Man allowed to keep his freedom after being caught driving stolen car

Stourbridge News:

5:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD man caught driving a £16,000 Vauxhall car belonging to a Brierley Hill firm just 72 hours after it had been stolen has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Wordsley councillors slam plans to build new Co-Op store on pub car park

Stourbridge News:

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THREE Wordsley councillors have come together to condemn a proposal to build a new Co-Op convenience store on the Ashwood Inn car park in Sandringham Place.

Youngsters carve spooky pumpkins at Merry Hill

Stourbridge News:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS carved ghostly faces into pumpkins as they got into the Halloween spirit at Merry Hill.

Wordsley Speed Watch scheme aims to put the brakes on motorists

Stourbridge News: Back l-r - resident Mike Hands and Adam McCarroll, Wordsley councillor Derrick Hemingsley. Front l-r - Reece McCarroll, aged six, and Megan McCarroll, aged two. Buy photo: 441411ET

2:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORDSLEY'S community Speed Watch scheme which aims to put the brakes on motorists who whizz past schools has been gathering pace.

Breaking news Former Tory leader Jones in shock shadow cabinet return

Stourbridge News: Cllr Les Jones says the home won't close on his watch

1:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

FORMER Dudley Council leader Cllr Les Jones has made a dramatic return to front bench politics in the wake of Tory defections.

Bathroom company expands into the Black Country

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BATHROOM supplies company is hoping to clean up in the Black Country when it opens its first showroom outside Yorkshire.

Men jailed for attacking Kingswinford man with iron bar

Stourbridge News:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO men have been jailed for settling a grievance by smashing their way into a Kingswinford man's home and viciously attacking him with an iron bar.

Zoo animals tuck into tasty treats this Halloween

Stourbridge News:

10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE animals at Dudley Zoo have been getting into the Halloween spirit by tucking into tasty pumpkin treats.

Government under fire ahead of firefighters strike

Stourbridge News: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WEST Midlands rescue service leader has accused the Government of playing "Russian roulette" with public safety as firefighters prepare for a four-day strike from tonight (Friday).

Stourbridge shopping centre to host spooky fun sessions this Saturday

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8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

STOURBRIDGE’S Ryemarket shopping centre is laying on post Halloween spooky fun activities this Saturday (November 1).

Blow for Tories as borough councillors defect to Labour

Stourbridge News:

5:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DUDLEY’S Conservative group has been dealt a blow after two borough councillors defected to Labour claiming Tories are out of touch.

Norton nursery to celebrate 20th birthday

Stourbridge News: Bicester charity fete and funday

3:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NORTON nursery is inviting past and present children to join in on its 20th birthday celebrations.

Work gets underway to boost parking spaces at Stourbridge Junction railway station

Stourbridge News: Cllr Mohammed Hanif, Centro’s lead member for Stourbridge, Brenda Lawrence, London Midland’s head of route for Snow Hill lines and Cllr Roger Horton, Centro’s lead member for rail and Metro get work on the new Park and Ride extension und

1:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORK has got underway to create an extra 223 parking spaces at Stourbridge Junction railway station thanks to a £900,000 Park and Ride extension.

Spooky fun in Kingswinford as ghost story writer stops off

Stourbridge News: Cary Scrivens from Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver and Morgan Turley from Crestwood with author David Shelton. Buy photo: 431426L

1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GHOST story author Dave Shelton brought his spooktacular tales to life when he stopped off to talk to students at a Kingswinford school.

Belbroughton churchgoers complete Bishop's faith course

Stourbridge News:

12:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BELBROUGHTON Christians have completed a course designed to relate their Christian faith to their own life and locality.

Kinver residents asked to name new retirement development

Stourbridge News:

12:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VILLAGERS could win £150 by suggesting a name for a new retirement development in Kinver.

Borough parents urged to protect youngsters against flu

Stourbridge News: Wharfedale parents urged to take up flu spray despite controversy

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

PARENTS in Dudley borough are being reminded to get their youngsters vaccinated against flu.

Pedmore woman has emotional reunion with long-lost sisters

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PEDMORE pensioner who was put into care as a child has enjoyed an emotional reunion with three sisters she didn't know existed.

Clent thespians gear up for Blackadder show

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COMIC theatre company cast members will be bringing to life TV comedy Blackadder Goes Forth next week.

Crews move into Kinver's £1.9m community fire station

Stourbridge News:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have now moved into Kinver’s new £1.9 million community fire station.

Free magazines for Dudley's library users

Stourbridge News:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than 100 top magazines are available to read for free online through Dudley’s Council’s library service.

Tesco bosses say they were "right" to build Stourbridge superstore - one year on

Stourbridge News: Tesco in Stourbridge

1:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AS the town's Tesco superstore celebrates12 months of trading this week - supermarket bosses have declared it was "the right choice to come to Stourbridge".

Whistle-blower lost job after complaint about hospital patient who died at bus stop, tribunal hears

Stourbridge News: Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley

11:50am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WHISTLE-BLOWING complaint about an elderly male patient found dead at a bus stop after being left there in the early hours following his discharge from a Dudley hospital allegedly led to a security manager losing his job, a tribunal heard.

MP welcomes hospital’s graduate training programme for nurses

11:12am Wednesday 29th October 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James gave praise in Parliament to a graduate trainee programme for nursing put in place by bosses at Russells Hall Hospital.

Stourbridge hairdressers get to the root of fundraising by taking part in carrot walk

Stourbridge News:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO Stourbridge hairdressers proved a carrot crop above the rest - by dressing up as a pair of carrots and cavorting down Birmingham's busy Broad Street.

Stourbridge Football Club rallies round to help injured player

Stourbridge News:

9:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CARING Stourbridge Football Club has been rallying around to help one of their players after he sustained an horrific injury.

Protesters rally against proposed cuts to Dudley's youth service

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PROTESTERS say proposed cuts to the borough's youth services are a "shattering blow to young people" and will lead to the "total destruction" of the service.

Stourbridge teacher scoops top award

Stourbridge News:

6:42pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A STOURBRIDGE educator has been named Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School at the prestigious Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Councillors plan festive sleep out to highlight plight of the borough's homeless

Stourbridge News:

5:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO Stourbridge councillors are set to sleep rough this Christmas to help try and raise awareness of homeless teenagers in the area.

Belbroughton residents to be consulted over proposed multi-million water site

Stourbridge News: Severn Trent Water is fined after amonia is released

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Belbroughton are being asked for their views on plans to build a multi-million pound alternative water supply site for Birmingham.

Stourbridge Hobbit fan is Middle-earth bound after winning dream trip

Stourbridge News: Kyle Pedley. Buy photo: 441417MH

3:28pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A STOURBRIDGE film fan and blogger has won the trip of a lifetime to New Zealand to see an exclusive screening of the new Hobbit movie, visit the set of Middle-earth and meet director Peter Jackson himself.

Little Mix to switch on Merry Hill's Christmas lights

Stourbridge News: Little Mix will play Westonbirt on June 20

3:19pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

LITTLE Mix will bring festive cheer to Merry Hill when they switch on this year's Christmas lights.

Kingswinford man admits making indecent images of children

Stourbridge News:

3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A KINGSWINFORD man has admitted charges involving the making, possession and distribution of nearly 14,000 sickening indecent photographs of children.

Mayor joins poppy appeal launch in Brierley Hill

Stourbridge News: L-R - Mayor of Dudley - Cllr Margaret Aston - launches Quarry Bank's poppy appeal at Asda, Brierley Hill, with Gloria Donovan - events manager for Quarry Bank Royal British Legion. Buy Photo: 441415ET

2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Mayor of Dudley joined stalwarts from Quarry Bank Royal British Legion to launch this year's poppy appeal.

Stourbridge artist set to open her home for annual charity exhibition

Stourbridge News:

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CONTEMPORARY artist Pascale Bigot will be opening up her Stourbridge home once again for an annual fundraising exhibition.

Horse rider rescued after fall in Belbroughton

Stourbridge News:

11:51am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A WOMAN was rescued from a muddy bridleway after she fell off her horse in Belbroughton.

Volunteer custody visitors sought to visit cells across the West Midlands

Stourbridge News: Press conference with detective chief superintendent Steve Jupp from West Midlands police on murders of Avatar and Carole Kolar.

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WEST Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is looking for people keen to spend time behind bars.

Before the courts

Stourbridge News: Court Report - January 16, 2014

5:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between October 20 and 24:

Jilted jailbird went on Black Country crime spree after learning lover had a new man

Stourbridge News: Drug addict Sean Wilson had 66 previous convictions

2:39pm Monday 27th October 2014

A JILTED jailbird returned to crime after his partner had found a new lover while he was in prison.

Witness appeal after Hagley crash

Stourbridge News:

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a car careered off the road and hit a tree in Hagley.

Dudley Council shortlisted for national award

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

DUDLEY Council has been shortlisted for a national planning award for cracking down on rogue landlords.

Man suffers serious leg injury in Wollescote crash

Stourbridge News:

9:02am Monday 27th October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered serious leg injuries after a crash in Wollescote.

Pumpkin trails and creepy craft activities on offer at beauty spots

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

NATIONAL Trust properties at Clent Hills and Kinver Edge are laying on pumpkin trails and creepy crafts this Halloween.

Joe Brown to perform in Dudley

Stourbridge News: Joe Brown

5:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

ROCK ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown is heading to Dudley with a new show next month.

Man taken to hospital after Gornal crash

Stourbridge News:

12:46pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a crash in Gornal this morning (Sunday).

Dudley Building Society launches new member forum

Stourbridge News: Dudley Building Society chief executive Jeremy Wood

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

MEMBERS of Dudley Building Society got chance to meet and share their views with the society’s chief executive at a new member forum.

Black Country Chamber unveils new website

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

THE Black Country Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website as part of its drive to help double the size of the Black Country economy over the next decade.

West Midlands Ambulance Service issue top tips for darker nights

Stourbridge News: DRUNK TANK: Trying to ease pressure on emergency services.

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AS the darker nights draw in, West Midlands Ambulance Service has issued some tips to ensure people stay safe.

Halloween themed half-term fun at the Black Country Living Museum

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

LITTLE monsters will be far from bored at Black Country Living Museum this half-term.

Harvest festival supports elderly in Stourbridge and Halesowen

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

KIND-hearted Kidderminster students donated a selection of harvest gifts to the Stourbridge and Halesowen branch of Age Concern.




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