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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.


Performing arts students prepare to stage National Theatre play 

17 Feb

Performing Arts students from Walsall College are to showcase their talents to the public with a performance of a National Theatre play entitled FOMO.


More jail staff at Featherstone and Brinsford as violence soars 

17 Feb

Troubled prisons will take on an extra 50 recruits as part of a drive to cut down on ‘unacceptable’ violence.


Dudley opticians earns Platinum Employer status 

16 Feb

A DUDLEY opticians is celebrating Platinum Employer accreditation in recognition of its dedication to staff wellbeing, career development and reward.


Lights, Camera, Action as Dudley production firm enjoys ‘video’ boost 

16 Feb

THE growth in demand for video promotion has helped a Dudley production company double its turnover in just twelve months.


Popular restaurant invests £100,000 in makeover and menu 

15 Feb

A Wolverhampton restaurant has completed a £100,000 refurbishment as it aims to cement itself as one of the leading Asian eateries in the West Midlands.


Coach firm rolls into new premises after funding deal 

15 Feb

A Black Country coach hire business has relocated to larger premises after securing a new funding deal.


New move takes the cake for Black Country bakery 

14 Feb

A specialty cake-making company in the Black Country is hoping for a rise in business after taking on its first commercial unit.


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Blogs

Who ate all the pies? 

22 Feb

When the manufactured scandal has blown over and the dust has settled, the name of Sutton United`s reserve goalkeeper will return mercifully to deserved obscurity in about the same time as it takes to invent another scandal for the back pages of ...


Appeal – do you know Barbara Roberts, formerly of Valley View? 

22 Feb

Hi folks, an unusual enquiry please but I hope it's one the readership might be able to help with.


On the mARTch 

21 Feb

A month-long roadshow of workshops and sessions to get artists of all ages being creative and talking about the future of the arts is coming to Sandwell.


Bogus gardeners operating once more in Brownhills – be vigilant 

21 Feb

Reader Andy from Shire Oak has been in touch who is very concerned and upset that his mother was conned by bogus 'gardeners' who claimed to have cut her back hedge and then charged an extortionate fee.


Corby 

21 Feb

To: Gaz From: Baz 2 hours ago Message: This has come straight from Rupert...


Is the Walsall Buy to Let Market Over-Saturated? 

20 Feb

If I were a buy to let landlord in Walsall today, I might feel a little bruised by the assault made on my wallet after being (and continuing to be) ransacked over the last 12 months by HM Treasury’s tax changes on buy to let.


Historic England refuse Great Barr Hall planning application 

20 Feb

It is not widely known but Historic England submitted a further response to Walsall Council on 29 November 2016, about the Great Barr Hall and parkland planning application.


Emma congratulates local Wolverhampton optometrist for winning national award 

20 Feb

Emma has sent her congratulations to Wolverhampton optometrist, Prabhjit Boparai, who has won a prestigious national award.


The Portman Collection – part three: Final forms, and on with the sport 

19 Feb

In the third serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here's the next three 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 ...


A message of thanks from the Shed 

19 Feb

Just a quick note to than friends of the blog Steve Hames from SJH Computing and Ray Johnson who helped Aldridge Shed project with donated computer hardware following their recent request for help, which I publicised here on the blog.


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Blogs

Health & Happiness 

22 Feb

Filed under: Uncategorized...


SIOBHAN MILLER 

22 Feb

CD Review Strata Second albums can be notoriously tricky to create especially if your debut has been well received, it means you have set a benchmark others expect not only to be matched but exceeded.


Deaffest Promo 2 

22 Feb

Did you enjoy our recent promo? Well, we have more for you! Click below to find out what we’re up to...


Zulu war talk at history society 

22 Feb

THE next meeting of the Halesowen History Society takes place on Thursday March 2, at 7.15pmThe group welcomes back speaker Max Keen, who will be giving a talk on the five-month long Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.


Young talent showcased at new art gallery exhibition 

22 Feb

Gifted young artists from Colton Hills School, Goldthorn Park, are showcasing their work at Wolverhampton Art Gallery as part of a scheme to champion the creative talents of pupils from the city.


Hall was the ‘home’ of fictional family 

22 Feb

WE have been interested to read the recent correspondence about Ellowes Hall, and thought readers might be interested to see the description of the house from Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler's novel The Farringdons, published in 1900, which we included in ...


Wedding brew still unopened 

22 Feb

I ALSO have some limited-run bottles of beer, as mentioned in recent editions of the Bugle.


Kind-hearted Keetan 

22 Feb

Our snow leopard enclosure appeal has been boosted by the fundraising efforts of an animal-mad eight year-old, who has raised £70 for DZG.


Nigel And More Romantic Notions 

22 Feb

Nigel is now more desperate for a boat than ever before ……..


First Timers and Record Breakers – 18 February 2017 

21 Feb

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Jonathan CRAMPTON 24:27 Charlotte GARNER 31:56 Anita HOLLAND 25:45 Steve MASON 32:41 Amanda WALLACE 26:22 Jayne MASON 33:47 Lucy A FARRINGTON 26:41 Joshua RICKELS 34:14 Sharmila ...


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Sport

Morris ready to step up 

22 Feb

Morris ready to step up Vitalfootball:Walsall:22/02/2017 18:41:00 Walsall's Kieron Morris is hoping to impress after his first start in months against Peterborough United.


Oztumer delighted with home form 

22 Feb

Oztumer delighted with home form Vitalfootball:Walsall:22/02/2017 18:30:00 Playmaker Oztumer describes the Saddlers' recent home form as 'scary'.


Oztumer – “We’re Going into Every Game Like it’s Our Last” 

22 Feb

Walsall attacker Erhun Oztumer has spoken to club journalists and discussed the Saddlers' recent spell of form, which has seen them move further away from the relegation zone and cement a place in the chase for the Play-Off places, insisting...


E&S Football Podcast – Episode 28 – Beating the Blues?? 

22 Feb

Listen to Episode 28 of the ES Football Podcast as Nathan Judah is joined by Tim Spiers.


Tim Spiers’ Wolves update – Feb 22nd 

22 Feb

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


Cela’s Strike Gives Walsall the Win Over Morecambe 

22 Feb

On Wednesday afternoon John Ward's Walsall Development side played host to Morecambe Reserves in the latest Central League (North West) fixture of the season.


Matt Maher’s West Brom update – Feb 22nd 

22 Feb

Matt Maher offers all the latest news from The Hawthorns.


West Brom fans get chance to play with Albion legends 

22 Feb

Baggies fans could have their dreams come true with an opportunity to turn out alongside club legends up for grabs.


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Business

New Range Rover needs to be a winner 

22 Feb

Prof David Bailey says latest car from Jaguar Land Rover is entering a sector dominated by big German marques...


Jaguar Land Rover set to launch all-new Range Rover model 

22 Feb

Jaguar Land Rover has teased the launch of its latest new product, a mid-range Range Rover, in what is seen as another major boost for the West Midlands motor industry.


Canadian fund plans to reduce stake in Birmingham Airport 

22 Feb

The private sector investor in Birmingham Airport is looking to sell a minority stake to take advantage of its current attractiveness.


Revealed: First look at new Range Rover 

22 Feb

Jaguar Land Rover gives a glimpse of latest addition to the Range Rover family ahead of big unveiling next week...


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.


City council pleads for investors to bolster Innovation Birmingham 

21 Feb

Birmingham City Council is hunting for a new investor to ensure the pioneering work conducted at Innovation Birmingham Campus can continue.


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