Youngsters party with Peppa Pig at Merry Hill

Dudley News: L-r Evie Noon, aged four and Lily Noon, aged six from Stourport.

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN'S favourite Peppa Pig popped to Merry Hill yesterday (Monday) to host a party for her loyal fans.

Brierley Hill gym launches Easter egg amnesty

Dudley News: Some of Audrey's hand-decorated eggs

11:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BUSY Brierley Hill based PureGym is appealing for donations of Easter eggs to deliver to a local charity.

College boss slams Dudley Council planners for "ridiculous" crossing rejection

Dudley News: Dudley Colege principal Lowell Williams is unhappy with council planners who threw out his crossing plan

11:42am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DUDLEY College’s boss has blasted councillors for a “ridiculous” decision he says could put students in danger.

999 crews on scene at Sedgley car smash

Dudley News: Baby boy dies suddenly at holiday park

10:53am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash in Sedgely between two cars on Gospel End Road.

Work under way at new Sedgley church cafe

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WORK has begun on a new community cafe at a Sedgley church which will provide services for vulnerable people of all ages.

Flying lifesavers urge Black Country bank holiday fun seekers to stay safe

Dudley News: Every flight by Midlands Air Ambulance costs £2,500, all paid for by donations from the public and business

5:19pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BLACK Country people planning an Easter getaway are being urged to stay safe by air ambulance medics.

Dudley Tories will survive despite loss of five retiring councillors

5:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DUDLEY Conservatives will survive despite the news that five long-serving top Tories are to step down at the next election, party leader Councillor Patrick Harley has promised.

Cheers for magnificent Molly, 12

12:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MAGNIFICENT Molly Martin brought the house down when she took part in the Sport Relief Swimathon at Dudley Leisure Centre.

Cyclists boost Beacon Centre for the Blind

Dudley News: Cyclists boost Beacon Centre for the Blind

12:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SEDGLEY based Beacon Centre has been boosted by the efforts of cyclists Graham Hodson and Mel Perry who have spent the week pedalling their way around all the major football grounds in the North West of England.

Black Country explorer scouts set for a trip of a lifetime

12:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOUR lucky explorer scouts from Dudley borough can look forward to the trip of a lifetime after being selected to represent the UK at the World Scout Jamboree in Japan.

Surprise donation pays for Dudley Museum restoration of landscape master's works

Dudley News: Sir Alfred East's painting A Native Scene

10:22am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BOROUGH art experts are celebrating a surprise donation for a trio of paintings by a leading British landscape artist.

Prince's Trust youngsters spruce up entrance at Saltwells Nature Reserve

8:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PRAISEWORTHY young people from the Prince's Trust have been sprucing up the entrance to Saltwells Nature Reserve at Netherton.

Before the courts

Dudley News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

5:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

The following appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court between April 7-11:

Black Country anthem launched to help set the right tone for region's first national day

Dudley News: Pictured L/R Steve Edwards from Only Way is Dudley, Cllr Pete Lowe and Rachel Slater, Steve Henley, James Stevens from The Empty Can151412J

3:13pm Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW Black Country anthem is set to help people hit the right note during the region’s national day celebrations.

Dudley amateur boxer sold drugs to feed his habit

Dudley News: Some 406,000 out-of-court disposals were handed out in 2011, a third of all offences brought to justice

2:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

A DUDLEY amateur boxer who supplied cannabis to friends to fund his own habit has been ordered to carry out 180 hours unpaid work in the community.

Primary school pupils invited to enter Dudley young writer of the year competition

5:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

PRIMARY school pupils across the borough will be picking up their pens to compete for the Dudley young writer of the year title.

Borough sailing clubs invite newcomers to take to the water

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

PEOPLE of all ages and abilities across the Black Country and South Staffordshire are invited to push the boat out and have a go at sailing and windsurfing next month.

Borough veterans invited to Dudley's Armed Forces Day celebrations

Dudley News: Borough veterans invited to Dudley's Armed Forces Day celebrations

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

BOROUGH veterans are invited to have their commemorative medals and badges officially presented at this year's Armed Forces Day at Himley Hall.

Black Country housing association donates to help the hungry

Dudley News: Keira Lymath with a box of long-life foods and toiletries ready to be donated to a foodbank.

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill based housing association has donated money to help the work of foodbanks.

Borough hospital staff and volunteers commended for long service

Dudley News: Chairman John Edwards, left, and chief executive Paula Clark, right, with Nicola Bussey (centre) who has dedicated 40 years to the Trust.

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

STAFF from borough hospitals who attended a long service awards bash have notched up more than 500 years of service between them.

Peppa Pig to visit borough libraries this Easter

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

POPULAR children’s character Peppa Pig will be visiting two borough libraries during the Easter holidays.

UKIP party leader Nigel Farage to visit Dudley

Dudley News: Nigel Farage.

4:06pm Friday 11th April 2014

NIGEL Farage MEP, leader of Britain’s UKIP party, will be paying a visit to Dudley to attend a major public meeting ahead of the forthcoming European elections.

Sedgley woman jailed after stealing money from disabled care home resident

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A SEDGLEY woman who stole more than £9,000 from a disabled man residing at the care home she worked at has been locked up for nine months.

Gutsy Gornal couple gear up for series of gruelling charity challenges

Dudley News: Lisa Edwards, right, with best friend Nina Gayden at the end of BUPA Great Birmingham Run 2013.

4:33pm Thursday 10th April 2014

GUTSY Gornal couple Rob and Lisa Edwards plan to put themselves through the mill to make money for two charities close to their heart.

Man awaiting sentence after Black Country burglaries

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

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A 29-year-old man has admitted raiding homes in the Oldbury, Dudley and Wordsley areas and stealing a number of treasured items.

Borough residents urged to register to vote

11:32am Thursday 10th April 2014

RESIDENTS across the borough are urged not miss out on having the chance to vote in next month’s local and European elections.

Major investigation into 69 burglaries leads to dawn arrests in Kingswinford

Dudley News: The scene of the early morning raid at the Oak Lane travellers' site, Kingswinford.

9:45am Thursday 10th April 2014

THREE men were arrested during a raid on a travellers’ site in Kingswinford this morning (Thursday) on suspicion of burgling almost 70 homes across the Black Country, Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Stourbridge salsa gran is hot favourite to win Britain's Got Talent

Dudley News: Paddy Jones and Nicko Espinosa

9:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE’S salsa gran is being tipped to win this year’s Britain’s Got Talent - before the new series has even started!

Men jailed after Dudley drug deal

Dudley News: Whitchurch teacher cleared of having sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl

9:15am Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO Black Country men who were caught selling heroin and crack cocaine in Dudley have been locked up for more than five and half years.

Amblecote shoppers help save cat charity from closure

Dudley News: Wellcat founder Pauline Bearsley (right) with Precious, Val Morgan (customer service manager) and Kevin Healy (store manager). Buy this photo: 151433L.

12:17pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN animal charity has been saved from the brink of closure thanks to generous shoppers in Amblecote.

Brierley Hill men deny pub violence

Dudley News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

11:49am Wednesday 9th April 2014

TWO Brierley Hill men denied being involved in pub violence when they appeared before a judge today (Wednesday).

Jail sentence for Dudley robber and his getaway driver girlfriend

Dudley News: Jordan Collins

9:26am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A DUDLEY robber and his getaway driver girlfriend have been jailed after they targeted two vulnerable, elderly women for a street handbag snatch.

Dudley rock band EofE selected to support McBusted

Dudley News: (5247170)

9:03am Wednesday 9th April 2014

DUDLEY based rock band EofE can't believe their luck at the moment after being selected by McBusted to play as their warm-up act ahead of the 32-date Spring Arena Tour which kicks-off in Glasgow on April 17.

Before the courts

Dudley News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

5:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates between March 31 and April 4:

Sedgley horse rider fears she may never ride again after horrific road accident

Dudley News: Claire Macmanomy and horse Red

3:48pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

HORSE mad Claire Macmanomy fears she may never ride again after being the victim of an horrific road accident near Sedgley.

Painting donated by Betty Boothroyd to be auctioned off for Sedgley blind centre

Dudley News: Arwyn Jones, chief executive of the Beacon Centre for the Blind, with the Edna Lumb picture.

3:34pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A PICTURE donated by former House of Commons speaker Betty Boothroyd is to be auctioned off later this month to raise funds for Sedgley based Beacon

Free cancer support and information for Dudley residents

Dudley News: Cancer bus to stop in Warrington

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A TEAM of specialists from Macmillan Cancer Support will be stopping off in Dudley to offer free, confidential support to anyone with a concern or a question relating to the disease.

Dudley stores wage war on shoplifters

1:42pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

LIGHT fingered thieves in Dudley could be in for a shock as a number of town centre stores have started to wage war on shoplifters.

Woodside Community Centre officials urge more people to use facilities

1:37pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

WORRIED Woodside Community Centre officials are urging more people to use their facilities.

Dudley born snapper's selfie shortlisted for prestigious award

Dudley News: Amy Briscoe

12:57pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

DUDLEY born photographer Amy Briscoe will have one of her pictures on display at the prestigious Sony World Photography Organisation Awards Exhibition which takes place in London next month.

Lifesaving charity unveils new £4.5m chopper

Dudley News: SAVING LIVES: Midlands Air Ambulance's new helicopter.

12:19pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A HIGH FLYING life-saving Black Country charity has really taken off after buying its first very own helicopter.

Pensnett man died after taking a lethal cocktail of alcohol and drugs

11:01am Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN unemployed Pensnett man died after taking a lethal cocktail of alcohol and drugs.

Dudley's dilapidated Cavendish House set to be flattened

Dudley News: Cavendish House, Dudley.

10:37am Tuesday 8th April 2014

DUDLEY'S embarrassing blot on the landscape Cavendish House is now living on borrowed time.

Free support for teen parents in Dudley borough

10:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

TEENAGE parents in Dudley borough can take part in a free 12 week programme that will show them how to work together for the benefit of their child.

Family calls for justice after bus fall blamed for death of Brierley Hill pensioner

3:40pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE family of a 71-year-old Brierley Hill woman have appealed for help in tracing the driver of a silver Renault car whose reckless driving ultimately led to her death.

Eggs-tra special Easter half-term fun at Merry Hill

3:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

MERRY Hill is pulling out all the stops for a cracking half-term this Easter.

Classic car show will raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust

Dudley News: L-r: Alistair, Imogen and Andrew Westwood.

12:32pm Monday 7th April 2014

A CLASSIC car show will be held in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust to thank the charity for the support it has given to a Stourton family.

Unsung community heroes honoured at Mayor's Civic Awards

Dudley News: Left to right - Alan Nuttall, Kenneth Jones, Gill Cartwright (back), Winnie and Jack Garbett, Michael Bradley and Paul Grove from FASTAid Black Country.

1:02pm Monday 7th April 2014

UNSUNG heroes from across the borough have been honoured for their dedication and hard-work to their communities at this year's Mayor's Civic Awards.

Pensioner led to safety after Lower Gornal bungalow blaze

Dudley News: Crews using positive pressure ventilation to clear the heavily smoke logged property.

11:14am Monday 7th April 2014

AN elderly woman was led to safety after a fire broke out at her Lower Gornal home.

Himley Hall hosts artist's biggest-ever solo exhibition

Dudley News: Geoff Tristram with one his favourite classic portraits from over the years. Buy photo: 141428L

9:25am Monday 7th April 2014

BLACK Country artist Geoff Tristram is showcasing his life’s work at Himley Hall in his biggest-ever solo exhibition.



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