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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...


Help for small business to navigate the marketing maze 

18 Oct

LEADING Black Country and north Worcestershire newspaper publisher Newsquest has lunched a new marketing solution for small businesses.


Black Country law firm reveals commercial property growth 

16 Oct

A BLACK Country legal specialist has announced significant growth in the number of new commercial property cases it is taking on.


Hunters continues expansion with new office in Sedgley 

9 Oct

HUNTERS, one of the country’s leading estate agents, has opened a new branch in Sedgley, Dudley, adding to its fast expanding network.


April King Legal opens Dudley office 

6 Oct

APRIL King Legal has opened an office in Dudley town centre.


Berck of West Bromwich: worker-management co-operation, training and investment 

26 Sep

Berck Ltd, a family-run company in West Bromwich, founded in 1947, took difficult decisions to weather the downturn following the 2008 economic crisis.


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Blogs

30 days of human comms: day #14 Queensland Ambulance Service takes a dying patient to see the ocean a final time 

24 Nov

This is beautiful.


Gapping the bridge 

24 Nov

A quick one here for a Friday morning - a couple of wonderful pictures of the demolition prior to rebuilding of the Clayhanger Bridge, between the village and Lindon Road, Brownhills.


Tyga’s ex Demi Rose Mawby ‘propositioned by Argos delivery man who begged her not to tell his boss’ 

23 Nov

Top model living in fear as her personal details are misused...


New powers see swift action to evict unauthorised encampment 

23 Nov

Action taken by the progressive alliance between Labour and the Liberal Democrats currently running Walsall Council in respect of Unauthorised Encampments paid off today when a group of travellers who attempted to set up an encampment on the Wakes ...


Business Questions 23 November 2017 

23 Nov

During Business Questions I raised the delay of the Restoration and Renewal Debate in parliament, with a date now 14 months after the report was published.


Tories claim of £7.5 billion increased NHS funding is not all new money say Lib Dems 

23 Nov

I see that our new Conservative MP for Walsall North has posted a graphic on Twitter claiming an NHS funding increase of £7.5 billion.


Business Questions 23 November 2017 

23 Nov

During Business Questions I raised the delay of the Restoration and Renewal Debate in parliament, with a date now 14 months after the report was published.


Sweet shop announces closure after FIFTY years in Walsall 

23 Nov

It will close for good at the end of the year...


Driver dies in six vehicle crash despite life-saving efforts of police and paramedics 

23 Nov

Police and paramedics performed CPR on the driver at the roadside but he died later in hospital...


Budget special – £50billion lost means residents will be £687 a year worse off 

23 Nov

New studies show that the UK economy has stalled under the Conservatives.


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Blogs

German Exchange 2017 

24 Nov

Tuesday 21st November We were thrilled to welcome our exchange partners to Barr Beacon school on the evening of Tuesday 21st November.


Christmas shopping wrapped up at East Midlands Designer Outlet 

24 Nov

Last weekend we were invited to spend the afternoon at East Midlands Designer Outlet to kick-start our Christmas shopping.


Christmas Stocking 

24 Nov

It's a new week at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the theme is always Anything Goes.


Meet Delta! 

24 Nov

Meet Delta – the newest addition to our bird of prey team! The red-legged seriema is just a few months old and is currently off-show and being hand reared and trained by keepers.


Darrell’s Weird Imagination ……. 

24 Nov

While out and about in Worcester this shop caught Darrell’s eye …… its name in particular …..


Event 299 – 18 November 2017 

23 Nov

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Walsall parkrun Results Page.


MrsShilts’ Mum-to-be Christmas Giveaway 

23 Nov

To celebrate the launch of my fantastic Mum-to-be Christmas gift guides, I’ve teamed up with some amazing brands to offer...


Year 3 and 4 Reading Parent Workshop 

23 Nov

We have been informed some children have received letters containing the wrong date.


Flying High… Emirates! 

23 Nov

Fulfilling a dream I recently flew with Emirates from Birmingham, UK to Beijing, China.


Employability at Wolverhampton School of Art 

23 Nov

Heath Park Sixth form have visited Wolverhampton School of Art, attending an introduction to employability with Lisa Law from The University careers department.


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Sport

Guthrie – ‘We’re Working Hard to Put Things Right’ 

24 Nov

Walsall defender Jon Guthrie has spoken to the local press and insisted that he believes in the Saddlers' style of play, and thinks that the recent victory over Fleetwood Town has given the team the belief to go on a much-needed unbeaten run...


52 things that only Walsall fans will understand 

24 Nov

We've listed some unique events, chants and experiences you should recognise if you're a Walsall fan...


Wolves Vs Bolton Wanderers Preview 

23 Nov

I’ll get over the play-off semi-final defeat one day.


Officials – Tottenham v West Brom (25/11/17) 

23 Nov

Officials - Tottenham v West Brom (25/11/17) Vitalfootball:WBA:23/11/2017 21:22:00 The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion this Saturday...


Vital Preview – Premier League – 24th-26th November 2017 

23 Nov

Vital Preview - Premier League - 24th-26th November 2017 Vitalfootball:WBA:23/11/2017 19:53:00 The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 24th-26th November.


YOUTH TEAM TRAVEL TO FACE TIVIDALE FC IN MFYL CUP 

23 Nov

Our Youth Team travel to face near neighbours Tividale in 1st Round of MFYL Cup on Monday evening...


Number of Football Related Arrests Drops by 14% 

23 Nov

Statistics released by the Home Office reveal that a total of 1,638 football-related arrests were made during the 2016/17 campaign, a stat which represents a 14% drop from the previous campaign, when a total of 1,895 arrests were made.


Doddy At The Door 

23 Nov

Wolves Star Knew Showbiz Legend In A Totally Different Role John McAlle in action for Wolves in America during his late teens.


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Business

Primera Air to launch daily flights to Spain from Birmingham Airport and this is when 

23 Nov

The flights will be operated daily from May 2018...


What have the Lords ever done for us? 

23 Nov

Baroness Lorely Burt,Liberal Democrat MPand valued campaigner inLondon and Parliamentfor manufacturing in theMidlands on behalf of Made in the Midlands, argues the casefor a Second House tokeep a check ongovernment legislation.


Plans unveiled for 24-hour gym on site of former Burntwood supermarket 

22 Nov

Burntwood could get a 24-hour gym if plans for a former supermarket site are approved.


Billingham Bags announces appointment of new finance guru to its board 

22 Nov

CRADLEY Heath bag designer and manufacturer Billingham has announced the appointment of Joe Hancox to its board of directors, with responsibility for financial management.


Product Spotlight: Compressor 

22 Nov

Product Spotlight: CompressorDid you know that we produce approximately 20,000 compressors per year? This equipment is used for the air suspension on Land Rover, and compresses and stores air in the system.


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

21 Nov

AN Oldbury business centre has rebranded itself after changing management.


New Filtermist apprentices benefit from state-of-the-art training facility 

20 Nov

As an ever-expanding organisation, industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist recognises the importance of ensuring effective succession planning across all aspects of its operation.


Halesowen home developer Lovell invests in management trainees and apprentices 

17 Nov

HOMES developer Lovell has recruited six new management trainees and apprentices to help deliver its growing portfolio of projects across the region.


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