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6:20am Saturday 19th April 2014
THE average mum puts in 31 hours of housework every week, the equivalent of four full working days and made up of 23 hours’ work during the week and another eight hours on a typical weekend according to research by Direct Line.
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THE executive director of policy and external affairs, British Chambers of Commerce, Adam Marshall, met Black Country Chamber of Commerce Platinum Group members to discuss the economy nationally, especially post-Budget.
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6:40am Sunday 13th April 2014
ONE in seven (14 per cent) of those planning to retire this year has made no personal pension provision and will be either totally or heavily dependent on the State Pension, according to research by Prudential.
6:20am Sunday 13th April 2014
THE cost of restoring a flood-hit three-bedroom house to its former condition could be, on average, £30,000, with flood proofing costing an additional £15,000 according to data issued by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
6:10am Sunday 13th April 2014
SAVVY youngsters are saving more than their parents’ generation did, with 94 per cent of today’s 11 to 16-year-olds setting money aside for the future, according to new research from Santander 123 Mini.
6:40am Saturday 12th April 2014
6:20am Saturday 12th April 2014
NEW research from Direct Line for Business (DL4B) reveals that nearly two thirds of mums (65 per cent) with children under the age of 10 are considering starting a business from home in the next three years.
6:10am Saturday 12th April 2014
7:40am Friday 11th April 2014
THE average number of houses sold per chartered surveyor in the West Midlands jumped to its highest level in four years during the first three months of 2014 as increasing numbers of buyers looked to test the housing market right across the country, says the RICS March Residential Market Survey.
7:10am Friday 11th April 2014
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RENT rises will be overtaken by wage growth in 2014, while disposable income for those in the private rented sector is set to grow for the first whole year since the financial crisis, according to the latest analysis by LSL Property Services.
6:20am Friday 11th April 2014
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8:08am Thursday 10th April 2014
ENERGY giant British Gas has been ordered to pay £5.6 million in compensation and fines for blocking business from switching suppliers and failing to tell others their contracts were ending, Ofgem said.
8:06am Thursday 10th April 2014
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SEVERN Valley Railway’s (SVR) Footplate Experience has announced a new partnership, teaming up with 3 Wheel Drive Limited, in partnership with Morgan Motors, to provide guests with a heritage transport experience package.
6:10am Thursday 10th April 2014
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10:15am Tuesday 8th April 2014
Bournville College has been granted European Funding to invest into a scheme which will offer free courses to support the training of workers across the West Midlands including Stourbridge and Kidderminster.
4:16pm Tuesday 8th April 2014
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8:57am Tuesday 8th April 2014
CIDER drinkers across the world will enjoy an extra 704 million pints a year by 2018, offering major export opportunities for producers in Britain and across the Midlands, according to industry bosses.
8:39am Tuesday 8th April 2014
IN the Third Annual Review of the economic performance and characteristics of the 39 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas, Worcestershire has been ranked top of the league for its firms’ product to market strategies.
8:11am Tuesday 8th April 2014
2:30pm Monday 7th April 2014
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8:14am Monday 7th April 2014
THE link between growth and ordinary families' finances has been "broken", as the proceeds of economic recovery disproportionately go to the rich and the rising cost of essentials hits middle-income earners hard, Labour leader Ed Miliband has warned.
7:40am Monday 7th April 2014
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The old carpet factories which were part of life for many in the Wyre Forest area, were mainly Victorian North light buildings constructed at a time when workers put up with whatever conditions they had to, in order to earn a living.
6:40am Sunday 6th April 2014
A SERIES of consumer advice guides have been issued by the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors to offer free practical advice to homeowners on a range of plumbing and heating-related subjects.
6:20am Sunday 6th April 2014
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6:40am Saturday 5th April 2014
SALES of sewing machines at online retailer Argos are up by 56 per cent compared to this time last year, as Brits have been inspired to sew by the second season of the BBC2 show The Great British Sewing Bee.
6:20am Saturday 5th April 2014
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Your Say Your Halesowen
We were all surprised, and deeply touched, by the number of people who came to our assistance - passers by, staff and customers from the chip shop and another business owner from across the road who came to us with his first aid kit. − Jayne PickfordWe were delighted at all the Blackheath good Samaritans »
The warden apparently observed the vehicle from 2.28pm. Where had he been waiting and had he not seen the collision? Why didn't he come forward to offer any assistance? I am just glad everyone else we've had to deal with was helpful and not looking to make money. − Mrs J M CantrillA helping hand would have been nice, not a parking ticket »