Sandwell libraries mark WWI commemorations

Halesowen News: SAC Steve Pealing fom the Logistics Squadron sounds the Last Post in front of a giant poppy made from parachute silk during the Armistice Day Service in the parachute training hangar at RAF Brize Norton

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A HOST of displays, events and activities are being held in Sandwell libraries during November to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Business programme to boost IT working practices

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BUSINESSES in Halesowen and Sandwell are being urged to tap into a £500,000 programme to maximise their use of IT and superfast broadband.

Harvest festival supports elderly in Stourbridge and Halesowen

Halesowen News:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

KIND-hearted Kidderminster students donated a selection of harvest gifts to the Stourbridge and Halesowen branch of Age Concern.

Men wanted after £16 million drugs haul in Oldbury

Halesowen News:

3:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are looking for three men after 165 kilos of heroin was seized from an industrial unit in Oldbury.

Missing Rowley Regis teen found safe and well

Halesowen News:

9:43am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE hunting for a missing 14-year-old Rowley Regis boy say he has been found safe and well.

Cannabis factory discovered on Halesowen estate

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

3:53pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE raided a Halesowen industrial unit and discovered cannabis plants with a potential value of £300,000, a court heard.

Spruce up for Cradley Heath coppice

Halesowen News:

3:36pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NATURE reserve was given a timely spruce-up as part of Sandwell Council’s Safer 6 campaign in Cradley Heath.

Oldbury pub brawl left peacemaker injured

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

2:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN ugly brawl in an Oldbury pub landed a man who helped keep young offenders out of further trouble in the dock.

Halesowen solicitors in charity bake-off

Halesowen News:

2:05pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOLICITORS from Halesowen will be swapping their legal briefs for baking tins and creating Halloween-themed cakes which will be sold in aid of children’s charity Barnardo’s tomorrow (Friday).

Car thief raids Rowley Regis shop

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

11:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TEENAGE car thief used a stolen vehicle for a gang raid on a Rowley Regis shop, a court heard.

Rowley Regis druggie tried to strangle his mum

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

10:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DRUG addict has been jailed for 10 months after a court heard he tried to strangle his mother at her Rowley Regis home.

Halesowen drinkers left in the dark

Halesowen News:

10:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DRINKERS will be left in the dark after councillors refused permission for a Halesowen pub to light up an outdoor bar and seating area.

Wind turbine blade smashes into Rowley Regis garden

Halesowen News:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FAMILY were left traumatised after a 4ft blade broke from a wind turbine in the grounds of a Rowley Regis school and spun out of control narrowly missing their house.

Cradley councillor boosts YMCA campaign

Halesowen News:

5:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BIG-HEARTED Cradley councillor, who fosters children, organised a mayoral reception in Dudley for the YMCA to highlight the organisation's work with children in need of a home.

Angry Hunnington villagers pack meeting over enforcement action

Halesowen News:

5:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ABOUT 50 angry villagers demanded enforcement action against a Hunnington landowner accused of “rural vandalism” at a special meeting of the parish council.

Bus route diverted onto Cradley Heath estate after protest

Halesowen News:

5:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE huge outcry over the removal of buses on Cradley Heath's Lodgefield estate has had an impact.

Horror night at Halesowen school

Halesowen News:

5:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AS Halloween approaches, a Halesowen school is being transformed into the venue for a terrifying zombie night when ghosts and ghouls run riot in the corridors and classrooms.

Russells Hall hospital cleared after illegal restraint claim

Halesowen News: Russells Hall hospital where complains procedures have been branded not fit for purpose

12:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RUSSELLS Hall hospital has been cleared of illegally restraining patients after allegations from workers turned whistleblowers.

Former bus company's boss sadness

Halesowen News:

1:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE former owner of a historic closure-threatened bus company that serves Halesowen has spoken of his sadness of its demise.

Cradley shop owner loses planning battle

Halesowen News:

11:22am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has breathed a sigh of relief after a plan to change conditions on a shop unit in Cradley’s Windmill Hill was thrown out amid fears there could be three hot food outlets sited side by side along the busy road.

Halesowen fire station demolition given the go-ahead

Halesowen News:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PLAN to demolish Halesowen Fire Station to make way for 12 new homes has finally had the go-ahead.

Pennies for petals to boost Halesowen's blooms

Halesowen News:

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to donate pennies for petals to ensure Halesowen blossoms in time for next year’s Britain in Bloom contest.

Cradley Heath peace activist preparing for walk with history maker

Halesowen News: Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rajagopal PV is coming to the Midlands

5:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PEACE activist from Cradley Heath who campaigned for landless farmers to get rights in India is urging people to join a walk with her hero on Monday.

Sandwell Council's top brass revive spectre of Cockney benefit tourists invading borough

Halesowen News: Cheeky chappy Cockneys will love a Ruby Murray in Old Hill

4:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE spectre of invading Cockney benefit tourists has been raised again by Sandwell Council's top brass who claim London authorities are preparing to "dump" poor families in the borough.

Before the courts

Halesowen News: Court Report - January 3, 2014

4:13pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between October 13 and 17:

Axe-wielding robber attacks man in Oldbury street

Halesowen News:

5:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN axe-wielding robber repeatedly hit a man in an Oldbury street as he walked home from work and made off with his mobile phone and wallet.

Kind-hearted Quinton churchgoers raise huge amount for Blackheath charity

Halesowen News:

3:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SUCCESSFUL fundraising drive by kind-hearted Christians in Quinton has resulted in a Blackheath charity being awarded £13,000.

Heart charity's Halesowen appeal

Halesowen News: Evening of Ballroom and Latin dancing in aid of British Heart Foundation

3:58pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LEADING heart research charity will spend a day in Halesowen appealing to shoppers to ‘bag it and beat it’.

Private education company offering free workshops in Oldbury

2:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PRIVATE education company is offering free workshops in Oldbury next week.

Cradley church choir set to hit a high note with modern musical

Halesowen News:

2:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CRADLEY church choir is hoping to strike a chord with a production of a modern musical entitled Apostle.

Information website launched for Halesowen tenants and residents

Halesowen News:

2:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN online one-stop shop has been set up for Halesowen residents, giving them more information at their fingertips about housing involvement.

Halesowen students a cut above in nativity costumes

Halesowen News:

1:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FASHION and textile students at Halesowen College have teamed up with Our Lady and St Kenelm RC Primary School to create fresh new nativity play costumes.

Jazz at Rowley Regis club set to attract packed house

Halesowen News:

12:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MUSIC club organisers are hoping for another record turnout for a return gig in Rowley Regis by one of the region’s most popular jazz bands.

Classic choral works to hit a high note at Halesowen concert

Halesowen News:

11:54am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLASSICS by Mozart and Haydn will feature in this year’s autumn concert by the Halesowen Choral Society.

Black Country solicitors ensure charity coffers are law-full

Halesowen News: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

12:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BLACK Country solicitors made sure charity coffers were law-full to the brim at their annual quiz.

Walsall singers to strike a chord in Halesowen

Halesowen News:

11:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Walsall Harmonic Male Voice Choir will be hitting the high notes in a concert in Halesowen next month.

Call for Colley Gate tree chop before an accident is caused

Halesowen News:

12:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FED up residents of a Colley Gate street are appealing to Dudley Council to pollard an overgrown lime tree outside their homes before someone is injured.

Raging Quinton drunk jailed after battering taxi driver to a pulp

3:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RAGING drunk from Quinton who battered a taxi driver in Dudley to a pulp in an attack he could not remember in the morning has been jailed for 18 months

Getaway driver in Rowley Regis robberies jailed for six years

1:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GETAWAY driver for two masked men who terrified staff during armed robberies at stores in Rowley Regis has been jailed for six years.

Bill Bailey All-Stars preparing for Halesowen jazz club return

12:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Bill Bailey All-Stars are performing at a popular Halesowen Jazz Club this weekend.

New guide to borough's real ale pubs launched

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DUDLEY Council and the Campaign for Real Ale have teamed up to launch a guide to some of the borough's finest pubs.

Himley bonfire set to go with a bang

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SPARKS are set to fly as Himley Park prepares for its annual bonfire bonanza which takes place on Saturday November 8.

Paramedics called after player stopped breathing during Black Country rugby clash

Halesowen News:

10:04am Sunday 19th October 2014

PARAMEDICS were called to Stourbridge Rugby Club yesterday October 18) after a player stopped breathing during a match.

Black Country entertainers to take to the stage in memory of Tommy Mundon

Halesowen News: tommy mundon.jpg

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

FRIENDS and colleagues of Black Country funnyman Tommy Mundon are planning a tribute to the much-loved entertainer by staging a performance to salute his life while raising funds for Mary Stevens Hospice at the same time.

Search to find top young chef launched in Halesowen

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

LOCAL heats of the Young Chef of the Year competition are being hosted by Halesowen College next month.

Blackheath housing group wins national award

Halesowen News:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

BLACKHEATH-based social business, the Black Country Housing Group is celebrating after scooping a national award.

New ‘app’-roach to contact council

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE across the borough can now enjoy a new ‘app’-roach to contacting Dudley Council.

Halesowen theatre company appealing for new members

Halesowen News: Join the Mayhem: Joanne Lane, Tom Edwards and Mark Moran rehearsing for Last Tango in Little Grimley.

10:54am Friday 17th October 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING Halesowen comedy theatre group is desperate for new members to help tickle the ribs of audiences.

Black Country pair win mental health art competition

Halesowen News:

10:51am Friday 17th October 2014

TWO Black Country artists have won a competition by expressing how mental health has affected them.

Labour candidate claims a third of Halesowen and Rowley Regis workers are skint

Halesowen News: Labour candidate: Stephanie Peacock.

9:24am Friday 17th October 2014

A THIRD of working people in Halesowen and Rowley Regis are skint, according to Labour's parliamentary candidate for the constituency.


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