Spring fair in Quarry Bank

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A SPRING fair, hosted by the Quarry Bank Musical Theatre Society, will take place on Saturday (April 26).

Historian to speak the language of the Black Country in Dudley

Halesowen News: MAYOR’S DIARY

5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HISTORIANS will be speaking the language of the Black Country at a talk in Dudley.

Concert set to help Oldbury centre's garden blossom.

Halesowen News: Acorn Lodge staff  Rebecca Clark and Emma Lennon with users (from left)  Eyaz Arif, Christopher Murphy and  Simon Connon.

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A CONCERT is being planned to raise funds to create a sensory and wheelchair-friendly garden at an Oldbury day centre for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

Bishop remembers missing jet tragedy in his Easter message

Halesowen News: SUPPORT: The Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Rev John Inge.

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

THE head of the Church of England in Dudley has focused on the missing Malaysian airliner for his Easter message.

New crew member for Black Country tourist attraction team

Halesowen News: Sarah Fellows is the new heritage officer for the canal trust portal

5:07pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DUDLEY Canal Trust has a new crew member to boost community links as work begins on a £3m renovation.

Blues festival tickets up for grabs

Halesowen News: Swampcandy.

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

TICKET sales are hotting up for the first two-day blues festival to be held in Halesowen.

Three injured as car smashes into bridge

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Three people have been injured in an early hours smash in Kingswinford. A car careered into the bridge on Bromley Lane at around 3.20am this morning (Saturday) injuring two women and a man in his twenties. Three ambulances and two paramedic crew attended the scene. The front seat female passenger received bruises to the face and the male driver broke his leg. The back seat female passenger suffered bruises. All three were taken to Russells Hall Hospital.

Free pet checks in Halesowen

Halesowen News: Dogmobile coming to St Albans

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DOG owners living in Dudley Council’s high rise flats can book their pet in for a free health check, courtesy of the PDSA.

Mountain biker rescued after crashing in the Clent Hills

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

A fallen mountain biker has had to be rescued by ambulance workers after hitting a tree in the Clent Hills.

Charity football match to kick-off in Halesowen

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A CHARITY football match is set to kick-off at Halesowen Town to raise money for an autism charity.

Cracking Easter treat for Clent youngsters

Halesowen News: Delivering the eggs l-r Val Morgan, customer services manager and Julie Bate, PR ambassador for the Amblecote store.

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CLENT youngsters received a cracking Easter treat thanks to shoppers in Amblecote and Brierley Hill.

Big Top returns to Hagley next week

Halesowen News: Big Top returns to Hagley next week

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

JOHN Lawson's all-human circus will be appearing at Webbs Garden Centre in West Hagley over the Easter school holidays.

Full throttle family fun at Halfpenny Green Airport

Halesowen News: Josh Richards (10) and Henry Burton (9) with a model Hurricane fighter, John Vaughan, Roy Targonski and Richard Currinn. Buy this photo: 161426L.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to descend on Halfpenny Green Airport for the Wings, Wheels and Rotors event.

Roses to raise cash for Poppy Day in Blackheath

Halesowen News: Ex-army wives Shirley Eades (left) and Ellen Sigley with the red rose buttonholes .

4:34pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RED rose buttonholes are been sold from Saturday to mark St George’s Day and raise funds for Blackheath’s next Poppy Day parade.

Hell run challenge to support Halesowen cancer sufferer

Halesowen News: Part of team in training (from left)  Andrew Hipwood, Jon O'Brien, Ben Smith, Andy Westwood, and Jade Miller.  (The rest of the team is made up by Luke Barratt, Nikki Rutter and Emily Googenheim).

3:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NINE Halesowen friends will become hell runners on Saturday as they tackle an endurance cross country challenge to raise money for a cancer charity.

Old Hill Cricket Club top brass vow good times are around the corner

Halesowen News: Old Hill Cricket Club

12:34pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DETERMINED Old Hill Cricket Club chiefs have vowed the good times will return after a troubled year which has included financial difficulties, committee member exits, scaremongering and now a violent robbery.

Rowley Regis smoker avoids jail after burning partner's face

12:26pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A RECKLESS Rowley Regis smoker has avoided jail after burning his partner's chin after pushing her in the face with a fag in his hand.

16-year-old has the Colley Gate wow factor

12:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A SINGER from Birmingham struck a chord with judges at a Wow Factor competition in Colley Gate.

Tech-savvy criminals now using heat-seeking drones to target cannabis farms

Halesowen News: Flying drones will become a more familiar site in our skies

10:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

FLYING drones fitted with heat-seeking cameras are being used by criminals to find cannabis farms in Halesowen, Cradley Heath and Oldbury so they can steal the crops.

Police and council launch attack on bogus callers in Halesowen

3:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE streets of Halesowen are being turned into a no-go zone for bogus-callers in a joint operation between police and trading standards officers.

Iconic sitcom Fawlty Towers being staged by Halesowen theatre group

Halesowen News: Dave Francis Williams and Jordan Smith prepare for An Evening With Fawlty Towers.

12:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ICONIC British comedy Fawlty Towers is being tackled by Halesowen's Mayhem Theatre Company.

Tireless worker for Blackheath loses cancer battle

Halesowen News: Mary Docker

1:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PASSIONATE campaigner for Blackheath and its people Mary Docker has died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 59.

Band hopes to strke a chord in Halesowen with Black Country Festival

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A UKULELE band is tuning up to spearhead celebrations in Halesowen town centre as part of the region’s inaugural Black Country Festival.

Dudley Tories will survive despite loss of five retiring councillors

5:16pm 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.

Friends of Coombeswood Wedge get community forum cash windfall

Halesowen News: Clean up: Volunteers test out new equipment  in the wedge.

2:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Friends of Coombeswood Wedge has given the Halesowen beauty spot a spring clean after getting a cash windfall.

Halesowen sellers of fake goods must sell home

2:41pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A COUPLE have been told they must sell the Halesowen home they turned into a shop to sell thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit goods, to help clear their ill-gotten gains.

Young Halesowen business brains are top of the class

Halesowen News: Caslon’s young business brains (Back l-r Nabeel Iqbal, Lydia Fletcher, Maria Bradley, Thanei Hamed,  Shakiel Bloomer, (all 10), and  Yusef Saleh, (9). (Front from left) Connor Gethen, (10), Paige Williams, (9), Nabila Ali, (10).

12:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

UP-and-coming entrepreneurs at a Halesowen school are top of the class after scooping first and second place in an enterprise challenge.

Cradley Heath choir to hit a high note in singing cavern

12:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHORAL group Cradley Heath Male Voice Choir will have the Dudley Canal’s Singing Cavern living up to its name with a performance in May.

Colley Gate school preparing for national first aid final

Halesowen News: Preparing for the final: Willow Markham, Emilia Dyer, James Lacey, Chloe Davies and Lydia Bevan.

8:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS from a Colley Gate primary school are swatting up for the final of a national first aid competition organised by St John's Ambulance.

Halesowen drama student scoops Lord of the Flies role

Halesowen News: Dereece Leigh-Gayle strikes a pose from the Lord of the Flies.

5:48pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TALENTED Halesowen College drama student has been chosen from more than 500 male performers across the Midlands to star in the Lord of the Flies at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Before the courts

Halesowen 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:

Seven Halesowen Explorer Scouts selected for Japanese jamboree

Halesowen News: Talking Japanese: Matt Wong, Elay Barnsley, Zack Dimmock, Will Jones, Sam Legge, Jack and Katie Parton.

4:53pm Monday 14th April 2014

SEVEN Explorer Scouts from Halesowen have been selected for an adventure of a lifetime to the land of the rising sun.

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

Halesowen 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

3:12pm 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.

Four locked in refrigerated cellar during robbery at Old Hill Cricket Club

1:18pm Monday 14th April 2014

A TERRIFYING robbery at Old Hill Cricket Club saw three customers and a staff member locked in a refrigerated cellar by thugs.

Cradley Heath Salvation Army planning host of Easter events

12:55pm Monday 14th April 2014

CRADLEY Heath Salvation Army is holding a series of events this Easter weekend.

Halesowen's first Bangladeshi restaurant celebrates 40 years serving up curries

Halesowen News: Mohammed Hiron Miah with his staff at The Ameena.

11:11am Monday 14th April 2014

THE first Bangladeshi restaurant in Halesowen has celebrated 40 years serving up the finest curries to its loyal customers.

Portway Lifestyle Centre holding giant Easter egg hunt

Halesowen News: Oldbury Physical activity development officer Natalie Belfield gearing up for the Easter Egg hunt.

8:40am Monday 14th April 2014

EASTER weekend will be eggs-tra special as local youngsters have been invited to a giant Easter Egg hunt in Oldbury.

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

Halesowen 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

Halesowen 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

Halesowen 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

Halesowen 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.

Earls High School pupils win debating championship

Halesowen News: Debating champions: Sarah Jacobs and Aaliyah Bennett.

8:32am Friday 11th April 2014

TWO talented Earls High School pupils are celebrating after triumphing at a debating competition.

Debut track released by Halesowen music maker

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

WANNABE pop star Alex Moir, from Halesowen, is hoping his debut release will be top of the pops.

Halesowen hospital porter's beard begone charity fundraiser

Halesowen News: Surgeon Raj Patel prepares porter Steve Phillips for his close shave.

4:06pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BEARDED Steve Phillips had a close shave to raise more than £250 for Halesowen’s private hospital’s charity of the year.

BUDS holding charity bingo night at Mecca Oldbury

2:06pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell group are holding a charity bingo night at Mecca Oldbury.

Easter surprise thanks to Blackheath shoppers

2:02pm Thursday 10th April 2014

GENEROUS shoppers at Sainsbury’s Blackheath store are being asked to donate Easter eggs which will begiven to the Salvation Army on Good Friday to distribute to disadvantaged children.

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.

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