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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

Twice A Knight! 

22 Feb

Sandwell (aka Sadwell) Council insiders have been expressing concern that Leader [sic] Steve "The Milkman" Eling has appointed - or, more accurately, re-appointed - one Alison Knight as "Executive Director, Neighbourhoods".


Birmingham City digest: Stockdale remorse, unhappy homecoming, Cotterill’s thoughts, Lakin’s deal 

22 Feb

All the news and views from BCFC...


Rest in peace Brian ‘Bill’ White: Funeral details announced 

22 Feb

I was contacted today by good friend of the blog Susan Forster who has some tragic news, and asked me if I'd share it with readers - sadly, well known local Brian White who helped amongst other things with Brownhills Canalside Festival over the years...


Friends of Clayhanger Park Annual General Meeting meeting this Monday! 

21 Feb

An event coming up for people concerned with the issues surrounding Clayhanger Park  -that there's the Annual General Meeting of the Friends Of Clayhanger Park group at the Clean and Green Depot, Pelsall Road, Brownhills starting at 7:00pm on ...


Cashing In On Big Cyrille’s Death! 

21 Feb

There have, unsurprisingly, been tremendous outpourings of grief following the death of the great Cyrille Regis.


Ex-Newcastle United and England ace Kieron Dyer praised for revealing this harrowing story 

21 Feb

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


Have a great night of music and dance – and Back The Track! 

21 Feb

Just a reminder that Brownhills Community Association and the Back The Track project will be hosting a fundraising concert at the Community Centre in Brownhills on Saturday, March 10th 2018 and tickets are just £5 with proceeds to the greenway ...


Top 5 things to do in Birmingham this weekend including X Factor Live 2018 

21 Feb

Not far away in Solihull and Walsall, there are also special family friendly activities going on this weekend...


Emma calls on the government to properly fund West Midlands Police 

21 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has criticised the government for it’s cuts to Police funding.


Clayhanger 2018 Big Spring Clean Tidy coming soon! 

21 Feb

I see from the excellent Madwblog that there's a community Big Spring Clean event going on in Clayhanger in a couple of weeks on Saturday morning 3rd March 2018 from 8:00 to 10:00am and all are welcome - kit and gloves provided! Continue reading...


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Blogs

Newsletter: February 17, 2018 Copy 

22 Feb

This compliance workshop is aimed at Club Compliance officers, and is intended for those who did not attend the workshop in November 2017.


Indian Epic – Travels in Kutch, Gujarat – Textile Heaven 

22 Feb

Kutch is famed for it's rich textile heritage so what better way to spend our final day than overdosing on them.


Chinese Spring Festival 2017 

22 Feb

Spring Festival is undoubtedly the new Christmas for me, after two in China I'm anticipating my third but before that Guangdong and Fujian moment I want to reflect on my sub-zero affair.


DZG comes up trumps – again! 

22 Feb

Dudley Zoo’s gorgeous snow leopard Taïga will be seen up and down the country – as her face features in a new exciting edition of Top Trumps.


Trudging through the (new) Mum fog 

22 Feb

It’s been six weeks (on Tuesday) since my beautiful boy Freddie was born.


It’s Not Really On …… But ……. 

22 Feb

This Moses basket and stand, plus bedding have been left outside one of the houses up the road, beside the bin, for at least two months now and to be honest it’s beginning to really get on Darrell's nerves.


Cairngorms 

21 Feb

After a week on the west coast of Scotland, we had a brilliant weekend in Edinburgh with our daughter, before travelling north and stopping in Tomintoul for 5 nights.


Nice Hooters 

21 Feb

HOOT OWL – Master of Disguise Artshouse, Stratford upon Avon, Wednesday 21 st February, 2018   It is not uncommon for successful children’s picture books to make the transition to the stage.


Pine Marten Video 

21 Feb

As an after thought here's a bit of video...


Scotland West Coast, Lochaber Area and Pine Martens! 

21 Feb

We decided to explore somewhere new in Scotland this winter and stay on the coast, west of Fort William at Glenuig.


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Sport

Red & Yellow & Oh I’m Off…WBA v Huddersfield (24/2/18) 

21 Feb

Red Yellow Oh I'm Off...


Staffordshire Senior Cup: Wolves Sporting 3 Walsall 2 

21 Feb

A somewhat young version of Walsall's Development squad were in action on Wednesday evening as they travelled to Great Wyrley and took on Wolverhampton Sporting in the Quarter-Final of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.


TEAM NEWS: v Wolverhampton Sporting (A) 

21 Feb

Here is the very latest team news for this evening's Staffordshire FA Senior Cup - Quarter-Final clash between Wolverhampton Sporting and Walsall.


Walsall in Senior Cup Action This Evening 

21 Feb

John Ward's Walsall Development team are back in action this evening as they travel to Pride Park where they will face Wolverhampton Sporting in the Quarter-Final of this season's Staffordshire FA Senior Cup.


Blackburn Given Another 160 Tickets – Nearly 3,000 Away Fans 

20 Feb

Blackburn Given Another 160 Tickets - Nearly 3,000 Away Fans Vitalfootball:Walsall:20/02/2018 18:31:00 Nearly 3,000 Blackburn fans will be in attendance on Saturday as the League leaders come to town...


Central League: Walsall 0 Bradford City 0 

20 Feb

John Ward's Walsall Development team were back in action on Tuesday afternoon as they played host to Bradford City in their latest Central League (North West) fixture of the season.


Which Clubs Are Going Up? 

20 Feb

The Likely Candidates With the Sky Bet Championship season now into its final third, we have received this offering from one of our occasional writers, Jack McCumiskey – one that shows what the outside world are making of a promotion...


Wigan Athletic (H): Match Postponed 

20 Feb

Walsall's home League One clash with Wigan Athletic, which was due to take place at Banks's Stadium on Saturday, 17th March, has been postponed due to the Latics' involvement in the Quarter-Finals of this season's Emirates FA Cup.


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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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