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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...


Jobs axed as administrators appointed to historic Black Country metal firm 

21 Jul

Company struggled after investigation into supply chains in which it operated...


Talbots move into new £750,000 Stourbridge headquarters 

20 Jul

ONE of the Black Country’s largest law firms has strengthened its presence in the region by investing in a bigger Stourbridge headquarters.


Protecting data leads to £2.7m order boom for Bryland Fire 

19 Jul

A DUDLEY based fire product specialist has seen turnover increase by 33 per cent after securing a string of new contracts with data centres across the UK and Europe.


Black Country MP Tom Watson defends huge salaries for BBC stars 

19 Jul

Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary backs the BBC but says men should not be paid more than women...


A Perry & Co: new staff and new premises 

18 Jul

Good news has been received about yet another family-owned firm.


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Blogs

‘Intimidating’ travellers invade Aldridge Airport 

22 Sep

It is thought the same group of travellers were moved from a beauty spot in Barr Beacon just minutes earlier...


Can you spot what’s wrong with this house? (It’s enough to drive you up the pole) 

22 Sep

The house, which is up for sale on Lichfield Road in Rushall, Walsall, is valued at 370,000...


Four women charged with conspiracy to defraud at John Lewis store 

22 Sep

The charges were brought following an investigation which discovered that false refunds were being issued at John Lewis in Solihull...


Emma launches her annual Christmas card competition 

22 Sep

Did you know that there are only 94 days until Christmas! This year I am once again running my Christmas card competition.


The news is out! 

22 Sep

After much soul-searching, I have decided to retire from Wolverhampton Homes, and City of Wolverhampton Council, early in the New Year.


Get locked out in Walsall this Saturday 

22 Sep

Just a quick note to point out that this Saturday 23 September 2017 there's a rather unique event happening at Lock Five on the Birchills flightt of the Walsall Canal, which is being refurbished at the moment.


Lichfield and Hatherton’s huge canal Heritage Gathering is this weekend! 

22 Sep

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are busy preparing for their Heritage Gathering call and vintage festival which is running on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend (23-24th September 2017), and takes place at their Huddlesford base, ...


Travels With My Aunt? 

21 Sep

Stay with me Sandwell (aka "Sadwell")...


Meet your local coppers this Friday in Brownhills 

21 Sep

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service today, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Friday, 22nd September 2017 at Tesco, Brownhills where you can meet your local policing team and get ...


Walsall Wood Reserves bested by Browmsgrove 

21 Sep

While I'm clearing the football backlog, there's a great review here from Simon Evans of the Reserve Team match that took place at Oak Park last Saturday, 17th September 2017 which saw the visitors beat the home side two-one.


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Blogs

Ballet dancing animals at DZG! 

23 Sep

We’re helping Birmingham Royal Ballet bring the magic of ballet to life by displaying interactive animal posters around the 40-acre zoo site.


Proffering Gifts 

23 Sep

Darrell and Nigel have arrived safe and sound in Bude and are already embracing the salty Cornish sea air, with resultant hearty appetites which Auntie Beth, their host, is trying her very best to accommodate …….


Year 3 Smoothie Day 

22 Sep

Year 3 have had a super smoothie making day.


It’s Tomorrow! 

22 Sep

It’s tomorrow! The great multicultural spectacular that is “ The Cultures of Walsall” festival is set to kick off tomorrow at 12.00.


Dan’s the man! 

22 Sep

Dan Harris has finished his seasonal contract on a high after being named employee of the month! Dan, who worked as part of our Customer Services team, received this month’s accolade alongside gift vouchers after being nominated by colleagues for ...


Craft Beer Curious. 

22 Sep

Not that we “poke around” when we are on child-minding duty at Tom The Scientist and The Lovely Laura’s, but sometimes we can’t help noticing ……..


Hey Ho, Let’s Go…Charity Shopping! What I Found This Week 

21 Sep

We've found some fabulous stuff on our charity shop jaunts over the last couple of weeks, the stockroom rails are positively groaning under the weight of crazily printed maxi dresses, capes, leather coats, tweed jackets and dagger collared shirts but...


I was a very lucky lad to be Albion’s mascot 

21 Sep

TWO WEEKS ago, in Bugle 1306 we featured this picture of West Bromwich Albion on the very first day of the 1963-64 season and we asked if anyone knew the whereabouts of their young mascot.


Structural steel on a grand scale in Darlaston 

21 Sep

FEW places could rival the Black Country for its output of iron and steel during our industrial hey-day, and Darlaston's Rubery Owen was one of the region's biggest names.


Midlands Mayor visits DZG 

21 Sep

The West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, visited DZG and fed our rainbow lorikeets as part of a whistle stop tour, as he heard how a £41 million funding bid will help boost the borough’s tourism.


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Sport

Fletcher Felt Under Appreciated At West Brom? 

22 Sep

Fletcher Felt Under Appreciated At West Brom? Vitalfootball:WBA:22/09/2017 14:46:00 Former midfielder Darren Fletcher has said he felt under appreciated whilst at West Bromwich Albion and ultimately that's why he moved on to Stoke City...


Devlin – “We’re Not Getting the Results We Deserve” 

22 Sep

Summer signing Nicky Devlin has spoken to the press ahead of Saturday's League One clash with Oxford United, and has discussed Walsall's away form, insisting that the Saddlers are not getting the points they deserve.


Whitney Facing Selection Headache as Fringe Players Seek Starting Roles 

22 Sep

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has something of a selection headache heading into Saturday's League One clash with Oxford United as several players are looking to be included in the matchday squad following the midweek victory over West Bromwich...


Cutler confident of away form improvement 

21 Sep

Cutler confident of away form improvement Vitalfootball:Walsall:21/09/2017 22:30:00 Neil Cutler is expecting Walsall to start getting their rewards on the road.


Wolves Vs Barnsley Preview 

21 Sep

We got in trouble with some Barnsley fans last season after they battered Wolves in this fixture.


EFL In Favour Of Shorter Window & Other Changes 

21 Sep

EFL In Favour Of Shorter Window Other Changes Vitalfootball:Walsall:21/09/2017 19:31:00 At a meeting of all EFL member clubs yesterday, there was a strong indication they would be in favour of making amendments to the summer's transfer...


The UK’s Tightest Derby Clashes – 2017 

21 Sep

The UK's Tightest Derby Clashes - 2017 Vitalfootball:WBA:21/09/2017 19:16:00 Ever wondered which local derby in the United Kingdom is the most closely contested...


Vital Preview – Premier League – 23rd-25th September 2017 

21 Sep

Vital Preview - Premier League - 23rd-25th September 2017 Vitalfootball:WBA:21/09/2017 18:45:00 The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 23rd-25th September.


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Business

Widening The Options 

21 Sep

Dormer Pramet has launched new chip breakers for turning and bar peeling.


Sedgley business featured in Parliamentary Review 

21 Sep

A SEDGLEY building company has appeared in this year's Parliamentary Review - a Government publication that highlights tops British businesses.


MyWorkwear celebrating 41 years in business 

20 Sep

On Friday 22nd September MyWorkwear will be celebrating their 41st anniversary.


Construction group appoints first female director 

20 Sep

Shaylor Group promotes daughter of company founder to business development director...


Pay deal for Cadbury workers in Bournville 

19 Sep

Trade union members agree deal which it says will counter inflation...


WMG SME Group to host Reliability, Bearings & Lubrication Masterclass 

18 Sep

The WMG SME Group has partnered with two leading Reliability Engineering Consultancies (Uptime Consultant Ltd and K2 RCM Ltd) to host a Reliability, Bearings Lubrication masterclass at WMG, University of Warwick in Coventry between Tuesday...


WMG SME Group industry network to explore ‘when metal met plastic’ 

18 Sep

The WMG SME Group's Polymer Innovation Network (PIN) returns on Wednesday 11th October 2017, 6.15pm - 8.30pm, with an interesting event which aims to explore the best of both worlds when metals and plastics combine.


WMG SME Group organises free Visualisation Workshop for SMEs 

18 Sep

As part of its Autumnevents programme, the WMG SME Group is offering free places toSMEs interested in attending a workshop entitled'The Visualisation Journey: Product to Digital to VR'.


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