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LCP plans £200m property investment 

24 Jan

Black Country group says it is 'actively identifying opportunities' to grow its property portfolio...


Traffic Alert: Long delays on M5 after accident closes three lanes 

24 Jan

There are long delays reported on the M5 northbound between Junction 2 at Oldbury and the connection with the M6 following a serious accident.


Property group unveils £200m investment plan 

24 Jan

BLACK Country property group, LCP, has announced plans for a £200m investment into its portfolio including new acquisitions.


Marston’s to raise a glass to a good Christmas 

24 Jan

Marston\'s will raise a glass to a good Christmas at its annual general meeting today after increasing its seasonal sales for a fifth consecutive year.


Black Country entrepreneurs launch new office design business 

23 Jan

Pair combine more than half a century of experience to launch new design and fit-out company...


Oldbury man, 75, dies after being hit by car 

21 Jan

A 75-year-old man from Oldbury died after he was hit by car in Birmingham.


MP’s praise for Sandwell Valley School at opening 

21 Jan

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party officially opened Sandwell Valley School...


Rachael Heyhoe Flint: Funeral to be held on February 8 

20 Jan

Rachael Heyhoe Flint's funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 8, Wolverhampton Wanderers announced this evening.


Private equity investor completes £40m buyout of Black Country insurer 

20 Jan

PRIVATE equity investor Inflexion Private Equity has completed the £40m buyout of Black Country-based specioalist insurer MyPolicy.


St. Modwen completes land sale to housing developer 

19 Jan

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Relegation for region’s three largest football clubs from European money league 

19 Jan

THREE West Midlands clubs have been relegated from the Deloitte Football Money League, after dropping out of the top 30 revenue generating clubs in the world.


Mortgage completions up by more than a quarter at Black Country mutual 

18 Jan

MORTGAGE completions have risen by more than a quarter at The Tipton and Coseley Building Society.


Rachael Heyhoe Flint dies age 77: Wolves vice president passes away after short illness 

18 Jan

Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the Wolves vice president and famous England cricketer, has died at the age of 77, it was announced this afternoon.


Bellpenny continues deals with EFG acquisition 

18 Jan

Wealth management firm adds Black Country financial advisory practice to its stable to launch new independent arm...


Black Country manufacturer strengthens market presence with acquisition 

17 Jan

A BLACK Country roofing firm has strengthened its presence in the marketplace with a new acquisition.


University awarded EU funds to tackle aerospace skills shortage 

17 Jan

THE University of Wolverhampton has successfully secured almost 390,000 (£337,000) for a collaboration project to support the training needs of the growing aerospace sector.


Work starts on Midland Metro’s Black Country extension 

16 Jan

THE extension of the Midland Metro in the Black Country is set to get under way this week although passenger services are still another seven years away.


Two men wanted over Birmingham City vs Aston Villa disorder 

15 Jan

Police are on the hunt for two men suspected of being involved in disorder after the Birmingham City vs Aston Villa match last year.


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Blogs

Emma welcomed Brexit Select Committee on their recent visit to Wolverhampton 

24 Jan

Emma is a a member of the cross-party House of Commons Brexit Select Committee.


Predictions for Walsall Property 2017 

24 Jan

January 2017 is almost over and finally I feel like the dust has settled allowing me the opportunity to catch my breath to reflect on the past year.


The rise and rise of self publishing 

24 Jan

OK, I’ll admit to a little self interest here, but bear with me.


Emma welcomes Supreme Court ruling that Parliament must trigger Article 50 

24 Jan

Emma Reynolds MP has today welcomed the Supreme Court judgment that only Parliament has the power to trigger Article 50 and upholding parliamentary sovereignty.


Consultation on changes to bus routes 

24 Jan

National Express are consulting on changes to bus services which would impact on some routes in Bearwood.


Still looking for Andrew Cooper: a former Walsall man missing form Stourport 

24 Jan

I make no apologies for running this again - please keep an eye out for the above chap, Andrew Cooper who's still missing from his home in Stourport as he has been since Wednesday 4th January 2017 - Andrew is a gentleman from Walsall originally and ...


Nashville Cats 

23 Jan

This Saturday at Thimblemill Library, the spectacular Nashville band The Wild Ponies will be strutting their stuff.


Why Ukip’s tax bill killed my calculator. 

23 Jan

Thank God for cheap Japanese electronics because I’m lousy at maths.


On Our Own by 2020! 

23 Jan

By 2020 Walsall Council will be getting virtually no support from the Government.


Just…beautiful 

22 Jan

Simon Lea's frost woods...


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Blogs

04 Feb 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


04 Feb 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice | WV10 9UN 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


03 Feb 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


03 Feb 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice | WV1 1TX 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


28 Jan 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice | WV1 4DE 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


28 Jan 2017 09:00 : Free Health Checks & Advice 

24 Jan

Visit the Stay Well bus and get some top tips on how to improve your health and wellbeing.


Later Start Tonight 

24 Jan

Hi members, please arrive slightly later tonight at 7.15pm to allow sufficient time for the car park to be vacated prior to our arrival.


Press Pass with the Albion Foundation 

24 Jan

Two groups of students were invited to flex their journalistic muscles during two different West Bromwich Albion games.


Local history day at Tipton’s Glebefields 

24 Jan

GLEBEFIELDS Library in St Mark's Road, Tipton, will be hosting its first local history day on Saturday February 4, from 10.30am-1pm.


New antiques centre at Bantock House 

24 Jan

ANTIQUE hunters can now find a new treasure trove centre at Wolverhampton's historic Bantock House.


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Sport

Nathan Judah’s West Brom update – Jan 24th 

24 Jan

Nathan Judah offers today's West Brom video update.


Nathan Judah’s Walsall update – Jan 24th 

24 Jan

Nathan Judah offers all the latest Walsall news in his video update.


O’Connor – Dangerous Saddlers Are Becoming a Team 

24 Jan

Walsall defender James O'Connor has spoken to the local press ahead of this weekend's League One clash with Bury, and has discussed his belief that the team, which was almost completely overhauled...


Brave young amputee Tommy wins West Brom fans’ hearts 

24 Jan

A brave five-year-old who has endured multiple amputations delivered the match ball to the Premier League plinth at the latest West Bromwich Albion game.


Former Wolves, West Brom and Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott joins Sunderland 

24 Jan

Former Wolves, West Brom and Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott has joined Sunderland until the end of the season.


Albion Works course comes to an end 

24 Jan

THE Albion Foundation has been running an employability course for young people aged between 16-24 who have a variety of additional needs.


Wolves huge outsiders for Liverpool FA Cup clash – but some statistics offer them hope 

24 Jan

Wolves head to Anfield for the first time since September 2011 on Saturday hoping to cause a big FA Cup upset.


Comment: Big moment in the progress of Walsall 

24 Jan

After almost 60 years covering the Saddlers, journalist Paul Marston put down his notepad and pen in the summer to enjoy a long-awaited retirement.


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Business

Supply chain management degree course among best in world 

24 Jan

MSc distinctive as brings together expertise from business and engineeringProgramme accredited by many prestigious associationsGraduates have global employability thanks to course’s unique designAston University is currently ranked in the ...


Traffic Alert: Long delays on M5 after accident closes three lanes 

24 Jan

There are long delays reported on the M5 northbound between Junction 2 at Oldbury and the connection with the M6 following a serious accident.


Marston’s to raise a glass to a good Christmas 

24 Jan

Marston\'s will raise a glass to a good Christmas at its annual general meeting today after increasing its seasonal sales for a fifth consecutive year.


Alleged fraud cases rise by 330% in the Midlands 

23 Jan

THE value of alleged fraud reaching the Midlands courts increased by 330% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a new study.


Conferencing firm predicts slower growth post Brexit 

23 Jan

A CONFERENCING business with a large facility in Warwickshire believes its growth prospects will be reduced as a result of the post-Brexit economy.


Retailer fined £152,000 after mice found in Birmingham stores 

23 Jan

Discount retailer Poundland must pay £152,000 after mice were found at two stores in Birmingham city centre.


Persimmon to build 116 new homes on derelict playing fields 

23 Jan

Housebuilder says its project on former Avery site in Edgbaston will be completed by the end of 2017...


Airline codeshare agreement set to boost services from Birmingham Airport 

21 Jan

SERVICES at Birmingham Airport have been boosted by a new codesharing agreement between airlines Flybe and Finnair.


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