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Wolves v Blues: Police investigate derby violence at Molineux and train station 

26 Feb

Wolves and West Midlands Police have launched a joint investigation into the violence that marred Friday evening’s derby game with Birmingham City.


Zaun, another successful West Midlands manufacturer 

25 Feb

 Zaun, which makes high security and perimeter systems steel fencing, has an extensive range of  perimeter fencing ,  high security fencing ,  sports equipment ,  automatic electric gates ,  security bollards  and  hostile vehicle mitigation...


Merry Hill owner to spend £110m on major revamp 

24 Feb

Intu increases its funding plans to give Black Country shopping centre a large-scale facelift...


Is it time to swap salt for…seaweed? 

24 Feb

A Black Country company has launched a new product to help reduce risk of stroke and heart-related diseases by encouraging people to swap salt for seaweed.


Multi-million manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential in the Black Country 

23 Feb

SME manufacturers in the Black Country have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support hundreds of companies in the region.


Merry Hill owner confirms investment plans for the shopping centre 

23 Feb

The owner of Dudleys Merry Hill shopping centre has confirmed that the site will undergo major investment of around £110m this year as it looks to claw back lost revenue.


Black Country corporate finance firm in multi-million care home deal 

22 Feb

A Black Country corporate finance firm has overseen the multi-million pound sale of an accommodation and care provider for people with disabilities.


DX Freight plans for Essington super-hub poised to go ahead despite opposition 

22 Feb

Controversial plans for a £36 million DX Freight distribution centre on green belt land in Essington are poised for approval despite fierce opposition.


Mortgage lending boosts full results for building society 

21 Feb

A Black Country building society has seen strong full year results, buoyed by the positive housing market.


Black Country business park set for refurb after takeover 

21 Feb

A Black Country industrial estate is set to be refurbished to make it more appealing to new tenants.


Manufacturer relocates after £3.5m funding deal 

21 Feb

A Black Country manufacturer has relocated after securing a £3.5m funding deal.


Former Birmingham Post sports writer dies aged 65 

21 Feb

Mike Ward covered West Bromwich Albion and tennis after making the West Midlands his home following departure from native Rhodesia...


Housing regeneration scheme under way in Wolverhampton 

20 Feb

A former bus depot in Wolverhampton is to be redeveloped into a new housing scheme supporting almost 150 homes.


Tata Steel invests £4m in Black Country factory 

20 Feb

Steel group has created new high-tech robotic welding line at its service centre in Wednesfield...


Black Country law firm aims to reach £12m in fees following new appointment 

19 Feb

A BLACK Country law firm has strengthened its senior management team as it aims to reach £12m in fees by the end of 2017.


FA Cup: Wolves vs Chelsea – the day in PICTURES 

19 Feb

The result might not have gone the right way, but  when Wolves hosted Chelsea in the FA Cup this weekend it was certainly a great occasion.


Dudley firm helps to put wireless charging firmly on the map 

17 Feb

A DUDLEY fit-out and display firm has teamed up with to provide businesses with convenient, innovative wireless charging for customers.


Wolverhampton Art Gallery showcases local talent 

17 Feb

Young artists from Wolverhampton are showcasing their work at the citys art gallery as part of a scheme to champion the creative talents of local pupils.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Walsall Unemployment Rates Drop to 7.3%! What Does This Mean for Walsall’s Property Owners? 

27 Feb

It was late May 2016, The Right Hon.


Today’s Buy To Let Deal, Yorkshire Grove, Walsall, WS2 With Yields Of 5.25%. 

27 Feb

A two bedroom semi detached house on the popular Beechdale estate in Walsall.


Open Mic at The Mill 

27 Feb

The first time that I visited the Open Mic at the Mill I didn’t know what to expect.


In case you didn’t know it, Brownhills has a great poet – an he has a book out now! 

27 Feb

You all know I like to support local authors and good causes here on the Brownhills Blog, and there's a fascinating and wonderful project currently gathering steam in the community I've just got to share with you - it's fantastic.


Imagine 

27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...


The Portman Collection – part four: Netball, and some outdoor studies 

26 Feb

In the fourth serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here's the next five photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced in this blog post here - This time, I am including the ...


Knitting and Nitty Nora: a wartime schooling in Brownhills 

26 Feb

The local history has been a bit patchy of late, thanks to a bit of a rash of news stories and the fact that I've been working very long hours - but I have a real treat today that's come in from David Evans written by longstanding contributor and ...


Walsall Wood football: Reserves shine, first team still looking for victory 

26 Feb

It's now late February and the mixed fortunes at Oak Park continue - the first team still have yet to bag a win in 2017, and came back from Quorn with a score draw to show; but the reserve team continue their stonking run of good form, beating ...


Aldridge Firefighters deal with unsafe aerial in Walsall Wood 

25 Feb

A few people have asked why Vigo Road in Walsall Wood was shut late this afternoon (Saturday, 25th February 2017) - this was due to firefighters making a rooftop aerial safe on the maisonettes there, presumably following damage from the recent storm.


Hussain – More WM Police Corruption? 

25 Feb

This blog has pointed out time and time again that West Midlands Police have been corruptly protecting Labour Sandwell Council in general and Cllr Mahboob Hussain in particular (who enjoys "special protection" for allegedly rendering certain "...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Pancake Day 2017 

28 Feb

Our first Pancake Day in Evesham ……..


Year 4’s mystery in our playground 

27 Feb

After a nice relaxing half term break, what a surprise we came back to today! Some peculiar debris had been left in the small playground and some strange people were analysing the scene.


The Sweetest Taboo – My Charity Shop Find Of The Week 

27 Feb

There I was rifling through the rails in the clearance charity shop on Thursday...


Love Art, Buy Art, Make Art 

27 Feb

RBSA 02 March — 11 March 2017 I have two works in this show to advertise my Expressive Portrait Painting course That will be running at RBSA in August.


Rapid Testing Clinic Drop-ins 

27 Feb

Terrence Higgins Trust is having Rapid HIV testing clinics across Sandwell, from 28 February.


Six Ways Charity Boards Can Make Their Workload Manageable 

27 Feb

Is your board super busy? Top tips on sharing the burden: bring in specialist expertise, include more junior staff and work with service users.


‘This Has To Work’: Last Chance For Charities To Clean Up Fundraising 

27 Feb

If self-regulation by charities of fundraising is in the last-chance saloon, as we are often told, they are cautiously ordering another round.


Building Digital Products in a Small- to Medium-Sized Charity 

27 Feb

Duncan McLaggan, operations manager at Quaker Social Action (QSA) discusses the challenges small- to medium-sized charities have when building digital products – and how the charity overcame them.


BBC Children in Need is Currently Recruiting Volunteer Committee Members 

27 Feb

BBC Children in Need is currently recruiting volunteer committee members, for its Regional Advisory Committee in the Central region, which covers West Midlands, East Midlands and parts of the East of England.


How to Manage Donations Left in Wills: Five Tips for Charities 

27 Feb

Every year, £2.5bn is left to UK charities.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

Charlton Athletic v Walsall ticket news 

27 Feb

Charlton Athletic v Walsall ticket news Vitalfootball:Walsall:27/02/2017 19:22:00 Ticket news for the Saddlers' trip to the Valley.


‘We deserved a point’ 

27 Feb

'We deserved a point' Vitalfootball:Walsall:27/02/2017 19:14:00 Walsall Manager Jon Whitney feels his side deserved a point from Saturday's 1-0 defeat against AFC Wimbledon...


Richards Returns To Wembley Glow 

27 Feb

League Cup Match Winner On Parade Which end was it that we scored at? Andy Gray and John Richards on a raised Wembley platform…..


Tim Spiers’ Wolves update – Feb 27th 

27 Feb

Tim Spiers offers all the latest Wolves news in his video update.


Matt Wilson’s West Brom update – Feb 27th 

27 Feb

Matt Wilson offers all the latest West Brom news in his video update.


Joe Masi’s Walsall update – Feb 27th 

27 Feb

Joe Masi offers all the latest Walsall news in his video update.


AFC Wimbledon v Walsall highlights 

27 Feb

AFC Wimbledon v Walsall highlights Vitalfootball:Walsall:27/02/2017 14:47:00 Highlights of Walsall's defeat against AFC Wimbledon...


West Brom 2 Bournemouth 1: Five things we learned 

27 Feb

West Brom continued their phenomenal league form with a win over Bournemouth on the weekend, but what did we learn from the game? Matt Wilson tells us.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

Birmingham Airport roadworks threaten weeks of disruption 

27 Feb

Works are being carried out as part of 100m overhaul of transport hub...


Hundreds of jobs at risk at Sainsbury’s depot 

27 Feb

Sainsbury\'s is to leave its distribution site in Stone in a move that puts 275 jobs at risk.


West Midlands Mayoral candidate launches crowdfunding campaign 

27 Feb

The Liberal Democrat candidate in the race to become the first West Midlands Mayor has launched a crowdfunding campaign to boost her campaign resources.


Zaun, another successful West Midlands manufacturer 

25 Feb

 Zaun, which makes high security and perimeter systems steel fencing, has an extensive range of  perimeter fencing ,  high security fencing ,  sports equipment ,  automatic electric gates ,  security bollards  and  hostile vehicle mitigation...


Roadworks threaten months of disruption at Birmingham Airport 

24 Feb

Passengers heading into Birmingham Airport from today (Monday) are set to face months of disruption as a new programme of roadworks begins.


Merry Hill owner to spend £110m on major revamp 

24 Feb

Intu increases its funding plans to give Black Country shopping centre a large-scale facelift...


£10m support programme launched to boost manufacturing SMEs 

23 Feb

SME manufacturers in the West Midlands are in line to benefit from a £10m support initiative.


Merry Hill owner confirms investment plans for the shopping centre 

23 Feb

The owner of Dudleys Merry Hill shopping centre has confirmed that the site will undergo major investment of around £110m this year as it looks to claw back lost revenue.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton








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

     on flickr 16 Apr 16
    A golden sunset on the Walsall Canal at Moxley near Wednesbury, at the Darlaston Road bridge. The bridge behind is the Hollyhead Road bridge.

    This section of the Walsall Canal between Moxley and Walsall




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