Stourbridge - Wallescote

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Councillors plan festive sleep out to highlight plight of the borough's homeless

Stourbridge News:

5:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO Stourbridge councillors are set to sleep rough this Christmas to help try and raise awareness of homeless teenagers in the area.

Man suffers serious leg injury in Wollescote crash

Stourbridge News:

9:02am Monday 27th October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered serious leg injuries after a crash in Wollescote.

Much-loved Stourbridge teacher dies aged 81

Stourbridge News:

12:42pm Friday 17th October 2014

A RETIRED deputy head teacher who worked at schools across the borough for more than 20 years, as well as in Switzerland and Nigeria, has died, aged 81.

Book commemorates Lye and Wollescote's Great War heroes

Stourbridge News:

5:56pm Monday 13th October 2014

BLACK Country authors and historians Jean Weston and Marlene Price have pooled their resources to produce a book about 29 men from Lye and Wollescote who lost their lives in the Great War.

Woman left frightened to walk through Wollescote park after dog attacks

Stourbridge News:

4:30pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A LYE dog lover is now too "frightened" to walk her four-legged friends in a public park after being attacked three times in the last four months.

Scouts set to return to Wollescote

Stourbridge News:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SCOUTS are set to reappear in Wollescote after an absence of several years.

Family fun on offer at Wollescote park

Stourbridge News: Apple bobbing

8:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

FAMILIES are invited to an end of summer open day at a Wollescote park.

Wollescote man jailed for stealing cash to fuel drug addiction

Stourbridge News:

3:26pm Monday 18th August 2014

A WOLLESCOTE drug addict who lured away his 90-year-old blind friend so he could steal £120 has been locked up for 10 months.

Campaign kicks off to help Wollescote family rocked by rare genetic condition

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A KIND-HEARTED Wollescote fundraiser has kick-started a campaign to raise money for a family rocked by a rare health condition.

Wollescote cyclist rode from Italy to London for children's hospice

Stourbridge News: Marcin Chorostowski

9:58am Monday 23rd June 2014

A WOLLESCOTE man cycled from Italy to London to raise funds for a children's hospice.

Wollescote park to host free fitness session tomorrow

1:14pm Friday 30th May 2014

BRITISH Military Fitness is encouraging Stourbridge people to enjoy a free keep fit class as part of National Outdoor Fitness Day tomorrow (Saturday May 31).

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.

Stourbridge paedophile jailed for 18 years

Stourbridge News: Stourbridge paedophile jailed for 18 years

4:52pm Friday 14th March 2014

A STOURBRIDGE paedophile who tried to avoid jail by accusing his four victims of concocting abuse claims to try and get their hands on his partner’s inheritance has been jailed for 18 years.

Councillor launches clean up campaign in Wollescote

1:15pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A COUNCILLOR has launched a clean-up campaign in Wollescote in a fight against litter louts.

Fire fighters in action after lightning strike sparks blaze in Wollescote

Stourbridge News: Fire fighters in action after lightening strike sparks blaze in Wollescote - picture by Shannon Radford.

6:55pm Saturday 25th January 2014

FIRE fighters are at the scene of a house fire in Wollescote caused by a lightning strike.

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.

Stourbridge pervert jailed for sending explicit messages to schoolgirls

1:11pm Thursday 21st November 2013

A STOURBRIDGE pervert who sent sexually explicit messages to two schoolgirls aged ten and 14 and invited them to send him nude photographs of themselves has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

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.

Hero firefighter Rudy Parkes retires

Stourbridge News: Watch Commander Rudy Parkes. Buy photo: 461334L

9:00am Thursday 14th November 2013

HERO Black Country firefighter Rudy Parkes hung up his fireman’s uniform for the last time this week after 30 years service with West Midlands Fire Service.

Cops set up shop in Wollescote park to help stamp out anti-social behaviour

12:00pm Monday 4th November 2013

POLICE officers have set up a new base in Wollescote to help tackle anti-social behaviour in Stevens Park.

Hamster plays hide and seek in Wollescote mother's car

Stourbridge News: L-R Mark the hamster, Ashlee and Lisa Moseley

10:00am Tuesday 29th October 2013

A HAMSTER’S bid for freedom led to a Wollescote mother having her car dismantled in the search for the runaway rodent.

£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.

Wollescote man jailed after failing to comply with court order

10:00am Friday 18th October 2013

A WOLLESCOTE man who took part in a plot to steal £2,000 from the safe at a Stourbridge pub has been jailed for seven months after squandering the chance to keep his freedom.

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.

Driver escapes injury after Wollescote crash

Stourbridge News: The crash scene in Oldnall Road (Picture by West Midlands Fire Service)

10:30am Thursday 5th September 2013

A MAN escaped injury after his car rolled over and came to rest on its roof following a crash in Wollescote.

Wollescote cancer survivor aims to conquer Snowdon for charity

Stourbridge News: Ivor Simpkins and granddaughter Katy Stanaway are climbing Snowdon for Cancer Research. Buy photo: 331306J

8:00am Monday 19th August 2013

A CANCER survivor from Wollescote will conquer Snowdon to raise money for research into the disease.

Top award for Wollescote park

Stourbridge News: Celebrating Green Flag status at Wollescote Hall - Friends of Wrens Nest Nature Reserve, Friends of Wollescote Park, ward members cllrs Tim Crumpton and Richard Body with Dudley Council officers and green spaces teams.

6:00pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

WOLLESCOTE Park has been flagged up as one of the best green spaces in the country.

Black Country Bowls Club seeks new members

12:00pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

BLACK Country Bowls Club are bidding to boost their ranks by staging an open day on Saturday (June 29) in the hope of encouraging more people to take up the game.

See revamp plans for Lye and Wollescote chapels at open day

10:00am Friday 3rd May 2013

THE prospect of bringing Lye and Wollescote Chapels back to life will take a step closer next Wednesday with an open event at the Cemetery Road site.

Wollescote phone mast plan approved

11:27am Wednesday 24th April 2013

COUNCILLORS approved a plan to replace a mobile phone mast in Wollescote with a new 15-metre pole and equipment.

Cllr demands apology from Tory opponent as taxi row continues

Stourbridge News: Councillor Richard Body

10:00am Thursday 18th April 2013

AN outraged Wollescote Labour councillor is demanding a Tory opponent withdraws a remark implying that he missused his powers as chairman of the borough’s taxi committee.

Cllr goes green and red in hair-raising charity stunt

Stourbridge News: Cllr Richard Body and mobile hair dresser Laura Hurley during the charity hair dyeing. (buyphoto 151311J)

11:38am Wednesday 10th April 2013

A HAIR-RAISING councillor is sporting a green and red haircut for charity after a poll to change the colour of his barnet.

Have your say at community forums

2:29pm Friday 5th April 2013

STOURBRIDGE people can have their say at Dudley Council’s next round of community forums being held later this month.

Colourful councillor awaits hair dye fate

Stourbridge News: Tory Blue Rinse

9:30am Thursday 4th April 2013

A COLOURFUL Labour Wollescote councillor’s day of reckoning is approaching when he discovers if his constituents have demanded his hair be dyed true Tory blue.

Wollescote mum avoids jail after neighbour attack

2:00pm Thursday 21st March 2013

A STOURBRIDGE woman who grabbed a neighbour by the hair and punched her in the nose before threatening another with a knife in front of her "terrified" son has been given a 12-month jail term suspended for 18 months.

Colourful councillor launches vote on dyeing his hair

Stourbridge News: Tory Blue Rinse

11:00am Wednesday 27th February 2013

A COLOURFUL councillor from Wollescote is putting his head on the block and is asking people to vote on him dyeing his hair for charity.

Wollescote man's "thinking problems" caused road rage attack

10:12am Wednesday 27th February 2013

A WOLLESCOTE man with "thinking problems" smashed a car window with a crowbar in a terrifying road rage incident.

Wollaston pub gaffer sees red over yellow lines double

Stourbridge News: Ted Etheridge threatening to paint out double yellow lines outside his Wollaston pub

11:37am Monday 25th February 2013

A PUB gaffer is be-cider himself with rage after council workers painted yellow lines outside his Wollaston boozer.

Tributes to world-class Wollescote flyer

Stourbridge News: Stafford Screen - who died earlier this month aged 78

12:31pm Tuesday 15th January 2013

A WORLD-class model aircraft flyer from Wollescote hailed the best Britain's ever produced has died aged 78.

Lye chapel revamp project receives a £42k funding boost

Stourbridge News: Lye and Wollescote Chapels - pic by Phil Loach.

3:55pm Thursday 10th January 2013

A £1.15MILLION project to restore a redundant listed chapels building in Lye is a step closer to becoming reality after the Heritage Lottery Fund pledged its support.

Wollaston pub planning celebrity Acorns fundraiser

1:00pm Sunday 9th December 2012

A WOLLASTON pub is lining up some celebrity support for a fundraising event to raise cash for sick children.

Wollescote dispersal order aims to stamp out anti-social behaviour

3:32pm Tuesday 20th November 2012

POLICE have been granted a dispersal order to help tackle anti-social behaviour in the Queensway area of Wollescote.

Chapels open as part of Heritage Open Day

2:53pm Friday 7th September 2012

PEOPLE can take guided tours and gain rare access to Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels tomorrow (Saturday September 8) as part of the borough’s Heritage Open Day celebrations.

Stourbridge bodybuilder bags top five place in muscleman comp

2:50pm Wednesday 13th June 2012

STOURBRIDGE muscleman Lee Willis flexed his way to fifth place in a national bodybuilding competition.

Wollescote residents gear up for Jubilee fun

Stourbridge News: Children and parents with Wollescote Community Project chairman Glen Wilson (back blue top) and organiser Ade Wakeman (back - red top). Buy photo: 231223J

11:50am Monday 28th May 2012

COMMUNITY-SPIRITED residents across the borough have been busy decking their streets with bunting ready to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this Bank Holiday weekend.

Dana to stop off at Lye church this week

4:37pm Monday 14th May 2012

FORMER Eurovision Song Contest winner turned politician Dana will be stopping off at Bethel Chapel in Lye this week to talk about her life and faith.

Call for traffic calming at Wollescote accident blackspot

1:30pm Thursday 5th April 2012

HIGHWAY chiefs are being urged to install major traffic calming measures on an accident blackspot between Cradley and Wollescote.

Wollescote grandfather realises his dream to publish novels

Stourbridge News: Ray Leighton

12:00pm Wednesday 29th February 2012

A WOLLESCOTE grandfather who had dreamed since his youth that he would one day write a book has celebrated getting his work out to the public thanks to the digital book revolution.

Councillor slams lack of action on slum landlords

1:00pm Friday 24th February 2012

SLUM landlords are charging vulnerable tenants to live in squalor in the borough and Dudley Council is not taking action, a councillor claimed today.

Historian seeks relatives of fallen Lye soldier

9:00am Thursday 23rd February 2012

A PEDMORE historian is appealing for help to solve a war-themed mystery that has left him baffled for years.


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