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New £12m casino to open in the Black Country 

23 May

Casino 36 plans to launch new casino and bingo hall next year...


German readers head the stats list: Aquapak Polymers top post 

22 May

Twice as many German readers visited the site last week compared with UK visitors – why? Most read news: a March entry, Aquapak Polymers, a sustainable plastics manufacturer, is relocating from Kings Norton to new 50,000 sq ft production...


Marston’s acquires Bombardier brewer for £55m 

18 May

Listed Black Country brewery buys out rival as acquisition strategy continues...


National Express plans more bus fare cuts 

10 May

Further West Midlands routes to benefit from reduced fares following uptake in passenger numbers after price cuts in Black Country...


DK Rewinds: maintaining and manufacturing spares for traction motors 

6 May

DK Rewinds a Smethwick company family business founded in 1976 by Mr Harbhajan Singh Bhogal, has two sites in the area, employing over 60 full time staff, including three electrical engineering apprentices.


Wolves fans banned for three years over trouble at Birmingham City derby 

2 May

A group of Wolves supporters caught throwing plastic bottles, lighters, a broken seat and a coin during a Birmingham City derby have been banned from attending matches for three years.


Dealer jailed after heroin, crack and cash found at Essington industrial estate 

2 May

A former fork lift truck driver has been jailed for more than five years after a £10,000 stash of drugs was found hidden on a Staffordshire industrial unit.


Wolves fan injured after Derby County match amid reports of violence 

29 Apr

A Wolves fan has been injured after the match away at Derby County today where there were reports of violence outside the ground.


Wolves fans fined for ‘worst case of violence’ during Birmingham City derby 

29 Apr

Two Wolves fans have been fined after throwing objects at the pitch during a Wolves vs Birmingham City derby.


Blues fan banned for four years after post-derby violence at Wolverhampton train station 

29 Apr

A fighting football fan was punched by a police officer as trouble flared at Wolverhampton train station following the Wolves vs Birmingham derby, a court heard.


New Operations Director forms ambitious £1m sales target for Black Country manufacturer 

27 Apr

A NEW Operations Director and a strategic investment drive is anticipated to help a Kingswinford manufacturing specialist hit £1m within two years.


Aston Villa v Birmingham City: Racist abuse suspect and alleged pitch invaders arrested 

24 Apr

A Black Country man has been arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a steward and five other men have been detained in connection with a pitch invasion during the Villa v Blues derby match.


Ugo Ehiogu: Former Aston Villa and West Brom defender in hospital after collapsing 

20 Apr

Tottenham have announced that former Villa and Albion defender Ugo Ehiogu is in hospital after collapsing at the club's training centre.


‘We just miss them so much. They were loved by everyone’ – Family pay tribute to tragic wife and son after Stourbridge stabbings 

17 Apr

‘We just miss them so much.


Stourbridge stabbing victims remembered as father and daughter return to watch West Brom 

16 Apr

The victims of the brutal stabbings in Stourbridge were remembered at The Hawthorns today, where the two surviving family members were watching their beloved West Brom for the first time since the tragedy.


Subcon Lasers: ‘in the forefront’ due to continual investment in the latest technology 

16 Apr

Subcon Laser Cutting, based in Nuneaton, invests in the latest technology available to keep at the forefront of a rapidly changing and challenging manufacturing environment.


M5 roadworks: West Brom fans warned of major delays to The Hawthorns 

15 Apr

Thousands of West Bromwich Albion fans have been warned they face major disruption getting to The Hawthorns next season due to a huge roadworks scheme on the M5.


Stourbridge stabbing: West Brom to honour mother and son killed with tribute as father recovers 

13 Apr

The survivor of an horrific triple stabbing is expected to attend West Brom's game against Liverpool on Sunday - as the club revealed it would be paying an emotional tribute to his wife and son who were killed.


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Blogs

GO LIVE: Tips on shooting live video on election night 

29 May

Yes, you will have to think about live video on election night Yet again, the most important night of the year for local government comms is almost upon us… election night.


Shocking walk-in burglary in Brownhills – take care, folks. 

29 May

A troubling burglary took place in Ogley hay this weekend, when on the evening of Saturday, 27th May 2017 opportunist thieves walked into the house of an old friend of the blog and took a purse and a Dell laptop, while the lady who lives there was at...


Good news – Millie the dog and Dave’s ginger cat are back home and safe! 

29 May

Good news on two of the appeals in the last week - Millie the dog, stolen from Brownhills West on Monday and Dave's cat who went missing on Saturday have Bothe been found safe and well and are now back home.


Don’t forget Lichfield Bower today! 

29 May

Well, Spring Bank Holiday Monday is upon us, and that means that it's Lichfield Bower Day in Ye Olde City - and I notice our friends at Lichfield Waterworks Trust and Lichfield Discovered are up to mischief...


Watching 

29 May

I happened across a tweet from CPMG last week,and retweeted it (amd, indeed, responded to it with both a reply and by completing the survey (which I’d encourage you to do).


Edgar Pritchard: Island life 

28 May

There is a continually unfolding thread here about one of the great sons of Brownhills, who was up until the last few months, relatively unknown in his hometown.


Don’t forget New Hall Mill open day this Bank Holiday Monday! 

28 May

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Bank Holiday Monday (29th May 2017), that's close by, free and absolutely fascinating...


Local miniature railway open this Monday! 

28 May

Right, since it's the first big weekend of the summer, there's a whole load of stuff going on - and tomorrow sees one of the occasional openings of something remarkable I visited last Bank Holiday Monday, and it's well worth a visit.


Do you provide donkey rides? You could save Mark’s ass! 

28 May

Pal of the blog Mark Poole has a bit of a problem and he's wondering if readers can help with it - he's all set for the Tails in the Park event tomorrow (29th May 2017) in Walsall Arboretum, but one of the many attractions - a donkey ride for kids - ...


Have you seen this chap lost from Brownhills West? 

28 May

Reader Dave has contacted me to say he's searching for his cat (pictured) who's gone missing from Medway Road in Brownhills.


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Blogs

The Way Through the Woods by Colin Dexter 

29 May

Another Colin Dexter novel from the Morse series and another easy read, Dexter really had an easy and clever style of writing, leading you to the clues and then surprising you with twists along the way.


Five things to do when your child gets Chickenpox 

29 May

*A collaborative post  I remember getting chickenpox as a child.


Bugle reaches around the world for story of WWI music hall star 

29 May

REGULAR Bugle readers may remember the name Albert Voyce.


Dave’s birthday antics! 

29 May

We love this video of our Carpathian lynx birthday boy, Dave… Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, grabbed her phone and started to film the six year-old rubbing himself all over the window of the enclosure’s pyramid viewing dome.


Hugh Joins In The Scrum 

29 May

Hugh said that the only thing he wanted to do, apart from having us spend his birthday weekend with him, was to pop over to the next village to have a mooch at their annual BIG Plant Sale.


AR12659 in Ha – 25th May 

28 May

Firecapture was playing up on my laptop on thursday morning, and I tried a newer version of the software.


CaK Full Disk 25th May 

28 May

The active regions of the past days are slowly starting to rotate out of view as can be seen in this full disk taken with the 40mm scope at 500mm focal length with the PGR Chameleon 3.


Mister Maker Live // an afternoon of fun for the whole family 

28 May

Yesterday we had the pleasure of going to see Mister Maker live on tour at The Garrick in Lichfield.


Dudley Zoo spreads the love at half-term 

28 May

DUDLEY ZOO are inviting visitors to show their love for their animals this half-term, which has been branded Love Your Zoo week.


#SlimmingSunday (Week 13 – 2017) 

28 May

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the new weightloss, fitness and healthy lifestyle linky with me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The Heart.


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Sport

Kouhyar – My Injury Made Me Stronger 

29 May

Walsall midfielder Maziar Kouhyar, who missed much of the 2016/17 campaign after tearing his lateral meniscuswhile on international duty with Afghanistan, has spoken to club journalists and discussed how his overall campaign went, including...


Next Season’s League One Line-Up is Now Complete 

29 May

Following the conclusion of the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final, which saw Blackpool defeat Exeter City by two-goals-to-one at Wembley Stadium, next season's League One line-up is now complete.


Flanagan hopeful of pre-season return 

28 May

Flanagan hopeful of pre-season return Vitalfootball:Walsall:28/05/2017 19:35:00 Promising midfielder Reece Flanagan is aiming for a pre-season return...


Rutter Rounds Up His Revellers 

28 May

Molineux Return To Highlight 65th Celebrations John Rutter pictured a few years before his retirement two Christmases ago.


Bakayoko Keen to Learn From the Best 

27 May

Saddlers striker Amadou Bakayoko, who just completed his first full season in a Walsall shirt, has spoken to club journalists and discussed his campaign, insisting that he has time on his side and is determined to make the most of the experienced...


West Brom and Aston Villa pre-season ticket news 

27 May

West Brom and Aston Villa pre-season ticket news Vitalfootball:Walsall:26/05/2017 23:37:00 Ticket news for two of the Saddlers fixtures this pre-season.


Bristol Rovers & Slough In Pre Season 

26 May

Bristol Rovers Slough In Pre Season Vitalfootball:WBA:26/05/2017 21:41:00 West Bromwich Albion announced yesterday that two more pre season friendlies had been scheduled against Bristol Rovers and Slough Town.


Flanagan Determined to Stay Positive as He Targets Pre-Season Return 

26 May

Walsall midfielder Reece Flanagan, who missed the entire of last season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in training in April, before suffering a dislocated shoulder in his comeback game for the developmental side, has spoken ...


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Business

Control system installation at Rolls Royce 

26 May

We are happy to announce that we are currently installing control panels for a flowline for Rolls Royce, which will allow engineers safe multi-level access to carry out work on their civil aircraft engines.


Halfords hit by weak pound as profit dips 

25 May

Retailer sees overall revenue rise but timing of Easter and 2016 Brexit vote damages pre-tax profit...


Introducing Mattioli Woods plc, the wealth management and employee benefits experts Made in the Midlands 

24 May

FROM a converted garage to a new purpose-built £15million headquarters.


Made in the Midlands Exhibition seminar overviews 

24 May

10:00AM - ASIF MOGHAL - AUTODESKAutodesk makes software for people who make things.


Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Seven top companies reveal why they are sponsoring our awards 

24 May

HSBC, Birmingham Airport and Browne Jacobson are among this year's BPBA sponsors...


Jaguar Land Rover posts huge profit rise and record sales 

23 May

Luxury car manufacturer sees sales in China rise by a third as profit stays above the 1.6bn mark...


Vocational learning in the spotlight as the West Midlands best apprentices revealed 

23 May

The future stars of engineering, manufacturing and professional services were recognised last week at the annual In-Comm Training Awards.


German readers head the stats list: Aquapak Polymers top post 

22 May

Twice as many German readers visited the site last week compared with UK visitors – why? Most read news: a March entry, Aquapak Polymers, a sustainable plastics manufacturer, is relocating from Kings Norton to new 50,000 sq ft production...


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