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Dudley firm launches new ‘Wire Finder’ app 

26 Jun

A DUDLEY-based supplier of wire in ‘high performance alloys’ has launched a new ‘app’ to help its global customer base find the right material for their applications.


£200 million Black Country Metro line will create jobs, growth and business in the area 

20 Jun

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street delivers Brierley Hill to Wednesbury line business case to Transport Secretary...


Enterprise turn to Truckman for major fleet project 

16 Jun

A DUDLEY firm has secured a significant project from national vehicle hire specialists Enterprise to supply almost 200 hardtops for its fleet of pick-up trucks.


Black Country Living Museum given green light to create retro town in £10 million expansion plan 

15 Jun

The ambitious project has been given the green light thanks to lottery funding...


Black Country manufacturer plans £3m HQ renovation 

14 Jun

Assa Abloy to introduce host of changes and improvements to its UK headquarters in Willenhall...


Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home 

12 Jun

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre...


Black Country office block sold for £1.45m 

7 Jun

Developer plans to convert West Bromwich building into flats...


Double awards joy for Cradley Heath’s Amvar Handling Solutions 

6 Jun

A CRADLEY Heath firm has scooped two top awards.


Black Country manufacturer secures £12m funding package 

5 Jun

Rimstock will use the capital injection to build a new factory at its base in West Bromwich...


Hundreds of jobs lost at 2 Sisters plant 

5 Jun

Food and poultry group confirms closure of processing factory in the Black Country...


Next is opening one of its biggest ever stores at Merry Hill 

1 Jun

High street fashion brand is planning to open in the former Sainsbury's supermarket store at the Dudley retail hub...


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.


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Blogs

Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 2 Bed Terraced House, Redhouse Street, Walsall, WS1. With Yields Of 5.70%. 

26 Jun

  A traditional two bedroom terraced house in the Palfrey area, Walsall, and a popular one for rentals.


Memories of the Station Hotel: A great couple of hours with lovely people 

25 Jun

One lost local pub that always generates warm memories and lively conversations is the Station Hotel, which was a somewhat notorious pub that stood about where Aldi is today at the Miner end of Brownhills High Street.


A tug of war, a railway themed restaurant and a Victorian day – great memories from the Clayhanger Kid 

25 Jun

Friend of the blog, community activist and Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer has recently shared three remarkable image of recent historical interest in the Brownhills and Clayhanger area.


Brownhills Community Association AGM this Monday 

25 Jun

ssociation have been in touch, asking me if I'd share the fact that their Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place this Monday, 26th June 2017 at 6:30pm.


Come to Clayhanger Summer Fair now! 

25 Jun

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Fantastic live music at The Chase Inn this evening! 

24 Jun

The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills goes from strength to strength - there's not only great ale and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, but great live music most weekends, too - and there's a great act on this weekend.


Gearing up for the new season at Walsall Wood FC! 

24 Jun

Nice to see Walsall Wood FC are gearing up for the new season with a host of great new signings, a refreshed management team and a whole host of great stuff to come, both in terms of local football and activity within the community.


Police launch murder investigation following Aldridge stabbing 

24 Jun

I'm shocked and saddened to share the news with readers that last night Friday, 23rd June 2017, there was a fatal stabbing in Aldridge town centre as a result of which a 26 year old man lost his life.


Have you seen this puss lost from Shire Oak? 

24 Jun

Reader Rebecca Hearsey has contacted me to say she's searching for her cat (pictured) who's gone missing from Shire Oak, after failing to return home yesterday.


2017 Aldridge Fayre – on today! 

24 Jun

Just a quick note to point out that today (Saturday, 24th June 2017) is Aldridge Fayre with fun and entertainment for all the family - and with free entry and car parking, what's not to love? Continue reading...


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Blogs

Ghost moves on 

27 Jun

We’ve waved goodbye to our alpha male reindeer, Ghost, who’s moved to another collection.


Limited Edition Toblerones 

27 Jun

So …….


The Slenderman Mysteries: February 2018 

26 Jun

Coming from me in February 2018: The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes To Life .


Looking for some replacement office furniture? 

26 Jun

SCVO has been contacted by a local company that has office furniture to dispose of following a liquidation.


Summer Bounce Community Sports Day 

26 Jun

For full details visit:  http://www.


Helpers Alert!! Arts Volunteers Needed for Events Throughout July, In Smethwick, Bearwood And Wolverhampton 

26 Jun

If you could give us a hand on one or more days we would really enjoy your company, and you’ll get to see some exciting arts events and meet interesting people.


Fundraising Regulator Looks at Widening Levy or Moving It to Statutory Basis 

26 Jun

The Fundraising Regulator has said it has to make changes to its fundraising levy after it failed to raise enough money in the first round – including making contributing to the levy a statutory requirement.


Take a trip down memory lane to Woodside shops 

26 Jun

THE Woodside Memory and History Group are just one of the many local societies that have done so much in recent years to preserve and record the distinctive history of the Black Country.


Summer Flowers 

26 Jun

It time for a new challenge at Make my Monday.


A unique mara! 

26 Jun

We’ve had another mara born and this one is quite unique.


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Sport

Defence taking shape 

26 Jun

Defence taking shape Vitalfootball:Walsall:26/06/2017 20:14:00 Nicky Devlin today joined to become Jon Whitney's fourth summer signing...


First day back 

26 Jun

Well, if everyone is going back to today I guess I’d better pull my finger out too.


Walsall sign Ayr right-back Devlin 

26 Jun

Walsall sign Scottish right-back Nicky Devlin following his decision to turn down a new deal with Ayr United.


Devlin Keen to Make an Instant Impact 

26 Jun

Following the news that he'd put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal, summer signing Nicky Devlin, who rejected terms with Ayr United in favour of a move to the Saddlers, has spoken to club journalists and discussed his delight as he begins a new...


Walsall Sign Ayr United Defender Nicky Devlin 

26 Jun

Walsall Football Club have completed another summer signing as 23-year-old Ayr United defender Nicky Devlin joins on a two-year-deal, subject to international clearance.


James O’Connor is Keen to Get Back Underway 

26 Jun

Walsall defender James O'Connor, who along with his teammates has returned to pre-season training, has spoken to club journalists and discussed his happiness as he can get back into the day-to-day routine.


Jed Wallace: Millwall sign Wolves midfielder for undisclosed fee 

26 Jun

Millwall sign midfielder Jed Wallace for an undisclosed fee from Championship rivals Wolves on a three-year deal.


Whitney Confirms Interest in West Ham United Midfielder 

26 Jun

As his the majority of his squad returns to pre-season training, Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press and confirmed his interest in re-signing West Ham United midfielder George Dobson, who enjoyed a season-long spell with...


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Business

Dudley firm launches new ‘Wire Finder’ app 

26 Jun

A DUDLEY-based supplier of wire in ‘high performance alloys’ has launched a new ‘app’ to help its global customer base find the right material for their applications.


Region must feel the economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

23 Jun

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says it is essential that businesses in Lichfield feel the economic benefit of HS2.


New Hilton hotel at Birmingham Airport to assembled like a Lego set 

21 Jun

Hotel rooms to be built in China and shipped over for assembly on site...


Top posts in June: Linecross Composites & Newby Foundries – USA interest & a visitor from Kazakhstan 

21 Jun

It is interesting to see these 2013 posts attracting attention and an unprecedented number of visitors from the United States – three times as many as from the UK, which usually heads the list.


M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...


£200 million Black Country Metro line will create jobs, growth and business in the area 

20 Jun

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street delivers Brierley Hill to Wednesbury line business case to Transport Secretary...


Team of Burntwood builders beat fundraising target after completing charity trek event 

20 Jun

Staff at a Burntwood building firm have beaten their fundraising target after taking on a trekking challenge.


Worker dies at Jaguar Land Rover plant 

19 Jun

A spokesperson for the car giant said it was deeply saddened by the incident...


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