Spring coat care

Dudley News: Spring coat care

10:25am Thursday 17th April 2014

With spring in full swing it is time to give your canine friend a bit of TLC after a long, wet and muddy winter and as the temperature rises. During the colder months we often avoid bathing our dogs to prevent chills and to maintain healthy grease in their coats and we can sometimes get a bit relaxed about completing their regular brush and groom and nail clip too! So why not use spring as inspiration to treat your dog to a full service? Whether you are preparing for spring or summer dog shows or simply giving him a clean up ready to enjoy the warmer weather, he is sure to appreciate your efforts!

Hollywood heartthrob Tom Hardy heading to Brum for premiere of Locke

Dudley News: Driven: Tom Hardy in Locke

11:45am Monday 14th April 2014

HOLLYWOOD hotshot actor Tom Hardy will be in the Midlands this week for the premiere of his brand new film Locke.

How the budget will affect you

Dudley News: Imagination and desire needed to fulfil your financial destiny

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

This month Mitch Hopkinson, a winner of the Financial Adviser, a Financial Times publication, ‘UK Independent Financial Adviser of the Year’ award, looks at how the budget will affect you. Are you a bingo player or an aspiring Lamborghini owner?

Customers seeking the total freedom that caravan ownership offers

12:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

Last summer’s glorious sunny weather, the improving economy and the total freedom offered by owning a caravan or motorhome are fuelling a record start to the year for a business with a base in Stourport-on-Severn.

"Grief can be a great force for energy"

Dudley News: "Grief can be a great force for energy"

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Pottery queen Emma Bridgewater's creations may be bright and breezy, but there's a lot of heartache behind her success. She tells Hannah Stephenson about her mother's tragic accident and how stress took its toll on her health.

Making a break for fitness

Dudley News: Making a break for fitness

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Lunch breaks can be a great chance to top up your fitness and boost your wellbeing. Lynsey Charleston works out some work-break wonders.

It's fight or flight for Hathaway

Dudley News: It's fight or flight for Hathaway

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Despite a triumphant awards season, Anne Hathaway's overexposure led to a vitriolic attack from the world's media last year. Now, she's emerged from the shadows ready for the spotlight once more, as Susan Griffin discovers.

The bookcase

Dudley News: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

In fine Voice

Dudley News: Ricky Wilson, centre, with the Kaiser Chiefs

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Ricky Wilson is the man of the moment thanks to a certain TV talent show. But it was very nearly game over for the Kaiser Chiefs, as Andy Welch finds out.

Jim joins the judging panel

Dudley News: Jim joins the judging panel

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

An interview with horticulturalist Jim Buttress, about the problems of staging a TV gardening competition - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Ape expectations in Rwanda

Dudley News: A gorilla with her baby at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

April marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide which tore Rwanda apart. Sarah Marshall finds out how, two decades on, gorilla conservation and wildlife tourism are putting this African country on the path to a brighter future.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Billy Bragg,"Live at the Union Chapel London" (Cooking Vinyl)- The atmospheric Union Chapel in Islington provided the venue for a very special Billy Bragg concert in June 2013, as the Bard of Barking and his impressive band regaled their London audience with some choice extracts from his recently released album,"Tooth & Nail" and a generous helping of classic creations from his illustrious back catalogue. Bragg's approach to music-making may be a little more mellow and folksy these days but the passage of time hasn't dimmed the impact of emotionally charged ditties such as "Between The Wars" or "Never Buy The Sun," and this splendid CD/DVD package closes with Billy's solo rendition of the entire "Life's A Riot With Spy Vs.Spy" album.

DVD Review - April 12

Dudley News: DVD Review - April 12

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Fashion's candy crush saga

Dudley News: Fashion's candy crush saga

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Go sickly sweet in this season's pastel tones for Easter. Lisa Haynes shows you how to hit a stylish sugar high.

Cracking beauty finds

Dudley News: Cracking beauty finds

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Easter eggs are so last year. Lisa Haynes unveils the beauty alternatives to a serious cocoa overdose.

Thirsty work

Dudley News: Thirsty work

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist Sam Wylie-Harris hunts down the best bottles to compliment a traditional Easter spread.

Lamb swaps for Easter

Dudley News: Lamb swaps for Easter

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

With Easter around the corner, it's the perfect time to feast on succulent lamb - but you don't have to stick to the traditional roast. Ewe could try a tasty tagine, and chops aren't baa-d either, as chef Mark Sargeant tells Keeley Bolger.

Six of the best Easter-themed treats

Dudley News: Six of the best Easter-themed treats

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best Easter-themed treats.

The family way

Dudley News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

There's no excuse for kids to sit staring at screens throughout the Easter holidays, says Lisa Salmon. Not when there's a wealth of other fun ideas around, come rain or shine.

Training your puppy

Dudley News: Training your puppy

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

So you have just picked up a little bundle of joy; your new puppy! But where to begin on training this cute bundle of fluff to be the type of dog you want as an adult? Efficient and effective training is vital from a young age to ensure a happy, healthy and obedient canine friend.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

9:58am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Singin' in the rain

Dudley News: Singin' in the rain

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Survive the April showers with puddle-proof fashion. Lisa Haynes reveals how to make a splash - stylishly.

Would you spot autism in a colleague?

Dudley News: Would you spot autism in a colleague?

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Autism may be a more familiar word these days, but misunderstanding about the condition is still rife. As World Autism Awareness Day approaches, Lisa Salmon hopes that will change.

No more frizzle in the drizzle

Dudley News: No more frizzle in the drizzle

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Battle the hair-spoiling effects of April showers. Lisa Haynes reveals how to give frizz the brush-off.

Bookcase

Dudley News: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

The family way

Dudley News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Paralympic cycling champion and new mum Dame Sarah Storey shares her tips for families thinking of getting on their bikes this Easter.

A blooming great 50th anniversary

Dudley News: A blooming great 50th anniversary

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

An interview with Alan Titchmarsh as he celebrates 50 years in horticulture - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

'Cancer is a constant worry'

Dudley News: 'Cancer is a constant worry'

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

She's never lost for words on the Loose Women panel, but at first, Coleen Nolan "bottled up" her heartache over her late sister Bernie's cancer. Hannah Stephenson finds out when the grief hit hardest.

Life is sweet in the Caribbean

Dudley News: Life is sweet in the Caribbean

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Bars, beaches and renditions of Bruno Mars songs are attracting a young party crowd to Barbados, says Lauren Turner.

Mastering family mealtimes

Dudley News: Mastering family mealtimes

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

The secret to stress-free family cooking is crafting meals everyone enjoys, says cookery writer Annabel Karmel. She tells Lisa Salmon about her new book, and shares three recipes to please kids and grown-ups alike.

DVD Review - March 29

Dudley News: DVD Review - March 29

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Six of the best: Gadgets for fitness fans

Dudley News: Six of the best: Gadgets for fitness fans

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best: Gadgets for fitness fans.

A new dawn for Mt Warning

Dudley News: A new dawn for Mt Warning

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

What's hot and what's not in this week's new releases.

Thirsty work

Dudley News: Thirsty work

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist Sam Wylie-Harris celebrates springtime with some refreshing recipes from her little black book.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Gervais hoppin' for Muppets success

Dudley News: Gervais hoppin' for Muppets success

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Ricky Gervais is never short of a word or two (and acerbic ones at that), but it would seem he's finally met his match. Keeley Bolger catches up with the comedian and his caustic co-star, Constantine the frog.

Spend a night of strife with Mack the Knife at the Rep

Dudley News: Patrick Baldwin in Threepenny Opera

5:06pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE pioneering 1930s musical which spawned the timeless classic Mack the Knife, the biggest ever selling song about a serial killer, is coming to Birmingham.

Dogs for Dementia

Dudley News: Dogs for Dementia

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Can man's best friend, the dog, really make a difference to the care of people suffering with Dementia? The latest research and a fantastic, new Dementia Dog Project, has certainly proved the answer is yes!

The family way

Dudley News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Parents don't need to stop arguing for the sake of their children, they just need to do it better, a relationship expert tells Lisa Salmon.

Collette's down but not out

Dudley News: Collette's down but not out

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

She has talent in spades, but it's her likeability that makes Toni Collette most stand out. As her latest movie, A Long Way Down, is released, the Australian actress tells Keeley Bolger about parenthood, stage fright and why she's pleased she didn't jack it all in.

Six of the best wearable tech

Dudley News: Six of the best wearable tech

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best wearable tech.

Never ending stories

Dudley News: Never ending stories

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

When his elderly father became depressed, entrepreneur Roy Moed decided it was time to start a new chapter. The creator of LifeBook UK tells Abi Jackson his story.

Thirsty work

Dudley News: Thirsty work

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist Sam Wylie-Harris celebrates springtime with the green, tangy taste of New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Go and grow eco

Dudley News: Go and grow eco

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Tips to make your garden more eco-friendly - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

If you can't stand the heat...

Dudley News: If you can't stand the heat...

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Take one journalist, add two tough judges and chuck in a mysterious box of ingredients. Cooking doesn't get tougher than the MasterChef invention test, as Jeananne Craig discovers.

Bookcase

Dudley News: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Cracking the Norse code in Norway

Dudley News: Cracking the Norse code in Norway

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Inspired by British Museum's new Vikings: Life and Legend exhibition, Sarah Marshall visits Norway's rugged and mountainous Lofoten Islands, where Norse legends and fishermen's tales abound.

DVD Review - March 22

Dudley News: DVD Review - March 22

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Apostrophe queen Truss turns to Horror

Dudley News: Apostrophe queen Truss turns to Horror

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A decade on from the runaway success of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, the fuss has died down and Lynne Truss has regained control of her life. As her new horror novel's published, Hannah Stephenson discovers why she's happier being out of the spotlight.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.



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