Black Country news and blogs Tuesday 16 January 2018
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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...


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...


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...


Construction group expands with Black Country acquisition 

21 Dec

Colmore Tang acquires handrail and balustrading manufacturer and designer...


Roy Richardson ‘drives sheep’ through Sandwell following freeman honour 

11 Dec

LEGENDARY Black Country developer and philanthropist Dr Roy Richardson has driven sheep through Sandwell after being made an honorary freeman.


Green light for new Wolverhampton rail station 

9 Dec

Transport bosses agree 50 million funding towards the Wolverhampton Interchange Project linking rail and tram stops...


Kingsmill strike action called off 

6 Dec

Black Country bread workers decide to halt planned industrial action after agreeing pay deal with management...


Black Country high-tech group EBC scoop national award 

30 Nov

HALESOWEN'S EBC Group are proud to announce that they have won ‘UK Managed Service Provider of the Year’ at the national SVC (Server, Cloud, Virtualisation) awards.


Kingsmill workers vote for strike action at West Bromwich factory 

28 Nov

Trade union Unite says 82 per cent of those who voted backed industrial action in a row over pay increases...


Overseas order boost for Black Country firm Alloy Wire International 

23 Nov

A SUSTAINED campaign focused on increasing export work is reaping dividends for a specialist Black Country manufacturer.


New look, new name and new approach for Oldbury business centre 

21 Nov

AN Oldbury business centre has rebranded itself after changing management.


Thursfields lifts ‘High Growth’ trophy at Black Country awards 

21 Nov

A SUCCESSFUL expansion has led to Midlands law firm Thursfields Solicitors picking up a top Black Country business award.


‘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 

14 Nov

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


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...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

WM economy strategy conference 

16 Jan

Sat 10 March , Birmingham 1-30 to 4-30pm...


TUC calls for national task force on Carillion 

16 Jan

TUC calls for national task force on Carillion Union group calls for risk assessments of other large outsourcing firms TUC to convene crunch talks between unions The TUC has called for the government to assemble a national task force to deal with the...


Walsall Property Market Predictions 2018! 

16 Jan

A belated Happy New Year to all my Blog reading friends!!  Trust the holiday season has treated you all well.


A team line up and a pig roast: What do you know? 

16 Jan

Brian Clenton contacted me again just before Christmas and asked if I could round these two photos again, as he's still looking for names and information about the people in them - and they're wonderful images, so it's a pleasure.


Street racing hits city: Four men appear in court 

16 Jan

Police made arrests after alleged crimes committed on Nechells Parkway and the A38 near Minworth...


Libraries – the good news 

16 Jan

This time last year the Lib/Lab Coalition running Walsall Council took the decision to review the borough’s library service.


West Bromwich Albion star ‘should stay’ at Walsall – but Glasgow Rangers rumours grow 

16 Jan

Teenage striker Tyler Roberts is in demand but Walsall boss says he needs more 'proper' football.


Rezwan Ali, 19, named as Walsall house party murder victim 

16 Jan

The student died in a knife attack at a house in Willows Road, Chuckery, in the early hours of Sunday morning...


James Brindley murder: Teenager and 21-year-old man to stand trial 

16 Jan

Aaron Kahrod and a 17-year-old were arrested on July 12 and charged with murder two days later...


MACHETE found in getaway car after man battered on night out in Walsall 

15 Jan

The 20-year-old victim was jumped as he left a nightclub...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Tenors needed! 

16 Jan

Calling all tenors! We need you for our Bach St John Passion Concert.


Bewdley – Hawfinches 

16 Jan

While we were at Upton Warren last Thursday, we got chatting as you do, with another birder, who pointed us in the direction of the Treecreeper whose photograph I included in my last post.


First Visit to Upton for 2018 

16 Jan

Had a very pleasant but very cold afternoon at Upton on Thursday with out friends Tim Wendy.


Our Shilton boys // January 2018 

16 Jan

I have wanted to take part in this photography linky for so long.


Welcome to the world Freddie Benjamin 

16 Jan

Knowing the date when your baby boy is going to be born is really surreal.


Gelada reveals gender! 

16 Jan

Watch as our Gelada baboon dad, Ebano, reveals the gender of his latest newborn… document.


Caught In The Act 

16 Jan

Yesterday I caught Nigel in the act ……….


Double Dog Down 

15 Jan

Strange events abounded this weekend as the neighbours beloved Alsatian snuffed it with cancer which was a shame as it really was pet rescue project that eventually ended up in tragedy.


Go Think Big 

15 Jan

Go Think Big is offering grants of up to £500 to support local digital social action projects to inspire young people (aged 15-24) to make a positive impact within their community.


Rebranding of Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust 

15 Jan

Did you know Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust has rebranded as Ibstock Enovert Trust? This change is taking place because the company which donates the landfill tax credits distributed by the Trust, Cory Environmental Resource Management Limited, has...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

Whitney Still Talking to West Brom Over the Future of Tyler Roberts 

16 Jan

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press and insisted that despite the player being linked with a plethora of clubs, he remains hopeful of agreeing a deal to retain the services of West Bromwich Albion starlet Tyler Roberts.


CENTRAL LEAGUE: Port Vale 1 Walsall 1 

16 Jan

Earlier today, John Ward's Walsall Development squad were back in action as they travelled North to take on Port Vale's Reserves in their latest Central League fixture of the season.


Soccer AM Seeking Saddlers 

16 Jan

The people behind Sky Sports' long-running Saturday morning football show, Soccer AM, are looking for a group of six Saddlers supporters to appear on the show this weekend.


Rotherham United Linked With Walsall’s Erhun Oztumer 

16 Jan

Rotherham United have emerged as the latest side to be linked with Walsall attacking midfielder Erhun Oztumer, as the man dubbed the 'Wizard of Oz' continues to attract interest from clubs up and down the country.


Big Cyrille – Loved By Lots, Admired By All 

16 Jan

Wolves Connections Of Departed Icon Cyrille in Wolves colours.


West Bromwich Albion star ‘should stay’ at Walsall – but Glasgow Rangers rumours grow 

16 Jan

Teenage striker Tyler Roberts is in demand but Walsall boss says he needs more 'proper' football.


Oztumer Linked With Rotherham Move 

16 Jan

Oztumer Linked With Rotherham Move Vitalfootball:Walsall:16/01/2018 08:49:00 Whispers in Yorkshire suggest Rotherham are looking at Erhun Oztumer to replace Kiefer Moore and Lee Frecklington.


Central League: Walsall to Face Port Vale Later Today 

16 Jan

Walsall's Development side are back in action later today as they make the short trip to Vale Park where they will take on Port Vale Reserves in their latest Central League fixture of the season.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

Bank of England plays down risk to Carillion’s lenders 

16 Jan

But bank says ripple effect of company going into liquidation is yet to be fully felt as fallout continues over construction group's collapse...


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...


Cabinet to meet over Carillion crisis 

16 Jan

Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet will discuss the ongoing crisis after firm with major public sector contracts is placed into liquidation...


Jeremy Corbyn says Carillion collapse shows it’s ‘time to take back control’ of services 

15 Jan

Labour leader criticised an outsource-first dogma and insisted it's time we took back control...


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...


Public contracts held by Carillion are protected 

15 Jan

UK Government says staff should continue to attend work as normal as it steps in to protect public sector contracts held by the collapsed construction giant...


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...


This is what the collapse of Carillion means for Paradise 

15 Jan

Development team remains bullish over future prospects of 700m city centre redevelopment...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton








  • 2017 10 11 051 Birmingham

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    The Birmingham and Worcester Canal, at Salvage Turn. This ninety degree (left) turn is close to Gas Street Basin which marks one end of this canal. Birmingham, October 2017.




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