Sandwell crackdown on illegal scrap dealers

3:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CRACKDOWN on dodgy scrap metal dealers in Sandwell found seven out of 13 sites were operating illegally.

Oldbury weightlifter hoping to lift Commonwealth medal

Stourbridge News:

3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MEDAL-winning hopeful Jaswant Shergill wil be going for gold in the weighlifting section of the Commonwealth Games tomorrow.

Restoration project reveals historic secrets from landmark's past

Stourbridge News: Archaeology Day - CENTRAL MUSEUM

3:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Fundraising concert being held for Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal

Stourbridge News: The Real Neil, aka Ken Russell, and Halesowen MP James Morris are urging people to attend the concert.

11:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONCERT is being held in Halesowen to raise money for the Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal.

Doorstep tricksters rob Halesowen pensioner

Stourbridge News:

12:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CCTV images of three women have been released by detectives in a bid to trace those responsible for a distraction burglary on a Halesowen pensioner.

Jobs boost for Brierley Hill with arrival of new clothes store

Stourbridge News: Hundreds of jobs on way in East Sussex after £7m boost from Government

9:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

BRIERLEY Hill is to get a jobs boost with the arrival of a new fashion store at the Merry Hill shopping centre.

Blackheath insurance staff in fundraising bid

10:08am Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Blackheath insurance office are taking part in their company’s 12-month campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Food retailer doubles size of Black Country site

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BLACK Country firm is not only moving to a bigger base but also plans to expand its empire by adding another nine shops to its chain by the end of the year.

Halesowen mosque plan sparks racist claims

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

HUNDREDS of objections have scuppered plans to build two 21ft minarets and a dome on a Halesowen mosque – sparking accusations of racism.

Halas Homes variety club raises a smile with show

Stourbridge News: Dudley Mayor Cllr Margaret Aston on stage at the Halas Homes Variety Show.

8:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HALESOWEN care home raised more than a smile when it put on a variety show in Netherton.

Colley Gate fun despite the downpour

4:16pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COMMUNITY fun day in Colley Gate went ahead despite last Saturday’s thunderstorms.

Theatre group to hold auditions for latest panto

Stourbridge News: ON STAGE: Darlington drama students have been cast in two musical productions

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A THEATRE group is holding auditions for its forthcoming pantomime Hercules.

Motorists warned of traffic misery in Halesowen

3:29pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MOTORISTS are being advised to expect increased traffic on Manor Way.

Generous shoppers donated £230 to Brierley Hill Samaritans

Stourbridge News: Samaritan volunteers and friends joined forces on Friday and Saturday and held a bucket collection in Knutsford town centre.

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRIERLEY Hill Samaritans armed themselves with collection tins to help raise cash to keep the service up and running.

Jail for Brierley Hill man who carried out "revenge" burglary

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

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill teenager carried out a "revenge" burglary after a man he punched and kicked at a party notified police.

Halesowen's Thomas and Varnish hoping to clinch gold in Glasgow

Stourbridge News: Going for gold: Earls Gymnastic Club member Kristian Thomas.

1:37pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OLYMPIC bronze medallist Kristian Thomas is hoping to win gold and enthral the nation again at the Commonwealth Games.

Bus service changes hit Halesowen

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ELDERLY bus passengers will become “prisoners in their own homes” a Halesowen councillor has warned after the axing of bus routes.

Former Dudley leader aims for top police force job

Stourbridge News: Cllr Les Jones says the home won't close on his watch

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FORMER Dudley Council leader Les Jones is to stand for the vacant position of West Midlands police and crime commissioner next month.

Asthma campaign victory for Cradley MP

Stourbridge News: Margot James MP

11:28am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SCHOOLS across the borough will be able to keep a spare asthma inhaler for use in emergencies following a year-long campaign for a law change by Cradley's MP.

Dudley girls leave opposition stumped for ideas in cricket comp win

Stourbridge News:

11:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STUDENTS from Milking Bank Primary School left their opponents stumped for ideas after becoming the first from the borough to win a regional cricket tournament.

Cradley Heath biker injured in Staffs horror smash

9:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STAFFORDSHIRE police is appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A38 near Burton on Sunday afternoon which seriously injured a Cradley Heath biker.

Halesowen church in floral celebration

Stourbridge News:

12:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CHURCH groups said it with flowers to help Halesowen Baptists celebrate their 75th anniversary.

Dudley snapper's image wins slot in wildlife calendar comp

Stourbridge News: Victoria Mowbray's picture of starling murmuration in Eckington will be February's offering in the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust's 2015 calendar

5:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NETHERTON snapper Victoria Mowbray was among the winners when Worcestershire Wildlife Trust staged a county-wide photography competition.

Himley Hall Sailing Club to host free taster sessions

Stourbridge News:

5:22pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BUDDING sailors can take to the waves next month with the offer of some free taster sessions.

Stormy weather did not dampen the spirits of Victorian Fair

Stourbridge News: Sue Prossor of HSBC, Rotarian Tony Billingham and Sue Harold of HSBC in Somers Square during the Victorian Fayre.

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TORRENTIAL rain and storms blighted the Victorian Fair in Halesowen at the weekend.

Quarry Bank teen banned from driving after speeding away from police

Stourbridge News:

4:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A LEARNER driver from Quarry Bank who abandoned his £150 car after a police chase, was finally nabbed by police due to his distinctive haircut.

Tributes pour in for Tommy Mundon - the king of Black Country comedy

Stourbridge News: Tommy Mundon who died on July 21 aged 80

2:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTERTAINERS from across the Black Country have spoken of their shock and sadness at the death of comedian Tommy Mundon.

Halesowen kids to get their skates on

2:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Halesowen are invited to get their skates on for a roller disco at Huntingtree Park.

Duo to strike a chord in Rowley Regis

2:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

UKRAINE accordionists are returning to Rowley Regis for their third annual concert to raise money for the child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, who are still being born with serious health problems 28 years later.

Before the courts

Stourbridge News: Court Report - January 3, 2014

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The following appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court between July 14 and 18:

Cradley cider festival success

1:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN inaugural cider festival in Cradley proved a crowd puller on Sunday, with entertainment by the Steve King Big Jazz Band.

Emergency medics warn young people will die if warnings are ignored

Stourbridge News: The search for Augusto Zacarias which ended in tragedy

12:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EMERGENCY medics say young people will die unless they heed warnings against swimming in open water during the current heatwave.

Bells ring out for Britain in Bloom judge visit to Halesowen

Stourbridge News: Blooming lovely: John Young, James Morris MP, Heart of England in Bloom judge Graham Redfern, Tony Billingham and Eve O'Connor in Somers Square.

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE bells were ringing and the sun was shining for the visit of a Britain in Bloom judge to Halesowen.

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.

Black Country museum gives visitors a taste of wartime life

Stourbridge News: Characters doing a demonstration in the street to the public at the 1940`s weekend at The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley. 301418AM

10:59am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

VISITORS to the Black Country Living Museum got a taste of life on the home front during a massive 1940s event.

Borough's healthy hubs saved from council cuts

Stourbridge News:

10:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HEALTHY hubs across the borough have been saved from council cuts after the cash was found to keep the facilities running as normal.

Derelict Cradley shops "high on agenda"

Stourbridge News: Cllr Pete Lowe aims to stamp out blacklisting in Dudley

1:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCIL chief has called a meeting tomorrow (Friday) to look at solutions to the dereliction of a parade of shops in Cradley.

Black Country comedian Tommy Mundon dies aged 80

Stourbridge News:

5:29pm Monday 21st July 2014

BLACK Country comedian Tommy Mundon has died at the age of 80 after a five-year battle against Parkinson’s disease.

Dudley poet could win £1,000

Stourbridge News: Positivity needed

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

INSPIRED Dudley residents could win £1,000 by entering a national poetry competition.

Halesowen poet could win £1,000

Stourbridge News: Positivity needed

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

INSPIRED Halesowen residents could win £1,000 by entering a national poetry competition.

Halesowen mosque minaret application refused by Dudley Council

Stourbridge News: Plans for minarets and dome on formerf Halesowen Methodist church

2:48pm Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of objections have scuppered plans to build two 29 foot minarets and a dome on a Halesowen mosque.

Metal theft in Sandwell cut by 76 per cent in a year

1:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

METAL thefts in Sandwell have dropped by 76 per cent in the last year after the introduction of tough new laws governing the selling of scrap.

Dudley aims to be a Black Country seat of culture with striking street furniture

Stourbridge News:

12:29pm Monday 21st July 2014

DUDLEY is building on its claim to be a seat of Black Country culture by setting a town centre benchmark.

Crook rumbled when funny money all had the same serial number

Stourbridge News: The culprit was seen dropping the money but it has not been recovered. Police say whoever took it could face prosecution if they failed to hand it in.

10:34am Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN who tried to spend counterfeit £20 notes in Dudley was rumbled because the all had the same serial number.

Cream tea raises cash for Cradley Heath's oldest church's renovation fund

7:39am Monday 21st July 2014

A FUNDRAISING cream tea attracted over 100 people and raised £300 towards returning Cradley Heath's oldest church back to its former glory.

Golf day raises £700 for Midlands Air Ambulance

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE Midlands Air Ambulance has received a £700 boost following a charity golf day organised by Black Country solicitors.

Borough parks to host free play events this summer

Stourbridge News: Climbing wall

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

BOROUGH parks are set to host a week of free play events for kids this summer.

Councillor invites people to have a say on the future of Dudley borough

Stourbridge News: Judy Foster

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

DUDLEY Council is inviting people to have their say on the future of redevelopment in the borough.

Talented Cradley Heath pupil wins design competition

Stourbridge News: Winner: Eight-year-old Laiba Tahir.

5:09pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A TALENTED Cradley Heath pupil has bagged a big prize in an art competition which will see her design printed on shopping bags.

Frozen announced as Merry Hill's next drive-in movie

Stourbridge News:

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

POPULAR Disney flick Frozen will make a return to the big screen at Merry Hill next month.



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