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‘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.


Toys ‘R’ Us in Birmingham launch massive closing down sale 

22 Jan

The Small Heath store was identified for closure leaving Birmingham with surrounding stores in Oldbury and Merry Hill...


Wolverhampton Civic Hall will be closed until 2020 due to urgent overhaul 

19 Jan

The famous gig venue will be shut for a further two years due to building defects requiring immediate attention...


Three is the magic number as Talbots aim for £1m boost 

18 Jan

A BLACK Country legal specialist has announced a trio of promotions that will help it boost its annual fees by £1m in 2018.


Award winning foundry divisions merge under new company 

17 Jan

THOMAS Dudley Ltd has merged both of its West Midlands foundries into one seamlessly integrated new business.


Developer found for 44-acre Black Country site 

16 Jan

The long awaited Phoenix 10 development in Walsall is set to create hundreds of jobs...


Developer found for 44-acre Black Country site 

16 Jan

The long awaited Phoenix 10 development in Walsall is set to create hundreds of jobs...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


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...


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...


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...


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Blogs

Walsall’s Cabinet face tough challenges 

19 Feb

Further reductions in cash from Theresa May’s Tory Government! Increasing demand for services! High demand for Adult Social Care and Children’s Services! This was the backdrop for week’s meeting of the Labour/Liberal Democrat Cabinet in Walsall...


Lion Farm – Eling & Britton Take The P*ss! 

19 Feb

Steve "The Milkman" Eling - who somehow "missed" all the fraud going on at Sandwell (aka "Sadwell") Council whilst maintaining a tight grip on the purse strings "lol" - claimed he was going to overhaul the Freedom of Information "system" which has ...


Tricky Dicky Dumped! 

19 Feb

One Sp*nk Brother down! Bankrupt Councillor and keen amateur swordsman Richard Marshall was due to stand for election again in May but at the recent Labour Campaign Forum meeting in Sandwell he was given the bum's rush by the comrades! His fall from ...


A bricked-up time capsule… 

18 Feb

Last week here on the blog I had an absolutely terrific response to the photo supplied by Ian Broad of 1982 Shire Oak School leavers outside the Royal Oak pub in Shire Oak - well, spurred on by that, Ian has sent in another wonderful picture of the ...


What it’s like living with Rett Syndrome – by the mum of a little girl who became locked in her own body 

18 Feb

Livvy Meredith, from Walsall, suffered from the rare condition that affects just one in 12,000 girls...


Teen stable after Walsall stabbing 

18 Feb

He was knifed in horror attack on Saturday morning...


Man rescued after plunging into freezing Birmingham city centre canal 

18 Feb

The man had been in the water for 'at least 15 minutes' before emergency services arrived at the scene...


Police find Birmingham shops willing to sell blades – including hacksaw – to children 

18 Feb

The undercover operation was carried out as part of Operation Sceptre...


A very special Day for Mylee – today! 

18 Feb

There's a wonderful event today, Sunday 18th February 2018 from 1pm until 5pm at St.


Ahead of the curve 

17 Feb

I've been sent in a lovely gallery of local drone photographs by keen drone pilot Lee Bashford who's been trying his machine at various spots around Chasewater and Brownhills.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

A Capital Offence: Wrestling with Nomenclature 

19 Feb

One of the many things I do in my so-called ‘spare time’ is proof-reading for friends that are students.


Giving Mums a helping hand with Bambalino Wrap // Review and giveaway 

19 Feb

Life with a newborn baby is wonderful but exhausting.


The Slenderman Mysteries – Publication Date Today 

19 Feb

Today is the release day for my new book, The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes To Life .


Sandwell Big Spring Clean campaign 

19 Feb

Over the past 12 years over 20,000 people have supported and helped to make Sandwell a cleaner and safer place to live by taking part in the boroughs multi award winning Big Spring Clean campaign.


National Careers and Apprenticeship Week: 5 – 9 March 

19 Feb

Connexions Sandwell will be hosting a National Careers and Apprenticeship Week from Monday 5th to Friday 9th March 2018, (excluding Wednesday), at Oldbury Council House, One Stop Shop, Freeth Street, B69 3DE.


New Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) Consultation 

19 Feb

Sandwell Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is developing a new Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).


Wood 

19 Feb

Back to work today and a bit knackered as I’ve spent the weekend mostly shifting wood around which involved sorting the shed out.


KFC Deja vu? 

19 Feb

Apparently 100s of UK KFC stores are closed today due to a lack of chicken.


Glitter Trees 

19 Feb

My inspiration card for this months challenge at Make my Monday.


Scent-sational playtime 

19 Feb

We’re offering to recycle your unwanted perfumes and aftershaves, so we can provide scent-sational playtime for our rarest animals! document.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

Saddlers Memories: Walsall Fans Asked to Share Their Stories 

19 Feb

Lifelong Walsall supporter Jess Goldby, who is in her final year of study at Liverpool John Moores University, is looking for Saddlers fans to share their memories and anecdotes of the club they love.


Pardew Thanks Fans For Support During Difficult Period 

19 Feb

Pardew Thanks Fans For Support During Difficult Period Vitalfootball:WBA:19/02/2018 13:37:00 Head coach Alan Pardew has heaped praise on the fans for their support during yet another difficult period this season.


England Pride For The Simkins 

18 Feb

Like Father, Like Daughter – Sort Of! Darren Simkin and talented daughter Lily.


VIDEO: Inside Walsall – v Oxford United (H) 

18 Feb

In the latest of Walsall FC's 'Behind the Scenes' videos the club's media team take us inside the dressing room as the Saddlers prepared for their League One clash with Oxford United.


Match Report – Gillingham 0-0 Walsall 

18 Feb

Match Report - Gillingham 0-0 Walsall Vitalfootball:Walsall:18/02/2018 11:05:00 A bore draw continues the Saddlers unbeaten run but despite being happy with a draw many fans weren't happy with the performance.


Down the Social: Saints Home (FA Cup) 

18 Feb

How Albion fans reacted online to Albion's cup exit.


Boss disappointed for fans after Cup exit 

18 Feb

Pardew focuses on league survival after Saints defeat .


Preston North End 1 Wolves 1 

17 Feb

Alex Neil believes his team probably would have won this game had they kept 11 men on the pitch.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

New FARO® Design ScanArm® 2.0 Improves Product Design Workflow 

19 Feb

Upgraded Functionality Enables Better Efficiency Across Entire Design Process Rugby, February 6th, 2018- FARO® (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, ...


Post-Brexit, with an ageing workforce and a shortage of graduates with science, engineering or mathematics qualifications, effective training is needed for younger and older workers 

18 Feb

In April 2017 an apprenticeship levy was introduced.


Comment: Message to GKN shareholders – stick with it 

16 Feb

Shareholders now have a choice between what Melrose and current GKN Management are offering, says Professor David Bailey...


West Midlands Mayor guest speaker was at grant-giving charity’s dinner 

16 Feb

Heart of England Community Foundation trustee Sir Dominic Cadbury welcomed key figures from across the area to a dinner at Muirhead Tower, within the University of Birmingham campus.


GKN to pay shareholders £2.5bn as firm fights off Melrose takeover 

14 Feb

Latest twist in hostile acquisition drama will see GKN sell off division which could be valued at 2 billion...


Installation 

14 Feb

Two nice 65 combi mini chucks on a DMG CTX beta 500.


Post Office branch returns to Handsworth Wood a decade after closure 

14 Feb

Community gets their branch back after major cull in 2008...


Halesowen housebuilder contributes £115.1m to UK’s economy – report 

13 Feb

A HALESOWEN housebuilding firm has contributed more than £115.1 million to the UK’s economic output in the past year, according to a new report.


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    1940’s day at Black Country Living Museum.




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