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Corbyn Road: What voters want from politicians 

11 May

People on Corbyn Road in Dudley reveal their wish list in the run-up to the general election.

Fire rips through Wall Heath Hickory’s Smokehouse restaurant 

25 Aug

A severe fire rips through the thatched roof of a restaurant.

Dudley murder arrests after man’s body found 

12 Aug

Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in the Black Country.

Motorist makes lucky escape in Dudley crash 

11 Aug

A motorist makes a lucky escape after his car overturned and he was left trapped for half an hour.

Family’s tribute to crash death mum, 18 

22 Apr

The family of an 18-year-old mother killed in a crash in Stourbridge say she was a "beautiful, happy, smiley girl".

Link up tackles loneliness among the elderly 

8 Apr

According to Age UK more than a million older people in the UK go at least a month without talking to anyone.

‘Serious failures’ in child services 

5 Apr

"Serious and widespread failures" are identified in services for children and young people needing protection in Dudley.

DfE troubleshooter to assess whether to outsource Dudley children’s services 

5 Apr

The Department for Education has sent a troubleshooter into Dudley council to decide whether to strip it of control of children’s social care.

Children’s services rated ‘inadequate’ 

5 Apr

"Serious and widespread failures" are identified in services for children and young people needing protection in Dudley.

VIDEO: Hypnotherapy helps chicken nugget diet 

23 Mar

A Dudley teenager who lived on a diet of chicken nuggets, chips and white bread uses hypnotherapy to help...

VIDEO: Britain’s worst tourist attraction? 

16 Mar

The Dudley Eye has been branded "the worst tourist attraction in the UK" by some national newspapers.

Council leader defends ‘Dudley Eye’ 

16 Mar

Council leader Pete Lowe says criticism of the Dudley Eye big wheel is "absolute nonsense".

VIDEO: Huge 42ft rubbish pile being cleared 

13 Jan

Work to remove an illegal rubbish tip which has towered over homes in Brierley Hill for the last six years is under way.

Murder charge over flat body find 

4 Jan

A man is charged with murder after a man's body is found in a flat in Stourbridge.

Murder arrest after man found in flat 

2 Jan

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a 59-year-old man is found dead at a flat in Stourbridge.

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Sport »

Lions Tour Games on the BIG Screens 

26 May

We'll be showing all of the Lions' games at Stourton Park...

England vs Argentina on the BIG Screens 

26 May

Saturday 10th &17th June 2017 - 8:15pm Kick Offs...

Billy’s greatest assignment was to beat fears after ankle… 

24 May

ONLY the biggest stars in football got to put out their own books and only the luckiest youngsters woke on Christmas morning to find one in their stocking.

Dudley Dorothy’s Wimbledon magic secured two ladies titles 

24 May

NINETY years ago, tennis fans at a small tournament in Pwllheli, Wales, saw a 15-year-old Dudley girl play an experienced Wimbledon player.

Black Country boys who helped humble Puskas’ Honved outfit 

24 May

THREE Black Country lads played key roles in the most famous game in Wolves history.

St Andrews side of the 1960s…Are you on this photo? 

24 May

THIS picture of a schoolboy football team has been emailed to us by Geoff Alford of Merry Hill, Wolverhampton.

Fresh-faced footballers of 1910s 

24 May

WE turn the clock back over a hundred years with these football photographs that come to us from the Woodside History and Memory Group.

A good year for the Early Morning School men 

24 May

THIS is a fine old snap of more than a hundred years' vintage, but one which comes with very little information.

‘My hero Billy should have been first knight of football’ 

24 May

HE MAY have been gone very nearly twenty years now, but Wolves fans' affection for Billy Wright remains, undimmed by the passage of time.

The sweet taste of success 

24 May

THIS picture, kindly loaned to us by Valerie Bailey of Coseley, takes us back to the 1950s.

England cricketer pulled his dad from wrecked GPO van 

24 May

OVER the years we've featured more than a few traffic scrapes in our pages, but it's not very often a road prang leads to a meeting with a sporting celebrity.

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Comment »

River Stour Clean-up – Sunday 14th May 

1 May

River Stour clean-up event Date: Sunday14th May Time: 10.15 for 10.30 Place: Still to be decided Other dates: June 11th, July 16th, August 20th Please email Rosanne for further information  rosanneadams@yahoo.

Abortion rights and the wider struggle: a call to arms 

28 Jan

In this week of unfolding dystopia, there is a lot going on.

To my 7 year old daughter on the day of #Womensmarch 

21 Jan

To my lovely baby You belong to you.

Further Ed is vital for a healthy democracy: 5 fatal flaws need changing to let it flourish 

17 Jan

I trained to teach in FE in 2004 and since then have had the privilege of sharing the journeys of hundreds of learners as they progress through college and on to bright futures.

Fight austerity, don’t scapegoat migrants: Midlands trades unionists respond to Coyne 

2 Jan

On Monday 2nd January, Unite West Midlands official Gerard Coyne addressed a Birmingham group of supporters as part of his campaign to take the Unite leadership from Len McCluskey.

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Debate 

14 Dec

Margot James responds on behalf of the Government to a debate on corporate governance and social responsibility.

Business, Innovation and Skills Questions 

13 Dec

Margot James answers questions from MPs on subjects including the trends in the number of women on boards and support for the self-employed.

Retail Store Closure: Boxing Day 

13 Dec

Margot James responds to a Parliamentary debate resulting from an e-Petition on closure of retail stores on Boxing Day.

Transforming the Food System – A public talk and short film 

8 Dec

Transforming the Food System – A public talk and short film You are warmly invited to an evening on ‘Transforming the Food System’.

Scottish Questions 

24 Nov

Margot James answers MPs’ questions relating the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in Scotland.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Questions 

9 Nov

Margot James answers MPs’ questions in relation to counterfeit and substandard electrical goods, carbon monoxide alarms and opportunities for the development of small businesses.

Margot James responds to debate on workplace internships 

4 Nov

Margot James responds on behalf of the Government to the Second Reading of a Private Member’s Bill to ensure all workplace internships are paid the National Minimum Wage.

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Features »

Love DZG! 

27 May

It’s Love Your Zoo Week and we’re encouraging visitors to love DZG as much as we do! Throughout half term we’ll be running lots of love-themed activities to help spread the message about our conservation, education and research work with some ...

A deluxe donation 

26 May

Some of DZG’s tiniest native critters have a new deluxe home, thanks to talented members of a Dudley charity.

Centenary commemoration for Coseley Victoria Cross hero 

25 May

THE NUMBER 839 is an inauspicious one.

Throwback Thursday 

25 May

We’re dipping back into DZG’s archives today and returning to the beginning, 80 years ago… It was Monday, May 17 1937 and was the first bank holiday after DZG’s opening and we were once again making headlines when 250,000 visitors flocked to ...

CaK Full Disk – 24th May 

24 May

Despite heading on a journey towards solar minima the suns current geoffective face is quite busy, with bands of activity either side of the solar equator.

AR12659 in Ha – 24th May 

24 May

Despite being small, this active region had an interesting amount going on, the single spot was visible faintly on the photosphere, while its bipolar counterpart was seen as a small flaring region.

AR12658 in Ha – 24th May 

24 May

This image of this small active region reveals the photospheric ghost of the sunspot that was once prominent.

Twisting Plage – 24th May 

24 May

These images of twisted solar plasma are regions of plage, that, in calcium light would show up as white areas on the suns disk.

May Day is still marked 

24 May

Just read the article by Vanessa Scott in Bugle 1289 about the celebrating of May Day.

Eva was able to identify herself in photograph 

24 May

As outlined in my previous letter (on page 9 of last week's edition) on Easter Sunday 2017, Eva Wixon (nee Cox) returned to her childhood church, All Saints' in Sedgley, to attend Evensong.

George makes the cut! 

24 May

A new apprentice member of staff is making the cut as part of our gardening team.

Brand new musical staged at Stourbridge Town Hall 

23 May

POPULAR musicals and the light operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan have long been the staple fare of amateur operatic groups but occasionally they have staged new and original productions.

A very special baby! 

23 May

We’ve got exciting news as we’ve had the first rare black lemur birth at DZG in over a decade.

Archie Hill remembered: Black Country tale of childhood is… 

22 May

IN 1973, Archie Hill's first book was published and was acclaimed in The Sunday Times as 'a work that throbs with vitality, colour and meaning'.

Sunspot Genesis – 21st May 

22 May

It was very clear when I setup and observed on Sunday morning that there was an emerging flux region.

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Business »

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...

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...

Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station 

22 May

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience...

Brierley Hill tax expert picks up finance award 

22 May

A TAX expert at a Brierley Hill law firm was “surprised but honoured” to pick up the finance prize at the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards.

Cadbury wins latest trademark battle with Nestlé 

17 May

Swiss group has tried to protect the distinctive shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar but fails in the Court of Appeal...

Council IT supplier Service Birmingham to be wound up to save taxpayers’ money 

17 May

Controversial joint-venture company dissolved by 2018 and 200 staff moved back to the city council...

Victory for Birmingham colleges as Government performs u-turn over apprenticeship funding 

17 May

City politicians and colleges win their battle to get funding for Birmingham colleges to provide apprenticeships...

Jewellery Quarter creative space and JLR factory win RIBA Awards 

16 May

Annual ceremony which recognises exceptional architecture unveils the top projects in the West Midlands...

First tenant signs up to multi-million Kingswinford business development 

15 May

THE first tenant has signed up to a multi-million pound speculative business development in Kingswinford.

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...

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999 »

Stay ‘wheely’ safe! 

19 Oct

Cyclists are invited to a free event dedicated to safety on two wheels, being held at Brierley Hill community fire station.

International rescue! 

4 Jun

Six West Midlands firefighters are heading to Germany this Sunday, to take part in an international extrication challenge. 

17 Apr


Industrial Action 

18 Feb

Update issued at 12.10pm Wednesday 25 February Since the 24-hour strike by firefighters started at 7am today, we have attended two incidents: 07:30 Sutton Coldfield: false alarm 11:27 Aston: false alarm We have 23 fire engines, one Brigade...

Appeal after man attacked in West Bromwich 

11 Feb

Appeal after man attacked in West Bromwich Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a man waiting for a bus in West Bromwich.


6 Feb

West Midlands firefighters are set to wage ‘pancake war’ on Monday 16 February, when crews from various Black Country stations will battle it out for the title of ‘fastest flipper’! The brigade’s Black Country South partnerships team has ...

Forgotten victims of domestic abuse 

9 Dec

For most children Christmas means fun, presents and Santa, but for some, the festive period means…...

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LocalGov »

Walk way off Yorke Avenue leading to Hawbush Road over grown.., 26th May 

26 May

This is becoming a regular problem there is an alley, in yorke avenue between Nos 31 and 33 that is way over grown everything needs cutting right back this would also help with safety as at night its very dark and fly tipping,,,,,, Nearest ...

1 foot wide trench, 26th May 

26 May

There is a 1 foot wide trench running across the road from kerb to kerb.

4 foot pothole, 26th May 

26 May

Another massive pothole has reappeared About 4 foot long x 1 foot wide and more than 4 inches deep.

Cashless Parking Statistics 

26 May

Response by Dudley Council to Krishna Bholah on 26 May 2017 .

Cashless Parking Statistics 

26 May

Request sent to Dudley Council by Krishna Bholah on 26 May 2017 .

Adoption Allowance 

25 May

Response by Dudley Council to A.

Council’s Housing Related Support services. 

25 May

Response by Dudley Council to Charlotte Bradley on 25 May 2017 .

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    Dudley Zoological Gardens, Dudley, West Midlands.

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