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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.

Two die as car crashes into wall 

24 Dec

Two men are killed as a car crashes into a wall in Brierley Hill.

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Sport »

Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

7 Dec

Premier DivisionAreley Kings P Darby End AthleticGrange Athletic P Namaste TigersNetherton Colts Sen 2-3 Harriers TrustWaterfall P Stourport SwiftsStation Inn FreeDivision 1Brit Wollaston 1-1 Stourbridge AthleticRedman 9-1 Bewdley ArchesSporting...

Warley & DistrictSunday League 

7 Dec

APD Challenge CupPreliminary Round 3Britannia Inn 3--11 AFC CambridgeThree D FC 3--4 JinglersOldbury Cottage 6--4 Snooks FCLangley Gold 7--3 Academy Boys A.

Vixens knocked off top spot. 

4 Dec

A spirited team performance.

1st team match v Shawbury rearranged 

3 Dec

Weather permitting the MFL Premier Division fixture against Shawbury Utd will be played at home on Tuesday 6th December, kick off 7.45pm...

What’s Your #CupStory ? 

1 Dec

The Emirates FA Cup celebrates the fans' Cup adventures with Second Round Giveaway...

Club Shop News – Northampton Match Badge Available Sunday 

30 Nov

A commemorative badge has been produced to celebrate Sunday's F A Cup 2nd Round tie with Northampton Town and is available for £3.

T.A.G.B. MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIPS Arena Sports – Sunday 22nd January 2017 

30 Nov


Training and Touch Rugby CANCELLED tonight 

30 Nov

Wednesday 30th November 2016...

Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

30 Nov

PremierAreley Kings 1-7 Woodside UnitedDarby End Athletic 2-1 Namaste TigersDudley Sports 2-1 Netherton Colts SeniorsDivision 1Alveley Sports 2-0 Waggon HorsesBewdley Arches 3-4 Wyre ForestSporting Club 2-5 Wordsley AFCStourbridge Athletic...

Warley & DistrictSunday League 

30 Nov

PremierOakham Utd 3--5 OJMGSA FC 2--1 Ivy BushReillys 0--1 Crosswells AthDivision 1Oldbury Cottage 0--5 Sporting DudleyAcademy Boys 8--2 Tividale WonderDivision 2Haden Cross 1--4 Cradley SportsNetherton Rangers 1--2 George WarleyNetherton Crown...

Stourbridge v Northampton – Matchday Arrangements 

29 Nov

The following arrangements will be in place for this Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Northampton Town at the War Memorial Ground.

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Comment »

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.

Margot James responds to a debate on the national living wage 

3 Nov

Margot James responds to a debate on the national living wage which has brought immense benefits and seen wages for the low paid rise more than twice as much as those on average or higher pay around the country.

MP’s Stourbridge Careers Evening less than 2 weeks away 

1 Nov

Local MP and Business Minister Margot James will be hosting her next ‘Aspirations Event’, a Careers Evening, on Friday 11th November at the Glasshouse College in Stourbridge.

Margot James responds to BHS debate 

20 Oct

Margot James responds to a Parliamentary Backbench Business Committee debate on the governance of British Home Stores.

Halloween happenings at Dudley Castle 

20 Oct

Chance to witness ghostly goings on at haunted venue.

Chef Evans, due process, and equality fights 

15 Oct

***Content warning – may be triggering in relation to sexual assault and rape*** I wanted to write something briefly on this in solidarity with the opening up of pain and frustration I have seen from lots and lots of women I admire and value and ...

MP announces 2016 Careers Evening 

10 Oct

Local MP and Business Minister Margot James is hosting her next Aspirations Event, a Careers Evening, on Friday 11th November at the Glasshouse College in Stourbridge.

Leave Means Leave, but only if Donald Trump Wins 

25 Sep

This site has not hidden the notion we DO NOT trust Theresa May's government to get the best deal for the British in our exit negotiations, the reasons are simple, she is a strong remain MP, she loves Europe, worst of all she refuses to introduce any...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Questions 

14 Sep

Margot James answers MPs’ questions in relation to white goods product recall and employment protections.

Faulty Tumble Dryers (Fire Risk) Debate 

13 Sep

Margot James responds on behalf of the Government to an adjournment debate on fire risk of faulty tumble dryers.

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Features »

What happened to Five Ways pub? 

7 Dec

I HOPE you can help me, my wife and I now live in the south of England, but when we lived in Walsall we sometimes used to go to a pub in Lower Gornal.

Remembering loved ones with Dudley Christmas decorations 

6 Dec

ON THE run up to Dudley town centre's Christmas Fayre people can buy charity Christmas memory wish tags to hang on the town's tree.

Win festive grotto goodies! 

6 Dec

Visitors to our Winter Wonderland grotto are urged not to forget to enter the Christmas competition to win some festive goodies from our Safari Shop.

P-p-pick your own penguin! 

5 Dec

We’re offering DZG supporters the unique chance to adopt and name one of our Humboldt penguins! We’ve had great success with our colony since we started it off in 1991, with just five hand-reareds and now have a headcount of 85 – one of the ...

CaK Full Disk – 4th Decmeber 

4 Dec

The sun was low in the sky this afternoon, and was a waiting game for it to pass between the gaps in the trees so that I could image it.

Ha Full Disk – 4th December 

4 Dec

The sun really is low now as we're only just over 2 weeks away from the winter solstice, where, for observers in the northern hemisphere the sun is at it's lowest in the sky.

A fascinating keeper day! 

4 Dec

Two animal lovers from Stoke-on-Trent had a fascinating day learning about some of the rarest animals in the world when they became zoo keepers for the day.

Another rare snap of Dudley Co-op firemen 

3 Dec

THE 'time capsule' which was recently opened at a Dudley factory has certainly captured the imagination of Bugle readers.

Percy porcupine arrives 

3 Dec

We’re hoping to hear the pitter patter of tiny porcupine feet after welcoming a male to DZG.

TripAdvisor thanks! 

2 Dec

We’ve been awarded a TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence thanks to great feedback from visitors.

Paper Piecing 

1 Dec

Gone Fishing Spot of Golf I made these a couple of days ago when I went and had a crafty evening with a friend.

The Dudley, Caving and Cakes – Episode 3 

1 Dec

How is Chunky going to get out of last weeks predicament? Who's going to end up in trouble this week? Watch episode 3 to find out.

Stourbridge high street in the 1950s 

1 Dec

INDEED let us be frank about it most of our people have never had it so good.

Santa arrives at DZG! 

1 Dec

Christmas magic is in the air as we officially open Santa’s grotto today! Throughout the last few weeks, Mrs Claus – pictured above – and her elves have been busy transforming the 11th century Dudley Castle in the heart of the zoological ...

Thanks for the tools! 

30 Nov

We’re saying a HUGE thank you to a generous Lichfield-based business, who has donated thousands of pounds’ worth of tools and equipment to DZG.

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Business »

Aldi strikes back with fresh plans for controversial new Birmingham store 

6 Dec

The German supermarket has revised its designs for a shop off Queslett Road in Great Barr after suffering a setback during the summer...

HS2 depot site sold by St Modwen 

6 Dec

50-acre plot in north Birmingham acquired by the Government to house a new rolling stock maintenance depot...

Is F-Pace proving too hot for Land Rover? 

5 Dec

LAND ROVER has seen a near 20% dip in vehicle sales in the UK, according to new figures.

St. Modwen confirms strong interest in London project 

5 Dec

BIRMINGHAM regeneration specialist St.

Birmingham Airport delays warning as strike action looms 

5 Dec

Trade union members at baggage handling and ground crew provider Swissport vote in favour of strike action...

Ryanair launches package holiday service and promises ‘lowest prices’ in UK 

4 Dec

Dublin-based airline said holidaymakers have been overcharged for years and promised to 'transform travel industry...

Manufacturer invests in growth after new funding deal 

2 Dec

A BLACK Country packaging manufacturer has invested in new advanced production machinery after securing a six-figure funding deal.

Birmingham industrial site sold for £25m to support HS2 development 

2 Dec

A PRIME industrial site on the fringe of Birmingham city centre has been sold in a deal worth around £25m.

Traffic Alert: Long delays to M42 after serious accident 

2 Dec

AN accident between a car and a lorry has brought massive disruption to the West Midlands motorway network and threatens to delay people heading to Birmingham Airport.

Davenports to restore historic Old Tavern pub to former glory 

2 Dec

The pub near Five Ways is to return to its original name...

Motoring: Mercedes-Benz; Bentley; Range Rover 

2 Dec

THE executive sector is one of the most competitive in the automotive industry and has been the territory of the big three German manufacturers for some time despite attempts by Jaguar Land Ro...

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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 »

Post-19 LDA to ECHP transfer 

6 Dec

Response by Dudley Council to Christina Savage on 6 December 2016 .

Broken glass on paths, 5th December 

5 Dec

Broken glass on paths on clayton park coseley dangerous for children and pets Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 18 Old Meeting Road, Wallbrook Report on FixMyStreet...

Abandoned Ex Morrisons Trailer, 5th December 

5 Dec

A Ex Supermarket trailer has been abandoned on Amber way.

Overgrown hedge, 3rd December 

3 Dec

Overgrown hedges on footpath/ cycle route this problem was reported june and October still nothing has been done .

Water leak, 3rd December 

3 Dec

There is water flowing from under the tarmac.

Organisation Structure – Adult Social Care Team 

2 Dec

Response by Dudley Council to Ashok Kumar on 2 December 2016 .

Post-19 LDA to ECHP transfer 

1 Dec

Response by Dudley Council to Christina Savage on 1 December 2016 .

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    The Grade II Listed Art Deco buildings inside Dudley Zoological Gardens, Dudley, West Midlands. The buildings were erected in 1937 by Berthold Lubetkin’s Tecton Group which employed, among others, structural

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