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  • Halesowen jazz fans brace themselves for The New Washboard Syncopators Halesowen News:

    JAZZ ensemble The New Washboard Syncopators are set to perform in Halesowen this weekend. read more

  • Action ordered to stem Dudley Hospital Group's losses Halesowen News: Russells Hall Hospital's A&E department which hit its national target for treating 95 per cent of patients within four hours

    ACTION is being taken to overcome the financial woes of Dudley's hospital trust which faces losses of almost £8 million this year. read more

  • UKIP candidate should listen to his party bosses Halesowen News:

    I was surprised by the comments of the UKIP candidate for Halesowen and Rowley Regis in today’s Halesowen News. read more

  • Woman robbed of necklace in Oldbury street Halesowen News: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

    A DRUG addict violently snatched a £2,500 gold necklace from the neck of a woman as she walked way home through Oldbury from a visit to a temple. read more

  • Alan POTTER

    POTTER Alan Formerly of Old Hill. Passed away peacefully on 17th January 2015 aged 79 years. Beloved husband of Joan, devoted dad to Teresa, Kevin and Marie and much loved grandad. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will be held at Stourbridge Crematorium Chapel on Friday 6th February 2015 at 2.50pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Alzheimer's Society are being accepted by H. Porter & Sons Funeral Directors, Old Church House, 60 South Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 3UJ read more

  • Joan PARSONS

    PARSONS Joan Of The Longcroft, Halesowen, passed away on 19th January 2015 aged 88 years. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at Stourbridge Crematorium at 3.30pm. Flowers accepted. Enquiries to Trevor E W Hickton Ltd. Funeral Directors of Cradley Heath 01384 569569 read more

  • Robert John BRITTAIN

    BRITTAIN Robert John Of Wollaston Formerly of Halesowen Passed away on Sunday January 11th 2015 aged 62 years. Dearly beloved son of Betty and the late Ron. Loved and sadly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Stourbridge Crematorium on Friday February 6th 2015 at 12.20pm. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted. All enquiries and donations to Marcus Adams Funeral Director, Halesowen 0121 602 0168 read more

  • Dawn WILLIAMS

    WILLIAMS Dawn Michael, Jamie and family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends, neighbours and all Managers and team members at Wilkinsons, Stourbridge. Special thanks to Rev Jayne Adams for a fitting service and to A.J Timmins & Son who have helped us at this very sad time. read more

  • Kathleen Elsie WEALE

    WEALE Kathleen Elsie Of Halesowen Passed peacefully away on 24th January 2015 aged 75 years. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Thursday 5th February 2015 at Stourbrige Crematorium at 10.20am. Family flowers and donations for Cancer Research. Hadley & Hickton Funeral Services, 36-38 Windmill Hill, Colley Gate, Halesowen B63 2BZ 01384 636606 read more

  • Kenneth Stanley DYER

    DYER Kenneth Stanley Passed away peacefully at home on January 9th 2015, aged 93 years. Sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Stourbridge Crematorium on Thursday 12th February at 1.30 pm. Family flowers only, donations if preferred for The Salvation Army and Age UK, c/o Halesowen and District Funeral Services, 12 Hagley Road, Halesowen, B63 4RG 0121 647 3889 read more

  • James Tilly BURFORD

    BURFORD James Tilly Sadly passed away at Allenbrook Nursing Home on Thursday 22nd January 2015, aged 87 years Will be missed by his family and friends Funeral service to be held at Rowley Regis Crematorium on Friday 6th February 2015 at 09.15am Family flowers only. Donations if desired will be for Allenbrook Nursing Home c/o N.E Downing (Blackheath) Ltd, 116 Long Lane, Halesowen. B62 9EF Tel. 0121 442 2794 read more

  • William Frederick HODGKISS

    HODGKISS William Frederick Sadly passed away at home on Sunday 11th January 2015, aged 83 years Will be missed by his family and friends Service to be held at Rowley Regis Crematorium on Friday 6th February 2015 at 15.15pm Family flowers only. Donations welcome for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie c/o N.E Downing (Blackheath)Ltd, 116 Long Lane, Halesowen, B62 9EF. Tel. 0121 422 2794 read more

  • Pamela (nee Hutson) UPCOTT

    UPCOTT Pamela (nee Hutson) Of Redlake Drive, Pedmore Passed away 21st January 2015 aged 72 years Dearly loved and sadly missed by husband Michael, son Matthew, daughter-in-law Teresa, granddaughter Louisa, grandson Jacob and all her friends The funeral service to be held at Stourbridge Crematorium on Thursday 12th February 2015 at 11.30am Family flowers Donations will be gratefully accepted for The Dudley Stroke Association Further enquiries to Peter Gaunt, F.P Gaunt & Sons, High Street, Blackheath, Rowley Regis B65 OEE Telephone 0121 559 1062 read more

  • Beryl ASHFIELD

    ASHFIELD Beryl Sadly passed away on Tuesday 13th January 2015, aged 76 years. Will be greatly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Stourbridge Crematorium Chapel followed by burial in Stourbridge Cemetery on Thursday 5th February at 1.00pm. All flowers welcome or donations if desired to MacMillan Nurses c/o A J Timmins & Son, Funeral Directors of Halesowen. Tel 0121 550 1345. read more

  • Miriam BAGLEY

    BAGLEY Miriam Of Halesowen Loving Mum to Daughters Jayne and Deborah, Sons in Law Steve and Gordon and Grandchildren Paul, James, Laura and Mark wish to thank all relatives, many friends and neighbours for the lovely cards, flowers and donations extended to them in their very sad loss. Donations will be forwarded to the British Lung Foundation. Thanks also to the many people who attended the funeral service at St Margaret's Church, Hasbury and a special thanks to Father Rob Hall for a lovely service. Also sincere thanks to A J Timmins Funeral Directors, especially Caroline for looking after us so well. read more

  • Connie BRADLEY

    BRADLEY Connie Of Halesowen The family of Connie would like to thank all those who attended her funeral service at Stourbridge Crematorium on Wednesday 21st January 2015. Many thanks for all the donations received to Meningitis Now and Dementia UK. Also to all the staff on Ward C3 – Station 4 at Russells Hall Hospital. A special thanks to Pastor Jill Berry for the wonderful service and to Mark Roy Timmins Funeral Director for his care and support at this sad time. read more

  • Roy RAYBOULD

    RAYBOULD Roy Late of Quarry Bank and Pedmore Former Head Teacher of Old Hill Junior and Infant School Passed away on January 18th at The Coach House, Prestwood aged 90 years He will be sadly missed by his family and friends Thanksgiving service to be held at 2.15pm on Wednesday February 4th at Kingswinford Methodist Church, Stream Road, Kingswinford Family flowers only, donations if desired accepted for British Heart Foundation Enquiries please to J. Freeman & Son Ltd. Dudley (01384) 252943 read more

  • Irene Hilda COX

    COX Irene Hilda Of Roxburgh Nursing Home, Cradley Heath late of Gorsty Hill Road, Rowley Regis Passed peacefully away on 20th January 2015 aged 87 years. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral Service on Friday 6th February 2015 at St Paul's Church, Long Lane, Blackheath at 3.00pm followed by private committal at Stourbridge Crematorium. You are welcome to stay at St Paul's Church for light refreshments after the Service. Family flowers only please but donations, charity yet to be decided, will be accepted by Heidi Share of F P Gaunt & Sons Funeral Directors, Percival House, High Street, Blackheath, B65 0EE. Telephone 0121 559 1062. read more

  • Harry ASHMAN

    ASHMAN Harry 12 years 30th January Every day in some small way memories of you come our way, though absent you are always near, still missed, loved and always dear Loving wife Nellie and family read more

  • Michael John HARPER

    HARPER Michael John Of Apsley House, Cradley Heath Formerly of Kings Norton Passed away on 14th January 2015. Aged 71 years A beloved Dad and Grandad. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Friday 6th February at Rowley Regis Crematorium at 10.00 a.m. Family flowers only, donations accepted for Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Care of R. Hadley & Hickton Funeral Services, 36-38 Windmill Hill, Colley Gate, Halesowen B63 2BZ. 01384 636606 read more

  • Harry WORRALL

    WORRALL Harry Of Church Street, Old Hill, formerly of Clyde Street, Old Hill. Passed away peacefully on Thursday 15th January 2015 aged 96 years. Husband of the late Pauline, dear father of Elaine and son in law Robert, a special man much loved and sadly missed by all Funeral service to be held at Lawrence Lane Methodist Church on Friday 6th February 2015 at 1pm followed by committal service at Rowley Regis Crematorium Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired for Lawrence Lane Methodist Church All enquiries and donations to H.Cope(CH) Ltd, Funeral Directors, Lashford House, 123 Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath. B64 5JG Tel. 01384 569388 read more

  • Mary Ann GROVE

    GROVE Mary Ann Of Sherbourne Road, Cradley Heath. Passed away peacefully on Sunday 11th January 2015 aged 93 years A very special lady, much loved and sadly missed Funeral service to be held at The Salvation Army, Cradley Heath on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 2.30pm followed by committal service at Rowley Regis Crematorium All floral tributes accepted or donations if desired for charity All enquiries and donations to H.Cope(CH) Ltd, Funeral Directors, Lashford House, 123 Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5JG. Tel. 01384 568388 read more

  • Graham NEWSON

    NEWSON Graham Teacher. Perryfields High School. Formerly Britannia High School Heartbroken wife Michelle and family are deeply saddened to announce the death of Graham on 20th January after a long illness Funeral to be held at Rowley Regis Crematorium on Monday 2nd February 2015 at 4pm. Funeral dress not required If desired, donations, in lieu of flowers can be given to either the Funeral Director or Michelle and will be forwarded to the Chemotherapy Unit at Birmingham Treatment Centre Enquiries to N.E. Downing (Blackheath) Ltd. 0121 422 2794 read more

  • Hilda WILKES

    WILKES Hilda Peacefully passed away on Tuesday 20th January 2015 at Russells Hall Hospital, aged 88 years. Dearly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral service to take place at St Peters Church, Cradley on Wednesday 11th February at 9.45am followed by committal at Powke Lane Crematorium. Flowers welcome or donations if desired to Mary Stevens Hospice c/o A J Timmins & Son, Funeral Directors of Halesowen. Tel 0121 550 1345 read more

  • Linda Margaret Nee Davies KITCHING

    KITCHING Linda Margaret Nee Davies 62 years. Of Halesowen Passed away peacefully at home on Friday 16th January 2015 Beloved wife of Arnold and much loved sister to Christine (Deceased). Survived by mother Ena and brother Andy, along with brother in law David, nephew Andrew and nieces Sian and Faye Funeral service to take place at St Leonard's Church, Clent on Tuesday 10th February at 2.30pm Family flowers only please, donations if desired to British Heart Foundation c/o A J Timmins Funeral Directors 0121 550 1345 read more

  • Rowley Regis mother spared from jail Halesowen News: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

    A DESPERATE Rowley Regis mother, who masked her face when she robbed a shop to get money for her daughter’s birthday, has been spared a prison sentence. read more

  • Primary schools come out tops in Halesowen and Sandwell league tables Halesowen News: Standards of GCSE exams are falling, and a shake-up of the system is needed if league tables are to improve, says David Cameron

    PERFORMANCE league tables out today show Halesowen and Sandwell primary schools have general done better than high schools. read more

  • Gospel and healing night in Cradley Heath

    THE Black Country Mission is holding a gospel and healing service on Saturday, February 28, at 7pm. read more

  • Weather warning extended as snow hits in the Midlands Halesowen News: The Met Office has issued a severe weather for Carmarthenshire from 6pm this evening and all day tomorrow

    AS winter weather sweeps across the UK the Met Office has extended a yellow alert across the Midlands. read more

  • Police release CCTV images of suspected sex pest in Halesowen

    POLICE have released CCTV images of a suspected sex pest after a teenager was assaulted in Halesowen. read more

  • Housing plans for Halesowen greenbelt revealed Halesowen News:

    A MAJOR campaign is being launched to fight “tooth and nail” plans to build more than 40 houses on Halesowen’s treasured greenbelt at Coombeswood. read more

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