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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 »

M&Js Volunteers Required 

19 Sep

We currently have two volunteer positions which we require filling.

M&Js Training CANCELLED 

19 Sep

Sunday 24th September 2017...

On the road with the First XV 

19 Sep

Derek Packham shadowed Mitch on the trip to Otley...

New Media Officer Appointed 

15 Sep

We are pleased to welcome STEVEN CONEY to the club as our new media officer in a voluntary role.

The Stourbridge First XV Team this Saturday 

15 Sep

Stourbridge First XV at Sheffield RUFC - Sat 16th Sept 2017...

The Stourbridge Lions Team this Saturday 

15 Sep

Stourbridge Lions at Lutterworth RFC - Sat 16th Sept 2017...

Goaldengate superdraw – week 15 – list of winners 

14 Sep

The winners in the Goaldengate superdraw for week 15 (11th September) can be viewed below.

Time to get shirty! 

14 Sep

We have received a new batch of our home and away adidas designed replica shirts and these are now on sale at the club shop.

Ivan played for Dudley schoolboys then joined Baggies part time 

14 Sep

LIKE MANY a young lad, Ivan Andrews lived for football.

Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

13 Sep

Sunday September 10Premier DivisionHarriers Trust 3-0 Netherton Colts SeniorsPortway Inn 3-4 Dudley SportsStation Inn 0-3 Namaste TigersWyre Forest 5-1 Areley KingsDivision OneAlveley Sports 1-1 Beech Tree SportsBrit Wollaston 3-2 Waggon ...

Teams line up for Hunt Cup 

13 Sep

Last season's beaten finalists Wednesfield have a home draw in the first round of this season's JW Hunt Cup.

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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 »

Another baby capuchin! 

19 Sep

We’ve had another yellow-breasted capuchin birth less than five months after his half-brother, Archie arrived.

Last chance for castle tour 

18 Sep

It’s the last opportunity for visitors to learn more about Dudley Castle this Friday as we host the final tour and talk of the year.

Mesh Flowers 

18 Sep

Here is my DT card for the new challenge at Make my Monday The theme this time round is Autumn colours The main focus on my card is the flowers that are made from a copper Mesh ribbon which has been formed to make flowers.

Reduced zoo opening 

18 Sep

With autumn on its way this week we’ve reverted to our shorter winter hours today.

Pwll Dwfn 

17 Sep

I got up on the 17 th Sept expecting it to be raining due to the fact it had been forecast to rain so it was a pleasant surprise when it was just overcast, but even so i put on my waterproof hi-vis jacket and trousers and loaded my motorbike ready ...

Taking the kids for an elephant ride at Dudley Zoo 

17 Sep

THIS picture really does take us back to another age you wouldn't get a ride on an elephant at any zoo today.

Friendly football rivalries 

17 Sep

DZG staff celebrated the end of our busy summer season with a friendly football match and party in the castle courtyard.

Raise a glass to a good cause as Scout hut serves up real ale 

16 Sep

IT'S NOT too often you can get pie-eyed and claim it's all in a good cause, but there's a rare opportunity to do just that in Sedgley next week.

I recognised my uncle in Tipton Home Guard photographs 

16 Sep

TWO WEEKS ago we printed a large photograph of the entire Tipton Home Guard.

Celebrating red pandas 

16 Sep

It’s International Red Panda Day and we’re celebrating with Yasmin and Gawa.

Brierley Hill paper that had an office in the heart of London 

15 Sep

IN 1907 John Addison, who had by now become sole proprietor of The Advertiser, disposed of the business to Messrs.

Battle of Britain remembrance 

15 Sep

The Royal Air Force Ensign is flying proudly from Dudley Castle as we join the nation in marking the Battle of Britain today.

Ivan played for Dudley schoolboys then joined Baggies part time 

14 Sep

LIKE MANY a young lad, Ivan Andrews lived for football.

Six-wheeled pioneers who carried passengers right around the… 

14 Sep

HOW many Bugle readers, we wonder, remember when Wolverhampton's bus fleet was home-made?Guy Motors, one of several world-famous vehicle builders once based in the town, made the town's buses for decades, and anyone who visited the town from anywhere...

Outreach team’s hot date! 

14 Sep

Our Outreach team have a hot date o n Saturd ay as they’re attending the Birmingham Extreme Chilli Fe stival in Brindleyplace.

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Business »

Pay deal for Cadbury workers in Bournville 

19 Sep

Trade union members agree deal which it says will counter inflation...

College is ‘futureproofing’ student learning 

18 Sep

CADBURY College has introduced an innovative new approach to learning for its students to ensure they are prepared for a future in the digital age.

Sainsbury’s to fine drivers who illegally park on-site £70 

18 Sep

It is understood four number plate recognition cameras will be erected at the retailer in a bid to tackle the problem...

Halesowen software developer boosts sales team 

14 Sep

HALESOWEN software developer Capewell Data Solutions has bolstered its team with the recruitment of two sales experts.

Engineering group chief executive to retire 

14 Sep

GKN head will step down at the end of the year after 16 years on the Worcestershire group's board...

Halfords swoops on Dixons Carphone for new chief executive 

13 Sep

Graham Stapleton will take over the top job at listed group in early 2018...

Land Rover unveils its new Discovery 

12 Sep

Model is the first to carry the SVX badge...

Former chief exec to leave Carillion in boardroom shake-up 

11 Sep

Richard Howson among the directors who will exit the listed construction group as other senior appointments are made...

Halesowen family on a mission to get children playing outdoors 

8 Sep

A HALESOWEN couple making their own ‘mud kitchens’ have been flooded with orders from across the UK, just weeks after launching a new venture aiming to get more children playing outdoors.

Birmingham Post golf day is a big success 

8 Sep

The Birmingham Post held its Autumn Pairs golf tournament in association with LDV...

Dudley firm Acam marks first six months in business by netting new ‘Wolves’ deal 

7 Sep

AFLEDGLING Dudley-based production company has scored a major contract with one of the Midlands largest football clubs – just six months after it launched.

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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 »

Broken bollard at lights, 19th September 

19 Sep

At the lights at the bottom of Stallings Lane the new style flat bollard has been knocked down and is partly in the road.

Large, deep pothole in centre of road., 19th September 

19 Sep

Large, deep pothole in centre of road.

Cost of care for Adult Social Care 

18 Sep

Response by Dudley Council to Justine Tonks on 18 September 2017 .

Cost of care for Adult Social Care 

18 Sep

Request sent to Dudley Council by Justine Tonks on 18 September 2017 .

2 big metal drains in middle of left lane., 15th September 

15 Sep

By the round about there are 2 metal drains, keeps making you spin your wheels and they need moving from the road to the grass area or pavement as it wearing my tires down and messing up my brakes.

Care and/or Support Assessment/Plan/Policy 

14 Sep

Response by Dudley Council to A on 14 September 2017 .

Children’s Services Management Structure 

14 Sep

Response by Dudley Council to Richard Chandler on 14 September 2017 .

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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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