Stourbridge author's best-selling story set to hit the big screen

Dudley News: Before I Go To Sleep poster

5:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOLLYWOOD'S take on the bestselling debut novel by Stourbridge author SJ Watson is finally set to hit the big screen this week.

Dudley Council promises important town centre road will reopen in November

Dudley News: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

4:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

DUDLEY Council has promised work to reopen an important town centre road will be completed by November.

Curtain up for Brierley Hill's Community Players

Dudley News:

4:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

BRIERLEY Hill's Community Players' new show will feature an all female cast.

Pensnett man jailed for abusive texts to former lover

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

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PENSNETT man has been jailed for breaching a court order banning from contact with his ex-lover.

Charity dog show in Stourton

Dudley News:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A DUDLEY based animal rescue is celebrating its second anniversary with a charity dog show.

Borough workers urged to get on their bikes

Dudley News: The Cervelo R5 bicycle

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

MOTORISTS across the borough are being asked to ditch their cars for Cycle to Work Day on Thursday (September 4).

Dudley South MP Chris Kelly to stand down at next election

Dudley News: Chris Kelly MP

10:12pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DUDLEY South MP Chris Kelly has today announced he will stand down after one term in Parliament.

Black Country snappers invited to enter national competition

Dudley News: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

KEEN Black Country photographers need to get snappy as there is just one month left to put themselves forward for a prestigious national photography award.

House developer offering part exchange deal for Black Country site

Dudley News: WHAT'S OCCURIN': Gavin and Stacey house up for sale (8661338)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Barratt Homes are offering a part exchange deal to homeowners in a bid to improve sales at its new Halesowen site.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sees reduction in number of complaints

Dudley News:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE number of complaints received by West Midlands Ambulance Service has reduced by more than 11 per cent.

Back Country organ club celebtrates 15th anniversary

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACKHEATH Organ and Keyboard Society is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Running events bring in £7,000 for borough's heart charity

Dudley News:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SUMMER running events have pulled in around £7,000 for Dudley's Action Heart charity.

Prolific armed robbers who went on Black Country crime spree jailed

Dudley News:

11:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

Two members of a gang who carried out a four month crime spree across the Black Country were jailed for a total of 22 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday (Friday).

RSPCA is holding out for a local hero

Dudley News: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACK Country people have been asked to share inspiring examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world.

Lower Gornal man jailed for knife possession

Dudley News:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A DUDLEY man who slashed his face with a Stanley knife in front of a group of frightened children after downing nine cans of strong lager has been jailed for six months.

Revamped Sedgley golf centre to host charity open day

Dudley News: Close-up of Golf Club and Golf Ball (9720640)

3:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

A RECENTLY revamped golf centre in Sedgley is putting on an open day to raise funds for charity.

Man spared jail after deliberately crashing into Brierley Hill couple

Dudley News:

2:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN who deliberately drove his van at speed into a car carrying a Brierley Hill couple has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Serial thief vows to change his ways after becoming a dad

Dudley News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIAL Netherton thief has vowed to change his ways and stay on the straight and narrow after the birth of his baby.

Councillor hits back over claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival to boost his political campaign

Dudley News:

10:16am Friday 29th August 2014

DUDLEY’S deputy leader has defended claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival for political gain.

Sedgley youngster wins National Trust art competition

Dudley News:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A CREATIVE Sedgley schoolboy has won a regional wildlife drawing competition organised by the National Trust.

Officials counting the cost after police election

Dudley News: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

4:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

OFFICIALS have been counting the cost following the election of new West Midlands Police and Crime Commisioner David Jamieson.

Last chance to win with sporting deal at borough leisure centres

Dudley News: People on treadmills in gym (5407295)

2:49pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE are only a few days left to take advantage of a Commonwealth Games-inspired gym offer at the borough's leisure centres.

Staff at Brierley Hill's ambulance control room take on ice bucket challenge

Dudley News:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER a busy 12 hour night shift, staff at West Midland Ambulance Service’s emergency operations centre in Brierley Hill faced the ice bucket challenge.

Black Country Echoes project in Dudley

Dudley News:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

EXHIBITIONS, events and entertainment will be on offer across the borough to celebrate the Black Country’s manufacturing creativity and innovation.

Before the courts

Dudley News:

4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between August 18-22:

Curfew for man who trashed Dudley flat

Dudley News:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MAN who trashed the Dudley flat he shared with his girlfriend when their relationship hit the rocks has been given a three month curfew.

Bill Oddie opens £20,000 baboons enclosure at Dudley Zoo

Dudley News:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CONSERVATIONIST and TV Presenter, Bill Oddie has officially opened Dudley Zoo's £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit.

Bus collides with a car in Dudley

Dudley News:

10:12am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A DUDLEY road was closed this morning (Wednesday) after a bus collided with a car.

Big guns out on battle to save Sedgley pub

Dudley News: UKIP Nigel Farage visits Seven Stars pub to join the campaign dedicated to saving the pub. He is pictured with protestors John Hurst and Joy Bills. 341468M

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SEDGLEY people are mobilising and bringing out some big guns in a battle to save their local pub.

Financial tips on offer at Gornal, Upper Gornal and Woodsetton community forum

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DUDLEY borough folk can find out ways to save money and obtain other top financial tips by attending a public meeting next week.

Concern as Dudley Council house rent arrears top £1.4million

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOROUGH bosses have vowed to help vulnerable people after it was revealed that cash-strapped Dudley council house tenants owe more than £1.4million in unpaid rent.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust to host AGM

Dudley News:

3:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DUDLEY and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is inviting members of the public to attend its AGM on Friday September 26.

Novel idea to issue crime tips in Dudley

Dudley News:

12:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOOKWORMS will receive advice on crime prevention when they visit the Dudley's libraries this week, albeit in slightly hushed voices.

Free hearing checks available at Merry Hill

Dudley News: City researchers develop ear security system

10:27am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHOPPERS at Merry Hill are being encouraged to take advantage of a free hearing check as part of a new awareness campaign.

Plumbing problem pours cold water over Dudley Town match

Dudley News:

2:57pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DUDLEY Town footballers were left kicking their heels this week after their proposed West Midlands League game against Hereford side Pegasus Juniors had to be called off last Saturday because there was no hot water available at their Brierley Hill ground.

Properties across the borough available to rent through Dudley Council

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

PEOPLE looking to rent properties with two or more bedrooms are being urged to get in touch with Dudley Council’s housing services.

Black Country fitness fans urged to join charity zumbathon

Dudley News: Zumba Class

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

KEEP fit fans will be able to raise cash for a good cause while getting into shape at a zumbathon in Dudley.

Sedgley church to benefit from £50k cash boost

Dudley News: St Andrew's Church in Sedgley is to get a grant of £50k from Biffa Awards

10:28am Monday 25th August 2014

A CHURCH in Sedgley is set to get a new entrance and vestibule after a £50,000 grant from a leading waste management company.

St John Ambulance to equip Dudley shoppers with lifesaving skills

Dudley News:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

PEOPLE in Dudley are being given the chance to equip themselves with lifesaving skills.

Dog walk in aid of Mary Stevens Hospice

Dudley News: Dogs take part in the RSPCA dog walk in York

5:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DOG owners are being encouraged to enjoy a stroll with their four-legged friend while raising money for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Bill Oddie to open exhibit at Dudley Zoo

Dudley News:

1:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

CONSERVATIONIST and TV presenter, Bill Oddie will visit Dudley Zoo tomorrow (Monday) to open the £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit.

Family fun day in Brierley Hill

Dudley News:

9:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

FAMILIES can enjoy a day of fun in Brierley Hill today (Sunday) while raising money for two good causes.

Age UK Dudley to host free activity taster sessions

Dudley News: Local table tennis

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

DUDLEY’S over 50s can take advantage of free dance class, test their table tennis skills and embrace their creative side at an event organised by Age UK.

Borough barbecue fans urged to follow safety tips

Dudley News:

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

DUDLEY Council environmental health officers are encouraging people to have a sizzling but safe barbecue this bank holiday weekend.

Black Country Museum looking for families to share wartime stories

Dudley News: Rebecca Timmins and Dougie Hutton dressed in their 1940s outfits walking down the street at the 1940s weekend at The Black Country Museum. 301420AM

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

BLACK Country Living Museum's First World War summer centenary commemorations will culminate in a day of theatre, storytelling and music next weekend.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner by-election won by Labour's David Jamieson

Dudley News:

4:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LABOUR’S David Jamieson has been named as the new West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner following a by-election that saw just 11.4 per cent of eligible voters in Dudley turn up.

Sedgley charity walker raises a grand total for Alzheimer’s Society

Dudley News: Bret Nightingale raised £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society  by walking Hadrain's Wall

10:49am Friday 22nd August 2014

A SEDGELY man got a grand result after a walk on the wild side along Hadrian’s Wall raised £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.

Free advice for borough teenagers after GCSE results

Dudley News:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CONNEXIONS Dudley is offering free advice to all pupils who have received their GCSE results.

Rocker's lost luggage and broken leg means Black Country gig is off

Dudley News:

4:51pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACK Country music venue has announced tonight’s (Thursday) gig by blues-rock guitarist Eric Sardinas has been cancelled.

Farage reveals Dudley MEP Etheridge would stand down if he scores election hat-trick in 2015

Dudley News:

4:31pm Thursday 21st August 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says Sedgley-based MEP Bill Etheridge will stand aside as an MEP if he wins a seat in Westminster.



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