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


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...


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Blogs

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...


Emma calls on government to support Carillion employees 

15 Jan

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has called on the government to do all it can to support Carillion employees after the Wolverhampton based company entered liquidation today.


Transfer rumour: Rangers ‘close’ to signing West Brom hotshot in cut-price deal 

15 Jan

West Brom transfer news includes the latest on Tyler Roberts' future...


Walsall keeper proud of going from ‘number three’ to ‘number one’ 

15 Jan

Liam Roberts ran away with Walsall's man of the match award in the win over Oxford.


Cyrille Regis 

15 Jan

This blog has been - and remains - fiercely against Jim Cadman's bent "Three Degrees" statue con.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

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...


People’s Postcode Lottery Calls On Government To Raise Society Lottery Limits 

15 Jan

The People’s Postcode Lottery is calling on the Government to raise the limits placed on society lotteries under UK Gambling Law.


Going Digital Is More than Having A Website 

15 Jan

Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition Mandy Johnson spoke up about charities’ use of digital technology at Navca’s annual conference this week, commenting on some of the recommendations made in the House of Lords Select Committee’s ...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

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.


Cyrille Regis: 1958-2018 

16 Jan

Cyrille Regis transcended football.


Evans In Team Of The Week (16/1/18) 

15 Jan

Evans In Team Of The Week (16/1/18) Vitalfootball:WBA:15/01/2018 19:52:00 West Bromwich Albion are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

Jonathan Lee Recruitment celebrates 40th anniversary 

14 Jan

Engineering and manufacturing recruitment specialist, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and will be marking the occasion with a number of events throughout 2018 including the launch of a new website, a...


Lenders reject Carillion rescue plan ahead of crunch meeting 

12 Jan

Government, pension authorities and stakeholders are meeting in an attempt to thrash out a rescue package after lenders dismiss proposed rescue package...


GKN shouldn’t be splitting up ‘brilliant’ company 

12 Jan

Professor David Bailey examines the possible ramifications of Melrose's surprise bid to take over Worcestershire engineering giant GKN...


BRANDAUER MAKING THE HEADLINES 

12 Jan

2018 has got off to a flying start for Brandauer, with new orders secured and a number of exciting projects started.


GKN rejects ‘unsolicited’ £7bn takeover offer 

12 Jan

Engineering group says Melrose's offer is entirely opportunistic and the terms fundamentally undervalued the company...


Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has launched these inspiring initiatives to bridge the skills gap 

12 Jan

Lloyds Banking Group Midland Ambassador Martin Dodd reveals how bank is helping to address the skills gapIn the Autumn budget, the Chancellor announced that the Office of Budget Responsibility had revised its productivity growth forecast down...


Webinar: Designing High Strength Workholding with Composite 3D Printing 

10 Jan

Join Markforged this Tuesday 16th January at 4pm for a liveWebinar: Designing High Strength Workholding with Composite 3D Printing.


Land Rover to restore ‘missing’ original 4X4 

10 Jan

Project will see one of three pre-production vehicles last used on the road in the 1960s restored to former glory for 70th anniversary celebrations...


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