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Chance Brothers Glassworks added to ‘at risk’ register 

13 Sep

The Victorian Society says a sensitive approach is needed to preserve former glass factory in Smethwick...

Dudley firm Acam marks first six months in business by netting new ‘Wolves’ deal 

7 Sep

AFLEDGLING Dudley-based production company has scored a major contract with one of the Midlands largest football clubs – just six months after it launched.

Licences granted for new Black Country casino 

6 Sep

Dudley Borough Council backs relocation of new casino which will create 100 jobs...

Former city leader invests in Black Country manufacturer 

29 Aug

Lord Whitby of Harborne lends backing to firm which makes machines for removing chewing gum...

New restaurants revealed for waterside development in Walsall 

21 Aug

Five Guys and Gourmet Burger Kitchen among outlets for new development...

New owner for Black Country hotel 

15 Aug

Ramada in Oldbury has been acquired by growing hotel group...

Training provider’s £1.5m expansion of Black Country factory 

9 Aug

In-Comm will use new facility for training next generation of apprectices...

Arc Specialist Engineering Limited: Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Walsall 

6 Aug

Arc Specialist Engineering Limited, formerly known as Bowman Birmingham Limited, is a group of steel processing businesses formed in March 2013 which manufacture and supply various specialist steel products.

Nuttall quick to achieve ISO 9001:2015 for quality management 

3 Aug

DUDLEY’S interior fit out and display specialist, The Alan Nuttall Partnership, has become one of the primary leaders in the manufacturing industry in the UK to be accredited to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard.

Mayor opens E.ON’s new Academy of Excellence in Kingswinford 

2 Aug

A NEW and bespoke national electrical skills training academy has been officially opened in Kingswinford by the Mayor of Dudley.

Iceland’s Food Warehouse opens in Walsall – this is what you can expect 

26 Jul

Operated by Iceland, the Food Warehouse will be situated in the Bescot retail park in Bescot Crescent...

Truckman teams up with Dudley College for new specialist apprenticeship 

24 Jul

TRUCKMAN'S investment in the next generation of composite laminators is being supported by a new partnership with Dudley College.

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.

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Adult Care charging consult 

25 Sep

The City of Wolverhampton Council wants people to have a say about proposals to revise its policy on contributions towards non-residential adult social care.

Teddy is looking for a special family – can you help? 

24 Sep

I've been asked by serial blog quiz bandit and top local driving instructor Tony Jakman if I'd help him with his quest to regime a rather special tabby cat that Tony has recently rescued from being a stray.

Arsenal vs West Brom: The eerie Emirates record Tony Pulis and Albion will be eager to amend 

24 Sep

WBA and gaffer Pulis haven't fared too well at the home of Arsenal...

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph: West Brom’s transfer target talks about summer speculation 

24 Sep

WBA, along with Stoke and Newcastle, were interested in Delph in the summer...

Mum of baby fights for life after hit and run accident in Great Barr 

24 Sep

She and four-day-old child in pushchair were struck by driver who fled...

Pictures from the 2017 Huddlesford Heritage Gathering 

24 Sep

Yesterday (Saturday 23rd September 2017) I got chance to go to the first day of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust's Heritage Gathering at Huddlesford, near Whittington.

It’s a gas… roadworks due in Brownhills, but not on the resurfaced part of High Street 

23 Sep

In the last few days there has been a lot of consternation and misplaced anger about upcoming roadworks affecting traffic in Brownhills High Street and Ogley Road.

Get ale and hearty at Chasewater this weekend! 

23 Sep

Noted ale arse The Stymaster has been in touch to let me know that from 12 noon until 5pm today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday 23/24th September 2017), Beowulf Brewery in the craft units by Chasewater is having an open day.

Walsall Wood FC away to Cradley Town FC this afternoon 

23 Sep

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood in away action against Cradley Town this afternoon! Continue reading...

‘Intimidating’ travellers invade Aldridge Airport 

22 Sep

It is thought the same group of travellers were moved from a beauty spot in Barr Beacon just minutes earlier...

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Voting open for People’s Award that champions support for the vulnerable 

25 Sep

People in Sandwell and West Birmingham can once again vote for local organisations, projects or individuals who are helping to support vulnerable people in the 2017 People’s Choice Award, which is now in its second year.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome 

25 Sep

A few years ago, I experienced a bit of a professional crisis.

Heritage Lottery Fund 

25 Sep

Grants from £3,000 to £10,000 are available for community projects that explore, conserve and share the heritage of the First World War.

Awards for All 

25 Sep

Awards for All, Big Lottery’s small grant scheme, has announced a change to its application guidelines to include fewer funding priorities.

Youth Music 

25 Sep

Youth Music, England’s largest children’s music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes.

Gecko Funded Learning Opportunities 

25 Sep

Gecko Programmes has been contracted by Big Lottery to deliver two learning programmes   – Digital Marketing and Planning Live Events .

Invitation to SWB CCG Mental Health and Wellbeing Event 

25 Sep

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (SWB CCG) is part of the local National Health Service (NHS).

The Art Yard – Call for Artists 

25 Sep

The Art Yard would like to invite local arts to register their interest in being apart of their Open Media Exhibition.

Get involved in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with M&S 

25 Sep

*A post in partnership with Marks and Spencer  What’s better than having a cuppa and a slice of cake in...

Thank you! – Open Evening 2017 

25 Sep

Thank you to everyone who made our Open Evening such a special occasion.

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Wolves And Quiz Ball – A Brief Relationship 

24 Sep

Popular TV Show That Lit Up Our Living Rooms Fingers on buzzers……Wolves v Arsenal with a difference.

Oxford United 1-2 Walsall | 3 things you might have missed 

24 Sep

Oxford United 1-2 Walsall | 3 things you might have missed Vitalfootball:Walsall:24/09/2017 18:06:00 A review of yesterday's victory...

EFL Cup – Falling Attendances & More Rotation 

24 Sep

EFL Cup - Falling Attendances More Rotation Vitalfootball:WBA:24/09/2017 16:32:00 Many fans have watched the seeming demise of the EFL Trophy, and it appears the EFL Cup may now be quickly following suit after the recent third round ties...

EFL Cup – Falling Attendances & More Rotation 

24 Sep

EFL Cup - Falling Attendances More Rotation Vitalfootball:Walsall:24/09/2017 16:32:00 Many fans have watched the seeming demise of the EFL Trophy, and it appears the EFL Cup may now be quickly following suit after the recent third round ties...

Rodriguez Enjoying West Brom Life 

24 Sep

Rodriguez Enjoying West Brom Life Vitalfootball:WBA:24/09/2017 14:20:00 Striker and summer signing Jay Rodriguez has said he's loving life at West Bromwich Albion following his arrival from Southampton.

HIGHLIGHTS | Oxford United 1 Walsall 2 

24 Sep

Here are the key highlights of Saturday afternoon's Sky Bet League One clash between Walsall and Oxford United, which saw the Saddlers secure their first away league win of 2017.

“A quality prospect…he’s something else” – Walsall fans rave about Tyler Roberts 

24 Sep

Saddlers won on the road yesterday - and loanee Roberts found the net...

Wolves 2 Barnsley 1 

24 Sep

For half an hour I was convinced Barnsley had an extra man.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


£3.7 million boost for Black County business park development 

23 Sep

West Midlands Combined Authority invests in major new warehouse scheme in Wednesfield...

Widening The Options 

21 Sep

Dormer Pramet has launched new chip breakers for turning and bar peeling.

Sedgley business featured in Parliamentary Review 

21 Sep

A SEDGLEY building company has appeared in this year's Parliamentary Review - a Government publication that highlights tops British businesses.

MyWorkwear celebrating 41 years in business 

20 Sep

On Friday 22nd September MyWorkwear will be celebrating their 41st anniversary.

Construction group appoints first female director 

20 Sep

Shaylor Group promotes daughter of company founder to business development director...

Pay deal for Cadbury workers in Bournville 

19 Sep

Trade union members agree deal which it says will counter inflation...

WMG SME Group to host Reliability, Bearings & Lubrication Masterclass 

18 Sep

The WMG SME Group has partnered with two leading Reliability Engineering Consultancies (Uptime Consultant Ltd and K2 RCM Ltd) to host a Reliability, Bearings Lubrication masterclass at WMG, University of Warwick in Coventry between Tuesday...

WMG SME Group industry network to explore ‘when metal met plastic’ 

18 Sep

The WMG SME Group's Polymer Innovation Network (PIN) returns on Wednesday 11th October 2017, 6.15pm - 8.30pm, with an interesting event which aims to explore the best of both worlds when metals and plastics combine.

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