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Dudley Zoo wants perfume donations for its animals 

20 Feb

A zoo is appealing for unwanted perfume to help boost "happy hormones" in its big cats and primates.

Ofsted praises council for improving social work practice despite staff turnover concerns 

10 Nov

Improving social work practice has been praised in an ‘inadequate’-rated children’s service.

School move to install cameras in pupils’ toilets divides parents 

2 Nov

Summerhill School in Kingswinford, West Midlands, say the cameras are to help combat bullying.

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".

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Sport »

Under 9s’ Charity Bike Ride for Tom 

9 Jul

Sunday 15th July 2018...

Donald ‘Dippy’ Jones 

9 Jul

We are sad to report that Donald 'Dippy' Jones, passed away peacefully on Monday.

Girls’s and Women’s Summer Rugby Events 

6 Jul

There's lots going on with Stourbridge Rugby Girls and Women this Summer, so why not join in the FUN...

England vs Sweden on the BIG Screens 

4 Jul

Saturday 7th July 2018 - Bar opens at 2:30pm...

England vs Sweden on the BIG Screens – CANCELLED 

4 Jul

Due to lack of bar staff, we've had to CANCEL the screening...

Great Support for the ‘Walk for Tom’ 

29 Jun

Rugby Family comes together in memory of Tom Mole...

SUMMER RUGBY CAMP at Stourbridge Rugby 

24 Jun

Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th August 2018 for Girls & Boys aged 6 to 14...

First XV Pre-Season Training 

19 Jun

Thursday 28th June 2018 from 7:00pm...

Lions XV Pre-Season Training 

19 Jun

Tuesday 3rd July 2018 from 7:00pm...

Stourbridge Rugby Business Lunch 

19 Jun

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 12:00 noon to 2:30pm...

Successful trip to Chorley for the Vipers 

19 Jun

On Saturday 2nd June, the Vipers travelled to a triangular tournament in Lancashire...

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Comment »

The Betrayal of a Nation 

10 Jul

Over two years ago, we the people of this United kingdom were given a vote.

School Council Visit to the Storehouse 

3 Jul

We had the pleasure of showing The Ridge Primary School, Wollaston, Stourbridge around our warehouse.

The IBL and the left – response to Adam Ozanne’s overview of the UCU factions #ucu2018 #ourUCU 

14 Jun

(In pic: Pura Ariza (UCU left), Rob Goodfellow (IBL), Adam Ozanne (IBL), Dave Muritu (UCU left), pictured at the regions and nations meeting on the eve of UCU2018) Earlier today the IBL faction published their account of what happened at congress ...

Crisis? Transformation? Reflections on #UCU2018 #OurUCU 

14 Jun

It’s been a couple of chaotic weeks since UCU’s annual and most explosive yet congress was held in Manchester.

Modern Day Slavery Event 

10 May

A big thank you to Khizra Dhindsa from West Midlands Police and James Henderson from Transforming Communities together for presenting up to date information about signs of modern day Slavery to our Foodbank volunteers.

Thank you Sainsbury’s 

9 May

Thank you to the customers and staff at Sainsbury’s, Sandringham Way, Brierley Hill and Sainsbury’s, Reedswood, Walsall who held a collection day for us on Saturday 5th May 2018.

New Centre Opening in Tipton 

23 Apr

Loving Hands, NTCOG Tipton, 2 Horseley Heath, DY4 7SA opens on Wednesday 25th April 11am-2pm Please go along if you have a Foodbank Voucher or if you would like to make a donation of food and toiletries.

FILM: We the uncivilized – Saturday 21st April 

10 Apr

The film documents the search of a young couple to find a different way of living-to find community, meaning, and a way of living in harmony with the earth and raises questions about our so called ‘civilized’ ways of living and hence the title.

Foodbank Review 2017 

28 Mar

Please have a look at our facts and figures for 2017.

Volunteers Christmas Meal 

31 Jan

On Wednesday January 24th 2018 we held our ‘Volunteers Christmas Meal’.

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.

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Features »

Talking animals 

17 Jul

Two DZG keepers took centre stage to share research findings and training techniques with zoo keepers from around the UK.

Darting into Dudley 

16 Jul

A Daimler Dart which competed in the famous Monte Carlo Rally is one of 90 classic cars rolling into Dudley Castle courtyard on Sunday.

Ha Full Disk – 15th July 

15 Jul

Other than the bright plage that forms the remains of ar12713 that we saw on a previous rotation the sun is essentially blank.

Second Rotation for Ex Active Region – AR12713 – 15th July 

15 Jul

Currently spotless and un-named as an active region, this bipolar patch of plage on the suns disk is the remains of active region which was heading towards the western limb of the sun on the 21st June.

Otters on the ball 

15 Jul

The men’s singles final will be in full swing at Wimbledon this afternoon but DZG otters are already on the ball! Our Asiatic short-clawed otter parents Buddy and Keyah and their littles ones have been enjoying a game of their own after keepers ...

A Blank Sun? 14th July 

14 Jul

Spaceweather says the sun is blank, there are no sunspots.

Active Region and Prom – 14th July 

14 Jul

A spotless active region shines brightly mid disk in this image taken with the 50mm double stack setup.

Happy Black Country Day! 

14 Jul

Black Country Day is ‘ere and we am set for a bostin’ time at Dudley Zoo.

Gift Wrapped 

13 Jul

For the new challenge at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge they are giving away blog candy, a great time to join in the fun.

Chimply the best! 

13 Jul

We’re celebrating the first World Chimpanzee Day tomorrow when visitors can get their hands on primate paintings by our seven gorgeous girls.

Ha Full Disk 11th July 

12 Jul

A virtually blank disk on wednesday, there has been the relics of an old active region that has rounded the sun on the eastern limb, and despite a small flare a day or so before it came into view there are no sunspots visible, just a region of ...

Testing time 

12 Jul

Tune in tonight to see DZG keepers munching on marmalade in a taste test for a hit BBC food show about cutting costs.

Happy 80th Pat 

11 Jul

We’ve put in a special phone call today to wish a lady born at Dudley Zoo exactly 80 years ago a very happy birthday.

Flying the RAF colours 

10 Jul

We’re proudly flying The RAF Ensign from Dudley Castle today – as a spectacular parade and flypast celebrates the force’s centenary.

Intergranular Regions With the Daystar Sodium Quark and the Airylab HaT – 7th July 

9 Jul

Inverting a conventional image taken with the Daystar Sodium Quark and the Airylab HaT reveals a little seen view of the sun; inter-granular regions, as the name suggests is the area between the solar granulation.

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Business »

Salts Healthcare, now at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston. 

17 Jul

Last year Salts Healthcare , which manufactures medical devices, moved into the Apollo building in Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston.

£270k investment set to transform Halesowen pub 

17 Jul

BUILDING work has begun this week on a major £270,000 refurbishment of the Hare and Hounds pub in Halesowen.

Renovations and recruitment as Halesowen firm hits record growth 

9 Jul

A GAMING firm has transformed its Halesowen headquarters into a state-of-the-art studio, complete with a gym and canteen.

Dudley Building Society breaks records in 160th year 

2 Jul

DUDLEY Building Society has announced record year end results as it celebrates its 160th anniversary.

Halesowen firm gives backing to young entrepreneurs 

27 Jun

AN enterprising Halesowen accountancy firm has given its support to an awards scheme that aims to inspire the next generation of West Midlands entrepreneurs.

Chris celebrates 40 years loyal service – and just one sick day – at Halesowen firm 

19 Jun

A POPULAR customer services manager who has only taken one sick day in her entire career is celebrating 40 years’ service at Halesowen opticians Scrivens.

Halesowen apprentice lands major Training Award 

14 Jun

AN APPRENTICE from Halesowen has claimed one of the main prizes at the In-Comm Training Awards held recently.

Kids play as TotalKare helps keep Glasgow Playbus on the road 

24 May

A HALESOWEN-based provider of heavy duty lifting solutions is helping to keep an essential service for children in Scotland on the road.

The Times, the FT and the Chancellor focus on late payment 

13 May

o Earlier two football clubs were commended on this site: Liverpool managed an average of 27 days, beating Arsenal’s 35.

Kind Stourbridge lawyers launch fundraising initiative for Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

20 Apr

STAFF from a Stourbridge-based law firm have pledged their support to help Birmingham Children’s Hospital carry out its life-saving care.

Training success as recruitment firm looks to managers of tomorrow 

17 Apr

A DUDLEY recruitment firm has extended its management training scheme to help future leaders rise through the ranks.

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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 »

Parents collecting children from school parking dangerously blocking pavements to pedestrians, 17th July 

17 Jul

Parents dropping and collecting their children at russells Hall Primary school, parking over the whole pavements in the surrounding streets telling concerned pedestrians to widen the road? How long before a child is killed before these people...

Large deep pothole., 17th July 

17 Jul

This pothole has been there for months and has suddenly got deeper and wider and is becoming dangerous.

Possibly usget graffiti, 17th July 

17 Jul

Long term graffiti in public park causing nuisance Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Netherton Park Greaves Road, Netherton Report on FixMyStreet...

Netherton reservoir flytipping, 17th July 

17 Jul

Large amount of general waste has been dumped at the back car park of Netherton reservoir water sports center.

Orange Temporary Fence Needs Removing, 17th July 

17 Jul

A security metal fence on the corner of Trefoil Gardens and High Street Amblecote was recently replaced.

Abandoned caraven , broken and full of tyres, 16th July 

16 Jul

There is a caravan which has been dumped in the road.

Drug paraphenalia, 16th July 

16 Jul

Area behind compost bin used for drug activity, no needles seen Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 70 Blackacre Road, Dudley Report on FixMyStreet...

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     on flickr 17 Oct 11
    The remains of the Grade I listed Dudley Castle a Grade I listed building in Dudley, West Midlands.

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