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Historic Halesowen firm undergoes ‘globalisation’ rebrand 

9 Aug

ONE of the country’s oldest firms is staying true to its Black Country heritage as it undergoes a rebrand.

New supermarket to bring 30 jobs to Oldbury 

26 Jul

A NEW food store is set to bring up to 30 new jobs to Oldbury when it opens later this year.

Salts Healthcare, now at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston. 

17 Jul

Last year Salts Healthcare , which manufactures medical devices, moved into the Apollo building in Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston.

Sandwell Business Ambassadors give backing to borough awards 

11 Jul

SANDWELL Business Ambassadors has announced its sponsorship of one of the categories at this week’s Sandwell Business Awards.

Dudley Building Society breaks records in 160th year 

2 Jul

DUDLEY Building Society has announced record year end results as it celebrates its 160th anniversary.

A Perry staff to take on Snowdon charity climb 

7 Jun

CHARITABLE staff at a Cradley Heath manufacturing firm are lacing up their walking boots as they attempt a climb up Snowdon this weekend.

TotalKare targets 20 per cent growth after Management buy-out 

29 May

A BLACK Country heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions company is targeting significant growth after being bought as part of a Management Buy-out.

Black Country firm AWI breaks £10m sales barrier after trio of new contracts 

24 May

MAJOR new orders to supply into the aerospace, petrochemical and nuclear sectors have helped a Black Country manufacturer smash the £10m barrier for the first time in its 72-year history.

Black Country Business Festival under way around the region 

25 Apr

BLACK Country business is the focus of a major event which aims to showcase the best of enterprise and industry at the heart of the midlands.

£1m birthday present for furniture retailer’s Black Country showroom 

24 Apr

AN independent furniture retailer is celebrating the first birthday of its Black Country showroom in style, after posting its best ever year.

Training success as recruitment firm looks to managers of tomorrow 

17 Apr

A DUDLEY recruitment firm has extended its management training scheme to help future leaders rise through the ranks.

More good news from West Midlands manufacturers: ADI Electrical, W H Tildesley and Brooks Forging 

30 Mar

o Gasification Plant Converting Waste to Fuel – a ’world first’ This post updates the 2016 coverage of Adi Electrical, whose head office is in Kings Norton, Birmingham.

Black Country robotics company launch first-of-its-kind hire scheme 

10 Mar

EMOTIONALLY-intelligent robots could soon by a common place in local businesses thanks to an innovative Halesowen company.

Search is on for Black Country roofing heroes 

8 Mar

A MAJOR search is on for the ‘unsung’ local heroes of the Black Country roofing profession after a new award was revealed for this year’s UK Roofing Awards 2018.

Business leaders invited to free GDPR breakfast seminar 

27 Feb

BUSINESS leaders from across Dudley borough are being invited to a free breakfast seminar being held at The Village Hotel.

‘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.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blooming canal volunteers impress judges 

18 Aug

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the efforts their volunteers have made for Lichfield’s entry in the annual Britain in Bloom competition, with a Garden of Memory and other ...

Walsall Wood FC v Ilkeston Town at Oak Park this Saturday! 

17 Aug

Saturday 18th August 2018 Walsall Wood F.

Beware of courier fraud and other phone scams – criminals are targeting our elderly family and friends 

17 Aug

I’ve become aware over the last few days that phone scammers are targeting the local area once more –  and are employing a number of methods, including courier fraud and impersonating tax officials – please warn your elderly and vulnerable ...

MY BTL Deal Of The Day 3 Bed Semi Poukhill Close, Walsall, WS2, Yields 5.12%. 

17 Aug

Just added to the market by Yopa (01322 584 475) is a three bedroom semi detached house in the Reedswood area of Walsall.

Emma calls on government to ban the sale of zombie knives 

16 Aug

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East and Pat McFadden MP, have recently written to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to urge the government to ban the sale of so-called “zombie knifes” that people can still purchase legally and that are...

30 days of human comms: #50 students celebrate A level results on a council Facebook Live 

16 Aug

A level results are here.

Valerie visits Accord Group with Jeremy Corbyn 

15 Aug

I was delighted to welcome the Leader of HM Opposition Jeremy Corbyn to Walsall on 13 August 2018 to visit the Accord factory to speak to staff and observe the manufacturing process.

Tom Watson MP & the Bookies. 

15 Aug

Local readers will appreciate what a nasty piece of work Tom Watson is.

Oddfellows local 

15 Aug

Had a great enquiry in this week from Nick Pilley, who’s looking for help with his Walsall Wood family history, particularly that of his Grandfather Alfred Merrick who was a deputy at Walsall Wood Colliery.

Meet your local coppers this Saturday in Aldridge and Streetly! 

15 Aug

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service this morning, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 18th August 2018 at Aldridge Library from 10:30am until 11:00am where you can meet your...

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Snapping up cards 

19 Aug

Card collectors and youngsters from around the UK have been snapping up two sets of Top Trumps featuring DZG’s awesome animals.

Walsall 2-1 Gillingham 

18 Aug

First game of the new season with my Dad and Nephew saw an exhilarating game and a well deserved win for Walsall who played some great football at times and look and lot more enterprising under the new manager.

Still time for historic tours 

18 Aug

There’s still time for visitors interested in the history of Dudley Castle to take an exclusive after hours tour this year.

Tales of Carribee Island 

17 Aug

An Island Far Away? Despite sounding somewhat similar to the Caribbean Islands, the area of Wolverhampton City Centre once known as “Carribee Island” was no place in the sun! “CRIBBEY – ISLAND”  the place was called, yet twas no harbour ...

The “New” Slenderman… 

17 Aug

Having written a book on the Slenderman phenomenon earlier this year ( The Slenderman Mysteries ), this caught my eye.

Cats In Space 

17 Aug

What's this, a non-festival related post in the middle of August? That'll be because we don't need to be at our next destination until tomorrow morning (leaving home at the ungodly hour of 4am).

New course in Landscape Printmaking 1st September 2018 

17 Aug

I've been doing a lot of landscapes (for a reason you will find out about soon) and have developed lots of ways of working to get exciting results.

New Printmaking Courses coming up. 

17 Aug

Still Life Experimental Printmaking Day Birmingham Printmakers Unit 312 Jubilee Centre 130 Pershore Street Birmingham B5 6ND Saturday 25th August 2018 9.50 Meet outside.

Hang out with our orangs 

17 Aug

Can you hang like an orang? That’s just one of the fun games we have in store this weekend as we gear up for International Orangutan Day.

My Shilton Boys // August 2018 

16 Aug

This month has got to be the most time my boys have ever spent together.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Audio: Keates Happy as Walsall Continue Their Superb Start to the Season 

18 Aug

The Saddlers continued their undefeated start to the season as they defeated Gillingham by two-goals-to-one at Banks's Stadium.

Match Report: Walsall 2 Gillingham 1 

18 Aug

Both Walsall and Gillingham arrived at this weekend's clash undefeared in the league so far this season, and were keen to keep their run going as they faced-off at the Saddlers' Banks's Stadium.

Leicester City 2 Wolves 0 

18 Aug

Report to follow.

Josh Ginnelly is Delighted With Walsall’s Open Style of Play 

17 Aug

Ginnelly, who returned to the club on a permanent basis following a fourteen game loan spell at the start of the 2016/17 campaign, insisted that the gaffer's desire to play attacking football has helped him, fellow winger Zeli Ismail, and strikers...

Dean Keates Planning to Add Another Central Defender to His Squad 

17 Aug

The gaffer, who has seen his side remain undefeated in the league and also progress to the second stage of the Carabao Cup, admitted that his central duo have been superb but he is still keen to boost his options with plenty of the season remaining...

A Love That Knows No Boundaries 

16 Aug

Fan’s Heartfelt Chronicle On The Highs And Lows Lawrence Kilkenny as he appears on the Justgiving page he set up to help Parkinson’s.

Carabao Cup: Round Two Draw 

16 Aug

Dean Keates' Saddlers have been rewarded for their Round One victory over Tranmere Rovers by being drawn against last season's National League Champions, Macclesfield Town, with the match set to take place at Banks's Stadium during the week...

Carabao Cup: Walsall to Play Macclesfield Town in Round Two 

16 Aug

Dean Keates' side, who easily defeated League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers by three-goals-to-one on Tuesday evening, have reached the second stage of the competition for the first time since the 2015/16 campaign, during which they welcomed Premier...

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Protective coatings made by Indestructible – a family-owned company in Sparkhill 

9 Aug

‘ Indestructible Paint , a manufacturer of high performance paints and coatings, started in 1978 in a small workshop in Acocks Green.

Historic Halesowen firm undergoes ‘globalisation’ rebrand 

9 Aug

ONE of the country’s oldest firms is staying true to its Black Country heritage as it undergoes a rebrand.

Alloy Wire International targets Japan as part of Far Eastern sales drive 

3 Aug

A BRIERLEY Hill based-manufacturer is targeting a major sales drive in Japan as it looks to boost its presence in the Far East.

Property agency appoints new partner at Halesowen base 

31 Jul

A HALESOWEN property agency has appointed a new partner as it looks to expand its commercial sector across the region.

Halesowen firm moves 20 jobs into new base 

30 Jul

A HALESOWEN based distributor of specialist engineering products has moved 20 jobs into a 14,000 sq ft industrial unit in the town.

Training company confirms plan to open new centre in Lichfield 

26 Jul

A training provider has confirmed it will be moving into Lichfield.

New supermarket to bring 30 jobs to Oldbury 

26 Jul

A NEW food store is set to bring up to 30 new jobs to Oldbury when it opens later this year.

Burntwood site manager named as one of the best in the country 

25 Jul

A site manager with a Burntwood building firm has been named as one of the best in the country.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton

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    Merry Hill.
    Adjacent to the main shopping centre is a marina called The Waterfront accommodating a number of bars, restaurants and the offices of HM Revenue and Customs. The Dudley No.1 Canal passes though

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