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Double celebration as pub makes its mark

Halesowen News:

10:45am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A thriving Worcestershire pub is celebrating following a double helping of good news that it has been shortlisted for a prestigious food award and been invited to join a respected national pub guide.

Business booms for Stourport firm

Halesowen News:

12:53pm Thursday 16th October 2014

‘HOME comforts’ have helped a conveyor belt manufacturer almost double in size in a year and take on new staff.

Bromsgrove business sponsors feature race at racecourse meeting

Halesowen News:

2:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE business marked its 75th anniversary in style by sponsoring the feature race at a recent Worcester Racecourse meeting.

Black Country tool specialist preparing to double in size after investment joy

Halesowen News:

12:33pm Friday 10th October 2014

A LYE toolmaking company will mark its 45th year in business by doubling in size after clinching investment worth £500,000.

Lighting specialist has bright future thanks to £1.2m boost

Halesowen News: Marcus Hook from Finance Birmingham with Angela Spires, Ivan Shaw and Ian Thomas from Lightsense UK

12:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE company has been given a £1.2m boost.

D-day for pensions

Halesowen News:

6:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

WYRE FOREST businesses are being warned they must - from now on - make sure they are offering a pension to their staff.

Sporting club celebrates one year anniversary

Halesowen News: Philip Blundall, Keeley Smith, Lisa Jordan, Stephanie Chambers, Jodie Taylor, Pam Browning, Neill Beaman and Rob Taylor.

12:50pm Saturday 4th October 2014

A SPORTING club has just celebrated its first year in business.

Redditch gym up for another three prestigious awards

Halesowen News: Chrissy Ingram, Jane Maries and Zoe Cooke from Gymophobics are hoping for triple success. SP

6:10pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

FOLLOWING on from last year’s success at the National Fitness Awards, Gymophobics is delighted is delighted to announce that the ladies only gym has been shortlisted for three further awards in 2014.

Redditch firm in the driving seat for charity event

Halesowen News: (10611034)

3:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

BUSINESSES from across Worcestershire recently swapped suits for overalls and got behind the wheel in aid of a popular charity.

Landlords must be ready for new immigration rules

Halesowen News:

2:52pm Thursday 25th September 2014

LANDLORDS are being warned to begin checking the immigration status of new tenants so they are not slapped with a £3,000 fine when tough new rules come into effect.

Make your money work harder

Halesowen News:

9:14am Friday 19th September 2014

This month, our personal finance columnist, Mitch Hopkinson, looks at ways in which people can make their money work harder for them, at a time when record low interest rates mean keeping large deposits of cash is no longer a viable option in order to maximise funds.

Tax expert to head up firm’s private client department

Halesowen News:

5:05pm Monday 15th September 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE accountancy practice Ormerod Rutter has appointed an experienced tax professional to bolster its private client offering.

Law firms keeps Sophie in the saddle with sponsorship deal

Halesowen News:

3:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

KIDDERMINSTER law firm mfg Solicitors has agreed to support a promising event rider who competes in events across the UK.

Timely warning for landlords over HMRC campaign

Halesowen News:

1:15pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

LANDLORDS are being urged to declare income from their properties or face the risk of severe penalties.

Experienced family lawyer joins Worcester practice

Halesowen News:

12:48pm Monday 8th September 2014

AN experienced collaborative family lawyer has joined Worcester practice HallmarkHulme.

Put your health in your hands

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A BROMSGROVE woman is hoping to share her knowledge of food intolerances with local residents.

Expert's praise for new family drug and alcohol court

Halesowen News:

9:07am Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW court which aims to give unprecedented support to the children of alcoholics and drug addicts has been welcomed by one of Kidderminster’s leading family lawyers.

Prospect of higher mortgage repayments worries homeowners

11:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

UK homeowners are facing the worrying prospect of higher mortgage repayments when interest rates rise and research conducted by has found that mortgage-holding homeowners expect to pay, on average, almost £600 (£590) more a year on repayments if interest rates rise by 0.5%.

Latest migration statistics due

8:21am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Government's attempts to slash net migration to the tens of thousands will come under the spotlight today as official figures are released amid increased debate over the inclusion of international students in the target.

Cameron praises 'single market' UK

8:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Prime Minister will hail the UK as one of the world's ''oldest and most successful single markets'' as he campaigns to keep the country together.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber urges business people to get a slice of the action

6:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is encouraging businesspeople to dust off their cook books and bake some tasty cakes for its Business Expo at The Three Counties Showground, Malvern on Thursday, September 18.

Wyre Forest IT firm pitches in for Worcestershire County Cricket Club

6:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

AN IT support company which has offices in Stourport and Kidderminster has again been selected as the official IT partner of Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

First Direct tops customer poll

4:12pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

FIRST Direct has retained top spot in a customer satisfaction poll of current account providers while Barclays languishes in bottom place for the first time.

Deadline looms for CPP cover claims

2:06pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PEOPLE who were mis-sold a type of cover for bank and credit cards face a last-minute dash to return their claim forms now or else they will miss out on compensation.

Aldi and Lidl keep up the pressure

2:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HALF of households shopped at Aldi or Lidl at least once over the summer as the discounters kept up their pressure on the "big four" supermarkets.

Britain is 'deeply elitist society'

2:01pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BRITAIN is still "deeply elitist" with privately-educated pupils and Oxbridge graduates continuing to dominate top roles in society, a major new report warns.

Business leaders backing No vote

1:58pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GROUP of 130 business leaders have insisted that the case for Scottish independence "has not been made".

House prices near top state schools come at a premium

10:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

PARENTS in the postal district of the Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire face paying a premium of £483,031 (154%) compared to the average house price in neighbouring areas, according to new research by Lloyds Bank.

RBS fined £14m over mortgage advice

8:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

STATE-backed Royal Bank of Scotland was today fined £14.5 million after the City regulator found "serious failings" in its advice to mortgage customers.

TNT ad banned over post claims

8:05am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN ad in which TNT Post compared itself to Royal Mail has been banned for implying that it offered the same service and similar prices as its competitor.

Redditch industrial estate fully let

Halesowen News:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A REDDITCH industrial estate is again fully let following the completion of deals involving four units, national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has announced.

Hartlebury communications agency's staff hits 150 mark

Halesowen News:

6:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A HARTLEBURY-based communications agency's recruitment drive during 2014 has seen its staff numbers reach 150.

Worcestershire firm gets lift in global market

6:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MANUFACTURER and supplier of specialist equipment for lifts, based at Hallow, near Worcester, is targeting a significant increase in new global clients as well as further penetration in its domestic UK market following £600,000 in funding from Santander Corporate and Commercial.

Concern over taxman accounts access

1:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PEOPLE may revert to hiding their cash "under the mattress" amid fears that their money is not safe if controversial plans enabling the taxman to seize money directly from accounts are implemented, the Building Societies Association (BSA) has warned.

WHO call for curb on e-cigarettes

1:41pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ELECTRONIC cigarettes should be banned from indoor spaces and face curbs on their sale over health fears, the World Health Organisation has said.

Facebook to cut 'click-bait' links

1:38pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FACEBOOK has announced plans to cut down on "click-bait" articles that appear on user news feeds, as the company says it wants to tackle spam on the site.

Super Isa launch sees savings surge

1:36pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CONSUMERSstrongly ramped up their cash savings in July as the new "super Isa", which allows more money to be put away tax-free, was launched, banks have reported.

Amazon pays £585m for game website

1:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AMAZON has splashed out nearly a billion dollars to buy game streaming website Twitch just three years after it was founded.

160k join property millionaire club

8:29am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MORE than 160,000 new property millionaires have been created over the last year in Britain as the housing market recovery has taken off, according to a website.

Bus passengers 'have been let down'

8:28am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BUS passengers have been let down by a lack of competition and a failure of deregulation, a report by a think-tank has said.

West Midlands firms urged to tap into bioenergy opportunities

6:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WEST Midlands businesses and entrepreneurs are being urged to tap into the growth opportunities around bioenergy - forecast to generate in excess of £12 billion of new business in the UK in the next decade - following the launch of a new suite of "innovation services" from an Aston University research and business engagement team.

Redditch accountant warns over insolvencies surge

Halesowen News:

6:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SURGE in the number of people becoming insolvent has prompted a fresh warning from a Redditch-based finance specialist about the need for individuals and business owners to manage their finances "closer than ever".

New cycle storage causes hubbub at Stourbridge station

Halesowen News:

6:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEW cycle storage facilities have been unveiled at a Black Country railway station.

'Retry' system to avoid 'bounced' payments extending next month

6:40am Monday 25th August 2014

FROM Monday, September 1 a retry process will be extended within the banking industry to help customers avoid late payment charges on their account.

Jobs around house skills could be 'DIY-ing out'

6:20am Monday 25th August 2014

BANK holidays are traditionally the time when homeowners catch up on DIY jobs but recent figures suggest the skills are DIY-ing out.

The Law of Summer - humorous holiday-time scenarios explored with QualitySolicitors

6:10am Monday 25th August 2014

A HIGH street law network has applied its legal expertise to a series of summertime questions, with a humorous twist.

New mapping tool for Government property and land

6:40am Sunday 24th August 2014

A NEW tool mapping Government property and land is available for the first time.

People set to live average of 20 years in retirement says Pru

6:20am Sunday 24th August 2014

PEOPLE turning 65 this year can expect to average nearly 20 years in retirement, according to new analysis published by Prudential.

'Property rights must be respected in fracking' says rural watchdog

6:10am Sunday 24th August 2014

THE CLA (Country Land and Business Association) has accused the Government of having too little regard for property rights and long-term liabilities in its enthusiasm to realise shale gas extraction.

Rural watchdog warns of potential legal pitfalls over sky lanterns

7:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE CLA (Country Land and Business Association) says that a new code of practice intended to ensure the responsible sale and safe use of sky lanterns fails to address the fact that lanterns carrying naked flames cannot be controlled.


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