Spiders may be one of the most feared animal species in the world, but for DZG’s Weekend Keeper, Sarah Redding, they’re a life’s passion! Currently the 40 year-old owns 23 tarantulas which she keeps in tanks in her bedroom, including the world...
Despite standing at just 20cm tall, little Pascal the burrowing owl has a big personality! The five month-old was abandoned by his parents when he was just a week old and bird keepers stepped in to rear the youngster.
Whooooooo! We’re gearing up for Hallowe’en and all getting into the spooky spirit here at DZG – orangutans included! Our great apes are all playful primates who love making up games with whatever they can get their hands on, so we’re ...
OVER the summer the debate over whether new grammar schools should be built was reopened.
HERE we have another selection of curious photographs from the collection of reader Raymond Franks of Stourport, in follow-up to those featured two weeks ago.
It’s a big day for our handsome Rothschild’s giraffe, Kubwa, who’s celebrating his 16 th birthday! And keepers treated the birthday boy to some of his favourite browse delivered in his own personalised carved pumpkin, as his big day falls in ...
DUDLEY Borough's most historic park was the setting for the UK Cluniac Forum Conference on Monday 17 October.
I'VE written a few lines of verse to record our 14th school reunion we all went to Wednesbury County Commercial College on Wood Green Road, from 1949 to 52.
BACK in July, in Bugle 1247 we published a letter by Bob Pooler who has researched the history of Worcestershire Police Force and is particularly keen to hear from anyone connected with the Dudley Borough Police.
Nine year-old Oliver Cobbold had the “best day ever” when he became a Little Zoo Keeper at DZG.
LEGENDARY funnymen Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy still have a legion of fans, many decades after their films were made.
We’ve had some timely births in the bat enclosure just in time for Hallowe’en! This Egyptian fruit bat is just a few days old and is one of four newborns who can be spotted tucked up on their mums in the Castle Creatures exhibit throughout half ...
THE first Battle of Britain service and the dedication of the RAF Association Branch Standard took place on September 21, 1947.
Recently arrived giant anteater Romy, has her first adopter and it’s none other than our longest visiting supporter, Muriel Thatcher.
IT IS remarkable what historical treasures can be found with a search through the internet.
Cecil the Sinaloan milk snake had a starring role in the launch of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s forthcoming Christmas pantomime.
YOUR article on the sportsman John Sedgley, Bugle 1256, brought back happy boyhood memories of hours spent playing football and cricket with him and others on the rec Greets Green recreation ground, off Claypit Lane, West Bromwich.
DZG staff and visitors heard all about the vital conservation work being undertaken for the critically endangered blue-eyed black lemur in Madagascar during a special presentation.
DZG highlighted the importance of natural habitats for native wildlife by growing our own mini meadow over the summer.
We’ve sad news about DZG’s oldest cat, Bart, who died this morning.
KEITH Goodman of Shrewsbury has sent in these pictures of his wedding after seeing our feature in Bugle 1252 on the Chevrolet Impala wedding car owned by Cradley garage owner Clarry Thompson.
We’re gearing up for a fang-tastic half term at DZG, which promises to be frighteningly good fun for all the family! Join us for Freak Week and get discounted group admission for up to four people by bringing a carved pumpkin for our Hallowe’en ...
Paul Fairman of the BEC had arranged a weekends play in North Wales and had kindly invited Jess and I along.
Just the one image from today as seemed to be under a cloud streamer, and then the sun passed into the trees.
THREE weeks ago, in Bugle 1256, we printed pictures of the pupils at High Park School, Stourbridge, in the summer of 1970.
Visitors can grab a refreshing drink on the lower zoo site following the installation of two new drinks machines.
The trifecta of solar images is at the heart of the Brierley Hill Solar logo, and it seems like ages since i've done one, so, today seeing as I imaged in 3 wavelengths I decided to put one together! All taken with 40mm aperture, 500mm focal length ...
The double stack disks are back! I decontacted an etalon in my trusty DS40 scope earlier this year, and despite recontacting the damaged etalon, i've never been enamoured with the results it gives.
The proms were quite easy to see today in CaK light due to the clean air following the passage of a weather front and the deep blue skies in the suckers gap that followed.
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.
River Stour behind Lion Health Centre Murrays Chemist Thanks to our dedicated and committed volunteers we’ve almost completely cleared the River Stour behind the Lion Health Centre .
I’m writing to you as a Labour party member to beg you to respect the mandate of Jeremy Corbyn as leader.
Jean-Claude Juncker, Angela Merkel, François Hollande, Dave Cameron, James Morris , Margot James Sajid Javid, Tom Watson, Adrian Baily , Eddie Izzard, Peter Mandelson, Will Straw, Richard Branson, Sayeeda Warsi, Barack Obama, Christine Lagarde, Mark...
Wednesday 22nd June would have been Sarah Reed’s 33rd birthday.
The West Midlands Combined Authority intended to hold its inaugural AGM last Friday, 10 June, but a little local difficulty in the House of Commons meant that the legislation hadn’t been completed in time.
Just had a cry in the pouring rain and thought I would quickly express some thoughts about what happened today.
Following the shocking and tragic death of Jo Cox MP, the QA Event has been cancelled tonight.
Did Fleetwood Mac play Wolverhampton Civic Hall? This pic shows Dave Finely and Pamela Evans in the 1970s and a picture of the American/UK supergroup from this period.
The scene outside Sedgley Post Office today after the burglary on Sunday night Sedgley Post Office is usually a hive of activity at the start of each new week.
Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, will host a senior Cabinet Minister to answer questions and listen to comments from local residents in a session ahead of the forthcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU).
Last night Mr Gove gave a passionate talk about the UK leaving Europe and how we can rid this country of unelected faceless people who over 40 years have dictated the very rules that have destroyed our society and factories, the same faceless rulers ...
While Cameron's team threaten you with World War 3 if we leave the EU, more sensibly today we offer you VAT free energy bills and a commitment to protect our British borders.
You are probably wondering how your child can afford the £9000 per year University fees, full in the knowledge some of our local MP's voted to raise them.