We’re continuing our 80 th year celebrations by revealing a new look anniversary logo.
MANY of the great houses, where the wealthy industrial magnates of the Black Country once lived, have gone.
Visitors to Lion Ridge will be able to get even closer to our big cats as we prepare to install a new lookout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re inviting visitors to find out more about our feathered friends as we highlight the Big Garden Birdwatch.
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...
BLACK COUNTRY clubs enjoyed mixed success earlier this month in the third round of the FA Cup.
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 former Minister for Business Innovation and Skills visited Dudley College yesterday as an ambassador for the National Students Union (NUS).
We’re saddened to hear of the death of Black Country confectioner, Ted Gray, who has been part of DZG tradition for many years.
We’re hoping to take a trip down Memory Lane for DZG’s 80 th anniversary.
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.
MANY youngsters collected football cards, stickers and other memorabilia but do readers remember these souvenirs from the early 1970s?Raymond Harris of Bilston collected the full set of the Esso Collection of Football Club Badges, and recently...
DUDLEY ZOO are promising a fun-packed 2017 as they mark the popular attraction's 80th anniversary.
It’s a fantastic start to 2017 for Ellis Robinson as the 20-year-old has landed a Trainee Keeper position at DZG.
Our cheeky black and white lemur, Yoda, has his flag out in celebration as we’ve been named as a double finalist in The English Hospitality Awards 2017.
DZG’s five wild dogs are keeping the winter chills at bay in their newly heated outdoor den.
We’ve welcomed a new female black lemur to DZG as part of a European breeding programme.
OVER the festive season the plight of refugees around the world weighed heavily on the minds of many kind-hearted people.
Panto stars Joe McElderry and Lucy Kay enjoyed some free time meeting the animals at DZG.
Heath and Social Care students handed over a cheque for £446 to help the creation of a 'wig room' enabling those with cancer to have wig fittings locally.
I WONDER if any readers could help me to locate this stuffed fish?This fine specimen of a bream weighed 4lb and was caught by my grandfather, a steelworker, of Brewery Street, Kate's Hill, Dudley.
DZG’s popular chairlift is currently grounded as it undergoes its yearly safety check.
Psst… Hello! It’s the Asiatic short-clawed otters here, to tell you the zoo’s otterly great news that a grand total of 310,672 people visited us throughout 2016 and 21,373 in December alone! That’s an incredible 31,073 up on 2015’s total ...
DZG staff are celebrating after passing the 2016 Visit England Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme for the fifteenth consecutive year! The VAQAS – Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme – award is issued by Visit England and follows a secret ...
Our rainbow lorikeets and roul roul partridges are enjoying some healthy fruit kebabs this New Year.
Altogether now… Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Jorong, Happy Birthday to you! Our handsome alpha male Bornean orangutan is 22 today! Primate keepers have been busy whipping up a tasty ape friendly cake for the ...
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.
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 .