Sing the Songs from the Shows in Blackheath

12:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

UNFORGETTABLE songs from the golden age of theatre are being performed in Blackheath this month.

Flower demo in Halesowen

11:57am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FLOWER demonstration on the theme Allsorts will be given by expert Robin Cobb, from Derby, at the next meeting of Halesowen Flower Club on Thursday7 September 11 at the library’s Shenstone Theatre, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4.50 and visitors are welcome.

Volunteers sought for hay raking at the Leasowes

11:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help maintain and improve the wildflower meadowes at The Leasowes.

Flower power boost by Halesowen pubs

Halesowen News:

11:19am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TWO Halesowen pubs joined forces to boost a project helping people with learning disabilities.

Stourbridge author's best-selling story set to hit the big screen

Halesowen News: Before I Go To Sleep poster

5:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOLLYWOOD'S take on the bestselling debut novel by Stourbridge author SJ Watson is finally set to hit the big screen this week.

Halesowen Age UK urges cluttered homeowners to embrace feng shui and donate items

Halesowen News: Top delivery: Marketing manager for Handicare Sharron Cutler, Age UK manager Karen Tolley and Handicare stairlift engineer Steve Hughes.

4:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOMEOWNERS with cluttered up houses are being urged to do some feng shui and donate unwanted goods to a Halesowen charity shop.

German supermarket giant Aldi announce new store in Oldbury

Halesowen News: The site of the new Aldi superstore in Oldbury.

11:54am Monday 1st September 2014

DISCOUNT food superstore Aldi has announced it is opening a new store in Oldbury creating 40 new jobs.

Halesowen church being transformed for flower festival

8:23am Monday 1st September 2014

IT will be blooming marvellous at a Halesowen church this weekend when it holds its annual flower festival.

Borough workers urged to get on their bikes

Halesowen News: The Cervelo R5 bicycle

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

MOTORISTS across the borough are being asked to ditch their cars for Cycle to Work Day on Thursday (September 4).

Dudley South MP Chris Kelly to stand down at next election

Halesowen News: Chris Kelly MP

10:12pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DUDLEY South MP Chris Kelly has today announced he will stand down after one term in Parliament.

Black Country snappers invited to enter national competition

Halesowen News: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

KEEN Black Country photographers need to get snappy as there is just one month left to put themselves forward for a prestigious national photography award.

House developer offering part exchange deal for Black Country site

Halesowen News: WHAT'S OCCURIN': Gavin and Stacey house up for sale (8661338)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Barratt Homes are offering a part exchange deal to homeowners in a bid to improve sales at its new Halesowen site.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sees reduction in number of complaints

Halesowen News:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE number of complaints received by West Midlands Ambulance Service has reduced by more than 11 per cent.

Back Country organ club celebtrates 15th anniversary

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACKHEATH Organ and Keyboard Society is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Running events bring in £7,000 for borough's heart charity

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SUMMER running events have pulled in around £7,000 for Dudley's Action Heart charity.

Prolific armed robbers who went on Black Country crime spree jailed

Halesowen News:

11:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

Two members of a gang who carried out a four month crime spree across the Black Country were jailed for a total of 22 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday (Friday).

Grants up for grabs for Halesowen and Sandwell firms

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BUSINESSES in Halesowen and Sandwell could be eligible for grants of up to £16,000 to support their growth.

Cradley Heath man remanded for bail and over knife charge

12:43pm Friday 29th August 2014

A 33-year-old Cradley Heath man has been remanded on bail for trial after he denied being in possession of a machete in Swan Street, Netherton.

Serial thief vows to change his ways after becoming a dad

Halesowen News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIAL Netherton thief has vowed to change his ways and stay on the straight and narrow after the birth of his baby.

Councillor hits back over claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival to boost his political campaign

Halesowen News:

10:16am Friday 29th August 2014

DUDLEY’S deputy leader has defended claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival for political gain.

Serial shoplifter caught on camera at Rowley store

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

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIAL thief was caught shoplifting at the same Rowley Regis store twice within a fortnight, a court heard.

Officials counting the cost after police election

Halesowen News: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

4:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

OFFICIALS have been counting the cost following the election of new West Midlands Police and Crime Commisioner David Jamieson.

Last chance to win with sporting deal at borough leisure centres

Halesowen News: People on treadmills in gym (5407295)

2:49pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE are only a few days left to take advantage of a Commonwealth Games-inspired gym offer at the borough's leisure centres.

Halesowen cyclist sets off for record-breaking lap of the world

Halesowen News:

5:49pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ROUND the world challenger Sam Greatrex set off from his Halesowen home on the first leg of his mammoth journey with his two best friends by his side today.

Camera car revs up to catch troublesome motorists around Sandwell schools

Halesowen News:

12:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW camera car is taking to the streets of Sandwell to help tackle illegal parking and improve road safety, especially outside schools and on school routes.

Oldbury loo gone for a song

10:56am Thursday 28th August 2014

A DERELICT public toilet block in Oldbury was one of three sold by Sandwell Council for £105,000 below its own valuation without being put on the market, it has emerged.

Water company withdraws ffood alleviation plans after protests from Halesowen residents

10:55am Thursday 28th August 2014

PLANS to install underground rainwater storage tanks in a Halesowen field forming part of the Grade 1 listed Leasowes Park have been withdrawn following strong opposition from nearby residents.

Endurance trek by Halesowen pensioner

Halesowen News:

1:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A 75-year-old Halesowen pensioner completed a 190-mile coast to coast walk despite suffering from cataracts and glaucoma and twisting his ankle twice.

Halesowen's Great Black Country Run on course to be the biggest yet

Halesowen News: Long running success: Last year's Black Country Run

12:11pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIS year's Black Country Road Run in Halesowen is on course to be the biggest yet.

Netherton man charged with Cradley Heath bus assault

Halesowen News:

11:09am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NETHERTON man has been charged with sexual assault on a bus in Cradley Heath.

Hundreds in memorial bike ride for Colley Gate cancer victim

12:29pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

MORE than 300 bikers are expected to take part in a memorial ride out from Halesowen on Sunday in honour of a Colley Gate cancer victim.

Halesowen Scouts picked for world jamboree

Halesowen News:

10:35am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TEN Halesowen Scouts and two leaders are looking forward to a trip of a lifetime after being selected to attend an international jamboree in Japan.

Concern as Dudley Council house rent arrears top £1.4million

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOROUGH bosses have vowed to help vulnerable people after it was revealed that cash-strapped Dudley council house tenants owe more than £1.4million in unpaid rent.

Decision on Halesowen mosque extension appeal due next month

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DECISION on whether Halesowen Muslims will appeal against the rejection of plans to add two 21ft minarets and a central dome to a former Methodist church is expected next month.

Halesowen decorating store holding three month competition

2:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PAINTERS and decorators can pop into the Dulux Decorator Centre between September and November for hints and tips on their trade.

Contracts exchanged in Leasowes walled garden sale

Halesowen News: Leasowes walled garden set to return to former glory

3:25pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CONTRACTS have been exchanged in the sale of the Leasowes historic walled garden to the Hales Owen Abbey Trust.

Garden makeover boost for blind Rowley Regis girl

Halesowen News:

2:23pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAKEOVER of a Rowley Regis garden is set to transform the life a blind youngster who can play out at home for the first time.

New arts competition being held in Rowley

1:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ARTISTS are being urged to be inspired by Rowley and enter an art competition.

Halesowen yob spits in police car and threatens police after abusing ex-partner

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A YOB from Halesowen who left police with a £120 clean up bill when he spat in one of their vehicles after threatening to "smash" one officer in the face has avoided jail.

Rowley Regis Golf Club celebrating 10th anniversary with free golf offer

11:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ROWLEY Regis Golf Club is celebrating its 10th anniversary next week.

Halesowen writer scoops first poetry win

Halesowen News:

12:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A POEM penned by Halesowen writer Joan Blundell reflecting simple but precious childhood memories has earned her first place in a national competition.

Properties across the borough available to rent through Dudley Council

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

PEOPLE looking to rent properties with two or more bedrooms are being urged to get in touch with Dudley Council’s housing services.

St John Ambulance to equip people in Halesowen with lifesaving skills

Halesowen News:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

PEOPLE in Halesowen are being given the chance to equip themselves with lifesaving skills.

Dog walk in aid of Mary Stevens Hospice

Halesowen News: Dogs take part in the RSPCA dog walk in York

5:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DOG owners are being encouraged to enjoy a stroll with their four-legged friend while raising money for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Bill Oddie to open exhibit at Dudley Zoo

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

CONSERVATIONIST and TV presenter, Bill Oddie will visit Dudley Zoo tomorrow (Monday) to open the £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit.

Family fun day in Brierley Hill

Halesowen News:

9:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

FAMILIES can enjoy a day of fun in Brierley Hill today (Sunday) while raising money for two good causes.

Age UK Dudley to host free activity taster sessions

Halesowen News: Local table tennis

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

DUDLEY’S over 50s can take advantage of free dance class, test their table tennis skills and embrace their creative side at an event organised by Age UK.

Borough barbecue fans urged to follow safety tips

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

DUDLEY Council environmental health officers are encouraging people to have a sizzling but safe barbecue this bank holiday weekend.

Black Country Museum looking for families to share wartime stories

Halesowen News: Rebecca Timmins and Dougie Hutton dressed in their 1940s outfits walking down the street at the 1940s weekend at The Black Country Museum. 301420AM

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

BLACK Country Living Museum's First World War summer centenary commemorations will culminate in a day of theatre, storytelling and music next weekend.

Accountants announce new Cradley office

7:26am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ACCOUNTANTS Lloyd Evans has announced it is opening a new office at Cradley Enterprise Centre.

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