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Funding deal supports manufacturer’s export expansion 

27 Jul

A COATING systems firm in Dudley is benefiting from a £460,000 funding package that is supporting a high-value export contract.


2 Sisters workers stage protest outside West Bromwich factory 

26 Jul

Staff hold banners aloft calling for respect for their rights as trade union prepares to meet management...


40 firefighters tackled furniture factory fire 

26 Jul

40 firefighters were called to tackle a "severe factory fire" in Tividale yesterday.7 fire engines and a hydraulic platform were required to tackle the blaze at the industrial estate.


Birmingham Bullring balcony fall man in critical condition 

24 Jul

A man who fell from a top floor balcony at Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre was today in a critical but stable condition in hospital.


Black Country entrepreneurs face the Dragons’ Den in tonight’s episode 

24 Jul

A Black Country inventor is hoping that an appearance on tonight’s (Sunday, July 24) episode of popular show Dragons’ Den will enhance the launch of his unique stationery concept.


Bullring in Birmingham evacuated after man ‘falls from balcony’ 

23 Jul

Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre is reported to have  been evacuated after a man fell from a top floor balcony.


Top 10 stories: Wolves lead the pack in busy news week 

22 Jul

TEN months after announcing the club was for sale, Steve Morgan has this week ended his nine-year ownership of Wolverhampton Wanderers following the completion of the deal to sell to Chinese giant Fos...


Edwardian treasure set to glisten after investment 

22 Jul

HIDDEN Edwardian treasure Bantock House museum and park prepares to expand after receiving a £318,000 investment from the City of Wolverhampton Council.


Brooks Forgings 

21 Jul

Brooks Forgings, established in 1960, is a leading UK supplier of hot-forged and machined fastener components.


Departing Wolves owner “passes the baton on” as he exits Molineux 

21 Jul

THE outgoing owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers Steve Morgan has written an open letter to the club\'s fans after the sale of the Championship football club completed this morning.


Wolves takeover latest: Watch these Wolves fans react to news of an imminent sale 

21 Jul

With a Wolves takeover just hours from confirmation, we took to the streets of Wolverhampton to get reaction from fans.


Chinese giant buys Championship football club 

21 Jul

CHAMPIONSHIP football club Wolverhampton Wanderers has been bought by Chinese giant Fosun International.


Appointments: Chair for sports partnership appointed; Entrepreneur selected to promote Women in Enterprise; and more 

19 Jul

THE Black Country BeActive Partnership has appointed Deborah Williams as chair of the board.


Cream of the crop crowned at inaugural business awards 

18 Jul

A HOST of companies were celebrated at the inaugural Nachural Summer Business Ball and Awards dinner at Wolverhampton Racecourse.


£11.7m plans for skills centre on former brewery site take a step forward 

18 Jul

PLANS have been submitted for an £11.7m flagship skills centre which will see the transformation of the historic Springfield Brewery site in Wolverhampton.


Black Country Chamber appoints LEP director as new CEO 

18 Jul

THE Black Country Chamber of Commerce has appointed a Midlands LEP director as its new chief executive.


Black Country Chamber appoints new chief executive 

18 Jul

Corin Crane will join business body later this from an enterprise partnership in the East Midlands...


Black Country fire protection firm lands £400,000 shopping centre contract 

15 Jul

BLACK Country-based fire protection firm, Argus Fire has secured a £400,000 contract to work on the redevelopment of one of the areas major shopping centres.


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Blogs

Good luck to the Brownhills in Bloom team! 

27 Jul

I'd like to wish all the very best of luck to the hard working volunteers and community minded folk who've worked with Brownhills Town Centre Partnership on this year's Brownhills in Bloom bird, which is judged this afternoon (Wednesday, 27th July ...


Playing the race card: Smith and working class identity politics 

26 Jul

Women workers’ banner at the black country museum workers institute It wasn’t too many decades ago that it was the tories who attacked the Labour party with the race card – if you want X for a neighbour vote Labour and all of that.


Walsall Property Numbers Tell Us a Different Story!! 

26 Jul

New Prime Minister, Theresa May, has taken no time at all to comment on housing in the UK.


Emma supports Cancer Research UK’s campaign against childhood obesity 

26 Jul

Emma is supporting Cancer Research UK’s new hard-hitting campaign to remove junk food adverts from TV before the 9pm watershed.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – July 2016 public meeting this Thursday 

26 Jul

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (28th July 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Many happy returns, Mr. Oakley… 

26 Jul

I hear that a certain elder statesman of the blog commentariat has chalked up his 85th birthday! Continue reading...


3 Bed Terraced House, Butts Road, Walsall, WS4. With Yields Of 6.30%. 

25 Jul

A 3 bedroom terraced house on Butts Road, Walsall, WS4.


Corbyn – Anarchists missing the point 

25 Jul

There’s been widespread criticism from anarchists if not of Corbyn directly then of the wisdom of those that are joining the Labour party to support him and his project.


Beware: blue-green algae found at Chasewater 

25 Jul

It's important that I make readers aware of recent concerns about blue-green algae at Chasewater - over the weekend, the park management appear to have been hard at work printing, laminating and sticking up signs warning against swimming in the lake...


Valerie visited Kashmir Meat & Poultry in Pleck 

24 Jul

On Saturday 16 July I met with Jamal Hussain the owner of Kashmir Meat & Poultry to offer my support.


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Blogs

Digital Amnesia: How Your Tablet Is Damaging Your Memory 

27 Jul

Almost half of business people admit to missing out on valuable information when attempting to record notes on a digital advice, according to a study by Kaspersky Lab Have you ever written a letter and conversed with a colleague at the same time? Or ...


Big Lottery Fund Awards Down By More than £400m, Accounts Show 

27 Jul

The Big Lottery Fund awarded more than £400m less to social projects in 2015/16 than in the previous year, its annual report and accounts show .


Cyber Crime – No Longer Just the Teenage Hacker Working From Their Bedroom 

27 Jul

I’m sure if you hear the phrase ‘Cyber Crime’ it immediately conjures up an image of a lonely adolescent in their bedroom, glued to a computer screen and trying to break into the USA’s defence systems (does anyone remember the 1983 movie ‘...


Your baby’s first 1000 days 

27 Jul

*This is a sponsored post As parents we want to make sure we do our very best for our children.


Creating habitats 

27 Jul

Were doing our bit for native wildlife and highlighting the importance of natural habitats.


Walsall player 160 John Keister 

26 Jul

John Keister (born Manchester, played for Sierra Leone.


Walsall player 159.José Luiz Guimarães Sanabio Júnior 

26 Jul

José Luiz Guimarães Sanabio Júnior, or simply Júnior, (born June 15, 1976 in Fortaleza) is a Brazilian footballstriker playing for ABC of the Brazilian Série B.


Time-Travel and Time-Travelers 

26 Jul

A cool new article from Brent Swancer on time-travel, and allegedly real time-travelers.


Last week of term! 

26 Jul

Well can you believe it’s our last week of this term! And what a term it has been – we’ve performed at The Symphony Hall, sung live on BBC WM and recorded our very own original song!! Hope to see lots of our members this week and looking ...


CA Community: Revival Solstice 2016 Gaming event 

26 Jul

*** REVIVAL RETURNS FOR THE SUMMER! *** The best dedicated retro gaming event returns, with ‘REVIVAL Solstice 2016’ on the weekend of 30-31 July at Banks’s Stadium, Walsall! After the successful comeback event ‘Winter Warmer 2015’, REVIVAL ...


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Sport

EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed 

27 Jul

EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed Vitalfootball:Walsall:27/07/2016 09:32:00 A short time ago, we finally had an announcement confirming which 16 Category One Academy sides would be taking part in this year's trial with the EFL Trophy...


EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed 

27 Jul

EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 09:29:00 A short time ago, we finally had an announcement confirming which 16 Category One Academy sides would be taking part in this year's trial with the EFL Trophy.


Winter Break Nears For Premier League? 

27 Jul

Winter Break Nears For Premier League? Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 07:48:00 Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has admitted talks are underway on the potential of introducing a winter break for the top flight in the future.


Premier League 2 Ends B Team Talk 

27 Jul

Premier League 2 Ends B Team Talk Vitalfootball:Walsall:27/07/2016 07:40:00 Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has been speaking about the introduction of Premier League 2 for the 2016/17 season, and he's also spoken about...


Scudamore Explains Premier League 2 Thinking 

27 Jul

Scudamore Explains Premier League 2 Thinking Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 07:34:00 Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has been speaking about the introduction of Premier League 2 for the 2016/17 season.


Sports Desk Live – July 27 

27 Jul

Follow all the latest breaking news today from our sports reporters and our clubs.


Dunk Update – £11.7m Offer To Lille? 

27 Jul

Dunk Update - pound;11.7m Offer To Lille? Vitalfootball:WBA:27/07/2016 06:56:00 Yesterday it was being widely reported that speculation linking us with a pound;7million bid for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk was wide of the mark, but we had ...


Wolves set to take part in EFL Trophy 

27 Jul

Wolves will today be named as one of the teams involved in the revamped English Football League Trophy, it is believed.


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Business

Glass half-full part two: M&B highlights good progress 

27 Jul

PUB company Mitchells & Butler has taken a glass half-full approach to tough conditions, pointing to the "good progress" it has made in key areas.


Birmingham’s largest carrier faces turbulence 

27 Jul

BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT\'S largest carrier Flybe has increased its top line performance on the back of more routes, but the tough market conditions are having an impact on other key figures.


Funding deal supports manufacturer’s export expansion 

27 Jul

A COATING systems firm in Dudley is benefiting from a £460,000 funding package that is supporting a high-value export contract.


2 Sisters workers stage protest outside West Bromwich factory 

26 Jul

Staff hold banners aloft calling for respect for their rights as trade union prepares to meet management...


Green light for transformation of former DEFRA site 

26 Jul

A DEVELOPMENT on a former Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) site which will include 150,000 sq ft of office space has been given the go-ahead.


Industrial group to make £30m cuts to ‘increase momentum’ 

26 Jul

GKN is planning to reduce its fixed costs by £30m in order to "increase momentum going into 2017".


40 firefighters tackled furniture factory fire 

26 Jul

40 firefighters were called to tackle a "severe factory fire" in Tividale yesterday.7 fire engines and a hydraulic platform were required to tackle the blaze at the industrial estate.


Severn Trent Water fined more than £400,000 for sewage leaks 

25 Jul

WATER company Severn Trent Water Limited has been fined £426,000 after pollution incidents occurred on three occasions.


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