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Black Country Business Festival under way around the region 

25 Apr

BLACK Country business is the focus of a major event which aims to showcase the best of enterprise and industry at the heart of the midlands.

£1m birthday present for furniture retailer’s Black Country showroom 

24 Apr

AN independent furniture retailer is celebrating the first birthday of its Black Country showroom in style, after posting its best ever year.

Training success as recruitment firm looks to managers of tomorrow 

17 Apr

A DUDLEY recruitment firm has extended its management training scheme to help future leaders rise through the ranks.

More good news from West Midlands manufacturers: ADI Electrical, W H Tildesley and Brooks Forging 

30 Mar

o Gasification Plant Converting Waste to Fuel – a ’world first’ This post updates the 2016 coverage of Adi Electrical, whose head office is in Kings Norton, Birmingham.

Black Country robotics company launch first-of-its-kind hire scheme 

10 Mar

EMOTIONALLY-intelligent robots could soon by a common place in local businesses thanks to an innovative Halesowen company.

Search is on for Black Country roofing heroes 

8 Mar

A MAJOR search is on for the ‘unsung’ local heroes of the Black Country roofing profession after a new award was revealed for this year’s UK Roofing Awards 2018.

Business leaders invited to free GDPR breakfast seminar 

27 Feb

BUSINESS leaders from across Dudley borough are being invited to a free breakfast seminar being held at The Village Hotel.

‘Star’ Employer recognition for Talbots Law 

9 Feb

A SOLICITOR’S firm which has offices in Kidderminster and the Black Country is celebrating after being named one of the best places to work in the UK.

Top employer recognition for Talbots Law 

8 Feb

A BLACK Country law firm has been given a major boost after it was named as one of the best places to work in the UK.

Top award for Dudley care company 

30 Jan

HOME Instead Senior Care, a company specialising in at-home care for older people in Dudley and surrounding areas, has been honoured with a Best Employer in Care Award.

Rich List 2018: No.6 – Jacques Gaston Murray and family 

25 Jan

At 98, Jacques Gaston Murray is the oldest person in our list by quite a few years, but he still takes an active interest in his Wolverhampton air conditioning and heating firm, despite now being resident in Switzerland...

Engineering firms join forces in huge six-figure deal 

22 Jan

A ROWLEY Regis engineering firm has signed a six-figure deal to join forces with a fellow Midlands business.

Toys ‘R’ Us in Birmingham launch massive closing down sale 

22 Jan

The Small Heath store was identified for closure leaving Birmingham with surrounding stores in Oldbury and Merry Hill...

Wolverhampton Civic Hall will be closed until 2020 due to urgent overhaul 

19 Jan

The famous gig venue will be shut for a further two years due to building defects requiring immediate attention...

Three is the magic number as Talbots aim for £1m boost 

18 Jan

A BLACK Country legal specialist has announced a trio of promotions that will help it boost its annual fees by £1m in 2018.

Award winning foundry divisions merge under new company 

17 Jan

THOMAS Dudley Ltd has merged both of its West Midlands foundries into one seamlessly integrated new business.

Developer found for 44-acre Black Country site 

16 Jan

The long awaited Phoenix 10 development in Walsall is set to create hundreds of jobs...

Developer found for 44-acre Black Country site 

16 Jan

The long awaited Phoenix 10 development in Walsall is set to create hundreds of jobs...

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Urgent: Have you seen Joe Titley? 

25 Apr

Please keep a lookout for the above chap, Joe Titley who’s gone missing after being last seen this Mother’s home in Brownhills this morning, Wednesday 25th April 2018.

Emma supports plans for St George’s Day to be a bank holiday in England 

25 Apr

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, is supporting plans for St George’s Day to be made a bank holiday in England.

We Present – The Incredible Disappearing Elings!!! 

25 Apr

Roll up, roll up folks for the latest magic from the "Leader" "lol" of bent Sandwell Council, Steve "The Milkman" Eling - a disappearing act of the first order! The Milkman may be able to p*ss down the legs of the BBC and West Midlands Police but The...

New Hall Mill: The historic wonder on our doorstep gears up for a new season 

25 Apr

I’m glad to say that Alan Dawson, Friend of New Hall Mill and also of the blog has been in touch to ask if I’d continue to support the Mill’s activities this summer and of course, I’m delighted to do so.

Property in Walsall purchased for £1k!! 

24 Apr

At a recent family gathering my sister and I were talking about various sibling stuff when the conversation shifted to how she ended up at the property she resides at now.

Mylee Billingham, rest in peace 

24 Apr

Today, Tuesday 24th April 2018 the funeral of Mylee Billingham took place in Brownhills at St.

The continuing saga of the Saddlers Centre 

24 Apr

They say that politics is a dirty game and following recent events it’s easy to see why people might think that.

Today’s Buy To Let Deal – 2 Bed Terraced House, Essex Street, Walsall, WS2 – Yields 7.00% 

24 Apr

A traditional terraced house on the north side of the town.

New Centre Opening in Tipton 

23 Apr

Loving Hands, NTCOG Tipton, 2 Horseley Heath, DY4 7SA opens on Wednesday 25th April 11am-2pm Please go along if you have a Foodbank Voucher or if you would like to make a donation of food and toiletries.

Burger me 

23 Apr

Right people – it’s not often I’m moved to do this sort of thing but there’s a hoax spreading rapidly via Facebook at the moment and it’s gained such legs that I’ve been inundated with email about it – McDonalds HAVE NOT announced they...

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‘I Believe’ wins Best Musical/Animation at the Seattle Deaf Film Festival 

25 Apr

Back in January, we revealed that our music video I Believe, by Yolande Adams, had been selected to be screened at the 4th Seattle Deaf Film Festival and we’re delighted to say that we won the Best Musical/Animation award! Such great news for ...

Robert Goerman Reviews “The Slenderman Mysteries” 

25 Apr

An excellent new review from Robert Goerman of my recently published book, "The Slenderman Mystreries.

Kitchen Sink Printmaking the results 

25 Apr

Jain McKay 25 Apr

Deaffest 25 Apr

From 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law is changing and we need to inform you of how we are using and storing your data.

Free Data Management Workshops 

25 Apr

As we approach the date that General Data Protection Regulations (GDRP) come into place many organisations are keen to make sure that they have done enough to ensure they are compliant with the regulations.

Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2018 

25 Apr

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending.

Five reasons why I love our Sleepyhead Deluxe+ // Review 

25 Apr

We have been using our Sleepyhead Deluxe+ pod ever since Freddie was born back in early January.

Britax Römer Affinity 2 travel system // Review (2018) 

25 Apr

We are big fans of the Britax Römer brand having used a range of their pushchairs and car seats with...

Hi Geoffrey! 

25 Apr

It was a tall order when staff from a closing toy store delivered a giant giraffe mascot to his new home at Dudley Zoo.

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Central League: Hartlepool United 1 Walsall 5 

24 Apr

Ahead of this afternoon's match John Ward's mid-table Saddlers were most recently in action last week in a clash which saw a strong side defeat Grimsby Town by one-goal-to-nil as Ben Kendrick was on hand to give his side the lead mid-way through...

Fleetwood Town (A): Over 1,000 Saddlers Fans Will Make the Trip 

24 Apr

The Saddlers will take just over 1,000 fans to Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium as Dean Keates looks to steer his home side away from danger following a disappointing 2017/18 campaign which has seen the team struggle to find consistent form.

Northampton Town to Bring Over 1,400 Fans to Walsall This Weekend 

24 Apr

Northampton arrive at this weekend's match in twenty-second position, two points below the Saddlers and in dire need of a positive result as they look set to drop out of the third tier, despite adding plenty of strength to their squad during...

Adam Chambers: “There is No Room For Excuses” 

24 Apr

Chambers, who - if selected - will be making his forty-sixth appearance of the season as the Saddlers take on the Cobblers this weekend, admitted that the team can't feel sorry for themselves as they head into their final three games in search...

WIN Ruben Neves Merchandise from Art of Football 

24 Apr

When we look back on this mesmerising season in the years to come we’ll treasure so many moments, but perhaps few more so than that Ruben Neves wonder goal against Derby.

Fans Favourite On The Mend 

23 Apr

Fans Favourite On The Mend Vitalfootball:Walsall:23/04/2018 16:26:00 Fans favourite and player of the season contender gives his update on his injury...

Dean Keates: “It’s Still in Our Hands” 

23 Apr

The Saddlers are now one-point above the relegation zone and with just three games remaining are in desperate need of points and, with Oldham Athletic and Rochdale in action tomorrow, could find themselves in the bottom four before they return...

Out Of The Division – And Out Of Sight 

22 Apr

Within Touching Distance Of A Club Record Kenny Jackett on the cover of a match-day programme.

Dudley | Sandwell | Walsall | Wolverhampton


Gotronic Ltd Join Made in The Midlands. 

24 Apr

Gotronic ltd joins leading Midlands industry network Gotronic ltd are delighted to announce that we have joined the leading Midlands manufacturing and engineering membership group Made in the Midlands.

Burntwood house building firm launches new office as part of £35million expansion plans 

23 Apr

The launch of the new Cameron Homes office A Burntwood house building company has unveiled a new office as part of a £35million expansion.

Burntwood nursery business celebrates after receiving Queen’s Award 

21 Apr

A Burntwood-based nursery business has been given the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Kind Stourbridge lawyers launch fundraising initiative for Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

20 Apr

STAFF from a Stourbridge-based law firm have pledged their support to help Birmingham Children’s Hospital carry out its life-saving care.

Spotlight on Talent: Brett Groves 

18 Apr

“Brett is an enthusiastic new addition to our team.


18 Apr

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is offering a rare opportunity to learn more about high performance metrology solutions at a special event at Coventry's Manufacturing Technology Catapult Centre on May 23.

Training success as recruitment firm looks to managers of tomorrow 

17 Apr

A DUDLEY recruitment firm has extended its management training scheme to help future leaders rise through the ranks.

All British Precision Invests in new DMG Mori machines at Mach 

16 Apr

British manufacturing is alive and well...

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