Black Country news and blogs Saturday 18 November 2017
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‘No room for complacency’ – Black Country businesses warned over new GDPR regulations 

15 Nov

A SEMINAR dealing with the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) which will come into force in May 2018 has been held by a Cradley Heath law firm.

Giant designer outlet village plans just FIVE MILES from Birmingham 

9 Nov

Sandwell Council chiefs expected to approve an extension to an agreement which will allow more time for developers to draw up plans...

£7m cash injection into leisure and retail regeneration 

9 Nov

West Midlands Combined Authority backs redevelopment of derelict site in Black Country town centre...

Worcester Presses moves to Dudley 

1 Nov

MAJOR demand from customers in automotive and white goods has helped a Black Country manufacturing specialist relocate, putting it on course for another record year.

Legal 500: Recognition for Enoch Evans after year of hard work 

1 Nov

Corporate and commercial teams at Walsall-based practice receives significant praise from Legal 500 assessors...

Tom Watson slams government for delaying crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals 

31 Oct

Black Country MP Tom Watson says he is disappointed that there will be another consultation instead of action now to deal with 'crack cocaine' of gambling...

Mayor cuts ribbon to officially reopen Oldbury’s refurbished Dunelm store 

26 Oct

A LARGE queue of excited shoppers waited eagerly early on Tuesday morning to get a look at Dunelm’s new look store in Oldbury.

New shops and gym lined up for Walsall shopping centre 

26 Oct

It's a massive transformation of a shopping centre which has been derelict for a number of years...

Kee Safety valued at £280m after sale 

18 Oct

Private equity house Dunedin exits Black Country safety products firm fours years after MBO...

Help for small business to navigate the marketing maze 

18 Oct

LEADING Black Country and north Worcestershire newspaper publisher Newsquest has lunched a new marketing solution for small businesses.

Black Country law firm reveals commercial property growth 

16 Oct

A BLACK Country legal specialist has announced significant growth in the number of new commercial property cases it is taking on.

Hunters continues expansion with new office in Sedgley 

9 Oct

HUNTERS, one of the country’s leading estate agents, has opened a new branch in Sedgley, Dudley, adding to its fast expanding network.

April King Legal opens Dudley office 

6 Oct

APRIL King Legal has opened an office in Dudley town centre.

Berck of West Bromwich: worker-management co-operation, training and investment 

26 Sep

Berck Ltd, a family-run company in West Bromwich, founded in 1947, took difficult decisions to weather the downturn following the 2008 economic crisis.

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...

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Emma encourages everyone to get involved and to dig deep to support BBC’s annual Children in Need fundraising campaign 

17 Nov

Tonight will be the climax of many months of fundraising activities when the annual BBC Children in Need Telethon will showcase some of the amazing fundraising events and groups and individuals who will benefit from the fundraising.

Police storm house in Walsall – two arrested as drugs seized 

17 Nov

The early-morning raid took place at 6.25am...

Fears hundreds of children at risk of sexual exploitation in Birmingham not being identified 

17 Nov

Concerns at risk children in Birmingham are not being properly recorded by police and social workers...

Meet your local coppers this afternoon in Brownhills 

17 Nov

I received notice of this great event from Brownhills Policing Team via the excellent WMNow service a yesterday, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this afternoon, Friday 17th November 2017 at Tesco, Brownhills from 3pm until 6pm where you ...

Giant traveller camp plans shelved 

17 Nov

But environmental health bosses say major site for up to 60 caravans is still needed to relieve pressure on parks and open spaces...

A quick Jiggers Whistle – and it’s open! 

17 Nov

I'm pleased to let you folks know that today, Friday 17th November 2017 sees the opening of the new micropub in Brownhills High Street - The Jiggers Whistle - situated in the old Starlight Photography/EE Jones store near the miner island, overseen by...

Anchoring community wealth 

16 Nov

Preston’s skyline: Carl Ji , a Chinese student, at the  University of Central Lancashire Austerity has been devolved to local councils and, perversely, areas with higher levels of poverty have been hit hardest, councils have on average faced 40% ...

Statement on Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance policy 

16 Nov

I thank the Leader of the House for her statement and for letting me have sight of it, albeit late last night.

Business Questions 16 November 2017 

16 Nov

Here is my speech at Business Questions this week: I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business.

30 days of human comms #9 The BBC respond to The Sun 

16 Nov

In the olden days large organisations when they came in for a shoeing by the tabloids had to grimace and bear it.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


A champion visit 

18 Nov

DZG keepers spotted a familiar face on site yesterday, as the World Number One darts champion, Michael van Gerwen, paid us a visit.

Autumn Pumpkins Akimbo 

18 Nov

Iris was desperate for her beloved Uncle Nigel to go with her to her Nursery Autumn Festival ……… …….

Your Stories of the area. 

17 Nov

Please feel free to send your own stories of Beechdale, Birchills and Leamore.

The Keeper Of Lost Causes -Tackling The Family Albums 

17 Nov

I come from a long line of hoarders.

Soul and Motown night for Children in Need at the Shire Oak tonight! 

17 Nov

Local DJ POeter Leek has been in touch to let me know that he's DJing tonight, Friday 17th November 2017 at the Soul and Motown Party Night at the Shire Oak Pub to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Glow Sports 

17 Nov

On Wednesday our 6th Form and Year 11 pupils were fortunate enough to experience glow in the dark dodge ball and glow in the dark basketball as part of their sport enrichment and after school curriculum.

School tuck shop is a roaring success for Children in Need Day 

17 Nov

The children and staff enjoyed raising money and buying snacks today at our whole school tuck shop.

Year 3’s Pudsey Maths Challenge 

17 Nov

Year Three, enjoyed using their problem solving skills this morning, to systematically explore how many different bandana designs they could create using only three colours.

Cross Country Event Sunday 19th November 

17 Nov

The first major cross country event that is held in Warley Woods will be on this Sunday (19th) November.

Christmas Unicorn 

17 Nov

This is my first card as guest DT member for Colour Crazy Craft Challenge.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Kieron Morris – “We Need to Win These Two Home Games” 

18 Nov

As Walsall get set to return to action this weekend, winger Kieron Morris has spoken to the local press and admitted that the Saddlers need to win their next two home games, including this afternoon's League One clash with Gillingham, if they...

Youth Alliance | Walsall Face Accrington Stanley Later This Morning 

18 Nov

Walsall's Under-18s are back in action this weekend as they take on Accrington Stanley in their latest Youth Alliance (North West) fixture of the season.

BBC Report – League 1 Details For 2017 

17 Nov

BBC Report - League 1 Details For 2017 Vitalfootball:Walsall:17/11/2017 21:51:00 The BBC's Price of Football annual survey was released this week, and their investigation shows that the price of League One football has only slightly reduced...

New Lease Of Life For Quality Publication 

17 Nov

An Anniversary And Bold Plans For The Future The cover to look for…..

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL 

17 Nov

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL Vitalfootball:Walsall:17/11/2017 15:13:00 It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.

190+ TV Games For 2019-20 

17 Nov

190+ TV Games For 2019-20 Vitalfootball:WBA:17/11/2017 14:50:00 It's been confirmed today that from the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign, a minimum of 190 Premier League games will be screened live on TV.

Walsall v Gillingham to Be First School Partners Game of the Season 

17 Nov

Walsall's Community Programme has confirmed that Saturday's League One clash between the Saddlers and Gillingham will be the first School Partners game of the season, with over 1,000 extra supporters set to fill theSt Francis Group Community...

Jon Whitney Offers Injury Update Ahead of Gillingham Clash 

17 Nov

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of this weekend's League One clash with Gillingham and offered a brief update on the injury status of a trio of first-teamers.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Halesowen home developer Lovell invests in management trainees and apprentices 

17 Nov

HOMES developer Lovell has recruited six new management trainees and apprentices to help deliver its growing portfolio of projects across the region.

Council’s controversial Service Birmingham IT company to be wound up in January saving £43 million over four years 

17 Nov

Parent company Capita will still provide IT support to city council...

Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless vehicles on public roads 

17 Nov

Luxury car manufacturer has taken to city centre streets for trials among everyday traffic...

Mazak Open day 2 

16 Nov

Here is our Andy...

Mazak open day 2 

16 Nov

Here is our Andy...

Mazak Open House Day 2 

16 Nov

Our Andy at Mazak ...

Virgin Trains’ West Coast staff vote to STRIKE in pay dispute 

16 Nov

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said the dispute involves almost 1,800 train managers...

New GKN chief leaves firm before starting the job 

16 Nov

Kevin Cummings was meant to take over top job in January as company prepares for another write off...

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton

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    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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