Tag "Dudley"

Dudley stallholders to get 30pc rent discount

Dudley Market Place

Market stallholders have been offered a 30 per cent rent discount after they reported a drop in trade since the start of a multi-million pound town centre transformation project.

Giants of industry loyal to their roots


Joseph William Sankey of Bilston, Noah Hingley of Netherton and Dudley, and Sir Alfred Hickman of Bilston and Wolverhampton are names that even now resonate with business prowess, economic power, social prestige and municipal endeavour.

Lifting the lid on engineering feat

HGV driver David Foster underneath the 10-ton lid for a steel-making crucible on its way to Thermofax in Dudley

Heavy engineering made a return to one of the Black Country’s most historic industrial sites, when the 10-ton lid for a steelmaking crucible was delivered to a firm.

Unemployment spikes in region, but claimant count down

The UK unemployment rate is currently 6.9%, the lowest for five years.

Unemployment in the West Midlands has bucked the national trend with an upward spike to 224,000, the latest official figures reveal. But, in contrast, the number of people recorded as claiming jobseeker's allowance has fallen.

Seizure of Sandwell tethered horses is welcomed

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The extension of a policy of seizing horses which are roaming the streets or tethered on public land in the Black Country has been welcomed by a councillor whose ward has been blighted by problems.

Group's concerns over training and skills

Martin Dudley, of Thomas Dudley (left) with chamber president Ninder Johal, and Dr Adam Marshall (right)

The executive director of policy and external affairs from the British Chambers of Commerce met members of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Platinum Group members in Dudley to discuss the economy.