Black Country news
Primary schools in Wolverhampton are rated as the worst in the country in a report by from the watchdog Ofsted.
Baggies squad drop in for festive visit to children’s ward at Sandwell Hospital.
Controversial plans paving the way for a crematorium to be built on land in South Staffordshire have been rubber-stamped.
Plans for a £6.7m redevelopment of Dudley Market are submitted.
Thousands of council tenants have pledged to put their rent first in the lead up to Christmas as a campaign to reduce rent arrears in Wolverhampton was declared a huge success.
Western Power says Bloxwich and Pelsall households affected after underground cable fault.
A double killer who strangled his ex-partner and her baby son in the West Midlands will be sentenced by a High Court judge today.
When a gang slashed the throat of a retired Indian general, it was revenge in cold blood.
A car careered into a fish and chip shop in Wolverhampton last night.
A criminal gang stole 10 cars worth £20,000 from homes across the Midlands in a seven week crime spree, a court heard.
Dancing pink gorillas, toilet humour and Joe Pasquale on a flying motorbike – what more could you possibly want in a panto…
It was supposed to be a celebration of a town’s rich mining heritage.
Cuts to bus services are reaching ‘critical levels’, according to a new report by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT).
Anti-HS2 activists have launched a new campaign urging one million people not to vote for the parties supporting the £50 billion project.
A woman who died after a fire at her home has been named.
Cuts of £109 million over the next five years were announced last night by Staffordshire County Council under plans which plunge the futures of 38 youth centres into doubt.
Bearwood refuse collections will be changed over the Christmas holidays because we have a Wednesday collection day.
I notice that my FOI request concerning Walsall’s new mayoral luxobarge has passed it’s due date with nothing more than an acknowledgment, and it is to this that the post title refers, rather than the selection of fine engines mated to an…
We believe in shouting about the achievements of people with disabilities.
Published December 11th, 2013 by danielbarker When I was young I remember hearing a neighbour talk to my Mum saying ‘If only they would do something about it’ – they presumably being the Council – or possibly the government.
Swimming Our last Activeyes swimming group of the year will take place on Monday 16th of December and we will return on Monday 13th January 2014.
I see that Glen, Dave and all the folk behind the wonderful Cart Before the Horse community theatre company have a great Christmas production on this weekend at the Bookmark Theatre, Bloxwich, which is situated in the new library.
Jim White – Christmas Day…
Oh Mon Dieu, sometimes I could just “kill” Darrell for encouraging Nigel, but not in a fatal type way.
Just had a parcel delivered, thanks to Andy Colvin: four new books he has published.
Chris Grayling, Minister for Justice, will be visiting Willenhall eACT at 1130 to speak to A level students on working in the law.
Recent research by Oxford Brookes University psychologist Nick Stewart suggests that if you want to feel a real sense of wellbeing and happiness then the answer may just lie in singing in a choir.
Upon entering the room, we were greeted by Jean’s handy work – beautiful displays were everywhere and set the Christmas atmosphere for the day Thank you Jean The table was prepared for our prospective visitors for our ‘Open Day.
Rehearsals for Christmas concerts next week are in full swing, and they’re looking good at the moment! A reminder to all parents that tickets will only be on sale until Friday, no tickets will be on sale next week.
If you’re a Graphic Designer looking for an opportunity to boost your skills and contacts in an exciting placement, Light House’s Leonardo Placement Opportunity is looking for an Assistant Graphic Designer to take part in Jamieson’s…
Pool Hayes started the Christmas celebrations today with a Christmas lunch.
Today is the last consecutive date for 90 years so let me write it one more time: 11/12/13.
With the important Barclays Premier League match between MANCHESTER CITY and ARSENAL being shown on BT SPORT on Saturday lunchtime, the Glassboys Bar..
LEYTON ORIENT 1 WALSALL 0IT remains to be discovered when, where, why, and by whom, an FA Cup curse was placed on Walsall but it shows no signs of being exorcised.
He’s 60! Well, He Is Early Next Year A dashing Barry Powell in 1973.
Steve Clarke is entering a vital period as West Brom manager, but he deserves time to turn it aroundTelegraph 11 Dec
Recent results have not gone according to plan, but Steve Clarke is the right man for West Brom, says John Percy.
The latest edition of the Unofficial Walsall FC Podcast – One Pod Beyond has been released.
Ally Robertson believes Peace should support Clarke…
Tividale FC are now proud to announce the agreement of a 4 figure first team shirt sponsorship deal.
Let’s go back a few years, back to 2009 when Wolves weren’t just winning football matches but beating the Australian’s at cricket too.
The group, which invested £20 million in its aircraft engineering facilities at Birmingham Airport, reports improving fortunes…
Earnings on London to Birmingham rail service fall by 80 per cent…
David Cameron, at the CBI Annual Conference, said he would score the Local Enterprise Partnerships as a success since their launch following the last election.
BARHALE boss Mark Cutler has jumped ship to join construction and infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty.
FUSSY customers who reject m isshapen fruit and vegetables need to be educated about food waste, Tesco has told MPs.
HALF year profits have fallen almost 80% at West Coast Main Line operator Virgin Rail as a result of losing the route\’s franchise.
WOLVERHAMPTON construction and services giant Carillion has signed an extension contract with BT for broadband delivery that is potentially worth up to £500m.
LEADING logistics body, the Freight Transport Association, has said the M6 Toll is not a realistic option for day-to-day freight businesses to use.
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