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Black Country law firm announce £50 million transactions in one year

Stourbridge News:

2:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BLACK Country solicitors, with offices in Dudley, Halesowen and Stourbridge, has announced it topped £50 million in transactions in the last year.

Local financial firm up for top award

Stourbridge News:

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FINANCIAL planning firm in Bromsgrove is in line for a prestigious national award.

More poor teenagers apply for uni

11:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

RISING numbers of poorer teenagers are planning to go to university, but they are still half as likely to apply as their richer peers, new figures suggests.

Lorry speed limit change welcomed

10:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE AA has welcomed a Government decision to raise the speed limit for lorries on rural roads from 40mph to 50mph.

Energy firms face extra storms bill

8:13am Thursday 24th July 2014

REGULATOR Ofgem has ordered energy companies SSE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) to pay an additional £3.3 million after a probe into how they handled last winter's storms.

'Wake-up call' over interest rates

7:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

WAKE-up calls must be urgently sounded to help people plan how to cope with increased borrowing costs amid the prospect of the end of rock-bottom interest rates, a think-tank has argued.

Kidderminster psychology student's work recognised by insurer

Stourbridge News:

6:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

A FINAL year psychology student from Kidderminster has been rewarded by specialist global insurer, Hiscox for her contribution to its workplace design competition.

Bromsgrove financial planning firm in running for national award

Stourbridge News:

6:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BROMSGROVE financial planning firm, which was recently named one of the top 100 in the country, is in line for another national award.

Skilled workers in short supply warns Wyre Forest recruitment specialist

Stourbridge News:

6:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

WYRE FOREST businesses are missing out on cashing in on economic recovery because of a shortage of skilled workers, warns a local recruitment specialist.

Wage growth signal over rate rise

4:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BANK of England governor Mark Carney has signalled that Britain's faltering wage growth is to have an increasingly important bearing on when interest rates will rise.

Fiesta is Britain's top selling car

4:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Ford Fiesta has become Britain's all-time top selling car.

Council workers plan second strike

1:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LOCAL government and school support workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to mount a second day of strike action later this year.

2m Britons to join summer getaway

9:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MORE than two million Britons will head overseas this weekend as the summer holiday getaway gathers pace.

'Risks remain' on Crossrail project

8:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CONSIDERABLE risks remain in delivering the £15.8 billion cross-London Crossrail programme by its target time of 2019, a report by MPs has said.

£11bn deals target achieved early

8:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FOUR-year target of raising £11 billion for the UK economy from deals signed during the London Olympics has been surpassed two years early, the Prime Minister has announced.

Bronzing turns to gold for Dudley entrepreneur

Stourbridge News:

6:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DUDLEY beauty specialist swapped spray tan for spraying champagne after scooping an award.

Brierley Hill law firm's partnership makes awards final

Stourbridge News:

6:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRIERLEY Hill-based law firm Higgs & Sons is celebrating after its Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Aston Business School reached the finals of prestigious academic awards.

West Midlands motor boss pedalling for charity

Stourbridge News:

6:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE managing director of a West Midlands motor business has smashed his fundraising target before setting off on a sponsored cycle ride today.

Home values 'rising £90 a day'

4:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOMES across Britain typically added £90 to their value every day during the first half of 2014 as the housing market gathered momentum, according to a property website.

Internet and mobiles 'essential'

4:01pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

UK consumers now consider the internet and mobile phones to be essential services, a study has confirmed.

Tax revenue fears over IT contract

3:59pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Government's flow of tax revenues could be jeopardised if HM Revenue and Customs fails to secure agreement on a new IT contract, the Whitehall spending watchdog has warned.

Osborne facing deficit challenge

3:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GEORGE Osborne was faced with a mounting challenge to meet his deficit target today as official figures showed the strain on public finances failed to ease in June and in fact worsened over the first quarter of the fiscal year.

Mail shares dive on parcels warning

11:28am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ROYAL Mail shares have fallen to their lowest level since their controversial privatisation last autumn after the group warned that aggressive competition meant parcels revenue for the full year would be lower than expected.

UK attracting record number of inward investment projects

11:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE UK has attracted the most inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s.

Lifelong ban for senior teacher who 'cuddled' pupils

Stourbridge News: The figures were released by the Department for Education

8:42am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FORMER acting headteacher at a Kidderminster school has been banned from classrooms for life after a catalogue of "inappropriate" behaviour towards pupils.

New low in youngsters buying homes

8:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE rate of young people buying homes has fallen to the lowest level on record, a new report says.

£17m for Scottish life sciences

8:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SCOTLAND'S life sciences industry Scotland's life sciences sector will receive a £17 million boost from the UK Treasury, the Chancellor will announce.

Kidderminster carpet firm appoints sales director

Stourbridge News:

7:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

KIDDERMINSTER-based Brockway Carpets has announced the appointment of Shaun Lewis as sales director to support the company’s continuous expansion plans in the UK and global markets.

'Feel-good foods' retailer doubles size of Black Country site

6:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A “FEEL-good foods” retailer launched by the businessmen who created the Julian Graves brand is more than doubling the size of its warehousing and distribution facility in the Black Country.

Law firm advises on care costs and inheritance rules

Stourbridge News:

6:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A LAW firm has outlined a warning to Wyre Forest residents.

New creative director for Bromsgrove agency

Stourbridge News:

6:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BROMSGROVE-based creative agency Superdream has appointed a new creative director.

West Midlanders struggling to pay for homes 'almost doubles' - Shelter

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOUSING and homelessness charity Shelter has launched an appeal calling for urgent support for its advice helpline, as the number of calls taken from people struggling to pay for their homes in the West Midlands has soared by over 97 per cent in the past two years.

Firms must do more to plug skills gaps

Stourbridge News:

4:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

BUSINESSES across Redditch are failing to reap the benefits of the economic recovery because of a shortage of skilled workers, a leading recruitment expert has warned.

Accountants warn over tax credits deadline

3:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN ACCOUNTANTS' organisation is warning people could lose their tax credits if they miss a deadline.

Land Registry completed 1.4m applications in June

2:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

TRANSAction Data shows the Land Registry completed more than 1,414,780 applications from its customers in June.

Bake-Off producer bought by Sky

2:50pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE independent producer behind the BBC's hit show The Great British Bake-Off has been snapped up by BSkyB.

Warning over 'growing burden' of ill-health in workforce

11:50am Monday 21st July 2014

POLITICIANS across all main political parties have today been challenged to respond to what has been described as "the growing burden of ill-health in the UK’s workforce".

Currency union 'not a possibility'

8:23am Monday 21st July 2014

THERE will be no currency union "of any kind" between Scotland and the rest of the UK if the referendum results in a vote for independence, the chair of a Westminster committee insisted.

Clarke quits helm of troubled Tesco

8:18am Monday 21st July 2014

TESCO chief executive Philip Clarke is to quit as the boss of Britain's biggest supermarket.

£18m funding goes to food projects

8:17am Monday 21st July 2014

MAKING lamb tastier to eat and growing new strawberries without soil are among research projects receiving a share of almost £18 million, Downing Street has announced.

Working lone parents 'left behind'

8:15am Monday 21st July 2014

THE recovering job market is "leaving behind single parents" who are struggling to earn the income they need, a charity has warned.

Plans to cut film-makers' red tape

8:13am Monday 21st July 2014

FILM-makers could be handed a way to cut through red tape quickly in order to get their projects off the ground under new Government plans.

Tamworth company expands with leadership support

Stourbridge News:

6:40am Monday 21st July 2014

A TAMWORTH firm of electricians is expanding after receiving support from an innovative leadership programme.

NEC Group caterer appoints venues manager

Stourbridge News:

6:20am Monday 21st July 2014

NEC Group caterer Amadeus has appointed Catherine Schofield as general manager for regional venues.

Halesowen firm earns management re-certification

6:10am Monday 21st July 2014

A HALESOWEN-based company which produces chemicals and adhesives for the construction industry has been awarded re-certification of ISO 14001:2004 and the continuation of OHSAS 18001:2007 & ISO 9001:2008.

'More than a million pensioner households worth over £1m'

6:40am Sunday 20th July 2014

MORE than one million pensioner households in the UK now have total wealth of more than £1 million according to analysis by Prudential of the latest ONS data for 2010-2012.

'Three quarters of planned property purchases to be made jointly'

6:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

MORE than three quarters (77 per cent) of planned property purchases in the next two years will be made jointly, with two in five (39 per cent) of those transactions between friends, family members and unmarried couples.

Baby badges to avoid train awkwardness

6:10am Sunday 20th July 2014

CHILTERN Railways has introduced Baby on Board badges to help mums-to-be avoid awkwardness when travelling on their services.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club announces accountants as partners

Stourbridge News:

6:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE County Cricket Club has announced Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants as the club's official auditors, accountants and taxation partner for 2014.

Insurer offering cash for community projects

6:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

EVERY week during July, insurer Swinton is offering cash donations to help people who need financial assistance to complete an important project for themselves, their neighbours or their wider community.


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