32 Phones 4 u staff to lose their jobs at borough stores

Halesowen News:

5:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MORE than 30 members of staff based at Phones 4 u stores around the borough have lost their jobs after administrators failed to find a buyer for the crippled mobile phone retailer.

Fab Four tribute band to play legendary Old Hill venue where Beatlemania ruled in 1963

Halesowen News: Steve Guest from Like The Beatles as John Lennon.

4:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

BEATLES fans will be able to get a vivid reminder of Yesterday 51 years after the Fab Four performed at the legendary Plaza Ballroom in Old Hill.

Accident lands Oldbury motorcyclist in the dock

2:58pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST who failed to stop after an accident in Oldbury was found to have taken the machine without the owner’s consent.

Man accused of historical sex charges against Halesowen girl

4:53pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A 46-year-old man faces historical sex charges, including rape, against a Halesowen girl.

Birthday treat foryoung Halesowen Labour supporter

Halesowen News:

1:01pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A TEENAGE Labour Party supporter from Halesowen had a birthday gift delivered by the party’s deputy leader Harriet Harman.

Halesowen druggie jailed

2:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A TEENAGE Halesowen druggie has been jailed after admitting stealing from a family member.

New Black Country walking club launches after Cradley Heath success

11:25am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A TALENTED Cradley Heath artist has teamed up with a local historian to launch a new community company to help people enjoy the canals of the Black Country.

Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign returns to clean up crime for a fifth year

11:03am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A SUSTAINED six week campaign by the police and other agencies across Sandwell will cut crime and clean dirty streets.

Festive gift sale in Blackheath

11:55am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

EARLY Christmas presents will be up for grabs at a charity table top sale in Blackheath next month.

Rowley estate festival re-run after rained off

12:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ORGANISERS of Rowley Regis’s Brickhouse Festival are keeping their fingers crossed for good weather when the rearranged event goes ahead on Sunday (September 28).

Diocese invites people across the borough to healing service

Halesowen News: mastering energy

8:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are invited to a service of healing taking place at Worcester Cathedral next month.

Rounders sessions being started at Portway Lifestyle Centre

Halesowen News: Kirsty Beckett, Mandy Williams, Mick Tuohy, Rebecca Clayton and Ekey Shocker get ready for rounders.

4:12pm Monday 22nd September 2014

INDOOR rounders sessions are set to be a big hit at an Oldbury leisure centre.

Fun in the sun as the third Black Country Road Run branded a success

Halesowen News: Ready, steady, Go! The start of the 10km Black Country Road Run.

3:07pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE sun shone on Halesowen yesterday as runners, well-wishers and volunteers descended on the town for the Black Country Road Run.

Dudley Castle to take centre stage at Halesowen History Society

11:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE story behind Dudley Castle is the subject of the next Halesowen History Society meeting.

Top of the class business students win praise at Halesowen College

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TOP class work by business students at Halesowen College has been recognised a a special ceremony.

Fun in the sun as the third Black Country Road Run branded a success

Halesowen News: Ready, steady, Go! The start of the 10km Black Country Road Run.

1:06pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE sun shone on Halesowen yesterday as runners, well-wishers and volunteers descended on the town for the Black Country Road Run.

Borough stores sign up to help customers shop healthy

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

STORES across Dudley borough are signing up for a new scheme to help shoppers make healthy food choices.

Age UK art exhibitions runs until the end of September

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

ARTISTIC people from the borough have been showcasing their hidden talents at an art and photography exhibition currently taking place at Halesowen Library.

Brierley Hill man jailed for "terrorising" ex-partner

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

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill man who "terrorised" his former partner in breach of a non-molestation order before completely trashing her home has been jailed for 30 weeks.

Halesowen College student counts on top prize

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A 20-year-old accountancy student at Halesowen College has been awarded a top prize recognizing her hard work.

Woman seriously hurt in Oldbury smash

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8:43am Sunday 21st September 2014

A WOMAN suffered serious injuries in a car smash in Oldbury which left her trapped for more than an hour.

Sandwell Council to make imporovement pledges

5:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SANDWELL Council is urging people to have their say on what issues matter to them in their area and how they can be improved.

Bingo carrot to boost Sandwell food waste recycling

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A BINGO challenge is being offered to Sandwell householders in a bid to boost the amount of food recycling.

Wetherspoon pubs to drop prices on Wednesday to highlight tax wrangle

12:39pm Saturday 20th September 2014

FOUR Wetherspoon pubs across Halesowen and Sandwell are dropping their prices by 7.5 per cent on Wednesday as part of the company's ongoing tax battle with the Government.

Dudley Deaf Children's Society shortlisted for £3,000 award

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

DUDLEY Deaf Children's Society is waiting to hear whether it will win a grant worth up to £3,000.

Belle Vale councillor stepping down

Halesowen News:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

STALWART Belle Vale councillor Bob James is standing down at the next election due to failing health.

Row over Halesowen park plan

5:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PLANS to protect a Halesowen park from traveller invasions have been slammed as inadequate.

Redevelopment a step nearer for former Halesowen Fire Station

3:38pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE go-ahead has been given for the demolition of Halesowen Fire Station, paving the way for houses to be built on the site.

Halesowen UKIP councillor to hold surgeries

3:22pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MEMBERS of the public can raise issues with Halesowen North UKIP councillor Stuart Henley at surgeries he is planning to hold.

Halesowen lens maker notches up 40 years service

12:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A LOYAL worker at a Halesowen lens maker found himself in the frame when colleagues marked his 40 years of long service.

Rowley Regis mum highlights meningitis risks

Halesowen News:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

AS one Halesowen family struggles to come to terms with the devastating effect of meningitis on their paralysed daughter a Rowley Regis mum whose little girl lost limbs from the disease eight years ago has spoken out to raise awareness.

Thousands expected to turn out for Halesowen's Black Country Road Run

Halesowen News: The Black Country Road Run is being held this weekend in Halesowen

8:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

THOUSANDS of people will descend on Halesowen this weekend for the Black Country Road Run and fun run.

Four Phones 4 u jobs saved at Merry Hill

Halesowen News:

5:16pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE jobs of four Phones 4 u concessions store staff based at Merry Hill are among those set to be saved after a deal was agreed with Dixons Carphone.

Walled garden grant held up

5:59pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BID to buy the historic walled garden in The Leasowes and preserve it for the people of Halesowen has been dealt a blow.

Two Halesowen fundraisers gear up for cancer ride

Halesowen News:

12:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO big-hearted Halesowen fundraisers are gearing up for the largest charity cycle ride ever to be held in Birmingham to raise money for a cancer charity.

Cradley's Civil War retold

10:43am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CIVIL War skirmishes and Cradley’s contribution to the early armaments industry will be the subject of a local history talk next Thursday (September 25).

Community litter pick being held in Shell Corner

10:02am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COMMUNITY litter pick is being held in Shell Corner next weekend.

Cradley Baptist Church holding Macmillan Coffee Morning

7:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CRADLEY Baptist Church wants people to be pretty in pink for a Macmillan Coffee Morning next week.

Halesowen residents oppose car wash plan

5:56pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

RESIDENTS and councillors are dismayed that a failed bid to open a hand car wash in the car park of a Halesowen pub has been resurrected.

Special delivery for Old Hill school

Halesowen News:

4:05pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A POSTIE made a special delivery to an Old Hill school when he popped in to read them his favourite children’s stories.

Oldbury celebrates its golden stars

Halesowen News:

2:41pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

OLDBURY turned Goldbury for the day when hundreds of people turned out to celebrate and cheer on Sandwell’s Commonwealth Games stars.

Cradley MP urging people to get involved in Wear it Pink charity campaign

Halesowen News: Margot James at the Parliament Wear it Pink event

1:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CRADLEY MP Margot James was pretty in pink when she attended The Breast Cancer Campaign Parliamentary fundraiser.

Ex accordion champ to strike a chord in Rowley Regis

1:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FORMER world champion accordion player will be hitting the high notes during a performance in Rowley Regis.

Rowley Regis plumber in attack after binge drinking

1:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BINGE drinking was blamed for a Rowley Regis plumber throwing a punch at a fellow drinker and breaking his jaw and eye socket after they had been thrown out of a Stourbridge nightspot.

Salvation Army holding Cradley Heath harvest concert

11:46am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HARVEST concert featuring two Salvation Army bands is being held in Cradley Heath next weekend.

Harvest services being held at Hurst Green Methodist Church

11:34am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HALESOWEN church is holding two services this Sunday to celebrate Harvest.

Modernisation of Rowley Regis Crematorium gets under way

Halesowen News: Sam Gaunt from funeral directors F.P Gaunt and Sons, Councillor Mahboob Hussain and Don Ward from Interclass at Rowley Regis Crematorium.

11:06am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE £1.3 million modernisation of the outdated Rowley Regis Crematorium has begun this week.

Halesowen armed robber jailed for 16 years

8:17am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN ARMED robber who terrified staff at a Halesowen bank during a vicious raid has been jailed for 16 years.

Prospective pupils and teachers invited for open events at Ormiston Academy

8:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ORMISTON Forge Academy in Cradley Heath is throwing open its doors this month to prospective students and their parents.

Up to 49 jobs at risk at Phones 4u stores across the borough

Halesowen News:

6:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE jobs of up to 49 members of staff at Phones 4u outlets across the borough are at risk after administrators were called in to the stricken mobile phone retailer today (Monday).


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