Dudley council homes to be revamped in £15million refurbishment programme

Stourbridge News:

5:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

COUNCIL homes across the borough are to be revamped as part of a £15million refurbishment programme.

MP delighted at new PPS role

Stourbridge News: Margot James MP

5:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James has spoken of her delight at becoming Parliamentary Private Secretary to William Hague.

Dudley church to host service to remember WWI heroes

Stourbridge News:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are invited to remember those who gave their lives in the First World War at a church service marking 100 years since the conflict began.

Stourbridge pub landlord calls time and moves on

Stourbridge News:

3:51pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A POPULAR Stourbridge pub will call last orders on Saturday night (August 2).

Oldswinford cyclists raise £7,000 after 500-mile charity ride

Stourbridge News: L to R - Andrew Monaghan, Marco Di Leo, Tom Swingler, Matt Idle, Mark Upton, Jason Green and Rhodri Williams.

12:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOUR courageous cyclists fromOldswinford pulled out all the stops when they completed a compelling charity bike ride from Yorkshire to Paris.

Wollaston pub to raise funds for Macmillan

Stourbridge News:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOLLASTON pub will host an afternoon of family fun to raise funds for a good cause.

Bulldozers call time on The Prince of Wales

Stourbridge News: Prince of Wales demolition site. 311431L (8802799)

11:34am Thursday 31st July 2014

BULLDOZERS have finally called time on former Stourbridge celebrity pub The Prince of Wales which has been demolished to make way for new homes after a long legal wrangle.

Black Country members of construction industry gang jailed for £8 million fraud

Stourbridge News:

10:45am Thursday 31st July 2014

FIVE Black Country fraudsters have been jailed for stealing £8m from the taxpayer following a six-year investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.

Campaigning Hagley doc gears up to march for the NHS

Stourbridge News: Dr David Nicholl

10:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

A CAMPAIGNING Hagley doctor is among hundreds of people worried about the future of the NHS gearing up for a march to Parliament.

Dudley mayor experiences life as a blind town centre user

Stourbridge News:

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

DUDLEY’S first citizen got a taste of life without sight during a blindfolded visit to the town centre.

Stourbridge widows invited to join social group

Stourbridge News:

2:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WIDOWS in Stourbridge are being invited to join a social networking group to help rebuild their social life.

Forgotten Stourbridge soldier to be remembered on war memorial 100 years after his death

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A FORGOTTEN Stourbridge soldier killed in WWI is set to be remembered following a successful campaign to add his name to the town's war memorial nearly 100 years after his death.

Labour campaigner calls for speedier access to GPs

Stourbridge News:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BLACK Country Labour candidate Natasha Millward is calling for people across Dudley to be given better access to their GP after figures revealed many patients are having to wait at least seven days for an appointment.

Graffiti yobs target Brierley Hill

Stourbridge News:

3:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

VANDALS armed with spray paint left Brierley Hill looking "a state" when they graffitied walls, telecom boxes and shop shutters.

Top new church job for former Dudley vicar

Stourbridge News:

4:01pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FORMER Dudley vicar Revd Canon Robert Jones is to be the next Archdeacon of Worcester.

Stourbridge's Side By Side group swells its audience numbers

Stourbridge News: Sue Wallin from Norton has been made an MBE for her work with the Side By Side Theatre Company

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE theatre group Side By Side has been bucking the trend by increasing the size of its audiences.

Little Daisy-Mae joins parents on the Good Morning Britain sofa

Stourbridge News:

11:53am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PREMATURE Black Country baby has become a star of the small screen after an appearance on breakfast television.

Kingswinford museum prepares to showcase the best of British

Stourbridge News: Tuck into fish and chips at Great British Quiz

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BROADFIELD House Glass Museum in Kingswinford will be bringing out the best of British this Saturday (August 2) when its stages its annual free family fun day.

Gutsy car crash survivor gears up for charity bike in aid of hospital that treated him

Stourbridge News: Left to right - Tom Meade, Damian Chana, Kionne Potter and Dan Timmins.

5:26pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FULLY recovered Dan Timmins never forgot the kindness showed to him by staff at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being involved in freak car accident near Wassell Grove over two years ago.

Stourbridge comedy theatre group seeks new behind-the-scenes stars

Stourbridge News:

4:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NORTON based comedy theatre group has appealed for help in the hope of improving its productions.

TOWIE couple add glamour to Wordsley charity event

Stourbridge News:

4:11pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

STARS from The Only Way is Essex added glamour to a Wordsley beauty salon's bumper charity event.

Wordsley woman took overdose after becoming increasingly depressed, inquest told

Stourbridge News:

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WORDSLEY woman with a history of mental health problems took an overdose after becoming increasingly depressed following her mother's death, an inquest was told.

Before the courts

Stourbridge News: Squatters failed to report death of man in Southall - dug grave in garden for body

2:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between July 21 and 25:

Tributes to Darby and Joan stalwart

Stourbridge News: Renie Holt

12:35pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

LARGER than life Kingswinford character Renie Holt has died at the age of 95.

Pensnett man spared jail after drunken and armed outburst at hospital

Stourbridge News: Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD Pensnett man who returned to Russells Hall Hospital armed with a metal bar after being ejected from the premises by security staff because of his drunken aggressive behaviour has been spared jail.

Man rescued from Clent Hills

Stourbridge News:

6:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN has been rescued from Clent Hills after falling down a hole and injuring his leg.

Volunteer parents honoured in regional awards

Stourbridge News: The National Childbirth Trust is a nationwide support network for new parents

4:33pm Monday 28th July 2014

DEDICATED volunteers from the NCT Stourbridge and Halesowen Branch have been recognised in the West Midlands NCT Stars Awards.

Dudley people urged to turn 'lights out' to remember fallen WWI servicemen

Stourbridge News:

12:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are being asked to turn out their lights next month as a mark of respect to the servicemen and women who died for their country during the First World War.

Dudley Zoo’s Sumatran tiger chosen as face of Global Tiger Day

Stourbridge News:

11:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DUDLEY Zoo’s Sumatran tigress, Daseep, has been chosen as the face of an international conservation campaign for Global Tiger Day.

Service of reflection at Lye church

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A LYE church will hold a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Time to whip out the knitting needles and get crafty for Age UK Dudley

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

NIMBLE-fingered knitters in the borough are being asked to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for Age UK’s Big Knit.

Dudley's mental health trust scoops gold star for inclusion work

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

DUDLEY and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has been awarded a gold star rating for its work on equality and inclusion.

Snakes set to be among creepy creatures being shown off to borough bookworms

Stourbridge News: SNAKES.JPG

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CREEPY creatures are set to feature in summer entertainment for borough bookworms at Dudley library events.

Britain's Got Talent stars Bars & Melody will meet fans at Merry Hill

Stourbridge News: Bars and Melody on Britain's Got Talent

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

BRITAIN’S Got Talent finalists Bars & Melody will make an appearance at Merry Hill on Wednesday (July 30).

Bumper fundraising event in Brierley Hill

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

FAMILIES can enjoy a day of fun in Brierley Hill while raising money for two good causes.

Countdown on for end of Dudley awards ceremony nominations

Stourbridge News: Put your clocks back

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE final countdown is underway to the deadline for nominations for prestigious Dudley borough awards.

Museum hosts fancy dress competition to mark World War One anniversary

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

BOROUGH youngsters are being asked to take part in a fancy dress competition with a difference at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery.

Wordsley resurfacing works may cause delays

Stourbridge News:

5:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned resurfacing works at Camp Hill in Wordsley may cause delays.

700 people object to proposed Brierley Hill recycling plant

Stourbridge News: Artist's impression of the Clean Power recycling centre proposed for Brierley Hill

4:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

MORE than 700 people have lodged new objections to plans for a massive waste recycling plant in Brierley Hill.

Prolific arsonist jailed for torching cars in Wall Heath

Stourbridge News:

3:26pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN arsonist who endangered the lives of Wall Heath when he set a pub outbuilding and four parked cars on fire, has been jailed for 10 years.

Dudley prepares to tackle pothole problem after scooping extra Government cash

Stourbridge News: £286k to spend on potholes

1:34pm Friday 25th July 2014

DUDLEY Council has announced a programme of works to help reduce the number of potholes across the borough following an injection of Government cash.

Brierley Hill firm struggles to recruit despite high unemployment levels

Stourbridge News:

1:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

BOSSES at a Brierley Hill insurance firm say they are baffled as to why they can’t fill vacant jobs despite higher than average levels of unemployment in the town.

Lye brothers jailed and branded "bullies" by judge

Stourbridge News: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A LYE man who was armed with a machete when he burst into the home of a frightened family has been locked up for 33 months.

People urged to ensure they can vote to choose new crime commissioner

Stourbridge News: Cornwall election results: Frantic deal making as vote throws up a few surprises

8:30am Friday 25th July 2014

DUDLEY people are being urged to make sure they are registered to have a say in who will run the region’s police force.

New heritage ranger appointed at Stourbridge park

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

DEBORAH Merrick has been appointed as the first ever heritage ranger for Mary Steven's Park.

Hagley club to host Junior Open Golf Tournament next week

Stourbridge News:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

COLLEGE students will be tee-ing off in a competition at Hagley Golf & Country Club next week.

Gruffalo to roar into Stourbridge

Stourbridge News: Gruffalo

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Gruffalo will roar into Stourbridge for a storytelling session next month.

Work starts on new retirement properties in Hagley

Stourbridge News: An artist's impression of the upcoming development in Hagley.

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CONSTRUCTION work is now underway to build 44 retirement apartments in Hagley.

New outdoor gym installed in Clent

Stourbridge News: BMM301401a
New gym opening at Clent park,The park funded by Bromsgrove District Council:
(L) Margaret Sherry, John Ruck - Civic Head, and Sophie Hancock - Youth counsellor
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3:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VILLAGERS can keep fit at a Clent park after the installation of council-funded gym equipment.

Stourbridge MP to host drop-in-surgery in Lye this afternoon

Stourbridge News: Margot James MP

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James is holding a drop-in advice surgery in Lye this afternoon (Thursday July 24).




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