Halesowen Elvis impersonator preparing for Kidderminster show

Halesowen News: Jailhouse Rock - Mark Summers

2:53pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HALESOWEN Elvis Presley impersonator Mark Summers is set to leave Kidderminster all shook up this weekend.

Families offered free travel advice as an enticement to give up cars

6:08am Thursday 24th April 2014

HUNDREDS of families living in Cradley Heath and Blackheath are being offered free expert travel advice to get them to swap their cars for alternative transport.

MEP visiting Halesowen to give speech to Rotarians

4:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EUROPEAN MP Nikki Sinclaire is visiting Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club next week.

Popular WBA steward suffered massive brain injuries after being run over in Oldbury

Halesowen News: Popular: WBA steward Mick Hodgetts.

4:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR West Bromwich Albion steward was killed after stepping into the Wolverhampton New Road and giving the driver who ran him over just 0.8 seconds to avoid him.

Lenny on hand to officially launch the new archives centre in Dudley

Halesowen News: Lenny Henry with the official Black Country flag celebrating the official opening of the Dudley Archives centre

2:31pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DUDLEY’S new archive building got the seal of approval from the borough’s latest freeman – celebrity Lenny Henry.

Halesowen pensioners group hoping to increase membership

1:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Halesowen branch of the West Midlands Pensioners Convention is hoping to increase its membership.

Craft fair being held at Endowed Hall, Rowley village

12:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CRAFT exhibition is being held at Rowley village's Endowed Mission Hall next week.

Spend a May day walking around the Leasowes

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Residents can enjoy the great outdoors this May with a range of walks on offer as part of the Green Spaces for Health scheme.

Black Country band plan acoustic set with a difference to launch new single

Halesowen News: Of Kings and Captains - l-r - Dean Greatbach, Josh Lomas, Luke Wassell and Keiran Lock.

5:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BLACK Country band Of Kings and Captains will be playing an acoustic set with a difference to launch their new single.

Delays expected due to manhole collapsing near Burnt Tree island

3:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A COLLAPSED manhole is expected to cause significant traffic disruption near Burnt Tree this evening.

Before the courts

Halesowen News: Court Report - January 16, 2014

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between April 14-17:

Halesowen MP calling for new mental health scheme to be rolled out across UK

2:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN ALARMING rise in the number of people with mental health issues being treated like criminals instead of patients has led to Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris demand for more co-operation between the NHS, the police and ambulance services.

Seething Oldbury man demands ex-girlfriend cut her tattooed name from his arm

11:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN EMBITTERED ex-boyfriend from Oldbury took a razor blade to his former partner's workplace to demand she cut the tattoo of her name off his arm.

Tickets to see UKIP leader Nigel Farage in Dudley now sold out

Halesowen News: Nigel Farage

10:34am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TICKETS to see UKIP party leader Nigel Farage MEP when he stops off in Dudley have now sold out.

Coombeswood Canal Trust help rid Halesowen canal of debris

8:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Coombeswood Canal Trust has been toiling throughout April to clean the Dudley number two canal of debris and rubbish.

Borough residents urged to share wartime memories

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

BOROUGH residents with wartime memories and photographs are urged to come forward and help commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

Cradley Library reaches 75 years milestone

Halesowen News: The Friends of Cradley Library celebrate its 75th birthday

10:14am Monday 21st April 2014

BOOK-WORMS celebrated a new chapter in Cradley Library's history as they marked its 75th anniversary.

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.

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