Lots of high cloud running through was making imaging difficult and dropping the contrast of the views, but this shot came out ok in the end with a bit of massaging in post processing.
IN BUGLE 1280 we asked readers if anyone in their family had served as a mayor or councillor of a Black Country borough.
It’s Mothering Sunday and we’re celebrating mums of all shapes, sizes and species today! We’ve got lots of amazing mums here at DZG from experienced mums like Phoebe the ring-tailed lemur, who gave birth to her 12 th baby last week, to new ...
I could only observe early today, and when the sun had come across the roof tops the sky was heavy with horses tails cirrus clouds.
LAST week we featured the Stourbridge players with some fine photographs sent to us by Georgina Foord of Dorset.
We’ve had some fab entries for our 80 th anniversary mug competition and have extended the deadline, so there’s still time to get your submission in! We’re encouraging our young supporters to design a unique picture for a celebratory mug that ...
Visitors have extra time to see their favourite DZG animals as we’ve reverted to summer hours.
Weather conditions were far from perfect with some haze with the sun low in the sky, but with the lack of decent weather so far this year I was not giving up on the chance to observe our star.
The full disk is still quiet, even in CaK light, but on the eastern limb a new sunspot rounded the limb; it is small and rather inactive looking, but nice to have a feature on our star.
We’re dipping back into the zoo archives today as part of our Throwback Thursday 80 th anniversary celebrations and this month we’re featuring our polar bears.
ON March 27 a group of old school friends will gather at the Old Swan Inn in Netherton to hear how one of them was related to the renowned Pardoe family who gave their name to Ma Pardoe's brewery.
THERE will be a rare opportunity to see renowned photographer Martin Parr's film about Teddy Gray's sweet factory on April 27.
An exclusive commemorative coin to celebrate DZG’s 80 th anniversary has gone on sale in the Safari Shop.
There’s still time to book your bargain tickets for the Dudley borough’s St George’s Day celebrations at DZG.
The spring Equinox occurred today at 10.28am, the point where the Earths equatorial plane crosses the Suns equatorial plane.
Really nice to come home from work this afternoon to a bit of sunshine, even if it was low in the sky, definitely better than nothing! Isn't it quiet though, normally CaK shows quite bright emitters, but there is very little in the way to see plage ...
LAST WEEK we told the story of how Charles Williams, the signalman at Dudley station became mayor of the borough in 1933.
We’ve had a timely birth just ahead of Mother’s Day as ring-tailed lemur, Phoebe, delivered her 12th baby! The busy mum gave birth to her latest offspring in Lemur Wood on Wednesday night and was out and about in the one-acre walkthrough exhibit ...
THIS FINE photograph, getting on for 100 years old, has been donated recently to the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre but, sadly, very little is known about it.
As sponsors of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, we’re full of beans as the first casting is revealed.
OUR ox-roasting front cover photo from February 15 has certainly got Bugle readers talking.
DZG’s seven chimpanzees enjoyed their first ever foam party in celebration of Barbie’s 39 th birthday! Lower Primate keepers emptied the indoor den’s flooring of woodchip before leaving a paddling pool filled with water and baby bubble bath in ...
We have departed the Chateau early this morning around 8.45am.
The site’s native wildlife left their paw of approval on construction work for the new anteater enclosure.
Our third day in France began with a visit to La Coupole.
THE Black Country has a long history of amateur theatre, a tradition that is still upheld today.
We’ve welcomed a new species to DZG as five Azara’s agoutis settle into their new home.
The day began with a visit to the Operation Dynamo Memorial where the pupils had the opportunity to view the site of the troop evacuation in May 1940.
Today really did seem like spring had finally arrived.
I THOUGHT I would share with readers some of my memories of growing up in the Codsall estate in Cradley Heath.
In this week of unfolding dystopia, there is a lot going on.
To my lovely baby You belong to you.
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.
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.
Margot James responds on behalf of the Government to a debate on corporate governance and social responsibility.
Margot James answers questions from MPs on subjects including the trends in the number of women on boards and support for the self-employed.
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 You are warmly invited to an evening on ‘Transforming the Food System’.
Margot James answers MPs’ questions relating the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in Scotland.
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 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 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.
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.
Margot James responds to a Parliamentary Backbench Business Committee debate on the governance of British Home Stores.
Chance to witness ghostly goings on at haunted venue.
***Content warning – may be triggering in relation to sexual assault and rape*** I wanted to write something briefly on this in solidarity with the opening up of pain and frustration I have seen from lots and lots of women I admire and value and ...
Local MP and Business Minister Margot James is hosting her next Aspirations Event, a Careers Evening, on Friday 11th November at the Glasshouse College in Stourbridge.
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...
Margot James answers MPs’ questions in relation to white goods product recall and employment protections.
Margot James responds on behalf of the Government to an adjournment debate on fire risk of faulty tumble dryers.
Hello Everyone We are excited to be preparing for the Harvest season.
Hi All The BCFB Warehouse is open as usual, Monday to Friday 9am-2pm.
This week ballot papers will arrive for a UCU NEC by-election for FE disabled members rep.
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.
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.
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.
Hi All The Storehouse is Albion Street will be closed from (and including) Monday 29th August and reopen on Monday 5th September.
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.
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 ...
I was delighted to attend the launch of Theresa May's campaign for the leadership this morning.