of road works in the Short Heath area 

24 Mar

There are some works being carried out on behalf of the council on the following roads Coppice Lane, (at canal bridge) Knightsbridge, Short Heath – Carriageway patching works from the 06/04/2017 to 07/054/17 between 0930 – 1600.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – March 2017 public meeting this Monday! 

24 Mar

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this coming Monday (27th March 2017) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly...


Improved access to public transport is key to Willenhall Revival says Beverley Nielsen 

24 Mar

Willenhall liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority is set to start a number of extensions to Midland Metro.


Walsall Wood sail slay Shepshed 

24 Mar

On Tuesday evening last (21st March 2017), Walsall Wood FC faced Shepshed Dynamo at home, and the Woodmen proved themselves superior to the visitors in what proved to be a tight, hard fought match, resulting in Wood's first win in a long time.


LONDON ATTACK: six tweets that show how the public sector comms stepped-up 

23 Mar

When a terror attack struck London the people who ran towards it were members of the public sector.


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Blogs

CaK Full Disk – 25th March 

26 Mar

Lots of high cloud running through was making imaging difficult and dropping the contrast of the views, but this shot came out ok in the end with a bit of massaging in post processing.


Grocer great uncle was Wolverhampton mayor 

26 Mar

IN BUGLE 1280 we asked readers if anyone in their family had served as a mayor or councillor of a Black Country borough.


Do you remember the High Town Wortons or Harry the landlord? 

26 Mar

MANY of us these days are familiar with that frustration that comes from hitting a dead-end with our family tree research.


#SlimmingSunday (Week 4 – 2017) 

26 Mar

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the new weightloss, fitness and healthy lifestyle linky with me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The Heart.


Happy Mother’s Day! 

26 Mar

It’s Mothering Sunday and we’re celebrating mums of all shapes, sizes and species today! We’ve got lots of amazing mums here at DZG from experienced mums like Phoebe the ring-tailed lemur, who gave birth to her 12 th baby last week, to new ...


Easy Like Sunday Morning ….. 

26 Mar

How our lives have changed so much in the past nine months……… …… there is no way Nigel could ever have imagined that Sunday mornings would start with a bacon sandwich on much seeded bread and a latte in Moo Moos on his way to collect the ...


Ha Full Disk – 25th March 

25 Mar

I could only observe early today, and when the sun had come across the roof tops the sky was heavy with horses tails cirrus clouds.


Stourbridge theatre group was all at sea with 1936 comedy 

25 Mar

LAST week we featured the Stourbridge players with some fine photographs sent to us by Georgina Foord of Dorset.


Do you recognise yourself among this post-war Grammar School… 

25 Mar

QUEEN MARY'S Grammar School in Walsall has a long, proud history and quite a few Old Boys who went on to make their mark in the wider world.


Any old irons? Nigel’s curious collection forms new exhibition 

25 Mar

THE thought of ironing isn't likely to get many of us excited, but a curious exhibition currently running at Tipton Library is showing visitors what an unusual history that most mundane of household implements has.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

Whitney happy with two week break 

26 Mar

Whitney happy with two week break Vitalfootball:Walsall:26/03/2017 00:41:00 Walsall manager Jon Whintey is looking for the positives after the Saddlers enforced two week break.


Makris Starts on the Bench as Cyprus Take on Estonia 

25 Mar

On Saturday afternoon Walsall striker Andreas Makris was named on the bench as Cyprus took on Estonia in their latest Word Cup Qualification Group H match.


YOUTH ALLIANCE | Fleetwood Town 1 Walsall 2 

25 Mar

Graham Biggs and his Walsall Under 18s were back in action on Saturday afternoon as they travelled North to take on Fleetwood Town Under 18s in the EFL Youth Alliance (North West).


Roberts – “I’d Like to Get Back in the First-Team as Soon as Possible” 

25 Mar

Walsall defender Kory Roberts, who recently put pen-to-paper on a new contract which will see him remain at the club until the summer of 2019, has spoken to club journalists and discussed his desire to break into the first-team.


Wolves chief: We’ll learn from mistakes 

25 Mar

Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple has promised the club will learn from the mistakes of this season.


Wolves blog: A formidable partnership forming at Molineux 

25 Mar

Ivan Cavaleiro’s return could not have come at a more welcome time.


Florent Cuvelier targeting Walsall promotion following extension 

25 Mar

Florent Cuvelier is targeting promotion to the Championship after agreeing a one-year contract extension with Walsall.


West Brom defender Craig Dawson would love England call-up 

25 Mar

Craig Dawson would love to follow in Jake Livermore’s footsteps and play for England.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

Record year for Shaylor Group 

24 Mar

Construction contractor says it now expects revenue to surpass the 150 million barrier after securing its place on several frameworks...


Dudley firm doubles manufacturing space 

22 Mar

A DUDLEY manufacturer has expanded and bought new machinery to increase productivity thanks to a £250,000 financial package from Lloyds Bank.


We need inquiry into council’s Lidl plan mistake says MP 

22 Mar

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe wants inquiry to prevent repeat of error in which wrong advice was given to planning committee leading to permission being granted for controversial Lidl store...


Truckman targets European market growth 

22 Mar

DUDLEY firm Truckman is aiming to boost its export activities, with a particular focus on the Northern European market.


Agencies aim to attract business to multi-million pound Kingswinford development 

21 Mar

COMMERCIAL property investment company LCP has appointed two West Midland agencies to help attract businesses to its multi-million pound speculative development in Kingswinford.


Birmingham colleges snubbed in new apprenticeship push 

20 Mar

Trio of colleges fail to make new key government register which will connect employers with training providers running schemes for apprentices...


WMG and NatWest to host innovation-themed manufacturing event 

20 Mar

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has teamed up with its business partner, NatWest, to host a special manufacturing event at the bank's prestigious Manufacturing Hub located at Wolverhampton Business Park on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 11...


Aston University leads the way in degree apprenticeships 

20 Mar

Aston University identified as a leader in degree apprenticeshipsAston University first in country to offer degree apprenticeship programmesFirst degree apprentices will graduate from Aston University in July 2017Aston University has been ...


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