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Bethel Chapel set to celebrate Good Friday after News appeal sees new organist recruited

10:52am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WOLLESCOTE based Bethel Chapel will be able to go ahead with their traditional Good Friday service following a successful appeal for an organist through the Stourbridge News.

Lifesaving charity unveils new £4.5m chopper

Stourbridge News: SAVING LIVES: Midlands Air Ambulance's new helicopter.

12:19pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A HIGH FLYING life-saving Black Country charity has really taken off after buying its first very own helicopter.

Lye dance teacher raises £4,500 for charity after latest dance extravaganza

Stourbridge News: Karen Yates

12:46pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TIRELESS Lye dance instructor and charity fundraiser Karen Yates has handed over £4,500 to three worthy causes after another successful show.

Celebrations for 100-year-old Stourbridge scout group

Stourbridge News: Back l-r - group scout leader Paul Tromans, Wayne Bulpitt - UK Chief Commissioner for the Scouts, Margot James MP, Rev Simon Falshaw, Stambermill Scouts chairman Martin Homer; front l-r - Callum Bonnar, Matthew Bonnar, Daniel Stretton and Elliot Round.

6:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

STAMBERMILL St Marks Scout Group celebrated its centenary and the long-awaited official opening of new headquarters with a visit from one of the country's top scouts.

Lye drug dealer jailed for three years

2:32pm Monday 10th March 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD Lye street drug dealer caught with 23 wraps of cocaine hidden inside a yellow plastic egg has been jailed for three years.

Jail for dealer caught with class A drugs in Lye

4:56pm Friday 28th February 2014

A DRUG dealer caught with £8,400 worth of heroin and crack cocaine after being stopped by police officers in Lye has been put behind bars.

Stourbridge kickboxing instructor faces a fight back to fitness after freak accident

Stourbridge News: Martial arts instructor Dan Woodruff - recovering after a serious leg injury. Buy photo: 101403M

5:18pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A STOURBRIDGE martial arts instructor is facing his toughest challenge yet - teaching himself to walk again after almost losing his leg in a freak accident.

Reward of up to £10,000 offered for information on jewellery theft in Lye

12:00pm Monday 10th February 2014

A CASH reward of up to £10,000 is being offered for anyone who can provide information that leads to the return of jewellery that was taken during a burglary in Lye last year.

Suspended sentence for teen who stabbed a man in Lye

Stourbridge News: Driver lied about insurance

3:10pm Monday 27th January 2014

A TEENAGER who stabbed a 46-year-old Lye man in the side with a knife has been spared an immediate custodial sentence.

Sign of changing times in Lye

Stourbridge News: The removal of the old Bache Brothers shop sign revealed a snapshot of Lye from the 1900s. Buy photo: 031411MH

4:00pm Friday 24th January 2014

A PIECE of Lye history was briefly revealed when the owners of the town’s long-running cycle shop uncovered an old sign which was last seen 70 years ago.

Lye chapel seeks organist to preserve Easter tradition

10:00am Monday 20th January 2014

A LYE chapel is in danger of losing a local Easter tradition unless a new organist can be found.

Suspended sentence for Lye man who brandished a knife and racially abused a schoolboy

5:16pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

A 52-year-old Lye man who was brandishing a large kitchen knife when he racially abused a 15-year-old schoolboy has been given a 12-month jail term suspended for a year.

Old railway goods building in Lye to become waste transfer station

12:33pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A FORMER railway goods building in Lye is to get a new lease of life as a waste transfer station.

Lye man caught dealing prescription drugs spared jail

1:30pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD Lye man caught dealing in prescription drugs he obtained unlawfully has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Drugs king pin jailed for nearly six years after peddling heroin in Lye

Stourbridge News: Keyon Holgate

8:00am Wednesday 1st January 2014

A DRUGS "king pin" has been jailed for almost six years after cops scuppered a street deal in Stourbridge and chased him down with the help of have-a-go residents.

Bus drivers strike a pose for charity

Stourbridge News: Calendar organiser George Homer is the face of May.

9:00am Tuesday 31st December 2013

THEY are usually at home behind the wheel but drivers from a Lye based bus company stepped out of their comfort zone when they got in front of the camera to create a charity calendar.

Big-hearted staff at Lye firm dig deep to help typhoon victims

8:00am Friday 20th December 2013

GENEROUS staff at Scot Young Research Ltd in Lye raised nearly £2,000 for the British Red Cross to help relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

Former Lye hostel set to become new £5.7m homeless centre

Stourbridge News: Nick Byrne, deputy director of Assets at Midland Heart, Richard Baker - regional director of Bullock Construction, Cllr Steve Waltho, Dudley Council's cabinet member for housing and community safety.

12:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

WORK to build a flagship new £5.7million development to support the borough's homeless promises to transform the site of a former Lye hostel.

New Lye history book highlights forgotten chapels and a vengeful murder

Stourbridge News: Don Cochrane with his latest book A Brief History of Lye and Wollescote - part II. Buy photo: 481361L

1:02pm Monday 16th December 2013

FORGOTTEN chapels and a gruesome murder committed by a Stourbridge-born doctor are among the topics covered in a new book about Lye and Wollescote.

Lye Community Centre AGM

11:42am Wednesday 11th December 2013

THE Lye Community Centre management team will hold its AGM on Monday (December 16).

Lye charity celebrates success

10:00am Wednesday 11th December 2013

A MULTICULTURAL event celebrated the achievements of a Lye-based charity on Saturday (December 7).

Stourbridge man locked up after breaking schoolgirl's jaw in unprovoked attack

8:00am Tuesday 10th December 2013

A 22-YEAR-OLD Stourbridge man who punched a schoolgirl in the face breaking her jaw in two places in an unprovoked attack has been put behind bars for 18 months.

Lye police and community meeting takes place tonight (Wednesday)

5:40pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

THE next Police and Community Together (PACT) meeting for Lye will take place at Lye Town Football Club tonight (Wednesday December 4).

Lye car salesman gets hefty court bill

4:00pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

A LYE car salesman has landed a court bill of £8,000 after pleading guilty to falsely describing cars he was selling from his business.

Wollescote man jailed after "obscene" sex attack on vulnerable victim

8:30am Wednesday 20th November 2013

A WOLLESCOTE man who carried out a frightening sex attack on a vulnerable 42-year-old woman making her way home after a night out with friends has been jailed for 16 months.

£1million lottery grant will see Lye and Wollescote chapels restored

Stourbridge News: £1million lottery grant will see Lye and Wollescote chapels restored

6:00pm Monday 28th October 2013

A £1MILLION lottery grant means an ambitious plan to restore historic Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels to their former glory can now plough ahead.

Lye drug addict jailed for three years after breaching suspended sentence

10:18am Monday 28th October 2013

A 30-YEAR-OLD Lye drug addict has been jailed for three years for committing a string of crimes after being given with a suspended jail sentence for an earlier offence of grievous bodily harm.

Bedroom tax clobbers tenants who are trapped with nowhere to go, claim

12:34pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

A LABOUR councillor has called on Dudley Council to exclude families with two children living in three bedroom flats from the controversial bedroom tax if they cannot be offered alternative accommodation.

Suspended jail sentence for Stourbridge fly-tipper

8:30am Tuesday 8th October 2013

A FLY-TIPPER has been given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay £540 after dumping rubbish in Stourbridge.

Lye community leader hits out over funding cuts to foreign language courses

12:00pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

A LYE community leader has hit out over funding cuts to foreign language courses for children whose parents do not speak English.

Anger over funding cuts to borough language courses

Stourbridge News: L - r Abdul Qadus, Hennah Kiren, Naheed Kose, Sameen Irfan. Buy photo: 401339L

1:00pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

A LYE community leader has hit out over funding cuts to foreign language courses for children whose parents do not speak English.

Suspected drug dealer due in court after man arrested in Lye

11:50am Thursday 26th September 2013

A SUSPECTED drug dealer was set to appear in court today (Thursday September 26) after police scuppered an alleged street deal.

Lye church celebrates 200th anniversary with classical guitar concert

Stourbridge News: Tiffin Concert: Classical Guitar

3:00pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

A CELEBRATORY concert to mark the 200th anniversary of a Lye church will give the audience a taste of what life was like in 1813.

Firefighters save dragon from Lye fire

Stourbridge News: Pic courtesy of West Midlands Fire Service

12:42pm Friday 13th September 2013

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a bearded dragon from a fire in Lye and saved its life by giving it oxygen.

Lye charity cricket match raises £850

8:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

A COMMUNITY cricket match in Lye raised £850 towards the rebuilding of the town’s mosque.

Firefighters tackle severe flat blaze in Lye High Street

Stourbridge News: Pic by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

5:32pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

FIRE crews from Stourbridge and Brierley Hill were called out to tackle a severe blaze at a flat above a Lye restaurant this afternoon (Wednesday).

Boycie joins Dudley mayor to launch new flying medics' HQ

Stourbridge News: l-r John Challis, paramedic Karen Baker and Mayor of Dudley cllr Alan Finch

11:29am Friday 6th September 2013

THE Mayor of Dudley joined celebrity John Challis to launch the new headquarters of Midlands Air Ambulance.

Unexploded bomb brings drama to Lye

Stourbridge News: The device found in Lye earlier today.

2:02pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

WORKMEN on a building site in Lye got more than they bargained for when they unearthed a suspected unexploded bomb this morning.

Stourbridge churches to hold a day of celebrations

4:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013

CHURCHES in Stourbridge will be throwing open their doors on Saturday September 14 for a day of historical celebrations.

Lye-based company aid charity challenge

12:00pm Saturday 31st August 2013

LYE-based company Arbil 4x4 has donated more than £1,000 worth of equipment to aid a search and rescue team in its quest to circumnavigate the British coastline in a small inflatable boat.

New Lye police hub opens

Stourbridge News: L-r - PCSO Craig Priest, PCSO Zhanine Legg, PCSO Andrew Freeman, community centre chairman Abdul Qadus, PC Lucy Boardman, PC Jayne Pountney and PCSO Dan Winter

12:52pm Thursday 29th August 2013

POLICE in Lye and Stourbridge North are opening a new 'hub' in the heart of the community.

Borough blood donors sought

9:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

BOROUGH blood donors are being sought to attend donor sessions to help meet the demand for blood from hospitals.

Hefty court bill for Lye van dealer who labelled un-roadworthy vehicle as in excellent condition

5:16pm Monday 19th August 2013

A LYE van dealer has landed hefty court bills after falsely describing a vehicle with major safety faults as being in excellent condition.

Borough charity seeks new volunteers

5:35pm Monday 5th August 2013

A DUDLEY charity that supports adults with learning disabilities will showcase some of its exciting volunteer opportunities at Lye Library.

Stourbridge police give scouts a cash boost

4:30pm Friday 26th July 2013

POLICE in Stourbridge have donated £647 to help kit out a group of 35 young scouts.

Man arrested after Lye forecourt drama

4:07pm Friday 19th July 2013

A MAN was arrested for brandishing a lighter on a Lye garage forecourt yesterday (Thursday July 18).

Man stabbed in Lye

10:02am Monday 15th July 2013

A MAN was taken to hospital with serious stab wounds after an incident in Lye yesterday morning (Sunday July 14).

New deacons to serve Lye and Brierley Hill

Stourbridge News: Bridget Woodall and Tom Fish

1:00pm Friday 12th July 2013

TWO deacons were ordained to serve parishioners in Lye and Brierley Hill at Worcester Cathedral.

Mayor praises Lye charity

8:30am Wednesday 10th July 2013

THE Mayor of Dudley has praised a Lye-based charity for its excellent community work.

Retired railway worker takes to the skies for charity

Stourbridge News: Ken Lloyd takes to the skies

9:00am Thursday 27th June 2013

RETIRED Stourbridge railway worker Ken Lloyd never forgot the kindness showed to him by West Midland Ambulance Service paramedics when his wife Glen died suddenly in January.



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