Before the courts

Stourbridge News:

4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between August 18-22:

Curfew for man who trashed Dudley flat

Stourbridge News:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MAN who trashed the Dudley flat he shared with his girlfriend when their relationship hit the rocks has been given a three month curfew.

Endurance trek by Halesowen pensioner

Stourbridge News:

1:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A 75-year-old Halesowen pensioner completed a 190-mile coast to coast walk despite suffering from cataracts and glaucoma and twisting his ankle twice.

Halesowen's Great Black Country Run on course to be the biggest yet

Stourbridge News: Long running success: Last year's Black Country Run

12:11pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIS year's Black Country Road Run in Halesowen is on course to be the biggest yet.

Netherton man charged with Cradley Heath bus assault

Stourbridge News:

11:09am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NETHERTON man has been charged with sexual assault on a bus in Cradley Heath.

Bill Oddie opens £20,000 baboons enclosure at Dudley Zoo

Stourbridge News:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CONSERVATIONIST and TV Presenter, Bill Oddie has officially opened Dudley Zoo's £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit.

Hundreds in memorial bike ride for Colley Gate cancer victim

12:29pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

MORE than 300 bikers are expected to take part in a memorial ride out from Halesowen on Sunday in honour of a Colley Gate cancer victim.

Halesowen Scouts picked for world jamboree

Stourbridge News:

10:35am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TEN Halesowen Scouts and two leaders are looking forward to a trip of a lifetime after being selected to attend an international jamboree in Japan.

Bus collides with a car in Dudley

Stourbridge News:

10:12am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A DUDLEY road was closed this morning (Wednesday) after a bus collided with a car.

Big guns out on battle to save Sedgley pub

Stourbridge News: UKIP Nigel Farage visits Seven Stars pub to join the campaign dedicated to saving the pub. He is pictured with protestors John Hurst and Joy Bills. 341468M

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SEDGLEY people are mobilising and bringing out some big guns in a battle to save their local pub.

Financial tips on offer at Gornal, Upper Gornal and Woodsetton community forum

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DUDLEY borough folk can find out ways to save money and obtain other top financial tips by attending a public meeting next week.

Concern as Dudley Council house rent arrears top £1.4million

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOROUGH bosses have vowed to help vulnerable people after it was revealed that cash-strapped Dudley council house tenants owe more than £1.4million in unpaid rent.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust to host AGM

Stourbridge News:

3:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DUDLEY and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is inviting members of the public to attend its AGM on Friday September 26.

Decision on Halesowen mosque extension appeal due next month

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DECISION on whether Halesowen Muslims will appeal against the rejection of plans to add two 21ft minarets and a central dome to a former Methodist church is expected next month.

Halesowen decorating store holding three month competition

2:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PAINTERS and decorators can pop into the Dulux Decorator Centre between September and November for hints and tips on their trade.

Contracts exchanged in Leasowes walled garden sale

Stourbridge News: Leasowes walled garden set to return to former glory

3:25pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CONTRACTS have been exchanged in the sale of the Leasowes historic walled garden to the Hales Owen Abbey Trust.

Garden makeover boost for blind Rowley Regis girl

Stourbridge News:

2:23pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAKEOVER of a Rowley Regis garden is set to transform the life a blind youngster who can play out at home for the first time.

New arts competition being held in Rowley

1:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ARTISTS are being urged to be inspired by Rowley and enter an art competition.

Halesowen yob spits in police car and threatens police after abusing ex-partner

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A YOB from Halesowen who left police with a £120 clean up bill when he spat in one of their vehicles after threatening to "smash" one officer in the face has avoided jail.

Novel idea to issue crime tips in Dudley

Stourbridge News:

12:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOOKWORMS will receive advice on crime prevention when they visit the Dudley's libraries this week, albeit in slightly hushed voices.

Rowley Regis Golf Club celebrating 10th anniversary with free golf offer

11:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ROWLEY Regis Golf Club is celebrating its 10th anniversary next week.

Free hearing checks available at Merry Hill

Stourbridge News: City researchers develop ear security system

10:27am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHOPPERS at Merry Hill are being encouraged to take advantage of a free hearing check as part of a new awareness campaign.

Plumbing problem pours cold water over Dudley Town match

Stourbridge News:

2:57pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DUDLEY Town footballers were left kicking their heels this week after their proposed West Midlands League game against Hereford side Pegasus Juniors had to be called off last Saturday because there was no hot water available at their Brierley Hill ground.

Halesowen writer scoops first poetry win

Stourbridge News:

12:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A POEM penned by Halesowen writer Joan Blundell reflecting simple but precious childhood memories has earned her first place in a national competition.

Properties across the borough available to rent through Dudley Council

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

PEOPLE looking to rent properties with two or more bedrooms are being urged to get in touch with Dudley Council’s housing services.

Black Country fitness fans urged to join charity zumbathon

Stourbridge News: Zumba Class

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

KEEP fit fans will be able to raise cash for a good cause while getting into shape at a zumbathon in Dudley.

Sedgley church to benefit from £50k cash boost

Stourbridge News: St Andrew's Church in Sedgley is to get a grant of £50k from Biffa Awards

10:28am Monday 25th August 2014

A CHURCH in Sedgley is set to get a new entrance and vestibule after a £50,000 grant from a leading waste management company.

St John Ambulance to equip people in Halesowen with lifesaving skills

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

PEOPLE in Halesowen are being given the chance to equip themselves with lifesaving skills.

St John Ambulance to equip Dudley shoppers with lifesaving skills

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

PEOPLE in Dudley are being given the chance to equip themselves with lifesaving skills.

Dog walk in aid of Mary Stevens Hospice

Stourbridge News: Dogs take part in the RSPCA dog walk in York

5:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DOG owners are being encouraged to enjoy a stroll with their four-legged friend while raising money for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Bill Oddie to open exhibit at Dudley Zoo

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

CONSERVATIONIST and TV presenter, Bill Oddie will visit Dudley Zoo tomorrow (Monday) to open the £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit.

Family fun day in Brierley Hill

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

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

Age UK Dudley to host free activity taster sessions

Stourbridge News: Local table tennis

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

DUDLEY’S over 50s can take advantage of free dance class, test their table tennis skills and embrace their creative side at an event organised by Age UK.

Borough barbecue fans urged to follow safety tips

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

DUDLEY Council environmental health officers are encouraging people to have a sizzling but safe barbecue this bank holiday weekend.

Black Country Museum looking for families to share wartime stories

Stourbridge News: Rebecca Timmins and Dougie Hutton dressed in their 1940s outfits walking down the street at the 1940s weekend at The Black Country Museum. 301420AM

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

BLACK Country Living Museum's First World War summer centenary commemorations will culminate in a day of theatre, storytelling and music next weekend.

Accountants announce new Cradley office

7:26am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ACCOUNTANTS Lloyd Evans has announced it is opening a new office at Cradley Enterprise Centre.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner by-election won by Labour's David Jamieson

Stourbridge News:

4:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LABOUR’S David Jamieson has been named as the new West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner following a by-election that saw just 11.4 per cent of eligible voters in Dudley turn up.

Sedgley charity walker raises a grand total for Alzheimer’s Society

Stourbridge News: Bret Nightingale raised £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society  by walking Hadrain's Wall

10:49am Friday 22nd August 2014

A SEDGELY man got a grand result after a walk on the wild side along Hadrian’s Wall raised £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.

Candidate bemoans the rise in renting and reduction in home-ownership in Halesowen Sandwell

Stourbridge News: Labour candidate: Stephanie Peacock.

8:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

AFFORDABLE housing will be on the agenda at the General Election after new figures revealed the number of people privately renting homes in Dudley has doubled in the last ten years.

Free advice for borough teenagers after GCSE results

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CONNEXIONS Dudley is offering free advice to all pupils who have received their GCSE results.

Rocker's lost luggage and broken leg means Black Country gig is off

Stourbridge News:

4:51pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACK Country music venue has announced tonight’s (Thursday) gig by blues-rock guitarist Eric Sardinas has been cancelled.

Author starts new writing group for Oldbury

3:34pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AUTHOR and poet Angela L Garratt is hosting the first meeting of a new writing group in Oldbury this week.

Farage reveals Dudley MEP Etheridge would stand down if he scores election hat-trick in 2015

Stourbridge News:

4:31pm Thursday 21st August 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says Sedgley-based MEP Bill Etheridge will stand aside as an MEP if he wins a seat in Westminster.

Halesowen and Sandwell pupils congratulated on GCSE success

Stourbridge News: Top of the class: Ellie Mullett gained 11 A * grades.

2:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PUPILS across Halesowen and Sandwell were celebrating or commiserating today as the GCSE results were revealed.

Halesowen man who bottled friend over a joke spared jail

1:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD Halesowen man who hit a friend in the face with a bottle in a Stourbridge nightspot after he took offence at a "tasteless joke" has been spared jail.

Yeltz vow to improve security after devastating break-in

Stourbridge News: Devastating break-in: Halesowen Town FC's ground The Grove.

12:36pm Thursday 21st August 2014

HEARTBROKEN Halesowen Town FC officials have begged the club's supporters to get behind them after they fell victim to a devastating break in at their Hawne Lane ground.

Council education boss congratulates Dudley students as GCSE results released

Stourbridge News: Cllr Tim Crumpton, Dudley's cabinet member for children's services.

12:21pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DUDLEY’S education chief has congratulated the borough’s class of 2014 on GCSE results which were released today (August 21).

New season of speakers for the Halesowen History Society

12:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

HALESOWEN History Society is returning next month for its new season.

Oldbury heroes sought for community awards

11:12am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE hunt is on for people to nominate their unsung heroes for this year’s Oldbury Community Awards.

Joy as Dudley centre landmark restoration project begins

Stourbridge News: Station Commander Steve Lees from West Midlands Fire Service, Cllr Judy Foster and chef Craig Willis who will be a co-owner of the new business based in the fire station building. 341453M

11:11am Thursday 21st August 2014

A DUDLEY landmark is set to be brought back to life as a bar and restaurant following a £900k facelift.



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