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Public Health Minister praises work of tragic Stourbridge GP

Stourbridge News: Jane Ellison, Trevor Pope, Dr Ruth Edwards, and Rev Dr David Chantry, Dr Pope’s father.

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

BRITAIN'S Public Health Minister praised the work of a tragic Stourbridge doctor who died after a car crash at an event to celebrate unsung health service heroes.

MP to host higher education fair to inspire Stourbridge students

Stourbridge News: Margot James MP

5:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James will be hosting a second Stourbridge Universities Outreach Fair on Thursday April 10.

Amblecote youngsters declare war on litter louts

11:14am Thursday 3rd April 2014

AMBLECOTE schoolchildren recently spent the afternoon filling 12 bin bags with rubbish that had been carelessly dropped by litterbugs.

Up to four historic glass cones unearthed at former Stourbridge glassworks

Stourbridge News: Matt Pratt, a member of the maintenance team at Ruskin Mill Trust, with the 1940s Brittania boiler he helped to unearth. Buy photo: 131428L

11:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have unearthed the remains of up to four historic glass cones at an old Stourbridge glassworks turned education and arts centre.

New base for Stourbridge charity Max Appeal

Stourbridge News: Julie and Paul Wootton with Stourbridge MP Margot James, centre, and guests at the office opening. Buy photo: 131427L

4:12pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A STOURBRIDGE charity which continues to go from strength to strength has celebrated the opening of a new office on an historic site.

History fans invited to archaeological dig in Amblecote

9:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

HISTORY fans are invited to take a close-up look at an archaeological dig taking place at an old Stourbridge glassworks turned educational centre.

Historic Amblecote pub to re-open as Indian restaurant

4:48pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

FORMER Amblecote pub the Old Dial will reopen its doors this weekend after being transformed into an Indian restaurant.

Naval group's anniversary set to sparkle thanks to glass donation

Stourbridge News: Keith Smith, sales manager at Tudor Crystal, with Ron Gould, vice-chairman of the Stourbridge branch of the Royal Naval Association.

11:50am Monday 17th March 2014

A STOURBRIDGE glass-making firm has played a part in helping old sailors to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

Half a million investment means glittering future for glass centre

Stourbridge News: Artist's impression of the new visitor reception area at the Ruskin Glass Centre site.

4:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A STOURBRIDGE arts and education centre has scooped nearly half a million pounds towards the final phase of a major redevelopment project.

Mayor goes bananas in support of Fairtrade

Stourbridge News: L-r - Mayor of Dudley - Councillor Alan Finch, Sainsburys manager Kevin Healy, Julie Bate and Michaela Vallance of Stourbridge Fairtrade. Buy photo: 091403MH

11:37am Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE Mayor of Dudley has been going bananas in support of this year's Fairtrade Fortnight initiative.

Amblecote author invites readers to step into Victorian England

Stourbridge News: Michelle Higgs

9:00am Friday 21st February 2014

AN Amblecote author with a passion for history is celebrating the release of her seventh book.

Sainsbury's Amblecote has fundraising wrapped up

Stourbridge News: Jane Kasparis

1:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

LOVED up shoppers purchasing flowers for their Valentine at an Amblecote supermarket can get wrapped up in fundraising.

Glass Quarter to feature in online history film

Stourbridge News: David Toms, left, filming glass-maker Darren Weed at the Red House Glass Cone. Buy photo: 071421L

11:50am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A RESPECTED online publication devoted to West Midlands History is turning its gaze onto Stourbridge's glass industry this month.

Classic Chekhov play flies into Amblecote theatre

8:00am Monday 10th February 2014

AMBLECOTE'S Glasshouse Arts Centre is staging a fresh adaptation of Anton Chekhov 's classic play The Seagull.

Archaeologists to dig for glass treasures at Glasshouse site

Stourbridge News: L-r - student Daniel Handsaker, Mike Perkins from Amblecote History Society, Kate Page-Smith from Nexus Heritage, Paul Gawdan - assistant principal. Buy photo: 061444M

4:06pm Thursday 6th February 2014

TREASURES from the past could be unearthed when excavation works get underway at an old Stourbridge glassworks turned educational centre ahead of a £1million revamp project.

Charity head shave creates a buzz at Stourbridge store

Stourbridge News: Lisa 'Tink' Cope, left, having her hair shaved by hairdresser Catherine O'Rourke, and Deborah Smith - having her locks chopped off by hairdresser Pam McBride. Buy photo: 061408LA

5:24pm Monday 3rd February 2014

TWO daring Stourbridge supermarket workers have raised more than £2,000 for charity after having their locks chopped off in front of bemused shoppers.

Free valuation day to bring sparkle to Glasshouse Arts Centre

Stourbridge News: Antiques Roadshow star Will Farmer from Fieldings Auctioneers and Margaret Tatler from Stourbridge with a vase by her grandfather - renowned glass engraver William Kny. Buy photo: 031418L

8:00am Wednesday 15th January 2014

ANTIQUES Roadshow star Will Farmer will be offering free valuations at Amblecote’s Ruskin Glass Centre later this month.

Stourbridge pastor on a mission to help typhoon survivors in the Philippines

Stourbridge News: Stourbridge pastor on a mission to help typhoon survivors in the Philippines

9:00am Thursday 9th January 2014

A STOURBRIDGE pastor is once again on a mission to help rebuild a natural disaster hit community overseas – this time in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

New exercise sessions for over 50s at Amblecote Christian Centre

11:07am Monday 6th January 2014

AMBLECOTE Christian Centre is hosting gentle exercise sessions for borough residents over 50 looking to shape up after Christmas.

Stourbridge slimmer will go teetotal in January for charity

Stourbridge News: Aimee will give up vodka and diet coke for a month.

8:00am Friday 27th December 2013

NOT a sip of alcohol will pass the lips of a Stourbridge woman throughout January as she will ditch the drink for charity.

Carol singers deck the aisles at Amblecote supermarket

10:00am Thursday 19th December 2013

CHOIRS performed Christmas classics at an Amblecote supermarket last weekend to spread some festive cheer and raise cash for charity.

Christmas crackers for FAST families

Stourbridge News: Spreading the festive cheer: l-r  Wendy Westwood from FAST with Kevin Healy, manager of Sainbury's Amblecote. Buy this photo: 501334M.

4:21pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

GENEROUS supermarket staff have donated more than 100 toys to borough families facing crisis.

Festive fun-day at Sainsbury’s Amblecote

9:00am Monday 9th December 2013

CHOIRS will sing carols and Father Christmas will make an appearance as things get festive at Sainsbury’s Amblecote on Sunday (December 15).

Family pay tribute to tragic Stourbridge GP who died hours after car smash

Stourbridge News: Dr Liz Pope

6:09pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

THE family of tragic Stourbridge GP Dr Liz Pope have paid a moving tribute following her shock death just hours after a car accident.

Stourbridge pervert locked up for a year after downloading sick child porn pics

4:07pm Friday 29th November 2013

A CONVICTED Stourbridge pervert caught with sickening indecent photographs of children on his mobile has been locked up for a year.

Stourbridge GP dies after car accident

Stourbridge News: Stourbridge GP who died after car crash declined hospital treatment

5:55pm Thursday 28th November 2013

MEDICS and patients have been left in shock after the sudden death of a young Stourbridge GP.

Campaigners "over the moon" after children's centre closure plan scrapped

Stourbridge News: Cllr Tim Crumpton with staff, mums and toddlers in the centre. Buy photo: 481351L

8:30am Wednesday 27th November 2013

CAMPAIGNERS have breathed a sigh of relief after Dudley Council bosses announced they were scrapping a controversial plan to axe seven borough children’s centres.

Christmas at the Glass Quarter

Stourbridge News: Christmas at the cone: l-r  Charlotte Hughes-Martin (resident glass artist), Carol Baker (Azure Crafts), Lara Thorns (Lara Craft Homemade Gifts), Nigel Baker (Azure Crafts), Richard Mullett (Character Cake Designs)

2:00pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

STOURBRIDGE'S glass visitor attractions will be throwing open their doors this weekend for their annual Christmas Festival.

Amblecote table top sale

1:00pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

AN Amblecote church hopes a table top sale will help fund its work within the community.

Glasshouse Arts Centre to host evening of Japanese culture and music

4:00pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

AMBLECOTE’S Glasshouse Arts Centre is hosting an introduction to Japanese culture and music this Saturday (November 23).

Stourbridge am dram stars set to bring Fawlty Towers to life

Stourbridge News: L-R Sandra Harrold as Sybil Fawlty, Simon Cooper as Basil Fawlty, Lee Morgan-Salcombe as Spanish waiter Manuel and Charlotte Picken as Polly. Buy photo: 461312ET

4:00pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

ENVILLE Street Dramatic Society is gearing up to bring to life classic TV comedy Fawlty Towers.

Carve your own tombstone in Amblecote

Stourbridge News: Philip Potter will show people how to carve their own gravestone

9:00am Thursday 31st October 2013

PEOPLE who like to be prepared for all eventualities are being given the chance to carve their own gravestone by a Brierley Hill sculptor.

Stourbridge MP's careers day brings students and top businesses together

Stourbridge News: Margot James MP with students Emma Thomas, Rebecca Davey, and Claire Thomas.

9:00am Friday 18th October 2013

MORE than 250 Stourbridge students and their parents had chance to network with leading businesses when the town’s MP Margot James hosted another careers day.

Stourbridge open event puts spotlight on glass industry's glittering past

Stourbridge News: Stourbridge open event puts spotlight on glass industry's glittering past

4:30pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

FORMER glassmakers will be reflecting on memories of working in the industry as part of 100th anniversary celebrations at an Amblecote glassmaking site.

Amblecote theatre to host play about one of Britain's greatest heroes

Stourbridge News: Amblecote theatre to host play about one of Britain's greatest heroes

2:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

AN ambitious young theatre company will be bringing to life the adventurous true tale of the coming of age of one of Britain's greatest heroes at Amblecote's Glasshouse Arts Centre.

Amblecote filmmaker gets a break at Vancouver International Film Festival

Stourbridge News: Young filmmaker, Max Tobin

12:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

A FILM made by an Amblecote teenager has been screened at a prestigious film festival in Canada.

Amblecote supermarket raises cash for cancer charity

10:55am Tuesday 8th October 2013

CUSTOMERS who enjoyed a brew at an Amblecote supermarket recently helped to raise £170 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Plans to build two children's care homes in Amblecote

8:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013

HOUSES being built on the site of a former war memorial club in Amblecote, could be turned into care homes for children.

Stourbridge glassmaker to donate Portland Vase replica to museum

Stourbridge News: L-r - Terri Colledge, Ian Dury with the four pieces. Buy photo: 361329M

8:00am Thursday 5th September 2013

STOURBRIDGE’S 2012 version of the most famous cameo vase in antiquity is to be donated to a group set up to preserve the area’s prized glass collection.

Stourbridge glassmaker hosts sale ahead of Mexico trip

Stourbridge News: Artist Sue Parry

4:46pm Tuesday 20th August 2013

A STOURBRIDGE glassmaker is holding a summer sale to fund an inspirational trip to Mexico.

Broadcasters and bank staff to go head to head in charity cricket match

11:23am Tuesday 13th August 2013

STAFF from a Stourbridge bank will go head to head with town radio presenters for a charity cricket match with a difference.

Borough supermarkets offer free cholesterol tests

12:00pm Saturday 17th August 2013

SAINSBURY’S supermarkets at Merry Hill and Amblecote will be offering customers chance to have a free cholesterol test while doing their weekly shop.

Nature lovers invited to free eco event in Amblecote

5:00pm Friday 16th August 2013

RESIDENTS can learn about the nature that inhabits their neighbourhood green spaces with a free wildlife event at Lakeside, Amblecote, next week.

Police offer tamper-proof screws to motorists to try and thwart thieves

8:30am Wednesday 14th August 2013

DRIVERS can get tamper-proof screws fitted to their car registration plates in Withymoor on Friday (August 16).

Amblecote cafe gets the go-ahead

5:30pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

A CAFE in Amblecote got the thumbs up from councillors, despite work starting before planning permisison was granted.

Stourbridge teen fiction author's debut novel released in the USA

Stourbridge News: David Massey

9:00am Wednesday 7th August 2013

STOURBRIDGE teen fiction author David Massey could shoot to literary stardom in the United States following the release of his debut novel in American bookstores.

Former Masterchef contestant invites Stourbridge parents to share healthy family recipes

6:00pm Monday 5th August 2013

PARENTS with a flair for cooking can submit their top tips for a family dish and be in with a chance of winning a family meal at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Amblecote.

Amblecote mum's fundraising quest for disabled son Luis

Stourbridge News: Luis Hickman

8:00am Monday 5th August 2013

AN Amblecote mother needs the support of borough businesses to raise funds to buy specialist equipment for her severely disabled son.

Knife-wielding Amblecote man avoids jail after threatening his estranged partner

2:32pm Friday 26th July 2013

A 24-YEAR-OLD Amblecote man who sent a string of threatening text messages to his estranged partner before going to her home armed with a large kitchen knife has avoided being locked-up.

Building work to start next month on new Stourbridge canal-side housing development

Stourbridge News: Artist's impression of the planned new Doulton Brook development

3:03pm Monday 22nd July 2013

BUILDING work to create a new canal-side housing estate in Wollaston is expected to get underway in earnest next month.



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