Sandwell Council Labour leadership branded "as right wing as UKIP"

Halesowen News: Seething: Langley Councillor Mick Davies

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

THE Labour leadership of Sandwell Council has been blasted after its policy to prevent the vulnerable people claiming council tax support was overturned in court.

Life-saving equipment installed at Black Country bus stations

Halesowen News:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

LIFE-SAVING equipment has now been installed at bus stations across the Black Country for use in the event of a cardiac emergency.

Dudley council homes to be revamped in £15million refurbishment programme

Halesowen News:

5:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

COUNCIL homes across the borough are to be revamped as part of a £15million refurbishment programme.

Judge remprimands Sandwell Council over irrational and unfair policy

Halesowen News:

4:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CASH-STRAPPED Sandwell Council has been reprimanded by a judge after banning council tax support to residents who have not lived in the borough for two years.

Dudley church to host service to remember WWI heroes

Halesowen News:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are invited to remember those who gave their lives in the First World War at a church service marking 100 years since the conflict began.

Campaign launched to reinstate hospital bus services

Halesowen News:

3:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to reinstate two bus services which have been axed leaving Halesowen, Blackheath, Old Hill and Cradley Heath residents without a direct link to Russells Hall Hospital.

Cradley Heath fire station closing after 72 years serving the community

Halesowen 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.

3:01pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE bells will ring out at Cradley Heath fire station for the last time on Monday morning.

Supermarket interest in Cradley shops revealed

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LONG-suffering Cradley residents are hopeful that derelict shops in Colley Gate will be redeveloped after interest from two supermarkets was revealed.

Boozed up Halesowen man abused ex-lover

12:21pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A HEAVY drinking session ended with a Halesowen man being abusive to his ex-girlfriend after turning up at her home in breach of a court order.

Jail for operators of Oldbury cannabis factory

11:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

A LARGE-scale cannabis factory was discovered in two neighbouring Oldbury houses capable of producing more than £70,000 worth of the drug a year.

Oldbury school governor wins Commonwealth gold

Halesowen News:

10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

A GOVERNOR at an Oldbury special school is celebrating after adding to the area’s brace of Commonwealth Games’ triumphs with a gold medal.

Daredevil Halesowen mum in high-flying challenge

Halesowen News:

5:16pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN intrepid Halesowen mother is preparing to take to the skies – strapped to the outside of a plane - to raise £5,000 for poverty-stricken children in the Philippines.

Top new church job for former Dudley vicar

Halesowen News:

4:01pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FORMER Dudley vicar Revd Canon Robert Jones is to be the next Archdeacon of Worcester.

Water rescue team saves shot heron in Cradley Heath

Halesowen News:

2:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

WATER rescue crews from Perry Barr Fire Station were called to assist a heron in distress in Cradley Heath on Sunday.

Before the courts

Halesowen News: Squatters failed to report death of man in Southall - dug grave in garden for body

2:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between July 21 and 25:

St Giles Church commemorating the Great War

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

St Giles' Church in Rowley will be commemorating the beginning of the Great War in both it's Sunday services this weekend.

Garden fete set for Rowley Regis this weekend

10:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ST PAUL'S Court sheltered housing development in Rowley Regis is holding a garden fete on Saturday.

Volunteer parents honoured in regional awards

Halesowen News: The National Childbirth Trust is a nationwide support network for new parents

4:33pm Monday 28th July 2014

DEDICATED volunteers from the NCT Stourbridge and Halesowen Branch have been recognised in the West Midlands NCT Stars Awards.

Dudley people urged to turn 'lights out' to remember fallen WWI servicemen

Halesowen News:

12:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are being asked to turn out their lights next month as a mark of respect to the servicemen and women who died for their country during the First World War.

Dudley Zoo’s Sumatran tiger chosen as face of Global Tiger Day

Halesowen News:

11:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DUDLEY Zoo’s Sumatran tigress, Daseep, has been chosen as the face of an international conservation campaign for Global Tiger Day.

Time to whip out the knitting needles and get crafty for Age UK Dudley

Halesowen News:

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

NIMBLE-fingered knitters in the borough are being asked to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for Age UK’s Big Knit.

Dudley's mental health trust scoops gold star for inclusion work

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

DUDLEY and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has been awarded a gold star rating for its work on equality and inclusion.

Britain's Got Talent stars Bars & Melody will meet fans at Merry Hill

Halesowen News: Bars and Melody on Britain's Got Talent

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

BRITAIN’S Got Talent finalists Bars & Melody will make an appearance at Merry Hill on Wednesday (July 30).

Ghostly goings on at Haden Hill

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

GHOST walks around Cradley Heath’s Haden Hill Park are being revived after an absence of 12 months.

Countdown on for end of Dudley awards ceremony nominations

Halesowen News: Put your clocks back

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE final countdown is underway to the deadline for nominations for prestigious Dudley borough awards.

GP award for Halesowen surgery

Halesowen News: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A HALESOWEN GP surgery has scooped a top accolade in new awards launched to recognise medical excellence in Dudley borough.

Museum hosts fancy dress competition to mark World War One anniversary

Halesowen News:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

BOROUGH youngsters are being asked to take part in a fancy dress competition with a difference at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery.

Dudley prepares to tackle pothole problem after scooping extra Government cash

Halesowen News: £286k to spend on potholes

1:34pm Friday 25th July 2014

DUDLEY Council has announced a programme of works to help reduce the number of potholes across the borough following an injection of Government cash.

Clent school recruiting team ahead of the Black Country Run

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CLENT special school is looking for sporty supporters to help boost funds by taking on the Black Country Run.

Dudley man arrested in connection with Cradley Heath bus assault

Halesowen News: INQUIRY: Police have appealed for information about the nightclub attack

9:32am Friday 25th July 2014

A DUDLEY man was arrested yesterday (Thursday) in connection with a sexual assault on board a bus in Cradley Heath, earlier this year.

People urged to ensure they can vote to choose new crime commissioner

Halesowen News: Cornwall election results: Frantic deal making as vote throws up a few surprises

8:30am Friday 25th July 2014

DUDLEY people are being urged to make sure they are registered to have a say in who will run the region’s police force.

Cradley Heath kick boxer is number 2 in the country

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

TINY tot Cradley Heath kickboxer Aimee Stakevitch has become number two in the country for her age.

Sandwell crackdown on illegal scrap dealers

3:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CRACKDOWN on dodgy scrap metal dealers in Sandwell found seven out of 13 sites were operating illegally.

Oldbury weightlifter hoping to lift Commonwealth medal

Halesowen News:

3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MEDAL-winning hopeful Jaswant Shergill wil be going for gold in the weighlifting section of the Commonwealth Games tomorrow.

Fundraising concert being held for Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal

Halesowen News: The Real Neil, aka Ken Russell, and Halesowen MP James Morris are urging people to attend the concert.

11:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONCERT is being held in Halesowen to raise money for the Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal.

Doorstep tricksters rob Halesowen pensioner

Halesowen News:

12:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CCTV images of three women have been released by detectives in a bid to trace those responsible for a distraction burglary on a Halesowen pensioner.

Blackheath insurance staff in fundraising bid

10:08am Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Blackheath insurance office are taking part in their company’s 12-month campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Halesowen mosque plan sparks racist claims

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

HUNDREDS of objections have scuppered plans to build two 21ft minarets and a dome on a Halesowen mosque – sparking accusations of racism.

Halas Homes variety club raises a smile with show

Halesowen News: Dudley Mayor Cllr Margaret Aston on stage at the Halas Homes Variety Show.

8:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HALESOWEN care home raised more than a smile when it put on a variety show in Netherton.

Colley Gate fun despite the downpour

4:16pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COMMUNITY fun day in Colley Gate went ahead despite last Saturday’s thunderstorms.

Motorists warned of traffic misery in Halesowen

3:29pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MOTORISTS are being advised to expect increased traffic on Manor Way.

Halesowen's Thomas and Varnish hoping to clinch gold in Glasgow

Halesowen News: Going for gold: Earls Gymnastic Club member Kristian Thomas.

1:37pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OLYMPIC bronze medallist Kristian Thomas is hoping to win gold and enthral the nation again at the Commonwealth Games.

Bus service changes hit Halesowen

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ELDERLY bus passengers will become “prisoners in their own homes” a Halesowen councillor has warned after the axing of bus routes.

Asthma campaign victory for Cradley MP

Halesowen News: Margot James MP

11:28am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SCHOOLS across the borough will be able to keep a spare asthma inhaler for use in emergencies following a year-long campaign for a law change by Cradley's MP.

Cradley Heath biker injured in Staffs horror smash

9:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STAFFORDSHIRE police is appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A38 near Burton on Sunday afternoon which seriously injured a Cradley Heath biker.

Halesowen church in floral celebration

Halesowen News:

12:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CHURCH groups said it with flowers to help Halesowen Baptists celebrate their 75th anniversary.

Stormy weather did not dampen the spirits of Victorian Fair

Halesowen News: Sue Prossor of HSBC, Rotarian Tony Billingham and Sue Harold of HSBC in Somers Square during the Victorian Fayre.

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TORRENTIAL rain and storms blighted the Victorian Fair in Halesowen at the weekend.

Tributes pour in for Tommy Mundon - the king of Black Country comedy

Halesowen News: Tommy Mundon who died on July 21 aged 80

2:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTERTAINERS from across the Black Country have spoken of their shock and sadness at the death of comedian Tommy Mundon.

Halesowen kids to get their skates on

2:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Halesowen are invited to get their skates on for a roller disco at Huntingtree Park.

Duo to strike a chord in Rowley Regis

2:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

UKRAINE accordionists are returning to Rowley Regis for their third annual concert to raise money for the child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, who are still being born with serious health problems 28 years later.

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