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Dudley firm doubles manufacturing space 

22 Mar

A DUDLEY manufacturer has expanded and bought new machinery to increase productivity thanks to a £250,000 financial package from Lloyds Bank.


Truckman targets European market growth 

22 Mar

DUDLEY firm Truckman is aiming to boost its export activities, with a particular focus on the Northern European market.


MPs condemn the BBC’s ‘unfair’ and ‘pessimistic’ coverage of Brexit 

21 Mar

Black Country MP Tom Watson demands that Theresa May speak out to defend the BBC, after a group of 72 MPs attack its Brexit coverage...


This new Black Country factory turns sanitary towels into fuel 

20 Mar

Patented process is aiming to prevent millions of hygiene products such as tampons and nappies ending up in landfill where they take up to 500 years to decompose...


£1bn Black Country manufacturing strategy looks to lure investors 

17 Mar

Investment opportunities in a ground breaking High Value Manufacturing City development have been highlighted by the Black Country LEP at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


600-homes plan for Wolverhampton’s Canalside 

17 Mar

The canalside regeneration of Wolverhampton has been laid out to potential investors at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


LEGO artist brings Brick Wonders to Wolverhampton 

16 Mar

LEGO lovers of all ages are in for a treat this spring as artist, Warren Elsmore\'s major exhibition is coming to Wolverhampton Art Gallery.


Four new promotions make it a ‘family affair’ for Talbots Law 

16 Mar

A SOLICITOR’S firm which has a branches in Wyre Forest and the Black Country has strengthened its family law department with the promotion of four senior lawyers.


Wolverhampton’s academic revolution centre stage at MIPIM 

16 Mar

The academic revolution being planned for Wolverhampton is taking centre stage at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Wolverhampton out to charm MIPIM investors with Westside story 

15 Mar

Wolverhampton Council has continued its attempt to lure investment into the city by highlighting the new £55m Westside development to visitors to the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Photographic firm exposes itself to growth after new funding deal 

15 Mar

A Black Country photographic business is set to expand after securing a new funding deal.


Dunwood Travel to hold open day at new Dudley depot 

15 Mar

DUNWOOD Travel have relocated and now have a new coach depot and open plan office in Peartree Lane, Dudley.


Award winning architect announced for city’s flagship development 

14 Mar

City of Wolverhampton Council is hoping to lure investors at the annual MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes to check out some of the opportunities that exist in the Black Country.


Property company makes significant investment in Birmingham’s Southside 

14 Mar

Black Country-based property investment company LCP has expanded its portfolio with a new acquisition in Birmingham city centre.


Hat-trick of lettings for Black Country industrial estate 

14 Mar

A West Bromwich industrial magnet is proving a magnet to new business after securing a hat-trick of lettings since the start of the year.


Black Country dubbed ‘Greater Birmingham’ to lure investors at Cannes event 

14 Mar

Council bosses and business leaders from the Black Country will try to drum up billions of pounds of investment under the banner of ‘Greater Birmingham’ this week.


Traffic Alert: Multi-vehicle accident gridlocks M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar

All lanes are reported to be temporarily blocked on the M6 southbound between junction 7 (Great Barr) and 6 (A38/Birmingham city centre) following a multi-vehicle collision.


West Bromwich Albion pub saved 

13 Mar

The Hawthorns is popular with fans on match days but new owner urges fans to support the pub otherwise it will not survive...


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Blogs

LONDON ATTACK: six tweets that show how the public sector comms stepped-up 

23 Mar

When a terror attack struck London the people who ran towards it were members of the public sector.


Lonliness – some help 

23 Mar

Over 70% of older people are lonely according to research published by the over 50s site gransnet .


New Invention Community come together to create a HIVE of activity 

23 Mar

Back in October last year Walsall Council had only sufficient funding to keep one library open and that was the Central Library next to the Council House in Walsall town centre thanks to continuing austerity measures from Mrs May’s Tories at ...


Stationary travellers 

23 Mar

There is a good deal of concern at the moment in Brownhills West about a planning consultation currently being undertaken by Cannock Chase District Council, regarding many aspects of local development, but in this case about future provision for ...


Emma offers her condolences to all those affected by the terrible events in Westminster 

23 Mar

Yesterday we witnessed a terrible event in Westminster, one that must have been extremely distressing to those in the immediate area.


There’s going to be a jailbreak… 

23 Mar

Hey folks - you all know that here on the blog I'm very keen to support charities, particularly ones working so hard to combat cancer and support those enduring it's effects.


Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 2 Bed Terraced House, Upper Forster Street, Walsall, WS2. With Yields Of 6.00%. 

22 Mar

A two bedroom terraced house literally a stone’s throw from the town centre of Walsall, WS2.


Emma appears on the BBC’s Inside Out Programme about homelessness and its effect on children 

22 Mar

On 20 March, Emma appeared on the BBC’s Inside Out programme to talk about the impact of homelessness on children and how it is impacting on children.


Models at the museum – a great event happening this Sunday 

22 Mar

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have a 'Models at the Museum' event this Sunday, 26th March 2017 -It starts at 10:00am and should be just the thing for modellers, transport enthusiasts, petrol heads and ...


The Amazing Disappearing Khatun! 

21 Mar

This is a strange tale even by "Sadwell" standards.


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Blogs

An extra hour to enjoy DZG! 

24 Mar

Visitors have extra time to see their favourite DZG animals as we’ve reverted to summer hours.


Open Wide Please Sir! 

24 Mar

Yesterday afternoon Nigel paid his first visit to our new Evesham dentist …… …..


Ha Full Disk – 23rd March 

23 Mar

Weather conditions were far from perfect with some haze with the sun low in the sky, but with the lack of decent weather so far this year I was not giving up on the chance to observe our star.


Event 264 – 18 March 2017 

23 Mar

This week's Hi-viz heroes: If you can help us out by volunteering in future weeks, please get in touch.


CaK Full Disk With A Spot – 23rd March 

23 Mar

The full disk is still quiet, even in CaK light, but on the eastern limb a new sunspot rounded the limb; it is small and rather inactive looking, but nice to have a feature on our star.


D-PAN Presentation by Sean Forbes 

23 Mar

Deaf Performing Arts Network presentation by Sean Forbes Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 Location: Studio Cinema, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT Times: 11.30am – 12.30pm Who is Sean Forbes? He’s from Detroit, he’s a musician, an ...


High-Strangeness in Defiance, Ohio 

23 Mar

My two latest articles at Mysterious Universe have a connection: the location.


OKA VANGA 

23 Mar

CD Review Dance of the Copper Trail One remarkable thing about the music of Oka Vanga is that it’s not like listening to an album, it’s more akin to reading a book because Angela Meyer and William Cox are such good storytellers.


Wajibkah Parpol Dikukuhkan menjadi PKP? 

23 Mar

Berbeda denga Pajak Penghasilan (PPh), pengenaan kewajiban PPN ditentukan oleh faktor objektif.


Vinci UK Foundation – Deadline: 31st March 2017 

23 Mar

VINCI recognises that its sustainable economic success is linked to an ambitious social commitment.


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Sport

Da kyar ne Sakho ya sake buga wasa a kakar bana 

23 Mar

Da wuya idan dan kwallon West Ham United, Diafra Sakho zai dawo buga wa kungiyar wasanni a bana, bayan da yake yin jinyar raunin da ya yi a bayansa tun cikin Nuwamba.


WALSALL FC: Southend United defeat leaves Saddlers boss using… 

23 Mar

SADDLERS boss Jon Whitney is using Walsall's spring break to get a head start on his squad-building for next season.


VIDEO | Injury Update from Walsall Manager Jon Whitney 

23 Mar

As the majority of the Saddlers squad enjoy an international break, Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to Press Officer Ashley Wilkinson and provided a brief update on the injury status of Eoghan O'Connell, Erhun Oztumer, Florent Cuvelier...


Olsson Leaves West Brom For Sweden 

23 Mar

Olsson Leaves West Brom For Sweden Vitalfootball:WBA:23/03/2017 16:35:00 West Bromwich Albion have today confirmed that centre half Jonas Olsson has mutually terminated his contract to take up an offer with Swedish side Djurgarden IF.


Matt Maher’s Wolves update – March 23 

23 Mar

Matt Maher gives his latest Wolves update .


Nathan Judah’s West Brom update – March 23 

23 Mar

Nathan Judah gives his latest West Brom update.


Joe Masi’s Walsall update – March 23 

23 Mar

Joe Masi gives his latest Walsall update...


HIGHLIGHTS | Leamington 2 Walsall 1 

23 Mar

Here are the highlights from Tuesday evening's Birmingham Senior Cup Semi-Final clash between John Ward's Walsall Development side and Leamington.


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Business

Dudley firm doubles manufacturing space 

22 Mar

A DUDLEY manufacturer has expanded and bought new machinery to increase productivity thanks to a £250,000 financial package from Lloyds Bank.


We need inquiry into council’s Lidl plan mistake says MP 

22 Mar

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe wants inquiry to prevent repeat of error in which wrong advice was given to planning committee leading to permission being granted for controversial Lidl store...


Truckman targets European market growth 

22 Mar

DUDLEY firm Truckman is aiming to boost its export activities, with a particular focus on the Northern European market.


Agencies aim to attract business to multi-million pound Kingswinford development 

21 Mar

COMMERCIAL property investment company LCP has appointed two West Midland agencies to help attract businesses to its multi-million pound speculative development in Kingswinford.


Birmingham colleges snubbed in new apprenticeship push 

20 Mar

Trio of colleges fail to make new key government register which will connect employers with training providers running schemes for apprentices...


WMG and NatWest to host innovation-themed manufacturing event 

20 Mar

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has teamed up with its business partner, NatWest, to host a special manufacturing event at the bank's prestigious Manufacturing Hub located at Wolverhampton Business Park on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 11...


Aston University leads the way in degree apprenticeships 

20 Mar

Aston University identified as a leader in degree apprenticeshipsAston University first in country to offer degree apprenticeship programmesFirst degree apprentices will graduate from Aston University in July 2017Aston University has been ...


£1bn Black Country manufacturing strategy looks to lure investors 

17 Mar

Investment opportunities in a ground breaking High Value Manufacturing City development have been highlighted by the Black Country LEP at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


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