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Local Businesses Directory

Our business directory is powered by Scoot, a leading online search company who deliver fast and relevant results to users and exposure across multiple search directories for local businesses.


Search our comprehensive classified listings or post your own advertisement and wait for the phone to ring. Our searchable directory remains a popular online destination for buyers and sellers alike.

Or if you are looking to place an ad you can create a free private listing for items up to £250.

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With over 80,000 registered users and up to 30,000 jobs listed each week means job seekers in the West Midlands are among the first to hear about any new jobs available locally. With our easy to setup job alert by email service you can be sure you’ll never miss out on the job that you have been looking for.

If you are a recruiter, we have a range of packages available to suit your needs. Over 200 local businesses trust us for their recruitment needs every week.

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Public Notices

We list all the public notices that are placed with us by your local authority, You can search planning applications, traffic announcements, licencing applications, legal notices along with contracts & tenders.

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Family Announcements

The family announcements section is very popular with users and carries a wealth of celebratory bereavement notices from birth announcements through to weddings, memoriam and thank-yous You can leave a message against any notice and upload photos or even share on social media if you want friends and family kept updated. We even allow you setup alerts against a notice so that you can be kept informed when somebody else has added a photo or a comment.

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