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600 JCB jobs on offer an hour from Birmingham 

9 Mar 18

Renowned manufacturer has launched a major recruitment drive for its bases in Staffordshire and the East Midlands…

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30 days of human: day #41 Lidl Ireland ask how your weekend was 

7 Mar 18

So, spare a thought for Lidl Ireland.

Work Experience 

23 Feb 18

Oliver Anderson, son of ICONSYS Senior
Project Engineer Rob Anderson, spent a week at the beginning of February at
ICONSYS as part of his work experience.

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Solihull Apprenticeship Show 2018 

7 Feb 18

This is being held at The Renewal Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull tomorrow, between 3pm and 7.30pm.

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WMG software powers next generation intelligent JCBs 

9 Nov 17

Intelligent construction machines which are more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly are set to enter the market, thanks to pioneering software developed by WMG, at the University of Warwick, and JCB.

200,000 sq ft of lettings at Marchington Industrial Estate 

7 Nov 17

Hortons’ Estate Limited, the Birmingham-based property company, has secured 200,000 sq ft of lettings at Marchington Industrial Estate in Staffordshire.

A-level results 2017: ​Bloxwich Academy 

17 Aug 17

Students at Bloxwich Academy continue to raise the bar with another record breaking set of results.

JCB used in botched Kings Bromley cash machine raid 

2 Aug 17

A group of masked men flee leaving the cash machine behind when disturbed by police.

Masked crooks use stolen JCB to ram-raid Co-op in Lichfield Road,… 

2 Aug 17

MASKED raiders used a stolen JCB digger in a failed bid to steal a cash machine from the wall of a Kings Bromley shop.

JCB forklift catches fire in Walsall 

16 Feb 17

FIREFIGHTERS were called to deal with a JCB forklift on fire in Walsall yesterday (Thursday, February 15).

Rich List 2017: No.2 – Lord Bamford and family 

26 Jan 17

The pro-Brexit JCB boss is confident about opening new markets after missing out on this year’s top ranking in the Birmingham Post Rich List…

JCB workers will see wages rise after agreeing 3-year pay deal 

19 Dec 16

Workers at digger giant JCB have voted to accept a 2.2 per cent pay rise in the New Year as part of a three-year wage deal.

Teenager tried to steal JCB from Canley building site 

17 Nov 16

Police were called to a site in Coventry after Patryk Pisarek was seen on a fork lift truck…

JCB Workmax utility vehicle stolen from Raikes Lane in Wall near… 

20 Oct 16

THIEVES are believed to have hot-wired a JCB which has been stolen from outside a property near Lichfield.

JCB set to quit CBI due to its anti-Brexit stance 

11 Oct 16

STAFFORDSHIRE excavator manufacturer JCB has quit the CBI reportedly in a row over the organisations stance on Brexit.

Did you witness a road traffic collision near Uttoxeter? 

8 Sep 16

STAFFORDSHIRE police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a road traffic collision today, Thursday 8 September.

Lichfield Cars in the Park 2016 raises £32,000 for charity 

30 Jul 16

THIS year’s Rotary Cars in the Park in Lichfield raised 32,000 for charity.

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Water Orton bridge closed: flooding 

17 Jun 16

The bridge between Water Orton and Minworth/Castle Vale The bridge linking Castle Vale and Minworth to Water Orton is closed this morning (17th June) because of flooding.

Luke Concannon, 25 May 2016 

22 May 16

25 May 2016 – Folk at Kitchen Garden Cafe As one half of Folk Hip Hop duo Nizlopi, Luke sold close to a million copies of number one single The JCB Song, played on the same bill as Billy Bragg, Jamie Cullum and Christina Aguilera, and was the main …

Coventry dad hopes to walk again after being paralysed in horrific motorbike accident 

21 Mar 16

Kevin Evans only survived colliding with JCB because of his fitness, said doctors…

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.1 – Lord Bamford & family 

21 Jan 16

Lord Bamfords JCB one of the worlds most famous companies celebrated 70 years in business in October…

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Review: My First JCB Farm Fun Tractor Tim 

28 Oct 15

Little Mr is a big fan of anything with wheels so when Golden Bear Toys sent him My First JCB Farm Fun Tractor Tim , he was very excited.

Staffordshire marks JCB at 70 

23 Oct 15

Staffordshire County Council’s leader says the county is celebrating seven decades of one of its flagship companies today.

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Review: Fun for the whole family at Diggerland Devon 

15 Aug 15

Imagine a place where you can sit in the driving seat of a JCB 3CX digger and get to ride around a field? Imagine a place where you can move mounds of earth in a 6 tonne digger and even play hook a duck with a digger too! This place is real and it&#…

JCB executive banned from roads after crashing Audi while twice the drink drive limit 

24 Jul 15

A JCB executive was twice the drink drive limit when he crashed his Audi into another car near a petrol station in Rugeley.