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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 »

Three tries not enough. 

25 Sep

A brace for Speedy.


23 Sep

Charity game on Friday 30th September Kick Off 7.45pm...

Scunthorpe will be no pushover, insists Stourbridge boss 

23 Sep

Despite racking up plenty of points during their unbeaten start, Stourbridge have also shipped a few too many tries for Neil Mitchells liking.

Rugby: Mitch backs Stourbridge to defend Stourton fortress 

22 Sep

BULLISH boss Neil Mitchell reckons free-scoring Stourbridge should feel confident of defending their Stourton Park fortress against all comers this season.

Hello world! 

21 Sep

Welcome to WordPress.

Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

21 Sep

Results Sept 18Premier DivisionAreley Kings 3-1 Grange AthleticDarby End Athletic 1-5 Harriers TrustNetherton Colts 1-3 Namaste TigersRoyal Exchange 2-5 Hare Hounds SportsStation Inn 1-2 Dudley SportsStourport Swifts 2-5 Waterfall AfcDivision...

Warley & DistrictSunday League 

21 Sep


Ladies’ Lunch 

20 Sep

Saturday 24th September 2016...

Ex-Players’ Lunch 

20 Sep

Saturday 8th October 2016...

Travel to Ilkeston & Corby 

20 Sep

Club coaches will be running to the forthcoming away games at Ilkeston (FA Cup) and Corby Town (Evo-Stik League).

Stourbridge 49 Sheffield Tigers 21: The Verdict 

19 Sep

Stourbridge fell short of the half-century for a second consecutive week.

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Comment »

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.

Harvest 2016! 

12 Sep

Hello Everyone We are excited to be preparing for the Harvest season.

Welcome Back! September 2016 

5 Sep

Hi All The BCFB Warehouse is open as usual, Monday to Friday 9am-2pm.

Vote Elane for FE disabled rep, NEC 

3 Sep

This week ballot papers will arrive for a UCU NEC by-election for FE disabled members rep.

The Single Market CON 

31 Aug

So Theresa is holding a big meeting at checkers, well don't hold your breath on the outcome, as most of her EU loving team want to submit to the EU's threats, made by the EU's autocratic unelected dictatorial masters.

May’s Honeymoon Is Over 

4 Aug

All over the UK good and true Conservatives are worried that the “Remain” team inside this new cabinet will NOT deliver our Exit to Britain's best advantage.

Playing the race card: Smith and working class identity politics 

26 Jul

Women workers’ banner at the black country museum workers institute It wasn’t too many decades ago that it was the tories who attacked the Labour party with the race card – if you want X for a neighbour vote Labour and all of that.

Summer Holiday Storehouse Opening Times 2016 

21 Jul

Hi All The Storehouse is Albion Street will be closed from (and including) Monday 29th August and reopen on Monday 5th September.

Brexit Light 

19 Jul

The new unelected Remain Prime Minister has now been appointed by the party board and all over the UK Brexit voters see no change in the direction of the UK's governance.

If you really want out, VOTE GOVE 

1 Jul

All over the UK following a world shattering referendum result our Government was given clear direct democratic instruction “LEAVE THE EU”, yet inside one week the very remain politicians in the Tory party helped by Labour are now ignoring your ...

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Features »

Cak Full Disk – 25th September 

26 Sep

The seeing conditions were awful on sunday afternoon were awful in the unstable air following the passage of a cold front, but at least they offered clear skies, and, with the seeming distinct lack of good weather lately you have to make the most of ...

Ha Full Disk – 25th September 

26 Sep

Not a huge amount happening on the disk today, a few active regions, and interesting a southern polar crown in the form of a filament - indicative of the phase we are in with the solar cycle.

Animal art 

26 Sep

Dudley Zoological Gardens staff had a sneak peak at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery’s new wildlife exhibition.

Cheer on the abseilers! 

25 Sep

We’re sending good luck to the adventurous abseilers who will be tackling Dudley Castle today to raise funds for Balls to Cancer.

British Food Fortnight £1 offer 

24 Sep

Our British Food Fortnight celebrations are continuing this weekend as we promote the use of seasonal produce and are offering £1 admission for children so families can find out more! From magnificent Bornean orangutans to cheeky Humboldt penguins, ...

Coseley before it was divided among neighbours 

23 Sep

HALF a century after a sweep of a bureaucrat's pen obliterated centuries of local history and tradition, Black Country folk are still angry at the loss of their old boroughs and boundaries.

Discovery Centre revamp 

23 Sep

We’ve started work on a £20,000 refurbishment of the Discovery Centre – which has been temporarily closed to visitors.

Firefighting time capsule is found in Dudley factory 

22 Sep

A DUDLEY shopfitting company has opened the doors on a long-locked room to find the headquarters of an old company fire brigade almost perfectly preserved, more than half a century after it stood down.

It’s officially autumn! 

22 Sep

It’s officially autumn and we’ve reverted to reduced opening hours.

Catching up with Shooting Butts school 

21 Sep

SINCE having an article published on the front page of the Bugle [Family tree shock as reader finds ancestor was murdered Bugle number 1242], I would like to thank you because I have caught up with a couple of people who I knew quite a few years ago.

Hello, Jasmine! 

21 Sep

Our youngest reindeer is now four weeks old and keepers have discovered we’ve got another girl, who they’ve named Jasmine.

Our new Assistant Curator 

20 Sep

One of DZG’s most familiar faces has landed a new role with us – meet our new Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood! The 33 year-old started work here straight from school at 16 years-old and has worked his way up the zoo ladder to his latest promotion.

It’s British Food Fortnight! 

19 Sep

It’s harvest time and we’re flying the flag for homegrown delights as part of British Food Fortnight.

AR12592 in CaK – 18th September 

18 Sep

The weather was frustrating today, it was gloriously sunny until the moment I looked through the scope when the clouds duly arrived.

CaK Full Disk 18th September 

18 Sep

The sun is very quiet at the moment, with only a few small spots and small regions of plage.

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Business »

MG owner set to end production at Longbridge 

23 Sep

THE Chinese-owner of car manufacturer MG UK is set to end its assembly operation in Longbridge in a move which signals the end of car production in Birmingham.

Motoring: Mercedes; Jaguar; Ferrari 

23 Sep

THERES a common theme to this weeks Motoring which was largely by accident than design but it serves as an indication as to where high-end manufacturers think the market is heading.

Car assembly axed at Longbridge despite rising MG sales in the UK 

23 Sep

Cars will no longer roll out of the plant after MG Motor UK owner SAIC announced it would no longer be required...

Manufacturing continues to recover from post-Brexit shock 

22 Sep

MANUFACTURING output has continued to recover from its post-Brexit shock, latest figures have shown.

St. Modwen completes land deal for new housing development 

22 Sep

REGENERATION specialist St.

Why four teams of KPMG staff are taking up the Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge 

22 Sep

The audit department from city professional and financial services firm are set for the 13.1 mile race...

Staffordshire pub crowned Regional pub of the Year 

21 Sep

A PUB in Staffordshire has been crowned Regional pub of the year and named among the top 16 in the country by the Campaign for Real Ale\'s (CAMRA) latest edition of its Good Beer Guide.

Shropshire business park sold for £3.4m 

20 Sep

REGENERATION specialist St Modwen has disposed of a seven-acre business park in Shropshire in a £3.42m deal.

£2.8m manufacturing institute set to create thousands of apprenticships 

20 Sep

NEARLY 2,500 apprenticeships could be created in the West Midlands through a new £2.8m project that will see employers take the lead in developing workforce skills.

Black Country park undergoes £3m facelift with help from Yorkshire firm 

15 Sep

A BLACK Country park has undergone a £3m makeover with support from a Yorkshire contractor.

Bank of England maintains interest rates at historic low 

15 Sep

THE Bank of England has decided to wait and see what the effect of last month\'s interest rate cut will be before considering further action.

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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 »

Traffic Signals out, 26th September 

26 Sep

Traffic signals at junction of Level Street and Central Way Merry Hill Shopping Centre are out.

Potholes on m5 j3 island, 23rd September 

23 Sep

Potholes have been present for months and getting worse.

Several Large Pot Holes, 23rd September 

23 Sep

The pot holes are large and spread across the road in several places.

Large Pot Hole in the middle of the road., 23rd September 

23 Sep

This has been getting worse over the past few weeks to a stage that it now is a hazard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 31 Queens Road, Dudley Report on FixMyStreet...

Dudley CCG Invites Public to attend Board Meeting 

23 Sep

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group is holding its Board meeting next week and members of the public are invited to attend.

Parked iligally in disabled permit parking, 23rd September 

23 Sep

This car is parked in a disabled bay.

Trees getting too tall, 23rd September 

23 Sep

Trees need reducing in height opposite our house and also neighbours each side, who also in agree.

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