New fire prevention scheme launched in Sandwell

7:41am Monday 15th September 2014

Sandwell Council is joining forces with West Midlands Fire Service to raise prevent fires in homes across the borough.

Deadline for Black Country Chamber business awards nears

Dudley News:

5:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

BUSINESSES have less than a week to apply for a prestigious Black Country Chamber of Commerce business award.

Borough fundraisers set to take a leap of faith for charity

Dudley News: Kate Sanders, Jackie Winfield and Caroline Garbett prepare to abseil for Beacon

1:01pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A CHARITY dedicated to helping blind people is calling on Black Country folk to take a leap of faith.

Coffee brewing at Halesowen chemist

Dudley News: Support Lechlade Craft and Gift Fair

1:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

CUSTOMERS visiting a Halesowen chemist will be in for a treat of coffee and homemade cakes later this month.

Council calls for help to light up bonfire night sky

Dudley News: The blazing bonfire

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

DUDLEY Council is calling for help from borough businesses to help light up the bonfire night sky.

Forty fire fighters tackle ablaze at abandoned school in Halesowen

Dudley News:

8:34pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FORTY firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a disused school in Halesowen.

GPs to host public healthcare forum

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MEMBERS of the public are invited to discuss their health needs with borough GPs at an open healthcare forum.

Cradley Day with wartime theme

1:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A BIENNIAL celebration of Cradley will feature a special display to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Guide dog charity looking for Black Country hour heroes

Dudley News:

1:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

STOURBRIDGE Guide Dogs is asking for volunteers to donate an hour of their time to help collect funds.

Pets praise at Quinton church

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A SERVICE of praise for all God’s creatures is being held at a Quinton church next month when it opens its doors to pet animals.

Movies at the Museums showcase Black Country heritage

Dudley News:

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

MUSEUMS across the borough are hosting a series of movie screenings celebrating the area’s manufacturing, creativity and innovation.

Companies urged to bring light to Dudley borough

Dudley News: Dorothy House Hospice Care is helping people celebrate the lives of loved ones by dedicating a light to shine on a Christmas tree

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE search is on to find Black Country companies to sponsor the borough’s Christmas trees and festive decorations.

Hurst Green Park to get facelift and new security

Dudley News: Halesowen North Councillor and Dudley Council environment supremo Cllr Hilary Bills.

4:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

HURST Green Park is to get a facelift and new security after travellers recently trespassed on the site.

Children's tuition centre set to open in Stourbridge

Dudley News:

4:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A CHILDREN'S tuition centre will create around 20 jobs when it opens its doors in Stourbridge next week.

Fitness in the fast lane at Stourbridge leisure centre

Dudley News: Instructor Nathalie Humby leads the spinning class at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre.

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

FITNESS lovers with a need for speed can try out a new season of spinning classes at Stourbridge's Crystal Leisure Centre.

Desperate thief bitten by dog evades police by scaling razor wire fence

Dudley News:

12:56pm Friday 12th September 2014

A DESPARATE thief scaled a razor topped high wire fence after being bitten by a police dog as he evaded chasing officers in Halesowen.

Family demand answers after former Black Country bricklayer was exposed to deadly asbestos

Dudley News:

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE family of a former Quarry Bank brick layer who died of mesothelioma want answers about where he was exposed to the deadly dust.

Family demand answers after former Halesowen bricklayer was exposed to deadly asbestos

Dudley News:

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE family of a former Halesowen bricklayer who died of mesothelioma want answers about where he was exposed to the deadly dust.

Bikers to raise funds for Mary Stevens Hospice

Dudley News: John Coleman tackles the Isle of Man course on his Yamaha motorbike

1:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

BLACK Country bikers will be hitting the road to raise funds for Mary Stevens Hospice on Sunday (September 14).

Halesowen businesses take up the Ice Bucket Challenge

Dudley News: Ice cold: The volunteers take up the Ice Bucket Challenge.

10:50am Friday 12th September 2014

FIVE Halesowen companies joined together to raise cash for Acorns Children's Hospice by accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Local artists showcasing their talent in Amblecote

Dudley News: Are you the next David Bailey, Banksy or William Morris? Then apply for Leytonstone Arts Trail

10:00am Friday 12th September 2014

ART fans can appreciate the work of local artists at an exhibition in Amblecote.

St Peter's Church holding heritage day and concert this weekend

Dudley News:

9:47am Friday 12th September 2014

St Peter’s Church in Cradley is bringing together local artists and crafters to exhibit and sell their artworks at a heritage day this weekend.

Teddy tombola will raise funds for Black Country Food Bank

Dudley News:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

AMBLECOTE shoppers looking for a cuddly companion can try their luck at a teddy tombola and raise funds for a good cause.

MP steps up calls for borough to hit the internet fast lane

Dudley News: Council makes children's services information easier to find

8:30am Friday 12th September 2014

DUDLEY North MP Ian Austin is demanding the borough is moved into the fast lane of the information superhighway.

Battle of Britain parade to be held in Stourbridge

Dudley News: Mary Stevens Park

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

THE annual Battle of Britain parade service will take place in Stourbridge next weekend.

Robin 2 to host Simon and Garfunkel Story

Dudley News:

5:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A BLACK Country music venue is playing host to a celebration of the music of Simon and Garfunkel this weekend.

Stourbridge scores seventh gold award in Bloom campaign

Dudley News:

5:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

STOURBRIDGE has once again scored a gold gong for its efforts in the Heart of England in Bloom campaign.

Villagers vow to restore community library after Clent arson attack

Dudley News:

4:41pm Thursday 11th September 2014

CHARRED books in a burnt out Clent phone box is all that remains of a popular community facility following a devastating arson attack.

Murder mystery night being held at Halesowen Library

Dudley News:

3:33pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A MURDER is going down in Halesowen next week.

Kingswinford church to remember WWI heroes this weekend

3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A KINGSWINFORD church is hosting an event this weekend to commemorate the centenary of Britain’s entry into World War I.

Halesowen care complex holding Macmillan coffee morning

2:53pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A HALESOWEN retirement complex will be holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday, September 26 between 10am and 12.30pm.

Tidy Stourbridge need help to stamp out litter louts

Dudley News:

3:46pm Thursday 11th September 2014

TIDY Stourbridge is looking for sponsors to supply them with the essentials they need in order to continue their battle with litter louts.

Dudley mayor prepares to lead borough's tribute to 'The Few'

Dudley News:

11:58am Thursday 11th September 2014

DUDLEY Borough’s first citizen is set to lead borough tributes to the nation’s Battle of Britain heroes.

Campaign of hope for Halesowen meningitis victim

Dudley News:

11:43am Thursday 11th September 2014

DEVASTATING bout of meningitis has left a Halesowen teenager paralysed from the neck down as she twice fought her way back from the brink of death.

Murdered Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins grave plundered in Birmingham

Dudley News: Do you recognise this person?

10:31am Thursday 11th September 2014

A DESPICABLE thief has stolen trinkets from the grave of murdered Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins.

Brierley Hill school celebrates 40th anniversary with new playground

Dudley News:

10:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill school has marked its 40th anniversary by unveiling a new £50,000 playground.

Delight as controversial Amblecote children's home plan is refused

Dudley News:

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

AN Amblecote councillor has expressed her delight after a bid to build a children’s care home next to Stourbridge Football Club was rejected by planners.

Stourbridge eco group to host foraging walk

Dudley News: Mitcham Common

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

TRANSITION Stourbridge are staging a guided foraging walk around Lickey Hills this Saturday (September 13) between 2pm and 4pm.

Halesowen girl wins theatrical award

Dudley News:

7:50am Thursday 11th September 2014

A YOUNG Halesowen actress wowed audiences with her panto character Baby Bear – earning her a best performance award.

Stourbridge author to host writer's morning

Dudley News: David Massey

5:59pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AWARD-WINNING Stourbridge teen fiction novelist David Massey is holding a writer’s morning on September 13 at The Talbot Hotel, Stourbridge High Street.

Trio jailed for sophisticated cannabis operation

Dudley News:

5:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THREE men have been jailed for their involvement in a sophisticated cannabis growing operation in Dudley.

Forgotten soldier to be remembered on Stourbridge war memorial this weekend

Dudley News:

4:51pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FORGOTTEN Stourbridge soldier, killed in World War One, will finally have his name added to the town’s memorial this weekend.

Glasshouse to host evening of classical Jewish and Iranian tales

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4:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Glasshouse Arts Centre in Wollaston Road, Amblecote, is hosting an evening of storytelling, music and classical Jewish and Iranian tales.

Friends stage balloon release in memory of tragic cyclist Lorraine Rowson

Dudley News: Prestwood House balloon release in memory of Lorraine Rowson.
Friends and colleagues of Lorraine release balloons.
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4:01pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

FRIENDS and work colleagues said their own poignant farewell to tragic cyclist Lorraine Rowson, who was hit by a lorry in Gornal, by holding a balloon release in her honour.

Anti-waste site campaigners to hold public meeting

Dudley News: Artist's impression of the Clean Power recycling centre proposed for Brierley Hill

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BRIERLEY Hill Say No tO the Waste-site action group is holding a public meeting to discuss revised plans for a massive indoor recycling centre near the town.

Authors under spotlight at Oldbury library

2:59pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BLACK Country authors will be in spotlight on Friday with an event at Oldbury library to celebrate their work.

Charity weekend planned by Halesowen Muslim group

2:33pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A CHARITY car wash and sports day are being held at Halesowen’s Baitul Ghafoor Mosque this weekend.

MP stops off at secret Kinver allotment site

Dudley News: L-R - South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson, committee member Margaret Rogers and president Mike Hails, with chairman and secretary - Brian and Marie Roberts - at the back. Buy photo: 361413ET

2:11pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

KINVER Allotment Association has remained shrouded in mystery ever since it was formed back in 2009.

Patients happy with food dished up at Russells Hall Hospital

Dudley News: Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley

2:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

FOOD being served up at Russells Hall Hospital has improved in the last 12 months, according to figures from the Department of Health.

Oldbury girl in writing contest win

Dudley News: Image for The Computer Centre

2:12pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A TALENTED 10-year-old Oldbury girl has been named a runner up in a national writing competition after fighting off stiff competition from children across the region.



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