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Salts Healthcare, now at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston. 

17 Jul

Last year Salts Healthcare , which manufactures medical devices, moved into the Apollo building in Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston.


Sandwell Business Ambassadors give backing to borough awards 

11 Jul

SANDWELL Business Ambassadors has announced its sponsorship of one of the categories at this week’s Sandwell Business Awards.


Dudley Building Society breaks records in 160th year 

2 Jul

DUDLEY Building Society has announced record year end results as it celebrates its 160th anniversary.


A Perry staff to take on Snowdon charity climb 

7 Jun

CHARITABLE staff at a Cradley Heath manufacturing firm are lacing up their walking boots as they attempt a climb up Snowdon this weekend.


TotalKare targets 20 per cent growth after Management buy-out 

29 May

A BLACK Country heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions company is targeting significant growth after being bought as part of a Management Buy-out.


Black Country firm AWI breaks £10m sales barrier after trio of new contracts 

24 May

MAJOR new orders to supply into the aerospace, petrochemical and nuclear sectors have helped a Black Country manufacturer smash the £10m barrier for the first time in its 72-year history.


Black Country Business Festival under way around the region 

25 Apr

BLACK Country business is the focus of a major event which aims to showcase the best of enterprise and industry at the heart of the midlands.


£1m birthday present for furniture retailer’s Black Country showroom 

24 Apr

AN independent furniture retailer is celebrating the first birthday of its Black Country showroom in style, after posting its best ever year.


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.


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Blogs

The way of the Sons of Waetla 

22 Jul

As I’m still catching up, I thought today might be a good time to feature the writings of an old pal of the blog, Gerald Reece, and his musings on the A5 Watling Street, Newtown, Knaves Castle and the pubs thereabouts.


Gaining traction 

22 Jul

As I posted yesterday, there’s a great steam fair on today at Barton Gate between Yoxall and Burton until 4pm today (Sunday 22md July 2018) and you can still make it if you’re quick.


The secret portal 

21 Jul

Here’s a lovely thing from local teacher and top chap Eryl Powell, that he sent me last week: A hand drawn map of Brownhills Common in the Parade/Watling Street/Chester Road triangle – designed specifically to make the Common magical for kids.


DODGING HIPPOS: How to say ‘no’ to the highest paid person in the room without saying ‘no’ 

21 Jul

Its been a busy few months.


A5 Live just two weeks away – band lineup released! 

21 Jul

Long term readers will remember the annual music and fun festival that’s taken place on the smallholding just off the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills – formerly called Cockfest (because it took place on a chicken farm), last year becoming A5 Live.


Keep your hair on – Brownhills Wilkinson are getting wiggy with it! 

21 Jul

Toria Amy has been in touch – she’s just one of the great community minded folk who work at the Wilkinson store in Brownhills, and they’ve informed me that they have organised an event as part of the ‘Get Wiggy With It’ fundraising ...


Events in our area over the summer hols… 

20 Jul

Summer Holiday Provision Summer 2018 Professional Booklet This is the direct link to the booklet which is located on the Early Help website Click    http://www.


My BTL Deal Of The Day Is A 3 Bed Semi In Rushall, Walsall, WS4 Yielding 5.57%. 

20 Jul

This 3 bed semi detached home is situated on Burton Avenue, Rushall, Walsall, WS4.


Fancy getting into something steamy this weekend? 

20 Jul

There’s a great steam, vintage vehicle and generally fun event on this weekend near Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire, which I think many blog readers would enjoy – Barton Under Needwood Steam Rally takes place this Saturday and Sunday 21st-...


Anyone lost a bike? 

20 Jul

Local top bloke Eryl Well has spotted this bike lying around in Brownhills and is wondering if anyone’s had it stolen? Continue reading...


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Blogs

Otterly cool! 

23 Jul

Keepers came up with a n-ice idea to keep our otter family cool as the UK heatwave continues.


Lovers OF All Things Cretan ……… 

23 Jul

If there is such a thing as a Creteophile …..


Reptile revelation! 

22 Jul

Education staff made a delightful discovery after two ‘male’ dragons donated to the zoo turned out to be a boy and a girl.


No Stone Unturned 

22 Jul

As you know it’s long been Darrell’s holiday tradition, at home or abroad, to find at least one holey stone to take back home, but it quickly became obvious that our Elounda beach did not yield up of it’s holey stones willingly and so in the ...


Three reasons to be cheerful! 

21 Jul

There’ll be plenty of celebrating today as one of our heaviest animals, our youngest macaque and our newest arrival all share their birthdays.


A Most Romantic Place 

21 Jul

Our holiday book of choice this year has been The Island by Victoria Hislop, a story discovered by Darrell, which is set in Elounda, where we are staying, the island of Spinalonga which was a leper colony until 1957, Agios Nikolaos (where we’ve ...


Event 332 – 14 July 2018 

20 Jul

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Walsall parkrun Results Page.


Voluntary sector trends: checking the data 

20 Jul

        Organised by RnR Organisation , this event will share data and stories from two important data sources: the  2018 NCVO Almanac  with  Karl Wilding  from NCVO (charity which champions the voluntary sector and volunteering) and the  ...


Community Financial Engagement Worker for GM2LF 

20 Jul

The Grace Mary to Lion Farm  Big Local project is looking for an enthusiastic and talented Community Financial Engagement Worker to provide community based financial capability, financial confidence and financial inclusion support as part of their ...


En France 

20 Jul

British red phone box in Bayeux I’ve been to France for a week – well Normandy really.


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Sport

New Zealand International Defender Among Walsall’s Trialists 

21 Jul

It is understood that 22-year-old, Croatia-born Mitchell, who would be available on a free transfer, is currently training with Sky Bet Championship side Bolton Wanderers after spending last season playing for their under-23 side last season...


Burton Albion Could Still Sign Walsall Trialist Tomáš Egert 

21 Jul

Clough, who is expected to name Egert among his side to take on Aston Villa later today, admitted that the decision to sign the Czech defender will be primarily based upon his remaining budget - following the club's recent relegation from the...


Keane’s New Molineux Link 

20 Jul

Evans Flies To Aid Of Star He Helped Shape Chris Evans and Robbie Keane at Dubai Airport en route for their Indian joint adventure.


Dean Keates Pleased as Walsall’s Trialists Impress During Ajax Triumph 

20 Jul

Whilst still refusing to name names Keates did offer praise for his latest batch of trialists, admitting that they're doing the right things if they wish to earn a deal, although he is still keeping his options open, even with the Transfer ...


Audio: Liam Roberts – Ajax Win a ‘Massive Confidence Boost’ For the Saddlers 

20 Jul

Walsall-born Roberts, who was initially due to start the match but was replaced by Chris Dunn shortly before kick-off, admitted that the victory, which is their first of the pre-season schedule, has provided the squad with a massive confidence...


Keates Pleased as Walsall Learn Their Lesson to Secure Famous Victory 

20 Jul

Keates, who had seen his side lost matches against Rushall Olympic, Stoke City and Aston Villa, admitted that he was disappointed to lose the recent matches but wouldn't allow his players to take it to heart as the current run of games are ...


Former Slovan Liberec Defender Among Walsall’s Trialists? 

20 Jul

23-year-old Egert began his career as an apprentice with Bohemians 1905 and Slovan Liberec before turning professional with the later in 2014.


Former Millwall Defender on Trial With the Saddlers? 

20 Jul

21-year-old Mbulu, who joined the Lions from Brentwood Town in 2015, spent the latter half of last season on loan with Vanarama National League side Braintree Town, making just three first-team appearances.


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Business

Businesses urged to help boost town by joining Halesowen BID committee 

20 Jul

PEOPLE who want to make a difference in Halesowen are being urged to join the town’s BID committee.


Salts Healthcare, now at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston. 

17 Jul

Last year Salts Healthcare , which manufactures medical devices, moved into the Apollo building in Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston.


£270k investment set to transform Halesowen pub 

17 Jul

BUILDING work has begun this week on a major £270,000 refurbishment of the Hare and Hounds pub in Halesowen.


Lichfield District Council launches prospectus to attract new business investment just days after Friarsgate plan collapses due to lack of private funding 

13 Jul

Economic development officer Jonathan Percival and Cllr Ian Pritchard launching the new ‘Investment Prospectus’ A new guide outlining why companies should invest in Lichfield has launched – just days after the collapse of...


Sandwell Business Ambassadors give backing to borough awards 

11 Jul

SANDWELL Business Ambassadors has announced its sponsorship of one of the categories at this week’s Sandwell Business Awards.


Renovations and recruitment as Halesowen firm hits record growth 

9 Jul

A GAMING firm has transformed its Halesowen headquarters into a state-of-the-art studio, complete with a gym and canteen.


Burntwood building firm outlines plans to convert former Chasetown Police Station site 

3 Jul

A Burntwood building firm has unveiled plans to transform the former police station in Chasetown.


Dudley Building Society breaks records in 160th year 

2 Jul

DUDLEY Building Society has announced record year end results as it celebrates its 160th anniversary.


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