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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 »

Thank You to our Sponsors and Supporters 

23 May

A BIG Thank You to everyone who has supported Stourbridge Rugby in the 2016-17 Season...

Grasshoppers and Dragon Boats 

23 May

Last Sunday, the Hoppers took on the Himley Park Dragon Boat Race - and WON...

Minis Celebrate in Style! 

23 May

M&J Presentation - Sunday 14th May 2017...

Heroic Trio Take on Snowdon Triathlon for Charity 

17 May

Sunday 21st May 2017...

Warley & DistrictSunday League 

17 May

Thursday May 11Division 4Crosswells FC 1--2 Langley GoldDivision 5Albion Tividale 4--3 Sandwell SuperstarsShere Punjab Handsworth 0--7 AFC CambridgeSunday May 14Division 3Tipton Rangers 1--0 LapalDivision 4Langley Gold 5--2 Three D FCDivision...

Kidderminster & DistrictFootball League 

17 May

Week Commencing May 9May 9Division 4Mostyn Rangers Res 1-0 Milner Old BoysMay 10Division 1Redman 1-2 Alveley SportsMay 11Division 3Phoenix 0-1 Wolverley OlympicKidderminster Hospital Cup Semi-finalHarriers Trust 4-1 Meadow ParkMay 14PremierWoodside...

John Jeavons-Fellows 

16 May

7th April 1939 to 16th May 2017...

Girls Touch Rugby Schools Festival 

15 May

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm...

Stourbridge Lions Invitation Dinner 

10 May

Friday 19th May 2017...

Stourbridge Rugby Annual Club Dinner 

10 May

Friday 9th June 2017...

Stourbridge Rugby Minis’ Presentation 

10 May

Sunday 14th May 2017 from 10:40am...

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Comment »

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.

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.

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Features »

George makes the cut! 

24 May

A new apprentice member of staff is making the cut as part of our gardening team.

Brand new musical staged at Stourbridge Town Hall 

23 May

POPULAR musicals and the light operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan have long been the staple fare of amateur operatic groups but occasionally they have staged new and original productions.

A very special baby! 

23 May

We’ve got exciting news as we’ve had the first rare black lemur birth at DZG in over a decade.

Archie Hill remembered: Black Country tale of childhood is… 

22 May

IN 1973, Archie Hill's first book was published and was acclaimed in The Sunday Times as 'a work that throbs with vitality, colour and meaning'.

Sunspot Genesis – 21st May 

22 May

It was very clear when I setup and observed on Sunday morning that there was an emerging flux region.

Recycling purchases birthday gift! 

22 May

Birthday boy, Margaash, is looking forward to a new scratching post after keepers recycled the old chairlift rope to raise funds! The snow leopard, who is seven today, loves playing with the heavy duty rope, as do our Sumatran tigers and Carpathian ...

CaK Full Disk – 21st May 

21 May

There was quite a reasonable layer of haze when I took this image, but, it was homogeneous, and so the transparency remained constant while I was image.

Dark Filament – 21st May 

21 May

Todays filament was a particularly dark one, though, I could not see it in CaK wavelengths.

AR12656 in Ha – 21st May 

21 May

Using the 0.2m Airylab HaT I was able to zoom in on the region around AR12656.

Castle tours continue 

21 May

We’ve released further dates for our tours and talks of Dudley Castle as we raise funds to fund the ongoing upkeep of the 11 th century scheduled ancient monument.

Active Regions in Calcium Light – 20th May 

20 May

There was only a chance for observing the sun very briefly this morning before the heavy showers started to roll in, even then I was cloud dodging and only managed a couple of images in Calcium light.

CaK Full Disk – 20th May 

20 May

A very early start to the day to beat the incoming weather.

AR12656 in Ha – 18th May 

20 May

Tried a few shots with the HaT before work on thursday 18th May, well I must have been half asleep as I had way too much tilt on the camera and the top left of the frame is clearly out of focus.

Seventies scenes at Dudley’s British Federal 

20 May

BRITISH FEDERAL was once a big employer of Dudley and Tipton folk.

Memento from when Billy Dainty opened church’s Xmas fair 

20 May

MORE THAN 30 years after he died, Billy Dainty remains one of the most popular entertainers from the Black Country.

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Business »

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Seven top companies reveal why they are sponsoring our awards 

24 May

HSBC, Birmingham Airport and Browne Jacobson are among this year's BPBA sponsors...

Jaguar Land Rover posts huge profit rise and record sales 

23 May

Luxury car manufacturer sees sales in China rise by a third as profit stays above the 1.6bn mark...

Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station 

22 May

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience...

Brierley Hill tax expert picks up finance award 

22 May

A TAX expert at a Brierley Hill law firm was “surprised but honoured” to pick up the finance prize at the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards.

Cadbury wins latest trademark battle with Nestlé 

17 May

Swiss group has tried to protect the distinctive shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar but fails in the Court of Appeal...

Council IT supplier Service Birmingham to be wound up to save taxpayers’ money 

17 May

Controversial joint-venture company dissolved by 2018 and 200 staff moved back to the city council...

Victory for Birmingham colleges as Government performs u-turn over apprenticeship funding 

17 May

City politicians and colleges win their battle to get funding for Birmingham colleges to provide apprenticeships...

Jewellery Quarter creative space and JLR factory win RIBA Awards 

16 May

Annual ceremony which recognises exceptional architecture unveils the top projects in the West Midlands...

First tenant signs up to multi-million Kingswinford business development 

15 May

THE first tenant has signed up to a multi-million pound speculative business development in Kingswinford.

National Express plans more bus fare cuts 

10 May

Further West Midlands routes to benefit from reduced fares following uptake in passenger numbers after price cuts in Black Country...

Brierley Hill operations manager wins prestigious law society award 

8 May

A PRESTIGIOUS legal awards ceremony has awarded its ‘Office Manager of the Year’ title to Brierley Hill woman Aimee Williams.

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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 »

PFI PPP Safety Audit 

23 May

Request sent to Dudley Council by Stuart Gamblin on 23 May 2017 .

Rubbish dumped by Netherton reservoir, 19th May 

19 May

Fly tipping next to Netherton reservoir Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Highbridge Road, Dudley Report on FixMyStreet...

Fence panels dumped, 18th May 

18 May

Fence panels have been left on the pavement for a week now.

Manhole cover missing, lying on side of road, 18th May 

18 May

Manhole cover missing, lying on side of road.

Manhole cover sticking up, 18th May 

18 May

Manhole cover sticking up, by first bus stop towards Birmingham on Manor Lane Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 210 Manor Lane, Halesowen Report on FixMyStreet...

Raised manhole cover, 18th May 

18 May

The road has punctures my tyre, driving at slow speed and the uneven road has still managed to flatten my tyre, which is now costing me £120 to repair.

Organisation Chart with contact numbers 

18 May

Response by Dudley Council to Faith Summers on 18 May 2017 .

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