Work set to start on £5m Stourbridge college revamp

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6:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK is set to start on refurbishing the Stourbridge campus of Birmingham Metropolitan College in Hagley Road which is expected to cost within the region of £5million.

Black Country Housing Group to take over running of Kingswinford care home

Dudley News: New Bradley Hall

5:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BLACK Country Housing Association is to take over the running of New Bradley Hall, Dudley Council confirmed this week.

MEP visiting Halesowen to give speech to Rotarians

4:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EUROPEAN MP Nikki Sinclaire is visiting Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club next week.

Popular WBA steward suffered massive brain injuries after being run over in Oldbury

Dudley News: Popular: WBA steward Mick Hodgetts.

4:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR West Bromwich Albion steward was killed after stepping into the Wolverhampton New Road and giving the driver who ran him over just 0.8 seconds to avoid him.

MP shoots down airport tourism proposal

Dudley News: Halfpenny Green Airport

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SOUTH Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson has branded a proposal to promote tourism by using 16-seater planes to fly wealthy visitors into Halfpenny Green Airport as completely bonkers.

Legion fundraisers celebrate St George's Day

Dudley News: L-R - British Legion volunteer Al Dimmock, Gloria Donovan, air cadet Mia Tarrant,  aged14, and legion volunteer Don Chapman. Buy photo: 171406K

2:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

QUARRY Bank Royal British Legion volunteers have been out in force selling button hole roses for St George's Day to help raise cash to support the armed forces.

Lenny on hand to officially launch the new archives centre in Dudley

Dudley News: Lenny Henry with the official Black Country flag celebrating the official opening of the Dudley Archives centre

2:31pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DUDLEY’S new archive building got the seal of approval from the borough’s latest freeman – celebrity Lenny Henry.

Halesowen pensioners group hoping to increase membership

1:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Halesowen branch of the West Midlands Pensioners Convention is hoping to increase its membership.

Craft fair being held at Endowed Hall, Rowley village

12:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CRAFT exhibition is being held at Rowley village's Endowed Mission Hall next week.

Brave Kelly stages fundraiser to thank charity that helped in her hour of need

Dudley News: Kelly Mullings

11:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRAVE Kelly Mullings didn't forget the kindness shown to her by a little local Brierley Hill based charity after she was diagnosed with cancer late last year.

Spend a May day walking around the Leasowes

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Residents can enjoy the great outdoors this May with a range of walks on offer as part of the Green Spaces for Health scheme.

Quarry Bank theatre to host Evening With Fawlty Towers

Dudley News: Dave Francis Williams and Jordan Smith prepare for An Evening With Fawlty Towers.

10:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ICONIC British comedy Fawlty Towers is being tackled by The Mayhem Theatre Company in Quarry Bank.

Brierley Hill gears up for St George's Day fun

Dudley News: CROY: Special event planned to mark St George's Day

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRIERLEY Hill will be bustling with activity this Saturday (April 26) when the town hosts the borough’s official St George’s Day celebrations.

Stourbridge school quiz night raises £618 for heart charity for the young

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A QUIZ night at Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge raised £618.50 for a charity that aims to detect heart problems in young people.

Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels to become wedding venue

Dudley News: Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels

5:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COUPLES will be able to tie the knot at historic Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels which are to be given a new lease of life as a wedding venue.

Deborah Bonham to play at Moochers in Stourbridge

Dudley News: Deborah Bonham

5:19pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DEBORAH Bonham and her band will be dropping into Stourbridge bar Moochers this Friday (April 25) to perform tracks from their latest album 'Spirit' which was released last month.

Black Country band plan acoustic set with a difference to launch new single

Dudley News: Of Kings and Captains - l-r - Dean Greatbach, Josh Lomas, Luke Wassell and Keiran Lock.

5:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BLACK Country band Of Kings and Captains will be playing an acoustic set with a difference to launch their new single.

Stourbridge to host pensioners' rights roadshow

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE West Midlands Pensioners Convention will be bringing its Pensioners’ Rights Roadshow to town this weekend ahead of the launch of a new Stourbridge branch.

Delays expected due to manhole collapsing near Burnt Tree island

3:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A COLLAPSED manhole is expected to cause significant traffic disruption near Burnt Tree this evening.

Before the courts

Dudley News: Court Report - January 16, 2014

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between April 14-17:

Black Country pub burglar jailed

Dudley News: Trevor Hollis

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SERIAL burglar who carried out raids on Black Country pubs has been put behind bars.

Pub safety scheme launched in Kingswinford and Wordsley

Dudley News: MINE’S A PINT: Canada has had a minimum price per unit of alcohol for decades and the UK is being urged to follow suit

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PUB landlords in Kingswinford and Wordsley will now share information in a bid to crackdown on booze related crime.

Halesowen MP calling for new mental health scheme to be rolled out across UK

2:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN ALARMING rise in the number of people with mental health issues being treated like criminals instead of patients has led to Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris demand for more co-operation between the NHS, the police and ambulance services.

Seething Oldbury man demands ex-girlfriend cut her tattooed name from his arm

11:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN EMBITTERED ex-boyfriend from Oldbury took a razor blade to his former partner's workplace to demand she cut the tattoo of her name off his arm.

Tickets to see UKIP leader Nigel Farage in Dudley now sold out

Dudley News: Nigel Farage

10:34am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TICKETS to see UKIP party leader Nigel Farage MEP when he stops off in Dudley have now sold out.

Three injured after car hits bridge in Kingswinford

10:04am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN and two women were taken to hospital after a crash involving the car they were in and a bridge in Kingswinford at the weekend.

Coombeswood Canal Trust help rid Halesowen canal of debris

8:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Coombeswood Canal Trust has been toiling throughout April to clean the Dudley number two canal of debris and rubbish.

Stourton set for latest table top sale

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STOURTON Village Hall will be staging a May fair and table top sale on Saturday May 10 to help raise funds for the venue.

Stourbridge Rugby Club set to host prestigious May Lunch

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

PROMOTION chasing Stourbridge Rugby Club will put their title ambitions on hold early next month to stage their prestigious May Lunch.

Borough residents urged to share wartime memories

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

BOROUGH residents with wartime memories and photographs are urged to come forward and help commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

Cradley Library reaches 75 years milestone

Dudley News: The Friends of Cradley Library celebrate its 75th birthday

10:14am Monday 21st April 2014

BOOK-WORMS celebrated a new chapter in Cradley Library's history as they marked its 75th anniversary.

Spring fair in Quarry Bank

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A SPRING fair, hosted by the Quarry Bank Musical Theatre Society, will take place on Saturday (April 26).

Historian to speak the language of the Black Country in Dudley

Dudley News: MAYOR’S DIARY

5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HISTORIANS will be speaking the language of the Black Country at a talk in Dudley.

Laughter yoga sessions set to raise smiles in Stourbridge park

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MAGGIE Thompson is attempting to light up a Stourbridge park early next month with her laughter yoga Sessions.

Concert set to help Oldbury centre's garden blossom.

Dudley News: Acorn Lodge staff  Rebecca Clark and Emma Lennon with users (from left)  Eyaz Arif, Christopher Murphy and  Simon Connon.

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A CONCERT is being planned to raise funds to create a sensory and wheelchair-friendly garden at an Oldbury day centre for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

Bishop remembers missing jet tragedy in his Easter message

Dudley News: SUPPORT: The Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Rev John Inge.

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

THE head of the Church of England in Dudley has focused on the missing Malaysian airliner for his Easter message.

New crew member for Black Country tourist attraction team

Dudley News: Sarah Fellows is the new heritage officer for the canal trust portal

5:07pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DUDLEY Canal Trust has a new crew member to boost community links as work begins on a £3m renovation.

New crew member for Black Country tourist attraction team

Dudley News: Sarah Fellows is the new heritage officer for the canal trust portal

5:07pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DUDLEY Canal Trust has a new crew member to boost community links as work begins on a £3m renovation.

Blues festival tickets up for grabs

Dudley News: Swampcandy.

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

TICKET sales are hotting up for the first two-day blues festival to be held in Halesowen.

Three injured as car smashes into bridge

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Three people have been injured in an early hours smash in Kingswinford. A car careered into the bridge on Bromley Lane at around 3.20am this morning (Saturday) injuring two women and a man in his twenties. Three ambulances and two paramedic crew attended the scene. The front seat female passenger received bruises to the face and the male driver broke his leg. The back seat female passenger suffered bruises. All three were taken to Russells Hall Hospital.

Free pet checks in Halesowen

Dudley News: Dogmobile coming to St Albans

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DOG owners living in Dudley Council’s high rise flats can book their pet in for a free health check, courtesy of the PDSA.

Free pet checks in Brierley Hill

Dudley News: Dogmobile coming to St Albans

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DOG owners living in Dudley Council’s high rise flats can book their pet in for a free health check, courtesy of the PDSA.

Mountain biker rescued after crashing in the Clent Hills

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

A fallen mountain biker has had to be rescued by ambulance workers after hitting a tree in the Clent Hills.

Charity football match to kick-off in Halesowen

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A CHARITY football match is set to kick-off at Halesowen Town to raise money for an autism charity.

Stourbridge vintage fair returns

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

HUNDREDS of people flock to Stourbridge's bi-monthly vintage fair and organisers hope May's event will be no exception.

Cracking Easter treat for Clent youngsters

Dudley News: Delivering the eggs l-r Val Morgan, customer services manager and Julie Bate, PR ambassador for the Amblecote store.

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CLENT youngsters received a cracking Easter treat thanks to shoppers in Amblecote and Brierley Hill.

Big Top returns to Hagley next week

Dudley News: Big Top returns to Hagley next week

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

JOHN Lawson's all-human circus will be appearing at Webbs Garden Centre in West Hagley over the Easter school holidays.

Full throttle family fun at Halfpenny Green Airport

Dudley News: Josh Richards (10) and Henry Burton (9) with a model Hurricane fighter, John Vaughan, Roy Targonski and Richard Currinn. Buy this photo: 161426L.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to descend on Halfpenny Green Airport for the Wings, Wheels and Rotors event.

TOWIE star meets fans at Merry Hill

Dudley News: James 'Arg' Argent with his book.

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE only way was Brierley Hill for fans of reality TV star James 'Arg' Argent today (Thursday).

Pub near Kingswinford to re-open after £325,000 makeover

Dudley News: Pub near Kingswinford to re-open after £325,000 makeover

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

KINGSWINFORD pub The Hinksford Arms is set to reopen on Thursday April 25 following a £325,000 refurbishment.


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