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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 »

DK come back runs out of time. 

22 Jan

Three tries apiece...


SRFC Coach’s Rain Jacket 

20 Jan

NOW AVAILABLE from Speed One Sports...


Comedy Night at Stourton Park 

18 Jan

Friday 10th February 2017 from 7:30pm...


RFU Refereeing a XV-a-Side Game Course 

18 Jan

Sunday 12th February and Sunday 5th March 2017...


British Police vs British Army at Stourton Park 

18 Jan

Wednesday 15th February 2017 - KO 7:00pm...


Girls’ Rugby Pitch Up and Play at Stourton Park 

18 Jan

Sunday 12th February 2017 from 12:30pm...


Three Teams at Home! 

18 Jan

Saturday 28th January 2017...


Supporters’ Coach to Harrogate 

18 Jan

Saturday 28th January 2017...


Stourbridge Girls at Sixways 

18 Jan

Saturday 14th January 2017...


Kiddie Prevail in Cup Encounter 

18 Jan

Stourbridge Lions 14 Kidderminster Carolians 26...


Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

18 Jan

Results for Sunday January 15Premier DivisionAreley Kings 4-3 Netherton Colts SeniorsDarby End Athletic 1-5 Stourport SwiftsGrange Athletic 6-2 Namaste TigersStation Inn 3-4 Harriers TrustWoodside United 2-2 WaterfallDivision OneBewdley Arches...


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Comment »

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.


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.


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Features »

Anniversary logo 

24 Jan

We’re continuing our 80 th  year celebrations by revealing a new look anniversary logo.


Ellowes Hall – a great house and its grounds 

23 Jan

MANY of the great houses, where the wealthy industrial magnates of the Black Country once lived, have gone.


Lion lookout 

23 Jan

Visitors to Lion Ridge will be able to get even closer to our big cats as we prepare to install a new lookout.


Poppy Appeal thanks go to generous public 

22 Jan

ORGANISERS of the Kingswinford Poppy Appeal would like to thank members of the public for their outstanding generosity as they revealed 42,034.36 has been raised so far.


Trains and boats and planes: how transport changed Bumble Hole 

22 Jan

THE 1965 popular song Trains and Boats and Planes names the three modes of transport whose remains are all in evidence at Windmill End, Netherton, and one of these modes of transport is still in use for recreational purposes.


Face your spider fear 

22 Jan

Are you terrified of spiders and want to face your fear? Then come and join our Arachnophobia Workshop! We’re hosting our first session of the year on Sunday, March 12 where our education staff highlight the truths about the harmless creatures.


Postcard from Wordsley’s war hospital 

21 Jan

AS BRITAIN went to war in August 1914 there were already plans well in place to deal with the thousands of casualties that were expected.


Bird watching! 

21 Jan

We’re inviting visitors to find out more about our feathered friends as we highlight the Big Garden Birdwatch.


Raising penguin awareness 

20 Jan

We’re celebrating a popular bird species today, as it’s Penguin Awareness Day! The annual event helps raise awareness about some of the climate change threats the black and white flightless penguins are facing, including warmer water pushing them...


Fans queued through the night when Wolves met Albion in the FA… 

19 Jan

BLACK COUNTRY clubs enjoyed mixed success earlier this month in the third round of the FA Cup.


Throwback Thursday… 

19 Jan

As part of our 80 th anniversary celebrations we’re going to be dipping into our archives throughout the year and offering visitors a glimpse of DZG life across the decades.


Sir Vince Cable launches national research project at Dudley College 

18 Jan

Sir Vince Cable former Minister for Business Innovation and Skills visited Dudley College yesterday as an ambassador for the National Students Union (NUS).


DZG remembers Ted Gray 

18 Jan

We’re saddened to hear of the death of Black Country confectioner, Ted Gray, who has been part of DZG tradition for many years.


Appeal for anniversary memories 

17 Jan

We’re hoping to take a trip down Memory Lane for DZG’s 80 th anniversary.


Withyhill Cave 

16 Jan

On 1st November 2015 Dudley Caving Club members Phil, Ian, Brendan, Mark and myself set off for the Mendips to visit Fairy Quarry to explore Fernhill and Withyhill Caves.


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Business »

Alleged fraud cases rise by 330% in the Midlands 

23 Jan

THE value of alleged fraud reaching the Midlands courts increased by 330% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a new study.


Airline codeshare agreement set to boost services from Birmingham Airport 

21 Jan

SERVICES at Birmingham Airport have been boosted by a new codesharing agreement between airlines Flybe and Finnair.


Manufacturers bear the brunt as insolvencies rise 

21 Jan

INSOLVENCIES rose in the Midlands last year, ending a six-year downward trend, with the manufacturing industry the worst affected.


London Midland conductors balloted on strike action 

21 Jan

LONDON MIDLAND train conductors are to be balloted on strike action over the introduction of security contractors on its trains.


JLR crush accident leaves victim ‘unable to dance’ 

20 Jan

900,000 is first stage in 'drawing a line' under accident as factory worker seeks compensation for leg amputation following 2015 factory crush...


Jaguar Land Rover pioneers VR to enhance car buying experience 

20 Jan

JAGUAR Land Rover is pioneering a new way of buying cars across its global network through Virtual Reality.


Councillors approve Jaguar Land Rover’s latest expansion 

20 Jan

COUNCILLORS have approved plans for the further expansion of Jaguar Land Rovers Powertrain Development Facility.


Private equity investor completes £40m buyout of Black Country insurer 

20 Jan

PRIVATE equity investor Inflexion Private Equity has completed the £40m buyout of Black Country-based specioalist insurer MyPolicy.


St. Modwen completes land sale to housing developer 

19 Jan

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Jaguar Land Rover fined after accident in which a worker lost a leg 

19 Jan

JAGUAR Land Rover has been ordered to pay almost £1m following an accident at one of its plants where a worker lost a leg.


Greggs to axe Birmingham bakery with 140 job losses 

19 Jan

National group wants to create a 'logistics centre of excellence' at Birmingham warehouse to focus on distribution activities...


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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.


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17 Apr

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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.


Flip-tastic! 

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 »

Litter 

24 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to Worthy on 24 January 2017 .


Approved Taxi Company List 

23 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to sobya on 23 January 2017 .


Approved Taxi Company List 

23 Jan

Request sent to Dudley Council by sobya on 23 January 2017 .


Social Care Team Directory 

23 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to Oscar Daramola on 23 January 2017 .


Social Care Team Directory 

23 Jan

Request sent to Dudley Council by Oscar Daramola on 23 January 2017 .


School run parking., 22nd January 

22 Jan

Yellow lines both sides of the road (and extended not so long ago) around the entrance to Cotwall End primary School, yet school run cars still parking nose to tail on the yellow lines and up on the pavement over the yellow lines both sides...


Over flowing public bin on the middle of field off stanley road carpark., 22nd January 

22 Jan

This bin in the middle of the field next to bench appears to be getting forgotten about when the ones on outskirts are emptied Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Stanley Road, Stourbridge Report...


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    Dudley Zoological Gardens on a rainy autumn day, Dudley, West Midlands.


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