Stourbridge - Kingswinford

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Cheers for magnificent Molly, 12

12:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MAGNIFICENT Molly Martin brought the house down when she took part in the Sport Relief Swimathon at Dudley Leisure Centre.

Kingswinford student admits downloading child porn pics

11:39am Friday 11th April 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD university student from Kingswinford has admitted being caught with thousands of indecent photographs of children.

Car crashes into garage in Kingswinford

Stourbridge News: The scene of the accident. Photograph courtesy of West Midlands Fire Service.

2:53pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A MAN crashed his car into a garage in Kingswinford after possibly falling ill at the wheel.

Black Country sisters gear up for marathon challenge

Stourbridge News: Helen Small, left, with sister Rebecca Carpenter, right, setting set for this year's London Marathon.

4:05pm Friday 28th March 2014

TWO superfit sisters from Wordsley and Kingswinford are getting set to run the London Marathon.

Kingswinford man jailed after drink drive crash

4:19pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A BUILDING worker from Kingswinford who drove when he was drunk and hit another car near a roundabout has been jailed for six months and banned from the roads for three years.

Kingswinford man avoids jail after causing an innocent woman to be arrested

11:28am Thursday 20th March 2014

A KINGSWINFORD man who told police an innocent woman was a handbag snatcher to protect his girlfriend - the real culprit - has avoided jail.

Quarry Bank woman faces jail over house con

Stourbridge News: Bethany Pole arriving at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

5:30pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A QUARRY Bank woman who conned a househoulder into believing she had over £1million in the bank so she could buy his smart, detached home which she trashed before being rumbled has been warned she could face jail.

Kingswinford woman jailed for driving and drug offences

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

10:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

A DISQUALIFIED driver from Kingswinford who took her husband's car after an argument and then crashed into another vehicle, has been jailed for 14 months.

Stourbridge author celebrates launch of second novel with young readers

Stourbridge News: David Massey with students and staff at Crestwood School. Buy photo: 111407L

4:24pm Friday 7th March 2014

AWARD-WINNING author David Massey celebrated the launch of his second novel with a day of activities at a Kingswinford school.

Kingswinford & Stourbridge Lions

10:00am Friday 7th March 2014

KINGSWINFORD & Stourbridge Lions held its annual presentation evening at the Stourbridge Institute, where those organisations and groups who helped us to collect on our Santa Sleigh runs, were presented with donations towards their causes.

Kingswinford TG

10:04am Thursday 6th March 2014

THE February meeting was very busy. There were three new visitors, a new member and a member from the former Wall Heath Guild, who had joined.

Kingswinford care home campaigners vow to take fight to the Ombudsman

Stourbridge News: New Bradley Hall

5:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to transfer a Kingswinford care home out of local authority control say they are taking their complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman.

New Bradley Hall on the agenda at tonight's scrutiny meeting

4:59pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

PLANS to determine the future of a Kingswinford care home will be scrutinised by councillors tonight (Tuesday).

Iconic stonelifter from Kingswinford honoured in House of Lords ceremony

Stourbridge News: King Shazad receiving his 'iconic stonelifter' award from Lord Ahmed

12:55pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

PARLIAMENT played host to an event commemorating a Black Country stone lifter - hailed the greatest of all time.

Church members to seek prayer requests on the borough's streets on Ash Wednesday

9:00am Sunday 2nd March 2014

CHURCH members will be hitting the streets of Kingswinford on Ash Wednesday (March 5) - offering to say a prayer for the people they meet.

Kingswinford couple launch online clothing business

Stourbridge News: Gareth and Claire Evans. Buy this photo: 091421L.

9:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A KINGSWINFORD couple have combined their talents to form a quirky new business.

Quarry Bank fraudster trashed £250,000 home after duping owners into thinking she was a millionairess

1:14pm Monday 24th February 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD Quarry Bank woman pretended she had well over £1million in the bank to buy a smart, detached house in Kingswinford which she trashed before being rumbled.

Lovesick man threatened to stab former Kingswinford girlfriend after phoning her 300 times

10:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A LOVESICK man has been jailed after making more than 300 telephone calls in one day to his former Kingswinford girlfriend whom he also threatened to stab.

Lions dish out cash to good causes

8:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

KINGSWINFORD and Stourbridge Lions have given a boost to a host of Black Country charities and good causes.

Kingswinford teens want a law to protect against cyber bullying

Stourbridge News: The film explores the perils of cyber bullying.

5:00pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

KINGSWINFORD students have made a powerful film highlighting the dangers of online bullying through social media.

Kingswinford Ladies Social Circle

8:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Chairman Sheila Evans welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the new year.

Kingswinford student nurse shortlisted for national award

Stourbridge News: Leanne Challoner

2:00pm Monday 27th January 2014

A STUDENT nurse from Kingswinford has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award, which recognises exceptional professional skills and potential.

Kingswinford TG

7:00am Friday 24th January 2014

After presenting Noelle Robins with a badge and certificate to mark forty years of membership in the organisation, Chairman Enid Fennell then presented flowers to Mavis James to mark a very special wedding anniversary.

Kingswinford Folk Dance Club

9:23am Thursday 23rd January 2014

Dancing was interrupted so that members could hold their AGM. An overview of the previous year’s activities was given and as a result of the discussion which followed, it was decided that the annual subscription could be held at £2.20 per person for another year. Admission fees could also be maintained at the present rate.

Community hub will offer "fab, fun fitness classes" in Kingswinford

Stourbridge News: Dudley South MP Chris Kelly and Suzanne Richardson try out a routine.

2:00pm Monday 20th January 2014

A FITNESS instructor has turned a vacant building in the heart of Kingswinford into a community hub to boost local businesses and create jobs.

History talk will recount tales of bravery by Black Country VC winners

Stourbridge News: Colour Sgt Anthony Booth VC

1:00pm Monday 20th January 2014

THE heroic tales of two Victoria Cross winners from the Black Country who fought in the Zulu War will be told at the next meeting of a Worcestershire based history group.

Man jailed for more than seven years after Black Country raids

Stourbridge News: Robber Ross Underwood

10:50am Tuesday 14th January 2014

A BLACK Country man who was part of a masked, armed gang which committed a string of robberies including a raid in Kingswinford has been jailed for more than seven years.

Kingswinford postie jailed after pocketing letters containing children's cash

1:50pm Thursday 9th January 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD Kingswinford postman who pocketed letters addressed to children because he thought they might contain cash to help him clear debts he built up after starting to smoke cannabis has been jailed for six months.

Miranda's next novel will reunite readers with Fairytale couple

Stourbridge News: Miranda Dickinson. Buy photo: 461342M

9:00am Wednesday 1st January 2014

BEST-SELLING Black Country author Miranda Dickinson has promised her next offering will reacquaint fans with much-loved characters from her debut novel.

Kingswinford carol singers raise money for hospice

11:00am Monday 30th December 2013

MEMBERS of Kingswinford Christian Centre have raised £350 for Mary Stevens Hospice with two carol singing events.

Kingswinford poppy appeal raises £36,264

2:00pm Monday 23rd December 2013

ORGANISERS of the Kingswinford poppy appeal have thanked those who gave generously to help raise £36,264 for the branch.

Kingswinford siblings party at No 10

9:00am Friday 20th December 2013

TWO siblings from Kingswinford travelled down to London recently for a festive gathering at Downing Street.

Kingswinford glass engraver celebrated with new plaque

Stourbridge News: Glass expert Graham Fisher, from the British Glass Foundation, and Ian Dury of Stourbridge Glass Engravers with the plaque commemorating George Woodall.

3:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

A COMMEMORATIVE plaque has been installed in a Kingswinford restaurant as a tribute to a Black Country glassmaker - considered one of the greatest cameo engravers of the 19th century.

African links inspire Kingswinford school garden

Stourbridge News: Rakshita Vaya and Moza Khatib from Dar Es Salaam with pupils Thomas Young, aged five, and Demi Warr, aged ten,in the new garden. Buy photo: 501343L

4:01pm Monday 16th December 2013

CHILDREN at St Mary's Primary School in Kingswinford celebrated the opening of a new African-themed garden inspired by their links with Tanzania.

Kingswinford school receives funding boost

10:07am Monday 16th December 2013

PUPILS at a Kingswinford school will soon be taking their learning outdoors after receiving a grant of £9,971.

Black Country glass expert launches new book

Stourbridge News: Graham Fisher MBE with his new book. Buy photo: 511308L

5:00pm Friday 13th December 2013

A BLACK Country glass expert has launched a new book celebrating Stourbridge's still sparkling glass industry.

New Bradley Hall campaigners to hold public meeting

Stourbridge News: New Bradley Hall

8:00am Thursday 12th December 2013

THE New Bradley Hall Action Group will be holding a public meeting to discuss concerns over plans to put the under-threat care home in the hands of a not-for-profit organisation or charity.

Councillors approve plan to bring forward works at Kingswinford quarry

3:33pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

COUNCILLORS unanimously approved an application to bring forward building work at a Kingswinford quarry despite objections from residents.

Gentlemen Songsters set to spread festive cheer at Christmas concert

Stourbridge News: Gentlemen Songsters Mike Green, Malcolm Jackson, Andy Bullock, Dennis Perkins and John Smith rehearse with Sue Clarke and the Netherbrook School Choir. Buy photo: 491347L

5:00pm Saturday 7th December 2013

KINGSWINFORD'S Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir is holding its annual Christmas concert at Dudley Concert Hall next weekend.

Judge says statement by Kingswinford crash victim's mum was "most moving" he'd ever read

Stourbridge News: Thomas Whitehouse arrived at court in a wheelchair after suffering injuries to his legs in the fatal crash

3:42pm Monday 2nd December 2013

A JUDGE described a statement given by the mother of a Kingswinford road crash victim as “the most moving and powerful” he had ever read, when allowing driver Thomas Whitehouse to keep his freedom.

Dudley Kidney Patients Association seeks goods to sell in its charity shop

1:06pm Monday 2nd December 2013

DUDLEY Kidney Patients Association is appealing to people to donate goods to sell in its Kingswinford charity shop.

Kingswinford TG

1:00pm Saturday 30th November 2013

The Kingswinford Guild met in the Community Centre in the High Street on November 11.

Kingswinford man avoids jail after child porn pics found on his computer

1:09pm Friday 29th November 2013

A 44-YEAR-OLD Kingswinford man caught with sickening indecent photographs of children on his computer has avoided jail time.

Black Country men admit robberies including Kingswinford shop raid

10:00am Thursday 28th November 2013

TWO Black Country men have admitted conspiring with others to commit a string of robberies across the area including a raid in Kingswinford.

Campaigners brand Dudley Labour councillors 'hypocrites' over New Bradley Hall saga

Stourbridge News: New Bradley Hall

8:00am Thursday 28th November 2013

CAMPAIGNERS have lashed out at leading Labour councillors looking to get a Kingswinford care home off their books – saying they should be ashamed of their “hypocritical” actions after making pre-election pledges to save it.

Kingswinford man who grew cannabis for medicinal purposes avoids jail

12:47pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

A 39-YEAR-OLD Kingswinford man who grew cannabis with a street value of £6,750 in his home for medicinal purposes has avoided jail.

Cannabis plants worth £16,000 seized in Kingswinford caravan park raid

3:45pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

POLICE swooped on a caravan site in Kingswinford today (Tuesday November 27) and seized around cannabis plants.

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.

Miranda Dickinson's latest novel proves her highest charting yet

Stourbridge News: Miranda Dickinson outside Kingswinford Library. Buy photo: 461341M

4:00pm Monday 25th November 2013

BLACK Country author Miranda Dickinson has celebrated her highest placing yet on the Sunday Times bestsellers list - with her new novel Take A Look At Me Now.

Kingswinford housing development to benefit the wider community

Stourbridge News: Artists impression of one of the new homes

9:00am Monday 25th November 2013

THE developer of a major new housing development in Kingswinford has contributed more than £185,000 to improve local facilities.


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