Cradley Heath peace activist preparing for walk with history maker

Stourbridge News: Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rajagopal PV is coming to the Midlands

5:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PEACE activist from Cradley Heath who campaigned for landless farmers to get rights in India is urging people to join a walk with her hero on Monday.

Dudley religious leaders unite to condemn Alan Henning murder

Stourbridge News:

5:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DUDLEY’S religious leaders have united to condemn the killing of British hostage Alan Henning by extremists from Islamic State (IS).

Sandwell Council's top brass revive spectre of Cockney benefit tourists invading borough

Stourbridge News: Cheeky chappy Cockneys will love a Ruby Murray in Old Hill

4:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE spectre of invading Cockney benefit tourists has been raised again by Sandwell Council's top brass who claim London authorities are preparing to "dump" poor families in the borough.

Before the courts

Stourbridge News: Court Report - January 3, 2014

4:13pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between October 13 and 17:

Axe-wielding robber attacks man in Oldbury street

Stourbridge News:

5:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN axe-wielding robber repeatedly hit a man in an Oldbury street as he walked home from work and made off with his mobile phone and wallet.

Kind-hearted Quinton churchgoers raise huge amount for Blackheath charity

Stourbridge News:

3:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SUCCESSFUL fundraising drive by kind-hearted Christians in Quinton has resulted in a Blackheath charity being awarded £13,000.

Heart charity's Halesowen appeal

Stourbridge News: Evening of Ballroom and Latin dancing in aid of British Heart Foundation

3:58pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LEADING heart research charity will spend a day in Halesowen appealing to shoppers to ‘bag it and beat it’.

Brierley Hill man died from injuries sustained in motorbike accident, inquest told

Stourbridge News:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill man died from injuries he sustained in a motorbike accident while on holiday in Goa, an inquest was told.

Private education company offering free workshops in Oldbury

2:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PRIVATE education company is offering free workshops in Oldbury next week.

Dudley gets set for event to honour Britain's war heroes

Stourbridge News: Back l-r Pete Hawthorn, Bob Biggs and Phil Holden from the Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice ChoirFront l-r Gordon Willetts, Keith Moss, Councillor Ken Finch (middle) chairman of the Gentlemen Songsters, Councillor Margaret Aston, Mayor of Dudley and John De

2:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BRITAIN'S war heroes will be remembered at a major festival of commemoration which is set to take place in Dudley.

Cradley church choir set to hit a high note with modern musical

Stourbridge News:

2:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CRADLEY church choir is hoping to strike a chord with a production of a modern musical entitled Apostle.

Information website launched for Halesowen tenants and residents

Stourbridge News:

2:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN online one-stop shop has been set up for Halesowen residents, giving them more information at their fingertips about housing involvement.

Halesowen students a cut above in nativity costumes

Stourbridge News:

1:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FASHION and textile students at Halesowen College have teamed up with Our Lady and St Kenelm RC Primary School to create fresh new nativity play costumes.

Dudley Wood bus passengers face a long-haul to hospital

Stourbridge News: L-r angry passengers Ann Marsh and John Marsh with Cllr Bryan Cotterill. 431420MH

12:39pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DUDLEY Wood passengers face a long-haul to hospital after being told there are no plans for direct bus links.

Jazz at Rowley Regis club set to attract packed house

Stourbridge News:

12:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MUSIC club organisers are hoping for another record turnout for a return gig in Rowley Regis by one of the region’s most popular jazz bands.

Classic choral works to hit a high note at Halesowen concert

Stourbridge News:

11:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLASSICS by Mozart and Haydn will feature in this year’s autumn concert by the Halesowen Choral Society.

Black Country solicitors ensure charity coffers are law-full

Stourbridge News: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

12:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BLACK Country solicitors made sure charity coffers were law-full to the brim at their annual quiz.

Walsall singers to strike a chord in Halesowen

Stourbridge News:

11:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Walsall Harmonic Male Voice Choir will be hitting the high notes in a concert in Halesowen next month.

Jail for drunken thug who attacked Dudley taxi driver

Stourbridge News: Dudley man jailed for punching ex while she held a baby

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DRUNKEN thug who savagely punched and kicked a taxi driver in Dudley town centre has been jailed for 18 months.

Call for Colley Gate tree chop before an accident is caused

Stourbridge News:

12:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FED up residents of a Colley Gate street are appealing to Dudley Council to pollard an overgrown lime tree outside their homes before someone is injured.

Daisy-Mae's birthday bash will help families of premature Black Country babies

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE parents of a premature Black Country baby are planning a big fundraising bash to celebrate her first birthday.

Pensioner badly hurt after Netherton scooter crash

Stourbridge News: Baby boy dies suddenly at holiday park

4:21pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PENSIONER is in a critical condition in hospital after his mobility scooter crashed into a lamppost in Netherton.

Raging Quinton drunk jailed after battering taxi driver to a pulp

3:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RAGING drunk from Quinton who battered a taxi driver in Dudley to a pulp in an attack he could not remember in the morning has been jailed for 18 months

TV star Chris gets up close with patient pets during new hospital visit

Stourbridge News:

4:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

A TV star famous for treating creatures great and small saw plenty of patient pets during a Dudley veterinary visit.

Wanted Sedgley man is behind bars

Stourbridge News: Owners of killer dogs may face life behind bars

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SEDGLEY man at the centre of a large-scale police manhunt is in custody after being arrested by officers in Derbyshire.

Getaway driver in Rowley Regis robberies jailed for six years

1:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GETAWAY driver for two masked men who terrified staff during armed robberies at stores in Rowley Regis has been jailed for six years.

Bill Bailey All-Stars preparing for Halesowen jazz club return

12:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Bill Bailey All-Stars are performing at a popular Halesowen Jazz Club this weekend.

New survey shows one in three Dudley kids in poverty

Stourbridge News: Child poverty levels in Bradford are among the highest in the UK

12:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

AROUND one in three Dudley children are living in poverty according to a new survey by welfare activists.

Dudley charity walkers step up to make whopping total

Stourbridge News: What's on: Burnley Walking Festival, May 5 - 13

10:26am Monday 20th October 2014

DUDLEY charity walkers took a step in the right direction for good causes by raising a whopping £4,600.

Shoppers and staff treated to random acts of kindness at Merry Hill

Stourbridge News: Merry Hill shopping centre

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

CUSTOMERS and staff at Merry Hill were left stunned last week as the centre treated them to random acts of kindness to celebrate National Customer Service week.

New guide to borough's real ale pubs launched

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DUDLEY Council and the Campaign for Real Ale have teamed up to launch a guide to some of the borough's finest pubs.

Himley bonfire set to go with a bang

Stourbridge News:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SPARKS are set to fly as Himley Park prepares for its annual bonfire bonanza which takes place on Saturday November 8.

Paramedics called after player stopped breathing during Black Country rugby clash

Stourbridge News:

10:04am Sunday 19th October 2014

PARAMEDICS were called to Stourbridge Rugby Club yesterday October 18) after a player stopped breathing during a match.

Black Country entertainers to take to the stage in memory of Tommy Mundon

Stourbridge News: tommy mundon.jpg

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

FRIENDS and colleagues of Black Country funnyman Tommy Mundon are planning a tribute to the much-loved entertainer by staging a performance to salute his life while raising funds for Mary Stevens Hospice at the same time.

Dudley's volunteers honoured at 12th annual awards

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DUDLEY’S big-hearted volunteers were rewarded for their work at a prestigious ceremony in Brierley Hill.

Search to find top young chef launched in Halesowen

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

LOCAL heats of the Young Chef of the Year competition are being hosted by Halesowen College next month.

Dudley youngster to make TV debut during The X Factor

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A PERFORMANCE by a Dudley youngster will be aired to millions during an ad break in The X Factor tonight (Saturday).

Blackheath housing group wins national award

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

BLACKHEATH-based social business, the Black Country Housing Group is celebrating after scooping a national award.

Age UK Dudley invites residents to create healthier lifestyle

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

BOROUGH residents can create a healthier lifestyle for themselves with the help of two free courses which are set to start next month.

New ‘app’-roach to contact council

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE across the borough can now enjoy a new ‘app’-roach to contacting Dudley Council.

Bodybuilders set to flex muscles in Brierley Hill

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

BODYBUILDERS from across the borough and beyond will be descending on Brierley Hill this weekend for a chance to qualify for the Mr Universe contest.

Brierley Hill artist needs votes to win prestigious award

Stourbridge News:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill artist is urging people to get behind him after he was shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Campaign shows problems faced by ambulance workers in West Midlands

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service has launched a campaign to highlight the problems faced by its workers.

Halesowen theatre company appealing for new members

Stourbridge News: Join the Mayhem: Joanne Lane, Tom Edwards and Mark Moran rehearsing for Last Tango in Little Grimley.

10:54am Friday 17th October 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING Halesowen comedy theatre group is desperate for new members to help tickle the ribs of audiences.

Black Country pair win mental health art competition

Stourbridge News:

10:51am Friday 17th October 2014

TWO Black Country artists have won a competition by expressing how mental health has affected them.

Labour candidate claims a third of Halesowen and Rowley Regis workers are skint

Stourbridge News: Labour candidate: Stephanie Peacock.

9:24am Friday 17th October 2014

A THIRD of working people in Halesowen and Rowley Regis are skint, according to Labour's parliamentary candidate for the constituency.

Final chapter beckons for three Oldbury libraries

Stourbridge News:

9:22am Friday 17th October 2014

THE final chapter could be near for three libraries in Oldbury as Sandwell Council has to save £700,000 from the libraries budget in the next two years.

Council invites potential Brierley Hill tenants to drop-in session

Stourbridge News:

5:40pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PEOPLE looking to rent flats with two or more bedrooms in the Brierley Hill area are invited to attend a drop in event held by Dudley Council.

Sandwell Council in crisis: Police investigating allegations of corrupt land deals

Stourbridge News:

9:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

CORRUPTION at Sandwell Council is being investigated by the police and external auditors after allegations of fraudulent land sales involving a cabinet member.

Old Hill church holding church fair in November

9:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

LAWRENCE Lane Methodist Church is holding a church fair on Saturday, November 1,


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