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Wolves fan injured after Derby County match amid reports of violence 

29 Apr

A Wolves fan has been injured after the match away at Derby County today where there were reports of violence outside the ground.


Wolves fans fined for ‘worst case of violence’ during Birmingham City derby 

29 Apr

Two Wolves fans have been fined after throwing objects at the pitch during a Wolves vs Birmingham City derby.


Blues fan banned for four years after post-derby violence at Wolverhampton train station 

29 Apr

A fighting football fan was punched by a police officer as trouble flared at Wolverhampton train station following the Wolves vs Birmingham derby, a court heard.


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.


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Blogs

Incident of distraction crime and bogus callers increasing – a warning from West Midlands Police 

30 Apr

A headsup, folks - seeing a significant number of reports relating to distraction theft and bogus callers operating in the area, and Aldridge Neighbourhood Team have, in the last few days, issued an important warning.


Interested in the old local buses? 

30 Apr

Just a quick headsup for the local history and transport enthusiasts out there who may be interested in the story of the iconic Harper Brothers bus company, whose green buses were a common sight around these parts up until the mid 1970s.


Woodmen in Westfields wipeout, whilst reserve team turnover Tipton 

30 Apr

Yesterday afternoon (29th October 2017), Walsall Wood F.


Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 3 Bed Terraced House, Telford Road, Walsall, WS2. With Yields Of 6.82%. 

30 Apr

A traditional three bedroom terraced house in the Beechdale area of Walsall, WS2.


Un petit d`un petit 

30 Apr

The debt of gratitude owed by the entire nation to the current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is as incalculable as it is profound...


Out of the Darkness 

29 Apr

Out of the Darkness - new exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery .


What’s up, Cock? 

29 Apr

Here's a great one for a Bank Holiday weekend from local history author and history whizz Clive Roberts - and we're interested to wee what readers think about it.


Great live music at The Chase Inn tonight! 

29 Apr

The folks from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to let me know that there's live music on again at the popular Brownhills pub this evening (Saturday 29th April 2017), with female-fronted rock act Capo 4 live tonight from 8:00pm...


Walsall Wood FC v Westfields FC: Away match today! 

29 Apr

Walsall Wood away at Hereford's Westfields this afternoon: Can the Woodmen pull a win out of the bag and stave off relegation? Continue reading...


It’s good to repair (and share!) – a great event this afternoon near Lichfield 

29 Apr

Never one to sit back and let life pass her by, that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is involved with a new project - Lichfield Repair and Share - which starts today (Saturday, 29th April 2017) at Woodhouse Farm, just north of ...


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Blogs

NEWS &COMING YOUR WAY 

30 Apr

Coming Your Way Miranda Sykes has a busy month ahead of her starting on May 3 at Spalding Folk Club , The South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, Lincolnshire.


Tickets for Film & TV Awards Gala and Late Night Deaf Party 

30 Apr

Pre-paid tickets (in the form of a wristband) for the Film & TV Awards Gala and Late Night Deaf Party can be collected from the Deaffest stall in the courtyard at Light House Media Centre on Saturday 13th May 10am to 4pm.


Filming & Photography Notice 

30 Apr

Filming and photography by the Deaffest media team will take place throughout Deaffest 2017 (12th – 14th May 2017).


Deaffest 2017: Important Information 

30 Apr

Deaffest 2017 Rules: Only food and drink purchased on the premises can be consumed within the Light House Media Centre.


The Me and Mine Project {April 2017} 

30 Apr

We started the month on the countdown to Easter and Olly was really pleased that he got two whole weeks off school.


The Amblecote vicar’s search for a spouse 

30 Apr

THIS is an amusing story that appeared in the Dudley Herald of March 4, 1966, in the Gossip of the Week section, written by The Man About Town.


Anniversary keyring 

30 Apr

K eep your keys safe in one place with an anniversary DZG keyring! The black and silver leather fob, featuring our celebratory 80 th logo, is available in the Safari Shop, priced at just £2.99.


Darrell Makes A Few Of His Own Considered Purchases Whilst Back In The Homeland. 

30 Apr

Although Darrell announced that he was “totally shopped out” back in The Homeland after his recent frequent sojourns away, helping Lucy with her domestic renovations, Darrell thought that a few gifts “from aboard” would be appreciated by ...


Desperate, underpaid NHS paramedic tells Theresa May: “I’ve seen things no one should have to witness” 

29 Apr

Originally posted on Pride's Purge : A paramedic has written a moving description on Facebook (see below) of the difficulties he has to face every day in his job, and how he is paid a pittance of just £12.35 an hour to do it.


Post-war plans for Netherton housing estate 

29 Apr

BUGLE reader Eddie Austin is the grand-nephew of William Charles Williams, a long-serving Dudley councillor and alderman of the last century.


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Sport

AUDIO | Whitney Disappointed as Walsall Suffer Final Day Defeat 

30 Apr

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WMfollowing Sunday afternoon's League One clash with Milton Keynes Dons, and has discussed his disappointment as the Saddlers finished their campaign with a defeat,going on to claim that some of...


MATCH REPORT | Walsall 1 Milton Keynes Dons 4 

30 Apr

Walsall played their final fixture of the 2016/17 League One campaign on Sunday afternoon as they played host to Milton Keynes Dons at Banks's Stadium.


Jason McCarthy Named as 2016/17 Player of the Season 

30 Apr

Walsall's on-loan Southampton defender Jason McCarthy has capped off a successful season by being named the 2016/17 Player of the Season, just moments after he completed his 52nd game in a row.


2016/17 End of Season Awards… and the Winners Are 

30 Apr

Following the news that Walsall FC had opted to cancel this season's 'End of Season Awards' on logistical grounds, this season's trophies were handed out after Sunday afternoon's League One clash with Milton Keynes Dons.


Walsall 1 MK Dons 4 – Report and pictures 

30 Apr

Walsall ended the 2016/17 season in hugely disappointing fashion as they thrashed by MK Dons at the Banks’s Stadium.


Verdict: Fans dismayed with Wolves no-show 

30 Apr

Our fans are left dismayed with a hugely disappointed 3-1 defeat at Derby County.


Walsall v MK Dons team sheets 

30 Apr

Walsall v MK Dons team sheets Vitalfootball:Walsall:30/04/2017 11:06:00 Team sheets for the Saddlers final fixture of the season.


WALSALL FC: Saddlers 1 MK Dons 4 – Walsall walloped on woeful… 

30 Apr

Walsall 1 Milton Keynes Dons 4Skybet League OneWALSALL'S poor end to the season concluded with an awful performance as they were humbled 4-1 at home by MK Dons.


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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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