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1000 Easter Eggs donated to hospitals for sick children 

20 Apr

More than 1000 Easter Eggs have been donated by the public for sick children on hospital wards in Walsall & Birmingham.


Three injured as car crashes into ambulance in Walsall 

20 Apr

Collision on town ring road on Sunday morning...


Wolverhampton city centre sealed off after street brawl and reports of gunfire 

20 Apr

Police called after witnesses said they heard gunshots fired in Lichfield Street area...


Streetly pub fight man dies in hospital 

20 Apr

Victim was punched to the ground in brawl at The Deer's Leap on Good Friday.


Teenagers hurt in city disorder 

20 Apr

Two teenagers are injured in disorder in Wolverhampton during which police believe shots could have been fired.


Paramedic among three injured in Walsall crash 

20 Apr

Three people have been injured following a collision involving an ambulance service response vehicle and a BMW car in Walsall this morning.


Fewer A&E patients in Midlands but staff still struggle 

20 Apr

Fewer patients are turning up to under-pressure AE departments in Midlands hospitals – but staff are struggling more than ever to cope.


Murder investigation launched after man dies following attack at Streetly pub 

20 Apr

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died after being assaulted during disorder at a Streetly pub last night.


Fresh hope for Dudley Hippodrome as events firm submits business plan 

20 Apr

Fresh hope was today given in the battle to save Dudley Hippodrome as it was revealed a business plan has been submitted by an entertainment company to bring it back to life.


Two teenagers injured and reports of gunshots in Wolverhampton city centre fight 

20 Apr

Police descended on Wolverhampton city centre tonight after reports of a fracas which left two teenagers injured, while there were reports of gunshots being fired.


Stafford Hospital march: Year later and still fighting 

20 Apr

It was a day that people in the town will never forget.


Murderer is root of evil, says mother of Staffordshire victim 

20 Apr

The mother of Staffordshire murder victim Richard Deakin today welcomed a decision by top judges to uphold his killer’s jail sentence – calling him the ‘root of all evil’.


Streetly pub fight leaves man with critical injuries 

19 Apr

Two arrested after brawl in beer garden of The Deer's Leap...


Two police officers injured as Golf smashes into patrol car in Dudley 

19 Apr

Motorist arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after 2.40am collision...


Two officers hurt after suspected drink driver rams police car 

19 Apr

Two officers have been hospitalised after a suspected drink driver ploughed into a police car in Dudley in the early hours of this morning.


Three charged after teenager attacked with chemicals 

19 Apr

Three people have been charged in connection with an attack on a teenage woman in the Black Country who had chemicals thrown in her face.


Blaze at Brownhills home sparked by fairy lights 

19 Apr

This was the dramatic scene as flames took hold in the bedroom of a home, sending a cloud of smoke into the sky.


Gamblers in West Midlands lose £24m on gaming machines 

19 Apr

Gamblers lost £24 million on high stakes machines in town centre bookies in the West Midlands in one year, figures have shown.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Stroll on 

20 Apr

You may remember that I recently plugged a new parent and toddler walking and social group that was starting up a Chasewater - their first meeting and walk took place last Monday Morning, and a good time was had by all.


Woodmen prove there’s no meat in Quorn 

20 Apr

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 19th April 2014), Walsall Wood FC faced Quorn FC at Oak Park, and yet again the Woodmen triumphed over the visitors.


Easter Sunday reflections 

20 Apr

I’ve visited a few art galleries in the past year.


Dexy’s star on the main stage 

20 Apr

The Enjoy Bearwood Facebook page has announced one of the major acts on the main music stage in Lightwoods Park will be one of the founder member's of Dexy's Midnight Runners…Pete Williams! And hey… the headline act is still to ...


I’m Happy In My Own Skin, Are You? 

19 Apr

I have recently written about my mind, my brain, my feelings and all that jazz.


Egg-straordinary fun at Holland Park tomorrow! 

19 Apr

I've just noticed this one taking place on Easter Sunday morning (Sunday 20th April 2014) at Holland Park, Brownhills - an easter egg hunt (careful how you say that), kicking off from the play area at 10:30am.


A very Good Friday 

19 Apr

Yesterday, Good Friday 18th April 2014, was a good day for a ride - with the day off and the sun shining (although not as warm as one would have thought), I headed out to Staffordshire to cath the sun and beauty of spring.


Can Walsall Wood mince Quorn once more? 

19 Apr

Saturday 19th April sees Walsall Wood FC at home to Quorn FC - can the Woodmen triumph? Continue reading →...


The Review: Easter 

19 Apr

Easter means different things to different people these days.


A little Lightwoods Ale… 

19 Apr

Enville Ales who partnered with the Friends of Lightwoods Park for last year’s beer festival on Mayday will be back in the park this year working in conjunction with Black Country Ales, the owners of the new bar in Bearwood.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

A Handful Of Things To See And Do In The West Midlands (end of April) 

20 Apr

There’s not going to be any possibility of a Lots post, so here are just a handful of recommended and/or eyecatching things for between now and the rest of the month: ~ Birmingham Opera Company are doing Mussorgsky’s “Khovanschina” (here ...


Easter Sunday reflections 

20 Apr

I’ve visited a few art galleries in the past year.


Cake’s a grrreat success! 

20 Apr

A massive thanks to staff at Oak Furniture Land, in Merry Hill, for their generosity in donating an incredible tiger cake made by the talented designer Annabel de Vetten , for Cakebomb .


I watched my Wolverhampton Dad as he printed opera cards 

20 Apr

RE the Wolverhampton Opera Company article in The Bugle (April 3 edition).


Thank you, Cradley Sunday School ‘aunties’ 

20 Apr

CRADLEY Forge Methodist Chapel is going to close this Easter.


New website tells story of Black Country tower blocks 

20 Apr

AN online archive has been launched featuring previously unseen material relating to the Black Country's tower blocks.


Halesowen teacher ‘Killer Crampton’ was kind Uncle Arthur 

20 Apr

IN response to the article on page 17 of The Bugle (April 3 edition) re Halesowen County Modern Boys School, the teacher 'Killer Crampton' who struck fear into all who crossed his path was my uncle.


Enthusiasts celebrate Titford Canal restoration anniversary 

20 Apr

FIFTY invited guests enjoyed a rally recently to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the restoration of the Titford Canal.


Keepers’ egg hunt 

20 Apr

Its not just Easter Sunday when farm keepers have to hunt out eggs - as one mischievous hen is making them search every single day.


Happy Easter Morning From Castle Greysquirrel 

20 Apr

It's Easter morning and the Easter Bunny has been ...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

Leyton Orient Vs Wolves Preview 

20 Apr

Leyton Orient and Sky would both have hoped for significantly more to be riding on this fixture.


Halesowen Town Golf Day – May 2014 

20 Apr

Halesowen Town have announced their first Golf Day to be held at Halesowen Golf Club on Sunday 18th May 2014.


Leyton Orient v Wolverhampton Wanderers – complete head-to-head statistics 

20 Apr

Leyton Orient take on Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow afternoon in the Skybet League One.


Walsall v Gillingham – complete head-to-head statistics 

20 Apr

Walsall take on Gillingham tomorrow afternoon in the Skybet League One.


IN A DIFFERENT LEAGUE 

20 Apr

In the latest of his regular columns, Scott Brotherton takes a look at the Saddlers' play-off chances and considers the impact of peaking too soon; With their play-off push finally ended, it’s time for the Saddlers to look towards another summer...


Walsall Web-Fans talk to Birthday Boy Buckley 

20 Apr

Easter Sunday, Sunday 20th March 2014 and it’s Walsall Living Legend Alan Buckley’s 63rd Birthday.


Mel – A Good Week Of Training 

19 Apr

Mel - A Good Week Of Training Vitalfootball:WBA:19/04/2014 21:25:00 Head coach Pepe Mel has said that Albion have had a very good week of training ahead of the Manchester City game on Monday evening, and that everyone...


Banbury United (home) – Preview 

19 Apr

There is no time for the Glassboys to bask in their victory at Chesham on Saturday, as Banbury United are the visitors to Amblecote on Easter Monday.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

Lifts business opens new extension in Oldbury 

18 Apr

DOLPHIN Lifts Midlands Ltd has officially opened a new extension at its offices in Oldbury.


Excellent 95% Audit Awarded For Easter 

17 Apr

Not only are Jenks and Cattell Engineering happy to be enjoying the Easterbreak, but are also proud to announce yet another excellent audit within the factory and shop floor based in Willenhall, Wolverhampton.


MG debuts electric vehicle concept to assess European demand 

17 Apr

BIRMINGHAM-based carmaker MG UK has developed a new electric vehicle concept to help determine European demand for such a car.


Severn Trent to re-submit business plan after watchdog demands more information on Birmingham supply plan 

17 Apr

MIDLAND utility Severn Trent Water is to resubmit its business plan to industry regulator Ofwat after the watchdog demanded to know more about its future supply plans for Birmingham.


Engineering college boost for skills shortage 

17 Apr

The University of Warwick is proposing a new college backed by Jaguar Land Rover, Aero Engine Controls and Arup, which have had difficulty recruiting staff with the right abilities...


Bournville lags behind rivals, Cadbury boss admits 

17 Apr

But the £75 million investment announced by American owners Mondelez International in January can pave the way for a ‘world-class’ future for the plant for another 100 years, says the man at the helm...


Seneca Capital pumps new investment into FJ Holdings 

17 Apr

Dudley firm will use new backing to reorganise group following recent acquisition...


Birmingham Airport sees 4.5% increase in passengers during March 

16 Apr

PASSENGER numbers at Birmingham Airport increased by 4.5% in March, compared with the same period last year.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton








  • Lone Jogger in a Snowstorm

     on flickr 20 Jan 13
    Lone Jogger approaching Blackbrook Junction on the towpath of the Dudley No 2 Canal at Netherton, Dudley, West Midlands, England.




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