£82m Dudley leisure and retail development revealed

An image of the Portersfield development in Dudley which has been released show shops and bars, linked by open plan walkways for shoppers once it gets the green light. A planning application has been submitted to Dudley Council planners by...

Shortlist for Channel 4 Cities Revealed

The shortlist for Channel 4 relocation has been revealed with West Midlands listed for the national headquarters or creative hub, alongside Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. The region put forward Birmingham and Coventry as potential homes...

Council Approve New Supermarket in Birmingham

Plans for a new supermarket in Birmingham have been approved at today's council planning meeting. The giant food shop, is set to be built in Longbridge's Austin Avenue, next to Smyths toy shop. The application is in the name of...

Dudley Takeaway Fined After Zero Hygiene Rating

A Dudley takeaway that has had a has scoring a stomach-churning zero hygiene rating has been fined. Environmental health inspectors at Dudley Council found the Kings Takeaway in Brierley Hill, High Street all rusty, damaged and unclean equipment during a...

A Landlord Fined More Than £180,000

A "rogue landlord" who left tenants living in unacceptable living conditions in Selly Oak and Edgbaston has been ordered to pay a ground-breaking fine. Leila Amjadi, who runs Vertu Capital Ltd, was found guilty of 35 offences against four properties...

Residents in Ward End Want Fair Deal

The Government will be seizing 12 homes under compulsory purchase orders this means it is legal order to buy land or property against the wishes of the home owners on May 1 for the HS2 maintenance depot. Owners of these...

Selly Oak Hospital Home for Nurses to be Renovated into Luxury Apartments

A home for Selly Oak Hospital nurses on Willow Road, Bournville is to be renovated into 18 luxury apartments The landmark was built in 1907 to help provide accommodation for nurses at Selly Oak Hospital. The conversion and restoration work...

Council Tax set to increase

Council tax is set to rise by an extra £12 to pay for the running of the West Midlands Mayor's office and infrastructure investment. This comes just weeks after David Jamieson, the region's police and crime commissioner (PCC), revealed plans...

Things to know for First Time buyers when getting on the property ladder

When buying your first house everyone has their own opinion on how you should approach it, here is a few things to bear in mind. Dealing with Mortage Advisors  - Ask the questions you need to know and any concerns...

Hundreds of empty private properties brought back into use

Hundreds of privately-owned properties in Wolverhampton that stood empty for years have been transformed into family homes thanks to the efforts of City of Wolverhampton Council. Its Empty Property Strategy, launched in 2010, has seen more than 1,400 houses which...