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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...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


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Blogs

Full of love for Mr. Fullelove 

22 Apr

Images Kindly supplied by Brian Stringer via the young David Evans.


Woodmen outpace Racing Club Warwick to win the league! 

22 Apr

Images and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans It’s time for a mega football roundup – the young David Evans, Simon, Russell and co have been very hard at work reporting on the bewildering  and packed schedule of matches home and ...


Join the Scouts for their St. George’s Day parade this Sunday! 

21 Apr

With the good weather and St.


The Loft Youth Club 

21 Apr

Frank F Harrison Community Association has opened a new youth club based on new Invention Square (above Greggs shop) providing a safe fun environment for young people aged 9-15 on a Thursday evening.


St. George’s Day bash at Walsall Wood today! 

21 Apr

With the local Remembrance appeals in mind, I thought I’d advertise this event today (Saturday 21st April 2018): a great St George’s day party at Walsall Wood Football Club hosted by the Bard of Brownhills himself, Ian Neville.


Lion Farm – Gavan Breaks Ranks (+ Farewell Dicky!) 

21 Apr

Cllr Bill Gavan is up for election in May.


Woodmen play Racing Club Warwick at Chasetown this afternoon! 

21 Apr

Saturday 21st April 2018 Walsall Wood FC v Racing Club Warwick FC Home match rearranged to be at Chasetown FC to  accommodate  Walsall Wood FC’s St.


Urgent! Please look out for this minibus stolen from Aldridge! 

20 Apr

Images supplied by Barry Carpenter.


Valerie Welcomes Students Walsall E-Act Academy 

20 Apr

I was delighted to welcome students from Walsall E-Act Academy to Parliament on 19 April 2018.


A great disco in aid of a wonderful local charity on tonight! 

20 Apr

Just a quick note to point this event out that’s happening this evening (Friday, 20th April 2018) over in Cheslyn Hay that friend of the blog Stephen Hill has let me know about.


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Blogs

Ha Full Disk – 22nd April 

22 Apr

If you take a look back at my recent full disks with the Lunt 50 there is a distinct haze and softness to the images.


AR12706 in Ha – 20th April 

22 Apr

As we head towards solar minimum activity on our star will get less and less, so it was a pleasant surprise earlier in the week to have both good weather here in the UK and also an active region rounding the suns eastern limb.


CaK Sun – 20th April 

22 Apr

A quick whizz overview of the sun from Friday 20th April.


Ha Full Disks 20th April 

22 Apr

I was able to get home early after work on friday, and seeing as the sun was shining I decided to grab some solar images.


Craft Social Night Update 

22 Apr

Hi members, we’ve added the details of our social night this week along with a list of people contributing to the buffet on the members page.


An Evening of Basket Meals Copy 

22 Apr

As well as our community and fundraising events our members enjoy a pretty active social calendar too.


Happy Earth Day! 

22 Apr

It’s Earth Day and here at DZG we’re always looking at ways of doing things that don’t cost the earth! As the international awareness day celebrates the planet and focuses on the environmental issues it faces, our animals got to grips with ...


Nigel Does China Town & Little Italy 

22 Apr

Nigel tells us that he has now “done” China Town.


Tackling Litter on King George V Playing Fields Copy 

21 Apr

Despite the wet ground and persistent light rain we had a great turnout for our litter collection on Bloxwich’s King George V Playing Fields on March 31.


Shape and Structure exhibition 

21 Apr

Our exhibition "Shape and Structure" is currently being held at the Red House Glass Cone (until the 13th May).


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Sport

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.


Spirited Saddlers Lose Again – Strikers Are An Embarrassment 

22 Apr

Spirited Saddlers Lose Again - Strikers Are An Embarrassment Vitalfootball:Walsall:22/04/2018 12:25:00 Highlights of yesterday's defeat to Scunthorpe as we edge closer to the relegation places...


Bolton Wanderers 0 Wolves 4 

21 Apr

Old gold, soaked in sunshine, securing the trophy that Stan Cullis made his own – at the home of an old nemesis.


Audio: Keates Frustrated as Walsall Slip to Narrow Defeat 

21 Apr

The Saddlers slipped to defeat thanks to Ryan Yates' second-half header.


Match Report: Scunthorpe United 1 Walsall 0 

21 Apr

The Saddlers were in desperate need of three points heading into this afternoon's clash with the Play-Off placed Iron, especially with the match coming off the back of a disappointing defeat to AFC Wimbledon, which saw Dean Keates's side concede...


Youth Alliance: Walsall 5 Shrewsbury Town 0 

21 Apr

Graham Biggs' Saddlers arrived at this morning's match on the back of an encouraging victory over mid-table Preston North End, as goals from Dylan Parker and Ethan Freemantle saw the youngsters secure three much-needed points after a spell ...


Dean Keates: Consistency the Key to Saddlers Survival 

21 Apr

Walsall-born Keates, who is set to take charge of just his sixth game as Saddlers boss, believes that the club has what it takes to beat the drop but will need to quickly find form as they have just four games remaining.


Massive Weekend Ahead In League 1 Survival Race 

20 Apr

Massive Weekend Ahead In League 1 Survival Race Vitalfootball:Walsall:20/04/2018 17:37:00 We look ahead to this weekends fixtures and the next few weeks in our battle for survival.


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Business

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.


HEXAGON HOSTS HIGH PERFORMANCE METROLOGY EVENT 

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...


MIM launches new Ambassador award 

12 Apr

Made in the Midlands is widely recognised as the leading industry support group in the region, representing more than 400 of the Midlands’ top manufacturing businesses.


WMG hosting automation and digital manufacturing themed events at Black Country Business Festival 2018 

12 Apr

The WMG SME Group is pleased to be hosting two events at this year’s inaugural Black Country Business Festival, which takes place at various locations across the region from 23rd April to 4th May 2018.


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