Stourbridge author's best-selling story set to hit the big screen

Stourbridge News: Before I Go To Sleep poster

5:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOLLYWOOD'S take on the bestselling debut novel by Stourbridge author SJ Watson is finally set to hit the big screen this week.

Halesowen Age UK urges cluttered homeowners to embrace feng shui and donate items

Stourbridge News: Top delivery: Marketing manager for Handicare Sharron Cutler, Age UK manager Karen Tolley and Handicare stairlift engineer Steve Hughes.

4:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOMEOWNERS with cluttered up houses are being urged to do some feng shui and donate unwanted goods to a Halesowen charity shop.

Dudley Council promises important town centre road will reopen in November

Stourbridge News: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

4:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

DUDLEY Council has promised work to reopen an important town centre road will be completed by November.

Curtain up for Brierley Hill's Community Players

Stourbridge News:

4:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

BRIERLEY Hill's Community Players' new show will feature an all female cast.

Pensnett man jailed for abusive texts to former lover

Stourbridge News: Carpenter jailed over kicking old pal in the head

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PENSNETT man has been jailed for breaching a court order banning from contact with his ex-lover.

Charity dog show in Stourton

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A DUDLEY based animal rescue is celebrating its second anniversary with a charity dog show.

German supermarket giant Aldi announce new store in Oldbury

Stourbridge News: The site of the new Aldi superstore in Oldbury.

11:54am Monday 1st September 2014

DISCOUNT food superstore Aldi has announced it is opening a new store in Oldbury creating 40 new jobs.

Halesowen church being transformed for flower festival

8:23am Monday 1st September 2014

IT will be blooming marvellous at a Halesowen church this weekend when it holds its annual flower festival.

Borough workers urged to get on their bikes

Stourbridge News: The Cervelo R5 bicycle

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

MOTORISTS across the borough are being asked to ditch their cars for Cycle to Work Day on Thursday (September 4).

Dudley South MP Chris Kelly to stand down at next election

Stourbridge News: Chris Kelly MP

10:12pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DUDLEY South MP Chris Kelly has today announced he will stand down after one term in Parliament.

Black Country snappers invited to enter national competition

Stourbridge News: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

KEEN Black Country photographers need to get snappy as there is just one month left to put themselves forward for a prestigious national photography award.

House developer offering part exchange deal for Black Country site

Stourbridge News: WHAT'S OCCURIN': Gavin and Stacey house up for sale (8661338)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Barratt Homes are offering a part exchange deal to homeowners in a bid to improve sales at its new Halesowen site.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sees reduction in number of complaints

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE number of complaints received by West Midlands Ambulance Service has reduced by more than 11 per cent.

Back Country organ club celebtrates 15th anniversary

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACKHEATH Organ and Keyboard Society is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Running events bring in £7,000 for borough's heart charity

Stourbridge News:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SUMMER running events have pulled in around £7,000 for Dudley's Action Heart charity.

Prolific armed robbers who went on Black Country crime spree jailed

Stourbridge News:

11:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

Two members of a gang who carried out a four month crime spree across the Black Country were jailed for a total of 22 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday (Friday).

RSPCA is holding out for a local hero

Stourbridge News: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACK Country people have been asked to share inspiring examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world.

Grants up for grabs for Halesowen and Sandwell firms

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BUSINESSES in Halesowen and Sandwell could be eligible for grants of up to £16,000 to support their growth.

Lower Gornal man jailed for knife possession

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A DUDLEY man who slashed his face with a Stanley knife in front of a group of frightened children after downing nine cans of strong lager has been jailed for six months.

Revamped Sedgley golf centre to host charity open day

Stourbridge News: Close-up of Golf Club and Golf Ball (9720640)

3:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

A RECENTLY revamped golf centre in Sedgley is putting on an open day to raise funds for charity.

Man spared jail after deliberately crashing into Brierley Hill couple

Stourbridge News:

2:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN who deliberately drove his van at speed into a car carrying a Brierley Hill couple has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Cradley Heath man remanded for bail and over knife charge

12:43pm Friday 29th August 2014

A 33-year-old Cradley Heath man has been remanded on bail for trial after he denied being in possession of a machete in Swan Street, Netherton.

Serial thief vows to change his ways after becoming a dad

Stourbridge News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIAL Netherton thief has vowed to change his ways and stay on the straight and narrow after the birth of his baby.

Councillor hits back over claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival to boost his political campaign

Stourbridge News:

10:16am Friday 29th August 2014

DUDLEY’S deputy leader has defended claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival for political gain.

Sedgley youngster wins National Trust art competition

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A CREATIVE Sedgley schoolboy has won a regional wildlife drawing competition organised by the National Trust.

Serial shoplifter caught on camera at Rowley store

Stourbridge News: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIAL thief was caught shoplifting at the same Rowley Regis store twice within a fortnight, a court heard.

Officials counting the cost after police election

Stourbridge News: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

4:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

OFFICIALS have been counting the cost following the election of new West Midlands Police and Crime Commisioner David Jamieson.

Last chance to win with sporting deal at borough leisure centres

Stourbridge News: People on treadmills in gym (5407295)

2:49pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE are only a few days left to take advantage of a Commonwealth Games-inspired gym offer at the borough's leisure centres.

Halesowen cyclist sets off for record-breaking lap of the world

Stourbridge News:

5:49pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ROUND the world challenger Sam Greatrex set off from his Halesowen home on the first leg of his mammoth journey with his two best friends by his side today.

Camera car revs up to catch troublesome motorists around Sandwell schools

Stourbridge News:

12:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW camera car is taking to the streets of Sandwell to help tackle illegal parking and improve road safety, especially outside schools and on school routes.

Staff at Brierley Hill's ambulance control room take on ice bucket challenge

Stourbridge News:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER a busy 12 hour night shift, staff at West Midland Ambulance Service’s emergency operations centre in Brierley Hill faced the ice bucket challenge.

Oldbury loo gone for a song

10:56am Thursday 28th August 2014

A DERELICT public toilet block in Oldbury was one of three sold by Sandwell Council for £105,000 below its own valuation without being put on the market, it has emerged.

Water company withdraws ffood alleviation plans after protests from Halesowen residents

10:55am Thursday 28th August 2014

PLANS to install underground rainwater storage tanks in a Halesowen field forming part of the Grade 1 listed Leasowes Park have been withdrawn following strong opposition from nearby residents.

Black Country Echoes project in Dudley

Stourbridge News:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

EXHIBITIONS, events and entertainment will be on offer across the borough to celebrate the Black Country’s manufacturing creativity and innovation.

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.


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