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Man, 19, charged with murder over Birmingham off licence stabbing 

28 Aug

A man is due to appear before magistrates, charged with stabbing another man to death outside a Birmingham off licence.


Birmingham Airport delays continue as passengers vent their anger 

28 Aug

Passengers at Birmingham Airport have continued to vent their fury over check-in delays and long waits to collect luggage over thw Bank Holiday weekend.


Bomb disposal crew called in as anti-terror police arrest five in Birmingham and Stoke 

26 Aug

The army’s bomb disposal team was called in as anti-terror police arrested five men in Birmingham and Stoke today.


Fire investigators wait to establish cause of restaurant blaze 

26 Aug

FIRE investigation officers are still waiting to gain access to the scene of a blaze which devastated a Black Country restaurant.


Construction firm on track to double turnover after funding deal 

25 Aug

A WOLVERHAMPTON construction firm has created new jobs and is on track to almost double its annual turnover after winning its first civil engineering contract.


Sportswear firms turns to export markets for fresh growth 

25 Aug

A BLACK Country firm that designs a colourful range of sports protection equipment is set to grow its business by expanding its export markets.


University moves to fill gap in business support provision 

25 Aug

THE University of Wolverhampton is set to extend its network of business support centres with a new facility in Worcestershire.


Major fire severely damages popular restaurant 

25 Aug

A BLACK Country restaurant has been severely damaged in a major fire overnight.


Revenues up 10% at Carillion 

24 Aug

STRONG growth in its support services operation has led to a 10% first half revenue boost for construction and facilities management group Carillion.


City centre landmark set to be demolished for new regeneration scheme 

23 Aug

WOLVERHAMPTON city centre enters the latest phase of its multi-million-pound makeover today when demolition work begins on its markets complex.


Wolverhampton set to appoint contractors for regeneration scheme 

22 Aug

WOLVERHAMPTON City Council is preparing to appoint contractors to work on a major housing regeneration scheme.


Fatal accident leaves legacy of problems for M6 motorists 

22 Aug

THE legacy of a fatal accident brought major traffic problems to the M6 in Staffordshire early today.


Serious fire devastates Wolverhampton haulage firm 

22 Aug

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused to a Wolverhampton haulage business after a serious fire at the firms depot.


Speed cameras could be on the way for Dudley’s Birmingham New Road 

22 Aug

Speed cameras could be installed at a notorious junction of the Birmingham New Road under plans by highways bosses seeking to crackdown on dangerous driving along the stretch.


Four-month-old baby girl dies in Walsall crash 

21 Aug

A baby girl has died after a crash on the Birmingham Road in Walsall.


No special measures for Birmingham v Wolves 3pm derby 

20 Aug

Police have insisted Wolves’ clash away at West Midlands neighbours Birmingham City will be treated the same as any other match between rivals.


Manufacturing Hub strengthens offer after recruiting new member 

18 Aug

A BLACK Country recruitment firm is the latest to join a new manufacturing support organisation.


Manufacturing Hub strengthens offer after recruiting new member 

18 Aug

A BLACK Country recruitment firm is the latest to join a new manufacturing support organisation.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Temperance, even! 

28 Aug

Sometimes, enquiries on the blog take a while to resolve - and this one is just such an example, and a good reason why one should never give up hope with finding answers, as you never know who's passing.


Woodmen lose their mojo to Coleshill 

28 Aug

Walsall Wood FC disappointed the fans yesterday (Saturday 27th August 2016) when they lost to Coleshill Town at Oak Park.


Have you lost a calico cat in the Aldridge area? 

28 Aug

A reader has contacted me to say they've found the above puss in Aldridge, and would like to get it home to it's rightful owner.


Pictures from the Pelsall Festival of Water 2016 

27 Aug

Despite a weather forecast that didn't bode well, the first day of the three day Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water at Pelsall was pretty good when I called in, and the rain held off until the moment I left.


See Walsall Wood FC battle Coleshill Town at home this afternoon! 

27 Aug

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood play Coleshill at home this afternoon - can they maintain their fitting spirit after beating the Badgers? Continue reading...


Beware: blue-green algae again found at Chasewater 

27 Aug

This is an important one for dog-walkers and users of Chasewater in general who may let dogs swim in the water - blue green algae has once more been found in the lake in the last few days after an earlier outbreak this year, and Staffordshire County ...


Stars 

27 Aug

With a paucity of remotely sensible political analysis being made available to a bewildered yet cynical public, it is tempting to simply join in with the blizzard of outrageous allegations and smears against friend and foe alike safe in the knowledge...


Skidder Shorts #27 – BBC Midlands Today 

26 Aug

Thanks to a correspondent who has solved another little mystery...


New Hall Mill open again this Bank Holiday Monday! 

26 Aug

New Hall Mill near Sutton Coldfield is open again this Bank Holiday Monday (29th August 2016) and I can heartily recommend the place – It’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2015 – not enough people know ...


Labour’s Legal Costs Shocker! 

26 Aug

Hold on to your hats, pants and socks because they will be blown off with this one! The new regime under Steve Eling is now having to cope with the fallout from the disastrous Cooper/Britton regime and costs are being cut and cash scrimped from all ...


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Blogs

DONALD MACNEILL & ROBERTO DIANA 

28 Aug

CD Review Timeline There is something endearingly genuine about Donald MacNeill as he opens up about his life on Colonsay in what is a musical scrapbook and something of a very personal journey.


Sandwell Park Farm 

28 Aug

Sandwell Park Farm is a fully restored working Victorian farm.


Neat and tidy! 

28 Aug

DZGs 40-acre site is looking neater thanks to the DIY efforts of our maintenance team.


Rockers are a hit! 

28 Aug

DZGs new animal rockers are proving a hit with our younger visitors.


From Aurora to Cloud – 25th August 

27 Aug

There was some forecast for aurora in the early hours of the 25th auugst, but, at the same time the weather forecast wasn't good either with cloud forecast.


Thailand, Koh Samui & Bangkok 

27 Aug

We have just returned from 12 days in Thailand, this wasn't a birding/wildlife holiday.


A spot of colouring – take 2 

27 Aug

Whilst colouring the card from 2 days ago I also coloured this image with SPECTRUM NOIR PENS to make another card - same image and colour but different paper, sentiment and angled the image.


Driving the new Peugeot 2008 GT Line 

27 Aug

A couple of weeks ago we spent a week in the Lincolnshire countryside for our annual camping holiday with the family.


Walsall Arboretum 

27 Aug

This beautiful Victorian park is just five minutes walk from Walsall town centre and contains parkland, lakes, gardens and woodland walks.


Charlie’s castle checks 

27 Aug

DZG's Blue and gold macaw, Charlie is enjoying the warmer weather by carrying out castle checks with Presentation Assistant, Amy Hickman.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

E&S fans’ verdict on Wolves’ defeat at Huddersfield 

28 Aug

Our fans are predicting changes to the team after Wolves' unbeaten start to the season ends at Huddersfield.


West Brom want Nacer Chadli after Jay Rodriguez loan falls through 

28 Aug

Albion are lining up a loan deal for Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli after their deal to take Southampton's Jay Rodriguez for a season fell through.


Follow West Brom v Middlesbrough Live On Twitter 

28 Aug

Follow West Brom v Middlesbrough Live On Twitter Vitalfootball:WBA:28/08/2016 11:04:00 West Brom are at the Hawthorns with Middlesbrough the visitors today, this will be a 1:30pm kick-off.


Weat Brom v Boro – LIVE 

28 Aug

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Huddersfield 1 Wolves 0 – player ratings 

28 Aug

Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers rates the players after a first defeat of the season away at Huddersfield.


LOAN WATCH | Chester 4 Sutton United 0 

28 Aug

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts and central defender Theo Vassell are currently on-loan with Vanarama National League side Chester, and were both named in the matchday squad as the Blues took on...


LOAN WATCH | Theo Vassell Injured During Chester’s Clash With Sutton United 

28 Aug

Walsall defender Theo Vassell, who is currently enjoying a loan spell with Vanarama National League side Chester, suffered what appeared to be a serious injury during the Blues' clash with Sutton...


Walsall 3-3 Bury 

27 Aug

Walsall 3-3 Bury Vitalfootball:Walsall:27/08/2016 18:46:00 A second half defensive collapse saw a rampant Saddlers produce a masterclass in how not to defend a three goal lead on a quite strange afternoon at the Banks`s Stadium.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

Sertec Group completes WILD automotive takeover to create £250m giant 

26 Aug

The Jaguar Land Rover supplier has bought Midlands firm WILD automotive creating a roup with 10 manufacturing plants across the UK, Germany and Hungary...


Construction firm on track to double turnover after funding deal 

25 Aug

A WOLVERHAMPTON construction firm has created new jobs and is on track to almost double its annual turnover after winning its first civil engineering contract.


Airport’s profits soar during successful year 

25 Aug

PROFITS at Birmingham Airport have soared by nearly £10m as its passenger numbers continue to set new records.


Minster shortlisted for prestigious apprenticeship award! 

25 Aug

A Midlands IT and software provider has been shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award which recognises its work in developing young people and providing jobs.


University moves to fill gap in business support provision 

25 Aug

THE University of Wolverhampton is set to extend its network of business support centres with a new facility in Worcestershire.


Major fire severely damages popular restaurant 

25 Aug

A BLACK Country restaurant has been severely damaged in a major fire overnight.


Stourbridge fire protection specialists reward staff’s long service 

24 Aug

A STOURBRIDGE fire protection and detection specialist firm has recognised and rewarded employees for decades of commitment to the company at an awards ceremony.


New finance chief at Carillion 

24 Aug

Zafar Khan will replace Richard Adam when he retires later this year...


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  • The Walsall Canal, Moxley, Wednesbury 16/04/2016

     on flickr 16 Apr 16
    A golden sunset on the Walsall Canal at Moxley near Wednesbury.

    This section of the Walsall Canal between Moxley and Walsall was opened in 1799. The complete length of the Walsall Canal was in fact built




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