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Truckman teams up with Dudley College for new specialist apprenticeship 

24 Jul

TRUCKMAN'S investment in the next generation of composite laminators is being supported by a new partnership with Dudley College.


Shaylor wins place on fit-out framework 

21 Jul

Black Country contractor appointed to two lots of project to reorganise government estate...


Jobs axed as administrators appointed to historic Black Country metal firm 

21 Jul

Company struggled after investigation into supply chains in which it operated...


Talbots move into new £750,000 Stourbridge headquarters 

20 Jul

ONE of the Black Country’s largest law firms has strengthened its presence in the region by investing in a bigger Stourbridge headquarters.


Protecting data leads to £2.7m order boom for Bryland Fire 

19 Jul

A DUDLEY based fire product specialist has seen turnover increase by 33 per cent after securing a string of new contracts with data centres across the UK and Europe.


Black Country MP Tom Watson defends huge salaries for BBC stars 

19 Jul

Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary backs the BBC but says men should not be paid more than women...


A Perry & Co: new staff and new premises 

18 Jul

Good news has been received about yet another family-owned firm.


Sweet taste of success means expansion for company in the Black Country 

14 Jul

A BLACK Country chain of food stores which offers customers a taste of indulgence is expanding into Worcestershire.


New faces at Talbots 

3 Jul

Black Country law firm targets 20 per cent expansion during 2017...


Diamond Box secures £8m funding deal 

3 Jul

Black Country packaging firm agrees two-part funding with Bibby to support purchase of new machinery...


Dudley firm launches new ‘Wire Finder’ app 

26 Jun

A DUDLEY-based supplier of wire in ‘high performance alloys’ has launched a new ‘app’ to help its global customer base find the right material for their applications.


£200 million Black Country Metro line will create jobs, growth and business in the area 

20 Jun

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street delivers Brierley Hill to Wednesbury line business case to Transport Secretary...


Enterprise turn to Truckman for major fleet project 

16 Jun

A DUDLEY firm has secured a significant project from national vehicle hire specialists Enterprise to supply almost 200 hardtops for its fleet of pick-up trucks.


Black Country Living Museum given green light to create retro town in £10 million expansion plan 

15 Jun

The ambitious project has been given the green light thanks to lottery funding...


Black Country manufacturer plans £3m HQ renovation 

14 Jun

Assa Abloy to introduce host of changes and improvements to its UK headquarters in Willenhall...


Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home 

12 Jun

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre...


Black Country office block sold for £1.45m 

7 Jun

Developer plans to convert West Bromwich building into flats...


Double awards joy for Cradley Heath’s Amvar Handling Solutions 

6 Jun

A CRADLEY Heath firm has scooped two top awards.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Beware folks – roadworks with temporary lights causing delays in Walsall Wood 

27 Jul

Thanks to the press folks at Walsall Council for flagging this one up this afternoon - sadly I'm only just able to post it on the blog, but there will be temporary traffic signals operating on the A461 Walsall Wood High Street today (Thursday, 27th ...


LIKE PRACTICE: How do I practice a Facebook Live without anyone seeing it? 

26 Jul

I get it.


STUDY: I saw the news on Facebook, oh, boy… 

25 Jul

Beatle John Lennon once sang ‘I read the news today, oh boy.


Tom Watson MP & Glastonbury 

25 Jul

Many readers will know that Tom Watson MP (the London-resident who purports to represent dirt-poor West Bromwich East) loves to parade his trendiness [sic] by frequently tweeting and blogging about bands and his trips to elitist Glastonbury (for the ...


17.7% of Walsall owner-occupying OAP’s are in poor health! 

25 Jul

“Why should Walsall’s pensioners be forced to downsize? A question I received via social media a couple of weeks ago.


Tom’s Cabin: from thatches to rugs! 

25 Jul

Way back, six years way back, I wrote about the (still derelict) old bungalow at the old driveway to Shire Oak Quarry, just of Shire Oak Hill on the A461 near Sandhills, and was interested in the history of this interesting, lost home; several folk ...


POST HASTE: Your cheque presentation… what do you want to achieve? 

25 Jul

There is a reason why I try and search for people outside my home sector.


Today’s Buy To Let Deal Yields 5.28%, Poppy Drive, Walsall, WS5. 

24 Jul

A two bedroom terraced house, Harebell Close, Tamebridge, Walsall, WS5.


Travellers Update re unauthorised encampment at Stubbers Green, Aldridge 

24 Jul

The unauthorised encampment at Stubbers Green in Aldridge is covered by the injunction taken out earlier this year to protect sites which have suffered from frequent incursions.


The New Art Gallery Walsall – Events 

24 Jul

Tuesday Tots: Marvellous Marbling Tomorrow 11 AM · 3 guests The New Art Gallery Walsall Walsall Interested JUL 26 Wednesdays for All: Wondrous Wands Wed 12 PM · Hosted by The New Art Gallery Walsall The New Art Gallery Walsall Walsall Interested ...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Throwback Thursday 

27 Jul

We’re continuing our look back at DZG across the decades as part of our 80th anniversary celebrations.


Darrell and Nigel’s First Forage Of The Season ……. 

27 Jul

My tactic yesterday to distract Darrell from all things X Factor seems to have worked, because this morning he woke up distracted, not by the thought of what is in the bowl that Simon constantly picks at while he is judging, but by the thought of ...


A Few New Articles From Me… 

26 Jul

The "Bigfoot" of Singapore...


Fish Pond Volume Calculator 

26 Jul

One question I am asked by my customers is the amount of water volume in their fish pond, so thought would create a calculator to work it out and also recommend size of UV...


Pajak Merupakan Kewajiban Hukum 

26 Jul

Menurut Pasal 1 UU KUP, pajak merupakan kontribusi wajib kepada negara yang terutang oleh orang pribadi atau badan yang bersifat memaksa berdasarkan Undang-Undang, dengan tidak mendapatkan imbalan secara langsung dan digunakan untuk keperluan negara ...


Walking Hiking Stick Camera Monopod Review 

26 Jul

One of main passions is walking and photography and unfortunately recently I have developed a heath problem that makes it difficult to walk and because I’m in pain I walk hunched forward which really...


Sankey cricketers who liked to go fishing 

26 Jul

LAST MONTH, in Bugle 1296, we featured a team of cricketers from the well-known manufacturing firm of Joseph Sankey and Sons.


Bucket list ticked! 

26 Jul

When Stoke’s Signal1 Breakfast Presenter, Jennie Longdon, launched a summer campaign to complete a recently discovered childhood bucket list, we stuck out our necks to help! As on her list, written when she was 15 to complete during the school ...


A Bit Of A Distraction Strategy 

26 Jul

I have to admit that the X Factor Boot Camp fever that seems to have permeated any semblance of normal life at The Towers since Darrell found out that he’d got two tickets for Saturday’s show has rather got to me, so I suggested that, perhaps, he...


Stitch doodling – taking a stitch for a walk 

25 Jul

Saturday saw the talented Kathleen Murphy, from Murgatroyd and Bean, showing us how to take a stitch for a walk.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

Club respond to supporter questions on budget 

26 Jul

Club respond to supporter questions on budget Vitalfootball:Walsall:26/07/2017 22:44:00 Club issue response to supporter queries...


Whitney Welcomes Walsall’s Budget Statement 

26 Jul

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press following the Saddlers' pre-season defeat to West Bromwich Albion, and has sought to clarify the situation surrounding the statement which was released by the club earlier in the day...


MATCH REPORT | Walsall 1 West Bromwich Albion 2 

26 Jul

On Wednesday evening Jon Whitney's Saddlers continued their preparations for the 2017/18 campaign as they took on a West Bromwich Albion XI at Banks's Stadium.


Stourbridge FC Club Shop – Latest News 

26 Jul

The Club Shop has been gearing up for the 2017/18 season with the arrival of some new items of merchandise and leisurewear.


Walsall Insist This Season’s Playing Budget Has Not Been Cut 

26 Jul

Following recent speculation of 'budget cuts' at Banks's Stadium, Walsall Football Club have released a statement insisting that the manager not only has a bigger budget, but has the largest budget ever available to a Saddlers manager in League...


Club Statement | Walsall Address Reports of Budget Cuts 

26 Jul

Walsall Football Club have this afternoon released a statement in response to recent press articles and supporter queries, and you can read it below.


West Brom Confirm Their Squad for Pre-Season Clash With Walsall 

26 Jul

This evening's opponents West Bromwich Albion, who visit Banks's Stadium at 7:45pm, have confirmed which members of their squad will be facing the Saddlers as they will also be taking on Championship outfit Burton Albion at the same time.


Commercial and Sponsorship Opportunities 2017/18 

26 Jul

STOURBRIDGE FC can offer an exciting and varied range of commercial and sponsorship opportunities for the 2017/18 season.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

UK’s First Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme Welcomes Second Intake 

26 Jul

Birmingham-based engineering company, adi Group, has selected students for its 2017 pre-apprenticeship intake, taking the total number of students on the scheme to 24.


New Birmingham Airport service fails to take off 

25 Jul

Irish airline falls foul of authorities after it did not secure a licence to operate routes between Birmingham and Republic of Ireland...


Aldi plans new Birmingham store within a mile of Sainsbury’s and Morrisons 

25 Jul

Budget group returns with another application to redevelop site 11 years after it first bought it...


Truckman teams up with Dudley College for new specialist apprenticeship 

24 Jul

TRUCKMAN'S investment in the next generation of composite laminators is being supported by a new partnership with Dudley College.


Thousands of pounds set to be invested into Halesowen after businesses back BID 

24 Jul

BUSINESSES have voted in favour of a scheme which is set to create thousands of pounds worth of investment for Halesowen town centre.


Shaylor wins place on fit-out framework 

21 Jul

Black Country contractor appointed to two lots of project to reorganise government estate...


Talbots move into new £750,000 Stourbridge headquarters 

20 Jul

ONE of the Black Country’s largest law firms has strengthened its presence in the region by investing in a bigger Stourbridge headquarters.


New flights from Birmingham to New York AND Boston revealed 

20 Jul

After Birmingham Airport suffered a blow when United Airlines pulled out, transatlantic flights are back...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton








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