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Roy Richardson ‘drives sheep’ through Sandwell following freeman honour 

11 Dec

LEGENDARY Black Country developer and philanthropist Dr Roy Richardson has driven sheep through Sandwell after being made an honorary freeman.


Green light for new Wolverhampton rail station 

9 Dec

Transport bosses agree 50 million funding towards the Wolverhampton Interchange Project linking rail and tram stops...


Kingsmill strike action called off 

6 Dec

Black Country bread workers decide to halt planned industrial action after agreeing pay deal with management...


Black Country high-tech group EBC scoop national award 

30 Nov

HALESOWEN'S EBC Group are proud to announce that they have won ‘UK Managed Service Provider of the Year’ at the national SVC (Server, Cloud, Virtualisation) awards.


Kingsmill workers vote for strike action at West Bromwich factory 

28 Nov

Trade union Unite says 82 per cent of those who voted backed industrial action in a row over pay increases...


Overseas order boost for Black Country firm Alloy Wire International 

23 Nov

A SUSTAINED campaign focused on increasing export work is reaping dividends for a specialist Black Country manufacturer.


New look, new name and new approach for Oldbury business centre 

21 Nov

AN Oldbury business centre has rebranded itself after changing management.


Thursfields lifts ‘High Growth’ trophy at Black Country awards 

21 Nov

A SUCCESSFUL expansion has led to Midlands law firm Thursfields Solicitors picking up a top Black Country business award.


‘No room for complacency’ – Black Country businesses warned over new GDPR regulations 

15 Nov

A SEMINAR dealing with the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) which will come into force in May 2018 has been held by a Cradley Heath law firm.


Giant designer outlet village plans just FIVE MILES from Birmingham 

14 Nov

Sandwell Council chiefs expected to approve an extension to an agreement which will allow more time for developers to draw up plans...


Giant designer outlet village plans just FIVE MILES from Birmingham 

9 Nov

Sandwell Council chiefs expected to approve an extension to an agreement which will allow more time for developers to draw up plans...


£7m cash injection into leisure and retail regeneration 

9 Nov

West Midlands Combined Authority backs redevelopment of derelict site in Black Country town centre...


Worcester Presses moves to Dudley 

1 Nov

MAJOR demand from customers in automotive and white goods has helped a Black Country manufacturing specialist relocate, putting it on course for another record year.


Legal 500: Recognition for Enoch Evans after year of hard work 

1 Nov

Corporate and commercial teams at Walsall-based practice receives significant praise from Legal 500 assessors...


Tom Watson slams government for delaying crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals 

31 Oct

Black Country MP Tom Watson says he is disappointed that there will be another consultation instead of action now to deal with 'crack cocaine' of gambling...


Mayor cuts ribbon to officially reopen Oldbury’s refurbished Dunelm store 

26 Oct

A LARGE queue of excited shoppers waited eagerly early on Tuesday morning to get a look at Dunelm’s new look store in Oldbury.


New shops and gym lined up for Walsall shopping centre 

26 Oct

It's a massive transformation of a shopping centre which has been derelict for a number of years...


Kee Safety valued at £280m after sale 

18 Oct

Private equity house Dunedin exits Black Country safety products firm fours years after MBO...


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Blogs

A Wolverhampton Christmas Carol 

14 Dec

The   Alzheimer’s Society is putting on another of their fabulous Christmas Carol concerts tonight in aid of people with Dementia tonight.


Man tries to enter lady’s car in Brownhills – be on your guard folks 

14 Dec

Late last night (Wednesday 13th December 2017) word reached me that a local lady and her daughter who were parked up in Coppice Lane, Brownhills, waiting for her son to finish work had a lucky escape when a man tried and failed to get into their car.


There’s a great Christmas Fair in Brownhills this Friday evening… 

14 Dec

Here's a good one for those of you who, like me, enjoy a really good Christmas fair with Santa and all the festive stuff going on - a great event at Millfield School, Catshill, Brownhills this Friday Evening.


Relatives pay tribute to ‘much-loved’ grandfather killed in crash as he walked home 

13 Dec

Lloyd Reeves was crossing the A34 Walsall Road when the collision happened at around 12.25am on December 10...


Emma Reynolds MP wishes the Jewish Community a happy Chanukah 

13 Dec

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, is wishing the Jewish community in Wolverhampton and across the country a very happy Chanukah.


Police hunt armed robber after raid at Poundland store in Great Barr 

13 Dec

A man armed with a knife stole cash from a Poundland store in Walsall Road...


Gang who used drones to smuggle £370k worth of drugs into prisons JAILED 

13 Dec

Remote-controlled drones, equipped with a fishing line and hooks, were flown to cell windows where inmates used tools such as an extendable broom handle to retrieve smuggled items...


Preet Gill MP Fails to Disclose Interests! 

13 Dec

Here we go AGAIN! The failure by Sandwell Labour's sleazy councillors to properly declare interests (potentially a criminal offence) has been a leitmotif running through this blog.


How Walsall nurses ploughed through snow to care for most vulnerable 

13 Dec

Even the teams leader, who was off-duty, forwent her hot chocolate and slippers and jumped in her 4x4...


European Union Withdrawal Bill (Update 4) 

13 Dec

In the first six days of committee days for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill , Conservative MPs voted down Labour’s amendments to protect workers’ rights, safeguard environmental and animal welfare standards, to legislate for strong ...


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Blogs

Loving Christmas and all its festivities // The Christmas Tag 

14 Dec

It’s got to be one of my most favourite times of the year, I bloomin’ love Christmas.


Last Christmas postage date looms 

14 Dec

Animal-mad adopters are advised there’s less than ONE WEEK left until our last postage date for Christmas.


Hugh’s Christmas Miracle 

14 Dec

Thank goodness the snow and ice has now cleared …… and unbelievably, out of the chaos, a new life has emerged …… in the depths of Worcester at Hugh’s country pile ……… It seems that Hugh had gone out in the garden to see if the snow ...


Follow Santa 

13 Dec

You can find Santa on Marsh Lane and you can follow my route at this link https://glympse.


Santa is visiting Fordhouses 

13 Dec

Our Santa Sleigh will be visiting Fordhouses in Wolverhampton this evening with Wolverhampton Santa Claus .


Review: Jack and the Beanstalk at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre: Festive fe-fi-fo fun for all the family 

13 Dec

This classic panto will leave you with a beaming smile and a warm glow, says Mat Kendrick...


Sicily Exchange 2017 

13 Dec

The first part of this year’s Sicily Exchange showed yet again how wonderful Barr Beacon pupils are.


Benjamina’s Gingerbread Christmas Cake // a recipe 

13 Dec

* Post in association with Bacofoil  If you fancy baking up something a little bit different for Christmas this year,...


Festive Gifts for the Whole Family to Enjoy 

13 Dec

*This is a sponsored post  It’s always difficult to decide on the perfect gift for family and friends.


Snow stunning 

13 Dec

We’ve seen plenty of Christmas card worthy scenes here at DZG over the last few days as snow blanketed the 40-acre site and transformed it into a Winter Wonderland! More than ten inches covered the hilly site and provided picturesque glistening ...


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Sport

Vital View – Premier League – 12th-13th December 2017 

14 Dec

Vital View - Premier League - 12th-13th December 2017 Vitalfootball:WBA:14/12/2017 08:55:00 The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played during midweek, 12th-13th December.


Officials – West Brom v Manchester United (17/12/17) 

13 Dec

Officials - West Brom v Manchester United (17/12/17) Vitalfootball:WBA:13/12/2017 23:34:00 The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United this...


Instant Reactions – Liverpool v West Brom (13/12/17) 

13 Dec

Instant Reactions - Liverpool v West Brom (13/12/17) Vitalfootball:WBA:13/12/2017 23:03:00 Following today's clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion, here are the instant reactions from both managers.


Stats: Liverpool v WBA 

13 Dec

Stats: Liverpool v WBA Vitalfootball:WBA:13/12/2017 22:10:00 All the stats from Liverpool (0) vs (0) WBA, Anfield, 13/12/17 Att: 53,243...


Liverpool v West Brom – Team Sheets 

13 Dec

Liverpool v West Brom - Team Sheets Vitalfootball:WBA:13/12/2017 19:04:00 Liverpool are at Anfield with West Bromwich Albion the visitors today, this is an 8pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.


BLOG – Walsall FC: The Curse Of Belonging 

13 Dec

BLOG - Walsall FC: The Curse Of Belonging Vitalfootball:Walsall:13/12/2017 18:13:00 A new blogger contacted us to give his thoughts on the current situation and where we go from here.


THE TRUST | Annual Toy & Food Appeal Another Great Success 

13 Dec

The Walsall Football Supporters' Trust has hailed this year's Christmas Toy and Food Appeal, which was held ahead of Saturday's victory over Scunthorpe United, as another great success as they are once again able to help people in the local...


Sheffield Wednesday Vs Wolves Preview 

13 Dec

If you need reminding about the difficulty of escaping the Championship, look no further than the teams that contested last season’s play-offs.


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Business

Roy Richardson ‘drives sheep’ through Sandwell following freeman honour 

11 Dec

LEGENDARY Black Country developer and philanthropist Dr Roy Richardson has driven sheep through Sandwell after being made an honorary freeman.


Green light for new Wolverhampton rail station 

9 Dec

Transport bosses agree 50 million funding towards the Wolverhampton Interchange Project linking rail and tram stops...


Halesowen DIY supplier to lift trade-only restrictions for charity 

8 Dec

CONSTRUCTION materials distributor Blackheath Products is aiming to boost the coffers at Birmingham Children’s Hospital with a festive fundraising day at its Halesowen HQ.


Revealed: ALL 260 high street brands named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage 

8 Dec

Primark, Sports Direct and recruitment firm among culprits...


It’s all about employers now: the Governments new Careers Strategy 

7 Dec

This Monday saw the release of the long awaited Government Careers Strategy.


Burntwood building firm hoping £230,000 section 106 payment will boost local communities 

6 Dec

A Burntwood building firm says it hopes a £230,000 payment will support community initiatives.


Bullring owner Hammerson to take over Merry Hill firm Intu 

6 Dec

Shareholders will vote on the deal next year which would create the UK's largest shopping centre operator...


Kilby Packaging joins Made in the Midlands industry network 

5 Dec

Kilby Packaging are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands’ manufacturing and engineering membership group, Made in the Midlands.


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