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‘Star’ Employer recognition for Talbots Law 

9 Feb

A SOLICITOR’S firm which has offices in Kidderminster and the Black Country is celebrating after being named one of the best places to work in the UK.


Top employer recognition for Talbots Law 

8 Feb

A BLACK Country law firm has been given a major boost after it was named as one of the best places to work in the UK.


Top award for Dudley care company 

30 Jan

HOME Instead Senior Care, a company specialising in at-home care for older people in Dudley and surrounding areas, has been honoured with a Best Employer in Care Award.


Rich List 2018: No.6 – Jacques Gaston Murray and family 

25 Jan

At 98, Jacques Gaston Murray is the oldest person in our list by quite a few years, but he still takes an active interest in his Wolverhampton air conditioning and heating firm, despite now being resident in Switzerland...


Engineering firms join forces in huge six-figure deal 

22 Jan

A ROWLEY Regis engineering firm has signed a six-figure deal to join forces with a fellow Midlands business.


Toys ‘R’ Us in Birmingham launch massive closing down sale 

22 Jan

The Small Heath store was identified for closure leaving Birmingham with surrounding stores in Oldbury and Merry Hill...


Wolverhampton Civic Hall will be closed until 2020 due to urgent overhaul 

19 Jan

The famous gig venue will be shut for a further two years due to building defects requiring immediate attention...


Three is the magic number as Talbots aim for £1m boost 

18 Jan

A BLACK Country legal specialist has announced a trio of promotions that will help it boost its annual fees by £1m in 2018.


Award winning foundry divisions merge under new company 

17 Jan

THOMAS Dudley Ltd has merged both of its West Midlands foundries into one seamlessly integrated new business.


Developer found for 44-acre Black Country site 

16 Jan

The long awaited Phoenix 10 development in Walsall is set to create hundreds of jobs...


Developer found for 44-acre Black Country site 

16 Jan

The long awaited Phoenix 10 development in Walsall is set to create hundreds of jobs...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


Collapse of Carillion puts future of new £558m Midland Metropolitan Hospital in doubt 

15 Jan

NHS managers are in talks with the Treasury to ensure hospital serving Birmingham and the Black Country can open in 2019 as planned...


Collapse of Carillion puts future of new £558m Midland Metropolitan Hospital in doubt 

15 Jan

NHS managers are in talks with the Treasury to ensure hospital serving Birmingham and the Black Country can open in 2019 as planned...


Landmark building to be bulldozed in Walsall town centre 

12 Jan

Demolition of the former police station on Green Lane could begin as soon as next month...


Landmark building to be bulldozed in Walsall town centre 

12 Jan

Demolition of the former police station on Green Lane could begin as soon as next month...


New plans for multimillion-pound rail innovation hub 

8 Jan

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council is working with Warwick Manufacturing Group to develop a new hub to revolutionise very light rail technology...


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Blogs

A feast of wire 

24 Feb

Local rail buff Simon Swain has been busy of late covering the momentous and important Chase Line Electrification Project, which is seeing the rail line between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley electrified for hopefully faster and more reliable ...


Fun day event happening at Walsall Wood FC for Teddiesmile RIGHT NOW! 

24 Feb

Here's a quick one I've just noticed going on right now (Saturday afternoon, 24th February 2018) at Walsall Wood FC's Oak Park ground - a fun day in support of the Teddiesmile appeal.


Support Walsall Wood FC against Coventry Copsewood this afternoon! 

24 Feb

Can the Woodmen keep the momentum in their winning run? Each them at Copsewood this afternoon! Continue reading...


Emma urges residents to seek advice and help on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 

23 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East is today urging families to find out more about what they can do if they find themselves in fuel poverty.


Newcastle United and England ace Kieron Dyer praised after revealing harrowing story 

23 Feb

The winger has recently released a new book which contains this story...


Emma calls on government to act over rising unemployment in Wolverhampton North East 

23 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East is calling on government to act over rising unemployment in Wolverhampton North East.


Health Futures University Technical College to host open evening 

23 Feb

The UTC is organising an open evening for prospective students to find out more about how studying with Health Futures could prepare them for an exciting career.


Two great events coming up from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Trust! 

23 Feb

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about a couple of events the local canal restoration project are holding in the coming weeks, a quiz night on Saturday 17th March 2018 and a guided ...


No More Beyond the Northern Wastes 

22 Feb

With the reduction of subsidies from Staffordshire Council , our relatively recent discovery of Chasetown and Burntwood as places to drink and eat looks like it will end in April, when the NXWM 10 bus route stops going further than Brownhills at off-...


Police smash ‘industrial-sized’ £1m cannabis factory in Rolfe Street, Smethwick 

22 Feb

Massive set-up featured row-upon-row of plants...


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Blogs

Freddie’s newborn photoshoot 

25 Feb

Babies don’t stay little for very long and I knew during my pregnancy with Freddie that I wanted to capture...


Birthday boy is kept bizzy! 

25 Feb

Birthday boy, Kito, has been having a ball with new enrichment, following a £100 donation from a DZG supporter.


Always Remembered 

25 Feb

Perhaps it’s a funny thing to muse upon …….


Supergranulation on a Blank Sun – 24th february 

24 Feb

Todays sun is totally blank of all our usual features; active regions, sunspots and the like.


First Timers and Record Breakers – 24 February 2018 

24 Feb

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Jodie BIRD 25:27 Freddie OCONNOR 35:59 Lukasz SZYMCZYK 26:21 Jack SIMCOX 35:59 Jessica GRIFFITHS 31:20 Rob HARVEY 36:43 Shelly KELLY 33:24 Caroline SOUTHALL 37:19 Archie SIMCOX ...


Lucy lands award! 

24 Feb

Congratulations to DZG’s Retail Supervisor Lucy Musgrove who has landed our employee of the month award.


World Book Day 

24 Feb

World Book Day is coming up on 1st March ………… ……….


Event 312 – 17 February 2018 

23 Feb

With Ron taking in some voluntourism at Perry Hall parkrun and the weather forecast to become colder, this week's photo selection is from summer last year The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Walsall parkrun Results Page.


Daring cavers delve into UK’s tightest, deepest and darkest spaces – Could you handle it? 

23 Feb

I'm nearly famous On 30th January I got an email from Newsflare who thought they might be able to sell one of my videos - Caver Stuck in The Lobster Pot, Sidcot Swallet .


Homelessness Reduction Act – Partnership Event 

23 Feb

Major Changes to Sandwell Council’s Homelessness Service are being introduced as part of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, due to come into force in April 2018.


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Sport

Instant Reactions – West Brom v Huddersfield (24/2/18) 

24 Feb

Instant Reactions - West Brom v Huddersfield (24/2/18) Vitalfootball:WBA:24/02/2018 20:10:00 Following today's clash between West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield Town, here are the instant reactions from both managers.


AUDIO: Whitney – ‘Walsall Deserved a Point From the Game’ 

24 Feb

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon's 2-1 defeat to League One leaders Blackburn Rovers and insisted that his side deserved to take a point from the game.


Stats: WBA v Huddersfield Town 

24 Feb

Stats: WBA v Huddersfield Town Vitalfootball:WBA:24/02/2018 17:56:00 All the stats from WBA (1) vs (2) Huddersfield Town, The Hawthorns, 24/2/18 Att: 25,920...


MATCH REPORT: Walsall 1 Blackburn Rovers 2 

24 Feb

Walsall were back in action on Saturday afternoon as they played host to Blackburn Rovers in their latest League One fixture of the season.


West Brom v Huddersfield – Team Sheets – 24-2-18 

24 Feb

West Brom v Huddersfield - Team Sheets - 24-2-18 Vitalfootball:WBA:24/02/2018 14:26:00 West Brom are at the Hawthorns with Huddersfield the visitors for the latest Premier League game.


Youth Alliance: Walsall 0 Rochdale 1 

24 Feb

Walsall's Under-18s were back in action on Saturday morning as they played host to Rochdale Under-18s in their latest EFL Youth Alliance - North West fixture of the season.


Blackburn to Bring Over 2,700 Supporters to Walsall This Weekend 

24 Feb

Blackburn Rovers have almost sold out their full ticket allocation and will be bringing over 2,700 supporters to Banks's Stadium as they take on Jon Whitney's Walsall this weekend.


One Transfer Deadline Was Never Enough Was It 

23 Feb

One Transfer Deadline Was Never Enough Was It Vitalfootball:Walsall:23/02/2018 19:33:00 You've got to love the football authorities, if transfer deadline days weren't ridiculous enough already - they've now begun to breed.


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Business

Business Must Protect Employee Data Under New Rules 

22 Feb

A landmark High Court case has highlighted the need for employers to be ready to comply with new data protection laws due to come into force in May.


MAN creates 125 jobs after record-breaking year 

20 Feb

A unique industrial collective is casting aside the shadows of Brexit by recording its bestever year, with a £10m increase in sales paving the way for 125 new jobs.


Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.


New FARO® Design ScanArm® 2.0 Improves Product Design Workflow 

19 Feb

Upgraded Functionality Enables Better Efficiency Across Entire Design Process Rugby, February 6th, 2018- FARO® (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, ...


Post-Brexit, with an ageing workforce and a shortage of graduates with science, engineering or mathematics qualifications, effective training is needed for younger and older workers 

18 Feb

In April 2017 an apprenticeship levy was introduced.


Comment: Message to GKN shareholders – stick with it 

16 Feb

Shareholders now have a choice between what Melrose and current GKN Management are offering, says Professor David Bailey...


West Midlands Mayor guest speaker was at grant-giving charity’s dinner 

16 Feb

Heart of England Community Foundation trustee Sir Dominic Cadbury welcomed key figures from across the area to a dinner at Muirhead Tower, within the University of Birmingham campus.


GKN to pay shareholders £2.5bn as firm fights off Melrose takeover 

14 Feb

Latest twist in hostile acquisition drama will see GKN sell off division which could be valued at 2 billion...


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