Farage issues rallying call to voters ahead of police election

Dudley News:

5:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP issued a rallying call to borough voters ahead of tomorrow’s police and crime commissioner election.

Controversy brewing in Sedgley after plans for changes to pub revealed

Dudley News: The Seven Stars pub in Sedgley may be turned into a convenience store. 331406L

12:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SEDGLEY pub is at the heart of a brewing controversy over plans to change it into a convenience store.

Dudley deputy leader in line for online forum

Dudley News: Cllr Pete Lowe aims to stamp out blacklisting in Dudley

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUDLEY Council is heading online for its latest community forum session which will take place on Facebook.

Union J met their "ace" fans at Merry Hill

Dudley News:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POP heartthrobs Union J were met by hundreds of screaming fans during a signing at Merry Hill.

M5 coach crash driver remains in hospital

Dudley News:

11:37am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE driver of a Black Country coach which overturned on the M5 remained in hospital this morning (Wednesday).

Dudley museum set for a day of pre-historic hijinks

Dudley News: l-r Museum visitor Jonny Hughes with Adrian Durkin exhibitions officer with a  Mammoth tooth and  Pectins (shellfish fossils).  341438MH

11:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUDLEY museum is aiming for pre-historic hijinks during a day of dino-events and fossilised fun.

Athletes invited to take on 10K charity run for Dudley's Action Heart

Dudley News:

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ATHLETES are being challenged to take part in the Rotary Club of Kinver's annual 10K road race in aid of Action Heart - reckoned by many to be one of the toughest of its type in the region.

Dudley fountain in line for £150k upgrade

Dudley News:

10:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUDLEY’S town centre fountain is in line for a £150,000 upgrade as long as planners give the scheme a green light.

Wings and Wheels returns to Halfpenny Green Airport

Dudley News:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLACK Country families can enjoy an action-packed bank holiday weekend at Halfpenny Green Airport.

Dudley teen overcomes double tragedy to land dream job

Dudley News: Foreground: Shaun Abbott and PCSO Hayley Giles.Background: L/R PCSO Omar Shairiff, PCSO Faye Cartwright, Frank Price  from City Can Cycle, Tom Taylor (City of Wolverhampton College, Assistant Team Leader), Stephen Taylor (Owner of Wall Heath Bathroom Cent

8:32am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DUDLEY teenager has overcome a double tragedy to land his dream job after help from community cops.

Last chance for creative borough residents to enter art competition

Dudley News: Open day @ CICCIC- Art and Design course for adults

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CREATIVE borough residents with an experience of mental health issues have just days left to enter a competition, which encourages them to express themselves through art.

Borough bosses defend decision to order Black Country flags from Taiwan

Dudley News: (9461573)

5:08pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DUDLEY borough bosses have been quick to defend the decision to order Black Country flags from Taiwan.

Coach carrying Black Country youngsters overturns on M5

Dudley News:

12:03pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BOROUGH-based coach carrying Black Country youngsters heading off for a seaside day trip has overturned on the M5.

Councillor leads calls for action on overgrown garden causing a "plague of rats" in Netherton

Dudley News: l-r  Campaigners and residents Karen Taylor, Phyllis Rowley , Stan Chance, Sylvia Townsend, Madge Jones with Cllr Bryan Cotterill are calling for action from Dudley Council to rid Bowling Green Road of a "plague of rats" . 341409M

12:57pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN overgrown garden is providing a haven for a plague of rats in Netherton according to a Dudley Councillor.

Baristas battle it out in Brierley Hill coffee-making competition

Dudley News: L - r Francesco Ceccarelli - Faradays restaurant and bar manager at The Copthorne at Merry Hill, Douwe Egberts head barista Damon Wilson and regional competition winner Krystian Dzida from Reading. Buy photo: 341413L

10:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

BARISTAS battled it out at Merry Hill’s Copthorne Hotel when it hosted a coffee-making contest organised by Douwe Egberts.

Manhunt in Dudley after teenage girl attacked near Russells Hall Hospital

Dudley News: A health care trust worker has been arrested in Merseyside in connection with the investigation into corrupt payments to police and public officials

A MANHUNT is underway in Dudley after a teenage girl was threatened near Russells Hall Hospital.

Gornal man waved knife at neighbour after late-night row turned ugly

Dudley News: Dudley man jailed for punching ex while she held a baby

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN Upper Gornal man waved an eight-inch knife at his neighbour after a late-night row turned ugly.

Before the courts

Dudley News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

5:08pm Monday 18th August 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between August 11 and 15:

Sedgley war memorial on the move to allow easier access for public

Dudley News: Cllrs Adam Aston, Ken Finch and Keiran Casey at the memorial which they hope will be moved to new home 071420L

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A WAR memorial in Sedgley is on the move after Dudley Council gave permission for its relocation to a more prominent position.

Maniac Dudley driver sped through M5 roadworks at 100mph

Dudley News: Carpenter jailed over kicking old pal in the head

11:30am Monday 18th August 2014

A MANIAC Dudley motorist has been banned from the roads after speeding through road works on the M5 at 100mph.

Man injured after Wren's Nest embankment fall

Dudley News: Baby boy dies suddenly at holiday park

10:23am Monday 18th August 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after he was injured following a 20-foot fall down an embankment at Wren’s Nest Nature Reserve.

Last chance to nominate unsung borough volunteer heroes

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

DUDLEY borough is bidding to honour the selfless volunteers who play such an important role in their community.

Dudley police hunt missing Halesowen woman

Dudley News:

5:45pm Sunday 17th August 2014

WEST Midlands police have launched an investigation to locate a missing 59-year-old Halesowen woman.

Prizes up for grabs for those who snap what they love about Dudley

Dudley News:

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

PEOPLE who take part in a photo competition to show just how much they love Dudley could win some great prizes.

Dudley rockers EofE to support The Vamps on autumn tour

Dudley News:

1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

BLACK Country rock band, EofE have been announced they will be supporting The Vamps on their upcoming UK tour.

Firefighters battle overnight blaze in Rowley Regis

Dudley News:

9:46am Sunday 17th August 2014

FIRE crews have been in action overnight at a blaze in a void factory in Rowley Regis.

Pensnett-based business named among most inspirational in UK

Dudley News: Congratulations: the fun starts now!

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A PENSNETT-based business has been named among the most inspirational companies in Britain.

More junior borough diners set for free meals after school dinner rule changes

Dudley News: A school dinner selection

5:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS starting the new academic year will be in line for free meals in primary school for the first time.

Dudley foodbank team serve up winning performance to be crowned borough volunteer eggheads

Dudley News:

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

STAFF at the Black Country Foodbank have become the borough’s official volunteer eggheads after a quiz-winning performance.

Teen taken to hospital after Brierley Hill crash

Dudley News:

9:48am Saturday 16th August 2014

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital after a road crash in Brierley Hill during the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

Union J to meet fans at Merry Hill

Dudley News: Jaymi Hensley (far right) with Union J band members (left to right) JJ Hamblett, Josh Cuthbert and George Shelley

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

POP heartthrobs Union J will be visiting Merry Hill to sign copies of their eagerly awaited new single.

Borough residents invited to join bug hunt at Dudley nature reserve

Dudley News: SAS campaigners invite you to a bug hunt.

5:27pm Friday 15th August 2014

RESIDENTS across the borough can enjoy a bug hunt this weekend as part of a series of August activities organised by Dudley Council.

Business as usual for Pensnett chippy that took a battering

Dudley News:

3:24pm Friday 15th August 2014

A PENSNETT chippy that took a battering when a car smashed through the window is back open for business.

First phase of Dudley centre regeneration complete

Dudley News: An artist's impression of how the new Dudley market place will look at night

2:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

DUDLEY town centre’s £6.7m regeneration reached a milestone with the completion of the first phase of the project.

Merry Hill cinema to host sing-a-long showing of Frozen

Dudley News: Man divorces wife because she didn't like frozen?

1:31pm Friday 15th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS can sing-a-long to one of the most popular animated films of all time at Merry Hill’s ODEON cinema.

Brierley Hill zumba fanatic showed off her skills on breakfast television

Dudley News:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill woman has transformed herself from an overweight couch potato to a super-fit zumba instructor.

Police hunting man after Dudley bus assaoult release CCTV image

Dudley News:

10:05am Friday 15th August 2014

POLICE hunting a man in connection with an assault on a bus in Dudley have released a CCTV image of the suspect.

Life-saving equipment now in stock at Brierley Hill supermarket

Dudley News:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

THOSE that shop 'til they literally drop at a Merry Hill supermarket will be in safe hands thanks to a life-saving addition to the store.

Paying rogue traders increases fly-tipping across the borough

Dudley News:

8:00am Friday 15th August 2014

BOROUGH residents have been warned not to increase the risk of fly-tipping by paying rogue traders to take away their garden waste this summer.

Poorly Wordsley schoolgirl gets royal treatment at Dudley Zoo

Dudley News:

3:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A POORLY Wordsley schoolgirl experienced what it was like to be a princess for the day during a visit to Dudley Zoo.

Dudley students celebrate A level success

Dudley News: Bishop Milner students Helen Hobbs,  aged 17,  (two A's, B and C), and Kishan Patel, aged 18,  (three A* and two As). 341409L

2:22pm Thursday 14th August 2014

DUDLEY students have been celebrating success after A level results delivered top class grades.

Tasty local talent wanted for artisan food market at Merry Hill

Dudley News: FIFTY JOBS: The new restaurant will serve food from around the world.

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

MERRY Hill is calling on local foodies to help showcase the tastiest gourmet treats the region has to offer at its artisan food market.

Cancer patients made to wait up to FIVE hours for chemotherapy sessions at Russells Hall Hospital

Dudley News:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

CANCER patients have been kept waiting for up to FIVE hours before undergoing gruelling chemotherapy sessions at the borough’s main hospital, it has been claimed.

Newsquest invites concert-goers to Music in the Meadow event

Dudley News:

5:38pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A NORTH Worcestershire village is gearing up for an evening of Music in the Meadow - with concert-goers invited to take their own picnic.

Black Country workman denies conning customers, court hears

4:04pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD Black Country workman has denied conning and duping customers, stealing their money and failing to complete jobs for which he had been paid.

Jail for Dudley man who raided his cousin's home

Dudley News:

1:25pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A 22-year-old man has been hit with a nine-month jail term after raiding his cousin's house, along with an accomplice, because he needed money to clear his debts.

UKIP Bill bites back after Tory claims he hit a hat-trick of political own goals

Dudley News: Cllr Bill Etheridge MEP says allegations he encouraged young UKIP supporters to speak like Hitler are just Tory smears

8:27am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A SEDGLEY councillor and MEP has hit back after being accused of completing a hat-trick of political own goals.

Derelict Black Country factory site given new lease of life

Dudley News: An artist’s impression of how the Lockside Walk development will look.

3:13pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THIS is the first glimpse of what a neglected former industrial plant in Brierley Hill will look like once the site is transformed to create 80 new homes.

Dudley Council pledges to build 123 affordable homes across the borough

Dudley News:

2:46pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

DUDLEY Council has pledged to build 123 affordable homes across the borough over the next two years.

Thousands of Black Country bookworms sign up for reading challenge

Dudley News: What is btter: films, or books?

10:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THOUSANDS of children have caught the reading bug and signed up to the annual summer reading challenge in borough libraries.




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