THE next meeting of the Halesowen History Society takes place on Thursday March 2, at 7.15pmThe group welcomes back speaker Max Keen, who will be giving a talk on the five-month long Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.
Our snow leopard enclosure appeal has been boosted by the fundraising efforts of an animal-mad eight year-old, who has raised £70 for DZG.
DZG’s £295,000 anniversary revamp programme is underway with contractors getting to work on a new-look home for one of our rarest species of primate.
It’s National Nest Box Week and we’ve joined forces with a group of crafty Dudley pensioners to help care for the site’s feathered friends.
We’ve said goodbye to three lemurs who have gone to join a new animal collection in York, but said a brief hello to a familiar face! Black lemurs, Florence and Kagani, as well as collared lemur, Fred, have joined Askham Bryan Wildlife and ...
Do you love shopping? Then did you know you can support DZG through your purchases? We’ve signed up to Buy2Help, an online shopping experience where people can buy a variety of goods from fashion, gifts, beauty and furniture and donate to us ...
Discover all about some of the nosiest primates on site with our new half term talks.
We’re continuing our look back at DZG across the decades as part of our 80 th anniversary celebrations.
There was a streak of pink in Flamingo Falls yesterday morning as our leggy birds made a dash outside.
IF SOMEONE asked you to name a type of fire engine your response, especially if you are of a certain age, may be Green Goddess, but I would instantly reply Simon Snorkel.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air across DZG’s 40-acre site for the many furry, feathered, prickly and scaly couples who have been carefully matched as part of vital breeding programmes to ensure the continuing survival of the world’s ...
A GROUP of budding volunteers are this week learning the ancient craft of hedglelaying at one of the borough's local nature reserves.
DZG’s conservation work for critically endangered Sumatran tigers have earned us a Silver Certificate from 21 st Century Tiger in recognition of our fundraising efforts The certificate acknowledges the £1,000 we donated to the charity last year, ...
Five new exotic arrivals have boosted the Reptile House stock.
Smile! Our gelada baboons are getting in on the selfie act in this fab family photo! Here’s dad, Ebano, proudly showing off his brood – females Jimma, Tana and Addis and his three boys, Billie, Ambo and little Gimbi in their half-acre natural ...
A new Football Academy which is a joint partnership between Dudley College and Stourbridge FC has opened its doors to male players wanting to take their first steps into professional football.
We’re getting set to reopen Lorikeet Lookout tomorrow, allowing visitors to feed our colourful birds.
DZG’s blue and gold macaw, Charlie, has been well and truly spoilt thanks to the generosity of her adopter.
REGARDING your article in The Bugle of January 25, on the 'stink pipes'.
READING about the Belgian refugees over the last couple of weeks reminded me of the Belgian House at the end of Whites Drive in Sedgley.
DUDLEY will say goodbye to one of its best-known sons later this week, when the funeral of sweet factory legend Teddy Gray takes place at St Edmund's Church.
Calling all our arty young visitors – we’re challenging you to help us create a unique ‘zoovenir’ for our 80 th anniversary.
Snow leopard, Taïga, has been up to mischief and broken the enclosure’s waterfall! Big cat keepers couldn’t fathom how the water pipe had been removed from the pool, until zoo member, Karen Edwards shed light on the mystery when she caught the ...
We’ve lots going on at DZG this 80 th anniversary year and there’s just four weeks left of our winter offer to discover it for yourself for free! Every full-paying person who visits us until the end of February will be given a ticket for a ...
The conditions were far from great, but in the depths of winter it is nice just to get an image of the sun as it skirts the roof lines and tree tops of the urban environment.
This little decaying active region had very little other than a few plasma rifts going on, and, with a sun heading towards solar minimum is why a scope like the 0.2m Airylab HaT is the way forward.
Not really a lot going on on in this image taken in Calcium light of the north eastern limb of our star taken with the 80mm scope at 2000mm focal length with the PGR CH3 and 2x2 binning.
It’s party time in the chimp house today as it’s Mandy’s 40 th birthday! And for her big day, primate keepers surprised all seven girls to an enrichment gift inside their indoor den, bursting with delicious tastes, smells and interesting ...
While todays seeing wasn't great there were moments when it showed some promise, to the point I decided to get out the 100mm Tal100R refractor.
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.