Blackpool's back with fun for all the family

Dudley News:

10:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

Blackpool has always been my favourite seaside resort - I have fond memories of riding a donkey along the beach as a child, exploring the piers and being amazed by the illuminations.

Anyone who has ever loved, couldn't walk on by Burt Bacharach in concert

Dudley News:

4:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Birds suddenly appeared and stars fell down from the sky when Burt Bacharach performed in Birmingham last night, writes Steve Zacharanda.

A wee problem that's more common than you think

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Men are notorious for burying their heads in the sand about their health, and it seems this is especially true when it comes to things going on 'down there' potentially relating to the prostate, the gland which sits underneath men's bladders, surrounds the urethra and produces semen.

Believing in life after death

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

By Jeananne Craig, Press Association

Six of the best: grooming gadgets

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sparkly smile

About a girl

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

hen news emerges of an actor releasing an album, it's hard to stifle the groans.

Back to cool

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A sticky, heatwave can melt away the foundations of your working wardrobe in an instant.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

All aboard the perfect pre-cruise stopover

Dudley News:

11:49am Monday 21st July 2014

When you are looking forward to a relaxing getaway on a leisurely cruise, the last thing you need is a three-hour, early-morning drive to the coast in order to make the departure time.

Setting sail for island time travel

Dudley News:

11:20am Monday 21st July 2014

From the moment our ferry set sail across the gleaming waters of The Solent from Southampton, we knew our maiden voyage to the Isle of Wight was going to be memorable.

A Bug's Life

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Prime Minister has warned that antibiotic resistance could soon cast the world "back into the dark ages of medicine", and the Chief Medical Officer has said it poses a threat as important and deadly as climate change and international terrorism.

It's a dog's life for BGT'S Ashleigh

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

It's no wonder Ashleigh Butler describes her life as "surreal".

A zest for life in Sorrento

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Using the same care and attention a jeweller might employ to handle precious stones, 68-year-old farmer Peppino Nunziata examines the plump, waxy lemons hanging from wooden pergolas in his 10,000 square metre garden.

Club Tropicana

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

If you don't have a plane ticket booked for the tropics, get some exotic escapism via your closet.

James and the giant peace

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

James returned with a new album earlier this year, six years after their previous work.

Steel Pulse preparing for reggae fun in the sun at Simmer Down

Dudley News:

5:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE biggest reggae festival in the Midlands is set to take place in scorching temperatures this weekend.

Attenborough takes action for butterflies

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Since creating a meadow area in his own back garden three years ago, Sir David Attenborough has enjoyed an influx of wildlife and is this year hoping to see a wide range of butterflies visiting it.

Unsung heroes of wartime hospitals

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Young soldiers being killed or horrifically injured in brutal warfare is the classic image of the First World War.

Knightley Night New York

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Keira Knightley's a little peeved. It's the mention of her appearance on The Graham Norton Show, in which she revealed her husband's attempts to teach her the guitar almost ended in divorce, that's done it.

Why Ireland will drive you wild

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

I rest on my kayak paddle and gaze at the horizon as a golden hue from the setting sun illuminates the pale waters at Killary fjord.

Get curried away

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

For many of us, Indian food conjures up images of a naughty but nice takeaway with all the trimmings, or a quick and calorific curry ready meal.

It's all white

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

If you've overdosed on bright colour, zingy neons and bold prints so far this summer, make a clean break with white. The coolest shade of the season is the ideal tonic for the heatwave months.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Judas Priest back at the altar

Dudley News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Heavy metal, to use the phrase coined all the way back in the late Sixties, is among the most enduring genres of music.

Kimichi School of Music hits right note with open day

Dudley News:

2:25pm Friday 11th July 2014

MUSIC-LOVING children are being given the chance to hone their skills at a special music workshop this weekend.

Healthy holidays

Dudley News:

7:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

After packing shorts, T-shirts and sunglasses for that long-awaited sunshine holiday, don't forget another essential for your summer family getaway - a well-stocked first aid kit.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Sarandon's on the road again

Dudley News:

4:46pm Friday 4th July 2014

Susan Sarandon is reflecting on a "crazy" moment a few weeks ago where she set thousands of film fans' hearts aflutter.

Gray's skies brighten

Dudley News:

3:51pm Friday 4th July 2014

When David Gray released White Ladder in 1998, it became something of a slow-burning success.

Tickets still available for giant Wireless festival in Brum

Dudley News:

3:57pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TICKETS are still available for the three day Wireless music festival in Birmingham this weekend.

Five favourite Abz giving the love at Brum birthday bash

Dudley News: Abz Love

4:04pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

FANS of Five favourite and Celebrity Big Brother star Abz can get the chance to party with their hero tonight (Tuesday).

The Waiting is over - beautiful music on route to Britain from Barcelona

Dudley News: Raquel and the Professor

12:35pm Monday 30th June 2014

A BRAND new band, by way of Birmingham, Columbia and Barcelona, is putting the beauty back into the Britain often boring music scene.

Life's a beach

Dudley News: Life's a beach

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Football isn't the only focus of Rio right now. Famed for their toned curves, some of Victoria's Secret top supermodels hail from Brazil. Just Google the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio or Adriana Lima for some serious beach body inspiration.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Joy in the slow lane

Dudley News: Joy in the slow lane

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

It's almost three years since Slow Club released their second album, Paradise.

I owe Simon Cowell'

Dudley News: I owe Simon Cowell'

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Leona Lewis may have recently severed ties with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music, but there's no bad blood between her and the media mogul.

A wealth of treasure on Costa Rica

Dudley News: A wealth of treasure on Costa Rica

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

As the driver slams on his breaks, passengers in the back of the mini bus lurch forwards. The perilous pedestrian blocking our path, however, doesn't seem to be in any hurry to cross the road. Hardly surprising since, even at top speed, this three-toed sloth can only muster 0.15mph.

No chemical attraction

Dudley News: No chemical attraction

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Modern life exposes us to chemicals every second - from the food we eat and the water we drink to the everyday products we use, and even the air we breathe.

Mile high cocktails

Dudley News: Mile high cocktails

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

If you're lucky enough to fly British Airways First Class, you now won't only have the extensive wine list to consider, you can also taste an award-winning cocktail, courtesy of James Fowler, the World Class UK Bartender of the Year 2014 .

Six of the best: Digital cameras

Dudley News: Six of the best: Digital cameras

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

It's going fast

Score a style hat trick

Dudley News: Score a style hat trick

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

The sporting calendar is virtually impossible to avoid this summer. Admit defeat and channel your favourite tournament with this season's sports luxe trend.

Another chapter in Sellers' tasty Story

Dudley News: Another chapter in Sellers' tasty Story

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Among the truffles and foie gras on the menu at Michelin-starred restaurant Story, sits the unlikely foodie offering of bread and dripping.

Best dressed guest

Dudley News: Best dressed guest

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Forget the bikini season panic. There's nothing like a summer event dress code to put you in a fashion spin.

Be a summer smoothie

Dudley News: Be a summer smoothie

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Most of us rejoice at the start of summer, but there is one serious downfall: depilation - and lots of it. A woman's legs and armpits amounts to around 78,000 hair follicles.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

All the world's a stage for Spacey

Dudley News: All the world's a stage for Spacey

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

There are moments in his new documentary film where you forget that Kevin Spacey is a world famous, Oscar-winning star.

This is England well on the way to inspiring a nation

Dudley News: Jimmy Davis

4:32pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

ENGLAND has finally got a World Cup song it can be proud of - and it is a hip hop tune from the streets of Birmingham.

Shades of summer

Dudley News: Shades of summer

6:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

It's not officially summer until you've got a shiny new pair of sunglasses on your head.

Rock some Rio style

Dudley News: Rock some Rio style

6:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

So what if the World Cup isn't top of your priorities? Revelling in this summer's Brazilian-inspired beauty turns the football thing into a whole different ball game...

Going with the flow on the Rhine

Dudley News: Going with the flow on the Rhine

6:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

Admiring the last drops of sunlight sparkling on the canals of Amsterdam, it is hard to believe that just two days ago I was sipping champagne as I watched the sun go down behind the impressive skyline of Cologne in Germany.



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