Bars and Melody met by hundreds of screaming fans at Merry Hill

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

PINT-sized pop duo Bars and Melody were greeted by hundreds of screaming fans when they launched their debut single at Merry Hill.

Sandwell Council Labour leadership branded "as right wing as UKIP"

Stourbridge News: Seething: Langley Councillor Mick Davies

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

THE Labour leadership of Sandwell Council has been blasted after its policy to prevent the vulnerable people claiming council tax support was overturned in court.

Life-saving equipment installed at Black Country bus stations

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

LIFE-SAVING equipment has now been installed at bus stations across the Black Country for use in the event of a cardiac emergency.

Black Country stalwart Renie dies aged 95

Stourbridge News: Renie Holt

9:17am Thursday 31st July 2014

LARGER than life Black Country character Renie Holt has died at the age of 95.

Dudley council homes to be revamped in £15million refurbishment programme

Stourbridge News:

5:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

COUNCIL homes across the borough are to be revamped as part of a £15million refurbishment programme.

Judge remprimands Sandwell Council over irrational and unfair policy

Stourbridge News:

4:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CASH-STRAPPED Sandwell Council has been reprimanded by a judge after banning council tax support to residents who have not lived in the borough for two years.

Dudley church to host service to remember WWI heroes

Stourbridge News:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are invited to remember those who gave their lives in the First World War at a church service marking 100 years since the conflict began.

Campaign launched to reinstate hospital bus services

Stourbridge News:

3:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to reinstate two bus services which have been axed leaving Halesowen, Blackheath, Old Hill and Cradley Heath residents without a direct link to Russells Hall Hospital.

Cradley Heath fire station closing after 72 years serving the community

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.

3:01pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE bells will ring out at Cradley Heath fire station for the last time on Monday morning.

Supermarket interest in Cradley shops revealed

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LONG-suffering Cradley residents are hopeful that derelict shops in Colley Gate will be redeveloped after interest from two supermarkets was revealed.

Parks peak to win national award to make others green with envy

Stourbridge News: Senior park ranger Lydia Allt, Dudley  environment cabinet member Cllr Hillary Bills, senior warden Ian Beech, horticultural tradesperson Paul Parkes and Dudley green space team leader Liz Stuffins celebrate Dudley's Green Flag Awards. 311421LA

11:52am Thursday 31st July 2014

A TRIO of Dudley open spaces have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status for being among Britain’s best.

Boozed up Halesowen man abused ex-lover

12:21pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A HEAVY drinking session ended with a Halesowen man being abusive to his ex-girlfriend after turning up at her home in breach of a court order.

Black Country members of construction industry gang jailed for £8 million fraud

Stourbridge News:

10:45am Thursday 31st July 2014

FIVE Black Country fraudsters have been jailed for stealing £8m from the taxpayer following a six-year investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.

Jail for operators of Oldbury cannabis factory

11:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

A LARGE-scale cannabis factory was discovered in two neighbouring Oldbury houses capable of producing more than £70,000 worth of the drug a year.

Oldbury school governor wins Commonwealth gold

Stourbridge News:

10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

A GOVERNOR at an Oldbury special school is celebrating after adding to the area’s brace of Commonwealth Games’ triumphs with a gold medal.

Dudley mayor experiences life as a blind town centre user

Stourbridge News:

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

DUDLEY’S first citizen got a taste of life without sight during a blindfolded visit to the town centre.

Daredevil Halesowen mum in high-flying challenge

Stourbridge News:

5:16pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN intrepid Halesowen mother is preparing to take to the skies – strapped to the outside of a plane - to raise £5,000 for poverty-stricken children in the Philippines.

Labour campaigner calls for speedier access to GPs

Stourbridge News:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BLACK Country Labour candidate Natasha Millward is calling for people across Dudley to be given better access to their GP after figures revealed many patients are having to wait at least seven days for an appointment.

Graffiti yobs target Brierley Hill

Stourbridge News:

3:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

VANDALS armed with spray paint left Brierley Hill looking "a state" when they graffitied walls, telecom boxes and shop shutters.

Top new church job for former Dudley vicar

Stourbridge News:

4:01pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FORMER Dudley vicar Revd Canon Robert Jones is to be the next Archdeacon of Worcester.

Dudley's new resident is a blooming summer star

Stourbridge News:

12:53pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DUDLEY’S latest resident is set to be the star of summer shows at Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve.

Dudley arcade restoration reveals secrets from the past

Stourbridge News: The Fountain Arcade in Dudley is undergoing a major revamp

12:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A RESTORATION project at a landmark building in Dudley is revealing historic secrets from the last century.

Little Daisy-Mae joins parents on the Good Morning Britain sofa

Stourbridge News:

11:53am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PREMATURE Black Country baby has become a star of the small screen after an appearance on breakfast television.

Cop's bravery commended for risking life to arrest dangerous drug dealer

Stourbridge News:

8:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BRAVE Dudley cop Pc Jessica Preston has been commended for her courage after she put her life in danger to arrest Stefan Rattray.

Drug dealer tried to grab a gun during police raid in Dudley

Stourbridge News:

4:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DANGEROUS crook who attempted to grab a loaded gun during a police raid in Dudley has been jailed for ten years.

Water rescue team saves shot heron in Cradley Heath

Stourbridge News:

2:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

WATER rescue crews from Perry Barr Fire Station were called to assist a heron in distress in Cradley Heath on Sunday.

Before the courts

Stourbridge News: Squatters failed to report death of man in Southall - dug grave in garden for body

2:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between July 21 and 25:

St Giles Church commemorating the Great War

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

St Giles' Church in Rowley will be commemorating the beginning of the Great War in both it's Sunday services this weekend.

Garden fete set for Rowley Regis this weekend

10:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ST PAUL'S Court sheltered housing development in Rowley Regis is holding a garden fete on Saturday.

Netherton computer expert shared online child porn with other sickos

Stourbridge News:

9:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NETHERTON computer expert who shared his sickening collection of child pornography available to other perverts has avoided jail.

Pensnett man spared jail after drunken and armed outburst at hospital

Stourbridge News: Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD Pensnett man who returned to Russells Hall Hospital armed with a metal bar after being ejected from the premises by security staff because of his drunken aggressive behaviour has been spared jail.

Dudley man who threatened to kill former partner spared jail

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

3:48pm Monday 28th July 2014

A JEALOUS Dudley man who threatened to kill his former lover with a hammer has been spared a prison sentence.

Dangerous Dudley arsonist back behind bars after spree destroyed three cars and a building

Stourbridge News: Simon Glazzard

2:52pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN arsonist jailed for causing damage worth £310,000 in Dudley is back behind bars after being branded a risk to the public.

Volunteer parents honoured in regional awards

Stourbridge News: The National Childbirth Trust is a nationwide support network for new parents

4:33pm Monday 28th July 2014

DEDICATED volunteers from the NCT Stourbridge and Halesowen Branch have been recognised in the West Midlands NCT Stars Awards.

Dudley people urged to turn 'lights out' to remember fallen WWI servicemen

Stourbridge News:

12:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are being asked to turn out their lights next month as a mark of respect to the servicemen and women who died for their country during the First World War.

Dudley Zoo’s Sumatran tiger chosen as face of Global Tiger Day

Stourbridge News:

11:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DUDLEY Zoo’s Sumatran tigress, Daseep, has been chosen as the face of an international conservation campaign for Global Tiger Day.

Time to whip out the knitting needles and get crafty for Age UK Dudley

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

NIMBLE-fingered knitters in the borough are being asked to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for Age UK’s Big Knit.

Dudley's mental health trust scoops gold star for inclusion work

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

DUDLEY and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has been awarded a gold star rating for its work on equality and inclusion.

Snakes set to be among creepy creatures being shown off to borough bookworms

Stourbridge News: SNAKES.JPG

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CREEPY creatures are set to feature in summer entertainment for borough bookworms at Dudley library events.

Lower Gornal gas explosion left window and door blown out

Stourbridge News:

9:27am Sunday 27th July 2014


Britain's Got Talent stars Bars & Melody will meet fans at Merry Hill

Stourbridge News: Bars and Melody on Britain's Got Talent

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

BRITAIN’S Got Talent finalists Bars & Melody will make an appearance at Merry Hill on Wednesday (July 30).

Ghostly goings on at Haden Hill

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

GHOST walks around Cradley Heath’s Haden Hill Park are being revived after an absence of 12 months.

Bumper fundraising event in Brierley Hill

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

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

GP award for Halesowen surgery

Stourbridge News: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A HALESOWEN GP surgery has scooped a top accolade in new awards launched to recognise medical excellence in Dudley borough.

Countdown on for end of Dudley awards ceremony nominations

Stourbridge News: Put your clocks back

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE final countdown is underway to the deadline for nominations for prestigious Dudley borough awards.

Museum hosts fancy dress competition to mark World War One anniversary

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

BOROUGH youngsters are being asked to take part in a fancy dress competition with a difference at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery.

700 people object to proposed Brierley Hill recycling plant

Stourbridge News: Artist's impression of the Clean Power recycling centre proposed for Brierley Hill

4:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

MORE than 700 people have lodged new objections to plans for a massive waste recycling plant in Brierley Hill.

Dudley prepares to tackle pothole problem after scooping extra Government cash

Stourbridge News: £286k to spend on potholes

1:34pm Friday 25th July 2014

DUDLEY Council has announced a programme of works to help reduce the number of potholes across the borough following an injection of Government cash.

Clent school recruiting team ahead of the Black Country Run

Stourbridge News:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CLENT special school is looking for sporty supporters to help boost funds by taking on the Black Country Run.

Brierley Hill firm struggles to recruit despite high unemployment levels

Stourbridge News:

1:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

BOSSES at a Brierley Hill insurance firm say they are baffled as to why they can’t fill vacant jobs despite higher than average levels of unemployment in the town.


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