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Housing regeneration scheme under way in Wolverhampton 

20 Feb

A former bus depot in Wolverhampton is to be redeveloped into a new housing scheme supporting almost 150 homes.


Tata Steel invests £4m in Black Country factory 

20 Feb

Steel group has created new high-tech robotic welding line at its service centre in Wednesfield...


Black Country law firm aims to reach £12m in fees following new appointment 

19 Feb

A BLACK Country law firm has strengthened its senior management team as it aims to reach £12m in fees by the end of 2017.


FA Cup: Wolves vs Chelsea – the day in PICTURES 

19 Feb

The result might not have gone the right way, but  when Wolves hosted Chelsea in the FA Cup this weekend it was certainly a great occasion.


Dudley firm helps to put wireless charging firmly on the map 

17 Feb

A DUDLEY fit-out and display firm has teamed up with to provide businesses with convenient, innovative wireless charging for customers.


Wolverhampton Art Gallery showcases local talent 

17 Feb

Young artists from Wolverhampton are showcasing their work at the citys art gallery as part of a scheme to champion the creative talents of local pupils.


Performing arts students prepare to stage National Theatre play 

17 Feb

Performing Arts students from Walsall College are to showcase their talents to the public with a performance of a National Theatre play entitled FOMO.


More jail staff at Featherstone and Brinsford as violence soars 

17 Feb

Troubled prisons will take on an extra 50 recruits as part of a drive to cut down on ‘unacceptable’ violence.


Dudley opticians earns Platinum Employer status 

16 Feb

A DUDLEY opticians is celebrating Platinum Employer accreditation in recognition of its dedication to staff wellbeing, career development and reward.


Lights, Camera, Action as Dudley production firm enjoys ‘video’ boost 

16 Feb

THE growth in demand for video promotion has helped a Dudley production company double its turnover in just twelve months.


Popular restaurant invests £100,000 in makeover and menu 

15 Feb

A Wolverhampton restaurant has completed a £100,000 refurbishment as it aims to cement itself as one of the leading Asian eateries in the West Midlands.


Coach firm rolls into new premises after funding deal 

15 Feb

A Black Country coach hire business has relocated to larger premises after securing a new funding deal.


New move takes the cake for Black Country bakery 

14 Feb

A specialty cake-making company in the Black Country is hoping for a rise in business after taking on its first commercial unit.


Strong demand continues to drive growth for property group 

14 Feb

A buoyant Midlands industrial property sector has been cited by Black Country developer Mucklow Group for an improved half-year performance.


Mayoral pledge to improve access to the Black Country 

13 Feb

The reopening of two key Black Country rail routes, plus a major step change in investment in cycling and walking routes, form the next phase in Conservative Mayoral candidate Andy Streets plan...


Rugby coach tries to help university with apprenticeship plan 

13 Feb

Englands Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward is to kick-off a new degree apprenticeship at the University of Wolverhampton.


Law firm targets £12m with new appointment 

10 Feb

A Black Country law firm has strengthened its senior management team as it aims to reach £12m in fees by the end of 2017.


£100m Tata Steel sale secures hundreds of Black Country jobs 

10 Feb

Hundreds of jobs in the Black Country steel industry have been secured with the sale of Tata Steel to industrials group Liberty House.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Bogus gardeners operating once more in Brownhills – be vigilant 

21 Feb

Reader Andy from Shire Oak has been in touch who is very concerned and upset that his mother was conned by bogus 'gardeners' who claimed to have cut her back hedge and then charged an extortionate fee.


Corby 

21 Feb

To: Gaz From: Baz 2 hours ago Message: This has come straight from Rupert...


Is the Walsall Buy to Let Market Over-Saturated? 

20 Feb

If I were a buy to let landlord in Walsall today, I might feel a little bruised by the assault made on my wallet after being (and continuing to be) ransacked over the last 12 months by HM Treasury’s tax changes on buy to let.


Historic England refuse Great Barr Hall planning application 

20 Feb

It is not widely known but Historic England submitted a further response to Walsall Council on 29 November 2016, about the Great Barr Hall and parkland planning application.


Emma congratulates local Wolverhampton optometrist for winning national award 

20 Feb

Emma has sent her congratulations to Wolverhampton optometrist, Prabhjit Boparai, who has won a prestigious national award.


The Portman Collection – part three: Final forms, and on with the sport 

19 Feb

In the third serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here's the next three photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced in this blog post here - This time, I am including the ...


A message of thanks from the Shed 

19 Feb

Just a quick note to than friends of the blog Steve Hames from SJH Computing and Ray Johnson who helped Aldridge Shed project with donated computer hardware following their recent request for help, which I publicised here on the blog.


I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again… 

19 Feb

Never argue with an idiot.


Update on recent Chasewater Dam works from Andy Dennis 

19 Feb

There's ongoing interest in the drainage works taking place at Chasewater Dam, and I'm indebted to reader and top blog contributor Andy Dennis who's kindly sent me another bunch of pictures and a short video of what's going on.


Woodmen fight Coventry United for a well-earned draw 

19 Feb

Walsall Wood FC were at home to Coventry United yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 18th February 2017), and much to the relief of the hard-pressed faithful, they Woodmen pulled off a hard-fought draw.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Blogs

Capuchin work underway 

21 Feb

DZG’s £295,000 anniversary revamp programme is underway with contractors getting to work on a new-look home for one of our rarest species of primate.


German Confectionary Review No.2 Bahlsen ABC Russisch Brot. 

21 Feb

For our Germanic delectation today Nigel selected the packet of ABC Russisch Brot, which our German Freunde Ze Monkeys kindly explained meant Russian Bread …… we were intrigued …….


How banns can be banned and we can still be missional 

20 Feb

Marriage in the Church of England is a complex legal thing.


How to get your work selected for an Open Exhibition 

20 Feb

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be selecting for Open All Media at RBSA, it was my fist time and I was on a panel with 4 very experienced artists.


Basque Pork – Essington style. 

20 Feb

I’m not a foodie but I do like cooking and of course eating the results.


Social Impact Workshops 

20 Feb

Funders and commissioners are increasingly looking at the social impact resulting from their investment, and the social value created by schemes they support .


GM2FL Community Event and AGM 

20 Feb

Grace Mary to Lion Farm Big Local Partnership will be hosting a community event and their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 15 Mach 2017.


National Lottery Awards 

20 Feb

Get your favourite National Lottery funded project the recognition it deserves.


Creative Black Country – 100 Masters Nominations 

20 Feb

The Black Country was forged at the hands of men and women from all walks of life who had honed their skills to the highest levels.


Facebook to Deliver Digital Skills Training to 10,000 Women 

20 Feb

Facebook is continuing to invest in digital skills development by joining forces with Enterprise Nation to support female entrepreneurs across the country.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Sport

Dave Edwards: Wolves have a taste for big occasions 

21 Feb

David Edwards says Wolves are ‘desperate’ to have more full houses and big occasions at Molineux.


Paul Lambert’s message to Wolves fans: “Thank you” 

21 Feb

Paul Lambert has thanked supporters for their reaction to Wolves’ defeat to Chelsea, saying: “It was an extraordinary moment.


Filming starts on four-part West Brom documentary for American TV viewers 

20 Feb

American viewers are going to be treated to a new documentary mini-series all about Albion, commissioned by the NBC TV network.


Mark Clattenburg taking charge of West Brom game as Saudi Arabia put on hold 

20 Feb

Saudi Arabia-bound Mark Clattenburg has been named referee for Albion's home match with Bournemouth this weekend.


Roger Hynd 1942-2017 

20 Feb

We are sad to learn that former Walsall, Rangers, Crystal Palace and Birmingham City centre-half Roger Hynd has passed away at the age of 75, following a long battle with cancer.


Clattenburg handed Premier League match 

20 Feb

Mark Clattenburg will referee a Premier League game this weekend, despite agreeing to become head of referees in Saudi Arabia.


Death Of Youth Cup Finalist 

20 Feb

Peaceful Passing Les Cocker, pictured by Wolves Heroes in 2010.


Tim Spiers’ Wolves update – Feb 20 

20 Feb

Tim Spiers gives his latest Wolves update...


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Business

£200K investment creates 40 new apprenticeship places 

20 Feb

An additional 40 apprenticeship opportunities have been created following a £200,000 investment by a West Midlands Training provider.


Housing regeneration scheme under way in Wolverhampton 

20 Feb

A former bus depot in Wolverhampton is to be redeveloped into a new housing scheme supporting almost 150 homes.


Brexit and UK car manufacturing: Industry expert David Bailey gives inaugural lecture 

20 Feb

Leading UK car industry expert and media commentator talks Brexit and the implications for industrial policy in his inaugural lecture for Aston University.


Tata Steel invests £4m in Black Country factory 

20 Feb

Steel group has created new high-tech robotic welding line at its service centre in Wednesfield...


Councillors fail to buy into new supermarket scheme 

17 Feb

Plans to build a discount supermarket next to a giant Asda store on the outskirts of Birmingham have been rejected by councillors.


Dudley firm helps to put wireless charging firmly on the map 

17 Feb

A DUDLEY fit-out and display firm has teamed up with to provide businesses with convenient, innovative wireless charging for customers.


Baking business’s new Kingswinford premises is icing on the cake 

17 Feb

A SPECIALITY cake-making company is hoping for a rise in business after moving to Kingswinford to cope with a demand for its tasty bakes.


Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 after accident 

17 Feb

Drivers using the M6 in Birmingham have been warned of long delays on the southbound carriageway following an accident between a car and a lorry.


Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton








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    Friends and family celebrated the life of Black Country comic Tommy Mundon at a special unveiling of his portrait.

    The Mayor of Dudley unveiled the painting on Thursday (November 12) which will be proudly




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