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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 »

Stourbridge FC Club Shop – Latest News 

26 Jul

The Club Shop has been gearing up for the 2017/18 season with the arrival of some new items of merchandise and leisurewear.

Commercial and Sponsorship Opportunities 2017/18 

26 Jul

STOURBRIDGE FC can offer an exciting and varied range of commercial and sponsorship opportunities for the 2017/18 season.

Season ticket sale times this Thursday & Friday 

25 Jul

Fans will have another opportunity to purchase their season tickets, flexi-tickets and memberships this Thursday and Friday.

Stour set for Redditch test on football for a fiver night! 

24 Jul

The Glassboys continue their pre-season programme with a home friendly against REDDITCH UNITED on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7-45 pm).

Stourport Swifts 1 Stourbridge 2 

23 Jul

Josh Green netted the winning goal three minutes from time to give the Glassboys a narrow 2 - 1 victory away to Stourport Swifts.

Stour head to Swifts on Saturday 

21 Jul

The Glassboys make the short journey into North Worcestershire to take on MFL Premier Division side STOURPORT SWIFTS on Saturday (3 pm).

Glassboys appoint new Commercial Director 

21 Jul

Stourbridge FC are delighted to announce that with immediate effect LEE CAPEWELL will be joining the club as Commercial Director.

Club Shop open this Saturday 10 am to 11.30 am 

21 Jul

The Club Shop will be open Saturday morning (July 22nd) between 10 am and 11.30 am for the sale of season tickets and merchandise.

Season ticket sale times this week 

21 Jul

Fans will have another opportunity to purchase their season tickets, flexi-tickets and memberships at the following times this week.

Coach to Hereford FC on August 5th 

20 Jul

A club coach will be running to our final pre-season match away to HEREFORD FC on Saturday, 5th August.

Stourbridge 2 Birmingham City under 23’s 1 

19 Jul

Two headers from Jordan Archer in the first seven minutes of the game saw the Glassboys overcome Blues under 23's 2 - 1 in Tuesday's friendly.

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Comment »

Rowley, John Thomas 

20 Jun

Advertiser 18 Dec 1915 Advertiser 25 Dec 1915 BRIERLEY HILL SOLDIER’S DEATH.

Terror, being a man, and my son Ben 

4 Jun

I had my son in bed with me again last night because he was frightened.

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.

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Features »

Throwback Thursday 

27 Jul

We’re continuing our look back at DZG across the decades as part of our 80th anniversary celebrations.

Bucket list ticked! 

26 Jul

When Stoke’s Signal1 Breakfast Presenter, Jennie Longdon, launched a summer campaign to complete a recently discovered childhood bucket list, we stuck out our necks to help! As on her list, written when she was 15 to complete during the school ...

Wombourne line carried passengers for just seven years 

25 Jul

BUGLE reader Ramon Williams of Kidderminster has sent in this fine photograph of a steam train that he took some 60-odd years ago.

Clowning around! 

25 Jul

There’ll be plenty of clowning around during the summer holidays as we welcome Flip and Dippy every weekend.

Zebra Stripes 

24 Jul

It's time for a new challenge at Make My Monday and the theme this time is Monochrome I've been playing with a friends new dies from Joanna Sheen.

Bucket loads of fun! 

24 Jul

It’s the summer holidays and our meerkats are already having bucket loads of fun following a delivery of new sand for their enclosure.

Abraham Darby to have Woodsetton memorial 

23 Jul

I FIRST GOT the idea for a memorial to Abraham Darby I last October after reading about him and what he had achieved and his place of birth.

Looking smart! 

23 Jul

Continuing our anniversary rebrand we’re kitting out staff in a new-look uniform.

Permanent memorial to VC hero Thomas Barratt 

22 Jul

DUDLEY Council are planning a ceremony for the unveiling of a Victoria Cross memorial paving stone for Thomas Barratt, who was born in Coseley.

Discover DZG this summer! 

22 Jul

Learn all about lynx, lemurs and gibbons in new summer season talks.

Do you remember this old pub? 

21 Jul

THERE is something of a mystery about this sketch of an old pub and we hope readers may be able to solve it.

Birthday greetings 

21 Jul

We’ve a birthday girl and boy on site today! Birthday boy, Oba, gets some fishy treats from Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans.

Flying the Black Country flag at the Houses of Parliament 

20 Jul

FOUR of the Black Country's MPs flew the Black Country flag at Westminster last week to help bring Black Country Day to the nation's seat of power.

Greatest gathering of Pat Collins funfair vehicles set for steam… 

20 Jul

THIS YEAR the Ross-on-Wye Steam Engine Society's annual Steam and Country Rally at Woodside Farm, Welland, takes place 28th, 29th and 30th July and will feature an unprecedented display of steam engines and other equipment once owned by the legendary...

Cradley youngsters who had some dark days ahead of them 

20 Jul

THEY say that schooldays are the best days of your life not everyone would agree, but it's fair to say that these youngsters, if we're right in thinking that they were pictured in the 1920s, certainly had some tougher times ahead of them.

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Business »

New Birmingham Airport service fails to take off 

25 Jul

Irish airline falls foul of authorities after it did not secure a licence to operate routes between Birmingham and Republic of Ireland...

Aldi plans new Birmingham store within a mile of Sainsbury’s and Morrisons 

25 Jul

Budget group returns with another application to redevelop site 11 years after it first bought it...

Truckman teams up with Dudley College for new specialist apprenticeship 

24 Jul

TRUCKMAN'S investment in the next generation of composite laminators is being supported by a new partnership with Dudley College.

Thousands of pounds set to be invested into Halesowen after businesses back BID 

24 Jul

BUSINESSES have voted in favour of a scheme which is set to create thousands of pounds worth of investment for Halesowen town centre.

Talbots move into new £750,000 Stourbridge headquarters 

20 Jul

ONE of the Black Country’s largest law firms has strengthened its presence in the region by investing in a bigger Stourbridge headquarters.

New flights from Birmingham to New York AND Boston revealed 

20 Jul

After Birmingham Airport suffered a blow when United Airlines pulled out, transatlantic flights are back...

Protecting data leads to £2.7m order boom for Bryland Fire 

19 Jul

A DUDLEY based fire product specialist has seen turnover increase by 33 per cent after securing a string of new contracts with data centres across the UK and Europe.

14 UK employers on the future of the workplace, apprenticeships and skills 

19 Jul

Companies including Applied Automation, Triton Showers, Boots and Hargreaves Lansdown give their opinions on how the business world will look in 2050...

Balfour Beatty and Carillion scoop £4bn HS2 contracts 

17 Jul

Companies behind troubled Midland Metro extension and Library of Birmingham development land major projects on high-speed line...

London Midland wins franchise extension on key Birmingham route 

17 Jul

Rail operator will continue running busy commuter service across the city after government misses deadline to award new franchise...

Apprenticeships vs higher education – which is the best option for you? 

17 Jul

It is becoming an increasingly complex world for graduates to navigate every summer when they embark on their careers...

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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 »

List of Independent Fostering Agencies the Council works 

26 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Nicola Ryder on 26 July 2017 .

List of Independent Fostering Agencies the Council works 

26 Jul

Request sent to Dudley Council by Nicola Ryder on 26 July 2017 .

Traffic signals not working, 25th July 

25 Jul

Birmingham New Road/Mason Road junction, traffic signals not working.

Illegal parking, 24th July 

24 Jul

There is a tiny sign that tells people not to park on the single white line betwern 7-7.

Weeds and litter, 24th July 

24 Jul

Weeds that have bern freely growing since shop closed.

Left car, 24th July 

24 Jul

There's a silver Renault in the corner of the car park which was dropped off by a tow truck so it's not road worthy and the people who own it do not live in the area registration is ds06dao there is also a Nissan micra silver that has...

Please cut bushes, 21st July 

21 Jul

Can the council please cut the trees and shrubs in this area.

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