• Man hurt after Stourbridge blast

    A MAN has been airlifted to hospital suffering from multiple burn injuries after a gas bottle exploded in Stourbridge. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an address in Pedmore, shortly before 3.40pm this afternoon (Thursday June 5). An ambulance

  • Druggie stole from kid's centre

    A LYE man who stole from a children's centre to fund his £500 a day crack habit has avoided jail. Cocaine addict Timothy Partridge appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court today (Thursday June 5) to be sentenced for a raid at Kids Orchard Centre in Lye.


    BENNETT BEATRICE June 5th 2008 Mother Ten years ago today You passed away, your shining light gone from us today. Your spirit lives on all around us. Dad has come to you now. Both spirits together in the higher life. Eternal love and light Son Christopher


    SOPHIE HILL-JONES Tragically taken away from us on 31st May 2008, aged 24 years. Loved forever, never forgotten, always in our hearts. Beloved daughter of Frances, sister to Cheryl, Paul, Richard, Lorraine, Thomas, Amelia, loving aunty to Scarlett


    HAMMOND HAROLD OF STOURBRIDGE. Passed away on 29th May 2008, aged 81 years. Much loved husband to the late Margaret and devoted Dad to Liz and father-in-law to Paul, best friend to Hazel. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.


    KRAM NEE HINCHLIFFE Congratulations Kathryn and Mark on the birth of your son, Matthew Samuel, 11lbs 5½oz on Friday May 9th. With very much love to you all. Mom, Dad, Alison, Michael and all the family. Published in paper 05/06/2008


    DEVLIN Nee Hinchliffe Congratulations Alison and Michael on the birth of your son, Rowan Oliver, 7lbs 14oz on Saturday April 26th. A brother for Laura India. With very much love to you all Mom, Dad, Kathryn, Mark and all the family Published in paper


    MARTIN THOMPSON 7.6.68 Happy 40th Love Donna & Jack Published in paper 05/06/2008


    MILDRED DAVIES nee Pearson HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY With much love from Husband Keith, Daughter Tanya, Grandaughters Jessica and Mollie May you have many more Published in paper 05/06/2008


    GEMMA LUSCOTT Happy 18th Birthday 9th June Lots of love Mum, Dad, Sarah and Matt Published in paper 05/06/2008


    SIAN LOUISE ASTILL 18 on 5th June Happy birthday All our love Mum, Grandma and Grandad xxxx Published in paper 05/06/2008


    HOMER LAURA Happy 18th Birthday 07.06.90 Live life to the full Hope you achieve and fulfill all of your dreams We are all very proud of you With all our love all the family xxxxxxxxxx Published in paper 05/06/2008


    PERRY JOYCE NEE CHUTER The family of Joyce wish to convey sincere thanks for cards of condolence, letters of sympathy and donations sent in her memory. Deep gratitude to all who attended her funeral at Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley. Special thanks to


    DUNN ROBERT Bob Mary, Gavin and Alison wish to thank family, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and messages of sympathy at the time of their loss. Thank you to all who attended the Funeral and for your generous donations toatling £890 for the


    GRAHAM JOHN RICHARDS 5 Years 9.6.08 Down the path of memory lane, I sadly walk today. My loving thoughts are with you Gra as life goes on its way. Loving wife Pat xx Wherever I go, whatever I do, I know your beside me Dad in everything I do. Loving


    RAYMOND GRIFFITHS 3 years 7.6.08 In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. You hold a place within our hearts that no-one else can fill. Hilda, Karen and David Published in paper 05/06/2008


    LAVENDER ROBERT Bob 5 years 7th June Never more than a thought away Also remembering your Birthday 4th June Sadly missed Wife Ivy and Family Published in paper 05/06/2008


    JOYCE PAYNE 4.5.2005 "My Girl" In my arms three years today, I kissed and held you till finally you slipped away. Your No1 Arthur Loved you then, now and forever MOM AND GRANDMOTHER When someone you love becomes a memory the memory of you we


    EDMUNDS JOYCE Passed away 26th May 2008 at Russells Hall Hospital, dear wife of Derek and the mother of Martin. The funeral service, on Monday 9th June at 11.40am at Stourbridge Crematorium. No flowers by request, donations if desired to Mary Stevens


    CHAPMAN WILLIAM HENRY Passed away peacefully on 22nd May 2008, aged 88 years. Much loved husband of the late Dorothy and father of John. He will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service will take place in Stourbridge Crematorium Chapel


    JONES JOHN Jack formerly of Swillington Common Leeds On May 23rd peacefully in Harrogate General Infirmary aged 83 years. Jack beloved Husband of the late Lily and a much loved Dad of Ray and Keith a respected Father-In-Law of Carol and Susan also

  • Canning cruises to clean sweep of wins

    It was another good night of cycling in the Friday Night Track League at the Manor Abbey Stadium in Halesowen. In the youth eight lap Course De Prime race, new arrival to Halesowen Athletics and Cycling Club, Tom Canning, dominated the race gaining

  • Best of British

    Halesowen's Jordanne Whiley cracked another career landmark securing a spectacular win over fellow Briton Lucy Shuker to successfully retain her Women's Singles title at the 2008 National Wheelchair Tennis Championships. Now the 15-year-old Earls High

  • Centre celebrates wonderful day in Wales

    THE all-conquering Charlesworth Family Martial Arts came away from the North Wales Open with a haul of trophies. The Cradley Heath-based club had nine winners at the event, which attracted more than 300 competitors. Those triumphant were 37-year-old

  • Chishti shines in derby

    Halesowen CC came way the happiest from their tight derby day encounter with Old Hill at Seth Somers Park on Saturday. The hosts who have had a difficult start to their Birmingham League Division One season were underdogs for the clash against their

  • Winger heads to Town

    YELTZ manager Morell Maison has continued his summer shopping spree with his second close season signing and is confident at least three other deals are nearing completion. Hot on the heels of Mark Danks' arrival from Worcester City, Halesowen Town have

  • Beefed up

    KINGSWINFORD'S Michael Rutter slipped out of the top four in the British Superbikes Championship standings after the fifth round at Donnington Park. Fresh from his success at the North West 200, Rutter had high hopes going into race one as he had qualified

  • Super Sykes continues to lead the way

    tourbridge resident Richard Sykes proved the doubters wrong with a commanding drive and made it two in a row with consecutive wins in the British Rally Challenge. One of the pre-event favourites Des Campbell, who actually lives on one of the roads used

  • Newcomer makes mark

    STOURBRIDGE Velo rider Neil Hayward put in a tremendous performance to capture a top 20 position in the Division Road Race Championship in Stoke-on-Trent. Finishing in 13th place was a superb effort for the relative newcomer to the pedal sport, who only

  • Stourbridge speedster seals stunning success

    THERE was no stopping Stourbridge speed merchant Hansar Nadeem as he bowled his team to yet another victory. In a low scoring match, Stourbridge came away with a hard-fought win, which keeps them top of Division One of the Worcester Crusader League.

  • Bright future ahead

    The future of Brierley Hill and Withymoor FC has been secured after weeks of uncertainty. The West Midlands Premier Division Club were facing up to the prospect of disappearing off the footballing map folowing the resignation of chairman Stephen Lea.

  • Himley find winning formula

    Confidence is sky high again at Himley Cricket Club following two impressive wins in the space of 24 hours. The Stourbridge Road side were sitting bottom of the Birmingham and District Premier League table but a crushing seven - wicket home win over

  • Glassboys add to backroom staff

    STOURBRIDGE FC are not only gearing up for their return to the BGB Premier Division on the pitch but also off it with the announcement of two new appointments. Former Halesowen Town commercial director Roger Lucas is joining to help market and promote

  • First new signing on board

    Stourbridge FC boss Gary Hackett has begun the process of filling the void left by the shock departure of striker Mark Bellingham by recriuting the promising Lyndon Dovey. Hackett was sad to see Bellingham go, with losing play-off finalists Leamington

  • Library bosses confess

    THE Stourbridge Library books found dumped in a skip were thrown away to clear the backlog resulting from a decade's worth of poor stock management, according to library bosses. Following our exclusive report revealing stock that had mysteriously vanished

  • Tributes to tragic Sophie

    THE heartbroken family of tragic 24-year-old Sophie Hill-Jones have this week paid a touching tribute to their party princess'. Popular Sophie, a mortgage specialist at Stourbridge's HSBC bank, died on May 31 - a week after she was involved in a horrific