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Shaylor wins place on fit-out framework 

21 Jul

Black Country contractor appointed to two lots of project to reorganise government estate...


Jobs axed as administrators appointed to historic Black Country metal firm 

21 Jul

Company struggled after investigation into supply chains in which it operated...


Talbots move into new £750,000 Stourbridge headquarters 

20 Jul

ONE of the Black Country’s largest law firms has strengthened its presence in the region by investing in a bigger Stourbridge headquarters.


Protecting data leads to £2.7m order boom for Bryland Fire 

19 Jul

A DUDLEY based fire product specialist has seen turnover increase by 33 per cent after securing a string of new contracts with data centres across the UK and Europe.


Black Country MP Tom Watson defends huge salaries for BBC stars 

19 Jul

Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary backs the BBC but says men should not be paid more than women...


A Perry & Co: new staff and new premises 

18 Jul

Good news has been received about yet another family-owned firm.


Sweet taste of success means expansion for company in the Black Country 

14 Jul

A BLACK Country chain of food stores which offers customers a taste of indulgence is expanding into Worcestershire.


New faces at Talbots 

3 Jul

Black Country law firm targets 20 per cent expansion during 2017...


Diamond Box secures £8m funding deal 

3 Jul

Black Country packaging firm agrees two-part funding with Bibby to support purchase of new machinery...


Dudley firm launches new ‘Wire Finder’ app 

26 Jun

A DUDLEY-based supplier of wire in ‘high performance alloys’ has launched a new ‘app’ to help its global customer base find the right material for their applications.


£200 million Black Country Metro line will create jobs, growth and business in the area 

20 Jun

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street delivers Brierley Hill to Wednesbury line business case to Transport Secretary...


Enterprise turn to Truckman for major fleet project 

16 Jun

A DUDLEY firm has secured a significant project from national vehicle hire specialists Enterprise to supply almost 200 hardtops for its fleet of pick-up trucks.


Black Country Living Museum given green light to create retro town in £10 million expansion plan 

15 Jun

The ambitious project has been given the green light thanks to lottery funding...


Black Country manufacturer plans £3m HQ renovation 

14 Jun

Assa Abloy to introduce host of changes and improvements to its UK headquarters in Willenhall...


Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home 

12 Jun

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre...


Black Country office block sold for £1.45m 

7 Jun

Developer plans to convert West Bromwich building into flats...


Double awards joy for Cradley Heath’s Amvar Handling Solutions 

6 Jun

A CRADLEY Heath firm has scooped two top awards.


Black Country manufacturer secures £12m funding package 

5 Jun

Rimstock will use the capital injection to build a new factory at its base in West Bromwich...


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Blogs

Power to the People? 

21 Jul

I have been thinking recently about democracy and accountability.


Travelers Update 

21 Jul

Just to give you a heads up on the travelers, Having spent most of this week getting them off King George’s in Bloxwich and of land in Pelsall we have now been informed that they have rocked up in Bentley Lane, Short Heath.


Bogus gardeners operating locally again – be vigilant 

21 Jul

Partnerships officer Kevin Pitt has sent details that suggest the bogus gardener scam is running again locally, and this often targets homes in our area particularly those of the elderly and vulnerable.


A5 Live: Not long to go now! 

21 Jul

Long term readers will remember the annual music and fun festival that's taken place on the smallholding just off the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills - formerly called Cockfest (because it took place on a chicken farm).


PATHWAY: We are alone together 

20 Jul

You need good boots and a wise head to walk the Appalachian Trail.


Meet your local coppers this Friday in Brownhills 

20 Jul

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service today, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Friday, 21stnJuly 2017 at Tesco, Brownhills where you can meet your local policing team and get help, ...


Business Questions 20 July 2017 

20 Jul

It is the last day of Parliament before Summer Recess and I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP.


Walsall Wood Remembrance Parade: Appeal still running! 

20 Jul

Here's a very important appeal from Lee Bragginton of the 1st Walsall Wood Scout Group, who like all other folks involved with local Remembrance Parades, is appealing for help and donations so the Walsall Wood Parade can take place this year.


Update on Unauthorised Encampment – King George’s Bloxwich 

19 Jul

Have had a number of inquiries about the travelers currently on King George’s Bloxwich.


Seven Kinds of Magic – The New Art Gallery Walsall 

19 Jul

This exhibition comprises original illustrations by Quentin Blake for 7 books in which magic appears in different forms, including The Witches by Roald Dahl, shown alongside works from our Permanent Collection chosen by House of Illustration, in ...


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Blogs

Discover DZG this summer! 

22 Jul

Learn all about lynx, lemurs and gibbons in new summer season talks.


A Promise Of Fruitfulness 

22 Jul

Before we went away, I had checked on the blackberry situation and it looked very promising, but on our return Nigel decided to check too ……..


Song Order for Tomorrow  

21 Jul

Higher and higher Wonderwall Saw her standing there Wake me up Like a prayer Hold my hand...


Sports woman and Sports man of the year. 

21 Jul

The first annual award to our shining stars.


Cara Hitung PMK 39/2016, Pajak Baru Untuk Pemilik Kartu Kredit 

21 Jul

Menghitung secara detil pajak yang harus dibayarkan oleh pemilik kartu kredit bukan hal yang sederhana.


Easing Travel Sickness with Sea-Band // Giveaway 

21 Jul

*A collaborative post  The long awaited Summer holidays are here and it’s the time when most families, ours included think about getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for some rest and relaxation.


Wolverhampton Youth Orchestras Summer Tour 

21 Jul

We had a great evenings entertainment from the Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra and the Wolverhampton Youth Wind Orchestra at their pre-tour concert on Thursday.


Do you remember this old pub? 

21 Jul

THERE is something of a mystery about this sketch of an old pub and we hope readers may be able to solve it.


Birthday greetings 

21 Jul

We’ve a birthday girl and boy on site today! Birthday boy, Oba, gets some fishy treats from Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans.


Peace Of Mind 

21 Jul

Darrell and I still seem to be suffering from an unduly vigorous and debilitating bout of jet lag, we have always succumbed to a certain degree after all our Greek Odysseys, but never this bad.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

Stour head to Swifts on Saturday 

21 Jul

The Glassboys make the short journey into North Worcestershire to take on MFL Premier Division side STOURPORT SWIFTS on Saturday (3 pm).


Pulis Still Keen To Improve West Brom 

21 Jul

Pulis Still Keen To Improve West Brom Vitalfootball:WBA:21/07/2017 17:17:00 Speaking ahead of today's kick off against Crystal Palace in the third/fourth play off for the Premier League Asia Trophy, head coach Tony Pulis has said he'...


Booked – And Emlyn Was Delighted! 

21 Jul

How Hughes Stepped Out Of One Spotlight And Into Another Emlyn Hughes…..


Rodriguez Pleased With West Brom Start 

21 Jul

Rodriguez Pleased With West Brom Start Vitalfootball:WBA:21/07/2017 16:58:00 Having come in from Southampton the other week, striker Jay Rodriguez has been speaking about his delight at opening his West Bromwich Albion account against Leicester...


Glassboys appoint new Commercial Director 

21 Jul

Stourbridge FC are delighted to announce that with immediate effect LEE CAPEWELL will be joining the club as Commercial Director.


Club Shop open this Saturday 10 am to 11.30 am 

21 Jul

The Club Shop will be open Saturday morning (July 22nd) between 10 am and 11.30 am for the sale of season tickets and merchandise.


Checkatrade Trophy | Walsall’s Group E Fixtures Have Been Confirmed 

21 Jul

The schedule for the Saddlers' Checkatrade Trophy - Northern Group E fixtures has now been confirmed and you can find all the information below.


Whitney – “I Want Selection Problems” 

21 Jul

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press and issued a challenge to his first-team squad.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

Shaylor wins place on fit-out framework 

21 Jul

Black Country contractor appointed to two lots of project to reorganise government estate...


Talbots move into new £750,000 Stourbridge headquarters 

20 Jul

ONE of the Black Country’s largest law firms has strengthened its presence in the region by investing in a bigger Stourbridge headquarters.


New flights from Birmingham to New York AND Boston revealed 

20 Jul

After Birmingham Airport suffered a blow when United Airlines pulled out, transatlantic flights are back...


Protecting data leads to £2.7m order boom for Bryland Fire 

19 Jul

A DUDLEY based fire product specialist has seen turnover increase by 33 per cent after securing a string of new contracts with data centres across the UK and Europe.


New jobs as Midlands IT firm invests in next generation 

19 Jul

Investment in the next generation has paid off for one of the region’s leading IT and business software providers, with the creation of three new jobs.


14 UK employers on the future of the workplace, apprenticeships and skills 

19 Jul

Companies including Applied Automation, Triton Showers, Boots and Hargreaves Lansdown give their opinions on how the business world will look in 2050...


A Perry & Co: new staff and new premises 

18 Jul

Good news has been received about yet another family-owned firm.


WMG offers pre-funded Lean Six Sigma Assessments – Available Now ! 

18 Jul

The WMG SME Group, based at the University of Warwick, is offeringpre-funded Lean Six Sigma Assessments to assist SME manufacturing businesses seeking to improve their processes, for better efficiency and productivity gains.


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