Black Country artist unveils new sculpture at Cradley Heath school

Stourbridge News: Black Country artist Luke Perry Sculpture unveiling his sculpture with pupils from Timbertree Academy in Cradley.

5:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN iron sculpture of an oak tree has been unveiled at a Cradley Heath school by world renowned Black Country artist Luke Perry.

Support for smokers trying to quit during Stoptober

Stourbridge News: Stop smoking cessation co-ordinator Joseph Parkes, Mayor's Consort  Adam Aston, Stop smoking cessation adviser Sophie Pagett and Mayor of Dudley Margaret Aston in Halesowen's Somers Square.391414LA (10585969)

4:02pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SMOKERS in Halesowen are being urged to quiz the demon weed this month as part of the Stoptober campaign.

Halesowen carnival plea for help

Stourbridge News:

4:51pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PLANS to revive Halesowen Carnival have been dealt a blow with the resignation of key committee members, just weeks after their appointment.

Blackheath fundraiser completes London trek in memory of friend

Stourbridge News: Blackheath fundraiser: Martin Eley.

3:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

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Midlands firefighters run up a whopping charity total

Stourbridge News: Council pays out £543 in compensation

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from across the midlands have been in the running for charity cash to raise a flaming massive total.

Halesowen funeral directors holding open day

1:03pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HALESOWEN funeral directors is holding an open day and combining it with a "Knit and Natter" charity fundraiser.

Four Ways Baptist Church holding charity coffee morning

12:25pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CRADLEY Heath Four Ways Baptist Church is holding a Macmillan coffee morning this weekend.

"Bullied" Dudley UKIP leader quits party amid claimes of a kangaroo court

Stourbridge News: Cllr Ken Turner

12:53pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DUDLEY Council’s UKIP leader, Ken Turner, has quit the party amid claims he was “bullied and intimated” and subjected to a kangaroo court.

Halesowen's graffiti vandal jailed

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

3:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A GRAFFITI vandal, who has caused thousands of pounds damage in Halesowen and neighbouring towns over three years has finally been jailed.

Former Halesowen Tory Ken Turner quits UKIP

Stourbridge News: Cllr Ken Turner

12:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TURNCOAT Halesowen councillor Ken Turner, who ditched the Tory party, has now quit UKIP amid claims he was “bullied and intimated” and subjected to a kangaroo court.

Brave Old Hill fundraiser hoping for concert success this weekend

Stourbridge News: Brave fundraiser: Martin Wright.

11:57am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BRAVE cancer victim Tim Wright, who has been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for the past two years, is holding a fundraising concert this weekend.

Brierley Hill law firm nets £4,000 for The Prince's Trust

Stourbridge News:

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CHARITY football match organised by Brierley Hill legal eagles has netted £4,000 for The Prince's Trust.

Dudley Council fat cats slammed for getting the cream in planned reorganisation

Stourbridge News:

11:08am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DUDLEY Council fat cats have been accused of getting the cream of big pay rises under a management reshuffle.

Powerful Oldbury councillor forgets to declare taxi firm interest

Stourbridge News:

10:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POWERFUL Oldbury councillor Mahboob Hussain has apologised for failing to declare he had a stake in a taxi firm which won a multi-million pound contract.

Council set to fill budget black hole with pothole recycle plan

Stourbridge News: POTHOLES IRONY

10:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DUDLEY Council is filling some of its budget black hole by recycling tarmac from road repairs to save thousands of pounds.

Residents fear Halesowen College plan will cause parking chaos

Stourbridge News: Alan Clare, known as Bundy, died earlier today in Benidorm.

4:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLANS to build a performing arts centre at Halesowen College have been approved despite residents’ fears of increased parking congestion.

Derelict Dudley post office set for new lease of life

Stourbridge News: The old Post Office in Dudley  is set to be converted into flats(10639604)

1:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DERELICT Dudley town centre landmark is set for a new lease of life as a block of luxury apartments.

New series of events announced for Haden Hill Museum

1:04pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORLD War II buffs are being invited to Haden Hill Museum this weekend to see a brand new exhibition about the conflict.

Thousands drop anchor at popular Dudley canal fest

Stourbridge News: More than 70 boats made the Parkhead festival a Mecca for canal buffs

12:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THOUSANDS flocked to Dudley Canal Trust's popular narrowboat festival which took place over the weekend.

Geordie Shore stars to visit Merry Hill for student night

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11:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

STUDENTS can shop 'til they drop and take advantage of exclusive discounts at Merry Hill for one night only.

Blossoming Halesowen in Bloom

Stourbridge News:

1:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SUCCESS for Halesowen in its first venture into the Britain in Bloom campaign has spurred organisers on to include more of the town centre next year.

New trio to hit a high note in Halesowen

Stourbridge News:

6:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A NEW singing trio are hoping to strike a chord with their debut performance in Halesowen next month.

Before the courts

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

The following appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court between September 22 and 26:

Langley Band hoping to make new home in ex-Oldbury police station

3:14pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FORMER police station in Oldbury is set to be the new home for one of the oldest brass bands in the country.

Mental health experts urge people to get 'appy' and stay well

Stourbridge News:

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

DUDLEY mental health experts are encouraging people to get ‘appy’ and look after their well-being.

New Dudley landmark is tribute to Black Country innovation

Stourbridge News: (L-R) Dudley borough artist Steve Field and Denis Ashworth, technical designer at Simon Engineering, at the official unveiling of the new commemorative plaque. 401419ET

1:07pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NEW landmark in Dudley pays tribute to a fire fighting first which was pioneered by a Black Country company.

The Swan in Halesowen reopens after seeing off bulldozer threat

Stourbridge News:

11:04am Monday 29th September 2014

A HALESOWEN pub has reopened after a three month refurbishment and a campaign to stop it being bulldozed to make way for a supermarket, writes Sam Jackson.

The Witches of Eastwick coming to Brierley Hill

Stourbridge News:

10:58am Monday 29th September 2014

A WICKEDLY funny musical is coming to Brierley Hill that will leave the audience slightly hot under the collar.

Pictures released of sickening injuries inflicted on elderly Halesowen farmer

Stourbridge News:

10:43am Monday 29th September 2014

A VULNERABLE farmer was viciously beaten after disturbing an intruder in his farm in Halesowen.

Dudley sales manager loses out on £20k tribunal claim

Stourbridge News: Former St Ambrose teacher accused of historic sexual abuse appears in court

12:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

A £40,000 a year West Midlands group sales and marketing director who claimed he was owed £20,000 in unpaid bonus and commission payments has been awarded less than £3,000.

Police appeal for help in hunt for missing Netherton student

Stourbridge News:

10:07am Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a Netherton student who has been missing for almost a week.

Fizzogs to stage murder mystery nights this autumn

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

INTERNET sensations The Fizzogs who went viral on YouTube with their dancing grannies act will be switching gears to present a string of Murder Mystery Nights this autumn.

Police hunting four men in connection with Black Country travel agent robbery

Stourbridge News:

4:27pm Sunday 28th September 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after An Oldbury travel agent was robbed on Thursday.

Borough carers invited to learn about biggest legal shake up in 60 years

Stourbridge News: HELPING HAND A community nurse at work

1:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

CARERS are being offered a chance to learn about the biggest shake up of support services in 60 years.

Dudley Council gets government cash for pollution-busting project

Stourbridge News: You Write for March 6 - concern over traffic in Tenbury and the joys of volunteering with Beanstalk

9:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

PEOPLE across Dudley borough can breathe a sigh of relief after a cash injection to cut coach fumes.

Psychic Sally heading for the other side in Dudley

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

INTERNATIONAL psychic Sally Morgan is bringing her ability to contact the other side to the stage in Dudley.

Halesowen workers raise the roof for charity

Stourbridge News:

1:40pm Saturday 27th September 2014

STAFF at a Halesowen roofing firm are on cloud nine after helping to raise £35,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in honour of a workmate.

Dudley Council on the lookout for friendly folk

Stourbridge News: How many hands will Alan Pardew be shaking this summer to get deals done?

1:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

DUDLEY Council’s housing team is on the lookout for friendly folk to help vulnerable borough tenants.

Plea for information after grandmother and child injured in Blackheath

Stourbridge News:

10:16am Saturday 27th September 2014

A West Midlands spokesman said: "Police are investigating after a road traffic collision in Rowley Regis on Monday 22 September.

Grot spots and crime focus in Oldbury

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

GROT spots, crime and anti-social behaviour are being tackled in Oldbury his week at the start of Sandwell Council’s latest Safer 6 campaign.

Borough events lined up to celebrate Black Country industry

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

BLACK Country cars are set to be among attractions for a weekend of borough exhibitions to celebrate Black Country industry.

Cops release shock vid of chase which left celebrity's son behind bars

Stourbridge News: Paedophile's jail sentence has been cut after ruling that he got get enough credit for pleading guilty

4:08pm Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE have released shocking video of a high-speed car chase through Dudley which landed the son of a celebrity behind bars.

Award winning author set to raise a smile at Halesowen Library

Stourbridge News: Seeing the funny side: Author Carol E Wyer.

11:51am Friday 26th September 2014

AN award winning writer is bringing her sell out tour ‘Smile While You Still Have Teeth’ to Halesowen..

Who do you think you car - father and son reunited with four-wheeled family history

Stourbridge News: Thomas Woodall, reading a copy of the News of the World, and his wife and two sons take a ride in the Bean 14 while on holiday on the North Wales coast. Thomas Woodall (driving), Wilfred Woodall (front passenger’s seat), Eric Woodall (back left) and

11:18am Friday 26th September 2014

A FATHER and son were saying "who do you think you car" after being reunited with a four-wheeled piece of family history.

Old Hill bus services raised in Labour conference transport debate

Stourbridge News: Stephanie Peacock speaking at the Labour conference.

11:02am Friday 26th September 2014

SLASHED bus services in Old Hill were the centre piece of Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP-hopeful Stephanie Peacock at the Labour conference.

Residents to take action against 'boy racers'

Stourbridge News:

5:48pm Friday 26th September 2014

FED up residents living in fear of 'boy racers' are putting together an action group to try to stop them speeding along a Hagley road.

Enormous man rescued from Rowley Regis flat via the window

Stourbridge News: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

5:16pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A GIGANTIC 30 stone man had to be removed from his first floor flat in Rowley Regis via the window by the fire service after collapsing.

Teaching assistant from Halesowen wins top environmental award

Stourbridge News: Eco-warrior: Liz Cole from Lutley Primary School.

4:28pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A GREEN-FINGERED teaching assistant from Halesowen has won a top award for the environmental projects she started at her school.

Dudley charity to host classes to help people cope with cancer

Stourbridge News: Whitehouse Cancer Support's headquarters in Ednam Road, Dudley

4:23pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A DUDLEY cancer charity is hosting a new course to help people cope with living with illness.

Boy racers use pub as pit stop

Stourbridge News: Small businesses targeted by scammers

11:25am Thursday 25th September 2014

A TERRIFIED waitress was too scared to leave work as boy racers turned the A456 into a high octane speedway.



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