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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.


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...


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Blogs

Emma signs pledge to help promote awareness of Cardiac Risk in the Young 

19 Apr

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has pledged to help raise awareness of Cardiac Risk in the Young.


Be alert – car stolen in Shire Oak 

19 Apr

I see from the excellent WMNow service that there has been a worrying theft of a car from Wrekin View, Shire Oak in the early hours of Wednesday morning (18th April 2018) which has been taken without keys – the latest in a series of such events ...


Great pub quiz at Brownhills Community Centre this Friday! 

19 Apr

Sorry folks – WordPress, the hosts of the blog have been having some technical issues in the last 24 hours so I’ve been unable to post but I’d like to draw your attention to a great quiz night taking place this Friday evening at Brownhills ...


Emma questions Home Secretary over the treatment of the Windrush generation 

18 Apr

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has criticised the government over the treatment of The Windrush Generation by the Home Office.


It’s Official – Labour Sandwell is Sh*te! 

18 Apr

Yesterday the Birmingham Mail published the results of a survey showing Sandwell as the 18th worst place to live in the whole country - this after 43 years of Labour dictatorship.


Van break-ins in Ogley Hay and Shire Oak: Beware, folks. 

18 Apr

A quick warning to people with vans and appeal to folk in Brownhills for information – On Monday night into Tuesday Morning (15-16th April 2018), there were at least two break-in into vans in the town; one in the Ogley Road area and another in ...


Do the walk this weekend! 

17 Apr

Find out how far they’ve come at Summerhill in just two years in this informative film for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to remind us that ...


Walsall Central Library – Hoardings go up ahead of essential maintenance 

16 Apr

Contractors working on behalf of Walsall Council erected hoardings around the Central Library over the weekend.


Mylee Billingham – funeral details, and an extra message from Jane Taundry 

16 Apr

Details have just been announced by Tracey Taundry rregarding the funereal of her daughter Mylee in a post on Facebook, which the Taundry family have asked be shared here on the blog.


Looking after the legacy of a great son of Brownhills 

15 Apr

There’s something that’s quite historically important been going on for months now right in the heart of Brownhills, that whilst not earth shattering, is very significant to our local history, and helps to preserve the memory of one of the finest...


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Blogs

A Special Year for our Humphry 

19 Apr

Humphry Repton is the famous designer of the landscape at Warley Woods.


Current Squad. 30-33-34=37-38-Mr Mystery. 

19 Apr

All of the above were entered into the squad by Jon Whitney, but I cannot find any information on them I would appreciate it.


Langan’s a star! 

19 Apr

Our latest Employee of the Month, Langan Turner, came to the aid of some visitors who braved a blizzard to get to DZG.


Nosey Parkers, Squashed Tomatas!! 

19 Apr

Now … I don’t really spend all my time twitching at the window ……..


Looking Back on the Young Deaf Filmmakers Scheme 

18 Apr

It’s been over a decade since we did our Deaf Filmmakers project (funded by Mediabox), where budding young media enthusiasts took part in workshops.


Careers and Apprenticeship Week Winners 

18 Apr

Sixth Formers were challenged to produce a long-form essay on an aspect of gender inequality in the workplace.


Go Think Big 

18 Apr

Go Think Big is offering young people aged 15 – 24 years the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £500 to help them to deliver a social action project.


Year 11 Return to Oxford University 

18 Apr

On the 23rd March, three of our Year 11s returned to Oxford University.


Hello little Zeus! 

18 Apr

DZG primate keepers have discovered our baby black and white ruffled lemur is a boy – and have called him Zeus.


Tres Tres Magnolia! 

18 Apr

As soon as Darrell got through the front door when he arrived back home from his short stay with Hugh, his best friend and mentor at his country bolt hole in Worcester, he senses were assaulted by the robust aroma of fresh paint ……….


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Sport

Jack Fitzwater Fighting Fit Ahead of Scunthorpe United Clash 

19 Apr

20-year-old Fitzwater, who has bagged two goals in his last two Saddlers appearances, has played twelve games since joining the club on a temporary basis in January and is quickly establishing himself as a first choice centre back.


Dean Keates Doesn’t Want to Dwell on Defeat 

19 Apr

Keates, who is set to take charge of his sixth game as Saddlers manager, insisted that this is not the time to pick on individuals as everyone knows what went wrong and it is now up to them to make things right.


Luke Leahy Working Hard to Keep His Place in Walsall’s Starting Line-Up 

18 Apr

25-year-old, Coventry-born defender has amassed twelve assists over the course of the season and quickly established himself as the club's first-choice left-back, but he insists he must continue to work hard if he is to retain a place in the...


Winter Break ‘Agreed in Principle’ For 2020 

18 Apr

The Football Association council were briefed on Wednesday afternoon and given updates on the progress of talks which were prompted by FA chief executive Martin Glenn almost two years earlier, and if agreed, one round of Premier League matches...


Erhun Oztumer Named in PFA’s League One Team of the Year 

18 Apr

Erhun is joined in the side by Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Dean Henderson, Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott and four players from both Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers as Dan Burn and Nathan Byrne, Nick Powell and Will Grigg are ...


Oztumer Named In PFA Team Of The Year 

18 Apr

Oztumer Named In PFA Team Of The Year Vitalfootball:Walsall:18/04/2018 09:02:00 Oztumer named in PFA Team Of The Year...


Central League: Walsall 1 Grimsby Town 0 

17 Apr

John Ward's side, who haven't been in action since they were thrashed six-nil by Mansfield Town in late March, arrived at this match sat in mid table having won just three of their ten Central League fixtures and were keen to leapfrog the Mariners...


Northampton Town (H): Walsall Announce Two Ticket Offers 

17 Apr

News, released via the club's official website - Saddlers.


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Business

Spotlight on Talent: Brett Groves 

18 Apr

“Brett is an enthusiastic new addition to our team.


HEXAGON HOSTS HIGH PERFORMANCE METROLOGY EVENT 

18 Apr

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is offering a rare opportunity to learn more about high performance metrology solutions at a special event at Coventry's Manufacturing Technology Catapult Centre on May 23.


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.


All British Precision Invests in new DMG Mori machines at Mach 

16 Apr

British manufacturing is alive and well...


MIM launches new Ambassador award 

12 Apr

Made in the Midlands is widely recognised as the leading industry support group in the region, representing more than 400 of the Midlands’ top manufacturing businesses.


WMG hosting automation and digital manufacturing themed events at Black Country Business Festival 2018 

12 Apr

The WMG SME Group is pleased to be hosting two events at this year’s inaugural Black Country Business Festival, which takes place at various locations across the region from 23rd April to 4th May 2018.


WMG announces event to explore the impact of Brexit on Supply Chains 

12 Apr

Global Supply Chain Debate: Global Supply Chains in a Post-Brexit Era, on Tuesday 8 May 2018, at the University of Warwick.


The Quality Toshiba Machine Vertical Turning Centres 

11 Apr

Leader CNC Technologies is proud to be designated as Main Dealer Europe for Toshiba Machine of Japan who, as a recognised world leader in the machine tool industry, uses the latest technology to meet the needs of all major industries.


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