Youngsters carve spooky pumpkins at Merry Hill

Dudley News:

4:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

QUINTON youngsters carved ghostly faces into pumpkins as they got into the Halloween spirit at Merry Hill.

Man allowed to keep his freedom after being caught driving stolen car

Dudley News:

5:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD man caught driving a £16,000 Vauxhall car belonging to a Brierley Hill firm just 72 hours after it had been stolen has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Wordsley councillors slam plans to build new Co-Op store on pub car park

Dudley News:

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THREE Wordsley councillors have come together to condemn a proposal to build a new Co-Op convenience store on the Ashwood Inn car park in Sandringham Place.

Youngsters carve spooky pumpkins at Merry Hill

Dudley News:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS carved ghostly faces into pumpkins as they got into the Halloween spirit at Merry Hill.

Wordsley Speed Watch scheme aims to put the brakes on motorists

Dudley News: Back l-r - resident Mike Hands and Adam McCarroll, Wordsley councillor Derrick Hemingsley. Front l-r - Reece McCarroll, aged six, and Megan McCarroll, aged two. Buy photo: 441411ET

2:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORDSLEY'S community Speed Watch scheme which aims to put the brakes on motorists who whizz past schools has been gathering pace.

Breaking news Former Tory leader Jones in shock shadow cabinet return

Dudley News: Cllr Les Jones says the home won't close on his watch

1:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

FORMER Dudley Council leader Cllr Les Jones has made a dramatic return to front bench politics in the wake of Tory defections.

Bathroom company expands into the Black Country

Dudley News:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BATHROOM supplies company is hoping to clean up in the Black Country when it opens its first showroom outside Yorkshire.

Men jailed for attacking Kingswinford man with iron bar

Dudley News:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO men have been jailed for settling a grievance by smashing their way into a Kingswinford man's home and viciously attacking him with an iron bar.

Zoo animals tuck into tasty treats this Halloween

Dudley News:

10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE animals at Dudley Zoo have been getting into the Halloween spirit by tucking into tasty pumpkin treats.

Government under fire ahead of firefighters strike

Dudley News: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WEST Midlands rescue service leader has accused the Government of playing "Russian roulette" with public safety as firefighters prepare for a four-day strike from tonight (Friday).

Concerns grow for missing Halesowen woman

Dudley News:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Concerns are growing for a Halesowen woman who has gone missing from home.

Stourbridge shopping centre to host spooky fun sessions this Saturday

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8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

STOURBRIDGE’S Ryemarket shopping centre is laying on post Halloween spooky fun activities this Saturday (November 1).

Halesowen Jobcentre goes digital

Dudley News:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OLD-fashioned ‘signing-on’, job cards in windows, and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Halesowen Jobcentre is among those to undergo a digital revolution.

Oldbury teenager stalked by man obsessed

Dudley News: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

5:43pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A STALKER who bombarded an Oldbury teenager with hundreds of phone calls and text messages when he became "obsessed" with the girl after seeing her singing on YouTube has been jailed for 22 months.

Blow for Tories as borough councillors defect to Labour

Dudley News:

5:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DUDLEY’S Conservative group has been dealt a blow after two borough councillors defected to Labour claiming Tories are out of touch.

MP open to quizzing in Cradley Heath

Dudley News: James Morris MP.

3:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

RESIDENTS are being given the chance to quiz Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris on issues that are important to them.

Norton nursery to celebrate 20th birthday

Dudley News: Bicester charity fete and funday

3:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NORTON nursery is inviting past and present children to join in on its 20th birthday celebrations.

Work gets underway to boost parking spaces at Stourbridge Junction railway station

Dudley News: Cllr Mohammed Hanif, Centro’s lead member for Stourbridge, Brenda Lawrence, London Midland’s head of route for Snow Hill lines and Cllr Roger Horton, Centro’s lead member for rail and Metro get work on the new Park and Ride extension und

1:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORK has got underway to create an extra 223 parking spaces at Stourbridge Junction railway station thanks to a £900,000 Park and Ride extension.

Spooky fun in Kingswinford as ghost story writer stops off

Dudley News: Cary Scrivens from Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver and Morgan Turley from Crestwood with author David Shelton. Buy photo: 431426L

1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GHOST story author Dave Shelton brought his spooktacular tales to life when he stopped off to talk to students at a Kingswinford school.

Belbroughton churchgoers complete Bishop's faith course

Dudley News:

12:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BELBROUGHTON Christians have completed a course designed to relate their Christian faith to their own life and locality.

Loved ones remembered at Halesowen church

Dudley News:

12:03pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE who have lost loved ones are being invited to a special service of remembrance at a Halesowen church.

Kinver residents asked to name new retirement development

Dudley News:

12:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VILLAGERS could win £150 by suggesting a name for a new retirement development in Kinver.

Halesowen and Sandwell prepare to remember war dead

Dudley News:

11:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN appeal is being made for volunteers to help marshal this year’s Poppy Day parade from Old Hill to the Rowley Regis war memorial.

Cradley Heath bus plan upsets pensioners

Dudley News:

11:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PLAN to divert a bus route to include a Cradley Heath estate but miss out an area with a high elderly population has been condemned.

Top golfing qualification for Rowley pro

Dudley News:

11:48am Thursday 30th October 2014

GOLF professional Jamie Cundy has success down to a tee after passing one of the sport's toughest qualifications.

Borough parents urged to protect youngsters against flu

Dudley News: Wharfedale parents urged to take up flu spray despite controversy

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

PARENTS in Dudley borough are being reminded to get their youngsters vaccinated against flu.

Pedmore woman has emotional reunion with long-lost sisters

Dudley News:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PEDMORE pensioner who was put into care as a child has enjoyed an emotional reunion with three sisters she didn't know existed.

Hunnington enforcement action "not enough" say villagers

Dudley News:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ENFORCEMENT action is being taken to order a Hunnington landowner to refill a large hole which he dug to infill with commercial waste.

Halesowen road run teams up with festival

Dudley News:

11:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW date has been chosen for Halesowen’s Black Country Road Run – cementing its place as the region’s premier fundraising occasion.

Fallen rememembered in Oldbury stage play

Dudley News:

11:41am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE curtain is set to rise on a timely tribute to the fallen of the First World War at Oldbury’s Barlow Theatre.

200 cannabis plants found in Halesowen house

Dudley News: Some of the cannabis plants found at the Shrivenham Road house

6:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE found a cannabis factory in a Halesowen house - leading to the seizure of 200 plants.

Government under fire ahead of firefighters strike

Dudley News:

6:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WEST Midlands rescue service leader has accused the Government of playing "Russian roulette" with public safety as firefighters prepare for a four-day strike from Friday night.

Thumbs down on Birchley Island motorists' views

Dudley News:

6:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNCILLORS are expected to reject motorists’ choice for action to cut jams at an Oldbury blackspot – despite spending cash asking for their views.

Clent thespians gear up for Blackadder show

Dudley News:

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COMIC theatre company cast members will be bringing to life TV comedy Blackadder Goes Forth next week.

Crews move into Kinver's £1.9m community fire station

Dudley News:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have now moved into Kinver’s new £1.9 million community fire station.

Free magazines for Dudley's library users

Dudley News:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than 100 top magazines are available to read for free online through Dudley’s Council’s library service.

Tesco bosses say they were "right" to build Stourbridge superstore - one year on

Dudley News: Tesco in Stourbridge

1:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AS the town's Tesco superstore celebrates12 months of trading this week - supermarket bosses have declared it was "the right choice to come to Stourbridge".

Sandwell Council workers celebrate wages victory

Dudley News:

6:01pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ADMIN workers at Sandwell Council are celebrating an 11th-hour victory that has saved around 30 of them from losing up to £4,000 a year in wages.

Blackheath charity shop in bag challenge

Dudley News:

12:53pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SHOPPERS are being urged to help a Blackheath charity shop by filling 2,000 bags with donations of clothes to boost its stock.

Whistle-blower lost job after complaint about hospital patient who died at bus stop, tribunal hears

Dudley News: Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley

11:50am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WHISTLE-BLOWING complaint about an elderly male patient found dead at a bus stop after being left there in the early hours following his discharge from a Dudley hospital allegedly led to a security manager losing his job, a tribunal heard.

MP welcomes hospital’s graduate training programme for nurses

11:12am Wednesday 29th October 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James gave praise in Parliament to a graduate trainee programme for nursing put in place by bosses at Russells Hall Hospital.

Stourbridge hairdressers get to the root of fundraising by taking part in carrot walk

Dudley News:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO Stourbridge hairdressers proved a carrot crop above the rest - by dressing up as a pair of carrots and cavorting down Birmingham's busy Broad Street.

Arson attack on Rowley Regis derelict factory

Dudley News:

12:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DERELICT Rowley Regis factory was partly destroyed in an arson attack on Tuesday night.

Stourbridge Football Club rallies round to help injured player

Dudley News:

9:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CARING Stourbridge Football Club has been rallying around to help one of their players after he sustained an horrific injury.

Protesters rally against proposed cuts to Dudley's youth service

Dudley News:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PROTESTERS say proposed cuts to the borough's youth services are a "shattering blow to young people" and will lead to the "total destruction" of the service.

Free digital autopsies offered in Sandwell

Dudley News:

9:47am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CASH-strapped Sandwell Council will be the first local authority in the country to offer digital autopsies at no extra cost to bereaved families.

Stourbridge teacher scoops top award

Dudley News:

6:42pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A STOURBRIDGE educator has been named Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School at the prestigious Pearson National Teaching Awards.

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

Dudley 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.

Halesowen officer in operation to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone

Dudley News:

6:15pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A ROYAL Fleet Auxiliary officer, from Halesowen, has been sent to Sierra Leone as part of the UK military operation to help combat the spread of Ebola.

Halesowen church pays homage to the departed

Dudley News:

4:09pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PEOPLE who have lost loved ones are being invited to a special service of remembrance at a Halesowen church.


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