Hagley police reach deal to use parish council's offices

6:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WEST Mercia Police have reached a deal to use Hagley Parish Council's offices in Worcester Road as a drop off point - although the arrangement is unlikely to cut much ice with local residents.


Stourbridge News: 106-year-old Jack Jones, centre, meeting West Brom players James Morrison, left, and Liam O'Neil, right. Buy photo: 161437M

6:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WEST Bromwich Albion players James Morrison and Liam O'Neill popped into Stourbridge this week to pay tribute to their oldest fan.

Stourbridge hospice delves into thriving retro market

Stourbridge News: L r Simon Henwood - MD of Mary Stevens Trading, Guy Brace - shop manager at Victoria Passage, Stevan Jackson - hospice CEO. Buy photo:161410MH

4:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

STOURBRIDE'S Mary Stevens Hospice has expanded its repertoire by delving into the thriving vintage and retro market.

Stourbridge estate agent helps a teenager's dream come true

Stourbridge News: Tracy Elbro

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MONTHS of training paid off for a Stourbridge estate agent, who tackled the London Marathon on Sunday for the first and last time..

Youngsters party with Peppa Pig at Merry Hill

Stourbridge News: L-r Evie Noon, aged four and Lily Noon, aged six from Stourport.

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN'S favourite Peppa Pig popped to Merry Hill yesterday (Monday) to host a party for her loyal fans.

New line dance classes to start in Norton

11:36am Wednesday 16th April 2014

RENOWNED line dance instructor Nigel Rider is starting a new beginners and improvers class at St Michaels Church Centre in Maynard Avenue (off the Broadway), Norton, next Wednesday, April 23, at 7.15pm.

Brierley Hill gym launches Easter egg amnesty

Stourbridge News: Some of Audrey's hand-decorated eggs

11:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BUSY Brierley Hill based PureGym is appealing for donations of Easter eggs to deliver to a local charity.

Sadness at acclaimed Stourbridge-born singer's death

Stourbridge News: Lyndsie in Stourbridge in 1976

10:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE opera buffs have been saddened by the death of internationally acclaimed singer Lyndsie Holland at the age of 79.

Bethel Chapel set to celebrate Good Friday after News appeal sees new organist recruited

10:52am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WOLLESCOTE based Bethel Chapel will be able to go ahead with their traditional Good Friday service following a successful appeal for an organist through the Stourbridge News.

Stourbridge gig will help provide a new school

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A STOURBRIDGE woman has organised a charity gig to raise funds to educate children in Gambia.

Retirement properties given the go-ahead in Hagley

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

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HAGLEY residents have expressed their disappointment that plans to build 44 retirement apartments in a prominent part of the village have received the go-ahead.

Clent thespians set to bring High Society to life

Stourbridge News: L-r Mary Cave as Dinah Lord, Beth Bridgland as Tracy Lord and Ollie Edwards as CK Dexter Haven. Buy photo: 161416MH

5:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CLENT thespians are getting set to bring High Society to life in a village venue this spring.

Flying lifesavers urge Black Country bank holiday fun seekers to stay safe

Stourbridge News: Every flight by Midlands Air Ambulance costs £2,500, all paid for by donations from the public and business

5:19pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BLACK Country people planning an Easter getaway are being urged to stay safe by air ambulance medics.

Dudley Tories will survive despite loss of five retiring councillors

5:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DUDLEY Conservatives will survive despite the news that five long-serving top Tories are to step down at the next election, party leader Councillor Patrick Harley has promised.

Woman injured in Stourbridge ring road smash

Stourbridge News: Fire crews at the scene. Picture courtesy of @StourbridgeFire

5:09pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN suffered serious arm injuries after a her car smashed into a Stourbridge estate agent's office.

Marathon sisters raise more than £2,000 for charity

Stourbridge News: Helen Small and Rebecca Carpenter.

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO sisters raised more than £2,000 for charities close to their hearts by taking part in the London Marathon.

Graffiti wall unveiled at a Wordsley park

Stourbridge News: Members of The Source Youth Centre with cllr Aston.

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GRAFFITI wall featuring an anti-drugs message has been unveiled in a Wordsley park to give youngsters the opportunity to leave their mark legally.

Stourbridge ring road closed after car crashes into property shop

Stourbridge News: Stourbridge ring road closed after car crashes into property shop

1:34pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE ring road has been closed to traffic at St Johns Road after a car smashed into an estate agent's office.

Kinver stage stars gear up for Grease

Stourbridge News: Lara Mitchell as Sandy and Chris Yates as Danny. Buy photo: 161415MH

1:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

KINVER Light Operatic Society stars are gearing up to performGrease at Edgecliff High School next month.

Cheers for magnificent Molly, 12

12:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MAGNIFICENT Molly Martin brought the house down when she took part in the Sport Relief Swimathon at Dudley Leisure Centre.

Cyclists boost borough centre for the blind

Stourbridge News: Cyclists boost Beacon Centre for the Blind

12:41pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE borough's Beacon Centre for the Blind has been boosted by the efforts of cyclists Graham Hodson and Mel Perry who have spent the week pedalling their way around all the major football grounds in the North West of England.

Hospital order for Stourbridge man who carried out Jobcentre sex attack

11:13am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A STOURBRIDGE man who carried out a sex attack on a frightened young woman at the town's Jobcentre has been made the subject of a hospital order.

Football icon Sir Trevor Brooking to open new Kewford Eagles base in Wall Heath

Stourbridge News: Project leader Colin Worthington and spokesman Lynn Boleyn at the new Kewford Eagles site.

12:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWELVE years of toil, sweat and tears will come to a happy conclusion on Saturday April 26 when football icon Sir Trevor Brooking officially opens Kewford Eagles fabulous new facilities in Wall Heath.

Surprise donation pays for Dudley Museum restoration of landscape master's works

Stourbridge News: Sir Alfred East's painting A Native Scene

10:22am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BOROUGH art experts are celebrating a surprise donation for a trio of paintings by a leading British landscape artist.

Wordsley teacher says a fond farewell

Stourbridge News: L-r Kath Tunnicliffe and assistant headteacher Gill Weatherstone, with the clock Miss Tunnicliffe donated as a parting gift, to mark the school's 40th anniversary. Buy this photo: 161402M.

9:28am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A POPULAR teacher has retired after dedicating 36 years to educating youngsters and adults in Wordsley.

Prince's Trust youngsters spruce up entrance at Saltwells Nature Reserve

8:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PRAISEWORTHY young people from the Prince's Trust have been sprucing up the entrance to Saltwells Nature Reserve at Netherton.

Kinver club named Dudley and South Staffs CAMRA branch club of the year - again!

Stourbridge News: Steve Hadley and Vikki Bills at Kinver Constitutional Club with the latest CAMRA awards. Buy photo: 161409L

5:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE drinks are on Kinver Constitutional Club as they continue to mop up Campaign for Real Ale awards.

Before the courts

Stourbridge News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

5:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

The following appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court between April 7-11:

CCTV image released after Hagley burglary

Stourbridge News: The CCTV image released by the police.

4:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace after a burglary at an Indian restaurant in Hagley.

Marathon runner raises £13,500 in memory of sister

Stourbridge News: Georgina Garratt

4:14pm Monday 14th April 2014

FORMER Stourbridge resident, Georgina Garratt has raised more than £13,500 for a charity close to her heart by completing the London Marathon.

Black Country anthem launched to help set the right tone for region's first national day

Stourbridge News: Pictured L/R Steve Edwards from Only Way is Dudley, Cllr Pete Lowe and Rachel Slater, Steve Henley, James Stevens from The Empty Can151412J

3:12pm Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW Black Country anthem is set to help people hit the right note during the region’s national day celebrations.

Stourbridge firefighters tackle woodland blaze

4:12pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Kinver, Stourbridge and Brierley Hill were among those called out to tackle a woodland fire at Millions Wood at Enville last night (Sunday).

Stourbridge salsa gran's TV audition earns her a rare apology from Simon Cowell

Stourbridge News: Stourbridge salsa gran's TV audition earns her a rare apology from Simon Cowell

1:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE'S salsa gran Paddy Jones earned a rare apology from tough-talking TV mogul Simon Cowell after wowing the judges on the first episode of Britain's Got Talent.

Awards will honour the Black Country's inspiring young people

10:43am Monday 14th April 2014

A WALL Heath teenager has organised an awards evening to celebrate the achievements of youngsters across the Black Country.

Lye man to cycle 100 miles in 12 hours for Sport Relief

Stourbridge News: Benjamin Bould

10:18am Monday 14th April 2014

INSPIRED by Davina McCall's recent Sport Relief effort, a Stourbridge cyclist has set himself the challenge of riding 100 miles in 12 hours.

25th birthday celebrations at Stourbridge charity shop

Stourbridge News: 25th birthday celebrations at Stourbridge charity shop

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE charity shop volunteers have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the town's British Heart Foundation outlet.

Primary school pupils invited to enter Dudley young writer of the year competition

5:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

PRIMARY school pupils across the borough will be picking up their pens to compete for the Dudley young writer of the year title.

Borough sailing clubs invite newcomers to take to the water

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

PEOPLE of all ages and abilities across the Black Country and South Staffordshire are invited to push the boat out and have a go at sailing and windsurfing next month.

Borough veterans invited to Dudley's Armed Forces Day celebrations

Stourbridge News: Borough veterans invited to Dudley's Armed Forces Day celebrations

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

BOROUGH veterans are invited to have their commemorative medals and badges officially presented at this year's Armed Forces Day at Himley Hall.

Black Country housing association donates to help the hungry

Stourbridge News: Keira Lymath with a box of long-life foods and toiletries ready to be donated to a foodbank.

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill based housing association has donated money to help the work of foodbanks.

Borough hospital staff and volunteers commended for long service

Stourbridge News: Chairman John Edwards, left, and chief executive Paula Clark, right, with Nicola Bussey (centre) who has dedicated 40 years to the Trust.

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

STAFF from borough hospitals who attended a long service awards bash have notched up more than 500 years of service between them.

Peppa Pig to visit borough libraries this Easter

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

POPULAR children’s character Peppa Pig will be visiting two borough libraries during the Easter holidays.

MP to host drop-in surgery in Stourbridge on Saturday

Stourbridge News: Margot James MP

4:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James is hosting another drop-in advice surgery in the town tomorrow (Saturday April 12).

UKIP party leader Nigel Farage to visit Dudley

Stourbridge News: Nigel Farage.

4:06pm Friday 11th April 2014

NIGEL Farage MEP, leader of Britain’s UKIP party, will be paying a visit to Dudley to attend a major public meeting ahead of the forthcoming European elections.

Stourbridge man caught with cannabis allowed to keep his freedom

11:59am Friday 11th April 2014

A STOURBRIDGE man caught with a jar of cannabis hours after he had been given a community order for possessing a "significant" quantity of the controlled drug has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Kingswinford student admits downloading child porn pics

11:39am Friday 11th April 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD university student from Kingswinford has admitted being caught with thousands of indecent photographs of children.

Hats off to fundraising Stourbridge pupils

Stourbridge News: Easter bonnet parade at Ham Dingle Primary. Christopher Maxfield with others behind.

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A STOURBRIDGE primary school came up with a cracking plan to raise funds for charity.

Norton hair salon in running for two top awards

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A NORTON hairdressing salon hopes to prove a cut above the rest after being nominated for two prestigious awards.

Singing Stourbridge caretaker says fond farewell

Stourbridge News: Mike Marsden singing into broom handle, watched by pupils, back l-r Jonathan Turnock (11), Leigh Taylor (11), Jacob Bate (11) and Katie Green (10). Front l-r Lily Blackwell (7), Callum Palmer (8), Lydia Sharkey (7) and Jack Smith (8). Buy this photo: 1614

3:25pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A LONG-SERVING caretaker, renowned singing while he works, has said a fond farewell to a Pedmore primary school this Easter.

MP to host universities event tonight

Stourbridge News: Margot James MP

1:47pm Thursday 10th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James is hosting a Universities Outreach event tonight (Thursday April 10) in Stourbridge as part of her Raising Aspirations programme for pupils at Black Country schools.


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