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Three Black Country football legends honoured with a statue in West Bromwich


The Three Degrees – Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson – have been immortalised with a 10ft bronze statue, erected in West Bromwich last month. The statue represents the resilience of the three iconic players and the lasting impression they made on the game.

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Profits and turnover up for Sandwell bus company


Sandwell-based bus and coach operator Rotala saw both turnover and profits rise in its last financial year due to its successful growth strategy.

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International Women in Engineering Day 2019


International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is taking place this year on Sunday 23 June. Are you getting involved to help to raise the profile of women in engineering?


Opportunity for Sandwell manufacturing firms to take part in 5G trials


Calling all Sandwell manufacturing and engineering firms. West Midlands 5G (WM5G) is looking for businesses of all sizes across the West Midlands to take part in a programme to test 5G-powered technology.


Things are hotting up at #madeinsandwell Monday with Tansun infrared heaters


This week’s #madeinsandwell Monday star has us all feeling particularly radiant. Tansun has been heating people and places for over 35 years from its base on Ridgacre Road in West Bromwich.


Oldbury: a plan that could bring dozens of jobs to Sandwell


Developer Opus Land and partner Palmer Capital have agreed to acquire land in Oldbury to build a 120,000 sq ft industrial unit.

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Sandwell businesses: meet your MP


Here’s your chance to ask important questions of your MP in a Question Time-style panel. The event takes place on Friday 21 June at the Sandwell Business Solutions Centre – find out more.

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Jan Britton visits Sandwell companies in recognition of their success


Sandwell Council’s Chief Executive Jan Britton has been out and about in Sandwell, visiting three companies in recognition of their recent success. Read about his visit to Latham’s Steel Security Doorsets.

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#madeinsandwell Monday revisited: Barnshaws ploughs on to new market success


This week we’re revisiting #madeinsandwell Monday star Barnshaw Steel Bending Group, which is using its curved metal fabrication expertise to help increase productivity in the agricultural sector. Find out how.

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Black Country Living Museum gets approval for revamp


Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has given approval for the latest phase of a multi-million pound transformation of the Black Country Living Museum.

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